7) Visit holy places
The Divine energy around the burial places of holy people has to be felt to be believed.
This is true of all holy Jewish gravesites, whether it's Rebbe Nachman in Uman, the Baal Shem Tov in Medzibozh, or the Baba Sali in Netivot. Suffice to say innumerable miracles have occurred after sick people visited the graves of Tzaddikim, and offered up a few words of prayer there.
Uman, in particular, is reknowned for miracle cures of both the body and soul, and I highly recommend a visit. (By the time you're reading this, I hopefully just got back from my own last-minute spontaneous trip to Uman... I'll tell you more next week, BH).
On the Breslev page, I'm working on sticking up details of forthcoming trips to Uman, in English, for women. Watch this space...
Another (cheaper…) way to sweeten heavy spiritual judgements hanging over a person is to dance for five minutes every day. Again, there is a whole bunch of kabbalistic stuff that could be written about this, but it's really just in the category of 'try it for yourself, and see.'
I've seen first-hand how dancing for just five minutes every day turned around serious chronic depression (within a week…); sadness, misery, despair, anger - all sorts of spiritual and emotional illnesses. Find some (Jewish) music that you love, with a good beat, whack up the volume, and dance your socks off.
Recap: The 8 Measures of Spiritual Preventative Medicine
The healthier our soul is, the healthier our bodies will be.
Ways to keep the soul healthy include:
- Talk to God
- Work on your negative emotions
- Keep as many commandments as you can
- Do a spiritual accounting every day
- Say the Tikkun Haklali
- Do a Pidyon Nefesh
- Visit Holy Places