David, First Elder

Being an Example for Our Children

“When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.” -Hosea 11:1 The greatest example was and is Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, when children were brought to Him to be blessed, his disciples try to turn the children away. The Savior rebukes them telling them saying: “Permit the little children and forbid them not to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19: 14). Likewise, when the…

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Rechilus

“Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor: I am the Lord.” -Leviticus 19:16 Slander, gossip, talebearer; these are all types of lashon hara (Hebrew: “evil speak“) that fall under the sin of rechilus. The word rechilus comes from the root “rachil,” Hebrew for “a peddler.” This is because a rechilus act is just that: peddling gossip, or ill will towards another. Three Deaths “The…

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Pardes and the Orchard of Kabbalah

Perhaps the most interesting perspective to come from Kabbalah is the idea that heaven isn’t a far away place. It’s not something to look forward to eventually, but rather something here and now, if we will open our eyes and see it. This is because Kabbalah is about perception. “Change perception, change reality.” This is the last of the Seven Principles of Mormon Kabbalah. Heaven is in us and around us, if we will but see it. How then do we find heaven? We start with a walk in the orchard.

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The Divine Feminine

“And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me, Look! And I looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father had seen; and the beauty thereof was far beyond, yea, exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed the whiteness of the driven snow.” -1 Nephi 3:46 RAV, 11:8 OPV Within the Latter Day Saint movement, there are a number of theologies regarding the nature of God. In the…

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The Tzitzit and the Law

“For behold, by me redemption cometh, and in me is the law of Moses fulfilled.” -3 Nephi 4:47b RAV, 9:17b OPV To Christian’s, Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection marked the end of the Law of Moses. Yet many Latter Day Saints, Mormons, and other Christians of all backgrounds still argue over the relevance of the Law today. For Mormon Kabbalists, the Law is two fold: the spiritual and the practical. For us, the spirit of the Law is now alive in…

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Kaf Hei Tav

Kaf Hei Tav is the eighth name of God. It is a meditation and mantra for defusing negative energy and stress. On a personal level this can be used for cleaning, or renewal. When used as a Priesthood ordnance, it may be used for comprot, cleansing and exorcisms. It draws on the purifying Light of Christ to cleans, restore, and refresh. 

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