a fundamental difference between Christianity and Judaism is repentance

How this difference renders you ineffective in your life and how to change it

Transcription, again by the amazing legrande...

A FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM IS REPENTANCE

One of the things I do is record really short segments with an idea or two. Because I hurt myself and can’t type, I set up this audio system so I can keep a presence on the internet for my audience. The interesting thing is much less people are actually opening the posts…which is weird. But I have a hunch that the people who do listen are getting more out of the audios than they used to get out of the articles.

I want to talk about something that I’ve been beating like a dead horse–and the results are quite similar. And that is attempting to change your mindset about what it takes to get something. Today I’m going to talk about how to benefit from the energies that I sold you. Because this is a principle that I’m going to share: “If it’s true anywhere, it’s true everywhere.” Which means if it’s true for the audios, it’s going to be true for my articles…or for love…or for going to university or going to theatre. Everywhere.

I’m talking about being a co-creator in your experience.

Why is the dominant mindset worldwide so passive? My hunch is Christianity or the introduction of Christianity has a lot to do with it.

Let’s explore this idea that Christianity has something to do with a passive mindset. I had this thought that is true but may not be the whole truth. And that is how Christianity vs. Judaism treats repentance. I am not an expert in Christianity or Judaism but I have witnessed it inside and out. Inside, because I am an empath. Outside, because I lived most of my life in countries where Christianity is the dominant religion. I also lived in Israel and I am also a Jew.

In Christianity when you do something unethical or wrong, the religion considers it a sin. What you do is you go to the church–and if I understand correctly, all Christian establishments are called church. You talk to a pastor or a reverend or a priest and you tell them what you did. And they tell you this is how many prayers you need.

You tell the truth about the wrong that you did to a third party. Not to the person whom you wronged but to a third party whose job is to forgive you.

They are the representatives of God on earth (makes me laugh a little) and they are going to impose penance on you. in Christianity, you are never asked to ask for forgiveness, never asked to talk to the person that you wronged and take your due pay­–the resentment, the anger, getting beaten up or getting killed. You never have to really face what you did. You get off scot free without a real punishment.

In Judaism, you don’t get the same experience when you go to the rabbi. A rabbi is a teacher, somebody who knows how to be in the world true to Judaism. You’d say, “I did this and this and this wrong against Joe Schmo and I feel bad about it.” And the rabbi would say, “So what are you going to do about that?” You see it’s going to be a conversation, right? Very different than Christianity. Maybe you say, “I’m just gonna feel bad about it.” Or “I'm going to give him some gift.” Or “I’ll do nothing.”

The rabbi will say, “If you want to remove this black spot from your heart, you may need to speak to the person who you wronged.” And that’s uncomfortable. And you don’t wanna. (I don’t wanna, either!)

That’s a big difference because you can’t take responsibility for what you did without actually facing the piper, paying the piper. The piper is like a judge and the only authentic judge is the person who you wronged. In Christianity, you say some prayers. In Judaism at the minimum between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, you have ten days to contact all the people that you know that you wronged and all the people that who you may have wronged…and you apologize. You pay the piper. And they do the same thing to all the people who they wronged or may have wronged.

Everyone clears the slate–which means you can start new.

That’s a big difference. In Christianity, you have this remote God thing. You communicate with it and you are going to say some prayers. You have no idea if anyone is listening and honestly you don’t care. That’s one level of involvement. The second level is Judaism where you have a conversation and you decide that you are going to clear the slate. You actually go to the person you have wronged and you repent to those people. And then they say, “Oh, you’re a horrible person” or “I never want to see you again” or “Give me my money back that you stole!” or whatever. That’s a whole different level of involvement.

Why am I talking about this?

Because the relationship to life is co-creative. Not the Christian way or the more modern version of Christian thought: The Law of Attraction. No, it’s not like that at all. The relationship to life is co-creative. You cannot expect life to give you anything unless you did at least half of it. You just can’t. But you do if you’re Christian or follow the Law of Attraction. Whereas if you are a Jew–and you live like a Jew–you know if It is to be, it’s up to you. You have to do all of it.

