Things ARE turning around.
I just feel it in my gut.
Occasionally, my gut feelings can be wrong, of course, and I know we still have a mountain to climb before this totally breaks down. Or at least, what appears to be a mountain to climb.
That ‘mountain’ is as fragile as a hair.
The light of Moshiach and geula is strengthening all the time, and as soon as it breaks through to the surface, it incinerates all the darkness just like that.
That ‘light’ of Moshiach and geula is in each one of us.
Right now, we have to dig deep, tap into to our neshamas, dance and clap our fallen fears away (try stomping on DARPA, that always feels very satisfying…) – and just be a conduit in our own dalet amot for that ‘light’ to start shining out in our corner of the world.
All of us has a job to do, a role to play, in bringing that light of Moshiach and geula down into our own space.
Don’t think ‘what can I do, I can’t make a difference any way…’
Instead, believe the whole world was made for me.
And God has given me the ability to impact the whole world, for good and for bad, with my thoughts, words and actions.
I found a few examples of how different people are starting to manifest that ‘light’ now in Israel, in different ways, on the Habayitah blog HERE.
I’m bringing a couple of the videos she linked to below.
This first one, from secular Tel Aviv activist Avi Barak mamash blew me away:
(You can see a lot more videos on Chananya Weissman’s Rumble channel, HERE.)
The light of Chanuka, of Moshiach, of geula, is shining out in Tel Aviv, via people like Avi Barak.
And here is another example of how that ‘light’ is starting to come out, via whistleblowing nurses in the medical establishment in Israel, explaining how strange and serious illnesses are now exploding across the country – and being deliberately covered up by the government, MoH and paid-propaganda-pretending-to-be-media:
Maybe, you are reading this, and you are thinking to yourself:
I can’t give speeches like Avi Barak.
I’m not a whistleblower.
I don’t write blogs, I don’t have a million Fakebook friends to ‘livestream’ at….
I spend most of my day dealing with the kids, cooking and laundry.
Or trying to make a living to pay the rent and take care of my family.
What can someone like me do, to bring down that light of Moshiach and geula into the world?
Your job, your role, is no less precious, and no less crucially important.
Every sincere prayer you utter, asking God to please end this evil madness…
Every atom of ‘birur’ you do in your own life, to ascertain the difference between ‘truth’ and ‘lies’…
Every decision you make, to try to do the right thing, and to avoid hating the people on ‘the other side’ of this debate, and to uproot your own feelings of anger, fear and despair…
Every dance you do, every clap you make to ‘sweeten the judgments’….
This is what is giving our True Tzaddikim the ammunition they need, to fight this spiritual war.
It’s true, we are nothing and no-one.
At the same time, the whole world was made only for us.
God set things up so there is a partnership going on, here.
He is the One in control, ultimately, and the One who will fix this problem.
But He gave us a job to do, to have emuna, and to follow the advice of our true tzaddikim, and to pray sincerely, and to work on our fear and anger – and that is our part of the bargain, that we can and must fulfill.
Like Rabbi Tarfon explained, we can’t finish the job (at least, not by ourselves…) But that also doesn’t mean we are free to ignore it.
So, even if you are up to eyeballs in dirty dishes, diapers and balagan…
You can still pray for a moment, that God will destroy all this evil.
And even if you are working very hard to provide for your family…
You can still do your best to start working on your fear and anger, and to transform it into yirat shemayim.
We all have our jobs to do.
We all have our work cut out for us, to ‘channel’ that Moshiach and geula vibe into our surrounding, and our every day living.
This Chanuka, the light IS starting to spread to every corner of this very dark globe.
And we are much closer to it being revealed openly, than we think.