Giving up the Climb

By on Dec 9, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

(This post is a follow up to and even embodiment of “Welcoming Taboo Thoughts” from 9/28/18.) The central axis around which my current spiritual journey revolves is radical self-acceptance. This involves letting go of all need to improve, better myself, control my ego, or purify my energy. After all these years of workshops, book reading, pod-cast listening,...

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A New Feathered Friend

By on Nov 18, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

I was in Rutland State Park in early September planning to get pictures of the sunrise. In that sense the trip fizzled since the sky was very thickly cloud covered. But other gifts were revealed. As I hiked around Whitehall Pond, I spied an Egret in the northwest corner and sought to get closer for some pictures which required traveling a circuitous route around a...

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The Nothingness of God

By on Nov 4, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 2 comments

To search for God is to insult God. Meister Eckhart The quest for true self and the quest for God is a distinction without a difference. Parker Palmer God is easily, and often, misconstrued as a something. But God does not exist as a thing, any sort of thing, a thing among other things. God is not an object among objects. God does not exist as any sort of matter....

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Apophatic/Cataphatic Meditation

By on Oct 14, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 1 comment

THE LEVEL OF WORDS God has said, “The images that come with human language do not correspond to me, but those who love words, must use them to come near.” Just remember, it’s like saying of the king, “He is not a weaver.” Is that praise? Whatever such a statement is, words are on that level of God knowing. RUMI In all my years of meditating I have mostly focused on...

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Immigration: Seeking a Middle Way

By on Aug 25, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Leviticus 19:34 Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” Matthew 14:16 Immigration is one of the most divisive issues we face. In this posting I am seeking a moderate even somewhat...

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Returning

By on Aug 4, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 1 comment

Ah, the joy of a Sabbatical! It’s like an extended sabbath renewing the mind, body and Soul. After taking these three months off from my blog, I can now return to this part of my work with new energy and intention. I will continue with my blog in much the same pattern as I have employed previously. The focus on spiritual thinking and experience will continue. Over...

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Sabbatical Time

By on Apr 29, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

After four years and 72 postings I have decided it is time for a sabbatical. I’ll return to posting in early July. This will be an opportunity to evaluate my blog and where I am going with it. To do this properly I need to step away for a while.

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Dream Work II: Strategies for Working with Dreams

By on Feb 12, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

In my last posting I shared some thoughts about the theoretical background of dream work. The focus there was on meaning of dreams and their place in human consciousness. In this posting I will speak of the practical matters and techniques involved in dream work. PREPARATION: 1. The first step is to set the intention to remember dreams. Each night as you are falling...

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