A dear friend of mine, a wealthy physician from the United States, being a restless globetrotter, came a few years ago to visit Israel as a casual tourist. His tour guide took him to all the interesting spots in the Land. Nothing touched him. Nothing even caught much of his attention. The last day of the tour was scheduled to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem. When he
approached it, he stood there and then placed his
forehead against the ancient wall. Suddenly he began to cry. He hadn’t cried since he was a child, but now he couldn’t stop. He kept on crying for half an hour, stunned with what was happening to him.
This experience changed his life. He returned to Israel, got in touch with good people, began to learn, married an angelic kind of woman residing in Jerusalem, and bought a beautiful home five minutes walk from the Western Wall. He keeps growing, helps people in many ways, and is enjoying life.
Testimonies such as these are plentiful. What is the Western Wall?
The heart of Jerusalem
A sacred place
An open space under the sky
Facing an ancient 3,000 years old Wall
Where the first and second
Temple stood many centuries ago.
The Kotel, the Western Wall,
A place of intense, powerful, ineffable energies.
From all corners of the world, people stream by to invoke blessings, divine interventions, protection and healing love for each other, for the whole world.
Hearts are opening, finding blessed relief in floods of tears, in shining inner revelations, renewed strength, confidence and trust welling
up from deep within, awakening deep love for the
Sensing awesome forces enveloping us, purifying, elevating, transforming, supporting, and responding to the changing needs of every moment.
Like a flowing river, thousands of people are streaming by day and night, year by year.
We are blessing them, blessing the Family of
Mankind to take shelter under the protection of
the Supreme Creator of Life. Blessing all to receive Heavenly Light.
Like dew from heaven, deep stillness alights over us. We find ourselves graced with healing peace, enveloped in the heartfelt prayers of many others standing by. We are joining in with their silent pleas, their profound inner yearnings.
Sensing their immensely precious souls, their sacred essential beauty, their courage, basic goodness and innocence.
Gentle people from all nations gather here, yearning for the Light, seeking Peace, messengers from afar:
South America, Australia, South Africa, Europe,
China, the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Korea, to name a few…
At times, past midnight on Holydays, hundreds of Yeshiva students stream in with their Rebbe, joining hands, forming one majestic circle, chanting, swaying back and forth in rhythm with the chant, in joyful communion with each other.
On special celebrations and High Holydays, many thousands gather here together, taking shelter under the wings of Divine Presence, poignantly invoking blessings and protection over the entire people of Israel.
Together we are soaring with intense yearning to remain lovingly connected with the awesome Presence of the Most High, the Supreme, life giving,
healing Presence that supports us always and
We are joining in with the passionate, overwhelming, ancient cry of the People of Israel, the cry for Redemption, for the new messianic Light to illuminate our souls and the entire
We know and sense the awesome, infinite Presence, truly there, almost palpable, all- powerful and loving, washing away our fears, our doubts and stubborn inner resistances,
cleansing, renewing and strengthening us.
We feel a profound desire to support, comfort and encourage our brethren as we are walking together with them along our challenging journeys through life.
We can also sense the majestic presence of countless great souls from higher dimensions seeking to reach out to us, blessing us with their energy of living support, their caring and compassion.
We are blessing the Eternal, Awesome One, Supreme Source of all Good, who is ever awaiting our choices to connect and reconnect with
heavenly Love. We are learning to listen to the word of God.
From the book: Masters and Miracles – By Liliane Ritchie
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