Welcome to my inspiration page!
How lovely it is to allocate a "room" on my website for gratitude & inspiration.
Perhaps the place to start is to express deep gratitude to some of the teachers who played an important role in shaping who I am. They contributed to refining my innate talents, developing my skills & capabilities, remembering the treasures enfolded within my soul, awakening the authentic expression of my essence and offering their loving authentic presence. Special thanks to my parents, whose childhood was not a bed of roses to say the least... never the less, they managed to create a warm, stable and healthy family. Even though they never fully understood what I was doing, or accepted some of it, they supported me along the way with their love.
My Teachers & Mentors
My meeting with Gary Strauss in the late 1980's in California, was accompanied by a deep sense of belonging. I immediately knew that I was going to be in contact with him for the rest of my life... He was a wonderful teacher and over the years became my therapist for a while, then a mentor and to this day, a colleague and friend. He "saw" me even when I couldn't see myself yet and reflected my highest potential to me. Gary is the founder of Polarity Healing Arts of Santa Monica.
I first met Noga Meir in my twenties at the East West Center in Jerusalem. She and her late brother Brian, kind of adopted me and took me under their wing when spirituality was not yet popular and I was searching for some mentors. They guided me on the path of truth, provided me with tools for spiritual development, helped me heal and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their endless giving, dedication, investment and unconditional love.
It was at Noga's house, that I first saw the picture of this Indian master and instantly fell in love with him. For years I felt that he was protecting me and guiding me but it wasn't until I saw his picture in a bookstore in Los Angeles, that I realized how famous he was. Yogananda's spiritual teacher, Sri Yukteswar was a mentor for me at the beginning of my journey. I read his mystical meeting with Yogananda in the book "Autobiography of a Yogi" dozens of times and was moved deeply time and again.
The story of my encounter with Theta Healing and with Vianna Stibal is already documented on this website. I felt an inexplicable spiritual affinity with her. I cherish her for her simplicity, for her ability to meet every person at eye level, for her endless giving, for the fact that when she released Theta Healing to the world, everything was far from perfect(!!!) and that didn't stop her... for her faith and her love of the Creator and for giving me a tool that allowed me to fulfil my destiny.
Shinzen Young is my most talented and genius meditation teacher since the mid 80s. On the one hand, he is someone who has dedicated his life to Buddhism since he was 16 years old and on the other hand, he is such a broad-minded person with a phenomenal memory, able to analyze the human mind like a mathematician and simplify everything into clear equations easy to understand, and if that is not enough, he is also a good Jew who has followed the Native American path for many years and brought me closer to it.
Dr. Michael Beckwith, a teacher of the New Thought and the leader of the Agape International Spiritual Center, opened many important doors and pathways for me both in consciousness and in life. The community he established, was home to me for almost 14 years.
My meeting with the late Sheikh Abdoulaye Dieye, Sufi master and mystic from Senegal was a mystical event and a formative experience. I had the privilege of working with him for about two rare years that feel like an eternity until he was taken from us before his time.
When I heard an online interview with Thomas Huebl, a contemporary spiritual teacher, I heard radical clarity and loyalty to truth that I could not ignore. Within just few weeks, I found myself in Germany at a summer conference he hosted, only to discover that he lives part of the time in Israel. Since then, I have been learning with him, through him and from him how to be fully present in my life while facing the difficult energies & collective traumas in the world.
Glenn Schiffman follows the Red Road from a young age. His yard in Burbank, California was one of the cleanest energetic places I've been to. Integrity, listening, accuracy, service, loyalty, directness and wisdom are just some of the qualities we possess. I honor him from the bottom of my heart for being who he is.
Nkosi Sikele' iafrica
Creator, pour your blessings over Africa
The South African struggle anthem, is in my experience one of the most powerful spiritual songs ever written... and here in a chilling performance from the soundtrack of the movie Cry Freedom. No wonder the song gave people so much strength since it is essentially a prayer hymn: Creator of the universe, bless Africa... hear our prayers and bless us... bless our efforts for unity and personal empowerment, bless Africa and cleanse it of all evil and sins, Bless her.
Solo Le Pido A Dios
Mercedes Sosa: All I ask of God
All I that I ask of God is that pain, injustice, war, fraud, the future... won't make me indifferent... Sings Mercedes Sosa, who was exiled from her country during the regime's dictatorship in Argentina because her songs were so powerful and influential. Here in a live performance in 1984, shortly after she was allowed to return to her country.
Ashes & Snow
Ashes & Snow
Magical moments of encounter between humans and animals, a wonderful and sacred vision as seen through the camera lens of Gregory Colbert. I had the privilege of visiting this exhibition. An immediate and unforgettable poetic experience, uplifts the soul and expands the mind.
Rock balancing meditation by Michael Grabb
He balances stones on an edge... usually in water but not always. He stabilizes his consciousness through breathing, through flow.... With the principle of harmony at the center... It's almost unbelievable. It heals something inside just to watch... for me, pure pleasure!
Misa Criolla - Gloria
Mercedes Sosa & Jaime Torres--Misa Criolla
One of my most favorite performances of the song Gloria from the Misa Criolla from a performance held in Buenos Aires in 1999. Jaime Torres the amazing charango player and a stunning choir accompanying Mercedes Sosa.