The tightrope

How do we get the right balance, between getting overwhelmed by painful truths vs going into denial?

More and more, I’m starting to see how so very many people could hear about ‘death camps’ in World War II – and dismiss it all as a conspiracy theory.

The human brain is built in such a way that it can be very quickly ‘overwhelmed’ by scary or disturbing information.

The kind of information that challenges all our assumptions about the world, and shakes us to our core.

Being exposed to that sort of information will almost certainly trip-off one of the brain’s defense mechanisms, aka, stress responses.

In case you forgot, they are:

FIGHT

FLIGHT

FREEZE

FLATTER

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Fighters will get angry – either about the situation, or with the ‘messenger’ that’s giving it over to them.

Flighters will try to shut down the conversation, or ‘escape’ into being busy with something else, or go for a long jog.

Freezers have the greatest capacity to really grasp and accept ‘the depth’ of what they are hearing, but that also gives them the greatest tendency to sink into a deep depression, as a result.

And Flatterers.…Flatterers will go to great lengths to ‘deny’ the plausibility of anything that’s disturbing, scary or worrying for them. That has its place in the world – Flatterers are often ‘salt of the earth’ types, that keep the world revolving as it descends into chaos.

But when disturbing, scary and worrying things are actually becoming our reality – well, you can see why that can lead to some difficulties.

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So, how can we accept truth, and absorb ‘real’ information that could be triggering off our stress response without ‘melting down’, emotionally and spiritually?

Only if we are sticking close to our true tzaddikim.

There is no other way.

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Let’s return to the unconfirmed information that Rabbi Eliezer Berland was forcibly ‘vaccinated’ against his will, while being kept totally isolated in the prison ward of Hadassah hospital

I found something in Rabbenu’s writings that puts a totally different spin on this awful news, as follows:

(This can be found in the book Tzaddik, #78, page 83.)

Rebbe Nachman is talking about his serious illness, and part of why he went for medical treatment in Lemberg (Lvov):

“I used to have a beautiful body. It never made demands or pushed itself forward. Now I need to be careful when I eat, and so on.

I cannot describe the suffering I endured there [in Lemberg], mental suffering, needless to say.

I received medical treatment. I used to drink henna (a Chinese remedy). The people living where henna grows are total unbelievers. They say, ‘There is no law and no Judge’ (Vayikra Rabbah 28).

I used to take other remedies from other places where there are different kinds of heresy. When they all came inside me, they turned into whatever they turned into.”

[Rav Natan explains:] “The drugs from each place all had to come into his stomach in order for the atheism of the place to be crushed. This was true of several drugs.”

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(The passage continues:)

Editor’s note: From this it is possible to gain a little understanding why the Rebbe submitted himself to medical treatment, although there were hidden reasons, as there were behind all his actions and behavior.

But his advice to other people was very emphatically to keep away from doctors and medical treatment.

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Once I read this, I cheered up immensely about the Rav being ‘force vaxxed’.

The side of evil have actually just shot themselves in the foot now, because whatever is contained in that ‘vaxx’ the Rav is somehow sweetening it – from the inside.

Does that mean that all this is going to magically go away, like a fairy story?

Nope.

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Here’s what Rav Berland taught, a few years ago, from HERE, on the subject of how to really make our problems ‘go away’:

The Rebbe (Rabbi Nachman) said in Lesson 206 of Likutey Moharan that a person does a lot of sins, and creates a lot of blemishes, and at first Heaven continues to act towards him in a good way. Hashem starts to call out to him by way of hints, and then progresses to actually calling out, until he starts to get kicked and beaten, and he starts to really suffer.

If you sinned, make teshuva!

And if you don’t make teshuva, then maybe through suffering you’ll start to understand what’s the problem, and then you’ll start to make teshuva.

Start to cry about your spiritual blemishes, start shaking a little, and if you don’t, then perhaps your wife will get ill, chas v’shalom (God forbid) and if not your wife, then it could be your kids, chas v’shalom.

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The Rebbe promised that he would fix everything, but the question is how will he fix it?

Will it take suffering to fix it? We are Jews, nothing is forgiven for free. By the christians, they don’t need to do anything, they just go to their priest and confess once a year, and he tells them that they are forgiven, and after that they continue to act the same way.

But with Jews, there’s no such thing!

We have to pay for our sins, on every sin we have to pay. And if a person doesn’t make teshuva, and doesn’t wake up, then they begin to strike him, and to cause him to suffer, as it says in the verse:

‘There is no suffering without sin.’

