The Great Red Way

The Great Red Way

As humans we have the task of simultaneously integrating the heavens and the earth. When we don’t do this, we become imbalanced in our health, in our relationships, and in our awareness. Much of spiritual life is balance. How do we balance the heavenly with the earthly, avoiding extremes, in an integrated way that helps us, our planet, and our relationships to evolve and become sacred. It is no small task. Spiritual wisdom isn’t about great philosophies and ideas, but about how we walk on the earth. In the Native American tradition, we call it the Great Red Way. How […]

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Awakening From the Dream

A liberated being has woken from the dream. In liberation we realize we are free to move in any direction, experiencing everything as multidimensional beings in multidimensional ways. An awake person is alive. We are the expression of God as life. Through the Divine Force (the kundalini or the ruach ha’kodesh), the Divine Urge is activated. It just pulls you along. The awakening of the Divine Urge, as the awakening of the kundalini, is an act of grace. It is the divine kiss that begins a love affair with God. We have built an entire way of life based on […]

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What Do I Know?

One of my teachers, Shlomo Carlebach, the singing rabbi, used to end his stories with the rhetorical question, “What do I know?” The teaching is God reigns over the chaos. The world is forever out of control in our limited understanding, because we don’t know. We look at the politics of the world today, and it is pretty crazy. Everything is complicated. In the story of Korach, the earth opened up beneath him and whole families associated with him went into this hole, even babies. Aren’t babies innocent? Maybe, and maybe not. Maybe, depending on past lives, there was something […]

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