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The 360 blog is closing

May 30, 2009
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I can not believe that Yahoo is closing down 360. that means that I have to transfer my hard work to another page. God I hope that the transition is effective. The new address is, http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ZDO7O3ZNUPQ7FI57CZJOJT2UNA.

I don\’t what I will do for all of the people who are use to coming to this site. I will have to be my media up again. Oh well. I can\’t believe it. I knew it was happening but why.

Last night I went to worship service and lost my burgundy leather snake skin shoes. The pick pocket people are really good. I did not feel a thing. Nevertheless, we are now in the messianic era and I am happily married to the torah, the unadulterated word of God that is repeated over and over in the Haftorah and throughout the Bible.

Notes from Chabad.org:

B\”H – Sivan 1, 5769 * May 24, 2009, Day Four of Week 7 – Netzach of Malchut
 
A person\’s dignity and a leader\’s success is tested by his endurance level. Will and determination reflect the power and majesty of the human spirit. The strength of one\’s sovereignty.
 
How determined am I in reaching my goals? How strong is my conviction to fight for a dignified cause? How confident am I in myself? Is my lack of endurance a result of my low self-esteem? Do I mask my insecurities by finding other excuses for my low endurance level?
 
Exercise for the day: Act on something that you believe in but have until now been tentative about. Take the leap and just do it!

 
B\”H – Iyar 29, 5769 * May 23, 2009 – Day Three of Week 7 Tiferet of Malchut
 
Examine the compassion of sovereignty. A good leader is a compassionate one. Is my compassion compromised because of my authority? Do I realize that an integral part of dignity is compassion?
 
Tiferet – harmony – is critical for successful leadership. Do I manage a smooth-running operation? Am I organized? Do I give clear instructions to my subordinates? Do I have difficulty delegating power? Does my organization work as a team? Do we have frequent staff meetings to coordinate our goals and efforts?
 
Exercise for the day: Review an area where you wield authority and see if you can polish it up and increase its effectiveness by curtailing excesses and consolidating forces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B\”H Iyar 29, 5769 * May 23, 2009 – Day Three of Week 7 Tiferet of Malchut
 
Examine the compassion of sovereignty. A good leader is a compassionate one. Is my compassion compromised because of my authority? Do I realize that an integral part of dignity is compassion?
 
Tiferet – harmony – is critical for successful leadership. Do I manage a smooth-running operation? Am I organized? Do I give clear instructions to my subordinates? Do I have difficulty delegating power? Does my organization work as a team? Do we have frequent staff meetings to coordinate our goals and efforts?
 
Exercise for the day: Review an area where you wield authority and see if you can polish it up and increase its effectiveness by curtailing excesses and consolidating forces.

 

 

B\”H – Iyar 16, 5769 * May 10, 2009

Examine the strength and endurance of your humility. Does my humility withstand challenges? Am I firm in my positions or do I waffle in the name of humility?  Humility and modesty should not cause one to feel weak and insecure. Netzach of hod underscores the fact that true humility does not make you into a \”doormat\” for others to step on; on the contrary, humility gives you enduring strength. Is my humility perceived as weakness? Does that cause others to take advantage of me?

 

 

Exercise for the day: Demonstrate the strength of your humility by initiating or actively participating in a good cause.

 

 

 

 

B\”H – Iyar 15, 5769 * May 9, 2009Day Three of Week 5 – Tiferet of Hod

 

Examine if your humility is compassionate. Does my humility cause me to be self-contained and anti-social or does it express itself in empathy for others. Is my humility balanced and beautiful? Or is it awkward?

 

 

Just as humility brings compassion, compassion can lead one to humility. If you lack humility, try acting compassionately, which can help bring you humility.

 

 

 

 

B\”H Iyar 28, 5769 * May 22, 2009, Day Two of Week 7,

Exercise for the day: Express a humble feeling in an act of compassion.

 

Gevurah of Malchut
Examine the discipline of your sovereignty and leadership. Although sovereignty is loving, it needs to be balanced with discipline. Effective leadership is built on authority and discipline.