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This is how to walk the tightrope we’re all on right now, without going ‘crazy’.

‘Going crazy’ might mean that you turn off all critical thinking, all ability to question authority and to judge rationally, and willingly blind yourself to all the lies and the evil behavior going on right now, because it’s just too scary to really deal with.

If that’s you, try to work on really pumping up your emuna, and your emuna Tzaddikim.

Because evil forces really are at work all over the world, right now, and to deny it is lunacy – and will place you and your family in terrible danger.

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On the other extreme, ‘going crazy’ means making awful ‘predictions’ about the world plunging into the abyss, without taking into account the tremendous power of our True Tzaddikim, and our own prayers and hitbodedut, and saying tehillim and doing kindnesses to really sweeten everything.

If we make some real teshuva, all this will disappear.

It will implode all by itself.

We are all dominos, and if just one domino manages to stand strong against all the propaganda, and refuses to ‘tip’ headlong into a blind rush to get ‘tested’ for Covid-19, or ‘vaccinated’ – that prevents so many more dominos down the chain from falling, too.

Don’t think you are nothing, nobody.

You are a whole world.

And if you can stand strong in emuna, and in emunat tzaddikim, you will influence countless hundreds and maybe even thousands of people to do that too, in all sorts of hidden and obvious ways.

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All of us are mentally exhausted, from the emotional terrorism that’s been perpetrated on us, and our societies, by all these evil, billionaire-controlled ‘governments’ and politicians.

I know it’s hard to hang on, but HANG ON!

Hold on to our true tzaddikim, because they have very broad shoulders, and their strength is really the only thing that can keep us going at this time.

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It’s all going to turnaround, FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE REAL TESHUVA.

Whoever they are.

God loves every single person on the planet.

I don’t believe that the Rav and his community have been through so much harsh suffering for so many years, just for all this to be for naught, in the end.

Each person that makes teshuva about believing the evil media and the evil police and the evil State – they change the whole picture.

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So don’t give up, sweet readers!

And don’t go too ‘crazy’.

Things ARE really bad – to deny that is madness.

But, things can and BH WILL all turn around soon – at least for those people who are connected to our true tzaddikim, and preparing themselves to live in the world of truth.

The next couple of months are going to be difficult, probably.

But hang on!

The salvation of God comes in the blink of an eye.

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3 replies
  1. Nehama
    Nehama says:

    I remember reading that Galia, the young girl with autism, said that people do need to do teshuvah to be saved. Every Jew needs to keep Shabbat and recite Shema twice a day. This is the red line minimum. Has anyone else said that? What do you think? How can we help people to hear the teshuva message who are not connected?

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    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      I think it’s more about avodat hamiddot – developing emuna, emunat tzaddikim, humility and treating other people better, especially our spouses and kids.

      There’s a lot of ‘frum people’ who keep shabbat and say Shema – who have still been totally confounded by all the lies.

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  2. Aron
    Aron says:

    Can’t be emphasized enough.. Judaism is a system of BELIEFS, assumptions, mental habits… The physical mitzvot all follow as a function of that.

    The “red line minimum” is our FAITH. Mitzvot without faith is MEANINGLESS. There is no more basic klal in yiddishkeit!

    I recently started learning Chovos haLevavos and just getting thru the introduction I think the author would be thrown out of most yeshivas if he were alive today.

    The Law is there to define your life the way it must be defined if you want to play on G-d’s team. The Law is unchangeable and eternal. But the Law does not “save”. The Law is not “teshuva”. Teshuva and salvation is higher than the Law.

    Mitzvot without faith is not even Law.. it is “minhag”. It is a “performance”. Most of the religious Jews have no idea what they’re REQUIRED to believe. They are drowning in heresy and philosophy and they think their job is to keep up the “performance” and never make any obvious mistakes.

    Everyone is free to put his mind in the Torah.. who’s stopping you? Did you know “they” used to burn the Talmud? No one has the power to do that today. Think about that.

    Jews have always been “Ivriim”: “on the other side” of whatever nonsense everyone else is doing. Whoever is feeling the pain right now is because he’s not letting go. He wants to, but he’s too afraid to be what he is: “Ivri”.

    We all always knew there was “something wrong”… this is NOT a churban, this is the greatest chesed possible! Hashem is making it EASY for us, He’s rolling out a red carpet out of golus.. why get in our own way?

    I challenge everyone spend one week no media no news no secular knowledge.. learn Torah and pray instead.. see if you ever want to go back..

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