Monday, June 23, 2014

Review of Thoughts:

1. Identify with your pure neshama. Where our thoughts are =  where our neshama is.

2. Notice your thoughts: are they positive or negative?
do they make you feel connected to Hashem?


3. If not, direct your thoughts toward Hashem:



(new graphic by Reitza Sarah)


Pick the Pasuk or phrase that uplift your thoughts and repeat it over and over...

THEN

4. Slowly you will notice the negative thoughts when they arrive and know and feel that you absolutely don't want to think thoughts that put you in an unhappy place- 
 you can then cut it out of your mind
and choose the thread to sew you (your neshama) to Hashem


Looking forward to hearing feedback over the next two weeks, 
(how this is avodah is working for you)
Love, aviva rus




Sunday, June 22, 2014

Da es Atzmecha: Getting to Know Your Self

Monday at 12 ny time iy'H

All learning is in the zchus of bringing back our boys:

Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim, 
Eyal ben Iris Tesurah,
Yakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah  

Bullet Points for

Chapter 6

Purifying the thoughts

Problems of Negative Thoughts:
  1. a person may suffer from them
  2. soul may be affected through recoiling from it or getting used to it
  3. Rambam: a person exists where his thoughts are: true perspective- we are neshama=so actually where his thoughts are.
See example on bottom of page 117- Kav Hayashar

“Thinking about something negative causes a person to take his “I” and put it in an evil place” (118)

Different kinds of evil thoughts:
  1. negative thoughts about yourself
  2. bad thoughts that come from seeing outside event and makes impression on your mind
  3. thoughts that come from something you hear
  4. imagination

How to uproot a negative thought:
  1. become more self aware: know you are a neshama and evil thoughts disturb your real “I”
  2. set aside time to give free reign to thoughts:
  3. ask self if identify with the thought or not- good thoughts should be noted as positive
  4. when identify evil thought ask self if you want to be like the contents of those thoughts, if not, cut them away as with “scissors... consciously disconnect from the negative thought.”
Easier to separate self from negative feelings and actions and then from thoughts.

When you become aware of your thoughts and gradually correct them, the negative thoughts will gradually weaken.

Through avodah of improving actions, feelings, and thoughts= our will (subconscious) begins to be revealed in conscious thought.



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

BRING BACK OUR BOYS


http://matzav.com/video-bring-back-our-boys#more-103661

IT IS ALMOST A WEEK OF WAITING.

OUR BOYS REMAIN IN THE HANDS OF TERRORISTS.

WHAT HAVE WE DONE SO FAR TO BRING THEM BACK?

IS THERE SOMETHING MORE TO BE DONE?  

Here is the Tehillim that we signed up for- to be recited daily until 
Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim, Eyal ben Iris Tesurah, and Yakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah come home - 

BESUROS TOVOS.

DAY 1: TMDL
DAY 2: AH
DAY 3: SW
DAY 4: SGO
DAY 5 DG
DAY 6: CL
DAY 7: RL
DAY 8: GG
DAY 9: IYV
DAY 10: MK
DAY 11: RF
DAY 12: SL
DAY 13: MM
DAY 14: BK
DAY 15: TS
DAY 16: SD
DAY 17: AA
DAY 18: RGU
DAY 19: SGI
DAY 20: CE
DAY 21: DL
DAY 22: RGE
DAY 23: AK
DAY 24: CE
DAY 25: TG
DAY 26: BH
DAY 27: MF
DAY 28: MM (roomate)
DAY 29: MM (roomate)
DAY 30: DR

If you don't see your initals, please contact me.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tomorrow chaburah cancelled- OUR TEFILOS ARE NEEDED

INSTEAD OF OUR CALL, LET'S USE ALL THE FREE TIME WE HAVE TO DAVEN FOR OUR MISSING CHILDREN.

 Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah 
Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim and
Eyal ben Iris Teshurah








BESUROS TOVOS.

Friday, June 13, 2014

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!! GOOD SHABBOS

FOR ANYONE NOT REGISTERED IN THE MONTHLY SHIUR- STARTING IN AV THIS IS THE NEXT TOPIC IY'H.

REMINDER: CLASS ON MONDAY AT 12 NY TIME, IYH :)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

This Monday

I am sorry to say that we will be unable to have our chaburah. :((

I hope your Shavuous was phenomenal.

Shavua Tov.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014