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Daily Tune-Up: No Traffic Ahead

tuneupdailyThursday, July 9

When you do everything you can, when you push beyond what’s easy, when you move when you want to rest, the Light says, OK, “now he’s ready to receive!” And that’s when the miracles start popping.

Today, when you are about to call it a day, go a little further. Help a little more. Listen a little longer. Care a little deeper.

There’s no traffic in the extra mile — the Light clears the way for you.

July 9, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Maintain the High

tuneupdailyTuesday, June 30

Life is a series of ups and downs, highs and dips. Feels like it. But the deeper you go into spirituality and working on yourself, the more you realize, the highs are always there. It’s a matter of consciousness. Where are you focusing your thoughts?

At any given moment, you can find great and terrible. Choose to find the best today. Keep choosing. Soon, it’ll be highs all the time.

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | 3 Comments

Daily Tune-Up: What’d You Say

tuneupdailyFriday, June 26

Many of our conflicts come from miscommunication.

Today, don’t let things pass. If something doesn’t feel right, then bring it up. But don’t do it with the intention of proving the other person wrong. Do it with the intention of removing the space, and getting closer to the person.

June 26, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Sprinkle Some Light (working on this one)

tuneupdailySaturday, June 20

As anyone who knows me well will tell you, I don’t like to complicate things. I like to keep it simple. When it comes to spirituality, it’s all about LIGHT and DARK.

When things are going haywire in our lives, or in the world, it’s because there is darkness. Or rather, not enough Light.

Today, remove the pockets of chaos from your life by revealing Light. It happens through restriction. Do something that is difficult. Against your nature. Out of the box. No strings attached.

June 20, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Break the Routine

tuneupdailyWednesday, June 17

Having a routine can sometimes keep you stuck. It’s a bit like riding an elevator that is going backwards. When we’re into our routine, we are stuck on that backwards moving elevator. What good does that do us? How do we break that cycle, how do we move forward?

Today, find a way to break your routines, to fight the pull of the escalator. In order to grow and transform spiritually we have to be constantly willing to change it up. 

June 18, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: You Be You

tuneupdailyTuesday, June 16

Why are we so afraid of what people think of us? They’re going to judge us anyway, so we might as well be ourselves and let them think what they want.

Confront this fear today. Be yourself. Spill your truth. Let you be you.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Closer To Yes

tuneupdailySaturday, June 13

When practicing transformation, don’t be afraid of failing. We actually reveal more Light for ourselves and for the world when we fall and then get up again. If we never fall, we stay exactly where we are. And while time may move us forward physically, spirituality we never advance. Failing may batter our self-esteem, triggering depression or anxiety, which are natural reactions to a difficult situation. But respond by being kind to yourself.

Today, don’t beat yourself up. In fact, celebrate moments of falling. Every no brings you closer to a yes.

June 13, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: 1,000 Successful Failures

tuneupdailySunday, June 7

I bet I make more mistakes than you. Earlier in my life it used to drive me nuts … how could I hope to do so much for the world and yet constantly mess up?

But I soon learned to love my losses because, as my father continued to remind me, we learn the MOST from making mistakes. Or as Thomas Edison answered when asked how he persevered in inventing the light bulb after 1,000 failures:

“I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways that do not work, and I do not need to try them again.”

Today, be patient with yourself. You are in this world to learn, so start by learning to enjoy the process.

June 7, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Better Than You

tuneupdailyTuesday, June 2

As the kabbalists have been teaching for thousands of years, fragmentation in the world is a reflection of the fragmentation between individuals. One of the ways our negative inclination sows seeds of separation in our minds and hearts is by convincing us we are superior to others.

The source of this is judgment.

Today, bring peace into your mind – and into the world – by examining the judgment you’re harboring towards someone you think you are “better than.” What fear/sadness/anger button are they pushing? Answer that and you’ll see this person in a whole new light…and seal up one more crack in the cosmos.

June 2, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Empathize With You

tuneupdailyThursday, May 28

How do you know if you are listening to your ego or to your soul?

When you are listening to your ego, you’re thinking only of yourself. When you are listening to your soul, you’re putting someone else into the equation.

Today, notice how difficult it is NOT to think only of yourself. And remember that the source of our joy comes from erasing ourselves and empathizing with others.

May 28, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: It’ll Be OK

tuneupdailyTuesday, May 26

Today your ability to channel certainty into people’s lives is especially strong. When someone comes to you with a physical or emotional problem, your certainty can be a lighthouse guiding them out of their darkness.

But be careful your certainty isn’t a mask for insensitivity. I can’t tell you how many times I overheard someone telling a friend, “Where’s your certainty? Isn’t that what we learn in Kabbalah?” Meanwhile, it’s obvious they are annoyed and glib. You need to care for the person and their problem before you can tell them everything is going to work out.

May 26, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Other People’s Happiness


Yesterday I wrote about removing hatred from our hearts. One of the ways to do this is to rejoice at other people’s happiness.

Is there a friend or relative you’re jealous of? Be happy for them instead.

May 10, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: It’s About This

tuneupdailySaturday, May 9

You will have lots of opportunities to work on removing hatred from your heart today.

That’s good because a person who can’t open their heart to an enemy will never fully grasp what the study of Kabbalah is all about.

Is there someone in your life that you really can’t stand? Practice makes perfect.

May 9, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Burn The Paper

tuneupdaily8Friday, April 24 (yeah, it’s yesterday’s)

Here is a technique for banishing fear that comes from a great kabbalist who lived during the 16th century, Rav Isac Luria (The Ari, the Holy Lion.)

Light a candle and sit down with a pencil and a small piece of paper. Write down your fear on the paper, and meditate upon it. Summon forth the feelings and symptoms associated with the fear. Then write down all the emotions and feelings that this fear causes you. Acknowledge to yourself that your own reactive nature, from this life or a past life, is responsible for the manifestation of this fear.

Now take the paper and burn it!

Find time to do this today. Many people get great relief from this simple technique.

April 25, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Outside of Yourself

tuneupdaily7Thursday, April 23

According to Kabbalah, when you find yourself gripped by anxiety, you’re thinking only about yourself. Reactive behavior distances you from your soul, so perform a sharing action. Sharing connects you back to the 99%, and automatically the Light that flows from this realm displaces your fear just as a light bulb displaces darkness from a room.

Today, one way to deal with moments of fear and anxiety is to shift into sharing mode. Look for someone to help. Take an action outside yourself.

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | 1 Comment