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

1 "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."

2 "Resurrection is not something for which we must wait. It is always here. Our challenge is to move from ego consciousness to God consciousness."

3 "If we see the ongoing relationship betweem God-ing and creation-ing, we fully connect with the understanding that resurrection is a continuous process, happening right now."

4 "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."

5 "Our acts of lovingkindness not only matter, they are the medium through which we can bring the world together in a new era of human relationship."

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

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

8 "The imaginative mind has marvelous access to other realms of reality. The point is not whether or not we are making things up, but instead, that if we can imagine it, some aspect of it exists – 'As above, so below.'"

9 "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."

10 "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."

11 "Eternal life is available to every one of us, here and now."

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

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

14 "We are copartners with God-ing in the cosmic process, and each person has the full freedom of choice to change the universe. Nothing we do, say, or think is inconsequential; every action affects not only this reality but also other realities, and all of creation is interconnected."

15 "Each time we make use of our free will by giving, we are in copartnership with the infinite Bestower. When this is accomplished with clear awareness of what we are doing, we raise the consciousness of creation."

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

17 "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."

18 "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."

19 "Acts of lovingkindness, over the long run, will bring a higher level of consciousness to everyone in the world."

20 "Now we are no longer separated from our source, and behold we ARE the source and the source is us. We are so intimately united with It, we cannot by any means be separated from It, for we are It." Abraham Abulafia, 13th century Jewish sage

21 "All living souls in the world cumulatively make up part of a universal soul….the soul giving us vitality is connected to, and draws sustenance from, a universal soul."

22 "The process of expanding awareness in ourselves and the world is the fundamental reason for our existence."

23 "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."

24 "The Creator's continuous radiation of creative force never ceases from the world; in every instant these vital emanations radiate to Its creations, to all the worlds." Rebbe Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev, 18th century Hasidic master

25 "Free will at its core is…the ability to bestow light."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite