24.6.08

Hacer el Amor

"Los franceses emplean la expresión «hacer el amor», en efecto, pero no se puede decir que aquél que la inventó estuviera bien inspirado. Porque el amor no lo puede hacer nadie, es una corriente de fuerzas que nos supera, nosotros no somos los dueños de ellas y mucho menos sus creadores. El amor es una fuerza, un principio que procede de Dios mismo. Es una energía, y es esta energía la que dejamos pasar a través nuestro cuando amamos. Pero como es raro que los humanos sepan amar, esta energía no pasa armoniosamente. Por tanto, dicen que «hacen» el amor, es decir que se ponen en unas posiciones determinadas, hacen unos gestos determinados, pronuncian unas palabras determinadas... pero ¿acaso esto es amor? No es seguro."

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

17.6.08

You may have noticed that the Tune Up is late. Since Sunday, our Customer Care department has been swamped with people asking if there was a problem with their email settings. No, your email works fine. I delayed the Tune Up for a few days to explain the following lesson.

There is a basic rule of spirituality: If you don't crave, you don't get. Light only comes to a place where there is a strong desire, a place where there is craving.

Any spiritual teacher worth his salt will do everything in his power to develop yearning within his students. Part of giving is allowing people to build their desire.

We can learn from the experience Rav Ashlag, (founder of The Kabbalah Centre in 1922) had with his own teacher. His teacher was a successful merchant in Jerusalem, but no one knew he was a Kabbalist. He revealed himself to Rav Ashlag and taught him for three months. Rav Ashlag had sought this experience his entire life and he was so energized and excited.

However, gradually his teacher came less and less, until finally he disappeared altogether. It took Rav Ashlag three months to realize it was his ego that had caused his teacher to disappear. He prayed and prayed and prayed to see his teacher again. Then, one day his teacher revealed himself again to Rav Ashlag - for one day. The next day he passed away.

In our spiritual growth, if we don't have a strong passion, we lose the connection. Craving is a gift. It comes as part of the process. We need to push ourselves, constantly making an effort. We need to give and empty ourselves until the next wave of craving comes. When you have a huge craving for the Light, you are with the Light.

How much of the day are you craving? How much of the day do you want more?

This week, find where your desire is small and expand it.

All the best,

Yehuda

15.6.08

Underwater

present tense

he's quiet
he observes... you
he smiles

he listens
he looks around
he speaks.. a word or two

he enters
he sings.. eyes closed
he realizes.. others..
he smiles
he blushes



he agrees.. or not
he listens
he's silent

he sleeps
he smiles
he dreams
he awakens
he shares.. three centimeters away..



he's focused
he's serious
he's working.. or reading..
he's .. he is... right there..
he's doing that
he's only doing.. that..
he's Being.. present tense.. unaware of anything else..

he's there! there he is..
he's looking at me.. and smiles
he knows..

i'm done...

2.6.08

mother's day

hablamos de:

  • la infancia y lo linda que fue. eramos bebes perfectos..
  • que diferente es todo ahora
  • moral (y civica)
  • las carreras
  • el futuro
  • las especialidades
  • los apellidos, los origenes
  • Bani
  • San Pedro (de Macoris)
  • papi
  • el tio aquel que nadie supo..
  • las hermanas
  • tener hijos
  • tener cuidado
  • divorcio
  • los que no estaban
  • todas las fotos del album
  • las formalidades y las informalidades
  • los refranes de mi abuelo
tambien...

  • nos sonrojamos
  • nos buscamos las manos
  • nos sorprendimos
  • nos conocimos.. mas...
y seguro se me quedan mil cosas.
parents.. family... gotta love 'em!