Spirit Education Blog


Just a Happy Idiot, part 1

“I’m going to be a happy idiot and struggle for the legal tender.”The Pretender, Jackson Browne   What’s wrong with this picture? Well, first of all, for all the years I’ve listened to and sung along with this song, I’ve sung it wrong according to the excerpt from the lyrics above. It’s important to note here that I am the kind of person that intentionally makes up my own lyrics to songs, but in this […]


Love matters

We all have one heartAnd one heart needs anotherLove, love is all that mattersLove is all that matters, it matters after all.~ Diana Ross, Love is all that Matters The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson What if Christ is a name for the immense spaciousness […]


Make a Joyful Noise

“By following through on conscious choices, we can rewire our responses toward love, trust, and patience. Neuroscience calls this ‘neuroplasticity.’” ~Richard Rohr, The Universal Christ   I watched a video by Jane Goodall this morning on YouTube called Mother Earth (https://youtu.be/48mxaQtbUdU) in which she spoke about the interdependency of all life on the planet. She spoke of how we, as a species have single-handedly in the last 100 years (my words) have managed to cause […]


Everything is a Choice and We Each Have the Freedom to Choose.

“Freedom is a condition of the Soul. As we turn to the kingdom of our inner Self, we find the reign of divine Power in the outer world. As we seek peace within, we find harmony without.” ~Joel Goldsmith, The Art of Meditation   Freedom is something we all search for. Freedom of religion, freedom to be who we’d like to be, freedom from abuse, freedom to choose certain things in our life, freedom to […]


On Seeking

“Our conceptual minds like being involved in searching and seeking and sometimes prolong it, slyly keeping ego alive and kicking in the process, hoping for its own ‘enlightenment.’”~Kathleen Dowling Singh, The Grace in Living There is so much available today for individuals seeking something greater in their lives, so much so, that people spend most of their lives seeking something that seems elusive to them. It seems to me that spending all their time seeking […]


Raise Your Voice to Freedom!

“Raise a glass to freedom something they can never take away.” ~ Lin Manuel Miranda, Hamilton, the Musical “To this day I believe we are here on earth to live, grow, and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.” ~ Rosa Parks “It was during those long and lonely years that my hunger for the freedom of my people became a hunger for the freedom […]


We already have it. We just can’t see it.

“God has nothing to give us. Everything that God is, we already are; all that God has, is already ours. We can come into the experience of this by relaxing from the fear of what we shall or shall not have tomorrow.” -Joel Goldsmith, Practicing the Presence Fear almost always seems to be the primary thing that separates us from our good; fear of not being liked, fear of being alone, fear of not being […]


I Burn for your Peace.

This morning was the World Healing Meditation. I wish to thank everyone that was with us either in person or consciousness. Thank You! Just after I got off the call, I read my daily reading from Fr. Richard Rohr, and had to share this quote he used from Augustine of Hippo, from his work, “Confessions” Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, […]


A Few Thoughts on Suffering

“Suffering is a law of life, and it is essential during this step to acknowledge our own pain or we shall find it impossible to have compassion for the distress of others.”  – Karen Armstrong, 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life Suffering is a term I have always had trouble understanding. In my limited reading on Buddhism, I read a quote from somewhere, that “pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.” Since then I have […]


React or Respond: There is Always a Choice

What the soul sees and has experienced, that it knows; the rest is appearance, prejudice and opinion.” ― Sri Aurobindo “What do you think about that?” someone said to me, referencing something they had heard. “I have no opinion, because I have no knowledge of what happened,” says I. Why do people expect you to jump into a conversation you have no first-hand experience about? I have found over the years, at least for me, that […]


Can Peace be Attained?

I feel obliged to speak a little about Peace as it pertains to today’s world. So much of the world is polarized right now by the political climate that exists, not only in this country, but around the world. So much so, that there no longer seems to be any common ground from which we can begin to build a lasting peace. Yes, all that seems crazy, but I believe it is marking a move […]


What is a world that works for everyone?

What does that look like? How do we get there? Some might say we are there already, and in a limited sense, we are. We are not limited in the possibility that the world can work for everyone, but in our belief that it doesn’t work already.It works right now by the conscious belief that it does or doesn’t. While I may believe it works for me, and it does, another person may feel that […]