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posticon Do You Know Where You’ll Go When You Die?

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You have traveled in dreams while safe at home with Me. ~ A Course in Miracles

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A few weeks ago someone asked me, “Do you know where you’ll go when you die?” My answer: “Yes.”

It was a quiet Sunday afternoon, and I was enjoying a few hours off from my work. The loud knock at my front door brought me abruptly out of a lazy, peaceful place.

There were two men at the door, and I knew instantly why they were there.Read more

posticon What Is the One, True Religion?

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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

posticon The Simplest Way to Make the Best of Other People’s Opinions

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Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. ~ Albert Einstein

always trust yourself above other people's opinionsTrusting Yourself Is Always a Good Start

I still remember the time, years ago, when I got my first “hate mail.” It almost literally knocked the breath out of me. I wondered how anyone could hate this work I do that much.

Since then, of course, I’ve gotten a lot more.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

always be happyAlways Be Happy

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

posticon Salvation by John Cali and Spirit

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My salvation comes from me and only from me. ~ A Course in Miracles

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I grew up in the Roman Catholic Church. Back in those days we were taught we could find salvation only through faithfully following Rome’s rigid rules and regulations. And if you screwed up (that is, “sinned”) your only hope of salvation was being forgiven by a priest in the confessional.

You were not worthy to approach God directly for forgiveness — or for anything else. There was a part of the Catholic Mass service, just before the communion, where we always said “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.”

No wonder so many of us grew up with a lack of self-worth.Read more