Friday, August 26, 2011

Re'eh - Seeing clearly

Parshat Re'eh - Deut. 11:26 - "See, I set before you today a blessing and a curse .  .  .  ."

Parshat Re'eh begins by commanding us to "See" - to open the eyes of our heart and behold the world that has been set before us. This clear seeing is both our redemption and our blessing. Only when our vision is no longer obscured by false beliefs, fear, or the illusion of separateness, can we experience the freedom to choose the blessing that is being offered to us. We are commanded first to see, because without that clear vision, it may not be possible to discern the blessing from the curse. 

(source: Rabbi Shefa Gold- Torrah Journeys)

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