Spirituality

Into the Mystic: Jane Lead

Contrary to popular opinion, “Protestant mystic” is not an oxymoron. Indeed, during the first century or two following the Reformation a great abundance of Protestant mystics flourished. The Silesian cobbler Jacob Boehme may be...

A Mixed Lineage

This past weekend I meditated with Susan Piver as I participated in her Open Heart Project Virtual Retreat (susanpiver.com). Susan is a terrific meditation teacher, and I have been using her beautifully-voiced instructions in...

A Season of Change

For thousands of years, not much changed for ancient man. He plodded through a world as crude as that of his forefathers – until the day he invented fire. One moment of progress led...

Lectio Poetica: Remember the Other World

“You are not a troubled guest on this earth, you are not an accident amidst other accidents, you were invited from another and greater night . . .” – David Whyte In his poem “What...

Realisation and Communication with the Self

Humanity has evolved . . . and in keeping with GOD's Immutable Law . . . Consciousness now is the Totality of its Creation expressing itself in the creation, the homo-sapiens as the most...

Just One Thing by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

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...

Cast Down

Those who have dwelt in heaven, as we all have, know that there comes a time in the life of every angel when God calls you aside, sits you down in a little office,...

Your one wild and precious life

The unconventional rule-breaker Chris Guillebeau has written a book - The Art of NonConformity - that has struck such a deep chord in me. A chord that is resonating down to the inner cave where...

Silent Retreat: A Stationary Pilgrimage

"The longest journey you will make in your life is from your head to your heart" - Sioux legend In December, friends offered to host a four day, mostly silent meditation retreat at their mountain...

What Tevye Knew

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...