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God?

God?
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 16, 7:30pm
Past Lifetime Regression

San Francisco
Sep 25-29
Readings & Workshops
click HERE

New York
Oct 11-21
For readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com
Workshop Oct 14th: HERE

Washington, DC
Oct 21-18
Workshop on Relationships
Oct 24 4-6pm HERE
For readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com

 
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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God?

Traveling Schedule
Back to Los Angeles - August 12! At last :)

If you are in Los Angeles, please join me at Golden Bridge Yoga in Hollywood for a past lifetime regression workshops: The People You Are." Tuesday, Sep 16th 7:30-9:30pm. Call to register: (323) 936-4172
 
GOD?
First, I want to thank Bianca Sapetto for co-leading the workshop with me as well as to the wonderfully creative thirty participants who traveled from Denmark, Netherlands, Paraguay, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Canada and USA to voyage with us up and down the tree of life. Below is a picture I took of the place that housed us and the retreat:



In the retreat, I shared my frustration with organized religion, or more precisely, with certain religious institutions and individuals around the world who hijacked God and hold "Him" prisoner in a cage made of their ignorance and malice. I shared how lately, I find myself unable to use the word "God," as if it became a bad-word loaded with beheading, murder, rape, kidnapping, torture and manipulation. I used to see a white soft cloud in my mind when I heard the word God, now, all I see is a black-tar smog.

OMG!
Why is it when I hear someone say "Allah is great," I expect a bomb to explode or someone to be mutilated or kidnapped? Why when I see a bumper-sticker "Jesus loves you," I can also see the list of stipulations and conditioning for that love detailed by some evangelists? Why when I hear "Elohim," I can feel the judgmental attitude of an orthodox West-bank settler?

I love history and so I read the news every day, knowing that today's news is tomorrow's history. I am always disturbed to read and hear in the news of how many people use "God" as an excuse for inhumane ungodly behavior. We used to blame the Devil whenever we did something bad, recently, it feels as if the Devil stepped aside. After all, what we do in the name of God is far more terrible than the Devil could have ever come up with. For example, something I read yesterday: ICM Research carried out a poll in France last July, which revealed that 27% of French residents aged 18-24 support the Islamic State (also known as Islamic Caliphate, or IS, or ISIS etc). France? Oh Paris! The City of Love, with it's wine and french kisses? Supporting maniacs who want women to undergo female circumcision and forbid drinking alcohol? 


 

When did we lose God?
Or did we ever really got God right?
Another example for collective idiocy: how did slapping someone with a glove on the cheek in Christian societies, became an invitation for a duel to the death. Was it not Jesus who specifically said, "if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also"? How could the Koran assert that "God is Merciful" and yet in Africa, Asia, Europe, and America terrorists invoke the Koran before committing unspeakable atrocities in the name of that "merciful" God? How can religious Jews spit on an eight year old girl as she walks to school, calling her a whore, and throwing rocks at her? Well, the rabbi told them it is OK. And who told the Rabbi it's OK to say it's OK? Well, God, of course. Pope Francis, said something that made me think there might be hope: "It's OK not to believe in God if you have a clean conscious." That is a big deal. This Holy See could see deep into the message of the founder of his religion. And I have to admit, it was very brave deed to say it publicly, even for a Sagittarius (the sign of truth, religion, and mass communication).

Siri's God
I wish the men who kidnapped a goddess' name, ISIS, to label their caliphate, would one day match the spiritual openness my iPhone's Siri possesses. When I asked her about God, she simply responded: "it's all a mystery to me." 




That is a great answer! Let's keep God a mystery and stop assuming that we, as finite beings, can understand what an infinite entity thinks, wants, and says. Binary Siri has a superior understanding of the divine than "holy warriors," whatever their religious affiliation may be in this lifetime.   


