Sunday, 15 May 2016


This past Lent and Easter season I attended a class called The Mystic's Path. The Guide is Jewish but his experience is broader than that one tradition. Early on he gave us a copy of
"The Annunciation" by  Fra Angelico. Fra Angelico  painted this moment many times,as I have also. But I have learned something new from this master, and I wish in my interpretations of  The Annunciation I had inserted light as Fra Angelico did here, a beam of light emanating from God, here shown as a hand, mystical touch.

I would like to share another one of the gems we were given in this course, from the Book,
The Torah Commentary of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

"Let me ask you friends, do you know how much light there is in the world? Unbelievable light. As long as the world is existing, there is so much light coming down from heaven.
It's unbelievable how much energy there really is. So what happens to it? sadly enough, most of it is just floating around. Nobody picks it up. nobody stops to pick it up...You know friends, a lot of people are ready to do everything good, but very few people have this depth to receive something....Then there is such a thing as kabbalas p'nei ha-Shechina, to receive God's Presence. God is here all the time, you cannot write Him out and you cannot write Him in.
The question is: Are you receiving God's Presence?"