I testify that the Kwatamani experience has transformed me. On a physical level, I have lost over 50 pounds, eliminated a flop-over belly as well as occasional headaches and muscle pains. On the mental level, I would worry a lot and be depressed. Would I get a job in time? Is life worth living? Is getting up, going to work, watching TV and going to bed all there is?
As a child, I went to Hebrew school where we learned about the relationships between God and his people. These folks had a one-on-one relationship with God. You know, like good friends. I asked the teacher and the rabbi why God was available for them, but not for us, or specifically me. It was explained that that was a special time, but we get a consolation prize of just reading about it. But I wanted to DO IT. I wanted to experience God directly, so that I would see why this praise was warranted first hand.
When I was a young child, I tasted canned beets, and they were yucky. Later, I tried raw beets straight, and they were delicious.I figured out that adults were stupid to take a raw, yummy beet and destroy it with heat and canning until it was inedible. Why did my mother buy it?