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And I Call MyGod, "Hashem"

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Jan 8, 2022

You likely have your own name for YourGod ...
... most do.

And there are those who will ask me ...
... "So just what is Hashem?"

And I have a very simple answer to share with them.
And yes, of course there is much more to tell ...
... but a simple answer is really all that is needed.

Simply put ... Hashem is ...
"PEACE and JOY and LOVE".

For me, what else do I need to comfort my Heart ...
... and to comfort my Soul at the same time?

Perhaps YourGod means ...
... these very same things to you as well.

"PEACE and JOY and LOVE".

Baruch Hashem

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

My Spiritual Elixir - LovingKindness

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Dec 8, 2021

"Gratitude" and "Trust" are two virtues of mine I cherish dearly.

And I know by nourishing theses powerful virtues
... nourishing them through a daily practice
... of unconditional acts of LovingKindness
... with family and friends ... and stranger too
... my HeartCenter will be strengthened
... with the precious nourishment
... of Peace and Joy and Love.

My spiritual elixir ... LovingKindness.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

A SilentKnowing is Born

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Nov 27, 2021

When the Knower ...
... and the Knowing
... and the Known
... become One with each other,
... a new Peace emerges
... and radiates out from the HeartCenter.

That's the moment a new SilentKnowing is born ...
... and united with the wisdom of one's GodSoul
... as the Dimension of SilentKnowing evolves ... once more.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

A Delicate Balance

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Nov 26, 2021

Without my thoughts of Yesterday's life journeys gone by ...
... and without my thoughts of Tomorrow's life journeys yet to come,
... my thoughts of Today in this very moment, would have a different meaning.

And all the while, I guide such thoughts to align with each other ...
... and to stay in harmony ... and to stay in balance
... in balance with the desires of my own HeartCenter.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

A FreeFalling Free-for-All

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Nov 9, 2021

I find it quite disheartening that there is so much"spinning" of the Truth ...
... both from the politically Right and now the politically Left joining in.

All I can say is I'm tired of all the "untruths" and "twisted-truths" ...
... truths that are allowed to be irresponsibly spewed to the public ...
... it's becoming harder and harder to breath in clean air and the freshness of truth.

It feels like we have become a FreeFalling Free-for-All society ...
... with greed running loose in our government on all levels
... and the last time I checked ... there is still "no parachute" to break our fall.

Perhaps, it's all about counting the money ...
... cause someone owns 3 hotels on Boardwalk ...
... oh, and if by chance ... and when there is time
... it's about taking care of the rest of us.

A FreeFalling Free-for-All.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

A Daily Practice - Reconnecting

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Nov 9, 2021

At each day start, I acknowledge and re-connect my HeartCenter and GodSoul to "MyGod" ...
... and feel the radiating love flow between them.

And I bring this mystical connection with me throughout the day ...
... acting as my guiding star
... providing courage, lovingkindness, and compassion
... while nourishing me with Peace and Joy and Love.

And when appropriate, I share this mystical connection ...
... with family, friends and strangers too ... every chance I can.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

The Privileged

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Nov 8, 2021

Our world is composed of three simple economic groups ...
... the Haves (2%) ... the Have-Nots (55%) ... and those in between or TIB (43%).

And what the Haves do best ...
... is to give reason for TIBs and the Have-Nots
... to be in unending conflict with each other
... making the Haves the invisible good guys
.. thus allowing the Haves, these Privileged, to be controlling "it" all.

Help ... Help ... I can't breath.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

Needs ... Wants ... Desires

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Nov 3, 2021

Tell me my friend ...

When do selfishless "needs", "wants", and "desires" ...
... morph into selfish ones ... when?

And what determines whether something is selfishless ...
...or whether something is selfish anyway ... what?

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

Searching for Me ...

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Nov 1, 2021

Most of my life I’ve been searching for Me.
Who I was … what I was … why I was.

So many times I thought I found Me.
But I never did.

At times I felt hopeless … like an endless wanderer of life.
And so I finally stopped searching.

The years passed by … and so did my life.
Then for no reason at all … I heard a knocking at my door.

I open the door and there he was, the person I least expected.
But immediately knew who he was.

