"Breathing God is a practice of profound personal healing. I hesitate to embellish it by labeling it a practice of spiritual healing -- which implies that it's somehow of a different nature from practices of personal healing -- because personal healing demands that we ultimately address our separation from God, our separation from the unified state. Underneath the pain of all of our personal upsets is the pain of this separation, and the practice of Breathing God helps resolve and heal the source of this pain. But the practice could have an even broader application of healing beyond the personal, and I feel overcome with a vision of hope as I write this:
"the practice of Breathing God
could heal not just me
"If a Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim were to come together for even ten short days and commit to exploring this way of breathing, by the end of their time in one another's company they would all be in so similar a condition of consciousness that any lingering enmity between them would be exposed for how foolish it is. A Jew who successfully takes on the practice of Breathing God will uncover a feeling presence, imbued with love, that it not one iota different from that of the Christian or Muslim who is equally exploring the practice. And this only makes sense, for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share an identical monotheistic paradigm. There's only one God, each would say, using whatever word or utterance their religion uses for the name of God, so how could the felt consciousness of union for a Jew be any different from the felt consciousness of union that his or her Muslim and Christian brothers and sisters are experiencing?