The Future of Religion In Our Changing World
Dec04

The Future of Religion In Our Changing World

The intent of this page is not to be controversial or to make any claims as to what is fundamentally right or wrong. Rather, it is to merely raise the question about the future of religion in the context of the New Age movement beginning in the 1970’s and the rise of Spiritualism; the seeming move towards a One World Religion as exemplified by recent actions of Pope Francis; the leadership style of the Dalai Lama; the New...

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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran – On Giving
Nov21

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran – On Giving

 Then said a rich man, “Speak to us of Giving.” And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow? And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the overprudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city? And what is...

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The Spirit Carriers
Nov12

The Spirit Carriers

Perhaps this is a time to go within; reflect and remind ourselves of who we are, what our role is in the world and to hold ourselves to a higher purpose. (Two quotes and a video short I thought worth sharing) – “In my view of the world there are people whom I would call ‘Spirit Carriers’.  Servants who nurture the human spirit are Spirit Carriers. They serve to connect those who do the work of the world, or who...

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A Return To Love
Sep18

A Return To Love

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights...

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Joseph Campbell – On Becoming an Adult
Sep14

Joseph Campbell – On Becoming an Adult

What are our modern day rites of passage? Have we lost this part of our culture? What are the consequences if we have? Wikipedia – A rite of passage is a ritual event that marks a person’s transition from one status to another. Rites of passage explore and describe various notable milestones in an individual’s life, for any marked transitional stage, when one’s social status is altered. The concept of rites of...

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At the Heart of Vulnerability
Aug20

At the Heart of Vulnerability

I see vulnerability as a continuum cutting across fear and doubt, courage and strength; marking a path between broken hearted and whole hearted. Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share. (Filmed at TEDxHouston.) The Power...

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Twelve Powers
Jun25

Twelve Powers

Power Month / Page Link Disciple Color Faith January Simon Peter Dark Blue Love February John Pink Strength March Andrew Spring Green Wisdom April James, son of Zebedee Yellow Power May Philip Purple Imagination June Bartholomew Light Blue Understanding July Thomas Gold Will August Matthew Silver Order September James, son of Alphaeus Olive Green Zeal October Simon the Cananaean Orange Elimination November Thaddaeus Russet Life...

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Finding My Purpose and Mission
Jun19

Finding My Purpose and Mission

Ned Taleb Manly Palmer Hall (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) was a Canadian-born author and mystic. He is perhaps most famous for his work The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, which is widely regarded as his magnum opus, and which he published at the age of 25 (or 27, 1928)a He has been widely recognized as a leading scholar in the fields...

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Self-Love & Self Appreciation
Jun11

Self-Love & Self Appreciation

At times some of us have a tendency to associate the term “self-love” with narcissism; self-centeredness, or being egotistical, which leaves us with a bit of a conundrum. We don’t want to be thought of as a narcissist, and we have grown up being told not to be self-centered. This, then, raises the question, how can I love myself without being narcissistic? In his interview, Psycho-Spiritual Scientist &...

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Rumi
May17

Rumi

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ― Rumi “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic...

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