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Choose happiness

If you’re getting ready to be happy, you won’t be. If you’re preparing to be happy, you won’t be. Happiness is not something you schedule. Happiness is yours when you simply allow...



Generating a New Vision

We're hoping that each attendee is someone who really wants to evolve and who is willing to participate in changing the game for everyone, to contribute to the evolution of love.

Quest for Meaning: A UU Collective

Conscience and Choosing the Hill to Die On

As of this writing, Maine nurse Kaci Hickox is under house arrest for her resistance to what she considers a fear-based, anti-scientific, and politically-motivated quarantine. In 2012, the US military experienced a odd occurrence: for the first time in US history during time of war, more active duty troops died as a result of suicide [Read More...]

The Divine Feminine

Ancestry……how important are you?

I remember…….Charlie Cuozzo’s Italian grocer in Washington [D.C.]. Once a week, without fail, my Nonie and Poppa [immigrant grandparents] would drive slowly, and carefully, into downtown southwest Washington. Boisterous greetings and waves meet everyone who came and went in the store. Family, old friends, neighbors, kids, gathered; and yes, even long suffering rivalries were forgotten [Read More...]

The Principles of Spiritual Living

Demonstration 101

Years ago Jack Nicholson starred as a devilish character in the adaptation of John Updike’s book The Witches of Eastwick. As with many of his movies, it was a bit quirky and it showcased the talents of some of the best and most popular actresses of the day, including Cher in the role of a [Read More...]

Conversations with God

A Challenge to the World’s Religious Leaders

War and violence based on religious beliefs will not end until religions themselves agree and announce that God would never condone such behavior. Presently, most of the world’s religions can’t do that, because most of the world’s religions teach of a God who is angry, violent, and retributive. It is becoming clear that only if and when [Read More...]

Revealing Your LuminEssence

WHAT NOW?…….Listen……..

It’s human nature to learn, grow and become wiser throughout our life, but an integral component needed to cultivate wisdom lies in being still and listening to our inner directive that can only be clear when we’re still.

Project Awaken

#StephenSoulTalks: Life You Want Weekend Recap

Hey Friends- Brandan here. A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to attend Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend with my good friend Stephen Lovegrove. The weekend consisted of two days of charismatic talks from Oprah and her hand-picked trailblazers Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell, Mark Nepo, and Iyanla Vanzant. Thousands of people packed in [Read More...]

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

Five Lies Christians Tell about Mental Illness

Lie #1: God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.

Astrological Musings

Planetary Illuminations for November now posted!

The November edition of the monthly Planetary Illuminations report is now posted.  You can read the entire article here, and if you are not yet on my mailing list please sign up to subscribe.  Subscribers receive a monthly report with an abridged translation that is easy to understand.  Just enter your email address here, and [Read More...]

A Happy Medium

7 Things Never to Say to a Psychic

Halloween – tis the season for psychics, tarot readers and mediums. It’s my year-round business, but most people think of the fortune telling, crystal ball kinds most when the leaves change and begin to fall. My Octobers changed completely when I came out of the psychic medium closet almost ten years ago. It used to [Read More...]

Wake Up Call

Life Lessons from the Reverend who was visited by ETs.

What do you do if you’re a man of the cloth and have a UFO-related experience? I’m not talking about a run-of-the-mill flying saucer sighting, but a middle-of-the-night visitation by a gray alien—an incident that’s repeated over and over again, with a changing cast of extraterrestrial visitors. If you’re the Reverend Michael J.S. Carter of [Read More...]

Sarah Over the Moon

Liberating Liturgies: From Vows to Action, Part I (by Keisha McKenzie)

This week I am happy to host Keisha McKenzie as part of my Liberating Liturgies series. In this two part guest post, which I will be publishing over the next couple of days. These posts were originally published at the Journey Fellowship website, and at McKenzie’s own blog. If you’re interested in writing your own Liberating Liturgy, [Read More...]

Pluralism, Pragmatism, Progressivism

The Future of Islam

In August, I blogged about “Tectonic Shifts in the Global Religious Landscape” on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World World I. One hundred years later we see, in the words of historian Philip Jenkins, that the end of the Ottoman empire in the aftermath of World War I — and with it [Read More...]

Spirituality and Consciousness

The Ego

  The Ego Pamala Oslie   The ego was created to perceive and interact with the “physical” world – just like the eye was created to help us perceive and navigate the physical world. Neither the eye nor the ego is bad. They just have limited perception. If we relied on our eye to give [Read More...]

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: A Guided Meditation with Images
By Christine Valters Paintner