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Desert Dreams

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

...trol of his destiny. Or heart. Therese. The name beat against her brain as forcefully as the sand beat against the beit al-sha'r. She was the one whos... ...ed a secret. "Aren't you going to open it?" He broke off a piece of bacon, lifted it to his mouth and crunched. Therese forgot all about her hunger, d... ...from me?" Jury! Therese jerked her eyes up to the door just as some unseen force slammed it shut. She turned back, coming face- to-face with the ewer'... ...d exactly what she thought it would do, exploding from the mouth with such force it sounded like a shotgun blast. Therese hit the concrete near the bo... ...nd impressive in his GI Joe outfit she couldn't help herself. Marines? Air Force? Navy? She wasn't sure what branch he was sporting. She just knew he ... ... cannot struggle, and does not want to leave. "Mawla..." He whispers as he lifts her against him, hugging her snug, so snug that she thinks he might s... ...w ... poof, and get out of these clothes?" He chuckled, shook his head and lifted her into his arms as he stood from the sectional. "I have waited too... ...started and almost cried out when he slid a hand under her chin and gently lifted her head to meet his gaze. "I'm not going to tell you how bad you ju... ...rt Dreams by Gracie C. McKeever 333 "I need you, Teh-reese," he whispered, lifting and cupping her face again. "I have never said that to anyone befor...

...cient vendetta of one unforgiving and powerful demon djinni? Find out that anything is possible when a devout mystical being from the old world joins forces with an urban-reared spitfire from the new? (http://www.graciecmckeever.com)...

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The Path of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...at there is no reality at all, but something called “His Essence,” the “Upper Force.” This Force operates in such a way that one sees Him as an imag... ...countering us. The closer one’s properties are to the properties of the Upper Force, the closer the image of “my world” comes to the actual reality, ... ...tributes. Since the property T H E PAT H O F K A B B A L A H 10 of the Upper Force is altruism, when one attains that quality and bonds with the Up... ...led, feeling. Everything exists inside us. Outside us there is only the Upper Force, the Creator. We cannot feel Him in any other way than by how He... ...: an “Awakening From Above.” That happens when the Creator Himself chooses to lift a person up. The difference between those paths is that the “Awake... ...earts and become able to carry it out by choosing it. But none of us can ever lift a finger without a motivating force, or without having a prelimin... ...have no powers of our own to rise above it. Only the Light of the Creator can lift us. The higher one’s place is in the spiritual world, the greater ... ...ited period, until the end of 1490, but from then on the prohibition has been lifted and permission was granted to study the Zohar. Since 1540 it ha... ...ince that year, T H E PAT H O F K A B B A L A H 310 the concealment has been lifted and it is permitted for everyone to study the Zohar.” It also s...

...Kabbalists state that there is no reality at all, but something called His Essence, the Upper Force, and this is what we perceive as our world. As uncanny as it sounds, this notion hides in its wings the very prospect of freedom, for every person, for every nation, and for the entire world. The structure and the perc...

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Fidel

By: Rigby Taylor

...e. Manfully he trudged along the noisy, smelly, dangerous road, wondering if there was another, quieter route, but determined never again to accept a lift from strangers, when an elderly woman in a newish sedan stopped and with a motherly smile asked where he was going. Fidel looked carefully at the pleasant, grey haired woman wearing no makeup, and decided if he couldn’t ...

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Class Heroes: A Class Apart

By: Stephen Henning

...the front of the coach, with the large vehicle effectively absorbing the entire force of the eruption. Glass crashed inwards. The coach’s passenger... ...e smoke. She was coughing and retching. Then it felt as though strong arms were lifting her out of the wreckage. Suddenly the heat from the flames ... ...awkins’s face. Instead, she took Tommy in her arm and let him escort her to the lifts. A policeman and policewoman stood nearby. The policeman saw ... ...viously. “Afternoon PC Nelson,” said Jasmin, ignoring the woman. “I thought the lift attendant is supposed to stand in the lift,” she added cheekil... ...press buttons.” Jasmin gave him a wink, then she and Tommy disappeared into the lift. The policewoman looked at them, then back at PC Nelson disap... ...idor. He kept his head down and walked calmly but purposefully back towards the lifts. No one called out to him, so he reasoned that he was safe. H... ... at an Egyptian Mummy in pyjamas. The girl, if that’s what she was, effectively forced him to step back into the lift in order for her to enter. Th... ...useless. “It’s ok. It’s ok, she’s gone now. She didn’t hurt you, did she?” Sam forced herself to calm down. “No. No. But what was she doing here? ... ... said Stannard. Slightly mollified by the compliment, Harden nodded. But he was forced to acknowledge that this was not quite the scenario he had i...

