What is ReallyFree.Org?
ReallyFree.Org is a domain created by
Frederick Ravid to promote gatherings for spiritual upliftment that draw from
an assortment of inspirational sources.
Spiritual Teachings Are
Spiritual teachings are a given in creation. They originate
from the One and infuse creation with love and wisdom, simultaneously coming
from everywhere, nature, other people both in and out of flesh, spiritual
beings of untold variety, breath, visions, the stellar bodies, and even our
food. Over time, insights about how best to serve the Divine purpose for body,
soul, & spirit have been organized to meet the situational needs of various
times and groups. Sometimes these crystalized into religions, which tend to
show the shadow of Divine revalation, and other times they served their pupose
for brief times and dissipated.
behind our name is simply encouragement for you. Feel "really free" to draw on
guidance, spread your spiritual wings and gain strength for the fulfillment of
your soul's lifetime purpose. Sometimes we just need a gentle reminder that we
are all connected and that's the mission of
Our inspiration is drawn from Judaism,
Kabbalah, Monasticism, Gnosticim, Zen & Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga, Sufism, and
Shamanism, among other sources, all of which hail to the One in which all
For over 30 years,
Frederick Ravid has facilitated spiritual and musical events and produced
writings, drawing on a wide assortment of authentic spiritual traditions from
East to West, the developed world to the Amazon Rainforest. He occasionally
facilitates public gatherings. As a foundation, he spent above 20,000 hours in
meditation and spiritual practices. He focuses his teaching on making spiritual
experience accessible, via integration of diverse resources with their
practical applications, service to others and direct involvement in society, as
contrasted to renouncing society.
Frederick Ravid is a 21st generation
descendent from father-to-son of the famous 12th century kabalistic master
Rabbi Abraham ben David, of Posquierres, known as the RaVaD. With a keen
lifelong spiritual interest, he began to practice world spirituality in his
teens back in the late 1960s, and spent over 12 formative years in intense
spiritual discipline where he received extensive training and intiation. He was
deeply influenced by relationships with a variety of world-respected spiritual
teachers including The Bostoner Rebbe and many others, not to mention obscure
native teachers of North and South America.
As a professional and
business advisor, he serves as President and Principal of a Registered
Investment Advisor, Chartered Financial Services, Inc., is outspoken about the
need for genuinely Sustainable Investment Practices, is Author of the viral
Petition Tell Obama To Cease FDA Ties To Monsanto which received
425,000 signatures in January 2012. He is founder of ProOrganic.org.
About Live World
Music & Meditation Gatherings
A Quartet of Experiences have been
carefully arranged to support your entrance into Self Realization
In any ashram or monastery, spiritual practices like Chanting
are practiced in conjunction with other activities. It seems that a combination
of these is the secret to really powerful spiritual foundation building
experiences. Alone, each of them are valuable but we practice them together for
highely accelerated benefits.
Each week we
pre-announce a topical focus that will be shared during the spoken portion of
the gathering. This serves as a bridge to bring our thoughts back to our inward
goals and higher objectives.
Kirtan & Chant
We do Kirtan
and other forms of chant, drawing on traditions ranging from North Africa to
Mongolia. And, in the inclusive style of world awareness, we chant in various
languages featuring (alphabetically) , Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, Quechua (Amazon),
and Sanscrit. We tend to us chant from the "Eastern" cultures of the world
which have 24-note scales, as compared to our 8 note "diatonic" scale. The
sounds of the Eastern scales have an immediate impact on the Chakras and the
mood. They yield architectures of domes and arches, as compared to our
"dithered down" rectangular architecture in West. Our chants focus primarily on
lovely and potent mantras and Hindu & Seikh Bajans as are commonly chanted
in North and South India.
Kriya and Pranayams
practices including some that are very vigorous, are very key to gettting the
chaotic energies often present even in a healthy body to begin to move in
harmony. This harmonious state has the impact of creating an atmosphere where
the inner being expands and comes to the surface, like a budding flower.
Self Realization Meditation
The above practices lead gently
and steadily to guided and ecstatic meditation. Using these preparatory
practices it is easy to begin meditation effortlessly.
Self Realization Meditation
Self Realization Meditation involves
entering the inner being in a deliberate and focused return to the inner Center
of Life, known as the G-d-Self, Holy of Holies, or Inner Sanctum. This
spiritual practice is extremely ancient, and is the meditation approach taken
by many Masters, East and West, in their own private work. It has generally
been shared only to advanced devotees in Ashrams and Monasteries, but in this
time it is being brought forward for all to experience. The Key to Self
Realization Meditation is surrender of one's mental racket and return to the
natural focus through the center of the spirit and the center of the body. This
practice opens the door to profoundly expanded consciousness, healing, and
yields opportunities for greater service.
These challenging times increasingly
demand that we routinely set aside distractions and strengthen our inner
pathways. Now is the time to prepare ourselves for the demanding days ahead and
do our soul's work in our lives. Self Realization Meditation substantially
accelerates spiritual focus and momentum, allowing a person to enter very deep
levels of consciousness. This yields a very restorative and beneficial
experience that can carry on for many days - or a lifetime. Top
We are all called to live by a higher spiritual
standard and to lead by a better example. These spiritual practices often have
far-reaching impact on your entire life experience and that of those around
you. This evening event allows you to focus on Self Realization Meditation and
the refinement of your spiritual skills.
Who is Welcome?
All sincere persons are welcome regardless of prior experience,
training or affiliation. Your friends are welcome, provided you make
reservations where required.