Netzach; Spiritual Endurance

One of the great wisdoms on the spiritual path is netzach, meaning spiritual endurance. It may seem trivial to compare spiritual endurance with long-distance running, but the truth is that when one is running a long-distance race, one must have a certain pace that supports its completion. One also has to have motivation, which is where the word faith comes in. Faith is not something to believe because someone said so. Faith is based direct experience. Once one experiences inner truth and the soul, then, even though one may not feel it in the moment, one has faith that the truth is there. […]

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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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