If we follow Jesus, serving those hurt by oppressive systems is our work. But Jesus also taught us to change the systems that hurt people in the first place. If we want to change the world, the job before us is to rebalance our win-lose systems.
Meditation is an essential practice on the spiritual journey. But it challenges all our established internal habits. That means to gain the benefits of the practice, we need to develop some complementary skills — staying when we want to leave — seeing when we want to avoid — settling in for a long journey with […]
When we find ourselves looking into the abyss, we struggle to reverse course because our path there was unconscious. Spiritual practices help us to “wake up”, observe our false-selves and discern the next right step.
A whole industry goes to work every day, trying to get you and me to want stuff. Not stuff our souls need. Not stuff that takes us toward the lives we really want… Just stuff. And we suffer the consequences.
Our consumerist culture has perverted our instincts toward relationships. When we approach relationships from a transactional posture, only concerned about what we’ll get, what we get is anxiety and depression.
Endlessly chasing after stuff — thinking it will meet a need or fill a void. Nope. It’s an exercise in futility — trying to meet higher level needs with lower level tools. Better — chase awakening to the deep reality that we belong, we fit.
After we grieve the loss of old thinking about God, our tradition invites us to a more expansive experience of God. Grieving the loss of the old ways, helps us prepare for the new ways of seeking, knowing, interacting, and relating. SUNDAY SLIDE DECK
Our Enlightenment-era, reformation God metaphors were stellar – for the Enlightenment era. But this new era begs new, expanded God metaphors, which will require our approach to God interactions to update as well. SUNDAY SLIDE DECK
In our haste to throw out the superstition bathwater 500 years ago, our mystical tradition of direct encounter with God was tossed too. Slowly, we are reclaiming this tradition and finding ways to relate to God in us. SUNDAY SLIDE DECK
By Robin Camu What does the “Heart” or heart center mean? Heart-dominant people tend to feel first, and then they think and then they know. We often believe that our feelings always tell us the truth. But we need the sum total of our feelings, thoughts and instincts to fully know the truth. What does […]