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Partnering with God

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

The Kabbalists take 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. Renaissance mystic Judah Loew of Prague writes that the litmus test of true l ...

Distinction between Ego and Unique Self #11 – King or Servant

Posted on: May 9th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni in Your Unique Self. Ego is the servant pretending to be a king. You are avoiding stepping into your Unique Self for fear of being a king. Your ego thinks it is God but does not really believe it, so your ego insanely tries to make ...

“I Need!” … A Gift of the Lover

Posted on: May 1st, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

from the forthcoming book by Marc Gafni, Dance of Tears All of these passages are rooted in the lovers model of relation between the person or the people and God. The key gift the lover gives to the beloved is to need the beloved. And the converse. T ...

Evolving Complexity Equals Evolving Love

Posted on: April 24th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

Excerpted from Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment by Dr. Marc Gafni From quarks to atoms to cells to molecules, onward and upward Teilhard de Chardin, Abraham Kook, and many other evolutionary mystics point out that complexi ...

Loving the Essence of Other Beings

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

We are challenged to expand the Love list in our lives to authentically embrace the many people we meet, bringing our Unique Self to each encounter. “Anyplace where you are regarded only as a function, where your name is not known and honored, ...

Being True to Your Unique Self With Morning Prayer

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

By Marc Gafni from a work in progress “Dance of Tears” Prayer is the restoration of the divine image through the restoration of the dignity of the word. Prayer, teach the masters, models sacred speech. Writes the Maggid of Mezeritch… ...

Emotional Mastery is Vital to Deep Spiritual Intelligence

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

by Marc Gafni From a work in progress, Dance of Tears: Our goal is to be able to access and listen to the voice of deep emotion and detect within it the voice of God. This is how these mystics read the text, “The masters are those who have mast ...

Love is Your Birthright

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

by Marc Gafni Love between people, at its core, is not an emotion. Love between people, at its core, is a perception. Love is a Unique Selfperception. The emotion is a direct result of the perception. To be a lover is to have eyes to see. Love percei ...

Longing & Revelation

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by Marc Gafni No Comments

New Daily Wisdom post on Spirit’s Next Move: We long for something deeper; something more, a higher and more noble authenticity. We masquerade in the mask of our wholeness knowing all along that it is but a charade; that we are part of larger w ...

Daily Wisdom: Nietzsche’s Tears

Posted on: January 17th, 2013 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

By Marc Gafni Suddenly, in the chair beside him, Nietzsche took off his spectacles, buried his face in his handkerchief, and burst into sobs. Breuer was stunned.  He must say something. “I wept too when I knew I had to give up Bertha. So hard ...

Story of the nearly empty synagogue

Posted on: January 3rd, 2013 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Sharing with you “Prayers Rise” from the Marc Gafni Tumblr blog: They once say this great master went to an incredibly large synagogue, big and gorgeous, and there is only 10 people in there. He says there is no room for me to come in. Th ...

Happy New Year!

Posted on: January 1st, 2013 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Enjoy my Daily Wisdom post “Arise, Arise, to Return to Your Soul” from Spirit’s Next Move. Originally From the Erotic and the Holy: A line, circle, shadow story from the depths of Hebrew mysticism. Every year in the days approaching ...

Response to the Tragedy in Connecticut

Posted on: December 16th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

A boy walks into a school and kills twenty-seven people. For no reason. Most of the children between age five and ten. We live in a world of outrageous pain. The only response to a world of outrageous pain is outrageous love. We need to become outrag ...

Through my body I vision God

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Every event of consciousness shows up in the body; fear for example causes perspiration – however it is clear that fear is not reducible to perspiration. But by tracing the physical correlate of the emotional world of consciousness we gain an i ...

Daily Wisdom: The Rapture of God

Posted on: November 29th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Daily Wisdom from The Dance of Tears: Whether the relationship is that of a servant to his master or a lover and his beloved or a relationship between partners or even friends, they are all “relating” to God. The most powerful form of God ...