Spirituality

Compassion, “JuBuSto” and the Three-Petalled Rose

I’ve been having an odd experience of late, and I’m sure you’ve experienced the same thing: some word or a phrase--or often, a tune--you just can’t get out of your head. That’s what I’ve...

Anger, from the “JuBuSto” Perspective

  Psychologists and psychiatrists are familiar with intense, pathological anger in the context of several types of personality disorder; for example, patients with Narcissistic Personality Disorder may exhibit so-called “humiliation rage” when their already fragile...

Jesus says: Throw Caution to the Wind!

I want to start by saying, that regardless of how lily-livered, judgmental, and boring some folks portray Jesus in modern America, that is not at all my experience of him. For me, to put...

Reclaim the Divine Feminine: Connect to Your Creative Spirit | New Workshop for 2014

A Six Week Series led by Jude Rittenhouse When: Begins Tuesday, March 25, 2014,  7 pm (Eastern Time) Whether you write, paint, draw, sing, cook, raise children, dance, take care of elderly parents, run a household or a...

Madness, Religion, and the Public Square

In the early 1990’s I ran a small landscaping business as a way to supplement my paltry salary as a Waldorf teacher. Coming home from a long day of planting arborvitae one steaming July...

on moses and jesus and the purpose of religion

"at the beginning it was the encounter...all real life is dialogue" - martin buber will social transformation be a consequence of enlightenment, or is enlightenment a consequence of social transformation? i will argue that both...

Finding His Voice: Our Toddler Fills House with Jewish Song

It always sounds a little bit like Passover at our house. Nearly every day, our 3-year-old son sings Dayenu. He warbles it in the bathtub. He belts it out as he strums his ukulele...

Some thoughts on “purpose”

Each of us comes into life with an inborn, inherent felt-sense of the purpose for which we are “here.” Whether we bring this purpose to life or not is up to us. As Thoreau...

Ink and Blood

One of the tasks I set my advanced creative writing students is to have them, one student a week, find three poems to read and then unpack from whatever anthology I happen to be...

Summer Light – by JoyAnne O’Donnell

The blue sky sings with the summer's flowers white daisies the color of clouds wonders the sand so soft blessing us freeing our spirit's bus to rest and revive to wonder and survive.