Earth Life is a gift in perpetual motion. It’s a moving experience. Trees sway, clouds float, leaves fall and rain drops, and it is important for us to move with It, mentally and emotionally, as well as physically. Trying to hold onto any of Life’s moving parts can be detrimental to our well-being, and have a negative impact on our health, happiness and peace of mind. (Read more…)
Spiritual Generosity isn’t about our getting something from the world in return for our giving, whether it’s appreciation, recognition, admiration, or even the promised tenfold return on our tithe. It isn’t about material things at all, whether we give them away or hold onto them tightly. Rather, it is about how we feel within our self—expanded or contracted, connected to Life or separate from everything around us—as we give or withhold, especially when it comes to our honesty and authenticity in being our self. (Read more…)
All learning takes practice. For example, we can’t learn to play the flute by carrying one around with us so that we look like a flutist. And, we can’t learn to play the flute simply by reading a book on how to play one. We can learn a lot about the history of the flute from a book—who designed it, how it compares to a trumpet or clarinet, and the names of all the great flute players—And, we can engage in fascinating conversations about what we’ve read. But unless we pick up a flute with the intention of learning how to play it our self, and then practice playing it our self, we’ll simply carry flute facts around in our head, and actually playing the flute may remain something we want do, but we still can’t do because we don’t know how to do it our self. (Read more…)
In this world (where we look so human) it is easy to forget that we are powerful, creative beings able to create the life we want to live…or to create the life we don’t want to live! Sacred texts tell us that life is “done unto us” as we believe. But, it is important for us to remember that “the doing” is self-inflicted. We are free to decide what thoughts we will focus on in our mind, and what emotions we’ll allow to run the conversations, conditions and situations in our life. (Read more…)
It is likely that “somehow, somewhere” all of us (if only for a brief moment) have made a deliberate choice to allow Unselfish Love for someone to be alive in us even though we were unaware the Love we were allowing was the Love of God. When we unselfishly love someone—whether it’s a human being, a furry animal being, or a furry human being—we don’t see our interests as apart from theirs because all we are interested in, all we want, is for the one we love to be happy, feel secure, and lack nothing. There isn’t anything we wouldn’t give to that one!