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Dear visitors.

The blog features writings of many genres that I have created over the past twenty years: meditation, poetry, theology, short stories and commentary. The blog reflects a spiritual revelation that is developing over the years, therefore if you wish to follow the developing story line it is recommended to start reading from the last page backwards. (old posts to new).
My inner world is a world of a believer. Even though I grew up in a completely secular family and a secular and materialistic surrounding, at about the age of 10 I realized that I knew (don’t know how that happened) that all things both around me and within me were being conducted by spiritual forces and I started exploring this world and trying to connect with it.

After years of testing and searching I realized that the God of Israel, he is God, creator of heaven and earth, and that he reveals himself through the Bible and through the Holy Spirit (The shechina). I also realized that the spiritual world around me, the one I tried to connect with for many years, consists of many different kinds of spirits and the different phenomena and situations I view in people’s lives, in my own life and in the lives of nations and cultures, are a result of the influence of the spiritual world with all its shades and departments.

Personally, I chose (about twenty years ago) in the God of Israel as the spiritual essence with which I wish to be consciously connected. Since then, the spiritual revelations that I have experienced, my spiritual journey and development, are connected and drawn from the spirit of the God of Israel and from the Bible. The heroes and the authors of the Bible are my closest friends.

The research and the intimate connection that was formed with the spiritual world are the journey of my life and the axis around which I travel, it is also the source and the subject to all the writings I present on this blog.  

 

It seems to me that the blog, in a way, reflects the soul of the Israeli believer, (I am not religious, I am a believer) the way he thinks, the way he conducts himself. Clearly every believer has their own unique world, and yet all believers share a joint soul and I believe that many of them will be able to find, at least some of it here.  My writings are, mostly, my attempt to put into words, in my own language (Hebrew) the things that the God of Israel is teaching me through his spirit. The things he teaches me, usually, I did not ask to know nor known they were important or that they even existed. (to my own prayers about the matters of my own interest, even when they seem legitimate, he rarely answers, but focuses on the things that are important to him. Yet I understand why he does so) 

Some of the things that he is teaching me do not fall in line with the way of thinking that is common in my surrounding, some of them are surprising even to myself and often they are hard to deal with. After writing it down so I do not forget, I go on processing it stylistically in a way that it can be published.
joyful reading
Yoav Betsalel