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When contemplation and action meet

When contemplation and action meet

It is my deep conviction that any meaningful religious or spiritual approach must also really address the key issue of today - and that is a world that works for all. Disparities and inequalities in income and opportunities are become so huge, environmental...

So, what could I myself do?

So, what could I myself do?

Photo - Merrit Thomas - Unsplash What a powerful message of hope that the Covid 19 lesson has brought even some of the most entrenched defenders of the System to start questioning its existence! After all, is it not incredible that a little beastie (virus) so...

The magic of appreciation

The magic of appreciation

A few years ago, I discovered with wonder a new form of magic: expressing appreciation to others for something they had done. And modern life offers us a thousand different opportunities to manifest that magic. A small example: I live in a community that makes a...

Am I a world citizen?

Am I a world citizen?

We live in an infinitely benevolent, ever loving, universe …. but a very, very strange humanly (dis)organized world! After all, a world where a tiny virus weighing a microgram can upset the world economy in a few weeks is either inhabited by a very, very clever...

Guest Blog: John O’Donohue on blessing

Guest Blog: John O’Donohue on blessing

The great Irish poet and writer remains a rare master of the English language. His use of words is unique. This month we quote from the introduction to that magical book of blessings of his, To Bless the Space Between Us. PP “It would be infinitely lonely to live in a...

The coronavirus: A Blessing in Disguise?

The coronavirus: A Blessing in Disguise?

Pierre Pradervand If a small virus carried by a minuscule bat in the boondocks of China can send the whole world reeling, then apparently there is something in the system which urgently needs healing, and this includes the possibility of major surgery. Eliza Gilkyson...

Self-Completeness

Self-Completeness

Guest blog ~  Joel S. Goldsmith Once more, Joel Goldsmith - one of a tiny handful of non-dual thinkers of Christian origin (but who very much formulated his own original and powerful vision of this teaching) - stresses that we are nothing of ourselves, any more than a...

Expressing appreciation

Expressing appreciation

There are many activities in our societies that seem of little significance or “unimportant,” but that is such a superficial view of things. It bears repeating that the humblest activity performed with love certainly uplifts the human race more than a high prestige or...

The joy of service

The joy of service

For one who has discovered the deep, nourishing satisfaction of life lived in a spirit of service, finding opportunities of service becomes one of the joys of life. And there are so, so many such opportunities. For those who may be wondering what kind of service they...

2019 Christmas shopping: all records broken?

2019 Christmas shopping: all records broken?

This year we expect that sales will break all records! However, we cannot help but think that this anniversary celebrates the coming to earth of one of humanity’s greatest avatars - who, additionally, lived in total poverty according to his own words. But even this...

Clear intention + blessing = pure spiritual dynamite

Clear intention + blessing = pure spiritual dynamite

“Blessings …serve not only those who emit them, and not only those to whom they are addressed, but all people in the human community.” From Dr. Laszlo's Foreword to 365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World. After a professional career spanning well over 50 years...

A New Way to Worship

A New Way to Worship

by guest Rabbi Rami Shapiro – July 07, 2019 Comment: I love what Rabbi Shapiro writes - it is a major step forward from the rigidified religious practices of the past (and for quite a few, still the present.)  However, after having been most of my life as a member of...

Social implications of oneness

Social implications of oneness

A dominant aspect of mystical experiences all round the world is that the mystics very often see the links of all things - not only between all humans, but between humans and nature, and sometimes they feel a total immersion with the Ground of Being that upholds the...

The power of saying “Yes”

The power of saying “Yes”

Dr. David Hawkins was one of the best-known US psychiatrists in the last third of the past century, before becoming at the end of his career a great seer who influenced thousands via his workshops and his books such as The Power vs. Force.  He once made the (to some...

The essence of true spirituality

The essence of true spirituality

For over 60 years I belonged to forms of organized religion. These still play a useful role for some individuals who need to have verbal formulations of truths and liturgical and cultural forms that reassure and comfort. However, we live in a world where increasingly...

Gentleness

Gentleness

  As our guest blog for this month, we are sharing a Spiritual Teaching and Practice from Paul Ferrini’s   online course Journey from Fear to Love.  Ferrini is the author of over 40 books on love, healing and forgiveness. His unique blend of spirituality and...

Divine simplicity

Divine simplicity

We live in a world of growing complexity not to mention complications. If I did not have a few good friends to help me, I could easily become a Neolithic caveman in the computer field. In almost every single area, especially e.g., health and medicine, we are faced...

A link between blessing and healing?

A link between blessing and healing?

Blessing, in the meaning used on this site and in books* I have written on the practice of blessing, often results in healing.  A perusal of the section on healing testimonies shows that numerous healings or resolutions of “impossible” situations have occurred through...

A Deeper Form of Gratitude

A Deeper Form of Gratitude

Kristi Nelson - Guest blogger - is executive director of A Network for Grateful Living, a global organization offering online and community-based educational programs and practices which inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living, and catalyze the...

Thank you for coming, my immigrant sister and brother!

Thank you for coming, my immigrant sister and brother!

Click here for an audio version of this article read by Marie T. Russell It is most regrettable that most politicians, even at the highest level, ignore the very basics of demography! For instance, the average number of births per women needed to keep a stationary...

The very best New Year’s start

The very best New Year’s start

“I believe it is impossible to live a happy life if one nourishes resentment for some harm done to oneself, or guilt or repressed anger for an error of omission or commission we caused. On the other hand, we become incapable of resentment when we have understood that...