I’m taking a kabbalah course from the Northern Utah Kabballah Center in North Ogden snugged up into the foothills of the Wasatchs. yes! This is definitely a way to get in touch; there are many exercises and much homework and lots and lots of personal reflection; it is worthwhile and constructive. More later on all of that! A phenomenal and practical class.

15 November 2006

Part of the class is integrating ourselves into the Tree of Life; for the most part, that is the class. Today I practiced that at Joshuah Tree Park. It is still there, and quiet. I climbed boulders to practice solitude, balance, and clarity; I did my breathing exercises and toning cleansings; and I tried to remember, and do, more of the basic exercises. There are ten sefirot and of the seven that we’ve studied, I’ve tried to stay engaged with the process. Grounding is a major part of kabbalah study. It also helps to come to an understanding of food. It is all good.

18 November 2006

I am reading a book by Chen, translated by Cleary (published by Tuttle, 1998), Opening the Dragon Gate. I bring this up in the kabbalah section because as the author tells the story of a present day immortal, note of Yogic practices are mentioned (p. 89). I am reading this book as an addition to my kabbalah library and it fits perfectly. A discipline demands focus and attention, and one need not flit from one way to another – unless each embarking is but a pearl in the necklace. I think that at the end of my life I will look back and see that my learning with different teachers has truly been about one path. As a student of kabbalah, for me, this makes sense; I will continue to read from other sources to clarify what I am learning, helping me internalize and integrate what and who I am, and articulating my purpose here and now, through kabbalah.

Kabbalah is a loving, demanding discipline, able to yield to the practitioner the ability to contribute to the healing and balance of life; for this, to me it is worthy and worthwhile. I take my healing to a professional level – release date: 11 December 2006, and I am anchoring my work onto the Tree of Life – confidently, humbly, and forthrightly.

21 November 2006

There are times when it is important to plan, and other times it is important to understand that whatever one does anyway, creates plans. Cause and effect, action and reaction, movement and stillness – all happen at the same time. Add that thought to the concept of beginning and end and one has the idea of a Spark; there is no way to look at all of this in a linear fashion.

I pray that today each of us can see ourselves as we are.

I pray that the resulting vision can be sustained through unconditional love and acceptance.

I pray that each one has the courage, strength, and fortitude to experience victory.

26 November 2006

This morning I woke up with directions still echoing around me. I thought I was already at the upcoming retreat; I was with my fellow classmates, and all I could see around me was snow – all I could hear was silence; except for the teachings that were being transmitted. I try not to anticipate, to get excited, to jump my reality gun – but I am in a state where this retreat is pushing me toward wanting to seriously improve my skills, commit to the promises I’ve made to myself, and constructively serve the greater good in this world to the best of my abilities; it is all about shedding Light on the subject.

06 December 2006

The climb up and down Tree is just beginning. So much is revealed and ever so much is also hidden. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a Seeker and an explorer on this journey, in this way; one step at a time…balanced, and centered. Amen.

11 December 2006

It’s almost a week now since the last class with the Northern Utah Kabbalah Center. The most unexpected change is that there is no change. I feel as if the time ‘before’ never existed and so who and what I am is the way I always was but never knew; truly as promised – a rebirth. There’s a Pathways class I am looking forward to taking when the time is right. Al the best in all the Light, RK


4 Responses to “Kabbalah”

  1. 1 Esther December 19, 2006 at 6:32 am

    Wow. I have chills after reading/responding to your Kabbalah entries. What a wonderful journey. Thank you for allowing others to be part of it.



  2. 2 Camille December 20, 2006 at 9:31 am

    This is all quite interesting. I’d like to learn more. Thanks.

  3. 3 dancinginspheres December 20, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    The ten sephirot are connected to each other via ‘pathways’. This is the next class I’d like to take from the NUKC!

  4. 4 Bhaji March 4, 2007 at 6:05 am

    What music is best? Are there compositions that “work” better than others to accomplish tasks with musical/sound interventions?
    Thank you.

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