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 […]
The New Year prompts us to check in on our values and our actions. Are we spending our time on what we say we value? A couple things you’ll need to process the lesson 1. watch THIS youtube 2. print out THIS form
Study any religion and you will encounter the Golden Rule. There is no way forward from all that divides us but this. It is as simple . . . and difficult . . . as that. (special thanks to Norman Rockwell)
Our brains have a negative bias. We must be intentional in stirring gratitude, or we can easily zombie through life missing everyday light and love. Stirring gratitude is a simple spiritual practice that returns to us twenty-fold.
Our independent Western instincts lead us away from connectedness. When we feel lonely, isolated and depressed, we focus on fixing ourselves. But counter-intuitively, self-focus only makes us more miserable. When we give ourselves in service to others, we heal ourselves in the process.