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The Making of the Human Self

How do children develop a sense of self? From the moment they are born, babies are exposed to information that can teach them about who they are. By touching their own face and body, or by kicking and grabbing things, … Continue reading

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The Fabric of Consciousness

Sometime around the turn of the new millennium, I came to a profound spiritual realization. It was the fruit of many years of meditation. The realization made me understand how consciousness integrates everything into a continuous seamless fabric of consciousness, … Continue reading

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The Moment of Awakened Awareness

The ineffable, unmanifest, undifferentiated Consciousness, that journeys to the universe of its manifestations through its mirror-mind, individuates infinitely as the Self.  Is is this Self as the subject knower that becomes increasingly aware in the manifest dimension of object forms … Continue reading

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Accept Yourself

Let us end the year with acceptance starting with ourselves. “Take and accept yourself just as you are, where you are…. Let God work with your faults and limitations. Just recognize them and be with them, without trying to correct … Continue reading

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The Tao Te Ching

Taoism is the mysticism that is indigenous to China. It predates Christianity by at least five hundred years in terms of its first written source. Taoist teachings are attributed to a Chinese sage called Lao Tzu. They are compiled and … Continue reading

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The Four Consents

In his Spiritual Journey series of retreat conference lectures, Fr. Keating speaks of four (4) “consents” that an individual is expected to make at certain stages of life, in order to develop fully into a spiritually mature human person. [The … Continue reading

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Who is my neighbor?

Who is my neighbor? That question first confronted Audrey, a mother of three children. The same question later confronted her friend Tisha Beauchmin, herself a mother of five, and Tisha’s husband, Kevin. Then, the question finally confronted the larger community … Continue reading

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Oneness: Always and Forever

Your oneness with God is absolute, meaning to say that there is nothing — absolutely NOTHING — that separates you from God, has separated you from God in the past, and will ever separate you from God in the future. … Continue reading

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The Story of the Magi

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star … Continue reading

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The Devil, Demonic Possession, and We

On Facebook, where we maintain a presence, a recent chat transpired between a “mystical aspirant” and me about the subjects of the devil and the demonic possession. I am sharing and reproducing the Facebook conversation here. The Mystical Path (TMP): … Continue reading

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