KABBALAH AND THE ART OF HEALING This Saturday -- just a few days from now -- we arrive at one of the

most powerful days of the entire year. It is the Sabbath of profound healing. In Hebrew, it is called "Pinchas". (Don't sweat it if you cannot pronounce it properly) This particular portion of the Torah radiates the Light and Energy of Healing. (Do not underestimate the power of this last statement just because 99% of the world has no clue about it.) In addition to healing, this portion also conceals the underlying cause and true origins of heart disease and all sicknesses. Even more startling, these ancient healing secrets are identical to recent insights emerging from the medical-science community. In order to uncover these extraordinary secrets, we must turn to the ultimate book of secrets -- the ancient and Holy Zohar. Here we will find the Holy Grail of medicine -- the genuine cure to all disease and human illness. Are you ready to learn the true cause of sickness? Are you ready to discover the ultimate remedy for healing and curing all disease? Wonderful. THE SECRETS OF THE ZOHAR Let's now open up the ancient Zohar and reveal some of the most compelling and penetrating insights into heart disease and all forms of sickness. Oh, by the way, sickness includes a sickness in a business, an ailment in a relationship and all emotional illnesses, such as anxiety and depression, as well. In other words, fixing our financial woes, solving our marital woes and mending our mental woes are all considered part of the healing process, according to the Zohar.

It is simply our personal karmic debts that determine whether "disease" strikes the body, the business, the bedroom or the brain. (Try telling that your local doctor, accountant, marriage counselor or psychiatrist) One last thing before we peak inside the Zohar -- keep in mind that this is only a glimpse into the depth of wisdom and power that lies deep within this Torah portion. The idea here is to show you one example of the Zohar's incredible insights so that you will begin to grasp the Power of Kabbalah and its ability to heal and transform our lives and this world. (To find out more, simply read the English Zohar, Volume 20 -- especially the sections called "Relevance of this Passage" The "Relevances" precede each Zohar section and they help explain the passage. In Pinchas, these "Relevances" are pretty mind-blowing.) HEART DISEASE AND ZOHAR Let's begins with some simple insights into Heart Disease: Consider this: Only a few short years ago, medical science had no idea that cholesterol levels were related in any way to heart disease. The year was 1959. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) published a report that said: "The role of cholesterol in heart and artery diseases has not been established. A causal relationship between blood cholesterol levels and these diseases has not been proved." It took until the 1980s for science to finally figure out that cholesterol, fat in the blood and blockages in our arteries were related to heart disease. And, it was only a few short years ago that science confirmed that there were TWO kinds of Cholesterol: The Good Cholesterol and The Bad Cholesterol. The year was 1984. In a report published by the United States Government, the National Institute of Health, entitled: "Lowering Blood Cholesterol To Prevent Heart Disease. — 1984 Dec 10-12"

...they basically stated the following: - Cholesterol is a fatty substance and there are two kinds: - LDL cholesterol is known as 'bad' cholesterol as it tends to clog blood vessels. - HDL cholesterol is called 'good' cholesterol and can actually help unclog the arteries. In the NIH report it states: "The LDL particles, when present in excess in the blood, are deposited in the tissues and form a major part of a buildup in the artery wall to form atherosclerotic plaque. Atherosclerosis narrows the channels of the coronary arteries, the vessels that furnish the major blood supply to the heart muscle." In other words, an excess of the bad cholesterol blocks our arteries thus constricting blood flow. A lack of blood flow can cause heart attacks, strokes and death. Science soon figured out that the good cholesterol can actually help prevent heart attacks because good cholesterol actually removes the bad cholesterol from the arteries. Then, just a few short years ago, science also figured out that there are two kinds of fat -- good fats and bad fats. Good fats are called omega-3 fatty acids. Now check out this quote: "The higher the omega-3 fatty acid intake, the lower the likelihood of coronary heart disease. This relationship was even stronger for coronary deaths." — Journal of the American Medical Association So, in a nutshell, we have science telling us that good fats and good cholesterol (which is also fat) can actually help reduce the risk of heart disease and that excess bad fat and bad cholesterol can block our arteries and thus cause heart disease. The ancient Zohar, when commenting upon this coming week's Torah portion said the exact same thing:

