Decisions

In ancient times anyone entering the Promised Land was confronted with a very powerful statement between two markers. On one marker were blessings. On the other marker there were curses. One got to choose between life and death. Having just spent 40 years in the desert, the children of Israel now had to choose. Free will choice is the distinguishing mark between being free and being a slave. Slaves don’t have free will choices. Free will is a gift that we have for our spiritual evolution. Sometimes people come from the place of ego when they are promoting free will choice, and, yet, free will […]

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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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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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You Must Follow Before You Can Lead

When I was on my football team at Amherst College, there was writing on the wall, which said, “You must learn to follow before you can lead”.  I remember how important this was.  At first, as a starting varsity player as a sophomore, I didn’t even talk.  I played hard and did fine and got to the point where I got to be the captain of an undefeated team in my senior year.  As captain it was my duty to talk.  I was happy not talking, but that was my new role.  Years later, when I was in India living […]

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The Essene Sevenfold Peace

There is so much disinformation in the media and online that this year’s Modern Essene Gathering will focus on how to strengthen our soul connection. Our world is being filled with a potentially overwhelming amount of dissonance, misinformation, and disinformation aimed at overwhelming our conscious mind in a way that deludes us into a subtle disconnection with our souls. At this year’s Modern Essene Gathering we’ll discuss questions such as, “Did the Israelite Exodus from Egypt, as many archeologists believe, never happen, undermining historical basis of the Torah?” and “As much of the western world is secularized and turns away from […]

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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 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 Faustian Deal of the Trans-human Illusion

The Faustian Deal of the Trans-human Illusion

Humans are developing computers with artificial intelligence having more brainpower than humans. Whether it happens 5, 10, or 20 years from now, it will eventually come to be. There is now a movement where people are actually implanting themselves, or planning in the future to do so, and becoming part computer. The wisdom question is, “What is this about”? Do we really want our brain to come under the direction of a computer and ultimately who programs that computer? Do we really need to interface with computers by letting them control our bodies and brains? What are we doing? Trans-humanism […]

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Resisting the Pressure of PC

There is a subtlety in the merging of the heavens and the earth. We really live on multiple planes. Tonight’s Essene communion is about the Koach Mah – the “Power of What.” This morning’s Essene communion was about Life Force. Those two go together. In the context of the larger picture, there are real forces happening on the planet that are distinctively unbalanced. There is much chaos on the planet. The Torah teaches that there’s a dynamic play between individual expression as part of dynamic whole and also the role and interface with the collective. That dynamic balance is a […]

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Living with Full Spiritual Intensity

I will share with you a wisdom that appeared to me 50 years ago when I was a senior in college and I walked out on the football field. I thought, “What am I doing here? This is only a game.” The other part of the wisdom was that yes, it is only a game but if you do not play it intensely you’re not going to do very well. I wasn’t one of the bigger players but I was the caption of what ended up being an undefeated college football team. This was all about intensity. As we look […]

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