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Thurs, Dec 5 – Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019 – 7 Kislev 5780

Vayetzei: Genesis 28:10-32:3

Jacob is tricked into marrying the older sister, Leah, then takes Rachel for his beloved wife.

Look for the mystery behind the obvious and discern the truth beneath the veil of illusion.  (Strength, p. 153)

Friday, December 6, 2019 – 8 Kislev 5780

Vayetzei: Genesis 28:10-32:3

Though Leah is unloved, God opens her womb.  And Leah names her first son Reuben.  “God saw me.”

See yourself as God sees you and know, with a profound, unforgettable feeling that is unwavering and constant, that you are known by God.  (Understanding, p. 112)

Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 9 Kislev 5780

Vayetzei: Genesis 28:10-32:3

After many years of service, Jacob and his household leave Haran.  Rachel steals her father’s idols, cleverly hides them in the camel cushion, and sits on them.

Wisdom is what drops in when you have an insight that solves a problem, adds a new dimension to your life, or reflects a new way of being.  As you open to wisdom, you will receive an abundant stream of new perceptions, creative thoughts, and innovative ideas.  (Wisdom, p. 61)

Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 10 Kislev 5780

Vayishlach: Genesis 32:4-36:43

20 years have passed since Jacob betrayed Esau and fled from home.  Now Jacob prepares to meet Esau.

Jacob knew that his destiny was in God’s hands and what he needed to do was to let go of his anxiety by stepping aside from himself and letting God take over.  In solitude he was able to go within.  (Glory, p. 240)

Monday, December 9, 2019 – 11 Kislev 5780

Vayishlach: Genesis 32:4-36:43

Jacob wrestles with an angel, with his self image and his God, and is blessed.  Jacob becomes “Israel.”

Jacob’s name was now Israel, “God wrestler,” for he wrestled with God and proved capable of stepping aside and letting his higher spirit come through.  Once he let his higher spirit emerge, Jacob was able to meet Esau with love instead of fear.  (Glory, p. 240)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – 12 Kislev 5780

Vayishlach: Genesis 32:4-36:43

Jacob and Esau meet, embrace, and are reconciled.

When you for-give, you are giving simplicity back to chaos, joy back to anger, love back to fear, and expansiveness back to constriction.  (Compassion, p. 141)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – 13 Kislev 5780

Vayishlach: Genesis 32:4-36:43

Jacob tells Esau, “I have seen your face, and it was like seeing the face of God.”

It is easiest to see God when you can look through eyes that do not judge beauty, through ears that do not criticize sound, through a touch that does not pull away from harsh surfaces.  With the strength of non-judgment and the compassion of unconditional love, you can find God everywhere.  (Glory, p. 244) 

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