Rabbi Mohe Weinberger’ shiur entitled Rosh Hashana Our Marching Orders (from YUTorah) is a must listen
Rabbanit K. Sarah Cohen’s shiur entitled Rosh Hashana and the End of Days (from Torahanytime) is also a must listen
The process of healing and growing closer to Hashem is one of removing our false beliefs that we have in a pattern trusted and relied on.
Emunah is the muscle power that we need in order to hold our awareness in a place above our learned cause and effect wisdom to see that there is a bigger game.
That bigger game is how we are given an opportunity to participate in the real cause and effect of everything, by creating an influence using our free will and the creative power of speech through tefilla. Hashem lets us feel as though we are at bat even though He is doing everything. Once we realize that He will bring about His Will, we are empowered to see how we can schleppe chiyus from our false beliefs and entrenched habits that have me as the center and send our chiyus up the line to serve that expanded Truth, to participate in total love and mercy, through utilizing our physical existence and everything we know of this world cause and effect to move forward in learning, mitzvohs, and middos. In so choosing, we pray for His Help, with a sincere heart, and somehow we become part of the organic oneness of the universe because that is what the 613 mitzvohs and Torah learning given to mankind are meant to do, to repair through mercy the subjectivity and strict judgmentalism from a world of chaos in order to create a utopia.
The playing field is our heart.
Chasima v’kisima tova
These translations on the derech of Rabbi Usher Freund give us tremendous insight into our lives and our relationship with Hashem and how to serve Him.
Find the series here http://beyondanydoubts.com/2016/05/05/the-derech-of-rabbi-usher-freund-readings/
As soon as I feel like I want to cry
I stop and realize I have gone awry
As soon as I feel there is something amiss
I stop and cry out for a Heavenly Kiss
What is the lack that draws me to tears
What is amiss that generates my fears?
How come I experience lack and pain
In a world where there is so much strain?
I believe in a Higher cause and effect
A world where there is no lack
An existence where all is perfect.
It is of course not in time and space
But it is a world with which we can interface
Through our hearts when we steer clear
Of the silk threads of the web that draw us to tears
The threads that cry of strain and pain
That our end is only how much we gain.
When our hearts are sensitive to the threads
That want to trap us in hopeless “me” dread
We choose out of the cause and effect we know
And realize it is only this world below
Designed to give us real free will
To pray and yearn to bring our life force uphill.
The effort we mobilize to so steer clear
Here in the place where life is dear
Becomes our identity for eternity
Rising above the pulls of modernity
To Hashem we cling
So that our hearts can sing
Thank you every day
For the chance to shine a ray
Of the light of Your Compassion
Into this world of action
And with You from Your Place
That Your light be seen on our face
That we are unified with You
The One and Only Who is True
Hashem Yimloch Leolam Voed
|In the worlds before this world, Hashem creates worlds of strict justice, where there is judgment and consequence for not following the Torah. Instant consequence. The beings could not contain any understanding escept for themselves . Therefore there was clash and ultimate destruction. The life force of these beings fell into this world of repair. This is a world where there is mercy|
|The name yud k vav k, the second letter, is the creation itself. This world. It is a creation where we have free will and the ability to imagine, meaning that we can imagine that we are in control and not Hashem. When we feel we are in control, and Hashem does lend us use of His Power to do our functioning and service, our sense of self thickens and can become our primary focus. At that point, we are overly involved with our efforts and mistakenly think that our successes and failures are in our own hand, by our own power.Our bina, which is female energy to have a relationship with Hashem through consciousness yet without any power. The male energy is of course the pure chochma of Hashem, He is the giver who gives us this the amazing gift of life. This is the misdirection that our imagination can take us if we do not, on a constant basis glue our imagination to remembering Hashem’ Name, especially the 13 attributes of mercy. This mis-direction is the topic of our daily verbal introspection and our cheshbon hanefesh, the focus of our work on aligning our middos from the natural realm to match Hashem’s middo harachamim.|
|The purpose of Hashem creating an imperfect being designed to correct itself through aligning with Hashem is so that in that effort, we stir mercy into the elements of the world which contain the strict judgments that fell into this world for repair.
So we have the raw material, judgmentalism, built into our subconscious, and we have the emunah, inherited from Avraham and Yitzchok at the akeida,. We are given free will and the wisdom from the Torah to activate that emunah in order to provide an expanded awareness for our life purpose. With our emunah and free will, we can transform the vitalizing judgmentalism that fell into this world and into our subconscious and tell Hashem that we wish to open up and send its compelling vitality to become absorbed once again in the expanded compassion of Hashem. This is the repair we can do NOW, before the 25th of elul and surely before Rosh Hashana that could really change our lives.
|Doing teshuva now, in elul, before the 25th of elul on all the ways that we feel we are right and justifiable can therefore be a mitigation for what false beliefs have to fall into our world for 5777. If we pre-empt the development of judgmentalism for 5777 by doing teshuva on all the areas where we think we are in control, that we are right, that we are autonomous and independent, and instead we crown Him King while He is in the field, Hashem will hear that we are returning to the truth, that He is the Only Being, and that we wish to be absorbed in His Value, so that we can shine the emanating light that He is giving us through 13 attributes of mercy.|
|To have the muscle power to really do this teshuva, we need real emunah. We can then choose to love Hashem and have compassion on the vitality swirling in the confusion of our sense of autonomous independent existence and all its beliefs. We can turn our judgments into a cholent of shelamos, understanding others and holding space for them, while learning from all and being unified on the basis of prayer and emunah in the One Living King|