Friday, November 29, 2013

Self-Forgiveness


You can achieve awesome spiritual corrections while kindling the Chanukah lights tonight. Just have in mind that Hashem already forgave you for whatever you did wrong last year on Yom Kippur. Nowhere is G-d's love for us more clearly revealed than by his willingness to continually forgive our sins. So remember to forgive yourself too before kindling the lights tonight. 

Also have in mind that you are drawing the sanctity of the Holy Temple upon yourself and your family.

You can achieve this - there's just one catch: you must act as G-d did and forgive yourself first.

Happy Shabbos Chanuka!
Dr. Zev Ballen
 Nowhere is G-d's love for Israel more clearly revealed than by his willingness to continually forgive our sins. Remember to forgive yourself too before kindling the lights. 
The theme of Chanuka is the consecration of the Holy Temple (chanukas beis Hamikdash), and on Chanuka you are drawing the sanctity of the Holy Temple upon yourself and your family - but you can only do this if you first forgive yourself for your sins like Hashem already did!
Happy Chanuka!
Dr. Zev Ballen
- See more at: http://www.zevballen.com/emuna-therapy/chanuka/#sthash.LLIqIF7q.dpuf