Let’s talk about a lever. A lever is like a seesaw that you see in a park. There is a person on either side and in the middle, there is a pivot. In the pivot, you don’t have to completely counter the other person’s weight. You can just start it and the pivot takes the bulk of it. This is a very good model for how to accomplish things in life. You do what you need to do, and the rest is going to come through the pivot.

I would say the pivot in life is the mindset, the context, the attitude.

Maybe your attitude is that you’re a victim–and most people live in that mindset. Maybe your attitude is you don’t have anything to give and therefore you’re stingy. If that’s the case, you are going to have to put in more if you want to get something back than if you come from generosity or responsibility. When you come from those other mindsets or attitudes, the pivot will help you more.

Why? I don’t know. It is a principle of life. I am not smart enough to understand why. Maybe I’m not even interested. Because if I started to elaborate on that, you would think I’m talking about the Law of Attraction. But I’m not.

Consider this: in those documented instances when people got something that was unpredictable and they got it faster than expected, they had an authentic and real attitude shift. But most people, they pretend. I know many people that pretend gratitude and appreciation but I can feel their feelings. They come from “scarcity “and “stingy” and “wanting.” And what is the attitude of wanting?

Wanting is as tight and as closed and as greedy as it comes. When you are wanting, you come from wanting something because either you don’t have it, or you don’t want someone else to have it. That is not an attitude where you put in half or a quarter or one third and you are going to get a pivot where the universe does the rest of it. A pretend attitude will not change the dynamic. In fact, it’s going to make it worse. So how do normal people approach this idea?

They are told to have a strong, strong, strong desire or create a big, bodacious goal. They say create mind movies or vision boards where you are reaching for the sky.

They are misguiding you.

They put you in the attitude of wanting–which is just another way to say greed, stingy and scarcity. You are going to end up with dirt in your hand more often than not. And if not, it’s still going to feel like work because you won’t experience the kind of partnership that people have who don’t fall for this stupid advice.

You want to experience the type of partnership where it’s like dancing. But we don’t touch each other as we dance anymore. We just move and we are separate and we want to do our own thing. But the truth of the matter is that trains you to not be in partnership with another person or with the universe–so you are shit out of luck. Even our dancing moves towards Christianity where the real intimate, co-creative relationship with reality is more like Judaism.

Now getting back to the audios or healing or the articles: if you don’t put in your weight, if you don’t consider it a see-saw–pretty much nothing will happen. Nothing. And that’s very disappointing­– more for me than you. Remember the cow wants the calf to suckle more than the cow wants to suckle. The cow has all that milk pressing on their udders and the calf wants to feel hungry to suckle. The pressure of hunger is less severe than the inner pressure on the udders.

it’s the same thing for people who have something to offer like me. I am dying for you to get it! But you only get a minuscule percentage of it. Why? Because your relationship to what I say is the Christian relationship. You stand separately and therefore nothing or not much is going through.

When you want to really understand this, listen to my short message to LeGrande where I celebrate his breakthrough of going from stingy to generous. And his vibration goes from whatever low it was to 200 which is the pivoting point between low vibration to high vibration. Once you get to 200, it’s still work but it may be easy to go higher.

OK, that’s it for now. I hope this made sense. And if it didn’t, it would be generous and very Jewish of you to ask questions. But If you related to it in a Christian way, you won’t ask questions and you won’t get much.

Author: Sophie Benshitta Maven

award winning architect, magazine publisher, transformational and spiritual coach and teacher, self declared Avatar

3 thoughts on “a fundamental difference between Christianity and Judaism is repentance”

  1. I didn’t know anything about how Jews handled repentance. Having a conversation with the individual you harmed takes massive courage and action. Not for wimps. You did it, you sort it out attitude. ‘What are you going to do about it? ‘

  2. Yes Wendy. asking forgiveness of the person you harmed is harder.
    reminds me of the conversation between the pig and the chicken. they plan to invite all their friends for brunch and are discussing the menu. the chicken suggests ham and eggs. the pig sees that he would be committed and the chicken would be involved. said another way the chicken does the christian “breakfast” while the pig would do the jewish breakfast…carve out its own flesh

  3. I didn’t understand the difference between commitment and involvement before. The ham and eggs story makes it clear. And thank you Legrande for the transcriptions 🙂

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