Have you ever noticed that hanging out with certain “new-age spiritual” people is a lot like hanging out with certain people from church or temple? There’s an attitude of “my way is the RIGHT way” and everyone else is misguided if not downright Wrong (with a capital J).
I was brought up sort of Jewish. My bar mitzvah was one of the most emotionally harrowing experiences of my life as I was pushed to choose sides between my mother and father on what was supposed to be the most important religious and personal day of my life. A year later, as I sat in temple for my best friend’s bat mitzvah, I watched her relatives and friends … Read the rest
Everything is perfect. Or is it?
Everything happens in perfect timing. Or does it?
In the “spiritual” world we talk about perfection a lot. We use the word “perfect” to describe all situations in a way of telling ourselves that God/Universe/All-that-is knows better than we do and even if we don’t understand the Divine Plan we know that it’s perfect anyway.
But when we talk about perfection we are talking about something that has no flaws. Sorry to break the news to you, but EVERYTHING has flaws.
We can still say that the flaws are perfect, but let’s get real for a minute. If perfect is perfect then there are no flaws.
We can say that something is perfect for … Read the rest
We all know that 2+2=4. So when you go the store and purchase 2 items that cost $2 each you remember that (or do the math in your head in the moment, cuz that’s how you roll) and you don’t pay $5 for it (assuming the tax isn’t 25%).
Knowledge doesn’t mean a whole lot if you don’t apply it.
- You KNOW that meditation makes you feel better, but you don’t do it every day.
- You KNOW that when someone insults you it says nothing about you, but you get insulted anyway.
- You KNOW that we are all one, but you feel isolated and alone.
- You KNOW that resistance is futile, but you resist, argue, hide, and push anyway.
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I used to be soooo angry. It’s one of the side effects of having a victim mentality. And it’s a hard habit to break. It makes you feel powerful (or least pretend power). It makes you feel like you are DOING something (even though you really aren’t).
The last few weeks I’ve had plenty of opportunities to be angry about my circumstances. My motorcycle that I waited 35 years for isn’t running and the mechanic is backed up 3 to 4 weeks before he can see me. I lost a long-time client from my web business. I’m sleeping even less than normal.
The last two days offered even more anger opportunities as the decisions of managers and other employees at … Read the rest
Is the honeymoon over on your spiritual pursuits? Have you been following some sort of spiritual path for a while and in the beginning everything was OOOH and AAAHHH and THIS IS AWESOME!!! ? And then “reality” set in and you realized your life was still poo-poo, your relationships hadn’t changed, your job hadn’t changed, and the people around you not only haven’t changed but they look at you like you lost your mind.
And you start asking why you even bother…
Many of you know that I realized a 35 year old dream recently when I bought my first motorcycle. I took my class and got my license last October. Just in time for the winter… so no new … Read the rest
I’ve been sick lately. Progressively, annoyingly sick. Getting colds every other month, then even more frequently. Robin posted something about it on Facebook and all our spiritual friends came running to the rescue. Take this herb. Try that natural remedy. Strengthen your connection to God/Universe/etc. And many other very well-intentioned suggestions.
I’d already tried them all. Nothing worked.
Finally I did something I haven’t done in probably a dozen years. I went to the doctor. I told him of my recurring bouts with colds and flu-like symptoms. He told me it was allergies. I said, doc… you don’t understand. This isn’t just a stuffy nose. My body hurts, my lungs don’t work. That’s not allergies.
He looked me in the … Read the rest