The whole thing about Qabalah is to improve the quality of life, and the most effective way we can do this is by keeping it simple and easy to follow.
After all, there is nothing to be gained in poring over teachings and reading a myriad of books on how to make improvements if you can’t easily grab hold of the message and use it immediately within everyday life.
There is a mass of information on Qabalah and the Tree of Life, and Kabbalah, but in many instances it is delivered in such a way it’s not easy to decipher what is being said and nor is it very practical.
I mean, if you are nurturing a broken heart or trying to come to terms with unexpected change then deep, meaningful paragraphs on being whole within yourself, or relating what has happened to the bigger spiritual picture, is not initially much use or necessarily even appreciated when you feel your whole world has come crashing down.
Rituals are great, and certainly have their place, but not everyone is going to be convinced that the act of performing a ritual is going to make them feel better, or alter anything. And not everyone wants to sit for hours on end meditating on finding a solution, or repeat a mantra they can’t persuade their subconscious that it will work.
There will always be those who enjoy working their way through cryptic teachings, and ambiguous statements but they are in the minority. Most people need things kept simple – a simple guide that will steer them through life’s challenges and forwards towards living a happier, more fulfilling life.
So, a process that works for everyone – regardless of faith, belief or tradition – that includes all options, and one we can comfortably relate to, is a must.
The Order of the White Lion works very much on a practical level and has been successfully helping students for many years to find ways to take charge of their life and change it for the better.
The teachings don’t make promises that life will suddenly run completely smoothly, or that everything we desire will suddenly present itself, but they do help the individual to recognise the hazards and find ways of handling situations, events and people in a much more productive way.
When life hits you with a challenge then finding a way to pick yourself up and feel inspired and motivated to keep going, and find ways around problems is something everyone is going to find useful.
When something, or someone, makes you feel upset or angry the Tree of Life doesn’t encourage you to suppress anger or emotions. Instead it shows you how to take stock of the situation, so you can step back and channel that energy into something more positive, more creative – you are taught how to heal yourself and how to use a negative and turn it into something more productive.
The Tree of Life also keeps us on track with paying attention to the ‘signs in life’ and the ‘consequences’ of our actions. So instead of being caught unaware we are better equipped to think ahead, foresee events and find better ways of managing our responses.
What the Tree of Life does is focus on different aspects of life and gets us looking at the way we operate and function, and shows us ways to improve ourselves and our outlook on life.
Often we find ourselves looking at things we had never considered before. We discover things about ourselves – it’s like we step outside of the box and observe ourselves from a higher level.
The teachings are tailored to suit the individual and it’s all about keeping things real and simple. Separating emotions, thoughts and feelings, to find clarity amongst confusion.
After a while the student finds their approach to life becomes much more detached and objective, rather than emotional and subjective. It becomes obvious that the soul has connected and is much more able to guide.
We become the master within our life – the shepherd rather than the sheep. Able to make choices and decisions that work better for us and bring about changes that fulfil and make us happy.
Sounds too good to be true?
The teachings have stood the test of time. They have been passed down through the ages and although ancient, they are timeless and very relevant to modern day life.