Choosing the Path of Love
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Choosing the Path of Love

Meditation is the practice of focusing our consciousness and becoming more aware. Instead of a wavering mind which is like a candle that flickers in the wind, we learn in meditation to be still, to direct and guide our energy. Interestingly, when the candle flame does not flicker, it is able to shine brighter. Meditation...

A Holy Union
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A Holy Union

For most of us, the time comes when we desire to find that special someone to share our lives. I have always believed that we are more able to draw our soulmates into our lives when we recognize that we cannot accomplish all of our spiritual work alone. When humility is cultivated, a desire for...

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...

The Power of Love
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The Power of Love

According to the Talmud, every blade of grass has its own angel watching over it, whispering, “Grow, grow.” So too is it with us. This beautiful teaching is ours this week. As the nights grow longer and darker, we are compelled more than any other time of the year, to go within for reflection, meditation,...

Moving Forward
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Moving Forward

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. “ ~ Joseph Campbell It takes the average baby 1000 hours of practice before they can walk. Some learn to scoot first. Some love to crawl. Others like to get right to taking their...

Finding the Light in the Darkness
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Finding the Light in the Darkness

“When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves,” said Victor Frankl… and how true it is. Yet, the power to change ourselves does not only exist in those constrictive times when we are pushed up against a wall in impossible circumstances at the end of our rope. As we...

It’s Never Too Late to Change
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It’s Never Too Late to Change

Have you ever thought to yourself that it’s too late to change? Maybe you are well into the second half of your life, and a new career, relationship, or opportunity seems overwhelming or pointless. Or maybe you resist change because you fear the unknown. Like the old phrase goes, “Better the devil you know than...

Embrace Your Evolution
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Embrace Your Evolution

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot According to the Kabbalistic calendar, this is the week where we start again at the beginning of the Torah. With it, we are warmly greeted by...

Seizing Spiritual Opportunities
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Seizing Spiritual Opportunities

Sometimes we think that this life is about getting prizes and avoiding punishment, about following all the rules to be the good boy or girl we are expected to be, about coloring inside the lines, or knowing it all. But Kabbalah says otherwise. This week’s portion is called Ekev and when you look in the Zohar you...

Spirituality in Action
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Spirituality in Action

There are many components to spirituality. Of course, there is study through which we can gleam insight into the many profundities of the Creator’s magnificence. There is also prayer, a channel whereby words and thoughts can connect us with God’s ever-present Light. Both these pieces are important, and yet there is another component, one I...

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