Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The Magical Power of Compassion

Today I’m going to write about The Magical Power of Compassion. That's right! Just one of many levers that you can pull to bring Peace and Prosperity into your daily life, and to your community as well. This post is the second in a series on Peace and Prosperity, leading up to the New Year (see link below). 

1) Channeling your Generosity     

A couple years ago I took classes at the Kabbalah Centre, London. This is where I discovered that generosity is a marvellous tool that we can use to bring good luck and "miracles" into our lives. The K-Centre calls it spiritual technology, and I found the process to be truly magical. The theory is based on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and the ten spheres of light (or the ten luminous emanations), one of which corresponds to our physical world, the rest to the spiritual realms. 

The theory is that by restricting and sharing 10 percent of our resources, be it time, energy, knowledge or money – we can tap into the unlimited source of abundance on the other side of the veil, bringing it into our physical reality. You can do this by volunteering, mentoring or coaching others, by donating to a spiritual, social or ecological charity, etc. It's also possible to share less formally, by taking time out of your day to help a family member or a colleague. It's about sharing with no strings attached, and trusting that the Universe will reward you at the right time and place. The 10% ratio is the secret, whether its time, money, or energy shared. 

It's been a while since I took the class, but two ideas are etched in my mind: Sharing (generosity) and Restricting (see here). You can transform your life by using these tools. Please note, this is how I apply the Kabbalah Centre's spiritual technology. To learn more, please read Yehuda Berg's The Power of Kabbalah



2) The Magical Power of Compassion
   
Kindness also brings light to the world in other ways, and this is where The Magical Power of Kindness and Compassion come into play. I’m sure you’ve noticed how some people, especially strangers, will be visibly surprised when you help them. It’s so unexpected that their faces light up. Unwarranted acts of kindness restore our faith in humanity, at a time when the world sorely needs to believe in itself. Whenever we surprise someone with kindness, we erode the energy of cynicism that has found its way into the collective unconscious. This feeling is heavier in some places than others. 

Earlier this year I moved to Mexico, a beautiful country that has, unfortunately, been plagued by crime and corruption. While I love the culture (after all this is where I was born) it has been been sad to witness the belief that everyone is a crook and that no one can be trusted. A myth that I like to dispel by telling a story. My sister came to visit this summer and on her way back to the airport, she forgot her iPhone in the taxi. Now, people here tend to be especially wary of cab drivers. Don’t take gypsy cabs, make sure its tracked, etc. Well wouldn’t you know it, the cab driver saw the iPhone, got out of the car and ran after her into the terminal, making sure she left with her phone. Whenever people start to moan about the situation here, I tell that story and the mood lightens. 

While it may be basic human decency not to steal a phone, that’s what we need to hear right now. These experiences change the way we approach the world. We can all be agents for positive change if we make a conscious decision to let kindness and compassion guide our actions. If you're wondering, compassion comes into play when we remember that everyone is equally deserving of our attention. Put yourself in their shoes ask yourself you can do to be of service. 

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