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Liberate Your Blessings

Liberate Your Blessings

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How to unmask a blessing in disguise:

Stare it in the face and say, “I know you are not just a lousy day or bad luck. I know you are a good friend—even if for the life of me I cannot determine how. I know there is only one Source of All Things, and nothing can convince me that evil descends from Above. Evil descends from the constraints of my perception. You are no more than a blessing in disguise.”

This blessing, if truly a great one, will not surrender its cover easily. You will need a composure that demonstrates you meant every word you said. You will need to hold your ground like a mountain against the sea. You will need to surprise yourself with your own resolve.

And then you can turn over a world. A world that once distorted every blessing that squeezed through its gates will now open those gates wide. And the blessings that have already entered will sigh a breath of relief as one by one they discard their scary costumes.

By Tzvi Freeman
From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. Subscribe and get your dose daily. Or order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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Barbara Oregon January 9, 2018

It is so amazing to me that Hashem has used this daily dose so many times to be aligned with something I'm going through currently and be so uplifting. Yesterday a coworker said the same things to me that my not getting a promotion was a blessing in disguise. Even though I would have loved the position,, I believe and deserved it Hashem has a different purpose for me and the person promoted. There is a bigger picture that I am not aware of, but I trust Hashem. I still wrestle with it a little bit, but this all has a purpose.
In 1993 my father was murdered. Even then, before I believed as I do now, I trusted there was a bigger picture. I mourned for years and still miss my father everyday,, yes, I feel he was taken before his time? I don't really know. But still I trust Hashem.
I am not Jewish, perhaps my grandfather from Lithuania was Jewish, not sure. But coming to embrace Jewish beliefs and thoughts has enriched my life immensely. I feel like I have come home. Reply

Ezra January 9, 2018

Of what comfort are these words to one who is going through (G-d forbid) something like the Shoah? Is there not suffering so great that we can not perceive the benefit with our finite capacity for understanding? Reply

Anonymous January 9, 2018

This is fine when dealing with bad things that happen to one's self.

What about when horrible things happen to others?!
Can one just shrug it off and say it is a "Blessing in Disguise"?

Is one even allowed to be that presumptious and dismiss another's pain?! Reply

Anonymous Mbhd, Ma. January 9, 2018

Thank you Rabbi! I printed this Daily Dose so I would not forget and remember to change up my attitude.
I lived out my justified anger for the past 17 years which only seemed to benefit everyone who I was angry at, a lose, lose situation. Living out the drama and the story was not a way to live and I became physically unhealthy too. I started to change 2 years ago. It has taken me twice as long to return to health as it was to create my sickness, blocking up my bodily system with the negativity, depression and frustration.
Sending many blessings for us to be able to catch ourselves when we are drawn into our old unique negative patterns when faced with a 'bad time' and instead of the old passionate way, bring in goodness and ecstasy into ourselves and then the world. Reply

Wendell Gillespie May 20, 2014

Liberate Your Blessings! I really like this one. Permission to blow it up to poster size and frame it for my living room? There is so much truth in those words. Reply

Anonymous May 19, 2014

This is such incredible words of comfort and strength. I read it several times yesterday and I will keep reading it to remind me.

I am so grateful that I signed up to your emails. They give me tremendous chizuk every day!!

May HaShem reward you with all of His blessings forever! Reply

Anonymous sweden May 18, 2014

a landscape the bird throwed off its cape and became one with the landscape Reply

Theresa Northumberland PA May 18, 2014

Healing words that sooth ones soul from the flames . It does not put the flames out but allows them to complete the good work within us to refine us a pure as gold . Reply

zak San Diego May 18, 2014

The pulse of life Reach from your right hand and grasp on to the left wrist with your fingers. Feel the pulse of your soul and say we are alive and how blessed we our to witness this. That the right hand explains to who in the middle reveals to the left hand that which is alive and each new day proves this. As this is the blessing of His splendor that you to will bring life into the new day. Reply

Anonymous May 18, 2014

Amazing! This is truly amazing! Thank you so much for posting it, Rabbi! Reply