Denise Alexander Pyle identifies as a New Way Jew. She is Jewish by heritage yet approaches religion from a metaphysical perspective (NEW); and believes that Jesus is the (WAY) and the truth to follow. A New Way Jew.
She is the author of The Power of 1(0): A Guide to Living the 10 Commandments and the Golden Rule in Modern Times, and last Tuesday’s guest on Life Mastery Radio.
While teaching high school students the Ten Commandments in Sunday School, Denise described an experience wherein she felt channeled to write the bones of her book as a sermon. A few years later she returned to the project with edits and context for her ideas.
The finished project provides us all with a foundation for how we should live on earth.
Adding to the book is what Denise learned while studying the Kabbalah which she describes as an esoteric version of the 10 commandments.
“In Kabbalah there are 10 spheres on the tree of life, and they correlate with the 10 Commandments”Denise Alexander Pyle
Denise provided some highlights of her book in our interview. She talked about a few commandments.
Thou shalt have no other Gods before me
This speaks about the love and respect we should all have for one another. Be of service. The material “things” do not bring joy. Nurture your soul and the soul of others so you can inspire sustaining life beyond yourself.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain
We are all responsible for our own actions. Don’t blame god or invoke His name in our mistakes. We are responsible to pick ourselves up, make own our choices, create our own peace, and forgive others when necessary.
Honor thy father and thy mother
We learn from our elders. Some people in society today want to cancel the lessons from history, but lessons from those who’ve come before us bring different aspects to our own learning.
Everything has a masculine and a feminine. They are not opposites, but compliments to each other. The masculine and the feminine provide different benefits including nurture and protection. Together they take the bounty of earth and make it something more. Some people want to stifle the gift of life.
Thou shalt not kill
Are we guilty of killing dreams and ideas of others? Recently rioters have burned down businesses – tearing down what others have built. No one has the right to take away from another.
Thou shalt not steal
Have you taken an idea from someone else and not given the proper credit? Did you not do the work you were paid to do? Are you giving someone fair value for your services?
Thou shalt not covet
We should not look at our neighbors belongings and covet them. We are here to live our own life, and to be the best version of ourselves.
“The 10 Commandments my seem harsh, and The Golden Rule is the LOVE Jesus added to them. He clarified that when we LOVE the Lord, we LOVE our neighbor. LOVE ties us all together. “Denise Alexander Pyle