December 2017

Reverence and Relevance – First Sunday of Advent

2017-12-03T13:57:15+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Christianity, Faith, Paradox, Religion, Transformation|

My own spiritual discipline has been to challenge myself each year with an expanded understanding of the traditionalholidays, while maintaining a sense of reverence, even sentimentality to a small degree. One of the great paradoxes of navigating the landscape of religious holidays, ceremonies and traditions is dancing with reverence AND relevance at the same time. [...]

June 2016

5 Near-Death Experience Lessons No One Tells You: #4 & 5

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Consciousness, Death & Dying, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Paradox, Playtime, Self Reflection, Transformation|

Finally, here are Lessons 4 and 5. If you've read the other two articles which house Lessons 1, 2 and 3, just scroll down to #4. If you haven't read the first two installments of this little series, you may want to read the intro and first lesson. Lessons 2 and 3 can be found here. I'm [...]

5 Near-Death Experience Lessons No One Tells You: #2 & 3

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Consciousness, Death & Dying, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection, Transformation|

This post is the second part of a series of some lessons surrounding my recent near death experience. If you haven't read the first lesson, you may want to pause here and read the intro - I'm guessing it will help you set the context for what you are about to read. Here's the lessons, and [...]

5 Near-Death Experience Lessons No One Tells You: #1

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Consciousness, Death & Dying, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection, Transformation|Tags: , , |

Most of us have heard stories of near-death experiences, also known as NDE. Maybe you’ve listened to someone on Oprah, read it in a book, or witnessed a close friend or relative walk through it. Hell, maybe you’ve had one of your own. My point is that when you read or listen to these stories, [...]

May 2016

You Breathe In Me

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Death & Dying, God, Interconnected, Self Reflection, Shadow Work, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

How often have you used the phrase, “it took my breath away?” The other day I pulled over to allow an ambulance safe passage. As I listened to the screaming vehicle fast approaching, the sound literally took my breath away. Finally I saw the ambulance come over the hill and the driver barely looked both [...]

December 2015

New Year’s Revolutions

2015-12-30T17:02:37+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Paradox, Self Reflection, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At the end of each December I think about intentions I may want to focus on for the next 365 days because I don’t do resolutions. However, I definitely do REVOLUTIONS. That’s what these questions, What if? and Why not? help create for us. I always have the feeling that maybe, just maybe, I am [...]

Delight in Being Light

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Christianity, Paradox|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you say “Christmas tree” to me or utter the words “Christmas decorations” I immediately become like a 5-year-old and see lights in my mind. I see twinkly, sparkly, dazzling colorful lights all around me. This is one of my most favorite things - the lights at Christmas time. The other night I turned off [...]

November 2015

The Advent of Advent

2017-03-01T16:47:47+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Christianity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

THE SEASON of Advent is about something unknown emerging on the horizon, something we have never seen before. The word “advent” comes from the Latin adventus – to come. There is wondrous and expectant feeling about the very word ‘Advent.’ In the northern hemisphere, Advent takes place during the darkest and coldest time of the [...]

August 2015

Want to Change Your Life? Unpack Your Bags

2017-03-01T16:47:47+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Consciousness, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection, Transformation|

Did you ever listen to the announcements at the airport about claiming your baggage? In case you didn’t know it, there is baggage claim etiquette: Make your bags easy to find, so buy a suitcase that is neon green or has purple polka dots. My favorite is the one with bright police-crime-scene tape wrapped around [...]

Slowing for the Quickening

2015-08-14T13:19:42+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Consciousness, Paradox, Self Reflection, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Rarely do I think about the spiritual journey as something fast. And yet, how often do I hear the phrase “a quickening of Spirit?” Just saying the word quickening, I can sense the energy ramping up inside me. Sometimes this energy feels frenetic, while at other times it feels lighthearted – like the easygoing innocence [...]

April 2014

The Never-Ending Story

2017-03-01T16:47:49+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Christianity, Death & Dying, Evolution, God, Jesus, Religion, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Every year ministers, pastors, priests and the like spend time working on a talk for Easter Sunday, which seems like it wouldn’t be a big deal, right? I mean the story is already written, what’s to think about? Well for me, there is plenty to think about. Throughout my life Easter has evolved from the [...]

January 2014

And It Was Good

2017-03-01T16:47:49+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Consciousness, Evolution, God, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Far back into the unknowable past, even before the beginning, stretching out into the incomprehensible, unfathomable depths, dark and void of infinite eternity behind and beyond all history, the Christpower was alive. This was the living, pulsing, generating, creating, smoldering, exploding, fusing, multiplying, emerging, heating and cooling power of life itself: Christpower. And it was [...]

December 2013

Navigating Death by Living

2013-12-20T13:30:49+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Consciousness, Death & Dying, God, Interconnected|Tags: , , , , , , |

“We lost a great soul yesterday.” How often have I heard that? How many times each and every day do you think these words are spoken around the world? As I ponder this question a smile spreads across my face because I imagine the millions who have spoken these words have had the great joy [...]

February 2013

It Begins and Ends with the Sun and the Moon

2017-03-01T16:47:49+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Consciousness, Interconnected|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The other morning I stood in the crisp, early air of February, in the freshness of the dawning light, and knew without question the ecstatic and complex glory of my very simple life. The day was bursting forward without temerity or hesitancy. The sky surrounding me held an eternity of the beginning and ending moments [...]

January 2013

Eternity in a Snowflake

2016-11-24T21:15:06+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Consciousness, Evolution, Gratefulness, Interconnected, Self Reflection, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.” -William Blake Whenever there has been a snowstorm I love to awaken early and sit quietly looking out the window at a world of white that [...]

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