SO HOW DO WE SHIFT TO GEULA CONSCIOUSNESS? The most important aspect is shifting your perspective to seeing the world through this different lens, the lens of the Geula. In a simple comparison, have you ever traveled to another country and watched its local TV news. All of the sudden what you probably realized is that the news seemed different, as it was from a different perspective, and that your local TV news at home was also from just another perspective. But what if you could get above it all and see it from G-d’s true perspective – to see what was really going on. This is the perspective of Guela Consciousness, and while of course we can never fully understand Hashem’s – The “usable” Hebrew name for G-d, as most names used are too holy to pronounce - perspective, we are given a lot of glimpses of the Geula from our sages over time. For example, we know that the Geula includes bringing the Jews back to Israel, so by seeing things through this lens, we can now understand that the Argentinean Financial crisis, the shifting of South Africa, Anti-Semitism in France and elsewhere in Europe and financial troubles in the US have all caused a bursting of the mental bubble of living in the rich Western world and have caused significant aliya – or immigration into Israel of many talented individuals.
And on a more challenging level, we can see what is happening with Israel and the Middle East as direct from the “playbook” of some of the prophets about the end of days. But unlike the prophetic versions, we are actually in a version of the Geula called D’ita Acheshena – which effectively means it is a much toned down, much sweeter version of the Geula and that our actions – Mitzvahs, Torah learning, and other actions to bring in Divine light are sweetening the Geula process every day.
In fact – and this is being elaborated in another article to come put shortly, called Why The World is So Crazy - the more Divine light we bring in the world, the sweeter will be the Geula process, but since the “side of evil” does not have the vessels to hold this Divine light, they will act crazier and crazier and apparently more dangerous. Sound like what is going on in the current Middle East? So here is the essence: “The moreapparently dangerous and crazy things appear to be, the actually safer we are and the sweeter we are bringing the Geula. “ The emphasis is on apparent, since it is not a real threat. In the current Gaza war, literally thousands of missiles have been sent with almost no hits. As Jews, even one injury or G-d forbid death, is a major tragedy, and we are not minimizing any of the pain, but let’s not ignore the miraculous situation. Elsewhere in the region, a conflict means tens of thousands slaughtered in barbaric ways. But not in Israel. And the same miraculous situation happened in 1948, 1967, 1973 and during the Gulf War when not one of the scud missles hit anything. To ignore that Hashem is moving the missiles is foolishness that is even against logic.
So, by switching our view to one of Geula Consciousness, that everything is happening for a reason, that apparent bad is good, that our positive actions – Torah, Mitzvah, kindness to others, achdut (unity), ect. – are all bringing more Divine light to the world, which in turn is sweetening the Geula, is the mental space where we all need to be — and this is turn will absolutely sweeten not only the 3 Weeks but your entire life moving forward.
Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem
Chaim David Targan