September 23, 2022

In this article, I’ll consider the difference between the religion of certainty and the religion of mystery. The two approaches are not confined to any particular religion. Rather, they are found in all of the world’s wisdom traditions because they speak to two ways of

September 19, 2022

I am a trans-rational skeptic by nature. That means most things need to meet a rational threshold before I can think about transcending them. Still, I cannot deny that a spirit animal offered to me by a shaman in my early twenties explains the essence

September 16, 2022

What is nondual oneness? That is a question that most spiritual teachers struggle to answer. They give vague answers open to interpretation. Scriptures offer more clarity by giving descriptions of the qualities of oneness. In most Vedantic texts, for example, nondual oneness is described as

September 12, 2022

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you will have noticed that I use the term ‘wisdom traditions’ when I refer to religions, spiritual paths, first nation customs, and mystical insights. Allow me to explain why. The World’s Religions I was first introduced

September 8, 2022

Changing the spatial relationship with the chakra system can alter interpretations dramatically. Unlike some people, I don’t see the chakra system as a real thing but rather as a powerful symbol, a successful attempt at mapping a human being. It includes the physical body, energy

September 5, 2022

People seek for different reasons. Some are lost. Others are explorers. The reason motivates the search, which is why we call it a motive. I have been a spiritual seeker for most of my life. Sometimes I’ve been lost. Other times I’ve been exploring. The interesting

September 1, 2022

I have loved Rumi’s poetry for over twenty years. His words carry an immortal spirit of universality and often seem to speak to the moment, even though they were written in the 13th century. Lines Like Mantras For instance, the following two lines from Rumi’s

August 29, 2022

Both altruism and puritanism attempt to achieve goodness, but the outcomes are wildly different. One leads to wide-ranging restrictions. The other sparks an internal flame that burns for goodness. Does the end justify the means? Do we need both? Why are they so different? Puritanism

August 25, 2022

I revere much of the wisdom that has been preserved in spiritual and religious traditions. It gives me inspiration. Through reading ancient texts, I’ve realized that despite technological advancements and changes in society, the hearts, minds, and souls of human beings are much the same

August 22, 2022

In this article, I want to clarify the difference between interspirituality and superstition. There is a reason for doing this. Far too many people equate the terms spirituality and superstition, subsequently dismissing both. I can’t really blame them. I was raised in the New Age

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