Being a person with big plans and lots of ideas for the future, I’ve noticed that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the choices and responsibilities. Taking one day at a time helps out, and for a long time I’ve had a framed print in my meditation room that shares that intent. It’s a […]
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With all of the chaos that occurs in the world it can seem at times that we are helpless bystanders unable to assist in an effective way. What can we do, particularly when the problems seem so large and often far away? Here are some simple guidelines to consider: Raise Your Consciousness. Without higher consciousness […]
Perhaps you’ve heard this poem, Our mind is the garden Our thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers Or you can grow weeds. As my wife, Nancy, and I were admiring the vegetable garden at our home, she commented on how well the garden is doing and credited her earlier effort in the […]
As I was lying in the sun today I was thinking of how uncomprehensible Spirit seems to be and how infantile my understanding. It’s easy to think of Spirit as Father, Mother, Friend, and think of the essence of Spirit in our selves and creation. But what is Spirit really? Those little “essences” seem like […]
Editors Note: This article is an excerpt from a larger document that is part of a fund raising effort for projects of Inner Path Los Angeles. THE ISSUE AT HAND As much as we often berate society for the problems of the world, in truth, it really comes down to each one of us, as […]
You may have heard that the best way to overcome a bad habit is simply to replace it with a better one. That works spiritually as well, in that we can learn to replace ego identification with awareness of our Self as Soul. To do that effectively, however, ones needs experiential proof of our spiritual […]
Here’s a song verse for you. Some day I’ll get around to making a video so you can see the song being sung and hear the song in it’s entirety. We are One in the Spirit We are One in the Lord, And we pray on this day That our Oneness be restored. For we […]
When your life is surrendered to Spirit the ego subsides. In that place you can trust your inner guidance. If you’re not there yet, then follow your heart. Feel for the presence of expansion or contraction, and be attentive to not confuse emotion with true feelings of the heart. They are not the same. If […]
People don’t realize that Spirit wants to give us All of Itself. The problem is that we’re often unable to receive it. It’s our sense of “self” that gets in the way and limits our capacity. Paramhansa Yogananda once said, “The ocean cannot be received in a cup unless the cup is made as large […]
As anyone knows who has worked with a pendulum or done muscle testing, how one poses the question and their intent behind it, is very important. For example, there’s a problem when one asks Spirit the simple question, “What’s in my highest good?” Which “my” are we referring to? Even when the “my” is meant to mean “my souls” highest […]
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