Bitachon is so powerful that the Baal Shem Tov once said: When G-d wants to punish someone, He must first take away from him his Bitachon. When we really trust G-d and not nature, it is so powerful that nothing can happen! Our Bitachon must thus be compromised for any force to have control over us.
It’s hard to get the big picture when you have such a small screen. Bitachon means we got to expand our screen.
The Tzemach Tzedek writes a story.
It was Motzaei Shabbat Parshat Shemot, 24 Teves, 5673, December 1812. He was praying the Maariv service. His grandfather, the Alter Rebbe, passed away that night at 10:25 PM, and this happened a few hours, earlier. The Tzemach Tzedek apparently saddened over the condition of his grandfather, prayed with a sing-song of depression and sadness.
When he finished praying, his grandfather told him: “Your inner state of mind effects reality! Do not sing songs with tunes of depression. The world is like a mirror. When you reflect an image of sadness and dread, that is what comes back to you. The Divine energy mirrors your own inner reality.”
I read a story about a man who was in a car accident and bleeding profusely. Another man pulled over. He happened to be an EMT but did not have any equipment. He saw that this man was going to bleed out and there was nothing he could do.
Feeling bad to tell this to the man, he started telling him that he was an EMT and that he can see that his own body was already stopping the bleeding and starting to heal.
Amazingly, this man’s body actually stopped bleeding out and by the time the ambulance got there, the situation has improved. The man was saved.
Conversely, I once read of an experiment where they blindfolded people and told them that they were holding the tip of a paper clip over a flame, and were then going to touch the tip to their arm, and how it would cause a tiny burn. The person is waiting for the burn and the experimenter touches the tip to their arm. In actuality it was just a regular pencil tip that he touched to the person’s arm, however, the person’s arm actually sprouted a red blister in that spot like a tiny burn…
At last, we understand why the Torah makes a point to tell us about Moses’ intense fear when he heard that incident was known to the Jew he was chastising.
Note the sequence of the verses: “And Moses became frightened, and he said, the incident has become known. And Pharaoh heard of the incident and he sought to kill him, and Moses fled…”
The story about Moses’ fear is not an isolated event. Rather, it is here the Torah is teaching us for the first time the “Jewish law of attraction.” Moses’ fear and expectations that evil will befall him was the decisive factor in this story. So potent was Moses’ fear, his “negative visualization,” that his fear blossomed into fruition—his deed was reported to Pharaoh, and Pharaoh wanted him killed. He then had to flee.
When the Jew told Moses, “will you kill me as you killed the Egyptian,” Moses was overtaken by fear. And not only in his heart. He even verbalized it: “He said, the incident was known.” It was these very expectations and the words that concretised them, that actually had an impact on reality. His fear translated into a “vibe” that arrived at Pharaoh.
If he had been optimistic, if his expectations could have been wholly positive, he could have averted his own arrest by Pharaoh.
“Think good and it will be good”! We often fail to realize how deeply powerful our thoughts and expectations are. We do not realize how the genesis of so many obstacles in our life is not written in stone; they are written in our mind.
We define the reality and compress it in the box of our mind’s limits.
Have the courage to change your mindset, and so often you change much of your reality. Moshiach NOW!!!