Hi Cherubs, A snow storm is blowing around like crazy outside. I love days like this. Storms are incredible creatures of nature. Now then, we left off in the early stages of a discussion about the complex threads attached to the psychic fields of “blame” and “deserve”. One conversation – or even two dozen –MORE »
A description of Spiritual Direction
Hi Everyone, Many people have written asking me to provide a description of Spiritual Direction. There are many ways to describe the art of Spiritual Direction. One way that I think offers some clarity is to realize that we engage in the world through both our physical senses and our spiritual senses. Our physical sensesMORE »
What has purpose and meaning in life?
Hi Everyone – This Wednesday, I will explore the rich topic of, “What has purpose and meaning in life?” with my wonderful class participants. The question has been on my mind all week, not just in preparation for the class but because the subject brought back memories of my first discussion about “what is a meaningfulMORE »
This day will never come again.
Hi Everyone, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the participants in my first Spiritual Directions class that was held this past Wednesday evening. The web chat room has been on fire, as they say, since the class launched with over 500 people weaving their thoughts together, forming the beginning of a spiritualMORE »
Is prayer something real for you?
Hi Everyone, If I may, I would like to ask a question of all of you and share the reason I am asking. I had a conversation with someone quite special to me about the power of prayer and its capacity to actually influence anything at all, much less change in the world or aMORE »
Isn’t it so often the case that great tragedies awaken all that is wondrous and beautiful about human beings?
Watching the record size crowds gather in Paris to honor the cartoonists and others who died on behalf of freedom of the press and all that it represents to a living, conscious democracy, I knew I was watching a day that history would long remember. Such days are made from events that are out ofMORE »
Encountering Your Inner Dragons
I thought I would preview this evening’s Reflection’s seminar on, The Mythic Characters in Your Psyche, featuring the Dragon, as I am completely enthralled with this topic. Part of the pleasure of teaching a subject is doing research in preparation for the lecture but when that research dazzles you, then sharing it with seminar participantsMORE »
You were born to make a difference in this world just by being a whole human being.
Pictured, baby bobcat this morning 07/21/14 Your responses pour into my thoughts. I would like to gather all of you together for a long, rich sharing about your experiences in your world. I would love to know about the spiritual sojourns your soul has taken, perhaps nocturnally while you slept or through a sudden mysticalMORE »
Thoughts on a Summer Day
The garden feels like such a busy place this morning. High nature activity – or maybe it’s me. I am tumbling into the ever-present embrace of my inner escort…about to gather some final thoughts for my Reflection’s class lecture this evening. Tonight I discuss the sufferings of the human mind – an unlimited topic noMORE »
How can any one offer proof of God?
A question asked of me today made me realize yet again how much I interact with my world as a mystic. A man wanted to know what proof I had of God and how I could say a prayer of surrender, much less believe that such a prayer could reorder the direction of my life.MORE »