I smiled and welcomed him in … along with a comforting SilentKnowing.
You see ... that person was Me.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

A Continuum of Disconnected Thoughts

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Oct 27, 2021

I want to build something Incredible ...
... with each step followed by another,
... followed by another,
... followed by another,
... until suddenly Incredible arrives.

People need something to believe in ...
... and in this belief they want to feel safe,
... and they "feel safe" (not necessarily are safe)
... in how they understand and interpret the reality of their world.

And based on the history of the spaceship we are passengers on ...
... a spaceship that was anointed 1000s of years ago as ... "Planet Earth"
... what has changed ... certainly not the reality we live in.

It is most definitely the intelligent beings living here,
... that determine the energy frequencies of Planet Earth,
... and importantly I ask, is the spectrum of this intelligence, large or small?

To me, intelligence has the 3 basic Energy Dimensions ...
(to be continued)

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

Ein Sof

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Sep 21, 2021

I believe in "MyGod". Do you have your own "MyGod" too?

But just what is "YourGod"...
... could you articulate and describe some attributes of "YourGod"?

How can so many have their very own "MyGod" ...
... all quite unique and personalized just for them.

And yet, if followed ...
... they all reveal the same "OneGod" ... "Ein Sof".

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

My Thoughts About Aging ...

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Aug 22, 2021

When I found myself passing through to a new dimension of life ...
... I became appreciative in ways I never imagined
... appreciative for all I'd experienced on my life journeys
... and importantly, appreciative of both the good and the difficult as well.

And moving on from a dimension of "learning" ...
... then to a dimension of "living" what I've learned
... and finally to a dimension of "becoming" what I've learned.

And it is this dimension of "becoming" when new meaning to my life revealed itself.

I realized the concept of always "learning-something-new" will live forever
... but when would enough learning ... be enough?

When I acknowledged and trusted my own SilentKnowing.

Then, Peace, and Joy and Love were mine.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

Spectrum of Life

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Aug 22, 2021

On one end of the spectrum, life may seem so full of hope ...
... while on the opposite end of the spectrum, so far apart
... life may seem empty and hopeless.

And since the written history of man ...
... the two ends of the spectrum continue to remain very far apart.

Now the real question I ponder is ... "Will it ever change?"

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

In a Million Years - Serenity

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Jul 18, 2021

Why not Serenity today? Why Not?

Why NOT I ask? Perhaps ... Maybe?

"Serenity, oh Serenity ... Where art thou sweet Serenity?"

I ask yet again? "Where?"

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

The Ultimate Journey: Oneness

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Apr 4, 2021

Today, I realized ...
... with all that I know ...
... and all that I've learned ...
... and all that I have experienced ...
... I know nothing about what's truly important ...
... important in living life in Harmony with my surroundings.

For this is the dimension my life's journey has now brought me to ...
... a dimension somewhere over the rainbow.

And now that I've arrived ...
... I choose to begin "The Ultimate Journey" ...
... the Journey of LovingKindness with ... and for All ...
... the Journey of living life in Oneness, Harmony and Peace.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

When Special Was Special

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Mar 10, 2021

I remember when something being called "Special" ...
... really meant something extraordinary to me.

Not that there aren't very "Special" things offered in today's world ...
... but it seems today ...
... it's more the norm that something is referred to as "special" ...
... but it just does not have the same "magical" feeling any more.

As for me, I do my best to feel and act "Special" often ...
... and to let my "Special" shine
... to share with others.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

A SilentKnowing Revealed

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Mar 7, 2021

I heard many times over the years, this simple para-phrased thought ...

"Don't judge another until you have walked in their shoes."

And today I had a new awareness, a new realization about these words.

Interesting that today I understood what these words meant to me throughout my life ...
... but today I also understood these words from the perspective of "the-who" I am today ...
... an understanding that included a fresh dimension of LovingKindness ...
... and was revealed to me as SilentKnowing.

Baruch Hashem

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

What Do You Say?

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Mar 5, 2021

Dear Friend ... I was just wondering how many of us can say ...

"MyGod is with me ...
... when I awake ...
... during the day ...
... and when I sleep."

