Monday, September 8, 2014

God is Hot

"God is hot...  Totally hot!"

~ Marc Gafni

More context for this idea in the article, 
"The Essential I" by Dr. Gafni
with Summary by Heather Fester, Ph.D.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Love Organizes Through Unique Selves

"Unique Self: Love organizes through unique selves finding their unique perspective, which is their unique insight, which is their unique intimacy, that identifies the unique need in their unique circle of intimacy and influence that only they're able to address, and then they go and give that gift and show up as an outrageous lover giving that gift -- and then you've got a bottom-up world in transformation -- with the Unique Self coming at you digitally …"

An awesome gem of a quote from the Google Hangout onAir 
with Gafni on Aug 15, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Becoming Perfect

The work of becoming perfect 
is more perfect 
than being perfect.

God is perfection 
that is always 
in need of
further perfecting

~ Dr. Gafni
from a teaching at the Venwoude Integral Practice Community in Holland

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Comfortably Dislocated

You can be uncomfortable and still be "located". 
Or you can be totally comfortable -- and still be dislocated.

… on outrageous love & uniquenesss …

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On Shadow

. . . S H A D O W . . .
Your story is your light. Your unlived light is shadow
You take part of your story -- part of the Unique Self that you're here to live that creates your joy -- and you put it in shadow. 
What have you done? 
You've taken a huge part of your energy and put it in darkness. 
You've lost the core of your life energy.
It's trapped in your unlived life.
~ Dr. Gafni

More on "Unique Shadow" in the book Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment by Gafni.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Unique Self & Perspectives

 More on this in the online Awakening Your Unique Self Mini-Course, a free and content-packed version of the 10-week online course, created and taught by Dr. Gafni.
Check it out, and go at your own pace.
You can also join our Unique Self Facebook community here...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Quickening...

A quote we find wonderfully aligned 
with Gafni's Unique Self teachings...

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open ... You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you ... "

As quoted in The Life and Work of Martha Graham (1991) 

Friday, May 2, 2014

On Experiencing Your Goodness Through Pleasure

Wise words from Dr. Gafni:
"It’s through your pleasure that you experience your goodness and worth, affirmed and held as a good child of the universe. You realize correctly that you must be extraordinarily worthy to merit such profound and extensive gifts of pleasure. You understand in your body, embodied in your toenails, the infinite value and worth of your own intrinsic being, just as it is right now. You feel personally held and addressed by the personal face of essence. You let your consciousness take in and integrate the goodness and kindness of a universe that seeks your pleasure."

Friday, April 25, 2014

Where's the Codex hidden?

"All of us for dimensions of our lives have been a messenger who forgot his message, who forgot her message. But now we ask you to awaken to the realization that the message is actually encrypted, in the very cellular code of my being. 
That's where the Codex is hidden. 
That's where it is. It's in me. I am it, and it is me. 
I am an outrageous love letter. 
How am I going to awaken, and read, and proclaim, and enact 
that outrageous love letter in the world?"

from the "Awakening Your Unique Self" course
taught by Gafni in 2013

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our Love Lists Are Too Short

"Our love lists are too short." 
"Our task must be to free ourselves ... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
- Einstein

Monday, April 7, 2014

Moving the world from within

What were a God who only gave the world a push from without, 
or let it spin around His finger? 
I look for a God who moves the world from within, 
who fosters nature in Himself, Himself in nature; 
so that naught of all that lives and moves and has its being in Him ever forgets His force or His spirit.

This gorgeous quote 
points to 
the Unique Self,
as coined and articulated by Gafni

...In which the animating Eros of all-that-is 
the ecstatic evolutionary impulse 
 urgently seeks 
to live in you, as you, and through you
~ Unique Self ~
the unique individualized expression of essence that is
having a
as above
so below
What were a God who only gave the world a push from without, or let it spin around His finger? I look for a God who moves the world from within, who fosters nature in Himself, Himself in nature; so that naught of all that lives and moves and has its being in Him ever forgets His force or His spirit.

