We Are Unique! The Message Is Everywhere, Why Aren’t We Living It?

Despite the prevalence of the message that we each are unique expressions of the Divine, few of us are living this realization fully. This post explores why. [Read more...]

Life After Loss

The story of losing my only sibling and beloved soul mate and how he continues to support me and my offering to the world from the “other side.”
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Our Life After Death, Really?

This post challenges Swedenborg’s version of life after death by discussing how deeply influenced we are by cultural contexts. it’s doubtful a Buddhist who traveled to the other side as Swedenborg claims to have done, would explain what awaits us in the same way! [Read more...]

What’s An Evolutionary?

  We are evolution become conscious of itself.       Julian Huxley Recently I read Carter Phipps new book, Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea. If you need a shot of hope, order it today, it’s well worth it. I’m a voracious reader and often suggest to my husband that [Read More...]

How Then Shall We Live?

I wrote in December about the radical experiential knowledge that we are not simply separate individuals but beings who are deeply connected to the timeless, eternal Reality that is called by many names. This is classical enlightenment. The story I used last time about waves and water illustrates the normal state before enlightenment or awakening [Read More...]

Season Of Light

  It doesn’t really matter what you celebrate Season of light, illumine the night Fill our hearts full, keep our hope bright We will call on our common name For we know in our hearts we’re the same  Season of Light  Because many traditions have major celebrations during this time of year, it is often [Read More...]

Gradual, The Spiritual Journey Is Gradual

Patheos bloggers are offered the opportunity to read and review news books form time to time. A Season of Mystery by Paula Huston caught my eye because its subject matter is spiritual practice for the second half of life. Since I teach spiritual practice and am in life’s second half, I was curious. The book [Read More...]

Tis The Season For Gratitude

Thanksgiving in the US is a time when people focus especially on gratitude. The subject and practice of gratitude is Brother David Steindl-Rast’s message. In this post I talk about Br. David, who I admire very much, and finish with a gratitude practice you can use all the time. [Read more...]

Awakening Experiences

This week I’m working on the content of a January retreat day I’m doing for the Marin Interfaith Council. It’s my pleasure to be co-leading the retreat with Marilyn Mandela Schlitz, president of the Institute of Noetic Science. We’ll be talking about transformation, a subject IONS has studied for 35 years. Interestingly, I’ve been exploring [Read More...]

Hope For The Future?

In this chaotic world, how do stay hopeful about the future and more importantly, give our children hope? [Read more...]