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Tips for Preparing to Have a Great ONE Convention Experience

A Workshop Circle at a Convention

Question: In what way is attending the ONE Convention bestowal to the friends? How do we prepare for the maximum amount of bestowal to pass through us to the friends at a convention?

Dr. Michael Laitman: We need to determine—say once every two weeks, maybe even once a week, because I have a few trips in between—this type of lesson on a weekly basis and study things If you want we’ll go over the materials, we’ll have on the landing page of the convention site, and we’ll all advance together, so we all are on the same page in terms of the necessary materials, so that afterwards we will be more into the convention. I recommend this not just for the American Convention but for all the upcoming Conventions that we’ll have on the way to New Jersey, in Latin America.

Student: We’ve planned at least one more lesson, but now that you say, sure. If we’re on a series of Congresses in South America and North America, so maybe once a week is great!

Dr. Laitman: Yes, please! Choose a morning, something more comfortable for you because it’s the evening for you, and we’ll do it. I’ll be happy to. I get pleasure seeing you on screen. We see Chile too. I was in contact with South America and Chile yesterday.

Question: In terms of coming to the convention on the same page with the necessary materials, you alsomentioned that in the preparation talk we had a week ago, that we all have to come to the convention on the same page, so to speak, at the same level. What do you mean by that?

Dr. Laitman: It’s not an internal level, where a person who is not at this spiritual level is not worthy of the convention. No, this is a bit of information that you need to know so things won’t seem weird to you—desire, connections, Sefirot, a little bit; corporeality, spirituality, bestowal, reception, connection, breaking of the vessels, correction of the vessels.

Think that we will study. Prepare the material and we will study. The situation that I feel now is already compelling me to speak in a special style, i.e. if previously we thought of speaking in a certain way, once you come in contact with people, you see that you have to speak differently.

This Q&A is based on the Special Q&A Session with Dr. Michael Laitman in Preparation for the ONE Convention, which took place on Sunday, June 16. Watch the whole video & stay up-to-date with ONE Convention preparation materials here »

North America ONE Kabbalah Convention - August 8-10, 2014 - New Jersey, USA

  

There Is a Big Difference between Being Physically at the ONE Convention and Being Connected to It through the Internet

Dr. Michael Laitman giving a lesson at a convention

Question: There are English speakers in the U.K., Austral-Asia, South Africa, and all around the world. Is the New Jersey ONE Convention this August meant for them too? Should they make the extra step and come to the U.S., or should they get organized where they are?

Dr. Michael Laitman: I can’t say which is better. There are people who live very far. It’s hard for them to come. These people need to organize where they live, say in Austral-Asia. It’s hard to come from there to New Jersey. You have to go half-way around the world, from Africa or whatever. I would recommend for them to connect among themselves and determine a place where they are going to have a mirror convention and do it there.

By the way, that is true not only for English speakers, although the convention in New Jersey is in English. There will be mirror conventions all over South America, Europe, Russia, Asia. So you don’t have to come to New Jersey. If you can come and attend physically, it’s great. But if you can’t, go to a mirror convention close to your area.

Question: From July 25, we will be starting a whole string of conventions in Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and then we will make it to New Jersey on August 8. The question is, how do we, the whole World Kli, have to get organized? Should we have mirror conventions for each and every convention?

Dr. Laitman: I don’t know how to answer that. Almost every day I’ll be in a different place in South America. At least, there should be mirror conventions held together with the New Jersey ONE Convention, which is the last and biggest one in this series. I think that there, we should all try to connect and be in our places, but together with all the friends that you can gather into that place.

Student: So the ONE Convention is happening the world over, not only in New Jersey, but really all over the world. People are getting together for mirror conventions and we really encourage anyone and everyone, whoever is in North America, to get to New Jersey.

Dr. Laitman: Yes, there is no doubt. From Alaska to even Mexico perhaps. I expect everyone to be there. There is no doubt that there is a big difference between being physically in the convention and being connected to it through the Internet.

