What if you could discover answers about the mysteries of “The why’s of the Universe,” such as why we attract certain people or experiences into our lives? My interview with Karen Berg, provides cogent, heartfelt concepts that are challenging of many beliefs we might hold. Her own life events that pulled the rug out from under her, were fodder for the work she does now. We share the belief that when that occurs, it is indeed possible to pick ourselves up and become resilient thrivers. Some of the ideas in the book are controversial and thought provoking; such as karma balancing choices in previous incarnations, that may seem horrific and have people questioning “How could God let this happen?” Reincarnation comes into play when we leave things undone from past lives.
KAREN BERG, author of TO BE CONTINUED…Reincarnation and the Purpose of Our Lives, is the spiritual director of Kabbalah Centre International and a globally respected teacher of Kabbalah who has touched millions of lives around the world. Her goal is to provide people with spiritual tools based on Kabbalistic principles that can be applied to improve their lives, regardless of their religious beliefs, and by doing so, make the world better.
She is the founder of Spirituality for Kids, a free on-line program that provides spiritual lessons for children – helping them develop a sense of purpose so they can make better choices; and Kids Creating Peace, the initiative that teaches spiritual skills to children who are caught in war-torn areas of the Middle East. She is author of God Wears Lipstick: Kabbalah for Women, and Simple Light, a collection of insights on Kabbalah. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Rav Berg.
Kabbalah means “to receive” What she says is that “When you do something that gives something to someone else, you receive fulfillment. Kabbalah offers “tools by which we learn how to practice and use in life; how to apply them to our lives through discipline, love and care.” She spoke of the idea that when we love a child, we sometimes give too much, without the balance of appreciation for what is received. Sometimes excessive giving becomes enabling and then crippling.
Wonderful bits of wisdom were scattered throughout our lively conversation, filled with knowing laughter. “In the Creator, there is no such thing as lack.” “In the painting, there is part of the painter that painted it.” She expressed: “I don’t believe there is such a thing as random. Coincidence means ‘joining incidents’. The light we were given at birth will go back to the Creator. It is a question of when.” She likened lifetimes to movie scripts that we can always rewrite. Every human being has many choices. We determine what our way will be.” We explored the ideas of ‘young souls’ and ‘old souls’, angelic guidance, finding our purpose, learning life lessons, and whether relationships are choice or chance.
We can find a higher meaning in struggle, despite the pain that ensues. As a result of challenges, Karen and I agreed that the places we have arrived would not have been possible had we not experienced the life altering event. At any moment, re-defining our purpose changes the outcome.
Please listen to this mind, eye and heart opening interview and share it with friends.
See you on the other side~
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