That Tricky Little Thing Called Balance

It is difficult to maintain a sense of balance in a world filled with chaos.  The urgency of current events and the resulting upheaval throw us off kilter.  And we are bombarded with the stuff. Turn on your computer and there are written words, images and videos designed to make you angry, fearful and throwContinue reading “That Tricky Little Thing Called Balance”

Shifts

Earlier this month in my post titled Wake Up! I spoke in a brief and very general way about awakening.   Now I want to dig a little deeper and talk about what happens when people begin to wake up. So what does happen when people start waking up?  To put is simply, the world beginsContinue reading “Shifts”

All My Life’s a Circle

You don’t have to look far to find circles in daily life.   From the bowl you eat your breakfast cereal from to the clock on the wall, to the sun and the moon, circles are everywhere.  Life itself can be seen as a circle from birth to death. We even talk of coming “full circle”Continue reading “All My Life’s a Circle”

Dwelling in the Secret Place

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” — Psalm 91:1 King James Version of the Bible via Bible Gateway I encourage you to read the entire 91st Psalm.  This is a beautiful and comforting Scripture passage.  I prefer the beauty of the words of theContinue reading “Dwelling in the Secret Place”

Living the Inner Mystery in the Outer World

  I have been blessed throughout my life to know people with deep spiritual connections. I am talking about people who shine the light of God through their faces, who sometimes seem to not walk on this earth at all but to float above it. I wasn’t sure what these people had, but I knewContinue reading “Living the Inner Mystery in the Outer World”

“They” Did it to Me

There is one thing in this world I know for sure.  We each create our own reality with our thoughts.  Unfortunately much of what we create is not real — it is simply an illusion. One of the biggest illusions I seem to like to create is that outside forces have power over me.  AnyoneContinue reading ““They” Did it to Me”

Standing

Sometimes in the very early morning hours I find myself lying in bed silently thinking, writing or being taught. I’ve had entire written or artistic works come to me during these times, but then I have to get up and actually create them in reality before the thought or idea slips away.  This morning IContinue reading “Standing”

And That Ain’t Your Sweet Little Baptist Jesus

The above was a favorite saying of John S. Reist Jr. Ph.D, , my theology professor from my seminary days. When Jesus was asked to read the scripture in the synagogue he ended the reading from Isaiah with the words, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” — Luke 4:21 RSV  So what was fulfilled? ‘The spirit ofContinue reading “And That Ain’t Your Sweet Little Baptist Jesus”

Stay Calm and Pray for Peace

Tuesday is election day for those of us in the United States.  While we all hope it will be an ordinary election, much like all the others, we know it may not be.  While we do not want to invite trouble, we know it could happen.  So what do we do?  Meditate on peace.  InnerContinue reading “Stay Calm and Pray for Peace”