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The Zohar: Annotations to the Ashlag Commentary

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...an incarnation of a unique soul, which coordinates and connects the Upper Force to every creation. This soul comes down into our world and incarnate... ...spiritual ladder and achieved the highest level of bonding with the Upper Force, the Creator. We call those people “Kabbalists.” Through this bondin... ...bestowal. They realized that there is nothing in the world except for this Force, and that everything that happens in reality was made only to bring ... ...urces they had left for us, we, too, would achieve bonding with the Upper Force, as did they. In his commentary on The Book of Zohar, Baal HaSulam t... ...or a time—until the end of the 1490. From then on … the sentence has been lifted, and permission was given to engage in The Book of Zohar. And from ... ... Melachim narrates about Yotam Ben Uziyahu (20, 15). After the verdict was lifted, Rashbi founded his seminary in the settlement of Tekoa and in the ... ...ction law. Restriction is a ban for Malchut to receive Light. This ban is lifted when Malchut is corrected by the properties of Bina. Zivug—coupling... ...t is written: “He will drink off the brook in the way; therefore, will he lift up the head” (Tehilim, 110:7). Afterwards, ZA passes this Light into ... ...r Haya repels foreign, impure forces and desires, and all restrictions are lifted on Shabbat; hence, there is no fear. And, according to the donkey d...

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From Chaos to Harmony

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...e is merely the su- perficial appearance of a particular combination of these forces. They know which elements need mending to yield a clearer, brig... ...ing humankind and human society, reflects its unique, inherent combination of forces. To cope with any particular problem that arises, one must begi... ...esire is Everything 33 this to happen, we must reach deeper into the inherent force that designs and shapes matter. The inherent force within each ma... ... each matter and object is generally referred to as “the will to exist.” This force de- signs the shape of the substance and defines its qualities a... ...ut until today, we were unaware of it. Na- ture reveals it in the way that two forces act in sync: there is a connecting force that connects us all a... ...arts within the single system. The environment can be likened to a crane that lifts us to a higher level. Hence, our first step toward meeting our ... ...nveil the spiritual structure that surrounds us, almost as if a mist had been lifted. Attaining the Worlds Beyond: This book is a first step towar...

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Theological Immortal Romance

By: Kevin B. Wright

...hes out to your heart and steals your breath away. This is a spiritual, very lifting, magnificent and inspiring story of the divine love from one man ... ...l. Where every fallen angel who only bares one wing she takes up in arms and lifts them toward the sky. Her loveliness is but the beginning where the ... ...plan and his greatest accomplishment. I raise my hands to new Jerusalem, and lift them above my head. There she rises from the raging and foaming sea,... ...from Eros By many candle I have penned many verses that behold my soul which lift my eyes. Let my words voice a reply that explains what shall be deli... ...s of Nirvana She shields my soul and raised the torch of love. For her heart lifts me on all other paths of the abode. Submerged in boundless luster w... ...ros (Greek) Cupid (Roman) their arrows of love in its most majestic powerful force known exists between two lovers. They will be no love more heavenly...

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A Guide To the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...dge about the spiritual spheres, the upper worlds, and the revelation of higher forces. These worlds are called upper worlds, since they are higher ... ...al dictionary directly indicating the spiritual tools for spiritual objects and forces, and the correlation between them. It is therefore the most... ... Of Kabbalists: Branches.”] If there were a direct connection between spiritual forces and our physical bodies, it would have been possible to teach... ... their suffering. The desire to leave their suffering behind was the motivating force behind the development of the generations. That era continued ... ...his teacher? The answer is very simple. It is only possible when we spiritually lift ourselves up above this world. Only if we rid ourselves of all ... ... Light to every non-corrected part, separating out its Galgalta ve Eynaim, then lifts it and sets aside the AHP, the Kelim. Therefore the AHPs will ... ...Screen). If the request coming from AHP is authentic, the Partzuf located above lifts it out of the Worlds of BYA and into the World of Atzilut. The... ... Zeir Anpin and Malchut, located in the Worlds of BYA. If these Sefirot can be lifted and attached to the corresponding Sefirot of the World of Atz... ...with the spiritual understanding that the Creator is in Jerusalem. The souls are lifted to the World of Atzilut to show them what inherent limits exi...

