spirituality and faith

The Enlightened One

“You have no bucket, and the well is deep.” John 4:11 “Jesus is God but God is not Jesus.” –My 4-year-old daughter, Izzy.   Spiritual seekers are like the Samaritan woman who goes daily to the well, trying to fill up her bucket with water. We try this, and we try that, and we see what this or that will do, all so that we may find greater wholeness. We take […]

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Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

There is a tendency in us to shy away from certain people. Something in our minds says No. We push them away. Often they’re the kind ones, the beautiful souls. I’m not talking about what your gut says, because your gut is usually right. I’m talking about what your head says. We see, too often, with our face-eyes, and not with our hearts. We judge, and we select. We say, Good to […]

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Angels and Demons

There is so much beauty in this life, but we have to choose it. There is always a choice. Roughly a year ago, I was in a very dark place. My doctor gave me a medication that we both thought I needed, but which I didn’t realize would cause extreme depression. I woke up every morning with a gnawing in my gut, a feeling that I had screwed up my […]

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The Laying on of Hands

The power of touch is indescribable. There are no words. It is human connection at its most visceral, primal, important level. Can you imagine a child going through his life without anyone to hug him? Touch, primarily, is what drew me to reading about Jesus. He was a healer. He touched people’s bodies, and he touched their hearts—he saw their wounds, he made them new. I don’t know why we […]

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Honesty Is Honor

We must be honest with the people in our lives. Honesty does not mean being mean or cruel. It means speaking your Truth with an intention of Peace, and being open to what happens rather than trying to control it or force your hand. When we admit our own vulnerability, our own feelings, and allow ourselves to be honest, we might worry about how the other person is going to […]

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Those Who Love the Darkness

Many people in this world love the darkness. They love shadows and greed and corruption and evil. They worship money and status and the desire to control others. We are in a very dark time. How else would such an evil person become the American president? People who call themselves Christians are often the worst of all. Instead of relying on their own inner compass, exposing themselves before the glaring […]

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Walking the Tightrope

  Trust that everything that happens to you happens for a higher good. Everything has meaning, and nothing does. The pain in your life is a contraction that’s unavoidable. But it is also the path to new birth. You are being born again, all the time, every moment of your life. You’re often just not aware of it. We can’t control people’s actions, and we can’t control the things that […]

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