The Tribal Godling
In the Kabbalah retreat, when we were discussing Kingdom, the tenth sphere of the Tree of Life, I presented a quote from the bible that has far reaching interpretations according to Kabbalah. Below you can see the Hebrew and English versions of Isaiah 43:12:

Seems like an innocent biblical verse, but under the Kabbalistic microscope, the ancient mystics discovered a hidden meaning, that according to renowned Professor of Jewish Mysticism, Moshe Idel, could be the greatest contribution of Judaism to humankind. Let's stop for a second and examine the biblical verse using the interpretation of Rabbi Simon bar Yohai, a second century rabbi to whom was attributed the authorship of the Zohar: 

"’And you are my witnesses,’ says the Lord,  ‘and I am God,’ (Isiah 43:12): when you are my witnesses, I am God, when you are not my witnesses, I am not God."
                                                                                              --Sifre on Deuteronomy, Berahkah, Piskah 346

I had to reread it a few times before I could grasp the revolutionary concept that these ancient mystics stumbled upon. God did not create mankind in his own image, but rather it was us who created (and still creating) God in our own liking. That is, if we pray, witness, and worship God, than God is. If we do not, than God no longer exists! 

The notion that Gods and Goddesses need us is very ancient. In the Greek mythology, Zeus gets cranky when he is not worshiped or if no sacrifice is offered to him. The Biblical God has a dysfunctional codependent relationship with his bride, Israel. In addition, he suffers from anger management issues, and is a jealous God, who can't stand it when we look at others of his kind etc. But to be open about the fact that what we call "God" is our own creation is indeed revolutionary.

These ancient mystics knew very well that the vast limitless ONENESS, which is all that is, doesn't need our witnessing in order to be, and couldn't "care" less if we eat meat, kosher, pork, if we go to church on Sunday, marry men or women, or postulate five times a day. That ONENESS is so big and all engulfing, we can't even begin to phantom it. What these mystics refer to, is the God we call
God when we say "God." That God is the tribal God, on whom we project our personal or social values. It is Yahweh, Jesus, Allah, Chango, Zeus, Vishnu, Thor, Batman or Superman, etc. These Gods, like Odin in Neil Gaiman's divine "American Gods," need our attention to survive. The problem begins when that God, through us, develops an ego. This complicates things, as egos tend to do, and we experience clashing between different people who have different God notion. So people around the world, let's start projecting some good vibes towards God, so He or She can recover! In other words, according to Kabbalah, part of our Tikkun (fixing) in life, is to help rectify God. 

The Sufi say: "Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are." But I think we can take that projection notion one step further and comfortably say: "Show me your God and I will tell you who you are."



God's Branding
Dov Elbaum, a prolific Kabbalist scholar, in his book, “A Walk Through the Void,” says that we are not going around God, God revolves around our axis." Sometimes we get who goes around who wrong. For so long we thought the Sun goes around the earth, but it took two astrologers, Copernicus and Kepler, to show us that the earth orbits the Sun. Maybe we need artists, writers, poets, scientists, and spiritual teachers to remind us that God is within us. As the whirling Sufis, who believe God is in our heart, dance around their heart, so do we need to start realizing God is everything, everyone and everywhere. That ONENESS is not trapped, like a jinni, in a holy book, a city or a name. Here is a wonderful paragraph by rabbi Moshe Cordovero, a kabbalist working in the 16th century (translated by Daniel Matt):


"An impoverished person thinks that God is an old man with white hair, sitting on a wondrous throne of fire that glitters with countless sparks, as the Bible states: “The Ancient-of-Days sits, the hair on his head like clean fleece, his throne–flames of fire.” Imagining this and similar fantasies, the fool realizes God. He falls into one of the traps that destroy faith. His awe of God is limited by his imagination. But if you are enlightened, you know God’s oneness; you know that the divine is devoid of bodily categories." 

How Long?
What I am asking is: How long? How long will we have to see movies like "Passion of the Christ" that focuses on Jesus's pain instead of his unconditional love? How long will we have to fear for our lives or dress Muhammad in a bear-costume, as South Park creators had to do, in order not to offend the "sensitive" fanatics who in their profound sensitivity will not shy away from killing those who dare not believe in their creed? How long will we be enslaved to the doctrines we conjured to save and free us? 



What am I trying to say? Not sure. Maybe I just wanted to vent out my frustration. Maybe I want to see us take more responsibility over our actions instead of projecting it on God. Perhaps as we step into the Age of Aquarius, the zodiac sign of Humanity, we will be able, at last, to become what the Sufi call a "prefect person," someone who can see God in everyone they meet. 

I wish that one day soon, people who behead others in the name of their God, will be able to stop and question their motivation so they can avoid creating so much suffering to others, themselves, and their...God.      


