Written by Shifra Hendrie

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Most of us don’t wake up inrepparttar morning in awe of our own potential, in touch with our Divine purpose, filled withrepparttar 147613 joy of life, ready to create. More often we wake up all-too-conscious of our limitations, our disappointments, our frustrations, our unfulfilled needs, andrepparttar 147614 burdensome problems we need to solve. No wonder so many of us are worn out before we even get out of bed.


You might have read a cute little children’s book called “Harold andrepparttar 147615 Purple Crayon”. In this book, Harold, a baby, draws things with his purple crayon on his bedroom walls. He draws things like castles, mountains, roads and tigers. The interesting part is that then Harold climbsrepparttar 147616 mountains, runs downrepparttar 147617 roads, exploresrepparttar 147618 castles and runs away fromrepparttar 147619 tigers. Sometimes he gets so far intorepparttar 147620 picture that he can’t figure out how to get home again – but then, he just takes his purple crayon and drawsrepparttar 147621 road back.

Harold is always creating something from nothing.


Your life, your present and future, is actually an ayin – nothing. Yes, as a soul in a specific physical body, there are some limits to what you can create.

But you have no idea what they are.

- - Do you want to experience unconditional love? How would you behave if you were committed to love others unconditionally, especially those people who long for your love? Your parents. Your children. Your spouse. Your friends. What if you noticed, accepted and appreciatedrepparttar 147622 way they love you – even if it doesn’t yet look exactlyrepparttar 147623 way you want it to look?

What might happen today if you behaved that way? What if you stayed committed to that experience over time – what might happen to your most intimate relationships, your family, your community, your world? Don’t shortchange yourself by skipping over this question. Really think about it.

- - Do you want to experience your power to live as a creator rather than a victim in your life? How would you behave if you refused to let your fears and past failures put any limits on what you do right now?

What would you do that you’ve been putting off? What else? What might you actually create or achieve over time if you do those things? And perhaps even more important, what would life be like for you right now if you choose to be a person who isn’t stopped by fear?

Do you want to be more intimately in touch with your Creator and your Divine purpose? How would you behave if you were a person committed to seeing G-d’s intimate, infinite and loving presence in all aspects of your life? What if every action you take was based onrepparttar 147624 assumption that nothing is wrong – because G-d is intentionally, creating your world right now on behalf of your ultimate purpose and fulfillment?

What might your life be like – today – if you behaved that way? How about your relationships? Your energy? Your happiness? Your peace of mind?


Like a farmer who tills his field, plants seeds, waters and tends them, sometimes it can take time to seerepparttar 147625 results of your efforts. But if you are willing to create something from nothing, you don’t have to twiddle your thumbs while you wait for things to grow. The very decision to be a creator in your own life brings with it some powerful, intrinsic rewards; rewards like joy, fulfillment - and miracles.

© Shifra Hendrie, Kabbalah of Transformation /

*Sincerepparttar 147626 Torah forbidsrepparttar 147627 erasing of G-d’s name, it’s customary to avoid writing it out in full.

Shifra Hendrie is a professional life coach who works with spiritually-minded people to create breakthrough results in their lives, businesses and relationships. She uses a unique combination of profound spiritual wisdom and cutting edge coaching techniques. TO DOWNLOAD SHIFRA’S FASCINATING NEW BOOK, “Seven Kabbalah Secrets that Can Change Your Life”, free for a limited time only, go to

KABBALAH OF LOVE II: The Secret Power of Ego

Written by Shifra Hendrie

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Like a balloon inflating with hot air, I got ready to blow up at him.

But then something happened. In a moment of unusual lucidity, I sawrepparttar future before my eyes. This is what it looked like:

First, I’d blow up. I’d express some righteous indignation (in a loud voice). I’d persist until my husband (generally a pretty nice, easy-going guy) admitted that his behavior had been rude and inconsiderate. Then, once my anger was properly validated, I’d forgive him and we could be friends again – but only after I’d temporarily diminished his ego and inflated my own.

