The message that for many years spiritual teachers have been sharing—that “you are creating your own reality”—can be a dangerous teaching if it is not fully explained. There are two things you must know about the “you create your own reality” teaching
Last week I offered here what I called Advice #1 on Grief: Let it out. Find a friend, go to your pastor, minister, rabbi or ulama, check out a grief-and-loss counselor, get to an emotional support group...find someone with whom to let it out. This week---Advice #2: spiritual healing for a wounded heart.
We are not paying enough attention to our health. Not as individuals, and certainly not as a planet. This is the single most important factor in our physical lives, and most of us are simply not paying enough attention to it.
The views and the experience of humanity on so many things have been impacted by what our teachers have told us about God and about God’s. Today we shall look at what many of us have been told that GOD WANTS regarding Will and Suffering. And then, finally, we’ll explore God’s desires regarding Morality and Death.
Why is life turning out the way it is turning out? Why is love so often so hard to find, and then to keep? Why is goodness and kindness and compassion and even a smiling face sometimes so hard to find in our day-to-day experience?
"How is that a God of mercy can be such an isolationist and so intolerant to other views? How can a God of infinite mercy condemn anyone for anything? Why condemn magic that heals? Why condemn for eternity those transgressions that are momentary?"
We continue this week in our extraordinary exposition on how to move into what I have been calling The Holy Experience. Last week we said here that meditators are often told that a good way to begin their practice is to listen to the sound of their own breath.
People hurt each other in relationships because they do. They do it because they do. There is no larger reason for it, such as “working out karma from past lives,” etc. It’s just something that happens. It’s part of life. Nobody hurts another out of villainous intent.