Balancing Spiritual Life

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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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Attention & Intention

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We relate to our worlds through attention and intention. Attention is how we relate to our respective circumstances. Attention also means being part of the cycle of the Earth, Sun, Moon, and, in part, it relates to your own mind. Unfortunately, today, many people are not particularly paying proper attention to their lives, to their life cycles, to their meaning, how they eat, think, and live, and the result of this lack of attention is chaos. This happens if we don’t pay attention to what we’re letting into our minds, and to how we are living, and to creating holiness […]

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Truth is Beyond the Senses

If we visit a canyon and call into it, our voice will naturally reverberate around and return to us. Do we actually hear our voice? No, we are hearing the echoes of our voice. If we stand under the night sky and look up at the stars, are we actually seeing those stars? We are not seeing the stars; we are seeing light they’ve emitted perhaps millions of years ago. Our hearing and our seeing is misleading. When we look at the stars, we are seeing the reflection of something that happened millions of years ago. Are we looking into […]

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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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Order From Chaos pt. 1

Order From Chaos

How do we begin to make order out of the apparent chaos we see in the world all around us today? How do we even begin to integrate what’s happening? In a global society producing chaos and disorder, we have to start with ourselves. It is most impressive how people lose touch with their souls. Your soul is your gateway to the Divine, to Divine Will, and, ultimately, to the Divine order in the world. However, people are so painfully disconnected for their soul, that they will do anything to feel alive again. The real issue is how to truly […]

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Soul Connection

The Essenes taught soul power and becoming the depth of who we are.  When we follow current events, it appears that many have lost their root and their connection with their soul.  Within the last 50 years we can see that the divorce rates have doubled, teen suicides have tripled, crime has quadrupled, the amount of people in jail is 5 times higher, and depression is 10 times higher.  The United States is the biggest purveyor and exporter of pornography in the world.  Drug use in the United States is highest in the world, and so forth.  To me, this […]

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Protecting Our Minds – Feeling Our Souls

Protecting the mind is becoming one of the most important things we can do in the world to maintain our connection with our soul. Another way of thinking about it, as I teach in my Zero Point course, is that we are all born originals but almost everyone dies as a copy. The idea of spiritual life is to help people to become originals again. This is why the topic of protecting your mind is so important, because the world mass media is profoundly attempting to seduce and distract us into mental slavery through a persistent attempt to confuse and […]

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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 Soul Power of the Unique Expression

Tonight’s communion is the angel of power. We see the world involved in a power-struggle. This is of course an illusory power-struggle for control and domination because in fact, we are never in control. This is a high level of delusion; however, as I’m sure we’ve all noticed, people are willing to kill each other over their delusions in the confusion of asserting power to dominate the world. This never has worked throughout history and never will work now or in the future. This is not how the world is set up on the divine level. There is only one […]

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The Importance of Joy

The Importance Of Joy

Joy plays a very important role in spiritual life.  It’s said in the Torah that one should serve God with joy.  When people serve without joy, they don’t receive the benefits of serving.  In fact, they sometimes get the downside.   What does it mean to serve God with joy?  There are different levels of this (being that there are five levels of the body and five or six levels of the mind depending on the tradition).  The highest level (the sixth level) of the mind is called hiranyamaya kosha.  At the level of the hiranyamaya kosha there is a non-causal love.  […]

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