Tag Archives: Self-Awareness

The 13 Attributes Of Mercy-BreslovCampus Video Class

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This BreslovCampus.org video class on our spiritual anatomy offers a practical, hands-on approach to elevating our interpersonal relationships and inner-emotional lives based on the wisdom of Chassidus.

We discuss four of the Kabbalistic sefiros from a psycho-spiritual perspective and talk about the importance of rectifying our own free will, as well as finding alignment with Hashem’s Will. Rabbi Moshe Cordovero explains that by emulating and applying the 13 Attributes of Mercy to our own personal lives, we bringing healing to our soul, and insight into past, present and future.

The main text this course is based on is Anatomy of the Soul by Chaim Kramer, published by the Breslov Research Institute. This class is for women only.

THE HEALING DANCE OF BODY AND SOUL, PART II – Class 2 from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo.

Three Stages Of Achieving Your Tikkun

img_3785There are three different stages in drawing closer to the Tzaddikim. By working through each stage it is possible to achieve the perfect tikkun.  —Advice (Likutey Eitzos, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov)

To achieve your Tikkun it is beneficial to draw closer to the Tzaddikim. How do you know if you’re on the right path? Continue reading Three Stages Of Achieving Your Tikkun

The Ups & Downs Of Spiritual Growth

nanaWorking on your spirituality? When you start, it can feel like you’re zooming to the top.

Sure, you know you still hang onto old stuff too, but that old stuff, both inner and outer, is sloughing off little by little.

How does it work?

Let’s say you’re sweetening your spiritual efforts by Continue reading The Ups & Downs Of Spiritual Growth

Take Three: Do You Have An Identity Crisis?

Change Your Thoughts–Change Your Life. Really.

Fairytale Forest - SunburstYikes. I forgot to press “record” for the mini phone-workshop on “Healing Your Emotions with the Teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov” last night. So, I’m posting a few notes from the discussion:

Hashem wants our hearts. Our hearts are the seat of our feelings, our minds are the home of our thoughts.

Most people feel that their thoughts and/or feelings just “happen.” They do not realize that they can decide what to think and by doing so, transform negative feelings to positive feelings.

Our thoughts precede our feelings, not the other way around. Sometimes it may seem like we just suddenly feel something, whether positive or negative, but because the process happens so quickly, we don’t realize that the thought comes first.

In order to change our emotional reality, we must first  Continue reading Change Your Thoughts–Change Your Life. Really.

Rebbe Nachman Shows Us How To Get Close To God

free_israel_photos_places_nekarot_stars_640…You must strive for awareness of the Creator so much so that your heart is filled with incredible awe-fear of the Greatness of God and that you are aroused to serve Him with true devotion because you have some knowledge and appreciation of how Exalted He is.

The way to achieve this true devotion and appreciation is through prayerful meditation and reflection: taking stock of yourself, evaluating yourself, and weighing each of your actions. This is the path to reach the “light that is a treasure for the righteous.”  — Likutey Eitzos (Advice); (free translation)

Why does Rebbe Nachman of Breslov teach us that we need to evaluate ourselves in order to appreciate Hashem’s (God’s) greatness and come closer to His Treasury of Light for the Righteous?  Continue reading Rebbe Nachman Shows Us How To Get Close To God

The Power Of Your Thoughts

Moshe Singing a NiggunGuard your thoughts carefully, for thought can literally create a living thing.

The higher the faculty, the farther it can reach.

You can kick something with your foot, Continue reading The Power Of Your Thoughts