Thank you so much for sending such a beautiful gift. I could indeed smell the sun and mountains of Jerusalem in the oil.
Your description of me could well still be true, but if it were up to me I’d like to add at the beginning of the second sentence, “Until February 2011…” At that time I left a very dogmatic religion that I blindly followed for 30 years. And yes, they/we were very much focused on the external, despite their propaganda to the contrary.
Since that time, I’ve been working through prayer, meditation, acts of kindness, etc. on my direct relationship with the Divine. If that has not yet been made manifest in its entirety in my life, perhaps that Healing Olive can be the catalyst.
Thank you again for this selfless act of service. Someday I hope to know the story of how you went from CEO to philosopher. I’m sure it’s quite an interesting one!