Honesty

Who among us hasn’t also tried to hide from that which was real and true?

As I reflected on the dishonest attempt by Mick West to debunk Billy Meier’s UFO film, for a moment I saw an overgrown child, with no self-awareness of how transparent his motives were, fearfully and from atop a ladder, desperately trying to make some bogeyman or imagined monster go away in order to rid himself of the perceived threat to whatever safer version of reality he’d constructed and clung to.

Truly, who among us, at some point in our own lives, hasn’t also tried to hide from, or lashed out desperately against, that which was real and true but that we perceived, for whatever reasons, to be an existential threat to our own being and sense of self? [...]  READ MORE

It’s Graduation Day

Life has pushed us into the pool and for some it may feel like the deep end

When one reads this rather sobering information, it’s very easy to fall into denial, despair, hopelessness, depression, etc.

But instead of succumbing to that, it’s better to view this as the opportunity to really put into practice the spiritual teaching.

While many of us read and discuss the teaching in terms of broad stroke aspects of our lives, reflecting on how and when we first found it, the improvements we’ve made in our personal lives because of it, etc., we now have the opportunity to make a quantum leap in both our own understanding and our application of it. [...]  READ MORE

The Free Eight-Minute Meditation

How to regain conscious control over our thoughts, feelings and actions

It’s always the season for self-awareness but ever more so as the holiday season presses and stresses upon us.

So I invite you to take a an eight-minute break that will introduce you to the process I originally titled Standing in Spirit, as was suggested to me by one of the first persons I taught it to.

As is explained in the spiritual teaching, and elaborated upon in the new translation of the Talmud Jammnuel, we should really be using the term consciousness, instead of spirit at this point in our evolution. [...]  READ MORE