THE GOLDEN CANDLESTICKS

“Then the angel who spoke with me returned and aroused me, like one awakened from sleep. He said to me, “What do you see?” I replied, “I see a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl on top of it. There are seven lamps on it, with seven spouts on each of the lamps that […]

HOW TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

LIFE KEEPS BEING LIFE “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth!” -Mike Tyson We all feel Iron Mikes sentiment here. The training ground is a must for the go getter. So we plan meticulously. We make all of the necessary arrangements, dotting all the I’s and crossing all the T’s. We […]

What Is Christian Meditation

This week I bring in a special guest and dear friend of mine to discuss what Christian meditation is. We take a look at breathing, how it brings our body in tune and outline a few prayers and meditations you guys can start doing: The Jesus Prayer Lectio Divina The Cloud of Unknowing I will […]

PRAYER TO REMAIN CHASTE

“Lord, inflame our hearts and our inmost beings with the fire of Your Holy Spirit, that we may serve You with chaste bodies and pure minds. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.” -St Gregory(?) Now, please understand, desire is a natural phenomenon. Lust is a part of the human condition. We recognize beauty. We recognize pleasure […]

CREATING THE SACRED SPACE WITHIN

How do we create space within ourselves to meditate? It’s a common question. In this video I cover how to utilize various meditative techniques in conjunction to reach that aim and create that sacred space. It’s an immensely powerful form of meditation that really helps ground us and move beyond our senses. So rock with […]

WHAT DUALITY TEACHES US

“Peace does not mean the absence of conflict, because opposition, polarity, and conflict are natural laws.” -Bryant McGill GOOD AND BAD We tend to look at earthquakes as or tornadoes as these destructive forces but in a cosmic sense they’re merely just regular occurrences. It’s our minds that label events good or bad. However, these […]

THE FREEDOM OF EMBRACING FLAWS

WU WEI- EFFORTLESS ACTION “In order to control myself, I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.” -Bruce Lee When Bruce Lee dropped this little gem in Longstreet he really cut to the heart of what Taoists call wu wei, or effortless action. This whole “Be Like Water” philosophy of […]