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Attaining the Worlds Beyond

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...Fathers states, "Against your will do you live." Nature created us, and we are forced to exist with the qualities that were imposed upon us. It is as ... ...ccept a comparison of ourselves with primitive beasts. If, however, the Divine Force that created us does exist, then why do we not perceive it, why d... ...inding at least a drop of spiritual perception and understanding of the Higher Force, and for the sake of uniting with the Creator to become His serva... ...h an extent that we must make an effort not to act mechanically, through sheer force of habit. In order to make the transition from following the laws... ...tion, it becomes obvious that we are still immersed in petty egoism and cannot lift a finger for the sake of others or the Creator. InnerMotionandDeve... ...then the Upper Part partially re- -128- ATTAININGTHEWORLDSBEYOND vealsHimself(liftsHisAHaP)anddisplaysHistruequalities, which prior to this moment, w... ...sof theindividual, Hethuselevatedthe individual to the middle of His State (He lifted GE of the lower together with His own AHaP). This spiritual stat... ...dallofthemwent with him to the desert. The name Ptachia derives from the verb "liftoach" (to open)—a person who opens people’s eyes. He gathered all t... ...ies out for You, God." ThedesiretoperceivetheCreatoriscalled"theaspiration to ’lift’ the Creator’s Presence from the dust," that is, from the lowest s...

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The Kabbalah Experience

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...r and independent vision that evolved in all of them after studying the Upper Forces through the wis- dom of Kabbalah. The path each of them took is ... ...eans that aid man, why is it said that the desire to suffer comes from impure forces? A: I don’t understand the term, “means that aid man.” It is an ... ...us. Pain is an undesirable feeling to the Creator, and its purpose is only to force us to connect to the path of correction. The sensation of pain d... ..., we operate by the law of maximum pleasure for minimum effort. But when pain forces us to wake up and remember the goal, by searching for the sourc... ...easure and serenity. T H E M E A N I N G O F AG O N Y Q: Why does the Creator force His creatures to suffer if He really wants to endow them with “e... ... T H E S T U DY O F K A B B A L A H 91 Teachers should also explain how we can lift ourselves to a higher spiritual degree and how to control that sp... ...e study of Kabbalah, set up by the Kabbalists themselves, has been completely lifted in our time. However, people who are completely ignorant of Kabb... ..., he himself T H E S T U DY O F K A B B A L A H 99 and other Kabbalists have lifted the ban that they had set up. It was done because souls have re... ...ure or a goal, you cannot T H E K A B B A L A H E X P E R I E N C E 188 even lift a finger. Your mood, your goals and your view on life can be chan...

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An American Papyrus

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...seam of backbone minutely faces her, That bed of earth. With all conscious force I breathe the aloneness that intangibly defines the Air. I swallow i... ...e.. But with one stretch he reached his arm over Like a bear's paw that in force comes down like a Redwood. my knee aching as if broken, i crutched ... ...afters and cobwebs-- Thinking i grabbed a hold on the sunlight which could Lift me Up like a rope; but grasping the pitchfork-- Raising the pitchfork-... ...n bitterness that shakes my intestines, I laugh! Another hillbilly man Has lifted his head above the rest--a foot up from the jug-- And has blown his ... ...tning Fades the greyness Of one portion in her view-- The "schitzophrenic" lifts up a cigarette hidden behind An ashtray and the flat ground Of ashes ...

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The Myth of Ulysses and Secondary Beauty

By: Antonio Mercurio

... exposing how the Fetal I is still present within the Adult I, and how it forces the Adult I to follow along with its decisions of hatred and woun... ... the universal glue of life, of both personal and cosmic life. Beauty is a force, which both attracts and repels. Physicists understand the force ... ..., and they call it “universal gravity”, but they do not yet understand the force of repulsion and they have been trying to understand it for years. ... ...tends he is crazy and does not want to leave. He leaves only because he is forced to. (see The Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology). When after ten year... ...e, we can reach this goal. I am convinced that pain is one of the cosmic forces that human beings can use, along with wisdom and art, to create se... ...d certainty that the energy contained in their work of art will be able to lift off in flight and travel through time and space. 46 *** The hu...

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Unlocking the Zohar

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...otcha [When You Raise], Item 88 T he Book of Zohar contains a very special force that can bring us to perfect, utter bliss. It is thrilling, exciting... ...after, it is considered the last generation, in which the prohibition was lifted and permission has been granted to engage in The Book of Zohar. And... ... another, more expansive reality, a higher one. From this higher reality, forces extend to our world and govern it. The development we have achieve... ...hieved over the generations was intended to bring us into recognizing the forces that operate on us and govern us. When we discover this higher reali... ...called “the wisdom of Kabbalah,” and it describes the network of Nature’s forces and how we can study the program by which they affect us. The wisd... ...hereafter is considered the last generation, in which the prohibition was lifted and permission has been granted to engage in The Book of z ohar. An... ...he Lord” (Isaiah 14, 2), and also “Thus says the Lord god, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my standard to the peoples: and... ...of blessing the King and whose blessing is a blessing, as it is written, “Lift up your hands to the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.” You, who merit t... ...154) “Her husband is known in the gates.” What are gates? It is written, “Lift up your heads, o gates.” By these gates, which are high degrees, by t...

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Kabbalah Revealed

By: Rav Michael Laitman

... know enough about Nature to feel secure; instead, we were afraid of natural forces, which impelled us to relate to Nature as a force superior to o... ...they will still have them tomorrow. But the benefit of this state is that it forces us to reexamine our direction and ask, “Is it pos- sible we’ve b... ..., a well-defined desire for a very specific pleasure. The appearance of a Kli forces our brains to search for a way to fill it with Ohr (Light). Now... ...n misunderstandings about Kabbalah. The will to receive has been the driving force behind every progress and change in the history of humanity. But... ...late positively to someone or something else besides itself. Phase Two, which forces us to give despite our un- derlying desire to receive, is what m... ...te to the next when the pressure becomes intoler- able. Otherwise, we wouldn’t lift a finger. The logic is simple: If I’m fine where I am, why move? ... ...nveil the spiritual structure that surrounds us, almost as if a mist had been lifted. Attaining the Worlds Beyond is a first step toward discovering...

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Kabbalah for the Student

By: Rav Michael Laitman

... wondrous, hidden unity, And even in the angles closest to Him There is no force and no attainment in The Ein Sof, As there is no mind of a created th... ...anguage of The Zohar, but could not find their hands and legs, since they forced the language of the Bible on it. For this reason, this book was sea... ...ses with them. SoUl For example, when Kabbalah states that there are three forces, 1) Body, 2) Animate Soul, and 3) Sacred Soul, this does not refer ... .... ConSCioUS dEvElopmEnT And UnConSCioUS dEvElopmEnT Bear in mind that two forces serve to push us up the rungs of the aforementioned ladder, until w... ...he Lord” (Isaiah 14, 2), and also “Thus says the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my standard to the peoples: and... ...ernality and externality. This is similar to a heavy load, which none can lift or move from place to place. Hence, the advice is to divide the load ... ...ng one at a time. As in the above allegory, even the heaviest load can be lifted if we split it into pieces and raise them one at a time. Not only t... ... period, until the end of 1490. But from then on the prohibition has been lifted and permission was granted to engage in The Book of Zohar. And from... ...d e n T the boundaries of their own bodies, for which they will be able to lift themselves even a wisp above their basic nature. 14) Thus we can clea...

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Live an Inspiring Life

By: Wally Amos

...OVE WHATEVER THE QUESTION, LOVE IS THE ANSWER. Love is the most powerful force in the universe. To live an inspiri11fJ life, .!fou must keep love i... ... yourself. The chief executive officer of a company based in Honolulu was forced to take his company into Chapter 11 bankruptcy and lead thousands ... ...O was asked how he had kept such an optimistic outlook even when so many forces were at work trying to shut the company down. He said that on the v... ... worst enemy and be your own best friend. There's only one person who can lift up your low self-esteem and raise it to the heights of self-love and ... ...on, an ideal, or a way of life isn't easy. It requires effort. Commitment forces you to keep everything in perspective and to keep everything curren... ...that carry positive impulses forward. When I was discharged from the Air Force in 1957, I went back to New York City, not knowing what I would do o... ... your imagination to work for you like a lever that can lighten the heavy lifting of the day. Find ways to make every task more interesting. Imagine...

