Don’t push away the darkness. Be with it instead.

Some suggest that if you are truly spiritual, you’ll eliminate your dark side so that nothing upsets you. Others believe that challenging times and dark emotions are signs that you are not good enough and are being punished by God. These ideas ring false to me as there is a purpose to our light and [...]

Help Others, Help Yourself: Gift Your Time

God’s divine love manifests itself in many ways. As a child, I’d experienced episodes of feeling drenched with the purest love imaginable and I’d know for a certainty that the Great I Am was present. Other times, I’d felt pleasant tingling sensations starting at the crown of my head and moving throughout my body—similar in [...]

By |2020-12-13T12:21:39-08:00December 13th, 2020|Spirituality/Christianity|4 Comments

We are greater than the labels others assign to us

I’ve never seen our country so divided. My heart breaks at the lengths people are going to in the us vs. them battles: Republican vs. Democrat, Black vs. White, Pro-Law Enforcement vs. Anti-police and those who believe COVID is a pandemic vs. those who don’t. Where once crossing the congressional aisle was sound politics, [...]

By |2020-06-16T14:11:23-07:00June 15th, 2020|Spirituality/Christianity, Uncategorized|7 Comments

Faith is powerful

When the mind embraces hope, it unleashes a powerful force: faith. When the heart relies upon faith, we develop a knowing that the Universal Power—God—is always present, always loving, ever patient. Faith frees us to live to our potential, to understand that all challenges bring growth and that we are never alone on our earthly [...]

Little deaths make room for blessings and growth

While hiking through the coastal old growth redwoods, I witnessed rebirth everywhere. Out of the demise of a majestic fallen tree, its corpse hosted hundreds, if not thousands of life forms including fledgling redwoods. Called nurse trees, these fallen giants created life from their death.   The same is true for us in a metaphorical [...]

By |2020-06-16T14:11:33-07:00February 7th, 2018|Spirituality/Christianity|0 Comments

5 Signs that you don’t fit in and why that’s just fine

Like me, you’ve probably spent some of your younger years stifling who you were in hopes that: people would like you more, they’d see themselves in you or you would find your tribe, whether it was in school, church or the workplace. Well, I’m over fitting in. I don’t want to pretend to be [...]

By |2020-06-16T14:11:33-07:00January 24th, 2018|Spirituality/Christianity, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Changing focus infuses more joy into our lives

Our days can be filled with more “must-do” than “want-to-do” tasks. After all, someone has to grocery shop, pay bills and earn a living. And while we might choose different activities if we could, appreciating even the most menial chores can lighten our mood and that of those around us. Recently, I realized I’d [...]

By |2020-06-16T14:11:34-07:00December 6th, 2017|Spirituality/Christianity|2 Comments

We can’t force our spiritual journeys

When I want something, I take steps to achieve it. But in my quest to get closer to spiritual enlightenment, I’ve found the harder I push toward that goal, the further back I slide. That’s because God decides where I’m to be and that’s all that matters. There’s a reason I’m where I am. [...]

By |2020-06-16T14:11:34-07:00November 29th, 2017|Spirituality/Christianity|0 Comments

It isn’t your fault you’re ill

Illness happens to everyone. Sure, it helps to lead a healthy life, but severe physical trials can strike anyone at any time. People ask me if they are to blame for their poor health. They wonder if they’d still be sick if they possessed a stronger faith or if they’d just learn a specific lesson. [...]

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