Religion. The very word strikes fear in the hearts of your average citizen…or boredom, or maybe confusion.
The Kabbalists were often referred to as mistaklim or chozim, roughly translated as the Looker or Seers. To get a handle on what that might mean, just imagine how we feel when someone looks at us with erotic, loving eyes.
Of course, to remind another of their full beauty you have to be fully aware of your own. The Baal Shem Tov has a wonderful teaching on the biblical mandate “love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
A word in the Zohar used for those souls who are living their story is lechisah, meaning “whisper.” To live your story is to be able to hear the intimate whisper of divinity erotically caressing your life.
Calling out “the Name” is evoked the world over in greetings. The Spanish hello–hola–originated in Arab Spain from the term “O’Allah” — Allah of course being the Arab appellation of God.
The ultimate model for reality is the divine. The most central teaching of the Kabbalah is that God’s highest gift to world is to receive the human being as a partner in the perfection of the world.
Each one of these ten levels of divine presence represents another dimension of God in our world. They are referred to as the Ten Sefirot.
To live your Unique Self and offer your Unique Gifts is to align yourself with the evolutionary impulse and fulfill your evolutionary obligation.
The goal of the erotic life is to engage every area of our lives with the mantra of lismah beating in our breasts. This means being fully present for each thing itself without needing always to justify our activity by recourse to some external gain…
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Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world’s phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
What IS, as the mystical principle of constant creation teaches, changes every moment. To go against what is in any given moment is therefore to lose touch with the God force of love in the cosmos.
Venwoude Retreat Center is emerging as an important European Center for the development of a World Spirituality based on Integral Principles…