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 […]

The Circle of Life

The risen Christ is the standing icon of humanity in its full and final destiny. He is the pledge and guarantee of what God will do with all our crucifixions. ~from Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation 4.1.18 It is with hope that we are able to move beyond all of the desperate, fearful moments of our life. It is in these times that our faith carries us above any hurtful residues of the past that, without […]

Prison or Paradise?

My question today is, “do you believe that you create your life by the thoughts you have? Can you, knowing that there is strife in the world, that there is killing in the world, really believe that you exist in a world of your own creation? Thinking about that for a moment, are you responsible for that killing or that strife? Heady thoughts, aren’t they? Chances are each of us may be to some degree […]

Where is your Attention?

“With intention and attention aligned, we have a lens so finely tuned that it can freeze-frame a nanosecond and zoom into Now. – Kathleen Dowling Singh, The Grace in Aging Are you focused on what you want or is you mind wandering across a spectrum of wants and not-wants, shoulds and shouldn’ts, successes and failures? The sooner you bring your attention into alignment with intention, the sooner you will begin to come back into balance […]

World Peace

Where does “Peace” begin? Many seem to think it begins with one country abdicating some of its power to another country or one faction within a country agreeing to ceasing hostilities with the other side. This is so far from the truth. Why? Because in order to have peace anywhere, the way we look at each other has to change at a fundamental and individual level! In order for that to happen, I must not […]

Practicing the Presence

We are always “in the presence.” What do I mean by that? Being a spiritual person, I believe in God. You can call it Buddha, Mohammed, Great Spirit, Elohim, Divine Source, universal Love, Source Vibration, Divine Impulse, the energetic vibration of the universe, self, or whatever works for you. The problem is, as mere mortals with all sorts of “stuff” going on in our lives, both good and bad by our judgment, we tend to […]

Think about it…

Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. -Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation As we move through our lives, we have thoughts and wishes of what we would like to see in our life and in our world during our life. As we think these thoughts, we put forth a vibration which is the equivalent of each of our thoughts. Those thoughts we act upon become […]