Let There Be Light
Dear Feel Free to Prosper
For major holidays, I like to share my holiday newsletter issues on my
social media sites also...I feel that these universal messages should
Some of you who
have known me for awhile may be aware that I am Jewish by birth.
However, I've never practiced Judaism or been involved in the culture
or traditions. I do have vague childhood memories of the holidays and
respect for what I know to be
a beautiful heritage.
As an adult, I once stood on the top of Masada in Isreal, the isolated
large mesa overlooking the Dead Sea - the famous ancient fortress where
a tribe of Jews hid from the soldiers of the Roman Empire for two
years. As the soldiers reached the top of the mountain, the Jews chose
mass suicide rather than surrender. Seeing the historical ruins at the
top of this high plateau had a great impact on me. So did the military
tanks in the Golan Heights as we picked up 16-year old soldiers
hitching rides on our tour bus. What a difference it made to
witness all of this in person instead of viewing it on TV from the
comfort of our living rooms in America.
It was a poignant
scene when I stood on the spot where Christ was born in Bethlehem,
which is believed to be in a grotto in the Greek Orthodox Church of the
Nativity. They didn't allow photos to be taken inside, but the guard
liked us and allowed me to take a few.
Stories of the
Holocaust always bring tears. Not because I'm Jewish.
Because I'm human.
But in spite of the profound effect these experiences had on me, I
continued, as always, to follow an independent spiritual path instead
of a religious one. And if you have experienced my writings for awhile,
you know that one of my favorite things is to find the metaphysical
meaning in every holiday and discover its alignment to prosperity
consciousness - a core message that will apply to all people
This year, for the first time, I am addressing Hanukkah, which began
this past Friday at sundown.
Hanukkah, or Chanukah, known as the Festival of Lights,
is an eight-day Jewish holiday that commemorates the victory of the
Jews over the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE after years of being massacred
and persecuted. Hanukkah is from the Hebrew word for "dedication." The
Holy Temple in Jerusalem was desecrated in the battle and following the
revolt, there was only enough olive oil left to fuel the eternal flame
in the Temple for just one day. But miraculously, the
burned for eight days, just enough time to press and prepare fresh oil.
This miracle is
celebrated during Hanukkah by lighting a special nine-branched
candelabrum called a menorah for eight
days. Each night of the holiday, the "servant" light, called
a shamash, lights one additional candle until all
eight are lit by the final night.
So...I must now find the Universal spiritual meaning to this holiday
and its ritual and intuit its relationship to our growing prosperity
For the Jews, Hanukkah signified going from darkness into light and was
a victory of freedom over opposition.
I found an essay by David Robert Ord, Editorial Director of Namaste
Publishing, a publisher of spiritual and transformational books. Ord's
expression of the deeper meaning of Hanukkah resonated with me as a
perfect introduction to my own intuited interpretation.
"What happened at that time among the people we have come to know as
the Jews was an advance beyond fear of the capriciousness of the gods.
It was the beginning of the freeing of humans from the whims of powers
beyond our control.
"...The Jews had
the audacity to imagine they had a right to determine their own
destiny. It is a belief that led ultimately to our modern democratic
approach in the west.
represents the right to self-determination. In the dark night of
oppression, a lamp glows, illumining the path to freedom that all
humanity will someday tread.
"When you realize
that your life is in your own hands--that nobody is pulling the
strings--you become open to creative resources within you that, until
now, you may have been oblivious of."
Now I've come up
with an idea for us to apply Hanukkah's message for our own personal
transformation, prosperity and business success. The Festival of Lights
provides a simple reminder of the attributes of consciousness that
should always remain foremost in our minds and hearts. From these
attributes will flow everything that is needed to make us happy and our
Let There Be LIGHT
the most powerful force in the Universe and the seed of creation. We
learn to love our Universal Parent, love ourselves, love mankind, love
our work and discover the work we love, and even love money,
we know it is pure spiritual substance. You have as much right to
receive it as the air you breathe.
I is for
ILLUMINATION, the wisdom and knowledge that
directs us on our path to our destined place in life and our highest
good. As you become illumined, you also illumine others and
contribute to the healing of the world.
a powerful principle of manifestation and the umbilical cord that
connects us to our Universal Parent. You are grateful not only for the
blessings you have but also for those things you desire but don't yet
see, for you know that expressing gratitude before you receive is the
strongest magnet that draws those things to you.
H is for
HERITAGE, our birthright, the inheritance
that belongs to each one of us by divine right. You are the rich heir
of a wealthy Universe and your job is to learn to accept and receive
what is rightfully yours and to eliminate the dominant thought
struggle and strain.
T is for TRUTH
and for TRUST. You are here to discover
the truth of who and what you really are. The greatest achievement you
can aspire to in life, the foundation for every other achievement, is
to become aligned with your true Source and to experience unconditional
trust in its guidance and wisdom.
During this week of Hanukkah and continuing into the
you think it might be a good idea to begin each day
with our own ritual of affirming, "Let there
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