Two days ago, I went back to the Baba Sali after a long break, and what follows is some of the insights I got there that really helped me, and I hope they will you too, dear reader.
INSIGHTS FROM THE BABA SALI
1) Don’t worry about anything. The world is about to enter some very rough, turbulent waters, but when people hold onto the true Tzaddikim, they will come through it all OK, even if it’s going to be very difficult.
2) People ‘hold on’ to the true Tzaddikim by respecting them, and never, ever bad-mouthing them. This is a very important point, because while the Tzaddikim themselves forgive any insults to their honor, Heaven doesn’t.
3) If you’ve bad-mouthed any Tzaddikim, it’s still possible to make teshuva for that. Give some tzedaka in their name (if they’ve passed away) or to them directly (if they are still alive) and apologize to them, and then NEVER speak badly about any Tzaddikim again. You can also:
- Light candles for an ilui neshmat for them
- Learn their teachings
- Share their teachings with others
- Tell more miracle stories about them
4) It’s very normal to feel lost and apathetic and confused at the moment. The world is going through some enormous upheavals and no-one knows what tomorrow will bring.
5) All the stuff going on in Hollywood / California is directly connected to the judgment on the world. Not much longer, and Hollywood will completely disappear and sink into the pit again. The weather is just the first stage of this process.
(NB: I got this insight before I heard about any of the killer mudslides going on there just now).
6) The whole ‘Nibiru’ thing is going to be very different from what was expected, and not at all the way the autistics have depicted the situation. Moshiach is going to come in much sweeter, slower and lighter way.
7) Even the ‘fakers’ and bad guys have a place in the world and a job to do, if only just to maintain free choice. (To put this another way - everyone and everything is ultimately just Hashem.)
8) The olam hafuch, or ‘upside-down world’ is finally righting itself. Not much longer, that will be obvious to everyone, God willing.
Again, these are just the insights I got while sitting at the Baba Sali and talking to God. If you talk to God and you get told some other things (that make you feel happier and closer to Hashem and the Jewish people, generally) - then go with them!
We are a nation of Tzaddikim, after all.
But the take-away message is this: stick close to the Tzaddikim, learn their Torah, share their teachings, take their advice, help them any way you can, and most importantly of all, do not speak badly of them.
If we do this, we’ll make it through in one piece, whatever else needs to happen for the world to finally flip the right way up.
Sometimes, I also get caught up in all the internet yuk which makes me feel I have to post every day, or I'll lose all my readers. I know that's a big yetzer ploy, but it's so hard to remember that sometimes!
So I'm having a few days off, in the meantime, to recharge my batteries.