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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Building Character (Midot)

Dear Ones, Spiritual life is eternally simple, yet appears complex. It is reflected in what Muktanda’s Guru, the God-merged being called Nityanada, said to him… “Throw away your books and intellectual spiritual questions and meditate.” It is the same message today from an Essene point of view: The teaching of the Torah, its prophets, and of the deep Kabbalah is both simple and profound. It is to live in a way that illuminates and activates our essential, conscious oneness with YHWH. That oneness is already there, but without us being aware of it and putting this teaching at the center […]

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Kundalini

Kundalini (Shekhinah in Hebrew) is the inner spiritualizing energy that takes us to the experiences of non-causal ecstasy, joy, peace, love, and God awareness. These are our natural emotions in Liberation. The power of Kundalini’s unfolding activates the preconditions for Self-realization (Liberation). Kundalini is the Grace of God, which has the potential to transform us into the non-dualistic, holographic, living awareness of the Truth of God, of I AM THAT. A major purpose in understanding Spiritual Nutrition is to eat and live in a way that enhances the spiritualizing force of Kundalini. Once the Kundalini is awakened, it moves through the physical […]

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Beyond I Am

We are born into the dream (or the illusion) of the “I Am-ness”.  And from the “I Am-ness” emerges the personality and the identification with the personality.  From that identification immerges a belief of you being the person within the matrix as your normal state.  It has been said, “I Am the Light, the Truth, and the Way”. We should understand that this speaks of the “I Am-ness” as the “Way”.  This focus on the Way (the “I Am-ness”) is the first step in awakening.  From the “I Am-ness” we have “I Am this” and “I Am that” and we […]

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Dying Into The Nothing

From a liberation perspective, we are never independent. Liberation means you are liberated from the false idea that you are the individual body, mind, and soul. Real liberation is the direct experience of “Dying into the Nothing” where you are free from the delusion of separation. There were some people in prison. They dug a hole and everyone escaped except for one man. He chose to stay behind. In the morning when the jailer came, he found that all had escaped except for the one man who had elected to stay behind. The guard began beating the man who stayed […]

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Measure for Measure

Balancing the Nothing and the Something is a key part of the Wisdom of Liberation. King Solomon said, “The wise person understands the results of their actions.” There are many levels to this. If you eat junk food, you lose your health. Obviously when considering food, there are many that are unwise. This is a simple example. In going deeper we have to consider, “What are the results of our actions?” We must be attuned to the karmic results of our actions. The Torah says, “Measure for measure.” If you do A, then B results. Wisdom is knowing the results. […]

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Movie Review: Thrive

The movie Thrive is an excellent synopsis of a current level of the world dynamics done in a clear and eloquent manner. I have great respect for the people who put this together and the thoughtfulness they have shown. In my commentary, however, I’ll bring forth an additional perspective. Based on an examination of current and past history from a variety of sources, it appears to me that the bankers noted to be at the top of the chain, may not actually be at the top. There may be deeper and more powerful forces involved over at least the last […]

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