take your soul

While I was drawing this cartoon, I was listening to "Elysium", the theme song from the film Gladiator. Now there was a man who, even though they took everything else, didn't let them take his soul.Even though Jesus didn't say these words, I think they are heard.(I'm still inviting new members to join my more intimate site, davidhayward. Some amazing stories, as well as resources for spiritual transition!)Purchase the original drawing, or purchase a print of this drawing. … [Read more...]

soul back

(Buy the original cartoon... just email me. Or buy a print of this cartoon here.)My tagline now is "spiritual liberation, recovery and independence". This is what I'm passionate about.People can liberate themselves spiritually. People can recover from spiritual control, bondage and abuse. People can independently walk their own spiritual path with confidence and joy.In this cartoon the couple has decided, for the above 3 reasons, to leave the church. They've signed away their souls to … [Read more...]

Don’t Take Sides!

Thomas Moore, in his book Care of the Soul, writes: Often care of the soul means not taking sides when there is a conflict at a deep level. It may seem necessary to stretch the heart wide enough to embrace contradiction and paradox. … [Read more...]

egotistical sidetracks

Chogyam Trungpa in his excellent book, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, writes: There are numerous sidetracks which lead to a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality; we can deceive ourselves into thinking we are developing spiritually when instead we are strengthening our ego-centricity through spiritual techniques. … [Read more...]