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Introduction to the Tree of Life
by Dr. David Sanders
This poem, a 2,000 year old description of Ten Sefirot is the basis for the Tree of Life –a map of the flow of energy from infinite to finite, or viewed another way they are different stages through which creative energy flows. Continue reading...
Finding the Parallels: An Ancient Practice in Today's World
by Julie Mireau, ScienceofMind.com
Oneness and Interconnectedness Underlie both Science of Mind and Kabbalah
The key prayer — the Shema, said daily — is framed as: “Pay attention, God’s Name is One,” explains Kabbalah Experience founder and director Dr. David Sanders. “Any other name for God is just a mask. Behind the masks is the oneness and interconnectedness of life.”
With origins in Judaism, Kabbalah has been around for more than 2,000 years, and it is always evolving. Like Science of Mind, Kabbalah is based in practical application. It brings together different philosophies and principles rather than prescribing a single belief system.
In its original use, the word Kabbalah means parallel. “We study the parallels between the seen and unseen reality,” Sanders says. “How we experience the flow of energy and how we understand who we are through the ability to see parallels is central to Kabbalah. We see those parallels by recognizing what shows up personally, in our communities and nations, and on our planet. What shows up is a reflection, a mirror of our awareness or lack of it.”
The saying “objects in the mirror are closer than they appear” is transformed from a side-view mirror on your car to a meditation on parallelism. “The things and events, the people and animals and the emotions and thoughts that populate our lives and reflect our choices show up as guides for our spiritual and psychological growth.
“If you ever want to know what you can work on,” continues Sanders, “look around; more than the world is our oyster, it is our mirror.”