Rav Yosef Galimidi shlit'a of Miami asked me to post a synopsis of the Zoom lesson we gave earlier this morning, "Emuna, Effort and Expectations", particularly the ten benefits of a pure soul.
Yom Kippur only atones for those who return to Hashem and believe in its power of atonement, but it doesn't benefit a person who scoffs it and doesn't believe in its power of atonement (Code of Jewish Law, O.C. 607:6)
From this Halacha, we derive a formula for success on Yom Kippur, success that will influence a person's entire year for the very best –
EMUNA – believe in Yom Kippur's power of atonement and believe that Hashem will forgive you of all your sins
EFFORT – asssess yourself, make teshuva and return to Hashem
EXPECTATIONS – a clean bill of spiritual health: not only forgiveness for all your sins, but purification of the soul which is a magnificent gift from Hashem, with the following 10 benefits:
1) inner peace, 2) happiness, 3) patience, 4) no anger, 5) forgiveness, 6) prayers answered, 7) spiritual awareness, 8) understanding of Torah, 9) no outstanding judgments, 10) no fear
Gmar Chatima Tova and much love from the Land of Emuna, LB