Kabbalah Gym 1:7 Bread of Shame - Vital Transformation

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Kabbalah Gym 1:7 Bread of Shame

March 21, 2016

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Episode Description:

In the transformative session titled “Bread of Shame,” Rabbi Eliyahu Jian explores the profound kabbalistic concept that challenges us to rise above our base desires and tendencies toward receiving without giving. This class journeys into the depths of why we feel dissatisfaction even when we get what we want and how overcoming the “Bread of Shame” can lead to true fulfillment. Through engaging stories and practical insights, Rabbi Jian sheds light on the spiritual mechanics that govern our sense of fulfillment and purpose.

Key Points

  • Understanding Bread of Shame: The concept is introduced as a spiritual phenomenon where receiving without giving or earning leads to a sense of emptiness or shame. It ties back to the creation story, illustrating how humans are intrinsically designed to seek fulfillment through overcoming challenges and giving.
  • The Three Personalities: Rabbi Jian elucidates on the existence of multiple aspects within each individual, emphasizing the dynamic between our higher selves (aligned with giving and love) and our lower selves (aligned with receiving and selfish desires).
  • Role of the Opponent: The class discusses the metaphorical “opponent” (often referred to in various traditions as Satan, the ego, or the evil inclination) as a force that tempts us into focusing on immediate gratification and self-serving behaviors, steering us away from our true potential and spiritual growth.
  • Practical Steps for Overcoming Challenges: Participants are encouraged to identify and confront their personal challenges (represented by selected words or themes that resonate with their struggles) in a practical exercise. This process is designed to bring awareness to one’s patterns and initiate a journey towards transformation.
  • The Importance of Acting Against Nature: A significant portion of the class is dedicated to encouraging participants to act against their innate tendencies for comfort and avoidance of pain. By embracing challenges and stepping out of their comfort zones, individuals can experience true growth and fulfillment.

Participant Takeaways

  • Self-Discovery Through Challenge: Learn the value of embracing challenges and discomfort as avenues for profound self-discovery and spiritual growth.
  • Techniques to Combat the Bread of Shame: Gain practical strategies to counteract the tendencies toward selfish receiving and to cultivate a mindset of giving and gratitude.
  • Awareness of Personal Weaknesses: Through exercises and self-reflection, identify personal weaknesses or patterns that align with the concept of the “Bread of Shame” and learn how to transform them.
  • Living Beyond the Comfort Zone: Understand the importance of pushing beyond personal limits and comfort zones to unlock new opportunities, relationships, and a deeper sense of life’s purpose.
  • Embracing Forgiveness and Responsibility: The story shared towards the end of the class underscores the power of forgiveness and taking responsibility for one’s actions, showcasing the transformational power of these principles in overcoming past grievances and moving forward.
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