Archive for the ‘World Spirituality’ Category

From the Holy of Holies: Prayer is a Realization

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by The Editors 1 Comment

Holy of Holies with Marc Gafni, December, 2013 Marc Gafni private study session, transcribed by Adael Elizabeth Helen Bullock:   A true story for you today . . . beloved, EH. I once had lunch with a beautiful man who was a famous Buddhist teache ...

Certainty and Dreaming by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by The Editors No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from his book Uncertainty, which will be re-released as part of the two-volume series entitled Integral Religion. Have you ever wondered about the relationship between our yearning and our certainty? We often have a subtle sense tha ...

Certainty and Holographic Oneness as Spiritual Orientations by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: October 26th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni, from his Certainty book, which will be re-released as part of two-volume Integral Religion. R. Nachman is drawing on Biblical mysticism, which understands God’s presence in the world through the model of the sefirot, the framewo ...

Wisdom for your Week: Divine Tears

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

Dr. Marc reminds us here that “in the inner space between the contradictions–that is where God lives.” And he narrates further that the Talmud, in the Tractate Hagigah, states about this: “That is in the inner house. That is in the outer hous ...

“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 #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 ...

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 ...

Distinction between Unique Self and Ego #14: Friendship or Pseudofriendship

Posted on: May 18th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni in Your Unique Self. When you are in ego, you might help friends who are successful and even friends who are down, as long as it does not threaten your position. But you are not capable of truly delighting in your deepest heart in a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Unplugged: What about Spiritual Bypassing?

Posted on: December 19th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

In this 2020 video, Marc Gafni explains one chief facet of the phenomenon known as “spiritual bypassing”: the refusal of Unique Obligation. He says: Spiritual bypass is the same. I want to get to depth. I want to get to some glimmering of ...

Mariana Caplan on Embodied Spirituality (Daily Wisdom)

Posted on: November 28th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

The Daily Wisdom post from Spirit’s Next Move begins a story from Dr. Mariana Caplan which has broad implications for evolutionary world spirituality. From “Walking the Talk: the Principles and Practices of Embodied Spirituality,” b ...