Monthly Archives: April 2016

posticon Why Is the World So Screwed Up?

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Nothing real can be threatened; nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God. ~ A Course in Miracles

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Every Day Is an Adventure, A New Beginning

Some of the most frequent questions we get in private readings go something like this:

  • Is there something wrong with me?
  • What’s going on with my body?
  • Why am I feeling so scattered and scared?
  • Why is the world so screwed up?

Most of us, particularly if we’re spiritually conscious and aware, have probably asked ourselves those questions, or something similar.Read more

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Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. ~ Chief Seattle

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Chief Seattle, 1780–1866

As most of you probably know, this past week we celebrated Earth Day on April 22. That’s the anniversary of the 1970 founding of our modern environmental movement. The movement sprung from the efforts of United States Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.

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Your Mother Earth is a living, breathing entity, just as your physical bodies are.Read more

posticon The Spiritual Power of Pets

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The more we learn of the true nature of non-human animals, especially those with complex brains and corresponding social behavior, the more ethical concerns are raised regarding their use in the service of man—whether this be in entertainment, as “pets,” for food, in research laboratories, or any of the other uses to which we subject them. ~ Jane Goodall

 

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Sleeping Dog and Cat

Today we’re doing something a bit different. I hope you enjoy it.

The following is an excerpt from a book by the late Reverend Diane K.Read more

posticon April 2016 Prayers for Peace

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Mahatma Gandhi’s Prayer for Peace

During 2016, we will occasionally feature the peace prayers of the 12 classical world religions, and several other prominent peace prayers. Today’s post is the fourth of this series.

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In 2016 I believe we will see peace on earth, or at least more meaningful movement toward it. But when we look at our world, especially as reflected in the mainstream news media, peace on earth might seem like an impossible dream.

I’ve chased impossible dreams all my life.Read more

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If you look through all the different cultures, right from the earliest, earliest days with the animistic religions, we have sought to have some kind of explanation for our life, for our being, that is outside of our humanity. ~ Jane Goodall

 

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Many Spiritual Traditions and Religions, One Purpose

As a Roman Catholic student long ago, I studied theology for eight years—that is, the theology of the Roman Catholic Church. We were never taught anything about other religions—or that they were as legitimate as the Roman Catholic Church.Read more