baby old testament

This weeks Old Testament reading, from the tradition of Christian, Muslims and Jews, is the twenty-seventh reading called Tazria (תזריע), which means “she conceived.” Childbirth remind us that the Force of Creation is within each of us and we are connected and ONE with the Divine. It is not to be regarded as just ordinary life but rather life that gives life and is part of the flow and beauty of Creation. Amen Spiritual (Abrahamic) Judaism- One People World United

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ONE LOVE Amen Spiritual (Abrahamic) Judaism- One People World United

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Moses felt the presence of the Force of Creation, at the burning bush. call him to lead his people out of Egypt. But Moses had self doubt. He thought “No, you’ve got the wrong guy. I’m disabled myself. I have a speech impediment. How could I lead people?” But Moses, through faith in our connection to the Force of Creation, despite his apparent disability, found the strength to connect with and to lead the children of Abraham (the spiritual father of Christians, Muslims and Jews) out of Egypt. Exodus Chapter 3 So you see my friend, no matter what your ability, through faith in our connection with the Force of Creation, we can find an inner peace which makes all things possible. AMEN SPIRITUAL (ABRAHAMIC) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED

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When you look at grove of Aspen trees, they look like hundreds of individual trees. However all the trees are connected and a single organism through their roots. Similarly we are all connected through the FORCE that connects ALL of Creation. Amen Spiritual (Abrahamic) Judaism- One People World United

unity

This weeks Old Testament (Torah Portion) is from Exodus. In Exodus 25:1-8 the Spirit of the Divine revealed to Moses, “Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me. And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell inside them, in their midst. And so it is my friend, we find the Spirit of the Divine inside our hearts. The Divine is not separate from us but part of us. We find the Spirit of the Divine by looking within ourselves. Outwardly the conflict and struggle of Creation appears, but within we can find the harmony of the Divine Spirit and we can find comfort and peace. Amen SPIRITUAL (ABRAHAMIC) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED

Revelation

This week, we read the Old Testament (Torah) portion called Shemot (שמות) which means “names.” which is the beginning of the book of the Exodus. The first part lists the names the descendants of Abraham (the spiritual father of Christians, Muslims and Jews, who had came to Egypt. It then begins with the birth of Moses and goes to the revelation at “the burning bush”. At the “burning bush” Moses, by taking the time to observe, has the revelation that the Force of Creation is not extinguishable and exists for ALL of Creation, eternally. With this revelation, Moses has the strength to lead the descendant’s of Abraham from Egypt. Amen SPIRITUAL (ABRAHAMIC) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED

He Lived

Last weeks Old Testament (Torah) portion is the last reading from the book of Genesis called Vayechi (ויחי), which means “he lived.” The title comes from the first verse of the reading, which says, “Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years” (Genesis 47:28). Genesis ends with the death of Jacob, followed shortly by the death of Joseph. Each of us, like Jacob and Joseph, is on our individual journey, which often takes us far from our home, through this life. We can find our salvation, in this journey, through consciousness of our connection with the Divine Force of Creation. Our life ends in eternal peace, like Jacob and Joseph, in a reunion with the Divine Force of Creation. Amen SPIRITUAL (ABRAHAMIC) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED

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No sooner was Abraham (the Father of Muslims, Christians and Jews) weaned — and he was but a small child — that his mind began to seek and wonder: How do the heavenly bodies orbit without a moving force? Who moves them? They cannot move themselves! Immersed amongst the idol-worshippers of Ur Casdim, he had no one to teach him anything; his father, mother and countrymen, and he amongst them, all worshipped the physical aspects of Creation like idols,money and other physical things. But his heart sought, and came to know that there is a connection and oneness of ALL… and the source of Creation of the ALL and that ALL of Existence is connected and ONE. (The words of Maimonides, in his Code of Jewish Law) And so it is my friend, the original experience and consciousness of Abraham the father of Muslims, Christians and Jews of the connection of ALL people, animals, things and the Source of Creation ALL in ONE, This consciousness is the core of ALL the teachings and learnings of the descendants of Abraham. Abraham spoke to ALL people from around the world from an Open Tent in which he invited ALL. SPIRITUAL (ABRAHAMIC) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED

jacob wrestle

This weeks Old Testament (Torah) portion reading from the book of Genesis is called “and he sent.” The title comes from the first verse of the reading, which says, “Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom” (Genesis 32:3). Jacob prepares to meet Esau as he returns, but first he has a mysterious encounter with an angel in the darkness, who changes Jacobs name to Israel. And so it is, Jacob experienced a strange mystical encounter with the Force that moves through ALL things. He had sent his family, his servants and his possessions across the river ahead of him. But he struggled with the Force of Creation before he could cross the river. This is symbolic of the necessity of each of us to struggle with our existence and the Force of Creation. It is through this struggle that we become conscious of our connection and oneness with the Force of Creation. It is only through the struggle that we can cross the river and find our Promised Land (Inner Peace). The struggle , while it makes us aware of our connection and oneness with Creator, it also makes us grateful for our separateness and each individual little thing that life brings us. And so it is the paradox and beauty of human existence. Jacob wrestled with the angel through the night. He would not let the angel go. Jacob said to the angel, “I will not let you go unless you bless me” (Genesis 32:26) The struggle with the angel blessed Jacob by changing his consciousness and symbolically his name to Israel. This signifies his changed consciousness through the struggle and his finding his Promised Land (Inner Peace) (Genesis 35:10). As the portion explains, in its symbolism, the Promised Land is not a place but it is a state of consciousness of our Oneness with Creator as well as gratefulness for our brief separateness through our human existence. This consciousness brings us peace. Amen

Elijah messenger

Then Elijah, the prophet (messenger of the ONE FORCE), said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the ALTAR (connection) to the Divine Force of Creation, which had been torn down. 1 Kings 18:30 ABRAHAMIC (SPIRITUAL) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED