You Must Follow Before You Can Lead

When I was on my football team at Amherst College, there was writing on the wall, which said, “You must learn to follow before you can lead”.  I remember how important this was.  At first, as a starting varsity player as a sophomore, I didn’t even talk.  I played hard and did fine and got to the point where I got to be the captain of an undefeated team in my senior year.  As captain it was my duty to talk.  I was happy not talking, but that was my new role.  Years later, when I was in India living […]

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The Essene Sevenfold Peace

There is so much disinformation in the media and online that this year’s Modern Essene Gathering will focus on how to strengthen our soul connection. Our world is being filled with a potentially overwhelming amount of dissonance, misinformation, and disinformation aimed at overwhelming our conscious mind in a way that deludes us into a subtle disconnection with our souls. At this year’s Modern Essene Gathering we’ll discuss questions such as, “Did the Israelite Exodus from Egypt, as many archeologists believe, never happen, undermining historical basis of the Torah?” and “As much of the western world is secularized and turns away from […]

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Power of Intention

Power of intention can help you, but it can also get in your way. Power must be blended with the flow of grace in your life. All power has to have this balance of alignment with the Divine Will otherwise our intention becomes egocentric. Even with good intentions, we have to be mindful of this. Is the intention coming from you or from your ego? This can be a hard question.

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The One Dominant Force in the World

The world is involved in a power struggle. Of course, it is an illusory power struggle for control and domination, because we are, in fact, never in control. In this high level of delusion, however, people are willing to kill each other in their confusion of asserting power to dominate the world. This has never worked throughout history, and it will never work now or in the future. This is not how the Divine has organized the world. There is only one power. It is the Divine power. It is explicitly set up for this domination to fail. When we […]

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The Faustian Deal of the Trans-human Illusion

The Faustian Deal of the Trans-human Illusion

Humans are developing computers with artificial intelligence having more brainpower than humans. Whether it happens 5, 10, or 20 years from now, it will eventually come to be. There is now a movement where people are actually implanting themselves, or planning in the future to do so, and becoming part computer. The wisdom question is, “What is this about”? Do we really want our brain to come under the direction of a computer and ultimately who programs that computer? Do we really need to interface with computers by letting them control our bodies and brains? What are we doing? Trans-humanism […]

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Resisting the Pressure of PC

There is a subtlety in the merging of the heavens and the earth. We really live on multiple planes. Tonight’s Essene communion is about the Koach Mah – the “Power of What.” This morning’s Essene communion was about Life Force. Those two go together. In the context of the larger picture, there are real forces happening on the planet that are distinctively unbalanced. There is much chaos on the planet. The Torah teaches that there’s a dynamic play between individual expression as part of dynamic whole and also the role and interface with the collective. That dynamic balance is a […]

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Living with Full Spiritual Intensity

I will share with you a wisdom that appeared to me 50 years ago when I was a senior in college and I walked out on the football field. I thought, “What am I doing here? This is only a game.” The other part of the wisdom was that yes, it is only a game but if you do not play it intensely you’re not going to do very well. I wasn’t one of the bigger players but I was the caption of what ended up being an undefeated college football team. This was all about intensity. As we look […]

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We Are Powered by the Source of the Universe

The merging of the heavens and the earth is the work that needs to be done. It is a lie to say that we only exist in the heavens and it is a lie to say that we are only materialistic. The power comes when you realize we are indeed multidimensional beings. And indeed, we operate on all of these levels. Most of the time we are doing it unconsciously. Part of the work here at the Tree is to help you to realize that you are a walker between worlds; particularly, your own worlds. We are operating on all […]

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May Peace Be With You

The Essenes historically said, “May peace be with you”, as the highest prayer or way of wishing well for people. For them it had a variety of meanings. The highest meaning was to dissolve into the Divine, knowing that you and the Divine are no longer separate and are eternally one. When one knows that it changes how one lives their life. Whatever is happening is the play of the Divine, which we are a part of. In essence, we become merged with the Divine will. When you merge with the Divine will, there is no you left. When there […]

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Intimacy: The Newest & Oldest Frontier

Families exist not only for propagation, but also to provide a training ground for learning how to develop intimacy and a mature emotional body. This function is true for all long-term relationships. Life in the family is designed by its very nature to help our feeling body mature. Intimacy is one of the last frontiers of human consciousness. In true intimate relationships, one experiences durable love, steady trust, and a willingness to be vulnerable. Durable intimacy requires a continual willingness to keep one’s heart open under any circumstances. Intimacy is not about having a fixed and secure relationship. It is […]

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