In this episode, we dive deep into the big, scary existential questions: What is the meaning of life? Why do bad things happen to good people? Where do we go when we die? And most of all, why are we humans so full of fear so much of the time, and how can we finally free ourselves from it?
Join us as we approach the human condition of fear-based living from the perspective of the ancient teachings of Kabbalah with Monica Berg, bestselling author and CCO of The Kabbalah Centre.
When her second child was diagnosed with Down Syndrome shortly after his birth, Monica was forced to reevaluate her belief systems. The diagnosis led to Monica’s credo, “In change, there is great power,” and the choice to believe in the beauty and potential of who her son could become and subsequently who she could become, in the absence of fear.
In this courageous and inspiring conversation, we cover some hard-to-tackle subjects like religious hypocrisy, shame, sin, parenthood, partnership, and the three types of fear (healthy, real, and illogical). We’ll even talk about the time Luke laid down in a freshly-dug grave to contemplate the temporal nature of his current bodily incarnation.
Let’s do this.
TOPICS DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE:
Why bad things happen to good people
How Monica’s son Joshua’s Down Syndrome diagnosis made Monica a better, more empathetic person
How you can release unnecessary shame tied to the idea of “sin”
How to joyfully connect with loved ones experiencing Alzheimer's
The goal of life: to leave the world completely different than how you arrived
What you have to gain – or lose – from the three types of fear
The benefits of contemplating the temporary nature of your current human incarnation
How to mute your fear of death by focusing on living your best, most compassionate life
The big choice: either letting your ego lead or letting your soul lead
How to shift your perspective and look for the gift in everything
The relationship between the material world (the 1% reality) vs. the nonmaterial world (the 99% reality)
The ultimate currency: the desire to receive for the sake of sharing
How to claim your power to earn all of the joy and fulfillment you are seeking
We are all either growing forward or growing backwards; it’s up to us
The five Kabbalistic levels of the soul
Our responsibility to reveal our best selves
It’s not about what happens; it’s about what you do with what happens
The Zohar: a key to decode ancient Jewish and Christian texts
How to utilize Kabbalistic astrology to become a better parent and partner
What’s at the core of every fear
Living on purpose
The difference between fear and anxiety
Monica’s seven steps to completely and utterly conquering your fear
Book: Fear Is Not An Option by Monica Berg
Monica’s website: www.RethinkLife.today
Monica Berg on Instagram: @monicaberg74
Monica Berg on Facebook
Monica Berg on Twitter: @monicaberg74
Book: Becoming Like God by Michael Berg
Book: Secrets Of The Zohar by Michael Berg
Book: The Way: Using The Wisdom Of Kabbalah for Spiritual Transformation and Fulfillment by Michael Berg
Book: The Essential Zohar: The Source of Kabbalistic Wisdom by Rav P.S. Berg
Books by one of Monica Berg’s favorite authors, David Foster Wallace
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