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A Self Portrait

I am Growing My Tree Outside the Fence   I am the tree A collage blending  past present future Expanding into space Growing moving like the tides highs lows overflowing Changing with the seasons Reaching for the sun of  Eternal Light Steeped in the ethers of the Unknown A paradox to be even alive A […]

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A Healing Moment

A Healing Moment, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, April 1997   The day after our meditation for peace on the 7th of the month anniversary of the dropping of the bomb in Hiroshima, I was walking down the path near the dining hall when I saw one of the Japanese women I had sat and meditated with […]

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The TZitzit Project

The TZitzit Project   Who would have ever thought that in the summer of 1999 while working as an intern at Elat Chayyim when Jo Milgram taught me how to tie TZitzit and I made my first Talit Katan that I would have fallen in love with the process and that act would have been […]

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Meditation Monday July 11th, 2016

This last week has been difficult not for just for me, for the and the world…as we got woken up from our sleep walking state of accepting what is and ignoring it as this is too big, not my problem….   When I awoke on Friday morning and read the headlines; I was nauseous and […]

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I am wanting to talk about Interconnectedness

I am wanting to talk about Interconnectedness tonight; it has Buddhist connections, Jewish connections and basically it relates morally to every faith and whether you are faithless or faith focused this is about how you live your life. It is a topic that has been in the news, in writings, the Pope writes about it […]

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Guest Consciousness

Guest Consciousness “Door B” or “Center Ring” consciousness: An awareness and an intention evolved from one’s core beliefs that honors the gift of freedom given at birth to be one’s Self, to know unconditional love and to honor the interconnected life of your soul. You are never alone, everything you do affects someone or something […]

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God Spell Lecturette

Godspell Intention: teach, heal hearts, have fun and build community Put Talit on, being wrapped in the arms of Universal Love Blow the Shofar, like in the play: Wake up!!! Stay awake Power of word: Tikkun Olam, TZedakah, wake up I so appreciate Bonnie inviting me to be a part of this series, it has […]

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Compassion is not for the faint of heart

Compassion is not for the faint of heart Compassion demands mindfulness, focus, awake, generosity, self  love Compassion:  sympathy, empathy, concern, kindness, consideration, care, Vs coldness Karen Armstrong writes that compassion is not a popular virtue. Very often when I talk to religious people, and mention how important it is that compassion is the key, that […]

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Beloved conversations begin with me

Sunday, June 26, 2016, two weeks after the killings and maiming of lesbian gay bisexual and transgender people at Pulse in Orlando A year and nine days after the massacre of nine African American people at Mother Emanuel church in Charleston. Thousands of Syrians fleeing their country looking for a safe harbor. Political unrest within […]

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