Of Humans and Angels

The moon was crescent to the south side—a Cheshire like smile illuminating the hidden, yet visible outline of its entirety. She was rising in the west, a guide to last night’s destination—another encounter with the spiritual medium, our speaker on unmasking the self, Rebecca Rosen.


Are we human beings on a spiritual journey or spiritual beings on a human journey? Rebecca might answer: Only our angels know for sure. The answer of Kabbalah is: Yes.


Last night, Rebecca Rosen joined us as the very human spiritual guide she is, revealing that in the past few months she needed to awaken to spirit. She described it as awakening from sleepwalking. “You can easily find that life has become mechanical—it is as if you are asleep and you need to awaken.”


In our studies at Kabbalah Experience we call it awakening to your masks. One of our masks is what I would call “this or that.” We are wired to choose this or that. Are we spiritual beings on a human journey? Yes, we are that. We wear our masks of compassion, pettiness, humility, fear, sleepwalking and courage. We wear our masks of beggar, thief, doctor, lawyer, Kabbalah chief and our masks of the religion or culture we clothe ourselves in.


The great spiritual teacher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin chose only this: We are not human beings having a spiritual experience—we are spiritual beings having a human experience.


Must we reject that we are human beings having a spiritual experience or can we embrace that we are both masks and spirit? Through her studies at Kabbalah Experience, Rebecca has integrated the teaching of the Tree of Life—a spiritual map that guides us to experience spirit awakening to our humanness as well as humanness awakening to spirit. The flow goes both ways. We are therefore no less (or lesser because) humans on a spiritual journey than spirituals on a human journey.


Moonlight, both revealed and masked, led me to the following stanza of the Bob Dylan song by that name:


The trailing moss in mystico, the purple blossom soft as snow
My tears keep flowing to the sea
Doctor, lawyer, indian chief, it takes a thief to catch a thief
For whom does the bell toll for, love?
It tolls for you and me.


Rebecca said it best: “Reveal your love and light for that is what you are.” This and that—love and light revealed through our humanness (mask) and spirit (soul).



Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Blog Koby Gruenwald (z"l)

For All These Things

by Melanie Gruenwald For all these things A song by Naomi Shemer Every bee that brings the honey Needs a sting to be complete And we all must learn to taste the bitter with the

Photo by Ditto Bowo on Unsplash

Holding Opposites

by Dr. David Sanders It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it

KE awareness practices

Practicing Awareness

by Melanie Gruenwald Last December 31st, Salomon, Hannah, Micah and I spent New Year’s Eve together. We each took a moment to write a personal note to our future self, reflecting on hopes and dreams

Staphanie McCabe- dinner image

Last Supper

by Dr. David Sanders If this was the last day of your life, would you spend it the way you’re spending today? ~Oprah Winfrey These last few weeks I enjoyed the heartfelt, personal responses of

LGBTQ+ Safe Zone

by Melanie Gruenwald Kabbalah Experience is proud to be participating in the Denver-Keshet Leadership Project. Keshet is a national organization which works for the full equality of all LGBTQ+ Jews and families in Jewish life.