Flowers at the side of the road. I had to stop and look....

Flowers at the side of the road. I had to stop and look....

At Kabbalah class tonight, Rabbi was talking about energy, and our portion, and how the smallest energy can have such a huge impact. Our smallest action can change the world. So pay attention to the small things....

My kids laugh when we are driving somewhere and I react with amazement at the colours of a wonderful cloud or the beautiful tulips that have bloomed along the road. But I realize I am amazed at the power in seemingly small things. And my son and daughter aren't laughing because they think I'm silly, they laugh because somewhere inside they know my response to the wonder of it all is entirely appropriate, just unusual.  But they recognize joy.

And then, my Rabbi explained how there are times when just before a great action we need to step back first in order to come at it with greater energy. Like stepping back to kick a ball. The stepping back can feel like things have been taken away, when in fact the stepping back is part of moving forward.

It reminded me of this song of Leonard Cohen, it has always been indicative of my relationship with G-d, and tonight the Rabbi's thought...connected with Leonard's...connected with G-d's...connected with mine. Everything is One....

"I swept the marble chambers,

But you sent me down below.

You kept me from believing

Until you let me know:

That I am not the one who loves

It's love that seizes me..."

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