Please read,A Call to Action:  No Rest, by Michael Berg author of TheWay.  Then copy the following questions into an email, add youranswers and send to the Mystery School with the subject line:  Intermediate Qab. 2 from ________(your magikal name).  The thing is — since this is Jewish Kabbalah instead of Christian Qabalah — we could spell this lesson abbreviation Kab.2.  But we’d best be consistent, so Qab. 2 it is.

1.  The Kabbalists call our world the _______  ______  _______.

2.  T/F The purpose of the world of action is simply rest.

3.  Our choice is whether this “action” will be ______ and ________or ____  _____  ________ and  _______.

4.  T/F  We can control the nature of the actions.

5.  Our _____  is in determining what ______  of action our________ will be filled with.

6.  Describe what you think the author means by “proactive” and “reactive”?

Exercise:   In what areas do you tend to react?  Describe (confess!).  In what areas do you live proactively? Describe (tell all about it!).

Questions compiled by Deborah Diakonissa, R+C

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TEXT OF ARTICLE (in case it ever disappears from

No Rest, by Michael Berg

The Kabbalists call our physical world the World of Action. This name holds within it a very important and powerful lesson.

The purpose of our lives in this World of Action is simply action. We need to constantly push ourselves to more and more actions of spiritual transformation. This is a relatively clear lesson, but there is another side to this lesson, which is frightening, and important.

The lesson from the term World of Action is not simply an exhortation asking us to continue our spiritual actions and growth, but a statement of fact.This is a world where action will be present in one way or another in our lives here. Our choice is whether this “action” will be positive and proactive or not as positive and reactive. This is not reward or punishment per se but rather the nature of this World of Action. We can chose to spend our time of “action” in proactive action of sharing and spiritual growth or the “actions” can be forced upon us with situations,problems and stress that we would rather avoid. This needs to be a very serious understanding. We cannot change the need for action, it is the nature of this world, but we certainly can control the nature of the “action”.

Understanding this we gain more impetus for our spiritual work, for not only does our spiritual work and actions bring fulfillment to our lives but it also prevents any other not so positive actions from coming into our lives.We should remind ourselves that this is a World of Action, not of rest; our power is in determining what kind of action our lives will be filled with.Keeping this lesson in mind always we can ensure that our lives our filled with nothing but positive, proactive, fulfilling actions.

by Michael Berg, author of”The Way