THE RED DEATH OF 2020

SOCIAL MEDIA VS. SCIENTIFIC FACT I wandered into my local grocery store yesterday to pick up chipotle salsa and vegetables for my rice. I had assumed it would be a quick 10 minute trip in and out. NOPE. My local Fiesta had lines backed down every aisle. Even the express lanes snaked through the produce […]

JUSTIFIED BY GRACE

FOUNDATION IN CHRIST “I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and ACTS on them. That one is like a person building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake […]

AM I COMPASSIONATE?

BOOK OF WISDOM I remember the first time I encountered the Book Of Wisdom. Having considered myself to be a deeply spiritual and well rounded person I wasn’t prepared for the impact Osho would have on my line of thinking, at all. Here this man was taking concepts I knew and turning them upside down […]

GROWING PAINS

Some of the most profound lessons a person can learn don’t come from living this pristine and deeply spiritual life 24/7. No. Some of the greatest lessons we learn come from how well we fail in life. The trick is recognizing the opportunity to grow through what we go through in the moment rather than […]

DIVINE CONNECTION

INTERCONNECTEDNESS All to often we human beings suffer from a feeling of disconnectedness and loneliness. Entire volumes have been written on depression and the effect isolation has on our psyches. Anyone who has ever battled with the darker episodes of life has struggled to maintain a feeling of adequacy. It’s easy to feel like we […]

DIVINE WISDOM

MY SPIRITUAL PATH So many of us struggle with spirituality. We tend to shy away from the conversation and downplay our own beliefs out of fear of offending one another. Most of our society has renounced religion altogether and has taken a more modern approach to morality that relies heavily on philosophy. While this 21st […]

MIND OF A MYSTIC

DEFINITION Mysticism: (1) the experience of mystical union or direct communion with ultimate reality reported by mystics. (2) the belief that direct knowledge of God, spiritual truth, or ultimate reality can be attained through subjective experience (such as intuition or insight). The idea of having a mystical experience seems incredibly magical to most of us […]

FOUR ELEMENTS

ELEMENTUM The great philosophers of ancient Greece wrestled with the really large questions in their attempt to understand the true nature of reality. In modern times the debate rages on as we struggle with the understanding we are both the observer and the observed. If quantum mechanics has done anything for philosophy it’s help shape […]

CHRIST AND KHARMA

CHRISTS WORDS In the gospel of the new testament it state that Jesus “breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’ “ As you well know, the Holy Spirit is the breath of […]

PRATTITAYASAMUTPADA

EVERYTHING LEANS Healthy patterns of thinking are said to enhance our lives while unhealthy patterns tend to be frowned upon. Yet, if we look at any scenario from an unbiased state we can unearth a deeper truth. Let’s consider that emotional states are a type of informed power designed to aid us in making decisions. […]