Chasing Acorns . . . Drives Us Nuts

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.

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What’s Found on the Other Side of Loss

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

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Updates Available: God 6.0

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

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When We Mistook the Mystic

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

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Why we should nurture our hearts

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 […]

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All Roads Lead to the Golden Rule

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)

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Stirring Up … Our Gratitude Attitude

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.

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Serving . . . Serves Us

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.

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