Life


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


shared from Rev. Michelle’s Friday Morning Musing

From This Thing Called You, by Ernest Holmes pg. 60 Everything you have ever thought, said, done, seen, learned or experience, has left an imprint upon your subconscious mind. This subconscious also contains memory images of your family life, your ancestral background and the sum total of what the whole world has thought or believed.These memories are not dead things. Quite the reverse, they are active. From The Principles of Healing, by H.B. Jeffrey pg. […]


Our Spiritual Nature

Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits. A world lives within you. No one else can bring you news of this inner world. ~ Anam Ċara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom   Our spiritual nature is an inextricable part of us. Yet, while we do not wear it on our sleeve, it does live within us and there is evidence of it all around us. Nature is […]


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 […]


Staying in Pain-Stuck in the Mud

This is something we say we don’t want ever, yet we seem to not be willing to let go of our stories easily. “He did this to me and my life is over” or “she/he cheated on me and I’ll never find another love” or “the bank turned down my loan, and now I’ll be ruined!” We create unnecessary pain for ourselves by wallowing in our stories and making the story our life, when it’s […]


As within, so without…

This phrase is Biblical in nature, or so I assumed. It turns out it’s a bit of Hermetic wisdom, or at least a paraphrase of “as above, so below…” It is still a great piece of wisdom to live by. If you believe as I do that what you believe ultimately manifests in and as your life in one way or another, this phrase reinforces that premise. Sort of like the phrase “you are what […]


Take your head out of your past!

Most of the time, we think of death as being the end of life. The definition for rebirth is “to be born again!” Put the two together, dying to the old” and “born again,” and you have what many evangelicals refer to as being “Born again.” I think of being born again as being a daily event at the very least. Every day of our life we have “stuff” happen in our lives, which offer […]