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Creativity IS a Spiritual Practice

When we see through our hearts, we recognize that every single one of us is infused with creativity. Divine Sparks are embedded in everyone and everything. It's up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new. Join me as we wake up to the sacred-ordinary blessings waiting to greet us each and every day.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Spirit Gate-Opener

Last night as I read my last e-mails and facebook messages from friends, before I sat for my evening meditation (as promised to myself and you my readers in my last blog entry), one message really stood out.

My dear friend, a spiritual director/artist/yoga teacher and all around loving being said: “You are a spirit gate-opener. I have never heard the term before; I just know you are IT.”

I was awed by this new “title”. I thought about it as I drifted off to sleep last night and as I awoke this brilliant October morning. What could it actually mean? Perhaps: opening gates of connection to "spirit"? Or: an opening that allows one to step into the realm of “spirit”? Maybe I am a formerly undiscovered incarnation of a shaman of some sort and now this is finally being revealed? (Unlikely, but interesting to contemplate.) I am so intrigued by this phrase...and I think that it isn't just me, of course, but that all people/animals/aspects of nature have the ability to open the gates of our hearts to “spirit” (meaning God, our own and/or each other’s Souls)...artists, musicians, writers, teachers, playful children, newborn babies, time spent with our wise elders, sitting with a friend or loved one who is ill, moments of joyful uproarious laughter, a clear night sky, crystalline water-falls, long walks on the beach beside the roaring ocean or quiet hikes through a dense forest. I feel so deeply honored that my esteemed friend has bestowed this title upon me...and am grateful for HaShem’s blessing that allows me to be such a “portkey” for her. (To borrow a word from the wonderful Harry Potter books-and don’t go off on me HP enthusiasts-I know technically a person cannot be a portkey in the realm of the magical world of HP-humor me as I like this analogy)

I am writing this not to boast, but because I believe people (YOU) should know that each and every one of us has the potential to be or has already been a spirit gate-opener for someone in our lives...and that it is vital to pay attention to those holy moments; for they are rare and precious gifts.


  1. Thank you dear one. Blessings.xoxoxo

  2. May I say amen? I just went through a stressful episode with mother in law. This contact with you has been part or a healing journey. Someone said the heart speaks with single simple words.

  3. My pleasure to be of service always!
    blessings and continued healing in all 4 worlds...body/mind/heart/soul.

  4. There is a kabbalistic teaching that when one is in the presence of someone who is at a higher spiritual level than one's own, then one can be drawn upwards as well.

    There are some who are more adept at raising others - sounds like you are one.

  5. Thank you Aaron for sharing this teaching. For being my teacher today. Perhaps, (I'm not sure) there have been moments when I have been able to be such a one for others...and if this is true I am grateful for HaShem's generous blessings that have allowed this to be so. I know I have been in the presence of such beings in my life as well. There is beauty in this mystery; most of the time we don't know how we have uplifted the hearts and souls of others...and wisdom as well...for if we knew this every time it happened, we might begin to think we were some how "above" others on multiple levels and this would be tragically false. For I believe that all of our unique gifts balance out and that ultimately we are all equal in God's loving eyes.


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