Every day, I’ve had some seriously big stuff going on, a lot of which completely whipped the carpet out from under my feet.
Each day, there’s been some sort of big shock, or difficulty, or argument, or issue.
Usually, I try to bring everything that’s happening back to the particular spiritual ‘energy’ that’s coming down each day of Counting the Omer, that time when we’re meant to be cleaning up our spiritual act in readiness for receiving the Torah at Shavuot.
But this year things have been so bananas, I’ve barely been registering what day of the Omer it even us.
Anyway, with everything else that’s been going on, the book is finally out today…
If you’d like to support my writing, and Emunaroma, by buying a copy of it, that would be just lovely, and I’d appreciate it tremendously.
You can pick up a Kindle version ($3.99) or paperback on Amazon by going HERE (Amazon are doing a sale on it at the moment, so it costs $10.24 to buy instead of the usual $12.99, plus whatever postage.)
OR, the better option for most folks in Israel is to go to the Book Depository where you can get a paperback copy, with free delivery for 50 nis. Go HERE if that floats your boat, and you’d like to do it.
Lastly, if you’d like to leave a review (and you’re not one of the people that’s been causing me lots of heartache over the last few weeks…) then I’d also be thrilled about that too!
The thought crossed my mind that maybe, just maybe, things are about to turnaround, which is why God has been piling on the bizyon so much recently, at least in my life.
I heard Rav Ofer Erez speaking last week, and he mentioned that Avigayil knew that King David’s monarchy would endure forever, precisely because he’d suffered so much heartache, shame, abuse and persecution.
Avigayil told King David that Shaul’s kingship had come easily to him - and thus had departed within a generation. But King David was different. His father and seven brothers incorrectly thought he was a mamzer, and they prayed he’d die from the day he was born (and also did things to help that along, like sending him to look after the sheep in lion-infested areas at the age of three…)
So King David definitely knew what it meant to be scorned, despised and humiliated. That’s what ultimately made him King David.
I’ve also been thinking a lot about Rav Berland’s statement that all this humiliation and bizyon is actually diamonds in disguise, and that’s also helped me a lot.
The last few weeks, I’ve collected enough ‘diamonds’ to buy a pretty swanky palace with three swimming pools and a tennis court slap bang in the middle of Rehavia. Or so it seems to me.
Hang on dear reader! Things are turning around, I can feel it.
And with God’s help, we’ll actually all get to that good place that’s coming in one piece.