May 2016

On Presence

On Presence

Presence is praise for what is right in front of us and what is always right in front us an expression of the Divine. Therefore presence is in a sense a sustained state of worship.  The Buddhists refer to it as open-eyed meditation. Presence heals.  Presence uplifts.  Presence is available if you choose… Read More

Animal and Insect Helpers

In Balinese culture there is awareness that the Divine speaks to us humans through symbols.  Symbolically the Divine may communicate to us through the animal and insect kingdoms.  This is recognized not only in Bali, but also in many indigenous and native cultures.  In Bali monkeys are highly honored for their playfulness, community, and curiosity. … Read More

Symbols Support Remembrance

Recently I was in Bali.  One thing that I love and appreciate about Balinese culture is the daily rituals and ceremonies that celebrate the Divine. Although, I believe the Divine is everywhere…in all things and in every moment, I have a tendency to associate and recognize the Divine more easily when it is in symbolic… Read More

Divine Love

Divine Love

How would your life be lived if you had reverence for who and what you truly are? Our genes come from God’s genes, so why do we treat ourselves as if we are less than?  This not an exercise in judgment, we are all plenty good at that, rather this is an exercise in compassionate… Read More

Can Death Happen Before Death?

“I felt as though I couldn’t relate to anyone around me – or more accurately, that others couldn’t relate to me.  If I thought about going back to work, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do.  Nothing felt right anymore.  I felt as though I didn’t fit in with the people of this… Read More

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