Inshalla, Amen, and with the help of the GOOD Lord...

gahl

 

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Leo's Impossible Love

Leo's Impossible Love
Esalen, CA
Kabbalah Retreat
August 15-17

San Francisco
Sep 25-29
Readings & Workshops
click HERE

New York
Oct 11-21
For readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com
Workshop Oct 14th: HERE

Washington, DC
Oct 21-18
Workshop on Relationships
Oct 24 4-6pm HERE
For readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com

 
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Leo's Courtly Love

Traveling Schedule:

Back to Los Angeles - August 12! At last :)

Esalen Kabbalah & Movement Retreat: August 15-17

If you are looking for a fun summer weekend activity, join Bianca and me on our yearly Kabbalah and Movement retreat at Esalen, CA August 15-17. There are a few slots open so grab some friends and make your wishes come true while hiking in Red-Wood forests, dipping in natural hot springs and jumping into the pool!
 
Leo's Courtly Love

"A love at once illicit and morally elevating, passionate and disciplined, humiliating and exalting, human and transcendent."
Francis X. Newman, ed. (1968). The Meaning of Courtly Love.

Oh, Leo, Leo, the sign of love, nobility, happiness. The zodiac archetype that will do all in its power to entertain us, make us laugh, create for us, and protect us. Oh, thou mane crowned sign, who rules our hearts, can you also protect us from love? Can any sign defend us from that which we both desire and fear? And if there is a champion that can shield us from the woes of love, would we even consider commissioning him to carry such an ignoble task? 

I agree, that paragraph was rather dramatic, but as we are now in the realm of Leo, the drama queen (or king), I wanted to dedicate this email to impossible loves. Especially because according to Kabbalah and ancient Jewish lore, the day of love is the 15th day of the lunar month of Av, which always falls on the Full Moon during Leo (August 10th this year). While Valentine, celebrated in Aquarius, the sign of friendships, is the day best suited for platonic love, the full moon in Leo, called in Hebrew, Tu Be'Av, is energetically designed for the f
ête of romantic love. After all, Leo rules both love and the heart. In the Talmud, it is mentioned that Tu be'Av was celebrated during the time of the Temple as the commencement  of the grape's harvest. Grapes that have the tendency from the time of Noah to reincarnate as wine and intoxicate the lover and the beloved, became the ultimate symbol for passion. August 10th is a great day of a date with your beloved and don't be cheap on the wine...



Now, it is time to get to the point of this email.

Question: 

Ever had a relationship which was one sided? Ever fell head over heel for a person who turned out to be married? Ever found yourself infatuated with a person who is living on other side of the world, or had a different sexual orientation? Maybe someone who was perfect, but 30 years younger? Or maybe you found your "soul-mate" only to discover they are a "functioning" addict? 

Most of us, being humans and reincarnating on earth, have encountered these encounters...



These love affairs, these flings, dalliances, liaisons,
 and sparks of unreasonable ecstasy, are all too often scorned upon by ourselves, and dismissed by our friends and family. They are judged, classified as impossible loves, or past-lives patterns that must be exorcised. They are explained as father issues, mother issues, midlife-crises issues, Saturn Return (first and second) and other unfaltering categorizations. These loves that vibrate the heart in such fluctuating frequencies are described as destructive, terrible, meaningless, and inevitably leading to a dead-end. And what can I say? Our friends are right. These impossible one-sides, (or three-sided) loves lead nowhere. 

However, after experiencing such an impossible love recently, I had a chance to look at these kind of relationships in a more, let us say, personal manner. Usually I am the empath, the counselor, the therapist, doing my best to pick up the pieces and help those who fell into a love with no hope. Suddenly, finding myself in the company of the heartbroken, I realized there is another, more constructive and romantic way to look at these destructive loves. No longer are they impossible, forbidden, and abominate affairs. From now on, I declared them as COURTLY LOVES! A noble love experienced by the greatest and most illustrious men and women in the High Middle Ages of Western Europe. We are no longer addicts, delusional and self-destructive pathetic lovers but knights and ladies, kings and queens who in our pain inspire and conceive countless poems, work of art, music, stories and ballads. Courtly Love was popularized by the godless troubadours who immortalized the sorrows of the mortal coils like constellations of Greek heroes and heroines. These wise storytellers lived and work in the same period when the Kabbalistic wrote the Zohar and when Rumi channeled his poems.

