Spirituality

Just One Thing by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

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Enjoy the Freedom Not To Do you got to? The Practice: Enjoy the freedom not to. Why? We’re pulled and prodded by financial pressures, commuter traffic, corporate policies, technology, advertising, politics, and the people we work with and live...

EXPLORING THE DIVINE FEMININE

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Some newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla show what many see as evidence that the early Christian church had women priests. But The Vatican quickly dismissed the claims of the Women's Ordination...

Don’t Force Religion Upon Children: Let It Happen, A Little

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Our temple cantor strummed a few chords, and before she could open her mouth, my 4-year-old son Simon did. “Bim bam,” he sang out. The cantor smiled, touched rather than upset that my son for...

Anarchist for Love

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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...

The Other Side is Worth the Journey

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Several people I know are facing challenging times so I decided to share some encouragement from my side of the world. I’d heard about that dark night of the soul; that time in your life when you go...

Kabbalah in Winesburg, Ohio

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When I studied Integrated Kabbalistic Healing, my teacher Jason Shulman told us about the Hebrew word yesh. One way to translate the word is simply as “there is” or “there are.” But a yesh...

Letting Love Out

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As I held the heart shaped crystal in my hand, all you could see was a tiny sliver. The rest was covered by my fingers. I didn’t think much of it, that’s how I...

What Tevye Knew

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One of my favorite scenes from Fiddler on the Roof  is Tevye's riff on Jews being the Chosen People.  After reminding God that Jews have suffered violence and oppression for being different, he basically...

The Space Between

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Some days I’m going along and I’m in that flow we all search for. Everything just clicks, synchronistic events occur to bring me exactly what I’ve asked for.  I feel so connected; like I’m...

Turn Left at the Next Intersection

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“Turn left at the next intersection”.  What?  Why is the GPS taking me that way? That’s not how I arrived here and I’m pretty sure that’s the wrong direction.  Billions of dollars and years...