What Really Is Kabbalah?
There is a lot of misconceptions about Kabbalah out there. You may have heard that Kabbalah is a religion or way of life. The answer is that it is neither. Kabbalah is simply an interpretation of the Torah or Jewish holy books of Judaism through a spiritual lens. It also involves looking at the writings of the holy books of Judaism such as the Torah through a mystical point of view as well. It is not just a historic, personal or fundamentalist interpretation of the Torah but a spiritual and mystical interpretation that attempts to explain some of the wonders of the universe.
Some Basic Elements Of Kabbalah
Kabbalah teaches us that we are all interconnected. Our actions and our thoughts directly influence others whether we realize their impact or choose to acknowledge this or not. We are all bound by a divine light or energy that is found in all living beings.
Another point of Kabbalah is that what you put into the universe is what you will get back. There is a belief that is very similar to Karma in kabbalah. If you do good things to people, then good things will flow back to you.
One of the core beliefs of Kabbalah is that all humans have a soul. The Kabbalah view of a soul is different then image of the soul we are used to. There are several stages of soul according to Kabbalah such as the Nefesh Behamit which is the lower order soul which experiences physical pleasures. The other part of the soul is the Nefesh Elokit which is known as the higher order self. It involves the mind and emotions.
How Can You Better Understand And Apply Kabbalah To Your Life?
There are many books and manuscripts about Kabbalah out there. Where do you start off learning about this mystical wisdom? A good way to start off is by enrolling in a class at the Kabbalah Centre.
The Kabbalah Centre was founded in 1984 by Rabbi Philip Berg. Having studied Kabbalah for many years, Rabbi Berg wanted to make the knowledge of Kabbalah available to every single person and not just scholars studying Judaism. The Kabbalah Centre offers both online classes taught by staff who have studied the Kabbalah and are authorities on it.
You can check out the Kabbalah Centre website for more information and to find out if there is a Kabbalah Centre near you. Kabbalah Centre also published books on the subject of Kabbalah which can be used to help you understand Kabbalah and apply it to your daily life.