When things are not going well, especially when they get desperate, people often fantasize about starting life over. This also happens when we have regrets over grave, irreversible errors we may have committed, or serious traumatic experiences that have injured our psyches and worn us down. “If only I can turn the clock back.” “If only I had a second chance.” “If only I would be born into another body to another family.”
Is there indeed any hope after experiencing serious loss? Can we rebuild after betrayal? Are we doomed by our pasts, or is it possible to start life over?
Please join Rabbi Jacobson in this eye-opening talk and discover surprising cosmological and mystical insights on the very nature of life and the ability to renew your life, despite past experiences. Life can be seen as a series of routines, with “nothing new under the sun.” However we have another option: to travel “above the sun” and beneath the veneer, where you can tap into new and powerful reservoirs of energy and strength, which allow you to recreate your life and your relationships. Pretty exciting, no?
Rabbi, Please say prayers for our family…we are in a storm!
Thank you, this teaching brings hope. Question. What about being in a marriage, where both are not on same page.My husband has made financial choices that have trapped us, many credit cards, he is not at all interested in spiritual wisdom to go forward.He is also blaming me for our financial situation, and is getting verbally abusive to me. He has been working on fixing our house for 20 years, which is defining all that is important to him….he is a perfectionist…has no interest in rising above the sun attitude, i think because he is trapped in his financial ideas of success. I have home schooled 4 children, only Jewish people in our town, and I am now very very weary…kept up a lot over the years, but I have developed a serious eye issue that is challenging me.We are in a place where our teenagers have no Jewish futures.If I plan to work on myself, rise above the sun, I am fighting against marriage conflict , how do I do this ?