– Marc Gafni’s friends, collaborators, and supporters speak out for the sake of restoring integrity. This statement by Suzy Akmen Rogovin on Marc Gafni’s bravery to undertake a revolution was first posted as a comment to the Center for Integral Wisdom statement on centerforintegralwisdom.org. You can read the statement below or listen to the audio. –
Only the visionary and the brave can undertake a revolution. Marc Gafni has been doing just that for many years now, in two different countries, and it’s been more than two decades that I’m proud to be one of his many followers in both. I’m honored to share my voice in favor of the one who non-stop contributes to the evolution of human consciousness. I believe good deeds of uttermost value and importance for generations to come should be protected and supported and I’m committed to that.
My first encounter with Gafni was in Israel through his articles in a new age magazine that I subscribed to. I was shocked when I found out that the articles were written by a rabbi. I had never read such deeply spiritual articles by a rabbi of our time before, which made a non-religious Jewish woman like me want to attend his teachings for the following year and a half and then join forces with him to create a community.
Gafni humbly became the animating force of a secular teacher organization that he built in Israel and his teachings directed those of us who studied with him towards wiser and happier living. I knew the community well and was proud to serve on his board.
He chose to live in Jaffa amongst the Arab community in order to create a peaceful dialogue with them which he succeeded in, in his special, friendly and respectful way that always sees and empowers the other.
The peaceful revolution of the evolution of human consciousness was advancing. What a healing gift for a country in the Middle East!
But some people didn’t like this enlightened development. They used false accusations in order to destroy what Gafni had graciously built with a lot of hard work. I was approached by some of them with the intention of convincing me to join them. I personally knew some of the women who complained against Gafni and once had the chance to ask one of them what the complaint was about since I knew they were all mature women. She didn’t have an answer for me.
Gafni, being a peaceful, civilized and respectful human being and a wise teacher, chose to continue the peaceful revolution he had committed his life to in the US, where he was born.
When I attended the Success Summit 3.0 which was organized by CIW, I was in tears to witness that Gafni had managed to bring so many beautiful-hearted people together once again. My belief in the possibility of heaven on earth, through transformation and evolution of human consciousness, was strengthened.
But still some people didn’t like it. Again, using the same old false accusations, they are trying to destroy the possibility for a better world for their children, instead of joining forces with good, elevated and egoless intentions that Gafni and CIW people share.
But, rest assured Gafni, you are not alone in your brave dedication to this peaceful revolution. CIW and many more beautiful-hearted, brave and visionary people are with you. TOGETHER, WE WILL CONTINUE IN PEACE.
May those who are suffering while adding to the outrageous pain in the world find that egoless, peaceful place in their hearts in order to transform their pain to outrageous love.
Suzy Akmen Rogovin