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“…in the body there are pure and impure fatty parts, clean blood without waste matter and blood contaminated with waste matter…” —Zohar Vol. 20, 40:220 According to the Zohar, heart disease, brain damage, and death will occur if our arteries contain high levels of the “impure fats”. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that "pure fats" are the good fats and good cholesterol and that the impure fats are the bad fats and bad cholesterol. Pretty amazing stuff. Here we have a two thousand year old text talking about good and bad fats, some 20 centuries before medical science arrived at the same conclusions. According to the Zohar, our negative emotions, notably anger, rage, ego, and all reactive impulses, manifest in our liver and this is the underlying cause behind heart disease and death. A remarkable insight is given by the Zohar: “From the liver and the appendage emerges the gall, which is the sword of the Angel of Death, from which come bitter drops to kill human beings.” —Zohar Vol. 20, 60:364 The Zohar says that the gall: “…overcomes the arteries of the heart and all the arteries in the limbs of the body…” —Zohar Vol. 20, 60:365 Amazingly, gall is defined by Merriam Webster’s Dictionary as both “bile” and “bitterness of spirit” or “rancor.” Did you get that?

Gall refers to a person's bitter spirit and it also means the liver's "bile". Now guess what? The liver secretes gall (bile), and its primary component is cholesterol! Heart disease occurs when bad cholesterol “overcomes” and clogs our arteries. Once again, you have an ancient manuscript telling us that cholesterol and fat, blocking the arteries, is the cause of heart disease. The Zohar also says our behavior -- bitter or kind -- determines whether our liver "offers the heart" the pure fats or the impure fats. First of all, science did not even figure out that the liver removes fat from the blood until Swiss biologist Albrecht von Haller discovered that the liver's bile helps to digest fats in the 19th century -- some 1800 years after the Zohar. On this subject, the Zohar states: “And if the liver wishes to offer fatty parts that are ritually impure to the heart, he (the liver) takes only the fat of a ritually pure fatty part.” What a powerful statement, medically speaking! The Zohar is teaching us that when we behave with egocentricity, the liver offers up more bad cholesterol to the heart. The negative forces that dwell in the liver then rob us off the pure fat, thus lowering our good cholesterol. When we resist our egocentric and reactive impulses, then the liver offers the pure fat, the good cholesterol and the pure blood to the heart, and the liver digests the bad fat and toxins from the blood. These Zohar insights are totally awesome, profound and revolutionary! SUMMARIZING IT ALL The Zohar offers dozens of more powerful passages that explain liver function, heart disease, cancer etc., but for obvious reasons, I cannot record them all in this email. I suggest you read Volume 20, of the English Zohar, called Pinchas, and you will find a wealth of medical knowledge and healing remedies. So what is the origin of all disease? Our behavior towards others.

There it is. Like it or not. It is not the foods we eat. It is not our diet. And in the end, it is not really our DNA or our genes. Those are merely the WEAPONS, used by the negative forces to inflict judgment upon us -- judgment that we aroused through our own actions of ego and intolerance. But who pulled the trigger to activate disease and to allow these foods or genes to kill us? Ourselves. In other words, the Zohar asks: Why did a soul choose a body with a specific DNA and a predisposition to disease in the first place? And why do some genes that cause disease get activated and sometimes they remain dormant? Why does one person who smokes 4 packs a day get a heart attack, but another person who smokes 5 packs a day lives to 110? Here is the Zohar's answer: An unknown assailant shoots someone in a dark alley and kills him. The final police report, which cost the tax payers a bundle, describes HOW the gun works and operates; How air pressure moves the bullet through the chamber of the gun etc. Pretty useless information, right? Why? Because the next week, the murderer strikes again, shooting and killing someone else. This time we get another police report, which costs the tax payers another fortune, that explains HOW a bullet and gun powder work.

But Kabbalah says, who cares how a gun works? Who cares about the mechanics of a bullet and gun powder? The gun is only the weapon. The bullet is merely another weapon. Instead, we want to know: WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER? WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER? WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER? Once the police the catch the actual murderer, the root cause of the killings has been terminated. The weapons cannot kill on their own. All those endless medical reports that we read about each day in our newspapers concerning the causes of heart disease miss the point entirely! Totally. Completely. They merely describe the various weapons that were used to kill us, be it our DNA or greasy pastrami sandwiches. Second, the Zohar explains that "blockages in our arteries" can also occur in other areas of our life. Ultimately, all the ills of society have one root cause. Essentially, all of our relationships in life are "arteries". Therefore, the blockage can occur in a marriage relationship. For instance, when this particular artery is blocked, love and passion can no longer flow between a husband and wife. Call it a heart attack or death in a marriage. Our various business relationships are also arteries. The money that flows to us through the deals we make or the work we do, travels through these arteries. When they are clogged, then good fortune fails to flow to us. Or if we cheat in business, the blockages might end up in our physical arteries in our body. We might prosper in business, but we pay for it with hardening of the arteries and a triple bypass. All the relationships of the world, between people, between business partners, between buyer and seller, between brother and sister, between husband and wife, between parents and children, between one nation and another, these are

