Spirituality

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Stalking Anacrusis, Staying Upbeat – by Laurie Klein

“Ana-what-sis,” you ask? Also translated “upbeat,” anacrusis signifies a pickup or lead-in: the notes and/or words preceding a song’s downbeat, like the “A” in “Amazing Grace,” or the initial, unstressed syllable(s) before a poem’s meter...

Series on the Bahá’í Faith Part 1: Bahá’ís in Iran

Twice a month, Ahva Afnani and I will be posting articles about the Bahá’í Faith here. We are members of the Bahá’í Community of the United States that has in total over 200,000 members....

Grandfather Now

The shift has happened: it was you. Catch up to your wave and ride it through the ocean of Presence. No need to appropriate the culture of an ancient tribe. The hollow in your chest...

Mentoring Program for Healers

MENTORING PROGRAM FOR HEALERS For working healers, born healers, natural healers or developing healers, if you need to ACCELERATE YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT DEVELOP NEW HEALING SKILLS DEEPEN YOUR INTUITION HEAL YOURSELF I have a mentoring program for you! If you...

A Writer Wrestling with Unity

Back in December a shortened version of my story "Baptism" was published in a literary journal called RELIEF: A Quarterly Christian Expression. The Christian Right has rubbed me so far the wrong way (I...

Goodbye, Gluttony! Dispatch from a Contemplative Thanksgiving

Breaking the tradition of feasting, with or without family, I attended my first contemplative Thanksgiving last week in Boulder, CO.  Despite my excitement at the concept, the brainchild of a fellow on Meetup.com, anxiety...

Essay #17 Mission and Purpose in Life

In God’s plan nothing is wasted. Even that which seems lost, is not. Even that which seems unimportant, is not. God always gives us more than we need, and many paths to choose from....

CELEBRATE OTHERNESS! (THE FEAST OF SUKKOTH)

  I wish all a blessed full moon, a blessed Autumn equinox, a blessed harvest, and a blessed Sukkoth. In this beautiful Jewish festival of the wine harvest, scripture tells us to go out into the...

The Necklace

Excerpt from Ecstatic Healing by Margaret De Wys September 1993: Rhinebeck, New York It began with a string of beads. Large, rounded, wooden beads painted white. The string was perhaps two feet in length--a simple, unadorned...

Anarchist for Love

Why not be an anarchist for love? Explode as gently as a rose. Can Krishna's sky be scrawled on a wall? Does Mary appear in a fractal of shattered glass? The face of chaos, like the face of...