I wrote in the book and on this blog some very definite instructions to help you. Of course, I am telling you Hashem’s guidance to obtain the best of everything; I only put it in my words. I need not repeat the blog post but invite you to go to the post and refresh your memory (if new to this blog, enjoy): The Key to Happiness
I bring this up at this time since our biggest problem that we have these days is the severe testing of the end of time. I am getting a lot of personal Email, letting me know that it is a big concern of my readers.
I am going to get a little bit harsh in my analysis. I will apologize later, but for now it is time for a reality check. There is nothing in this world that is random. There is nothing by accident, by coincidence, by chance; there is nothing by luck. Everything that happens to each one of us is by design, measure for measure (there he goes again with his favorite expression), according to what we need. That means (here is the harsh reality): we bring on and cause whatever problems we have. If we have sickness, money problems, marital problems, children problems, neighbor problems, (this list is possibly infinite, so time for cut off), etc, etc, etc, WE BROUGHT IT ON OURSELVES!!!!!!
As part of our reality check, meaning a self-evaluation of this concept, we come across the human characteristic of: “It wasn’t me that caused this; it was him or her or them or whomever I can blame.” We don’t like to hear such a message even if it hits home and is 100% true. Our looking for someone to blame is so human. The problem is similar to the reason for Jew-hatred: if you can’t kill the message, kill the messenger.
I have been getting a lot of readers using me as a scapegoat recently. They don’t like the message that I am trying to convey from Hashem, so I get blamed for their problems. “Stop telling me that I should move to Israel, when I have 999 excuses for not moving.” “Stop telling me that I have financial difficulties, when I have umpteen reasons for the problem, and as many people to point the finger at.” Am I saying that all your reasons are not valid? No, I am saying that you caused all those reasons, since Hashem saw well in advance what you would do according to His will, and what you were lacking, and where you needed help. I have said that I have observe tens of thousands of people over a half century and it is totally consistent.
I became a focal point for blame; after all I am the one pointing out this information from Hashem. I don’t mind if you blame me, if it makes people feel better, go right ahead. But, it doesn’t solve your problems. My entire premise is that turning to Hashem and following His very definite instructions is the only way to solve those problems.
I have a very unique situation in life. I am old enough to give Mussar. But, as it is brought down (Sota 49, Sanhedrin 97 and elsewhere), nobody these days wants to hear good advice on how to solve problems. If we won’t even take credit for causing the problem, why do you need someone like me to tell you what to do? Also, (I get this a lot), you don’t know me, and have no idea of my problems. Good point, except, since these problems all come from the same Source, it doesn’t make any difference what the problem is or how severe; the solution is also from that same Source.
I am writing all this for one and only one purpose: to continue to help good people. I care, especially since the solution is so, so simple. We live in very frustrating times, but they are not times to give up or look for excuses, but to do true Teshuvah and solve problems. Do a legitimate reality check and realize what the real problem truly is and what the only solution is.
All that you bring up these days will be resolved. The unsheathing of the sun will solve the medical problems; the moving to Israel for the whole family will be so simple. Everything will happen exactly as you want; all you need to do is completely turn to Hashem to make it as easy as possible. There are always two ways to solve problems, (1) the easy way and (2) the difficult way. I am just suggesting: choice number one. Hashem is with infinite mercy, with infinite caring, with infinite love for each of us. Take advantage of it all.
I would like to repeat a short explanation in the Key to Happiness that I recommended above. It is absolutely the best explanation of the system on Earth that we live under. It is the solution to all our prayers:
I asked for strength, and Hashem gave me difficulties to make me strongThat is reality.
I asked for wisdom, and Hashem gave me problems to solve
I asked for prosperity, and Hashem gave me brawn and brain to work
I asked for courage, and Hashem gave me dangers to overcome
I asked for love, and Hashem gave me troubled people to help
I asked for favors, and Hashem gave me opportunities
I received nothing I wanted; I received everything I needed
My prayers were answered.