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Shamati

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...tten, “there is none else besides Him.” This means that there is no other force in the world that has the ability to do anything against Him. And wh... ...s not always have the strength to overcome above reason; otherwise, he is forced to deviate, God forbid, from the way of the Creator, even from Lo L... ...g (Baal HaSulam) 17 That is, he must not think that there is the force of the Sitra Achra (Other Side), which does not allow a person to do... ...he Creator. The Baal Shem Tov said that he who says that there is another force in the world, namely Klipot (shells), that person is in a state of “... ...such great powers to have the ability to break the rock. However, one who lifts this big hammer and strikes the rock in a big swing, not slowly but ... ...e of greatness of reception, and this is discerned as, “And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord.” 56. TORAH IS CALLED INDICATION I heard... ...hment. Thus, when prayer appears instead of punishment, the affliction is lifted and the prayer is placed in its place, to correct the body. This is... ... of views that abound in the world, as it is written, “And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord.” Hence, this rule is not a rule that we... ...f the spiritual structure that surrounds us, almost as if a mist has been lifted. Again, this book is not aimed at the study of facts. Instead, it i...

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The Curse of Kali

By: Audrey Blankenhagen

...bending over her, laughter in Audrey Blankenhagen 10 his brown eyes, as with gentle fingers he lifted her wet, dangling curls off her face. ‘Why... ...us pasties and cakes for supper. Here, wear my jacket, you are shivering, poor child.’ Gavin had lifted Helen onto his horse, one arm holding her ti... ... wife for Gavin. His first marriage had been childless and Gavin’s reluctance to marry again had forced his father to take a hand in his son’s marit... ...but the best Scotch whisky that will warm you inside and out.’ Then, on Rosita’s instructions he lifted Helen, now in a dry night shift, into the h... ... came towards her. He transferred the trug of flowers impatiently from her hands to the floor and lifting her off her feet, embraced her with such e... ...t to talk to you about, Helen.’ Taking her by the arm, Gavin guided Helen to a cane armchair. He lifted a glass from the tray that Isabel had place... ...t the Nawab’s family have a duplicate key, as I have not been asked to open the door.’ Helen was forced to accept this explanation, although she was... ...ing once to say, ‘Don’t worry, madam, I will not trouble you again. I have never taken a woman by force,’ and then he added caustically, ‘never had ... ...d forward and restrained Sultana’s reigns causing the little animal to shy at these unexpectedly forceful hands. ‘Don’t pull at her reins; her mout...

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The Power in You

By: Wally Amos

...n my life. It is truly the inner core of my being. Love is the strongest force in the universe. I have come to realize that the power of love­ whic... ... learned on the way. The important thing to remem, ber is that love is a force that is generated inside each and everyone of us. Since it's there, ... ...people for what they are. All you have to do is let go and stop trying to force others to behave the way you want~ If you allow life to unfold, thi... ...ot matter. The importance lies in the faith and acceptance placed in that force. Armed with that kind of faith, you will find it impossible not to ... ...my love and support with love and respect, which had been what I tried to force from him. This happened because of forgiveness. Had Shawn not been ... ... zipper. I remem­ ber as youngsters, my best friend, Walter Carter, and I lifted weights in the hope of getting muscles like Charles Atlas, the mach... ...d he took off his hat, And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin Without any doubting or quiddit THE...

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Secret of the Sands

By: Aren, Rai and E., Tavius

...red outside the entrance. Several battle-hardened soldiers pounded on the door, trying to force their way in. Inside the temple, breathless and fri... ... pantleg, stunned, but she had already torn it, hadn’t she? “Come, I’ll help you up.” He lifted her to feet, but she winced in pain. “I-I think I s... ...t? Have you opened it yet?” Jack asked. “We did,” Mitch replied. “Remember your oath!” He lifted the lid. Jack and Bob pulled in close to look at th... ...their family name, Selaren, and inter- woven with symbols: the ankh, representing the life force, which the Kierani people worshipped, along with ima... ... spiritual and physical, to each and every one of you. We ask this in honor of the living force which flows through us all. We give thanks for our b... ...ng Prince stepped forth to accept the exuberant ap- plause from their people. King Traeus lifted his hand, “And we give thanks to you, our people, fo... ... change things. We cannot allow this to continue any longer.” “What do you suggest I do? Force him to tell me things? He is the way he is.” “He is ... ...ying to relax and calm her troubled mind. After a while, she Rai Aren & Tavius E. 76 lifted her head and slowly sat down facing the altar. She w... ...a was stunned and to her dismay and confusion, she found she had stopped struggling. Zhek lifted his head and looked deep into her eyes, gently re- l...

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