 

 

There is another factor in the discipline of sovereignty: determining the area in which you have jurisdiction and authority. Do I recognize when I am not an authority? Do I exercise authority in unwarranted situations? Am I aware of my limitations as well as my strengths? Do I respect the authority of others? Dignity also needs discipline. A dignified person needs to have a degree of reserve.

 

 

 

 

Week Seven – Malchut

Exercise for the day: Before taking an authoritative position on any given issue, pause and reflect if you have the right and the ability to exercise authority in this situation.

B\”H Iyar 26, 5769 * May 20, 2009 Day Seven of Week 6 Malchut of Yesod

Bonding must enhance a person\’s sovereignty. It should nurture and strengthen your own dignity and the dignity of the one you bond with. Does my bonding inhibit the expression of my personality and qualities? Does it overwhelm the one I bond with?

Exercise for the day: Emphasize and highlight the strengths of the one you bond with.

B\”H Iyar 27, 5769 * May 21, 2009

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B\”H Iyar 25, 5769 * May 19, 2009 – Day Six of Week 6 Yesod of Yesod

 

 

 

Examine the bonding aspect of bonding. The forms it takes and its level of expression. Every person needs and has the capacity to bond with other people, with significant undertakings and with meaningful experiences.

 

 

 

 

B\”H Iyar 24, 5769 * May 18, 2009 – Day Five of Week 6 Hod of Yesod

Do I have difficulty bonding? Is the difficulty in all areas or only in certain ones? Do I bond easily with my job, but have trouble bonding with people? Or vice versa? Do I have problems bonding with special events in my life? Examine the reasons for not bonding. Is it because I am too critical and find fault in everything as an excuse for not bonding? Am I too locked in my own ways? Is my not bonding a result of discomfort with vulnerability? Have I been hurt in my past bonding experiences? Has my trust been abused? Is my fear of bonding a result of the deficient bonding I experienced as a child? To cultivate your capacity to bond, even if you have valid reasons to distrust, you must remember that G-d gave you a Divine soul that is nurturing and loving and you must learn to recognize the voice within, which will allow you to experience other people\’s souls and hearts. Then you can slowly drop your defenses when you recognize someone or something you can truly trust.

For bonding to be possible it must embody the other six aspects of bonding. Successful bonding must also include actualizing the bond in constructive deeds.

One additional point: Bonding breeds bonding. When you bond in one area of your life, it helps you bond in other areas.

Exercise for the day: Begin bonding with a new person or experience you love by committing designated time each day or week to spend together constructively.

 

Humility is crucial in healthy bonding. Arrogance divides people. Preoccupation with your own desires and needs separates you from others. Humility allows you to appreciate another person and bond with him. Bonding that is just an extension of your own needs is only bonding tighter with yourself. Healthy bonding is the union of two distinct people, with independent personalities, who join for a higher purpose than satisfying their own needs.

True humility comes from recognizing and acknowledging G-d in your life. Am I aware of the third partner – G-d – in bonding? And that this partner gives me the capacity to unite with another, despite our distinctions.

Exercise for the day: When praying acknowledge G-d specifically for helping you bond with others.

Sovereignty – the last of the seven attributes – is different than the previous six. It is a state of being rather than an activity.

Leadership is a passive expression of human dignity which has nothing of its own except that which it receives from the other six emotions.

On the other hand, malchut manifests and actualizes the character and majesty of the human spirit. It is the very fiber of what makes us human. When love, discipline, compassion, endurance and humility are properly channeled into the psyche through bonding – the result is malchut. Bonding nurtures us and allows our sovereignty to surface and flourish.

Malchut is a sense of belonging. Knowing that you matter and that you make a difference. That you have the ability to be a proficient leader in your own right. It gives you independence and confidence. A feeling of certainty and authority. When a mother lovingly cradles her child in her hands and the child\’s eyes meet the mother\’s affectionate eyes, the child receives the message that I am wanted and needed in this world. I have a comfortable place where I will always be loved. I have nothing to fear. I feel like a king in my heart. This is malchut, kingship.

Day One of Week 7 – Chesed of Malchut

Healthy sovereignty is always kind and loving. An effective leader needs to be warm and considerate. Does my sovereignty make me more loving? Do I exercise my authority and leadership in a caring manner? Do I impose my authority on others?

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