EVERY BLADE OF GRASS HAS AN ANGEL THAT BENDS OVER IT AND WHISPERS “GROW, GROW!”- from the Talmud

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  1. There are two interesting things about this quote one is that the flow of G-d speech is ever present, which I believe may give some insight to your first post, the other is the Hebrew doesn’t say whisper…

    First a little less nice but more accurate translation of the Talmud passage

    There is not a single blade of grass on earth below that does not have an angel in the heavens above that strikes it and says to it: ‘Grow!’

    So if the angels are striking us all the time what does that mean. Does it explain the source of “pain?” One reading would be that pain is a source of growth. One way to look at it comes from the story of Jacob and the angel.

    Jacob has a dream that he is wrestling with an angel Genesis 32:22-32. The angel pulls Jacob’s hip out of joint, obviously he is in pain. Finally Jacob wrestles the angel to the ground and holds him there. What he says is very interesting. “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” One way to think about this is when you are in pain, you must not let it go until you wring out of it the blessing. Obviously, this is easier said than done.

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