And for some, there is a nourishing practice ...
... a practice of sharing with TheirGod ...
... an appreciation for their connection ...
... as this sharing soothes their HeartCenter with SilentKnowing.

And know for some when connecting with TheirGod ...
... it re-tunes their energy frequencies of ...
... Peace ... and Joy ... and Love ...
... and feeling in tune with the energy frequency of Oneness.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

A Vagabond First Class

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Mar 5, 2021

How could I share love with someone ...
... if I didn't love myself?

And how could I love myself ...
... if I didn't know who I was.

Well, the time finally arrived when ...
... I stopped searching for "the-who" that I might be ...
... and accepted "the-who" that I was in that very moment ...
... and began to love myself with a SilentKnowing.

And now I feel comforted ...
... as I share love with others.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

Quieting My Fears

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Mar 1, 2021

Sometimes I choose to meditate to quiet my fears ...
... fears causing an uneasy feeling in my HeartCenter.

And when I quiet these fears ...
... an opportunity arises ...
... a joyful feeling of Peace and Oneness with Ein Sof ...
... as it soon blossoms with an inner smile ...
... and a SilentKnowing that all is OK once more.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

Towers in the Sky

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Feb 28, 2021

I often worked hard building magnificent towers up to the sky ...
... but when I would finish and reach the top ...
... I did not know what to do next.

And now that I do know ... I've stopped building towers in the sky.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

Reality of Reality

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Feb 24, 2021

Just listened to the words from this Rod McKuen song, "I'm at Peace", from 1974. Do you know of him?

I heard the words of this song reflect how I feel about "the-who" that I am in this moment of time ...

... because mostly "I am at peace" ...
... with a continuing acceptance of the "Reality of Reality" ...
... and a lost passion for denying "What-will-never-be".

Yes, the time is getting "closer" ... and being at peace with the "Reality of Reality" adds SilentKnowing to my HeartCenter ... and makes it so.

Baruch Hashem

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

The Power of Compassion

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Feb 23, 2021

There are "things" that all humans have in common, important things ...
... whether the humans are right or left brain thinking ...
... or have an entirely different way being.

And one of these "things" most don't like to talk about is simply this ...
... the pain experienced in one's HeartCenter ...
... the pain that swoops down on us usually with little warning ...
... and often with a vengeance ...
... because something we dearly cherish and love has been negatively altered.

If there was someone who was your "unknown" enemy ... could they ever feel a similar kind of pain as you in their HeartCenter as just described?

Here is an opportunity in achieving peace with those of apposing thoughts ...
... no matter who they are ...
... listen with empathy to their "Pain" using the Power of Compassion.

Let them know you care (... because you are wise.)

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

Am I Truly Satisfied

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Feb 21, 2021

The most important attribute in every relationship ...
... as to whether it is successful or not
... is of course, how well you communicate with others
... and importantly with yourself too.

Now, to be aware, during each of the unique dimensions of your personal life ...
... the methods of communication with your relationships of all kinds
... have changed (or not) based upon your life experiences.

Ask yourself ...
... "Am I truly satisfied with how my communications work in my life
... with the outside world ... and just as important, communication with myself."

Only you have the answer.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

Southern Oregon University Campus

One thing for sure ...

from my Moments of Awareness Collection

MoA#

Feb 13, 2021

The journey I thought my life would take me on ... and the journey I have experienced thus far are light-years apart.

In hindsight, it's easy for me to say "Thank You" Universe for all the many challenging and difficult life lessons you provided ... and for being so patient with me​.

But the journey certainly was never easy ... and at times, it was emotionally debilitating, right from the get-go. Over and over, I experienced the pain from an "emotional-void" in my life.

This may sound silly, but as a kid I had no name to call this feeling of "emotional-void" ... and I thought, "That's just how it is." ... like it or not.

Today, I deeply appreciate how my awareness and understanding of Life and Love and Compassion have transformed from the "the-who" I was ... to "the-who" I am in this very moment ... and then the next ... and the next ... always with an ever evolving Dimensions of Personal Awareness.

by:

Ronnie Kaufman

Ashland, OR

©2008-2021 Desert Ranch, LLC. All rights reserved

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