Spiritual Texts

In this section we will regularly present texts from all horizons which we hope will help those who are on a spiritual path to progress and to broaden their perspective on what constitutes spirituality which many people tend to encompass in rather narrow limits.

We want all readers to feel welcome and included, and while in these texts we will use “God“ whenever an author chooses that term, we should like to point out that there are many, many different names and attributes for deity: divine or cosmic Love, Creator, Source, Infinite Mind, Allah, Buddha, Jehovah, Great Spirit, It, Universe, Principle, Father-Mother, etc. etc. So please choose what best resonates with you!

The Sun Is Always Shining

The Sun Is Always Shining

If darkness has fallen, know that the sun is shining at this very moment, somewhere not too far away.There are times when gloom or darkness causes us to momentarily lose sight of the light. It is at these times when the thought of the sun can help us. Its warm,...

The Five-Point Upshift Manifesto

The Five-Point Upshift Manifesto

We are sharing a few passages from an inspiring message from Ervin Laszlo: Humanity’s Sacred Mission – 5 Point Upshift Manifesto.Please click on this link to read the entire...

Our Souls in Service

Our Souls in Service

Physician and teacher Rachel Naomi Remen invites readers to a deeper commitment to soul and service:It often seems that the problems in the world are large and overwhelming and there are limits to what we can accomplish as a single person or even as a single group. It...

Don’t give in to gloom and doom

Don’t give in to gloom and doom

No, I won't give in to gloom and doom.My power is laughter, joy, the awareness that something greater vibrates behind the media and the world's dramas.No, I'm not a better person if I suffer with those who suffer.No, I'm not a bad person if I choose to be happy no...

The Prayer of Yes

The Prayer of Yes

by Bunny McBride, from her book Earthshine: Gifts of Reflected Light There is a life force within your soul;seek that life.There is a gem in the mountain of your body;seek that mine.~ RumiSome years ago, darkness came over me like a lunar eclipse. It began in the...

New Year, New Opportunities

New Year, New Opportunities

Joanna Macy (b. 1929) has worked for decades to support the Great Turning, a movement towards life-sustaining cultures and economies. She writes:When a change wants to happen, it looks for people to act through. How do we know when a change wants to happen? We feel...

A Place to Worship

A Place to Worship

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff Magnificent Monastery For the longest time, I wished that I had a church, temple, mosque or synagogue to attend. I could find no special place that called to my heart and helped my soul sing. In years past, there had always been a place: top of a...

Mindfulness of Love

Mindfulness of Love

Buddhist practitioners Peggy Rowe Ward and Larry Ward invite us to engage the breaches of the world with the “mindfulness of love”: The mindfulness tradition calls us home to our true hearts and minds, to the realization of our true identity and our connectedness to...

What If?

What If?

What If?there was a place where we could practicerespecting religious differences while honoring sameness?Perhaps then we could . . .recognize the face of our brother and sisterbeyond color, dress or language. What if?there was a place where we could...

Compassion

Compassion

The following  excerpt was shared during the 2023 Interfaith Compassion Challenge organized by Servicespace.org and is from the foundation of Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism. It was offered by Ray Davis. He is a singer/songwriter, actor and Qabalist. He lives with his...

Excerpt on Gratitude

Excerpt on Gratitude

from Principles of TransformationIntroduction by Fred Burks, Founder of Peers Though I have worked as a language interpreter for George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and many other world leaders, I am in my core a deeply spiritual being committed to personal and global...

Being Judgemental

Being Judgemental

Eckhart Tolle (excerpt)"It is impossible to bless and to judge at the same time. So hold constantly as a deep, hallowed, intoned thought that desire to bless, for truly then shall you become a peacemaker, and one day you shall, everywhere, behold the very face of...

Seeing and Holding in Love

Seeing and Holding in Love

In the same waythat the skysoftly holds the cloudswithout tryingto control their activity,may we hold a spacefor each other. We can do thisby letting our awarenessrest on themwithout the tiniest thoughtthat in this momentthey should be differentin any way. We see...

Sounds of the Genuine

Sounds of the Genuine

Howard ThurmanThere is in every person something that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine ... There is in you something that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. Nobody like you has ever been born and no one like you will ever be born...

Compassion Meditation

Compassion Meditation

Professor and Sister of St. Joseph Catherine Nerney shares a prayer practice that strengthens our compassion for ourselves, one another, and the world: We are called to be compassion for our world. But to grow in this capacity, we must practice, practice, practice the...

Experiencing Your Divinity

Experiencing Your Divinity

Steve Farrell* • Jun 07, 2023In a world that often feels chaotic and uncertain, it’s easy to lose sight of our inherent divinity. Yet, within each of us lies a spark of something greater, something sacred that connects us to the divine. Experiencing your divinity is...

The Karma Yoga of Blessing

The Karma Yoga of Blessing

Karma Yoga is a spiritual teaching found in the Bhagavad Gita, one of the holy scriptures of Hinduism. It recommends a complete detachment of the self from our action – a concept that has also been expressed by other spiritual writers, for example Isaiah’s statement...

The Spirituality of Letting Go

The Spirituality of Letting Go

Fr Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation God* asks only that you get out of God’s way and let God be God in you. - Meister Eckhart, sermon on 1 John 4:9    Father Richard describes the spiritual discipline of detachment as the practice of...

Excerpt from  Eileen Caddy, Opening Doors Within

Excerpt from  Eileen Caddy, Opening Doors Within

“Dedicate yourself this day to me, to my service, and to the service of humanity. Service is a wonderful healer, for as you forget yourself in service, you will find you will grow and expand in the most wonderful way. You will reach great heights and plumb great...