Most days, I have at least one moment when I think to myself: God is a genius!
The wisdom in creation is so awe-inspiring, and nowhere more so than in the area of human health. As I’ve been piecing together how things appear to be working, health-wise, it’s given me more and more appreciation for Yiddishkeit, and also for Breslev, because Rebbe Nachman set so much of this stuff down even 200 years’ ago, just we didn’t know what it was we were being told.
(OK: I didn’t know what it was we were being told - I’m sure the Breslev Tzaddikim haven’t had that problem, and are still so far ahead of the game it’s scary.)
I’m not pretending I know how it all fits together 100%, because I don’t. But I’m still trying to share what I’m learning as I’m going along, as it’s helping me so much to get a handle on so many of the challenges I’m dealing with in life, and I hope that it might also do that for other people.
So today’s slice of insight is this: why we are all going bonkers, and how it’s connected to working on our middot (isn’t everything?) plus climate change, plus geula and Moshiach.
First, some very basic background on how the human body works:
1)The human body is a bio-electric liquid crystal.
Physiologically, the human body conducts electricity like a liquid crystal. Every cell is polarized (i.e., it has a positively charged ‘end’ and a negatively charged ‘end’) and a great deal of the communication that happens within our bodies occurs using bioelectricity.
Think of it this way: when the cells change from being negatively or positively charged (or vice-versa) it’s like they flick a switch off or on - kind of like morse code - which signals different chemicals to be produced, different hormones to start coursing through the body, and different biological processes to begin or end.
2) Emotions and thoughts affect the body mamash like chemicals
You feel happy? That triggers a whole bunch of bio-electrical impulses and chemical responses within your body, that directly affect your PHYSICAL health, as well as your sense of wellbeing. Each emotion we feel triggers a different set of bio-electrical impulses and chemical responses, and the negative emotions and thoughts - if they’re chronic - can literally disrupt the healthy functioning of the body’s bio-electrical impulses, leading to ill-health and disease.
Negative emotions and thoughts can also LITERALLY change the way the brain is hardwired, leading to so-called ‘mental illnesses’, and physical health issues.
Here’s where we really start to get into the ‘God is a genius!’ stuff, because now that we know that God is using bio-electric impulses in our bodies to regulate our physical and mental health, we can also see that the more bad middot and negative emotions we have, the more mental and physical illnesses we will have to deal with.
Bad middot and negative emotions act as ‘blockages’ on the line, preventing the right messages from being passed on, skewing chemical transmission within the body by getting the lines crossed, and starting or stopping the internal processes necessary for human health in a very unhelpful way.
The more we work on uprooting our bad middot, and dealing with our negative emotions in the way God intended (which is NOT to just ignore them, go into denial or try to medicate them away) - the healthier we’ll be, body, mind and soul.
The more bad middot etc we have, the more ‘blockages’ and weaknesses we have in the bio-electric circuit that is the human body.
3) Electromagnetism can ALSO affect our thoughts, emotions and health from ‘the outside in’
So now, we hit another ‘God’s a genius!’ patch, because external sources of electromagnetism, energy and radiation can also affect our thoughts, emotions and health.
If the electromagnetism we’re experiencing from the outside world goes up or down - as it does all the time, as a function of the earth interacting with the different planets and stars God created in the universe - that will also spark off ‘bio-electrical’ signals inside of us to think, act or feel certain ways.
It’s like those days when ‘everyone’ feels inexplicably more down than usual, or more stressed, or more antsy, or more angry, or even, more giddily happy and optimistic.
What’s occurring is that God is manipulating our environment - with a Nibiru, or a solar storm, or a Haley’s comet, or a thinned-out atmosphere, or even with a microwave oven or an i-Phone - to program our bio-electric circuit to start experiencing a different set of feelings, emotions or thoughts.
This is what’s commonly known as a ‘ruach’ in our holy writings, and the phenomena is referred to by many of our sages. Eg, most of us have heard of a ‘ruach shtut’ or ‘spirit of madness’ that is described as somehow ‘entering’ people from the outside, causing them to act bonkers. This is what it’s talking about.
The ARIZAL once told his main student, Rav Chaim Vital, that in a few months’ time he was going to encounter a period of time when he’d feel extremely worthless and ‘bad’ about himself. The ARIZAL told his student: “It’s just a ruach that’s being sent down to the world! Don’t pay it any attention!”
And these different types of ruach are being sent down to planet earth all the time, as tests and measurements of character.
Which bring us to the next key point:
4) God is bringing all our bad middot to the fore at the moment, by way of atmospheric changes (including things like Nibiru); plus man-made sources of electro-magnetism including wi-fi, cell-phones and powerlines.
