How We Manifest God Internally

So the last time I brought this verse into play was in a post called The Bride & The Bridegroom. Now, in that post I alluded to a deeper understanding of how aspects of self relate to Divinity but shied away from the more occulted aspects of the doctrine. Partly because of how people view […]

HOW TO HUMAN WITH LOVE

A lot can be said about the spiritual path. We could intellectualize until we’re blue in the face or we can follow a simple commandment: live in love. Everything else is just window dressings. One simple form of living in love comes down to us through the Jesus Prayer. Monks going all the way back […]

HOW TO START YOUR DAY

We have plenty of quotes on a balanced life floating around our collective conscious. A quick Google search reveals entire lists of inspiration for those of us seeking moderation and peace. Technology can be a lovely thing. We can connect instantly with thousands of like minded people. It’s a great time to be alive. But […]

MEDITATION AND THE MOON

There’s a fair amount of what some would call Magick to my spiritual path. Seeing life as cyclic in some ways means respecting the cycles of seasons. No one needs a calendar to achieve this sort of practice. All they have to do is look up into the night sky and pay attention to the […]

THE ART OF LETTING GO

We talk a lot about healing. Let go and let God. Forgive and forget. Embrace our shadows. Live in love. Yadda yadda!!! But. How many of us genuinely consider what we’re letting go of? How often do we have epiphanies that show us how much easier it is to just let go and love. Let […]

JACOB BOEHME AND THE VIRGIN SOPHIA

“Dear Soul! Here sincerity is required: but sincere and determined will must prosecute this or else it will not be achieved. For, if the Soul wants to gain Christ’s knightly crown from the Virgin Sophia, she (i.e. the Soul) must woo it from her (i.e. the Virgin Sophia) with great Love-desire. She must beg for […]

MAKING LENT ENJOYABLE

FIRST THINGS FIRST Just smile. It sounds like some new wave “positive vibes only” head trip but it’s not. Your body releases three different hormones when you smile- dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. You don’t need a PhD to know that these chemicals send signals to your body that you’re happy which, in fact makes you […]

HOW TO MEDITATE ON THE SENSES

CONCENTRATION Concentration is the ability to channel our physical, mental, or spiritual energy to obtain a specific goal. Physical concentration consists of channeling all of our muscular energy in that part of the body- arms, shoulders, legs, whatever- which is about to be used. Yoga and Qigong practices combines this form of energy to awaken […]

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 […]