Kabbalah is like sports? Say what?
Okay, let me explain … Just look at how the NBA and NHL playoffs madness takes on a life of its own. People are warming up their intention, how they think, and what they want for their favorite team, even on days when there are no games scheduled.
The TV and Internet are virtually bombarding us with this “intention.” People are wearing their favorite team colors, even painting their faces! Many sports fans put bumper stickers or flags on their cars to support their favorite team. Everyone’s talking about it, bars and restaurants plan special meals and discounts around it, and it’s slowly becoming America’s main event, even for those who are not ardent fans. Incredibly, what happens is that masses of people begin living through the same emotions.
What does this have to do with Kabbalah? The fact is people who study Kabbalah may look like they’re doing something remarkably similar: working up a special “intention” (of bestowal), pumping up their thoughts and wants in a particular direction, and rooting for an elusive quality called “bestowal” in every way possible. They cheer each other on just as fans cheer on their favorite team.