One Mind, One Earth

There is an old Spike Milligan poem which tells the tale of a little girl who upon learning that the world is round and is spinning, calls out to her dad: “it makes me feel quite giddy.” I like that poem because it reminds me that we are all very small, and that as generation [Read More...]

Dying to Believe

A number of years ago when I was still a young minister, a congregant told me the story of why she hated Easter. “When I was a child, my house went into mourning and I could never understand why all the other kids were so happy, and sharing presents. “My mother told us in graphic [Read More...]

Sacrifice Nothing

In the opening sequence of the 1960s TV show Star Trek the voice over said: “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” It takes a certain kind of determined mind to take on such a task. Some might consider it arrogance, but when we think about anything great that has ever been accomplished [Read More...]

The Spiritual Traveler

It’s a common theme to talk about spirituality as being a journey. The metaphor works because there is so much change that takes place in everyone’s life that to call it a journey takes some of the pressure off. Lately, the journey metaphor is even being used in business circles where long, drawn out projects [Read More...]

It’s All About Heart

The other day I caught myself thinking about a conflict I was having with another individual.  It wasn’t a serious conflict, but something that was causing my mind some dissonance. As I started to pay attention to the direction of my thought, I noticed that the more I concentrated on the conflict, the more the [Read More...]

The Value of Failure

When people wear the green in celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, perhaps they should consider whether the name of this favourite of holidays really should be Patrick. One could almost argue that it could equally be Palagius Day – the name of a relatively obscure Celtic ascetic who was stirring up [Read More...]

Look to Ukraine

For the last 10 days now the world’s eyes have been on Ukraine. And in the eye of that storm has been a spiritual community with a special heart that is gifting the world with a new vision. Barbara Leger leads the Temenos Center for Self-Realization, and during this tense period this Centre for Spiritual [Read More...]

Sharing Consciousness One Day at a Time

The other day when I was in Atlanta, I was approached by a panhandler and as always, I paused for thought. These are moments when we get to consider what we believe, and how we wish to apply it in our lives. Some people approach the situation from the standpoint of personal responsibility – as [Read More...]

Go for the Gold

Make no mistake about it; the Sochi Olympics had millions of people around the world glued to the big screen for much of February.   The experience was so intense for some people, that in Canada, very few even slept on Sunday as they opted to get up as early as 4 a.m. (or just [Read More...]

The Power of Resistance

One of the most subtle ways that we get in the way of ourselves is to resist the change that we want to see.   It’s easy to recall Ernest Holmes’ mantra “change your thinking, change your life” when we’re in the midst of moving ourselves forward into a new level of consciousness, but the [Read More...]


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