Is my iPhone Sacred? Secular Ritual & the things that Matter

Hello, iPhone This past January marked the 10th anniversary of Steve Jobs’s historic announcement at MacWorld Convention of the revolutionary iPhone. In the now infamous presentation, Steve Jobs, Apple’s minister and magician, stands on a darken stage in front of his most ardent supporters. Over Jobs’s shoulder the iconic Apple logo silhouetted with a heavenly [Read More…]

‘Conversations with Neale’ Helps us Apply Practical Spiritual Principles to Everyday Life

Neale Donald Walsch knows about uncertainty. He knows about the mental and emotional toll of dire circumstances. He knows what it is like to reach the “end of line” when you can’t go any farther because you’ve hit rock-bottom. He knows because in the early 1990’s Walsch suffered a series of crushing blows—a fire that [Read More…]

The Quantum Physics of Donald Trump

Here in the U.S., one of the stranger things in American history occurred this past November: the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the U.S. I say strange on a number of accounts: because Trump is an odd and peculiar character, and because his election took a confluence of events to line [Read More…]

What does it mean to pray? Lessons from Standing Rock

  A few weeks ago, I returned from a journey to Standing Rock, where three members (including myself) of the Brooklyn Center for Sacred Activism joined Oceti Sakowin for a few nights. But, I should tell you that I didn’t get back from a week of protesting and fighting for justice. I spent the week [Read More…]

Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Consciousness Came to the West

Imagine, if you will, boarding a cargo ship at 69 years-old to leave your home country for the first time in your life. You’ve set out on a month-long journey to go to a country where you don’t know one single person. During the journey you suffer from sea sickness, dizziness, vomiting and also have [Read More…]

Gnosticism & The Urantia Book II: Apostle John Versus Apostle Thomas

Elaine Pagels is perhaps the world’s leading scholar in the field of Gnosticism. In her luminous work, Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, Pagels details a provocative theory of an open conflict between the competing Gospels of John and Thomas that caused a fatal bifurcation in the early Christian community. She boldly argues that [Read More…]

Is Civilization Dying, Or Being Born?

What is our current state of affairs, on the collective, global level? What is really going on all around us in the world today? Can we even say it is one thing and not the other? Maybe it is both at the same time. The story unfolding all around us now seems to be telling [Read More…]

Your Soul is a program, your body is a smartphone

When we try and consider the nature of our eternal souls, it’s such a big overwhelming subject, sometimes it can be hard to get into our human incarnated brains. Here’s one metaphor that came to me during my Akashic Records study. Your Soul is a program, your body is a smartphone. [Read more…]

Heartbreak and Grace on a New York City Street

I don’t know how long we stood like that… or whether any pedestrian noticed the strange sight of two strangers locked in an embrace in the middle of a New York City street. [Read more…]

How Awe Cultivates Kindness

Most of us have had the experience of being bowled over by something exquisitely vast and ungraspable. Awe can overwhelm us when we gaze at mountains, oceans, or the night sky. It can overtake us when we’re witnessing birth or death, or when we’re falling in love. It can surge through us as we consider [Read More…]