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God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism
Rabbi David A. Cooper

1 "Nothing is separate, except for the 'sense' of separateness, a feeling which is readily disproven."

2 "God's presence is everywhere, including one's own consciousness

3 "One's actions, particularly deeds of lovingkindness, profoundly impact upon the universe. Minor actions can have significant consequences;…everything happening to us is connected with a complex weave of variables. Moreover, angelic forces are associated with our thoughts, words and deeds."

4 "We can experience in the depths of our beings the realization that for each step we take, the Divine steps with us; each breath we draw is connected with the breath of the universe."

5 "Just as we know that there was some kind of paradigm shift from animal consciousness to prehistoric human consciousness, and that human consciousness has gone through stages measured in various ways, such as social awareness, technological development, or basic intelligence…there is yet to come a major paradigm shift toward an entirely new level of awareness. In this advanced state, pain and suffering as we know it will vanish, war will end, our relationships with one another will dramatically be altered, the lion will lie with the lamb, so to speak, and life will be completely different from anything we might imagine."

6 "Our entire life is a perpetual experience of resurrection, if only we were able to perceive it in this way."

7 "We are the accumulation of a set of archetypes that interact with the world drama that enfolds us."

8 "Human consciousness is informed by a soul force that gives it the capacity to emulate the infinite Bestower."

9 "The dimension of this moment is supported in its entirety by the nature of the Divine. Thus there is a vital relationship between God and every aspect of creation. Each breath I draw is initiated, sustained, and nourished by the power of creation. Each event is permeated by the magic of the Divine Presence."

10 "All of creation is interconnected and interdependent. There is no subject or object, for each arises simultaneously with the other and cannot exist on its own."

11 "You may fall to the lowest depths, heaven forbid, but no matter how low you have fallen, it is still inappropriate to give up hope. The ability to return to God surpasses everything, and so there is no room for despair. Even sins can be transformed into virtue; even your failings and shortcomings can be brought back to God."

12 "Love can be viewed as a unity, a ubiquitous oneness."

13 "Perhaps you feel that having an intimate relationship with the Divine is beyond you, reserved for others….This is not so. It is part of our heritage; it is yours and mind to have. All we need do is learn how to let go of our fear, for fear maintains the barriers of separation."

14 "Every aspect of creation interrelates with every other….every thought, word, or action reverberates throughout the entire creation."

15 "The ultimate truth of the Divine is Oneness."

16 "May our lives be filled with the ongoing truth in which we are saturated with love, caring, and kindness. And may we serve the world from the level of awareness."

17 "The Holy One is the Soul of souls, the Spirit of spirits." Zohar 1:103b

18 "Each part in the universe is in dynamic relationship with every other part."

19 "We are connected via our souls to the source of creation, and we can transform the flow of creation."

20 "One aspect of the soul is always joined with the center of creation, and this is our eternal link with truth."

21 "May we be blessed to grow together in increasing awareness, to bring a new consciousness to the world, and to experience true peace in our time."

22 "In Lurianic Kabbalah, there is only one primordial soul in the world….From this one soul, sparks were disseminated throughout the universe."

23 "Everything in the universe is a vessel that 'wills' to receive the light of the infinite bestower. Each molecule, plant, animal, rock and human is a vessel; each has the 'will' to be exactly what it is."

24 "The ancient kabbalistic idea is a holistic, energetic model of the universe. It cuts across layers of reality and includes every possible dimension of creation….According to this Jewish mystical viewpoint, everything and every 'non-thing' that ever was or will be in creation is interconnected."

25 "Herein lies the ultimate truth of existence, the God-ing and creation-ing as one process everlasting."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite