How Do We Share Our Light? Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook.

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“Expanses divine my soul craves. Confine me not in cages,” – Abraham Isaac Kook, 1865 – 1935 Dear Friends, This beautiful and profound excerpt from Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook’s poem captures the heart and soul of our longing for the divine. At the heart of the question lies, How can I share my light? Isn’t this at the core of … Read More

Remembering 9/11 and Your Journey of Awakening

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“The concentration of the true spiritual aspirant is attained through faith, energy, recollectedness, absorption, and illumination.” – Patanjali, 4th century saint Dear Friends, The river of life is an extraordinary river. She carries us on our soul’s journey to awaken and enter a state of super-consciousness. When you acknowledge this truth, your river speeds up, for she is eager that you … Read More

Now We Need to Love America More Than Ever

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“Now we need to love America more than ever.” – Deirdre Dear Friends, This Fourth of July has moored my heart into the question of who are we and why are we here as Americans. And to the discussions I read about in the news and on the television and social media these are my thoughts. As always thank you … Read More

From Suffering to Surrendering; Finding Grace as We Approach Passover and Easter

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From Suffering to Surrendering; ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Finding Grace as We Approach Passover and Easter Dear Friends,​​ ​​​​​​​ Joy and peace for a blessed Passover and renewing Easter! Israel is calling – I am going to be with my son for the next few weeks. I promise that I will be bringing each of you with me in my heart! So you will … Read More

Become the Warrior of Your Own Justice; A Path of Contemplation​​​​​​​

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“The choice today is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.” ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1960 Dear Friends,​​ ​​​​​​​ Last week, Wednesday, April 4th, we all took a pause to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his assassination. This quote from Dr. King in 1960 came from Michael Eric Dyson’s book … Read More

The Dog Angel and a Practice of Contemplation

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“This world is a beginning and a base,  Where Life and Mind erect their structured dreams An unborn power must build reality.” ​​​​​​ –  Sri Aurobindo  Savitri; The Secret Knowledge The Practice of Contemplation Dear Friends, My heart is forever grateful for your outpouring of love and support at the loss of my little angel and best friend Yeled. Every day I go … Read More

Creating Your Ship of Serenity

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This is a poem about the great ships that wandered the oceans, ​​​​And groaned sometimes in deep voices, grumbling about fog and submerged peaks,​​​​​ But usually they sliced the pages of tropical seas in silence,​​​​ Divided by height, category, and class, just like our communities and hotels. –  From, Great Ships, by poet Adam Zagajewski, translated by Claire Cavanaugh​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. Dear Friends,​​ Thank you for your time and thank you for … Read More

Finding the Still Place Within During Life’s Passages

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 “Whenever your foundation is laid in God, there will be  nothing that can shake it, no matter how strong the storm is.” – Angelo M. Swinson. Dear Friends, I am writing you from my home. It has been a painful time for me as our family dog, Yeled, has been in the hospital for almost two weeks. First of all I want to say thank you to all … Read More

Reuniting with the Heart of the Universe

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“The entire Universe is condensed in the body, and the entire body in the Heart. Thus the Heart is the nucleus of the whole Universe.” – Ramana Maharshi. Dear Friends, ​​​​​​​ It is the mystical experience that will take you into the heart of the Universe. The heart of heaven within is in you. It is in the very center of your soul and it … Read More

The Mystical Journey

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“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”  ​​​​​​​– Buddha. The current global shift that has been a long time coming is part of our creation process. It is part of our evolutionary process so that we may become the spiritual beings and masters of the … Read More