God had a quandary. She wanted to bring us to an enlightened state but She could not just give it to us (we have free will). So, She had to develop the means for us to get it on our own. She had to create a process (a middle step) between ignorance and enlightenment that would facilitate our transition into enlightenment.
Life is an endless parade of challenges. Decisions to be made, situations to address, things to do, opportunities to take, threats to avoid and problems to overcome. From a strictly human perspective life can be pretty bumpy. People get hurt, dreams are crushed, desires squelched. What causes us to do what we do? What motivates us? We tend to viewRead more
If I were to say that emotions play a role in disease, you would agree. If I said that emotions cause disease, some of you would agree. Now, If I said this to your physician, I’d get the equivalent of a blank stare. He wouldn’t deny it outright, but he could not bring himself to accept it either. Emotional causalityRead more
You live in an energy bubble. You cannot see it, you won’t even notice that it is there. It is different from your aura or the energy of your chakras. This bubble has one purpose: to create separation between you and the hurts and slights of the world. It monitors, edits, filters, distorts and otherwise manipulates everything that comes inRead more
Paddy and Mike were sitting in McGuire’s having a pint and watching the comings and goings in the brothel across the street. As they sat there, Rev. Barnes, the local Baptist minister, wandered into the disreputable establishment. Paddy remarked, “Sure it’s a shame to see a man of the cloth goin’ bad.” A while later, Rabbi Goldberg came downRead more