July 1, 2020

An image from childhood, of repentant Catholics beating their breasts, confessing their guilt and proclaiming, “mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa” rises unbidden in my memory. In this essay, I want to suggest that brow-beating might be more productive than breast-beating. I want to ask, and then answer, two questions: What is a thought? And how does it arise? I would suggest that a thought is simply a conversation between the ego and the soul. Science says that a… Read more

May 20, 2020

At this point in history, the capability of our human species has reached a level where our powers to create and destroy have attained almost god-like proportions. Our decisions and actions can now affect the entire planet and its populations — for good or ill. Read more

April 21, 2020

What is our exile from the Garden of Eden about? ‘Original sin’ was not about a pre-rational couple being tempted by a snake to eat a piece of fruit. Rather, it was about the gradual exercise of freewill in the employ of service-to-self and, thus, to the slide out of alignment with the Divine Order of the Cosmos. Read more

April 7, 2020

Right now Gaia is giving us time to think. Each and every one of us volunteered to be Here, Now, in order to evolve our souls and to evolve our planet Gaia. What will we learn, how will we speak, what will we do, what will we change after this time of being “quarantined?” Read more

March 25, 2020

Coronavirus, coming as it has, during Lent, feels as if Mother Earth is giving us a ‘time out’ to reconsider how we’ve been doing life for the last three hundred years. We have reached a bifurcation point in the evolution of Homo Sapiens Sapiens. How will we handle this dark night of the soul? Read more

March 10, 2020

“We experience truth, goodness, and beauty now and we experience ourselves defending and advancing them—that they somehow matter in a fundamental sense.” Read more

March 3, 2020

The moral dimension of karma is very complex; one with which all of the great scriptural, legal and wisdom systems have wrestled – and continue to wrestle. It is, perhaps, the major theme in all great literature. Read more

February 25, 2020

In everyday life, we all assume that all experiences – inner and outer – have antecedent causes. Every thought, word and deed generates an effect which affects the entire evolutionary trajectory of the cosmos. This is the basic dimension of karma. Read more

February 11, 2020

Karma is a great resource which allows us to learn from our mistakes and build upon our successes. It is the most basic law of science: cause and effect. Karma is not all negative. Many effects are positive; they flow from loving, compassionate choices. It is the original form of ‘paying forward.’ Read more

January 28, 2020

Each one of us needs to realize that who we become over the next ten months – what we think, what we speak and what we do – will have a far bigger influence on the America of 2021 than the votes we cast in November of 2020. We are creating America now; the ballot box is just a symbol. Read more

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