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Vasu deva kutum bakam. ~ Sanskrit mantra (The whole world is my family. From expanded awareness, I feel my connection to everyone.)

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In this time of dramatic change all around the planet, it’s easy to lose sight of some basic facts of life:

  • We’re all in this together. We always have been.
  • There is no us versus them. There is only oneness. “Them” is “us.”
  • There are no boundaries except those we’ve created while laboring under the grand illusion we’re all separate.
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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 sixth 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

posticon Finding Humor in the Roman Catholic Church by John Cali and Spirit

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Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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You’ve heard my spirit guides and me talking about the Roman Catholic Church many times in these posts. But today we would like to focus on the funny side of the church.

That’s right — even the Roman Catholic Church can be funny. Although you would have never known it when I was growing up in the church.

So just sit back, relax, and enjoy these three short, funny videos.Read more

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Your angels are always sending you signs of their presence and love, such as feathers, flowers, lights, numbers, and music. ~ Doreen Virtue

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One cold and cloudy day in September 1992, my dog Schnapsi and I were strolling through a grove of evergreen trees in Yellowstone National Park. Suddenly there was an energy, a huge presence both of us felt. It was almost overwhelming.

We stopped dead in our tracks and just stood there, wondering what was coming next.Read more

posticon Angels, Demons, and Pope Francis by John Cali and Spirit

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Luca_Giordano_-_The_Fall_of_the_Rebel_Angels_-_WGA9019Artist: Luca Giordano, 1632—1705

As some of you know, I grew up in the Roman Catholic Church, and spent many years in Catholic schools. I graduated from a Jesuit college.

I loved the Jesuits because back then, when the church was still entrenched in the Middle Ages (it seemed to me), they were the vanguard, the forward thinkers.

Nonetheless, the Jesuits still taught traditional theology and philosophy. But they added an exciting new perspective, in contrast to everything I’d been taught before.Read more