Finally Huffington Post has an article that describes exactly what is happening in Israel and how the world is completely ignoring the violence, and believing all the biased reporting that is inaccurate:
I love reading about life lessons, and the Jewish laws of keeping kosher are fascinating, it is deeper than just certain animals and health reasons. Although you see it everywhere now, in our macrobiotic, gluten free, fat free, paleo world, and so many more, Kosher is so good for you in so many ways.
In Parsha Noah – Gd makes a specific distinction between clean and unclean animals, when instructing Noah on what to do on the Ark.
First of all – the laws of kosher transforms eating into a spiritual process, not just a means of satisfying one’s hunger. Spiritual meaning – the blessings around eating the food, (before and after) the food itself, becomes a medium or a tool to connect to God (elevating one’s life). Not eating, just for the sake of diminishing hunger but also replenishing the soul (elevating one’s awareness).
Kabalah says, there’s two components to all living things – an internal and external ( The “soul and body” is a pretty good example of internal – external).
The same goes for food!
When food is prepared with the instructions of the Torah (kosher) it contains holy Sparks of light from God- according to the Zohar. The Holy sparks of light within Kosher food – is what replenishes the soul. And yes, the Torah sages are saying – the soul has hunger in the same way the body does.
For me, starting to eat kosher – was more about reprogramming my mind. To see life in general, from the framework of pure and impure – internal and external – what contains holy Sparks and what doesn’t. Kosher creates a frame of thinking where the individual questions everything. They intake into their system and its effects on the soul, mind and body.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, unhealthy eating cause 310,000-580,000 deaths every year—similar to the number of deaths caused by tobacco and 13 times more than are caused by guns.
An intelligent question would be – why do we rely on the government or the FDA to show us how to eat properly?
Why wouldn’t we turn to God and ask God how to eat properly?
Gd- what’s good for us?
Gd -what isn’t good for us?
Gd -how we should prepare food?
Gd -how we should eat?
Gd -how we should live?
Did you know that when you focus on your breath, your mind is scientifically unable to do anything else,
Even when we mutli-task, we only do one thing at a time,
Sure candles, music, sounds, scents and other things may add to it for certain people,
All you really need is to connect mind and body with your breath,