"Passover" to Prosperity Consciousness
by Marilyn Jenett
you have been following me for awhile, you know that I always search for a deeper metaphysical meaning for every holiday and I always find a
relationship between that meaning and the prosperity teachings that
have become my life mission.
hope that relating my prosperity teachings to the story of Passover in
this tribute will help you transform your consciousness...
Jews around the world have
once again stocked up on boxes of matzoh (unleavened bread), and are
gathered with friends and loved ones around the seder table. The
Passover holiday, which begins at sundown tonight, commemorates the biblical story
of Exodus, in which Jewish slaves overthrow a tyrannical Egyptian
pharaoh and, led by Moses, make their way through the desert in a
40-year pilgrimage to the Promised Land.
Many people who are not Jewish celebrate Passover or are
invited to join the celebration at the traditional Seder dinner.
I was guided to
the words of Estelle Frankel, a Berkeley psychotherapist, teacher of
Jewish mysticism and ordained rabbinic pastor who eloquently reveals
the secret meaning of Passover. I found this "secret" to be very much
aligned with our quest for prosperity consciousness as well as our
subconscious resistance to it — certainly the foundation of the Feel
Free to Prosper teachings.
Frankel believes that the Passover
holiday is a vital tool for self-transformation as well as for healing
the world. See if these excerpts from her book, Sacred Therapy: Jewish
Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness, strike a
cord in you also. I found them to be profound food for thought — mental
"matzoh" to bring to our subconscious "seder table."
Read her words carefully. They just may contain a key that will open your door to the Promised Land of prosperity...
a therapist, I use the symbols and the allegories of the Exodus as a
map of the process of transformation...it shows both our desire for
change and our resistance to it; it also shows how life forces us to
change, and how if we don't continually change and grow, we die.
the beginning of the Book of Exodus, we have a family of 70 people
going to Egypt because of a famine, and they settle in Goshen -- the
land of Goshen is at first this very fertile, nurturing environment
where the [Jewish] people can grow into a nation. But over time it
changes, and what was once a nurturing womb for growth becomes this
oppressive society where they are enslaved. It's clear that they have
to get out of there, and eventually Moses leads them to freedom. We can
see that as a symbol of how we often develop life structures,
relationships or even careers where we thrive for some period of time,
and there is room for a lot of growth, just like the fetus in its
mother's womb can grow and be nourished, but then eventually it gets to
be a tight space -- the Hebrew word for Egypt, in fact, is Mitzrayim,
which literally means a tight place, a place of constriction.
is a tension between the part of us that wants to just stay in the
known, stay in the old, even if it's uncomfortable, even if there is no
room to move or grow, and the part of us that wants to change. But
there are a number of forces that can cause us to break free. One is
pain itself. Feeling the discomfort is a great impetus to change.
Another is believing that change is possible, finding hope....many
people come in to therapy and really don't believe that they can
change; they think that how they have been is how they will always
"...You know...a Hasidic master said it was easier to
take the Jews out of Egypt than to take Egypt out of the Jews.
Similarly, it's often true that people move on and leave [bad]
situations, but then they go and recreate them, because the deeper
dynamic that got them there in the first place hasn't really shifted.
People change their outer circumstances, but their inner landscape
remains unchanged. Deeper work really has to address the images, the
deep-seated images, we have of ourselves...
"...I think the great lesson is that change is possible, that how things are now is not how they have to or will always be."
Well said, Dr. Frankel.
You have what it takes to part your "red sea"
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Jenett, Feel Free to Prosper
Jenett, an accomplished business owner in the corporate arena, founded
the Feel Free to Prosper program to mentor and teach others to become
aligned with Universal laws and accept their right to prosper. For more
information, visit www.FeelFreetoProsper.com.
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