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Monday, March 28, 2016


Last week on my FB page I posted a brief encapsulation of a meditation teaching for Parashat Tzav (Leviticus 6:1) I thought I'd share it here as well. 

Tzav/tzavta, this is how to connect. Lay our offerings on the altar: fear, anger, sorrow, joy, love, evening through morning, keep the fire burning. From the inside out, clothe yourself in white linen, for every interaction we have, everything we do, no matter how routine, ordinary, messy, has the potential to be elevated, olah, into a moment of holy awareness. If we attend to each person, action, thought, emotion, sensation with honor, kavod, with respect, just as they are, just as it is, just as we are, whether the situation evokes comfort or discomfort, we are tending the embers from aish tamid tukad al hamazbeach the fire in the altar that never goes out, the fire that consumes ha’olah leaving behind ash, the earthiness of daily human existence. By tending the ashes, the embers, with kavod, we raise up Divine sparks hidden in everyone and everything. From morning through evening, notice how often you connect with Divinity. Tend these embers, these precious moments of full presence, wherever you are, whoever you are with, when you are alone, v’aish hamizbeach tukad bo, keep the fire burning in the altar, b’toch hamazbeach b’levach, in the altar of your heart.

And now to contemplate this week's teaching; Shemini.


  1. Another beautiful meditation. I wish I could hear how the unfamiliar words are pronounced, but I love the essence of this teaching. Deep respect and acknowledgement for each person and each "action, thought, emotion, sensation." Oh to live with such on-going deep respect. Thank you, again, Laura.

  2. Thank you! What a beautiful practice. I wonderful way to meditate all the day. Wishing you well!

  3. Thank you! What a beautiful practice. I wonderful way to meditate all the day. Wishing you well!

  4. Thank you! This is beautiful! We are ONE! Aloha!

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