Thought for Today
Rabbi Chaim Volozhin, author of Nefesh HaChaim gives us a powerful technique by which we can completely short-circuit any negative, hostile or destructive energy that others may send our way, G-d forbid.
1. Strongly affirm in your heart that there is no power in the world besides for G-d.
2. Focus with all your might on the truth that all the worlds are completely filled with G-d's absolute Oneness.
3. Now give yourself over COMPLETELY to this awareness and pay no attention to anything else.
4. Think only about G-d being the One and Only Master of the universe and attach all of your thoughts to Him.
Rabbi Volozhin says that G-d will nullify all destructive energies that are being directed toward a person that does this technique with pure, sincere and unwavering faith. Since the person has attached himself or herself so strongly to G-d alone, G-d will transcend the laws of nature for the person and perform wonderful miracles on their behalf.
I saw this technique printed in: A Guide to Avodas Hashem: A Scent of Eden. Collected Discourses of Rabbi Yaakov Meir Shechter, p. 246.
Dr. Zev Ballen