THE NEW SINS – AN AWAKENING
An extract from preparation for High Holy-Days
“The Fountain of Now”
על חטאים שבין אדם לבין המקום
On the sins between Man & God
- FORGETTING TO CELEBRATE LIFE
New Approach: Focusing on Joy, Gratitude, Hope, daily Miracles
Question to Ask Yourself: Am I remembering to look at life with joy on a daily basis?
- GIVING TOO MUCH ATTENTION – THE MOST SACRED SUBSTANCE IN US – TO THE LOWER Allowing the cheaper, the convenient, the ordinary, the habitual, the unconscious to steal us from ourselves.
New Approach: Devoting time to what nourishes us.
Question to Ask Yourself: Am I spending enough time on what nourishes my spirit?
- UNWILLINGNESS TO FORGIVE OURSELVES- how can God forgive us if we do not.
New Approach: Loving and accepting ourselves ; Kabalat Atzmi as a start.
Question to Ask Yourself: Can I look at my mistakes as merely “missing the mark”, and
accept that this is part of the way we learn, grow and move on?
- FEAR OF REALIZING AND FULFILLING OUR GIFTS AND FULL POTENTIAL
New Approach: Awareness of our gifts and potential and realizing they are to help us
fulfill the mission of our souls
Question to Ask Yourself: How am I holding myself back, and hiding my light?
- COMPARING OURSELVES TO OTHERS
New Approach: Realizing we are unique, with our own unique mission. Question to Ask Yourself: Can I compare myself to where I want to be in fulfilling my own mission and goals?
- FOCUSING ON GETTING RECOGNITION AND ENERGY FROM OTHERS
New Approach: Going to our souls, where we can receive it freely and directly, rather than relying on those who “know better.”
Question to Ask Yourself: Am I spending quiet time listening to my soul as to what I should do and be?
- UNWILLINGNESS TO EXPERIENCE THE DIVINE
New Approach: Talking to God, listening to the Silence, being longer with “not knowing”
Question to Ask Yourself: Am I sitting 10 minutes a day? Beginning and ending the day talking to God?
- WORSHIPPING FALSE IMAGES
Such as fame, success, wealth, power
New Approach: Focusing on what serves the mission of our souls
Question to Ask Yourself: What am I doing to fulfill the mission of my soul?
- WANTING TO BE PERFECT, the A+ Person
New Approach: Realizing we are just as we’re supposed to be, in God’s perfect image
Question to Ask Ourselves: Can I let imperfection be a part of me?
- NEEDING TO CONTROL EVERYTHING
Fixating on certain outcomes, discounting the process.
New Approach: The best outcome is our Soul’s idea, not our ego’s. Question to Ask Ourselves: Can I release control and let things unfold, leaving something for God?
- RELUCTANCE TO ASK FOR HELP
New Approach: Realizing we are not alone; we’re all connected; we can turn to God and others.
Question to Ask Ourselves: When I’m stuck, do I suffer alone? Am I too proud to ask for help?
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