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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Order From Chaos pt. 2

Move Toward The Light

It is helpful to understand that there is a dark side, because if we don’t acknowledge the dark side, as many do not, then we don’t acknowledge the light, and this ignorant lack of delineation creates chaos. Beyond delineating dark and light, we must be aware that we have choices in each moment. In each moment, there is a choice to move toward the light or to be seduced by the pleasure of the darkness. The more you connect to your soul, the more you will naturally move towards the light. But we must be aware that there is that […]

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Essene Week 10: The Essene Way of Life as a Peace Teaching

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The Essenes practiced an agricultural, community-based lifestyle away from the cities. There were no rich or poor among them because of the alignment of their economics, lifestyle, and society with Divine Law. The Essenes considered Divine Law to be the sum total of all the laws governing all manifestations of the forces of nature and the cosmos. This Divine Law is perhaps best summarized as the Living Law of Love and Harmony with All Creation. In accordance with their sense of Divine Law, the Essenes had no slaves and were said to be the first society to condemn slavery both […]

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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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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 Cosmic Aliveness of Liberation

It is said that when Sarah left her body at the age of 127, she was alive all of the days of her life. What we have here is a model of enlightenment in the Torah from the very beginning. What does it mean to be alive? It means you feel your oneness at all times. You feel the emptiness. There is no you. The Divine energy is coming through you at all times. You are free to move in any direction. All of the five levels of the soul are aligned. It means you are tapped into the cosmic […]

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Teachings of Koach Mah, meaning the Power of What

This evening’s communion is the angel of power. We’re going to consider the teaching of Koach Mah, meaning the Power of What. By What, we are referring to the material plane. This power has two sides. On one level we have the deluding power of Mah, meaning we take the material plane as real and as the only reality. That can confuse us in Alma D’Shikra, the world of illusion. That is one point of spiritual confusion. This is how much of the world is operating. Even many religious groups are not really operating beyond a materialistic viewpoint. This is […]

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Eulogy for Kam Lau Night Chase

I just returned from a memorial for my Sun Dance Chief and Spirit Dance Chief, Kam Lau Night Chase. In reflecting on the meaning and power of Kam’s life, he represents to me the greatest gift of the Native American peoples. That gift is not limited to living in harmony with nature, which many Native Americans attempt to do, in which we see the world, not as stewards, but as a living organism which we are one with. The power of Kam’s heroic and courageous life goes beyond his living as Mitakuye Oyasin to an embodiment of what it means […]

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Everything Has Already Happened and Nothing Has Ever Happened

One of the mysteries in looking at destiny is to understand that it has already happened. Destiny is not going to happen or planned to happen; it has already occurred. This understanding alone changes our orientation within Time. Upon closer examination we ask, “Where do I live?” “Do I live in Arizona?” “Do I live on the earth?” “Do I live in the Universe?” “Where exactly do I live?” We ultimately come to the awareness that we live nowhere except inside, and destiny has already happened and never happened.   In essence, we live within our own hearts, within our […]

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