What were a God who only gave the world a push from without, or let it spin around His finger? I look for a God who moves the world from within, who fosters nature in Himself, Himself in nature; so that naught of all that lives and moves and has its being in Him ever forgets His force or His spirit.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Answer Inside Your Question

What if the longing, 
the yearning,
 for God  
IS itself Spirit's 
response to your prayer...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Outrageous Love

"The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be." 
~ Dalai Lama

A Quote Gafni Would Celebrate
as another way of saying...Outrageous Love!

Friday, March 21, 2014


"For the ego, Specialness is comparative. 
For Unique Self, Specialness is essential, intrinsic."

from the 10-week Awakening Your Unique Self Course

For a wonderful taste of this course material, try the a 4-week long Mini Course :
(It's Marc's Gift to all who discover it - no charge)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Shame is When...

"Shame is when pleasure stops short of infinity."

think about it...feel it...recognize it...
from Dr. Gafni
photo credit: Tbird Luv

Monday, March 17, 2014

In the inner places God cries

Dr. Gafni tells us the story of Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, Rebbe of Piaseczno...
In the inner places God cries… God’s tears are so infinitely powerful… And God feels the infinite pain of the world… And if that tear would but fall in the outer world, the world would be destroyed. So, in an act of infinite love, God holds the divine tears in the inner house, in order to allow the world the possibility of existence.
And the Rebbe of Piaseczno so loved God that he was willing to enter his own destruction, in order to enter the inner house of the Divine to cry with God…
What is God doing when this happens? God is crying. God’s tears are shedding. And how can you believe in a God who cries? How can you believe in a God who doesn’t cry?
And for me, in my life, at times when I couldn’t find the Divine, when I couldn’t find the sacred energy of joy, the energy that I most naturally live in and love, I was able to find the divine tears. And knowing that God is crying, that God’s power is not only infinite, but God’s pain is infinite, that God suffers in our suffering, and in that place of our suffering we can actually find God, because God is suffering with us. And in that finding of God in the depths of suffering, something falls away, and the ultimate sweetness, the ultimate love is revealed–even in the darkest of places. Because in the suffering itself, God is with us. In the tears themselves, God cries with us.
Let all the tears be healed. Let all pain be transformed to joy. Let all hurt and betrayal be transformed to love.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lovely's Not Gonna Cut It

Lovely’s not going to cut it, my friends. 
The one requirement of an outrageous act of love; it's got to be outrageous. 
Find that - it comes from your uniqueness. 
It's that which you are uniquely able to do.

From Marc Gafni during the 'Awakening Your Unique Self Course'

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Love Your Neighbor

The mystics said, “Love your neighbor.” That is a great principle of wisdom. All you have to do is love your neighbor. Don't love reality. Don't love a great social cause and kill your neighbor. Actually love your neighbor. Pay attention to the signal of your neighbor. 
From Marc Gafni's during the 'Awakening Your Unique Self Course'

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What is Unique Self?

Your Unique Self is radically singular, gorgeous, and special in the world.
A puzzle piece that is utterly necessary to complete a much larger puzzle. 
The Unique contours of your puzzle piece are what allow you to connect with 
and offer your gift to all-that-is. 
Paradoxically, uniqueness is the currency of connection. 
Paradoxically, it is through the unique contours of your Unique Self nature that the alienation of separation is overcome. 
Unique self is the source code of all authentic relationships; 
and it is only through a fraternity and sisterhood of Unique Selves that we can begin to bring profound and loving transformation into the world.

Get an experiential taste of this in Marc Gafni's 'Awakening Your Unique Self MiniCourse'


"The opposite of pleasure is not pain, but comfort.
If my goal is truly pleasure—the pleasure of spirit, which is growth—
then I will be willing to engage the pain of committed service."
One of our favorites, from Marc Gafni 

Unique Business

"Every business needs to measure itself against the same high standard that every human being does: having a unique purpose, a unique gift to give."
~ Marc Gafni

From an a recent interview on
'The Unique Self of Business'
John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods,
and Marc Gafni

by Michael Ellsberg

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Broken Heart

“There is nothing more whole than a broken heart.”
- Nachman of Bratzlav

One of Marc Gafni's favorites...