Archive for the ‘World Spirituality Practice’ Category

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 ...

Prayers on Unique Self

Posted on: November 13th, 2012 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

The Center for World Spirituality recently published a collection of reflections and personal sharing from the recent Shalom Mountain Wisdom School fall event. The prayers were gathered by Adael Bullock. Among the prayers are “Spark of Creatio ...

Prayer: a pointing-out instruction for God

Posted on: August 21st, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

By Marc Gafni We are all despearate for communion. It is what makes our lives worth living. Communion is the movement from loneliness to loving. It is the experience of being held and received. We are all systematically mis-recognized. To be recogniz ...

Daily Wisdom Post: The Lover’s Art of Attention

Posted on: July 17th, 2012 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

So far, the two major qualities of the erotic lover have been perception and giving. ...

Daily Wisdom Post: Love is as Love Does

Posted on: July 17th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

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. ...

Daily Wisdom Post: Transcendence & the Gradual Widening of Self

Posted on: July 17th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

It is through the consistent commitment to the growth of the other expressed through regular and spontaneous acts of giving that you become a lover. ...

“Answering the Call”

Posted on: April 11th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Recently people have been asking me what I mean by the phrase, “Answering the Call,” which I have been talking about so often during my talks about the democratization of enlightenment teachings in these past years. So when I woke up this morning ...

First Fridays! Next First Friday: March 2 at 7 pm

Posted on: December 23rd, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

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. ...

A World Spirituality Guide to How to Survive being Home for the Holidays, By Sally Kempton

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

If you think you’re enlightened, go visit your family. Ram Dass, the influential American teacher of spirituality, said that back in the 1970s. ...

Spiritual Bypass with Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: July 10th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

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First Saturdays: World Spirituality Service & Celebration – May 7th with Marc Gafni

Posted on: April 25th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

World Spirituality Service & Celebration Saturday, May 7th • 5pm – 10pm • Emeryville, CA   Join your World Spirituality guides Marc Gafni, Mariana Caplan, Decker Cunov, Dustin DiPerna, & Marcy Baruch for an intimate and deep ev ...

Tikkun Olam-Social Activism Poem – Marc Gafni

Posted on: March 12th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Two Offerings in Words: I rarely let the word ‘No’ escape From my mouth Because it is so plain to my soul That God has shouted ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’ To every luminous moment in existence. Hafiz • • • From man’s perspect ...