          
 

court·ly love
noun
 
  1. a highly conventionalized medieval tradition of love between a knight and a married noblewoman, first developed by the troubadours of Southern France and extensively employed in European literature of the time. The love of the knight for his lady was regarded as an ennobling passion and the relationship was typically unconsummated.
     

These courtly loves were impossible loves and they were perfect in their imperfection. Lancelot fell in love with Guinevere who was not only his queen but also married to his best friend, King Arthur. He fought in her name, wrote her poems, and I am sure she visited his more erotic dreams, but their love was kept in the "spiritual ethereal" realm, never materializing in the corporeal sense.  Some historians write on the possible influence of the Old Testament book Song of Songs on the form and essence of Courtly Love. The Song of Songs, attributed to Solomon (who had 700 wives and 300 concubines, obviously an authority on love), is full of wonderful erotic prose depicting various tormented impossible loves. Rabbis and Priests, embarrassed by the illicit language of Solomon's rather candid poems, proclaimed these songs of songs must be an allegory for the love between God and his bride: Israel (Judaism) or the Church (Christianity). However, nothing of this far fetched interpretation is even remotely alluded in the actual text. The troubadours might have been influenced by these allegorical interpretation of the Song of Songs and transferred back the dysfunctional love between God and Humanity to its original context of men and women.



Dysfunctional love:

When you find yourself in an impossible, destructive love, when you KNOW the person you desire is not good for you, unavailable, or does not reciprocate your affections, don't be discouraged. You are not alone. Don't feel like you must pursue it at all price. Let it be, and join the wonderfully creative troubadours who made their imperfect love a perfect story or song. According to the Bible, God also had an impossible love with the ancient Israelites. That codependent love drove God mad. It made him often times jealous, angry, aloof, as well as violent. He could not stand when his love went "whoring" after other sexier and more approachable gods. The Biblical God punishes his people, then they repent, and soon thereafter, resume their flirtation with other deities (7 years itch) and once again God leaves them, slams the door etc. Read the bible...it's all there...So if God has an impossible love, how can we get it right?

Separation is Creation:

A close examination of stories of creation reveals that most creation myths follow the path of separation. Just as one cell breaks into two in order to procreate life, the Genesis story of creation depicts a process of splitting. God divides the light and dark, earth from heaven, the waters below from the above, the dry land from the sea and Adam's rib from his body etc. The message is clear: creation, as in creativity, always follows separation. Even if you find a "possible" love and it ends up being impossible, no worries, the splitting or separation will be followed with a big creation. A Big-Bang of 
ingenuity 
will follow your breakup. After separations, always, there is a renewal and a surge of artistic and creative expression.



An Example... 


As I confessed earlier, I also went through a short
Impossible, wait, no! We said, Courtly, not impossible, love. And on the weekend after the breakup, I rebooted my music room that has been dormant for a while and recorded a track called "Wrestling Angels," expressing the grey zone of Courtly-Love. Apologies for the low and somewhat primitive production value and lack of sophistication in the lyrics and composition. I recorded it all in a room not a studio, and I did my best to express with my voice what my soul experienced. The first sound you will hear is my Shofar (ram's horn)...Here is the link to the MP3 of the song:
   

 
http://cosmicnavigator.com/node/1570


Fallen Angel by banksy

Wishing you lots of courtly and other more tangible Leo loves...

Remember Rumi and his everlasting craving for his beloved (translation Coleman Barks):

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing, how blind that was...
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going wrong...


Peace,

Gahl

 

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Our mailing address is:
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Design Your Destiny 

Gahl in Sofia July 7 - 13

Gahl in Sofia July 7 - 13
Sofia, Bulgaria
July 7-14.
Workshops: office@kibea.net


Tel-Aviv, Israel
July 14-24
Readings: Gahl108@yahoo.com

London, UK
July 25-31.
Readings: Triyoga.
For workshops click HERE
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Gahl in Sofia July 7 -13

Hello,
Super happy to come once again to Sofia to give and receive wisdom :)
Below are the workshops I will be giving this week. Hope to see you!
 

