I.E: Something that I need to take into account in my own life, or acknowledge, or work on, or pray about, or try to change and fix.
For days, I was coming up blank in my hitbodedut, or personal prayer sessions. But I knew God wouldn’t go to all the trouble of sending me something so unusual, if there wasn’t some ‘message’ tucked away inside it all that He wanted me to get.
A couple of days ago, it finally arrived.
There’s a book and card set in Hebrew called Halleli Nafshi, (‘my soul will praise’), that takes different verses from the Sefer Tehillim and illustrates them very beautifully, and tries to draw out some of the deeper meanings of these verses.
I don’t look at it much, and I’ve only read a handful of the cards, but I decided to pull one of the cards out of the box randomly last week, and as you can see for yourselves (because I scanned the card in and it’s now gracing the top of this post), it hit the nail exactly on the head.
There’s the funny ‘clouds’, the mostly sunny sky, and most important of all, the three rainbows.
And here’s the verse it’s associated with, from Psalms 24:7, which they translated as:
Open your mind’s imagination!
Lift your consciousness!
You are the gates through which the King of Glory penetrates.
You are the marriage place of heaven and earth!
Now, each person can take their own distinct message from this, but me and my husband understood this to be telling us very clearly that when we insist on seeing all the weird, unusual (or even more mundane) phenomena in our own lives as being due to coincidence, mother nature, science or Bill Gates, that we’re effectively shutting God out of our lives, and out of our souls.
We’re Jews, not goyim!
The main job of Jews is to reveal Hashem’s majesty in the world - we are ‘the gates through which the King of Glory penetrates’ all the otherwise choking materialism and atheism in the world.
But we can only do this job properly if we stop thinking like God-less goyim, and stop buying into all their conspiracy theories and scare stories. Yes, the world is messed up! Yes, everything is poisonous! Yes, there are bad people trying to do bad things!
But God is still behind it all, and the more we can ‘lift our consciousness’ up out of buzzfeed and conspiracystories.com, and ‘wake up’ to the fact that God is running the world - only God! Not Bill Gates, not Bibi, not Obama, not all the crazy leftists, or crazy rightists, or crazy Arabs, or crazy ‘erev rav’, or Big Pharma - the more prepared we’ll be for geula, Moshiach and the world of truth.
Again, this point bears repeating: Even if Nibiru exists (which I think at this point it probably does), and ‘poisonous’ chemtrails exist, and Bill Gates is trying to exterminate the world via vaccinations, and even if the ‘illuminati’ (whoever they are…) have all got their luxury caves carved out of rock formations all over the world - IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER TO A BELIEVING JEW!
Why not? Because God is pulling everyone’s strings, and He has very good reasons for everything He’s doing. Also, as soon as we put everything back to God, we can ask Him to have mercy, and to sweeten whatever judgments He’s making on the world. And we can also try to make more teshuva, and to work on boosting our emuna in our own lives.
Believing Jews deal with ‘chemtrails’ and Nibiru and Bill Gates by turning to God, praying, making teshuva and trying to figure out ‘what does God want from ME?’ So instead of wasting any more time obsessively reading conspiracystories.com, please grab a Sefer Tehillim, or go sit somewhere quiet and spend 10 minutes talking to God instead.
If more of us start to do that, I guarantee that geula will come a whole lot faster, and a whole lot sweeter, and that we may even start enjoying the process more if we stop seeing paranoia-inducing chemtrail conspiracies in the skies, and instead we start seeing God.