by Rabbi Nati at Mystical Paths
We are waiting for a sign. And this is it! Pure and simple, nothing more nothing less. It is written in the Nach (biblical prophets) "If you will but return to me I will return to you!" We must return!
We thought we are waiting for a sign, but He is waiting for "the sign"! And this is it: "our return", our Teshuvah! We can bring in the Geulah without suffering, but it is up to us.
Hashem is WAITING FOR US!!! We are the ones extending this! We must show Him the sign, not wait for Him to show us!
It is written in Kol HaTor (by Rabbi Moskolav z"l, the chief student of the Gra zt"l) that all the signs are past and it is now up to us! That was over 200 years ago.
Rebbe Nachman told his followers that the Redemption need not come by suffering if we but do Teshuvah out of love instead of fear. This is what is meant by Iruta D'tatah! We WILL do Teshuvah, unfortunately if not voluntarily then we will be forced to by suffering. We are a stubborn people, but let's not be stubborn over this!
If we could but remember Him, He would remember us! Chaval, we can not wake up. We hit the snooze button again! Please Hashem, please help us to remember. Please help us to call out to you. Please Borei HaOlam, please!!! "ABBA ten lanu rachamim."
If we were but to cry out and ask, each of us, for Him to help us... All of this is on us. This galus is unlike the previous ones in this that it has no expiration date. Galus Mitzraym 400 years, galus Baval 70 years. We could have ended this the day after the Chorban Mikdash (destruction of the Temple), but we are spiritually asleep. We need to wake up, each one of us! We have to decide which are we: Dor Midbar or Dor Geula (generation in the desert or generation of redemption). It's up to us.
We didn't make it the first time, so we have come back in this generation to fix the problem. In truth it really is up to each one of us. Ask yourself, saying "hey self, are you ready to continue in the mess that we are in or are we gonna jump up and say maspik (enough)??? Enough, we're ready, we're waiting, we're returning to You now!!
And He says:
"OH daughter of Zion how long are you gonna sit in the dust, rise up and shake of the chains for I have unlocked them. Put off your sack cloth and wash yourselves and get ready for the feast, put on your wedding gowns for I long to reunite with you!! Please I am waiting here for you!!!"
It doesn't have to take earth shattering events. We can end this, this year and sit in Yerushalayim and shout "this year in Jerusalem". Just trust in Him, He's doing it all for us, and in reality we have no other choice but to believe and come and perform His will.
Friday, May 21, 2010
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