ГАЛ САСОН В БЪЛГАРИЯ 7 – 13 юли 2014

Лекция на ГАЛ САСОН
МИНАЛИ ЖИВОТИ И ПРEРАЖДАНИЯ – СМЪРТТА НЕ Е КРАЯТ

Повечето мистични традиции съдържат идеята, че смъртта не е краят, а само преход от един живот към друг.
По какъв начин различните култури гледат на смъртта?
Какво се случва с душата след като тя напусне тялото?

Дата: 10 юли 2014 г., четвъртък
Време на провеждане: 19.00 – 21.00
Място на провеждане: „Есенс център“
ул. „6-ти септември“ 37 (вътрешен двор)

Цена: 10 лв.

Семинар на ГАЛ САСОН
ДЪРВОТО НА ЖИВОТА ИЛИ КАК ДА РЕАЛИЗИРАМЕ МЕЧТИТЕ СИ ЧРЕЗ СИЛАТА НА КАБАЛА

ВЪВЕДЕНИЕ В КАБАЛА

  • Какво е Кабала?
  • Как сме се появили на този свят?
  • Изработване на желание
  • Какво представлява Дървото на живота
  • Сферите Мъдрост и Разбиране
  • Сферите Милосърдие и Правосъдие
  • Сферата Красота
  • Сферите Вечност и Отражение
  • Сферите Основа и Царство

Дата: 13 юли 2014 г., неделя
Време на провеждане: 10.00 – 17.30 (с обедна почивка от 14.00 до 15.30 ч)
Място на провеждане: „Есенс център“
ул. „6-ти септември“ 37 (вътрешен двор)

Цена: 100 лв.
При закупуване на билет до 30 юни цената е 80 лв.

Информация и записване:
Фирмена книжарница „Кибеа“, ул. „Д-р Г. Вълкович“ 2А
тел.: 02 988 01 93
Лице за контакт: Мариана Игнатова

Gahl

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Our mailing address is:
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Design Your Destiny 

Gahl in Israel July 18-25

Gahl in Israel July 18-25
Sofia, Bulgaria
July 7-14.
Workshops: office@kibea.net


Tel-Aviv, Israel
July 14-24
Readings: Gahl108@yahoo.com

London, UK
July 25-31.
Readings: Triyoga.
For workshops click HERE
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Shalom,

Hope Mercury Retrograde was not to harsh on you all and now that it has gone direct, things should flow better. 
Wanted to let you know that I will be in Israel July 18-25 so if you want to have a private reading, please email me at 
Gahl108@yahoo.com 

If I don't get to see you in Israel or somewhere else in the world, have a great summer and much love as Jupiter moves into Leo, the sign of Love!

Peace,
Gahl
 

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Our mailing address is:
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Design Your Destiny 

Gahl in London July 25-31 and Mercury Goes Direct!

Gahl in London July 25-31 and Mercury Goes Direct!
Sofia, Bulgaria
July 7-14.
Workshops: office@kibea.net


Tel-Aviv, Israel
July 14-24
Readings: Gahl108@yahoo.com

London, UK
July 25-31.
Readings: Triyoga.
For workshops click HERE
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Mercury Goes Direct! Gahl in London - July 25-31

Hello!
So happy to announce that at last we are done with the difficuly aspects of Mercury retro that was making things a bit stressful for the last three weeks. RIGHT NOW, Mercury is going direct and lost items, lost friends, lost temper, shall all return :)

I will be arriving to London in three weeks for a series on lectures and private readings. For private readings please call 020 7483 3344
 
The workshops I will be giving this summer (all take place at the Primrose Hill location
  • Friday, July 25th 7:30-9:30pm masters of meditationthe 3 temptations of Buddha + Christ - how you can deepen your meditations.
  • Saturday, July 26th 2-4pm the people you were: exploring your past lifetimes using regression. Dive into past lifetime regression!
  • Sunday, July 27th 2-4pm the alchemy of relationshipsusing mystical traditions to attract + harmonize partnerships. Find your inner yin/yang
I also made a short video on the workshops I will be giving, so check it out and pass it along :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StwslDp02rI

Jupiter is soon moving into Leo bringing more creativity and love. If you didn't get my last post about it, here you go:

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=29caaeae0d13471b1035629c9&id=d5f9b403dc
 
See you soon!
Love from rainy Zurich :)
Gahl
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