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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Aligning with Natural Law

King Solomon said that the wise person sees the result of their actions. The slower learner doesn’t seem to get the result of their actions.  I joke about this when we talk about diet, but it is bigger than that. There are two levels of understanding actions and their ramifications.  On one level there is cosmic flow and cosmic ramifications.  The other level has to do with natural law. If you try to break the laws of nature they will break you. It’s not a break even. You will lose.  Part of wisdom is starting to understand the laws of […]

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Becoming a Slave to the Truth

Stay Faithful to the Truth

The one who is a slave to the truth is truly liberated. That is a paradox, but it is the deeper understanding. Once we understand the truth, we must then be faithful to that truth that we have experienced. Without that we have liberation insight, but we cannot hold it in our practice. This is why so many teachers fall. They are not able to hold faithful to their insight into the truth. I am more deeply clarifying the meaning of enlightenment. It is not enough to know the truth and to have the inner experience of it. One must bring […]

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Heart-Wisdom Peace

Heart-Wisdom Peace

L’Shem Yichud is a prayer about the merging of the Heavens and the Earth. It’s a prayer about merging our spiritual lives with our physical lives and, in a sense, about bringing transcendence into the physical plane so that there isn’t a gap or separation. Specifically, this prayer is about bringing spirit into the world to help ameliorate the consciousness of conflict that is currently happening everywhere on the planet. This is the essence of wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to integrate all the levels of yourself and all the levels of consciousness occurring in the world and being at […]

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Integrating the Heavens and the Earth

We as humans have the task of integrating the heavens and the earth simultaneously.  When we don’t do this, we become imbalanced – imbalanced in health, imbalanced in our relationships, and imbalanced in our awareness.  One of the biggest tasks in our spiritual life is how to balance everything.  How do we balance the heavenly with the earthly, and somehow make it work in an integrated way?  Not in an extreme way, but in a truly integrated way that helps us to evolve, helps the planet to evolve, our relationships to evolve, and helps everything to become sacred.  This is […]

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The Spiritual Answer to Terrorism

Terrorism is a worldwide problem that will not be solved through compromise, as demonstrated by the failure of Neville Chamberlain regarding Hitler during World War II. Terrorism has fixed beliefs and a strong intellectual justification in its correctness and is fueled by the power of hate. The word “hate” is classically defined as “that which separates”. The power of terrorism is based on the intent to create fear of destruction, physical harm, or death in the masses. It is primarily effective against people who have belief systems and ego identities based primarily on the physical plane. The counterpoint to terrorism […]

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