Balancing Spiritual Life

Rock Zen Stack in front of waterfall.

One of the most challenging dynamics on the spiritual path is the balance between gevurah and chesed. Gevurah is boundaries and severity. Chesed is loving kindness and mercy. The balance between these left and right poles is tiferet, meaning beauty. Beauty is the balance between severity and mercy. This struggle to find balance between these points is something everyone experiences within themselves. Most of us constantly are asking, “How far do I go?”; “Where do I draw the line?”; “Where should I let up a bit and be gentler with myself and others?” This is a struggle that doesn’t necessarily […]

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Flat Earth

For spiritual life, we have to go inside for some level of truth. People somewhat in control of society have created an overall societal reality and are working very hard to get you to believe in it.  Certain things have been done throughout history that can throw you off.  The Gregorian calendar is an example of this.  It is a calendar system that puts us slightly out of touch, but just enough to throw us off from true astrological time, which is a way that God communicates with us and is a way of organizing the energies coming onto the […]

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Polarity

My 8-year-old granddaughter sent me a little quote. She said, “Everybody stays together until it’s time to go.” This is brilliant. She was speaking exactly to the issues of the time, the deconstruction of society. There is a time to be together, and there is a time to differentiate. The chesed (mercy) aspect of the Tree of Life is togetherness. The gevurah (boundaries) aspect of the Tree of Life is the boundaries, clarity, and discrimination. In our society there is an effort to take away boundaries, clarity, and discrimination because someone will be offended. That leads us to “the blob”. […]

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The Mystery of the Tree of Life Perspective

What’s going on in the world today is a reflection of our collective inner world.  Our inner world is key.  When you don’t understand your inner world, you can’t understand the outer world. One of the biggest tasks on the spiritual realm is the inner/outer balance we create in our own lives.  We struggle sometimes between being too easy and being too hard.  The Kabbalistic model of the Tree of Life comprises ten sefirotic energies that are essentially a pattern for all creation. What is that pattern that we are talking about?  The highest sefirot is keter, which is the […]

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