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What is the meaning of life?

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik 1 Comment

Soul print consciousness gives a radical answer to the ultimate question: What is the meaning of life? In this chapter, I am going to unpack that question and sketch briefly some of the ways that people try to answer it—so that we can move on later ...

The Patterns That Connect

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by Steve Raymond 1 Comment

(This is a partial transcript of a dharma talk by Marc Gafni at the Wisdom School at Shalom Mountain in 2012) Our narrative has to give a vision and a story of the patterns that connect that is coherent, that is cogent, that is compelling, that is se ...

Daily Wisdom: Enlightenment of Fullness — Yetzir and Yetzirah, Part II

Posted on: July 6th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

In this second installment in a three-part essay series, excerpted from the long version of Soul Prints, Dr. Marc Gafni writes that we can transform and raise our passion and artistic creativity into a powerful drive for the sensual and the holy, re ...

Daily Wisdom: Ego Story or Unique Self Story Reloaded – Ego and Unique Self Distinction #25

Posted on: July 5th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

For the conclusion of our series on the distinctions between Unique Self and Ego, it remains to be said: It is time to put it all to work in our daily lives, in our personal Unique Self stories… Distinction #25: Ego Story or Unique Self Story Reloa ...

Unique Self versus Ego Discernment: Special Relationship or Open as Love

Posted on: June 19th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from Your Unique Self Your ego always seeks the “special relationship”—in the egoic sense—to cover the pain of your emptiness, and thinks the “special relationship” is better than all the rest of your relationships. The ...

“Open, Not Closed” Meditation

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

This week’s audio wisdom meditation with Dr. Marc Gafni comes from Week 7 of the Awakening Your Unique Self 10-Week Telecourse, themed “Unique Self: A Paradigm Shift in Loving.” This beautiful meditation, created by Dr. Marc for the ...

Distinction between Ego and Unique Self #20 — Past or Present

Posted on: June 12th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

From Your Unique Self by Dr. Marc Gafni. The ego lives in the past, thinking it is the present. Therefore, the ego unconsciously confuses past with present. The ego is unable to create intimacy, which means meeting each other in the fullness of the p ...

Distinction between Ego and Unique Self #19: Paradox or Splitting

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from Your Unique Self The ego is always splitting. It always sees dualities, and it cannot hold paradox or complexity. For the ego, others are either enemies or friends. Actions are either good or bad. The separate-self ego has a ve ...

Distinction between Ego and Unique Self #18: Responsibility or Excuse

Posted on: June 3rd, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from Your Unique Self The ego very rarely takes substantive responsibility. When the ego attempts to take responsibility, it creates a painful, virtually unbearable contraction in the self. So the ego becomes the master of the excus ...

Distinction between Ego and Unique Self #17: Justice or Injustice

Posted on: May 29th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni in Your Unique Self. The ego is angry at what is done to it. It very rarely feels the same outrage at what is done to someone else. The Unique Self is not merely outraged against injustice done to its own person; it is hurt and outr ...

Every Moment is a Canvas: Music and Eros

Posted on: May 26th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

from The Erotic and the Holy by Marc Gafni Whenever we keep eros confined to one narrow frame of being, while de-eroticzing the rest of the picture – the Shechina remains in exile. Sex is only one of the places where we exile the erotic. There is a ...

Distinction between Unique Self and Ego #16: Yes or No

Posted on: May 26th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from Your Unique Self. Your ego is always contracting and saying, “No.” Even when your ego says, “Yes,” it is only because it is afraid to say, “No.” Your Unique Self is always expanding and saying , “Yes.” Even when ...

Distinction between Ego and Unique Self #15: Bigger or Smaller

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from Your Unique Self When you are in ego, people feel smaller when you walk into the room. They feel invisible before you. The result is that they feel depleted and in danger. When you are in your Unique Self, people feel bigger wh ...

Betrayal or Loyalty – Distinction between Ego and Unique Self #13

Posted on: May 16th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from Your Unique Self The ego betrays. The Unique Self is loyal. When you are in your ego, and things go bad, you are willing—in your fear—to betray virtually anyone. Your ego is easily identifiable by the shallowness of its int ...

Distinction between Ego and Unique Self #12: Victim or Player

Posted on: May 12th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

In your ego, you cling to every petty detail of your story. You never let go of any of your wounds. Your mantra is “I hurt, therefore I am.” Therefore, your ego can never wholeheartedly forgive. If it does, the ego’s forgiveness is a tactic, no ...