Activate Your Power of Speech

Hold On! – Meshivat Nefesh #18

“Mama Loshon”—Mother Tongue

Sometimes we find ourselves in places where G-dliness is in concealment, often enough as fallout from our own poor choices. But Rebbe Nachman offers a powerful piece of advice:

“Speech is called ‘the mother,’ and just like a mother will follow her children wherever they go, your power of speech goes with you wherever you do, no matter how far from G-d you seem to be. If you’ll activate your power of speech to keep talking about G-d, to study Torah and pray, to speak to G-d, your ‘mother tongue’ will keep you in a state of connection…and eventually take you back home.”

Dear G-d,
May I always remember this secret,
of the power of my speech to keep me connected to You
oo matter where I go or what I do.
May my “mother tongue” of faith
follow me everywhere I roam
and keep me aware of You
so that I will always find my way home..
(Based on Likutey Moharan I:74)

Author: Yehudis Golshevsky

Yehudis in her own words: When I first began learning Rebbe Nachman’s teachings with my husband and other teachers, I felt as though I had come home to the personal and vital relationship with G-d that I’d always sought. Today, a large part of my inspiration comes from helping other Jewish women discover their own spiritual potential through the meaningful teachings of Breslov Chassidut. Yehudis Golshevsky has been teaching Torah classes to women and working in Torah publishing for nearly twenty years. She’s a graduate of Yavne Teacher’s Seminary in Cleveland and holds a degree in Judaic Studies from SUNY at Buffalo. Currently, Yehudis is a contributor to and “Pathways”, the Breslov Research Institute’s weekly publication. Since 2006, she’s been taking women’s groups to Uman and other sites in Ukraine for prayer and study. Yehudis lives with her family in Jerusalem.

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