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Spiritual Practice

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A genuinely egalitarian religious tradition can only exist when we consciously work to include voices that have been excluded, from the ancient world forward.
I marvel at our ability to arrive at a new moment — to get from here to there emotionally if we allow ourselves that kindness.
When you aren’t sure what to say or the emotions are running high, leave a bit more room for silence.
“Grief is a breaking,” the tradition seems to say, “so instead of turning away from it, why not make it visible?” Why not break something that you can hold, wear, see?
When we see everyone as beloved, we become Divine ourselves (or dwell in that realm or Presence). We all can be Israelites, basking in the kavod/Glory of God.
All around me, I see the fear of the eighth day — fear of the mundane, of the silence, of the now.
The big news was the founding of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ) earlier that same year, creating an institution where radical change could happen.
The experience of contact with an elemental dream guide, and the portal that guide tends, can be a life-altering experience.
Abram, Sarai and Lot were alone in the wilderness of unknowing, in grief, unable to return to the old familiar ways. And so it is with us today.
The part of me that craved answers, structure and safety struggled with the part that wanted freedom, mystery and adventure.

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