Your guardian angel is one of the most precious gifts that God has given you. If only we would all acknowledge that our guardian angels are real and listened to them, our world would be a much better place.
The practice of Shabbat is not only a spiritual response to the timeless commandment given to my ancestors to keep the Sabbath holy. It is a political act. I am keeping the Sabbath radical. That too is my heritage.
Whatever you are unable to perceive and understand, that is mysticism for you right now. Mysticism is just those dimensions of life that a large part of humanity has not bothered to seek and perceive.
If we can feel those around us and extend love instead of judgment, we can create unity among peoples, and our words and actions will reverberate around the world.
My sense of the meaning of Shavuot, a Jewish holiday that begins in the evening on May 14, has been deeply transformed by an ancient teaching from the Nag Hammadi library, a collection of Gnostic texts.
The week of yesod in the Counting of the Omer is an invitation to consider pulling down the veil. It's about penetrating to the core of who we are.
The NDEs that occurred during ancient history would have been so instantaneously transformative, so powerfully seductive, that it would have been impossible for a culture not to incorporate the experience into a model of heaven.
The movement from the old aeon to the new aeon in the Mayan calendar that the doomsdayers are picking up on speaks to the idea that we all need a new archetypal energy to enter our lives.
According to the mystical tradition, Christ is born into the world through each of us. As we open our hearts, he is born into the world. As we choose to forgive, he is born into the world. As we rise to the occasion, he is born into the world.
For much of my life I gazed upon the world through the windshield of a suburban car. I was no mystic. Then, I moved with my family to New York City and the veils fell away.
Not long ago, I set out to find if and where the spirit of Judaism and the energy of improvisational music converge. I want to learn the secret of song.
At home and in my progressive education, we were never taught that there were deeper domains of ourselves or of life itself. But awakening to the infinite sooner or later brings us face-to-face with our own soul.
Even as more people appear to be turning away from organized religion, a new study finds that the number of Americans who definitely believe in religious miracles increased 22 percent in the past two decades.
If your experience of life transcends the limitations of sense perception -- seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling -- you are known as a mystic. You experience life in a way that others do not know.
What could be more disconcerting than being a religious authority in a world where there is no consensus about whether God actually exists.
This is a fire of devotion, connection, awareness. The flames bring light that helps us see where we are and who we are meant to be. We tend this fire through practice, through mitzvot: acts of connection and love.