In that one lucid moment I realized that I could simply skiprepparttar 147612 whole thing and go straight to being authentic and close. I saw a new possibility –repparttar 147613 possibility of refusing to be a slave to my own ego. To choose from a deeper, calmer, more authentic part of myself.

I was overwhelmed with a sense of how massively stupid, predictable, automatic and ridiculous this whole pattern actually is.

What part of me saw that new possibility? The part that peeked out throughrepparttar 147614 surface of my ego – a little piece of my core.


The world was created in three basic stages.

In Stage One, G-d’s* Infinite all-pervasive essential light was shining without limit, filling all space. There was no place devoid of it, and therefore nothing could exist aside from it. This isrepparttar 147615 stage of Infinity.

In Stage Two, G-d concealed His Infinite light in order to create an apparently ‘empty space’ in which other things (i.e.,repparttar 147616 universe, us) could exist. This concealment ofrepparttar 147617 truth is Stage Two. This isrepparttar 147618 stage ofrepparttar 147619 finite, where it became possible for myriad creatures and myriad perspectives, each with its own limited boundaries and parameters, to exist.

Stage Three isrepparttar 147620 merging of infinite and finite. It involvesrepparttar 147621 transformation ofrepparttar 147622 finite inhabitants ofrepparttar 147623 universe. They must move from a state of being which conceals their infinite Divine Source to one which expresses and reveals it.

Like a game of hide and seek, G-d conceals Himself in our finite world and waits for us to find Him. Through this process He can endow us withrepparttar 147624 greatest gift there is – to exist as finite individuals and yet experience a truly intimate relationship with our Creator.

Your ego is central to this process.

Like everything inrepparttar 147625 physical world, your ego hidesrepparttar 147626 light of your essence. It is what allows you exist as a separate individual. By blocking out your intrinsic connection to G-d, your true nature and purpose, andrepparttar 147627 essential oneness ofrepparttar 147628 universe, your ego allows you to function as an individual. It allows you to have a personal perspective and a personal experience of life. Without it you’d be simply a part ofrepparttar 147629 whole.

But this is onlyrepparttar 147630 beginningrepparttar 147631 process. The ultimate goal is that through your ego - your role as a limited individual with a limited perspective, you will find your way back home.


We have enteredrepparttar 147632 Era of Transformation. This means that you can train your ego-based identity to recognize and align itself withrepparttar 147633 voice of your authentic self. The ego doesn’t have to be defended or suppressed – it can be transformed. Your ego can be used on behalf ofrepparttar 147634 purpose for which it was created inrepparttar 147635 first place – to allow you to enhance your relationship with your Creator, expressrepparttar 147636 potential of your essence, and fulfill your purpose here on earth.

Your defensive ego-based reactions will probably not go away for now. But instead of being a slave to them, you can use them asrepparttar 147637 impetus to connect to these deeper parts of you. The moment you choose to observe yourself rather than react, to question your own defensive instincts, to genuinely see another person’s point of view, to admit where you may be wrong, to connect with something higher, to be generous with your time, money or resources when you don’t have to, you have made your ego your ally.

In fact, whenever you choose use your body, your mind, your time, your relationships or your possessions to fulfill your authentic purpose - to do something intrinsically good or G-dly - those things, for that moment, are Holy. They have been used on behalf ofrepparttar 147638 purpose of Creation. You have created a bit of light through whichrepparttar 147639 world’s darkness and concealment will be transformed.

*Sincerepparttar 147640 Torah forbidsrepparttar 147641 erasing of G-d’s name, it’s customary to avoid writing it out in full. © Shifra Hendrie, Kabbalah of Transformation /

Shifra Hendrie is a professional life coach who works with spiritually-minded people to create breakthrough results in their lives, businesses and relationships. She uses a unique combination of profound spiritual wisdom and cutting edge coaching techniques.

TO DOWNLOAD SHIFRA’S FASCINATING NEW BOOK, “Seven Kabbalah Secrets that Can Change Your Life”, free for a limited time only, go to

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