Tag Archive for ‘relationships’

Love Is Not about Power or Control

So much about the concept of being “saved” by a divine being must include the recognition that the saving does not happen once. On the spiritual path, which is the path of the warrior, we must recognize we are saved again and again and again. We don’t know things. We walk through a passage of confusion, of toil. And then we emerge, and we know better, and we live in […]

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The Most Blessed Person Alive

“Blessed are the poor in spirit. Blessed are the pure of heart. For they will be thankful.” –SexyJesus, Bible Remix   I wake up in the mornings feeling like the most blessed person alive. That is not ego talking. That is not me saying I’m better than anyone else. I don’t know that I actually¬†am¬†the most blessed person alive. I just feel that way. Others may not look at me […]

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FirstDay Sermon: Unconditional Love

“For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation…. Love is at first not anything that means merging, giving over, and uniting with another (for what would a union be of something unclarified and unfinished, still subordinate—?), it is a high inducement to the individual […]

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Don’t Call Yourself a Giver

I keep running into people throughout my life who are trying to find their way and avoid making mistakes. Often, these people are generous and loving (or at least consider themselves to be), but they feel they have given too much in past relationships, so they put up a guard and a defense, and move through life with armor and a hard shell, thinking they need to be very strategic […]

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Dating God

It wasn’t until last week, paging reluctantly through the Old Testament for a prayer group I’m in, that something clicked into place about that fickle, angry Old Testament God who I could never previously relate to. She’s like a scorned woman/mother/burgeoning-entrepeneur/creative/hot single chic doing a lot of important shit and getting no respect. She’s like, I told you what I like. Aren’t you listening? I was so nice, wasn’t I? […]

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