We’ve just hit the part where we can hopefully start to understand why so many people are literally starting to go bonkers.
It’s like this: When Moshiach and geula rolls around, we’re told that God will kill the yetzer hara, or evil inclination.
There’s also suggestions that anyone that isn’t ‘prepared’ spiritually for Moshiach will not make it into the time of redemption. And what’s the main preparation we need to make? We need to work on eradicating our bad middot, and upping our emuna, or belief in Hashem.
Now, we can see how all this starts to slot together (because like I mentioned, God is a genius.)
As covered in a previous post, the world is going to change physically when Moshiach comes (albeit these changes will roll out over time and they won’t be immediate). The atmosphere will change; the amount of energy we get from the sun and other planetary objects is going to change; the amount of electromagnetism rolling around the planet - and sparking off biological effects in the human body - is going to change.
If we still have bad middot ‘blocking’ our internal circuitry, our bodies literally won’t cope with these changes - they’ll be overwhelmed, flooded, backed-up, fried-out etc by all the increased energy, radiation and electromagnetism. Instead of being able to harness the extra energetic input to live longer and healthier lives and to serve Hashem (and probably do some other ‘miraculous’ things, too) - it’s going to make us implode.
It’s not a ‘punishment’, it’s just a consequence of not doing the work to get our system ready, the way God has instructed us.
So now, what’s happening specifically today?
God is playing around with the atmosphere in a way that’s designed to ‘press’ as many bad middot buttons as possible, and to bring them out of hiding so we can deal with them properly, and uproot them.
That’s why there’s such heaping doses of things like despair, depression, anger, paranoia, fear, anxiety, guilt, hatred, worry etc etc going around.
God is creating a bio-electrical environment that’s perfectly designed to trigger those middot off, in anyone that has them.
Why is He doing this?
So that we can recognize the problem, and work on eradicating our bad middot ahead of Moshiach and geula, so that we’ll be able to cope with the enormous physiological (and spiritual…) changes that will occur at the period of time, and stay alive.
THERE’S JUST ONE PROBLEM:
So many of us are still not doing the work!
Instead of working on our emuna more, and including God more in our lives, and digging deeper to get to the real roots of our emotional, mental and physical illnesses, we’re buying all the God-less (and completely unproven, scientifically) pap about ‘chemical imbalances’ causing the problems; or pills and surgery being the answer to all our physical health woes.
(I go into this stuff a whole lot more in my books, especially Talk to God and Fix Your Health, so I’m not going to rehash it here.)
The basic idea is this: things like antidepressants turn off the warning lights - i.e. you don’t FEEL so bad any more, or so depressed, or so anxious - but really, the bioelectrical processes and blockages causing you to feel that way are STILL CONTINUING unchecked.
The block is literally still there in the liquid crystal that is your body, and hasn’t been dealt with. When Moshiach shows up, that’s going to be a huge problem.
But even if people aren’t trying to medicate their heightened emotional states away, they’re still not dealing with them properly.
(BH, I’ll cover how to deal with bad middot properly in a future post, but be reassured it’s really not so hard, as God is doing
most of the work.)
Despite rising evidence to the contrary, they continue to insist that they’re NOT angry, or unhappy, or despairing, or obsessed with money and status, or trying harder and harder to control every little detail about their lives (because that’s what happens when God is out of the picture.)
And then, these blockages start to implode in a million different ways, manifesting as eating disorders, depression, rage fits, narcissism, and then on to physical illnesses too, like kidney stones (fear), gallbladder issues (repressed hatred), liver problems (self-hatred and guilt), heart problems (anger),stomach issues (worry) etc etc etc.
TO SUM ALL THIS STUFF UP:
God is using energetic forces in the world, like electromagnetism and radiation, to affect the ‘liquid crystal’ that is the human body, and to bring our attention to the fact that we all have a lot of bad middot that are mucking-up the way we’re meant to function, across all three levels of body, mind and soul.
Those forces could be the gravitational pull of a ‘Nibiru’, a solar flare, or even more prosaic things like i-Phones (which could also explain another dimension to WHY internet and i-Phones are having such a bad moral effect on so many people).
He’s doing that because He wants us to WORK ON FIXING OUR BAD MIDDOT, and learning more emuna.
If we do that, we’ll remove the energetic ‘blockages’ that our bad middot are creating in our bodies, and then we won’t implode when Moshiach shows up, and the world changes in some very dramatic physical, geological and spiritual ways.
Hopefully in the next post, we’ll talk some more about HOW to work on the bad middot, as it’s really the key to everything. But in a nutshell, THAT’s why we’re all going bonkers.