Most people seem to not be surprised that a Jew could turn over other Jews, and had even more such stories to tell. But I choose to look at the humane side of things: never judge someone until I have walked in their shoes. #AnneFrank
We act AS IF we desire to connect. Our efforts draw OM, and we begin to feel that we are one system. In this system, the Creator gradually reveals Himself. And we discover that we are a living organism of the Creator. We are parts of the common soul that He fulfills.
… we will discover that our state of mind is radically transformed. Fear and death threat can bring us to think in ways we did not imagine we are capable of, and evoke deeds that detached from context, we may call “cruel.”
We can virtue signal about higher morals, tout the importance of democracy, lyrically express our views of a better world, but once we ourselves experience such a radical situation and find ourselves pressured into fearing for our lives …
Even if the new information is correct, and it was indeed a Jewish woman who turned in #AnneFrank and her family, we must not judge people who are under such enormous pressure.
The immediate response in #socialmedia was critical and harsh. Most people seem to not be surprised that a Jew could turn over other Jews, and had even more such stories to tell. But I choose to look at the humane side of things: never judge someone until I’ve walked in their shoes
In the last few days, new knowledge of the identity of the person who betrayed Anne’s family to the Nazis has been revealed. A new book titled The Backyard of the Secret Annex alleges that a Dutch-Jewish collaborator Ans van Dijk reported their hiding place ….
“Who has made us #Jews different from all other people? Who has allowed us to suffer so terribly up until now? It is God who has made us as we are, but it will be God, too, who will raise us up again.” These were the words of #AnneFrank …
There’s no sense in taming #emotions. All negative emotions must be balanced with positive ones and then you’ll feel comfortable.
When positive and negative emotions work toward an exalted goal, they form an ideal complement, necessitating one another and thus we come to #perfection.
The beginning and the end
Are set for the creation.
But who shall be the first
To make it to the meeting place?
The perceived world is our rational #knowledge.
The world governing us is above our perception.
#Suffering forces us to enter into a new system of governance.
By entering it, we build it—and we call it the upper world, Creator.
This is the meaning of, “You make me.”
First, always imagine:
“Who are you receiving from?”
“What are you receiving?”
“For what purpose!”
#Spiritualwork_ML #Kabbalah #advice
From Twitter, 5/28/18