Category Archives: God

The Heart is NOT GUILTY

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” – the Bible (Jeremiah 17:9) I was taught this from a young age. I was taught to suspect my own heart of all kinds of evil. … Continue reading

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Coming home

A couple thousand years ago, a great spiritual teacher told a story about a young man leaving home, and it went something like this: There’s a wealthy family, with a prosperous enterprise, and it seems like everything is going well. … Continue reading

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In praise of atheism

In yesterday’s post, I suggested that the “new age movement” has gone from a small group of spiritual pioneers, to a more dogmatic mainstream religion. I am not basing this on any scientific examination, of course. Being spiritual means I … Continue reading

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Talking with God on the phone

At Burning Man 2006, there was a phone booth where you could talk to God. That’s what the sign said. You could just pick up the phone in that payphone booth in the middle of the desert and God would … Continue reading

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Everyday Miracles

The last couple days, I’ve had a couple experiences of connection with higher wisdom, or divine source, or whatever you want to call it. It’s basically a miracle. I mean, you could just call it a good mood. We don’t … Continue reading

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Surrender

Lots is said in spiritual circles and 12-step programs about “surrender.” Most of us like to ignore it or interpret it in such a way that we can avoid the call. What comes to mind when you hear the word … Continue reading

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More than we can bear

There is this myth going around that “God never gives us more than we can bear.” If that were true, then nobody would ever starve, or escape into drug addiction, or commit suicide. If we only ever experienced what we … Continue reading

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