In the beginning of the portion of Ekev we read that if we follow and keep the laws of the Torah God will bless us:
“וַאֲהֵבְךָ, וּבֵרַכְךָ וְהִרְבֶּךָ; וּבֵרַךְ פְּרִי-בִטְנְךָ וּפְרִי-אַדְמָתֶךָ דְּגָנְךָ וְתִירֹשְׁךָ וְיִצְהָרֶךָ, שְׁגַר-אֲלָפֶיךָ וְעַשְׁתְּרֹת צֹאנֶךָ, עַל הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר-נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לָתֶת לָךְ”
“He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock, in the land which He swore to your forefathers to give you.”
The “Baal Haturim” (Rabbi Jacob ben Asher) points to us that the first four words of the blessings (against the four letters name) begin with the letter וְ and end with ךְ, together they are כו = 26 = יהוה. God created the system of cause and effect for us and all good and blessings come from him. All the negativity we experience is due to lack of Light. These are the rules of the game. We can harness the system God created for us to our benefits but that requires deep desire and spiritual connection in truth.
“קָרוֹב יְהוָה, לְכָל-קֹרְאָיו לְכֹל אֲשֶׁר יִקְרָאֻהוּ בֶאֱמֶת.”
“YHVH is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
Truth is an important ingredient in calling on God. The Zohar describes the people who pray to God asking to fulfill their selfish desires as barking dogs, looking for food from their owner.
The rise of negativity in the world is due to lack of Light. We can no longer sit numb in our comfortable TV chairs and see the news as if it is happening on a different planet. We are all in the same pool and we should all work together to purify it from all negative elements. Fighting the evil in this world will only add more evil. God has all the solutions and all we need to do is to call on him in truth and from the heart.
Even if you are isolated on a remote island or a small apartment in a big city, you can make a big difference in the world. Go to UnityZohar.com, read the Zohar and ask God to come to us, reveal his Light, love and bless us all.