Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Still More Trancendence

A crowd had gathered around Devorah. “The transcending I’m talking about is quite literal. For it to work we have to be willing to die to the lesser in order to experience the greater. We have to use our divine nature more generously; giving everything – heart, soul and mind, holding nothing back, we shall receive everything. Letting go of ignorance we will gain knowledge. Trusting spirit we will walk in Its glorious light instead of the ego’s pathetic darkness.”

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

More Transcendence

“’Turning away and transcending’ is easier said than done,” Devorah explained. “It does not happen because we think we are turning away and transcending, it happens because our thoughts and feelings are in fact turning away and transcending. A person might imagine herself to be very clever while remaining quite dull, but if her thoughts are brilliant, the person will also be brilliant. So it is with turning away and transcending.”


Monday, October 28, 2013


Lappodoth, Devorah’s husband, was struggling with an annoying cough. None of the usual remedies helped. “We have to remember, husband,” Devorah said. “That Spirit has no opposites. Right now, you, being of Spirit are also perfect and right where that cough is, perfection is. We can avail ourselves of that perfection to such degree as we become conscious of it, claim it and accept it.” Lappodoth nodded. “Health overcomes disease and good overcomes evil, not by struggling or combating it but by turning away from it and transcending it.”

Friday, October 25, 2013

Please hear

“Beloveds, let us be glad we can walk the world, and find so many chances (especially those given by the T Party) to perceive another situation where God’s gift can once again be recognized as ours! Thus will all vestiges of hell, the secret sins and hidden hates be gone. And all the loveliness which they concealed appear to lift us high above the thorny roads we travelled before. Please hear me, my brothers and sisters,” Devorah said softly. “I cannot call in vain. I rest in God’s certainty. I know you will hear and you will choose again. Amen!”


Thursday, October 24, 2013

A different world

More people gathered ‘round her and Devorah said: “Beloveds, Spirit asks for nothing but your release, and in fact knows that in the real world you are already released and realize your oneness with It. There is no place for hell within a world whose loveliness can yet be so intense and so inclusive it is but a step from here to Heaven.” She smiled and stretched out her arms in an inclusive gesture. “Through me, and through you too if you will allow it, comes a vision of a different world, so new and clean and fresh you will forget the pain and sorrow that you saw before.”


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Just do it

“The need to constantly claim ourSelves, is like having to wash your hands and brush your teeth,” Devorah continued. “It’s not because you are especially dirty, it’s just the way life is. It’s not personal; it’s not that you are a bad person or a failure. It’s just something you do, like washing your hands and brushing your teeth.”


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Happy Habit

Devorah continued. “What appears to hide yourSelf, is powerless before Its majesty and disappears the moment you turn to it. Hallelujah!” Then she shook her head sadly. “But we must turn to It constantly – every moment, all the time. We can’t seem to do it once or twice and have it stick. Though we are Spirit, we think we are bodies and so must constantly remind ourselves of our Reality.” She smiled. “Learn then the happy habit of responding to all temptation to see yourself as weak, miserable and victimized by saying: ‘I am as God created me. Its child can suffer nothing and I am Its child!’”


Monday, October 21, 2013


A small group of convalescing soldiers and their families were waiting for Devorah when she emerged from the hospital tent. “Speak to us, Devorah,” a woman said, stepping forward smiling. “Comfort us.”

“The comfort is within you, beloved,” Devorah said. “I only awaken you to it. Know that the images you make cannot prevail against what God Itself would have you be. Spirit would not leave one source of pain unhealed, nor any image left to veil the truth. It would remove all misery and perplexity. Be never fearful of temptation, then, but see it as it is; another chance to choose again and let the strength of yourSelf flow through you and into the world.”


Friday, October 18, 2013


Devorah smiled wistfully. “How seeming strange and paradoxical all this is to the ego self. But experienced with ourSelf, it’s easy to appreciate that seeming trials, difficulties and ‘failures’ are really opportunities to choose again. When faced with difficulties we can pause, reflect and invite ourSelf  to show us the opportunity to choose again and see life differently, with spirit instead of ego.

“Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is as good a definition of insanity as there is. The T party and its true believers need to appreciate this and know that adding more fervor and commitment to a failed choice do not help, but actually make it more difficult to change and choose again.”


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Making the Right Choice

The soldier looked deeply into Devorah’s eyes. “But how do I make the right choice?” he asked.

“There are only two choices,” Devorah replied. “You always choose between your weakness, your separated self alone, and your strength, your connected Self. And what you choose is what you think is real. If you do not use weakness to direct your actions, you give it no power, and your strength will automatically guide you. Bring your weakness, your fear, doubt and worry to the light and the light will shine away the darkness.”  HQPubs. com


Wednesday, October 16, 2013


“This does not mean a denial of the objective world,” Devorah said to the wounded man as she knelt beside his bed and prayed with him, “but a recognition that there is a transcendent cause in and through it. One creative cause for both sickness and health.”

“But they may cut off my leg,” the soldier said.

Eyes calm and full of faith, never leaving his, Devorah said, “Tho you may lose your leg, do not give in to the temptation to see yourSelf as a body. You remain as God created you – perfect – choose yourSelf. Temptation seeks to persuade us - the blessed children of God, that we are bodies, born into what must die, unable to escape its frailty, and bound by what it orders us to feel. This is not so! Accept not these limits. See temptation for what it is – a lie. YourSelf is whole and perfect and may still live, love and contribute with one leg or no legs.”

Devorah stroked the man’s bearded cheek. “Relax into your reality as spirit. Do not fight the temptation, my gentle warrior, that only makes it real. See the temptation, do not deny its appearance, only its power over you. The one creative source makes you healthy or sick, whole or broken as you choose. Know this and choose to be yourSelf.”


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

One Cause

“One dead, twelve wounded,” Barak told Devorah as the soldiers returned. “A good night’s work!”

“Indeed, Barak,” Devorah replied. “Would that we didn’t have to suffer even one wounded, and so for the Canaanites. That would be true were we able to turn from the appearance of duality, of good and evil, and perceive the one consciousness behind all forms.” Barak frowned. “This does not mean a denial of the objective world, Barak, but a recognition that there is a transcendent cause in and through it. One creative cause for both Hebrew and Canaanite, democrat and republican…. And we war but against ourselves, something our loving father would not have us do.”


Monday, October 14, 2013


Alone in her tent, Devorah felt the anxiety of awaiting the soldiers return. She knew some would not return. Her body trembled. “Gratitude is this present moment.” Yes, Abba, she thought. Thank you. I forget that the present is all we have and the finest, most elevated response we can have is gratitude.


Thursday, October 10, 2013


Devorah addressed a reinforced company of Barak’s best fighters before they went on an early morning raid. “All your yesterdays ended last night.” Her face shone bright in the flickering torch light. “It makes no difference how long you’ve been alive; they all ended. This day is absolutely new. You’ve never lived it before. Go forth knowing God is with you.”


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Save the Datge

Save the date. Meet Dr. Steve and Devorah, Sun, October 13th, 3 PM, Dave and Mary Alper South Dade Jewish Community Center, 11155, SW 112 Ave,  33176.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Thank you!

Devorah and I thank all those who joined us for our presentations at the South Florida Writers Assn, Saturday morning, and at Temple Beth Am Sunday morning. We all had a fine time!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Field

“Out there, beyond ideas of right and wrong, is a field. I’ll meet you there.”  Hafiz


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Save the Dates!

Save the dates. Three opportunities to meet and enjoy Dr Steve and Devorah.

Sat, October 5th, S FL Writers Assn, 10:30 AM, Pinecrest Library, 5835 SW 111 St., Pinecrest, 33156.

Sun, October 6th, 10 AM, Temple Beth Am, 5590 SW 88 St Pinecrest, 33156

Sun, October 13th, 3 PM, Dave and Mary Alper South Dade Jewish Community Center, 11155, SW 112 Ave,  33176