What reality are you creating for yourself?
Apr23

What reality are you creating for yourself?

Reality isn’t something you perceive; it’s something you create in your mind. Isaac Lidsky learned this profound lesson firsthand, when unexpected life circumstances yielded valuable insights. In this introspective, personal talk, he challenges us to let go of excuses, assumptions and fears, and accept the awesome responsibility of being the creators of our own reality. He shared nine ways we can create our own reality: 1....

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Perseverance
Apr14

Perseverance

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. – James 1:2-3 Definition: Perseverance – Continuing in a course of action without regard to discouragement, opposition or previous failure… Persistent determination to adhere to a plan of direction; insistence. Below are three short video clips related...

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What Is Consciousness?
Apr14

What Is Consciousness?

What is consciousness? What is the link between consciousness and our brain? How does consciousness affect our mind, and how does it shape our lives? Is consciousness separate from our brain; like a radio that receives the signal? It’s a well known fact that the average human being uses only about 10% of their brain. What about the other 90%? What about the fact that we can change our minds and that there is such a thing as...

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Go Light Your World 2017 Conference – About the MFN
Apr13

Go Light Your World 2017 Conference – About the MFN

  Talk given at the Go Light Your World Mini Conference in March 2017 on the Men’s Fellowship Network. “If Unity is about anything, it is about the spiritualization of the material world. It is about going to places in culture and society, where God is not recognized or heard, and, when we get there, speaking Truth to power. In the words of Chris Rice, it is a call to go light your world. The Go Light Your World*...

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Neuroplasticity & Quantum Physics
Apr13

Neuroplasticity & Quantum Physics

Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity, is an umbrella term that encompasses both synaptic plasticity and non-synaptic plasticity—it refers to changes in neural pathways and synapses due to changes in behavior, environment, neural processes, thinking, and emotions – as well as to changes resulting from bodily injury. The concept of neuroplasticity has replaced the formerly-held position that the brain is a...

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Grace
Apr08

Grace

“…Grace shows up in the portal of not knowing. When the heart is clenched tight, whether in anger or certitude, in fear or in grief, grace coaxes the fist open, looks into the palm and reads there a lifeline of a larger possibility. Grace is an open hand, extended to the stranger, to the loved one, to the wounded one within. It is the open hand of relationship, of kindness, of blessing.” – Karen Hering Salt of...

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The Authenticity Paradox
Apr01

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity is a technical term used in psychology as well as existentialist philosophy and aesthetics. In existentialism, authenticity is the degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character, despite external pressures; the conscious self is seen as coming to terms with being in a material world and with encountering external forces, pressures and influences which are very different from, and other...

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Holding Sacred Space For a Friend
Mar24

Holding Sacred Space For a Friend

Have you ever experienced something like this? I sat together with a friend one night within the dark night of his soul. I held for him a greater truth, the essence of which he could not see. I held it until he was eventually able to shed enough of what no longer served him, and was able to see the spark of light that had been within him all along. It was the spark of his true spirit; his goodness and his gifts. It gave me pause. I...

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Man’s Search For Meaning
Mar23

Man’s Search For Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl – “Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitch while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he...

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Between Darkness and Joy
Mar17

Between Darkness and Joy

“Somewhere between the dark night and joy lies a place of simple peaceful loving kindness. A place where I rest and lean safely against myself for awhile; a place where I can be in the silence and hold a sacred space for myself; a place where I know and embrace the full spectrum of vulnerability without judging myself; a place where courage and compassion are not actions, but simply states of being; where self-forgiveness gives...

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