Second Chances
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Second Chances

When children learn to walk, they stumble and fall numerous times. This is the journey of life. We make mistakes, we fall, we learn, we get up, and we try again. However, I always have said, when we are on a spiritual path, we may fall, but we fall a little less each time. Life...

The Power of the Light
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The Power of the Light

When we enter a dark room and flip on the switch, instantaneously it seems the darkness disappears and the room is full of light. Scientists tell us that light travels approximately 186,000 miles per second. If you could travel at the speed of light, you could travel around the Earth 7.5 times in one second....

Making Room for the Light
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Making Room for the Light

For many, faith can be a mystery. But, what exactly is faith? What is its source? Is faith a kind of hope? Rav Berg did not like the word hope. The Rav always encouraged us to be certain of the Light of the Creator. It was not adequate enough to believe or hope on the...

Reclaiming Our Divinity
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Reclaiming Our Divinity

If you ever have the privilege of seeing some of the world’s most beautiful mountains, you will be aware of the great power and beauty they possess. Standing tall and magnificent, they are kings of the sky and of the earth. But interestingly, mountains, even the greatest ones, are comprised of many little stones. We talk...

The Stairway of Spirituality
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The Stairway of Spirituality

What does it truly mean to be advanced in life? What is a true evolution? Gary Zukav writes in The Seat of the Soul, “Our deeper understanding tells us that a truly evolved being is one that values others more than it values itself, and that values love more than it values the physical world...

Learning to Fly
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Learning to Fly

Author Joseph Campbell once wrote, “When we hang onto any form, we are in danger of putrefaction.” If we do not let go of the old, the new that is waiting for us cannot be experienced. It is said that young birds learn to fly by their parents slowly distancing themselves. At each feeding, the...

Connecting to Your Inner Light
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Connecting to Your Inner Light

When it comes to meditation, oftentimes, we are asked to close our eyes and seek silence. Isn’t it funny that when we want to “see” more we close our eyes?  Isn’t it interesting that when we want to hear more we need to seek silence? This is because our answers are found within and not...

A New Sun and a New Hope
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A New Sun and a New Hope

When the sun comes up over the horizon, and its rays begin to brighten all the land, what once was dark becomes full of light. The dark ominous forests transform into cedar rich towers of beauty. The cold and empty fields become golden warm landscapes. The towering and looming mountains are reborn into glorious benevolent...

True North
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True North

For thousands of years, ships would rely on the North Star to navigate their ways through the darkness of night and across the roughest of seas. The North Star stays true in the sky, while the other stars seem to move around it. It is the North Star that we can rely on and trust. We...

Leap of Faith
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Leap of Faith

When I think about the way children learn to walk, I am reminded of how the Creator teaches us to move forward in our lives. We have all seen it before, a loving parent holding his or her arms out encouraging the little one to take a step. Then another, then another. All the while, the...