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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Quote of the Week 42 - Magic of the Ordinary

“All is preordained,” taught the second century Rabbi Akiva, “and the choice is yours to make”.

The fine line that separates our reality from the Ultimate Reality is, however, illusory. It is known in ancient kabbalistic lingo as the par’gawd, or the Veil of Illusion. This is the illusion that separates our spirit self from our body self, that fosters disharmony between our soul and our body only when we experience it as a line of demarcation rather than one of integration. The par’gawd is experienced as either a partition between us and Creator or as a meeting of lips, as in a kiss. Which one it is, depends on our choice, and determines the power of our prayer and ceremony. How real you feel that God is to you will determine how real you feel that you are to God. Faith Healing is then more than just some prayer or miracle that works. It is the act of channeling the God Will to heal that is placed before us always, only waiting for us to access it by believing it is real.

- from Magic of the Ordinary, by Rabbi Gershon Winkler

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