all spiritual arteries that can become blocked and cause disease when humans behave with intolerance towards one another. Each time you interact with someone in your life, friend or stranger, enemy or family member, you are affecting the "arteries" in your life, and in the world. If your behavior in these relationships is governed by reactive impulse and selfinterest, it creates a "fatty deposit." If these blockages continue to grow and are left unchecked, "disease" sets in. The "disease" can then manifest as poverty, war, divorce, kids on drugs, dysfunctional family, global terrorism, or a good old fashioned heart attack! But in the end, it is our behavior that determines good health or disease. You know what? Sit down. Quiet your mind. Open your heart. Let go of all your doubts, just for a moment. Let go of all your preconceived notions about life and death, healing and medicine and all the social conditioning and pop-cultural influences that have impacted your life. Be still. Now read this carefully... It is so easy to blame food, or diet, or fate, or nature, or crooked business partners, or genes, or drunk drivers, or our enemies for our pain and suffering. It is too darn easy to focus upon the weapon and not the true culprit. This kind of approach to life absolves us from all personal responsibility. After all, who wants to look in the mirror. So, how do we cure ourselves of disease? Well, the first step is accountability. And this is, without question, the most difficult step of all to take. We must lose the victim mindset.

We must realize that it was something we did, this life or past life, which caused the sickness. Once we accept responsibility -- 100% -- then, and only then, will the tools of Kabbalah arouse the Light of the Creator so that we can be healed!!!! Now some of these powerful healing tools include: * Hearing the Torah Reading (especially this weekend) every Saturday. * Zohar meditation/scanning (especially Volume 20 and 21 called "Pinchas") * Attending the Third Meal on the Sabbath (Boosts the immune system according to the Kabbalists, in the most powerful way possible) * Kabbalah Water (nurtures and heals the cells of our body, boosts the immune system, cleanses negative blockages) * Give Charity (According to the Zohar and Talmud, charity -- when it hurts -- can save one from death. Need we say more?) Perhaps the most powerful tool to heal occurs this Saturday when the Torah portion called Pinchas, is read. Just listening to this Torah reading with an open heart and remorse for our prior misdeeds ignites the most awesome forces of healing. You want to know the truth? Can you handle it? If you think so, read this next paragraph slowly.... If we could truly see and perceive the spiritual forces and Light that is awakened during this coming weekend's Torah reading, we would all lose our free will in a second. People would be lined up for 40 blocks to get into the building to hear the Torah reading. But we cannot see it easily. We are not allowed to. We asked the Creator to hide this Light so that we could work hard and overcome our doubts in order to reveal this Light. This way we become the cause of our healing and the cause and creators of our own joy. By the way, we touched on another critical idea -- the idea of "remorse". Remorse is intimately connected to the idea of responsibility and it's a prerequisite for activating all the tools mentioned above.

Without this, the tools do not work. Put simply, the Zohar says the key to healing and activating all the tools of Kabbalah is: “a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart…” Namely, we must attend the Pinchas Sabbath and hear the Torah reading with: Repentance in our soul for the indignities we’ve shown to others; a broken heart for the disrespect and incivility we’ve inflicted upon friends and family; and deep remorse and acknowledgement of our discourteous and abusive behavior. When we drink Kabbalah Water, scan the Zohar, give charity, or attend 3rd meal on the Sabbath with a broken spirit and contrite heart, we then become clean and purified, having attained all the goodness, Light, and healing that are released through these awesome tools. And remember, each step of the way, the negative forces will be there to implant doubt and disbelief inside of you. The battle of doubt is yours to contend with. It's connected to the idea of free will. But at least, for right now, in a simple email, you have been given the most powerful insights and tools in the world to truly heal your body, your soul, your relationships and this entire world. The rest is up to you.