Monthly Archives: September 2013

posticon The Veil Between God and Humans by John Cali

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Divine Light by Andrew Kudrin

One of our readers recently asked me this question:

In all the work that you do with Spirit, are you aware of a sense of the consciousness, itself, being the veil between God and man?”

Here’s my reply:

My own personal experience is that consciousness itself is the link, the common ground between God and us. After all, we are God.

“The only difference between God and us, or between spirit guides and us, is that we have temporary human bodies.… Read more

posticon Always Speak Your Truth Kindly by John Cali

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The Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu
Image by Carey Linde

One of my favorite Dalai Lama quotes is “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

And another: “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

One of our recent newsletter articles was Always Speak Your Truth Fearlessly. Some folks, including me in earlier years, take that to mean speak your truth aggressively with no regard or consideration for others. That, as I see in hindsight, is a very bad policy.Read more

posticon What Is Forgiveness and Why Do You Need It? by John Cali

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Auschwitz, Nazi Prison Camp

I have a childhood friend, Sue (not her real name) who hates her mother. And her mother’s been dead for years! But Sue has not let go of her hatred. It’s killing her—literally. Her health is a shambles.

I knew Sue’s mother very well. We were close friends, despite the difference in our ages. She was not the monster Sue remembers her as. But even if she had been, is it worth it to Sue to keep killing herself bit by bit?Read more

posticon Always Speak Your Truth Fearlessly By John Cali

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The Death of Socrates
by Jean-François-Pierre Peyron (public domain)

Many years ago I graduated from a Jesuit college. They required all students to study philosophy every year. I was fascinated by the subject, and one of my favorite philosophers was the ancient Greek, Socrates.

Socrates was condemned to death for speaking his truth—as he always did fearlessly.

William Shakespeare famously said, To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”

One of my all-time favorite writers, Richard Bach, said “Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.”

Finally, another of my favorite people, Pope Francis, recently said “Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.” That’s quite a different perspective from the Catholic Church I grew up in.Read more

posticon Listen: How To Help Others Heal by John Cali

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A few days ago I was chatting with an old friend. We have a good relationship, but she’s very talkative, and not always a good listener. That sometimes creates tension between us.

This particular day I decided to just listen to her, and keep my words to a minimum. She’s been having some daunting challenges in her work and personal life. She talked a long time, and I mostly listened.

After she was done, and we were about to say goodbye, she paused and looked me directly in the eye.Read more