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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Welcoming the Taboo Thoughts

By on Sep 28, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 4 comments

  A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there is work to be done.                                                       Ram Das Loving, hating, having expectations: all these are attachments. Attachments prevent growth of one’s true being.                                                       Lao Tzu I see a trend in spiritual...

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Feathered Friends

By on Sep 3, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

Something opens our wings Makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us. We taste only sacredness. Rumi As with my posting on 10/13/16, this posting is about an experience at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston which has become one of my favorite places. I go there three or four times a month. I am personally so grateful to have this place...

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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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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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Dream Work As Part of the Spiritual Path

By on Jan 16, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

Working with dreams has been a vital part of my spiritual practice throughout most of my adult life. In this posting I will speak in a theoretical way about dreams and their purpose. The next post will discuss strategies for working with dreams and their meanings so that dreams can be incorporated into a spiritual practice. The modern understanding of dreams began...

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Ending Harassment

By on Dec 31, 2017 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

In this posting I will again focus on #metoo which is continuing to force a confrontation with the plague of sexual harassment and assault. The Divine Feminine continues to rise up to meet this evil. I believe it is the central spiritual issue of our time. Spiritual people need to be wise as serpents, gentle as doves and absolutely, utterly relentless about this. I...

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#MeToo: A Sacred Masculine Lens

By on Nov 24, 2017 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

Once again the Divine Feminine is moving to intervene in our cultural crisis. Right after the inauguration she roared by marching in the street of many communities. Now she roars with a flood of reports of sexual abuse, harassment, assault and mistreatment. Once again she takes the lead calling all of us to face our individual, national and cultural shadow....

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