The Indwelling

Nehunya ben HaKanah, a sage and mystic of the 1st and 2nd centuries CE, while writing of the Song of Songs, spoke of “the inner, hidden essence of the mundane world, which is the Shekhinah” (translation by Aryeh Kaplan). This is a well-known concept, but something in this simple sentence struck me anew.  It is … More The Indwelling

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Passover 2014

In Australia it is Autumn, when energy is contracting, the sap withdrawing to the heart-wood of the tree, when life sleeps, awaiting the coming of the long winter night. It is the time of Mitzrayim – of narrow places; time to reflect upon those things which have circumscribed growth and thriving and the wild, fecund … More Passover 2014

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The Big Question

The afternoon sun poured in through the venetian blinds as we sipped our tea.  My client, visiting for her regular spiritual mentoring appointment, took a breath and dropped The Big Question into the companionable silence. “Angie – what do you believe?” I knew what she was asking and it was not an inquiry into the … More The Big Question

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A Question of Faith

In my Spiritual Mentoring practice I am frequently asked questions that probe the deepest mysteries of life. Of course, my task is not to provide neatly-packaged answers to these questions, but to assist and encourage others to find their own interpretations. The other day, a beautiful soul, who has been greatly damaged by the religion … More A Question of Faith

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