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This Q&A is based on the Special Q&A Session with Dr. Michael Laitman in Preparation for the ONE Convention, which took place on Sunday, June 16. Watch the whole video & stay up-to-date with ONE Convention preparation materials here »

North America ONE Kabbalah Convention - August 8-10, 2014 - New Jersey, USA

  

We Are the People – New ONE Convention Song Written for Celebrating the Uniting of Humanity

  

Overcome Fears of Fitting In and Appearing Foolish through a Positive, Supportive Atmosphere of Connection at the ONE Convention

Overcome Your Fears at the ONE Convention

Question: I have corporeal fears of fitting in, of being smart enough, of knowing what to do, where to go and how to behave. I fear appearing foolish in front of people I wish to be more like. Dr. Laitman, did you ever experience these fears?

Dr. Michael Laitman: I never felt these fears because the convention is accessible. That is the atmosphere there. Everyone’s talking and chatting and laughing. They’re happy! It’s connection! There’s a lot of hugging and kissing. Most of the people know each other. Now that I’m looking at the screens I see the majority of faces are already familiar. [Participating groups are shown on the screen.] Toronto, I know the whole group. St. Louis, these friends I’ve known for at least ten years. Chicago too. New York. It’s a beautiful, big group today. San Francisco. Today it’s a full house, a full turnout, all of North America.

Of course there are faces I don’t know, new faces. Miami too. Some are there, some are new. Also, the Yashar Kel Virtual Group are all the people who are starting Kabbalah through Mike Kellogg’s system. They’re doing great work. I have to see all our friends from Yashar Kel at the convention.

It’s time for us all to come together, because it’s impossible to continue in this way. Those who aren’t moving toward connection cut themselves off from discovering the Upper Force. By not moving toward connection, you won’t actualize the wisdom of Kabbalah.

First of all, the connection has to be among us, and as much as we can, we need to also act toward the general public.

This Q&A is based on the Special Q&A Session with Dr. Michael Laitman in Preparation for the ONE Convention, which took place on Sunday, June 16. Watch the whole video & stay up-to-date with ONE Convention preparation materials here »

North America ONE Kabbalah Convention - August 8-10, 2014 - New Jersey, USA

  

What Is the Essence of the ONE Convention?

What Is the Essence of the ONE Convention?

Question: Connection is the essence of the ONE Convention, and the aim is to attain that force of connection coming up to and in the convention. So how does one prepare for that socially and emotionally?

Dr. Michael Laitman: Those who study the wisdom of Kabbalah have to know that it talks only about connection, unity. If you are detached from everyone, you cannot feel more than you feel now, i.e. our situation, this world. I live where I now feel, and I feel nothing else if I am detached from others.

The minute I begin to unite with others—uniting means that someone else’s desires become as my own, which is impossible with our strength, but only with the light that reforms—then I begin to feel new phenomena through the connection between us, in our common desires, called “the upper world.”

We learn it from the breaking of the vessels. There was one desire; it was filled with one light. It was the world of Ein Sof [infinity]. That state shattered. As it shattered, each part fell into a sensation called “this world,” which is how we feel. To the extent that we connect or unite we begin to rise on the ladder of the worlds. We begin to feel in the connection between us.

Let us say I become 20 percent connected with others as one desire. I thus feel the world of Assiya, another 20 percent, the world of Yetzira, another 20 percent, the world of Beria, another 20 percent, the world of Atzilut, another 20 percent, and the world of Adam Kadmon. All of them together, when they are merged, are “the world of Ein Sof [no end, infinity]”. It’s all about connection of the broken Kli (vessel) which is done by connection.

Connecting all these things together is our work, as well as showing this explanation well, in the right way. Although it is inconvenient and because our nature is the complete opposite, but introducing it in such a way that… we have to. We’ve got no choice. Let’s try. Look at what we get for it. If we introduce these things to people in the right way, it is measured in the right psychological steps as we approach them, they’ll have no choice. They’ll have the blows on one hand, our explanation on the other hand, with a few sweets—we have to tell them how much we gain by the connection between us—and with the help of the light that reforms, we discover the spiritual life. Moreover, by that we indeed gain the world of Ein Sof, an eternal life, unbounded existence. Let’s hope that we reach it.

This Q&A is based on the Special Q&A Session with Dr. Michael Laitman in Preparation for the ONE Convention, which took place on Sunday, June 16. Watch the whole video & stay up-to-date with ONE Convention preparation materials here »

North America ONE Kabbalah Convention - August 8-10, 2014 - New Jersey, USA

  
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