Society of the Vav

Be a Vavnik, harnessing your transformational power of connection, creating change for the good of all


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The Vav, Vavnik and Lamed Vavniks

What is a Vav? Vibration, energy, power, force, strength, ability, intelligence, skill, expertise. There are many languages in the world and each have their own alphabet. In the Hebrew alphabet there are 22 letters. The sixth letter in the Hebrew alphabet is the “Vav” and it plays a very unique ability, it is an expert […]

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The Kabbalah

All faith traditions have mystical, non-linear teachings.  The Kabbalah, a Hebrew word whose root KBL means to receive, is a collection of writings and teachings that explore the mystical meanings of the Hebrew Bible, letters, numbers and the spaces between the words in the Torah.  There are many books, starting in the first century with […]

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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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Between stimulus and response there is a space

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Victor E. Frankl – Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor .   AND is the pause, like taking a deep breath to expand the […]

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Mystical Hebrew Wisdom

All faith traditions have mystical, non-linear teachings. The Kabbalah, a Hebrew word whose root KBL means to receive, is a collection of writings and teachings that explore the mystical meanings of the Hebrew Bible, letters, numbers and the spaces between the words in the Torah. There are many books, starting in the first century with […]

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