June 2017

Yin Yang Dance of Faith

2017-06-14T18:07:14+00:00 Categories: Faith, Freedom, Greater Reality, Paradox|Tags: , , , , , , |

Faith is a funny thing. I can recall being seven years old, asking my mother theological questions about our faith, and her telling me with great conviction that some things we weren’t meant to know or understand. Needless to say, that answer was less than satisfying. Eventually she told me there were “man made” rules [...]

August 2016

Does Your Faith Ignite Your Imagination?

2017-03-01T16:47:45+00:00 Categories: Consciousness, Featured, Greater Reality, Sacred Service|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We seem to be deluged with never-ending newspaper and TV coverage about the Syrian/Iraqi refugee crisis and the threat of extremist violence. Each time it shows up in my newsfeed on Facebook, cuts into a TV show I am enjoying, or I hear people in a coffee shop talking about it frantically, I am bombarded [...]

June 2016

Faith and Pickle Juice – It Is What It Is

2017-07-20T21:47:26+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Consciousness, Death & Dying, God, Interfaith, Jesus, Paradox, Self Reflection, Shadow Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m sitting in the cancer center, hooked up to an IV for my iron infusion for the next 6 hours, watching worlds go by. I am in a large room full of recliners, IV stands, rolling carts filled with anything your nurse could need - gauze pads in 6 different sizes, 5 varying lengths and [...]

December 2015

Love Your Neighbor Like WHAT???

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

I just can’t take it anymore. I am soooo tired of this crap. And even those words fall short of the level of powerlessness alive in me. Millions of us who, like me, watch with horror, confusion, desperation and helplessness every time there is a mass shooting. This one in San Bernardino less than a [...]

August 2015

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 [...]

September 2014

Our Spiritual Sense of Seeing as Prayer

2017-03-01T16:47:48+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Consciousness, God, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Prayer, Self Reflection, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Everywhere I look there are TV shows, articles, pictures, poems, reflections and pithy aphorisms about love, oneness and seeing or knowing God. If I didn’t know better I would think we were hungry, or even starving, to see Spirit! In our spiritual journey we seek to define God, to manifest Spirit, to know our faith and to live it. I sometimes find myself drifting in and out of knowing the Divine, and what it means to fully “see” God, or even to have faith in what I am doing.

August 2014

Faith is Superenthusiasm

2014-08-19T11:38:22+00:00 Categories: Christianity, God, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection|Tags: , , , , , |

I am almost always in awe at how the deepest and truest things in life are those things that are intangible. Things like love, fear, peace, faith and even God. We can’t really hold them in our hand, or really point definitively to them. And while we can’t see them with our eyes, we can [...]

February 2014

Paradoxes of Peace: Individual and Community

2017-03-01T16:47:49+00:00 Categories: Community, Consciousness, Evolution, Interconnected, Paradox, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Peace is one of those seemingly intangible, shape-shifting things in life, such as love, that molds our lives so intensely. It’s not necessarily something I can hold in my hand or perhaps physically give to you, and there are no words to adequately define the experience or even give a “correct” definition. Yet it is the [...]

November 2012

Spirituality During a Disaster? Really?

2017-03-01T16:47:44+00:00 Categories: Community, God, Prayer, Religion, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Spiritual health can often be a casualty of war in times of unprecedented upheaval and change. There are a number of shifts that occur in times of disaster in regards to an individual's faith, beliefs and spiritual practices. I think sometimes this can get neglected or overlooked, especially by mainstream media coverage, and yet it [...]