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 […]

Why It’s Important To Plant Seeds

I know it’s easy for us to seek quick fixes nowadays. We literally have instant everything delivered to our doorsteps within 25 hours. Convenience stores at every corner stocked with all our favorite goodies. Instant gratification is the catchphrase of our era. While our society is, in many ways, a marvelous achievement a lot of […]

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 […]

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 […]

HOW WE CONNECT

That awkward moment when an introvert falls into the need to cooperate with others through study of protein synthesis. You just can’t make this stuff up. I spent most of my life pretty introverted and withdrawn into myself. At times I’ve had this deep sense that I am just diametrically opposed to the common worldview. […]

WHY MINDFULNESS WORKS

We all know about mindfulness meditation. It’s an ancient practice that stretches back thousands of years. Most teachers start students off with some variation of awareness as the foundation of the spiritual path. That being said, how many of us stop to consider why mindfulness holds the key to inner transformation? The answer is simple. […]

THE BRIDE & BRIDEGROOM

“A person can receive not even one thing unless it has been given to him from heaven. You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent ahead of Him.’ He who has the bride is the groom; but the friend of the groom, who stands and […]

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 […]