Have you ever made the decision to let something go only to go after it once again? This week we move into the Kabbalistic portion of Beshalach. Beshalach, simply put, means “to send away” or “sent away”. This portion is important, because this story reflects our movement from one level of spirituality to another, but first the portion starts out with the character of Pharaoh from the Old Testament.
In my practice as a Kabbalistic counselor and psychic astrologer, I often encounter circumstances where my clients have verbalized the desire to let things go. They are tired of the circumstance, which is upsetting their life and wish to move on. Then, out of nowhere, they are entangled within the circumstances once more.
In the story, the Pharaoh after being ravished by multiple plagues let the Israelites leave only to chase them down. Pharaoh reflects our negative ego or “shadow” component of the personality. How many times have you chased something down that you knew you should let go of? How many times has it ended in disaster? According to Kabbalah, whenever we chase something down (and that means anything) it is “dangerous” for us. In addition, we attempt to use a powerful negative “incantation” called “justification” to continue the negative behavior. We convince ourselves that if we did something different everything would work out for us.
This week we are granted the tool of an “inner voice” that is provided to us by “The Light”, in order to fight off the negative thoughts of justification. We can make the choice to allow our “inner wisdom” to guide us rather than our “negative thoughts”.