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Meshivat Nefesh #4

The Glory of G-d

The Beauty Within

The sages taught that the Creator takes particular pride and joy in the unique qualities of every single Jew. Each of us is a shining jewel in G-d’s crown, glowing with its own hue, its own individual light.

This isn’t just an abstract idea; it means that the Creator of the universe takes unique delight in me, too. No matter where I’ve been, no matter what I’ve done, I have unique points of beauty and wonder that have never existed before and never will again. My innermost essence is forever beloved to G-d, is always dear to Him.

Dear G-d, please help me to always stay connected with people of truth—evolved souls whose vision reaches to the essence of things—who see the true beauty that is within me even when I have a hard time seeing it within myself.

Please keep my mind and heart open to their vision, so that I will always feel worthy of Your love.

(Based on Likutey Moharan I:17)

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Yehudis Golshevsky
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Yehudis in her own words: When I first began learning Rebbe Nachman’s teachings with my husband and other teachers, I felt as though I had come home to the personal and vital relationship with G-d that I’d always sought. Today, a large part of my inspiration comes from helping other Jewish women discover their own spiritual potential through the meaningful teachings of Breslov Chassidut.

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