Recently I gave a presentation at a CWS event in connection with Shalom Mountain. John Tarcza tells us that a “wild idea started to stir and evolve uncontrollably” in him while editing audio recordings from the weekend. He combined a few minutes of my reflections with music (Erik Satie Gnossienne No. 1, Buddha Bar remix) [...]
The ability to know and not use the knowledge. To give while giving up control. The greatest expression of divine self-limitation allows us our ability to choose, even as we choose against God. As the Hebrew mystics write so beautifully, “even at the very moment that you choose against God, God continues to love, support [...]
“God accepts all offerings in love.” Your Unique Self Marc Gafni www.marcgafni.com
So far, the two major qualities of the erotic lover have been perception and giving.
Loving and giving are inextricably bound up. The great medieval philosopher Maimonides teaches that to love God is to know the divine in both world and self.
The Kabbalists were often referred to as Mistaklim or Chozim, roughly translated as the Lookers or Seers.
The Kabbalists takes the mandate of love implicit in self perception – one step further. I need to understand that not only am I a part of God but I am also a partner to God.
In our previous post we introduced a provocative Hebrew wisdom masters koan, “Great is teshuva, for in it intentional sins become great merits.
Religion. The very word strikes fear in the hearts of your average citizen…or boredom, or maybe confusion.
Venwoude Retreat Center is emerging as an important European Center for the development of a World Spirituality based on Integral Principles…
It used to be that enlightened living was for the elite The few great lovers, saints, and sages throughout history reminded us that something more was possible, that there was a better way to live…
To be in Temple consciousness is to be in God–eros pure and simple. This shift in consciousness is hidden within the folds of biblical myth text itself.
Give yourself a huge gift and come to First Fridays with us, where we will eat a festive meal and practice the ecstatic arts of meaning-making, loving, chant and dance.
The core practice of spirituality in the world today is the practice of relationship. We all yearn for exciting, dynamic, and rich relationships in our lives, but very few of us ever reach the point of 100% relationship satisfaction.