Infinity Inside

WHAT IS THE INFINITY INSIDE?

Book cover for Infinity Inside, which shows several spiritual symbols under a forested canopy.

Rabbi Laura’s latest book. It is a:

Guide to spiritual practice

Discussion of ideas about spirituality and religion

First-person account of spiritual seeking

Instructions for 10 different types of spiritual practice

Helpful resource for novices and experts

Deeper look into the spiritual resources of Judaism & other traditions

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WHAT PEOPLE AT WORKSHOPS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE INFINITY INSIDE

“I will use Chapter 5 to encourage seekers that they have the tools to start their spiritual practice right now.”  Spiritual Director

“I say the prayer on page 53 every time I step in to see a new patient. It helps me re-new my own energy.” — Hospital Chaplain

“Your discussions of the spirituality of nature were so moving for me. That’s where I feel the infinity!” — Church member

“Your explanation of how to get quiet and listen deeply was so helpful to me.” — Rabbi

 

 

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WHAT THE INFINITY INSIDE SAYS 

God is beyond all concepts. We know God through the psyche. It, too is full, beyond concepts. In the psyche, there is so much to access. And so many ways to do it.

Some spiritual practices need no special vocabulary. Like walking in the woods, down to the rushing river. Or quieting yourself so you can feel along with others.

But some practices get better with knowledge. Some Jewish spiritual practices, for example. Like internal observation of the sefirot (spiritual energies). Or the ladder of a formal prayer service.

Religious traditions teach that knowledge. They structure days and years around spiritual practices. So, learning a religion helps with your spiritual practice. But your personal spiritual practice also helps you understand religion.

And yet. A religious vocabulary is still only “one finger pointing at the moon.” So, in the face of infinity, what can we do?  Only pray that we can hold it all.

HOW TO USE THE INFINITY INSIDE

“We read the book over several weeks in our women’s spirituality group. We used and discussed the various prayer practices. We enjoyed the all the meditations, especially the bead meditation. We kept that as an opening meditation for each of the meetings. From the readings, I generally drew out three questions. I put them on a flip chart and off we’d go into a rich discussion.” — Rev. Lorraine Ashdown

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