Without a doubt, loving friendship is the greatest gift we receive in the precious Gift of a lifetime.
Thirty-two years ago today the calendar flipped
A baby girl born, giving the world’s heart a new blip.
Nine-nine was the day, a magical number for sure
Natalie Dessau, bask in the love on this adventure!
Calling you ‘friend’, this lifetime’s an honour to share,
Your heart open wide, there’s no one to compare!
I love you Knot Nat!
With deep gratitude and special thanks to:
Natalie; Moshe; Tamir and Maya and their beautiful children;
Eliezer and Noa and their gorgeous tribe; Francoise; Shlomi & Einat;
my teacher Issac, his wife, Dvorah & their family; Miriam & Aaron; Alon;
Miriam & David; Oren & Rinata; Dan; and the countless others
who made every breath on this journey magical!
Because today is my final day in Israel, a 2+ month adventure coming to an end with a return already planned, so it is that even as another begins, yesterday morning I promised myself to write and post the Dia.BLOG.ue at midnight in order to have the freedom to focus my remaining hours with my family of the heart. After celebrating an amazing 5-hour dialogue and a delicious dinner with friends as we found and followed “the red thread” that links the ancient mysteries left by Abraham, Kabbalistic knowledge, and modern science, I returned to my home-away-from-home —Toda robah Eliran and Dafne— where I sat down to pause and reflect on what my heart wanted to share.
Instantly, I found myself time travelling to the spring of 1996 and the island of Maui! Without missing a beat, my heart skipped and jumped for joy as I stood on the beach front lanai where I spent two months writing my first book, this sojourn the generous gift of a friend. The brine of the sea was overwhelming, was as real as the breeze touching my face as I gazed across Maui’s sandy beaches towards the crescent island of Molokini where countless days were spent snorkelling and diving with my Dad. As my inner eyes looked to the left, time slipped and Makena Bay came into view and images came to mind reminding me of the summer day in 1977 when we scattered his ashes in the sea.
Sunset in Jerusalem
As hard as it is to believe, my long journey across Israel is fast coming to an end, even though my return in already embedded in the current ending. As we celebrate final dinners and I pack my bags in preparation to fly to Milan, and train from there to Locarno for four days before flying to Denmark –to see if my cat will still talk to me–. The 24th I will fly south once more, and while I’d planned to keep my feet on the ground for the summer, another ‘bounce’ was added to my itinerary yesterday, a return to California. The reason is a joyous one I can assure you, and I’ll update more about that later, but the lesson is once again a reminder that announcing plans is a surefire way to make the Universe Laugh! Remaining open and in the flow is the only way I know to grow, and it’s also what’s necessary on our part for the divine to do what she wants to do; cooperate in making love known!
There is no time to write about the magical journey that evolved during the trip north to Tzfat and the return to Tel Aviv, so I hope for now the pictures will serve as reminders of what a beautiful planet we are privileged to call home.
The view of Mt. Meron from the home of friends
The Old City of Tzfat in the North
Renovation of a 16th Century village by Livnot ulehibanot
And the magical art of David Friedman!
Love yourselves, one another and Gaia well today!
Every single breath is an opportunity to Discover Your Youniverse, every moment a chance to live ‘Plan Be’, making best choices in the moment without being attached to a particular outcome, this always the seed of pain.
Our lives are interconnected at unimaginable levels, and each of our concurrent realities reveals the unique way that we are active and whole participants in a deeply unified multiverse. Join me in remembering that ideas in our heads, and those that we imagine as being inked on paper –like these– are simply cosmic post-a-notes. For me every entry into the DiaBLOGue is a short love letter. They are intended to serve as reminders to myself and anyone who finds them meaningful, that living in Love is the illuminated progress we make in our journey towards the illusion of dying.
Take care not to carve any idea in stone, and please don’t hide them inside your head or heart! Why? Because being human means both these organs slam shut on a regular basis. When you find a thought or an idea meaningful, write it down as a ‘memos-to-self’. Put it some place where it’s visible so that when you need inspiration it’s available! And take care to remember that what you find something personally meaningful, its most often because it is a reflection of a universal truth. Pass it on! Such golden nuggets carry wisdom that can help all of us change our minds and behaviour. The important thing to remember is that we must do so as often as necessary based on what truly matters to you.
Well-being means making sure your day has gaps, empty spaces where you can take time for yourself. As the total eclipse happens tomorrow, lighten up and make new decisions that let you grow in grace and gratitude! Take time to write down your dreams to that you can share them with others who are called to help you bring them to light. Every day is a new day for you to become the true author of your life story, and yes, it may well include authorising revisions! This evening I leave to travel south into the western desert where I’ll be meditating with my Tribe for 3-days. Join us from wherever you are as you observe in real space or the Mind’s eye as we participate in the awe and wonder of creation as a sliver of the Moon shadow slips across the Sun over our heads. I look forward to sharing what will no doubt be an amazing adventure, Advent-tour, when we return to Tel Aviv on Sunday.
Most are familiar with the quote “No man ever steps in the same river twice”, but few know it was uttered by Heraclitus, a Greek sage who occupied the planet long before Socrates. He stands tall in the legion of cosmic muses who inspire me, a man who was a self-taught pioneer seeking true wisdom.
I know well the traits necessary to become and be a pioneer; think ‘chutzpah, tenacity and more than a teaspoon of audacity. To venture into domains that nothing save death and dying prepared me for, think ‘’science’, has been the most amazing adventure. Continue reading Paradox: The Cosmos has a sense of Humour but the Universe isn’t Laughing