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Of Gratitude and Appreciation

“Expressing gratitude to another, whether it be an acquaintance, a loved one, a stranger, or the Universe itself, acknowledges a cycle of energy exchanged. Like a circuit that completes a transaction, it returns to an open position and awaits a … Continue reading

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God and Permission

For along time now, my observation about people invoking God was a means of granting themselves permission to carry out whatever act they themselves might deem questionable and do it with perfect impunity.

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Whose God are we talking about?

God and Jesus, are two of the most misunderstood and widely misquoted of sources. I feel compassion for them. But then again, this is the gift that I believe is the essence of MY God.

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The Power of Love and the Love of Power

It was Jimi Hendrix who was prescient enough to realize that our struggle with love and power is the decisive battle of our time. How we share and utilize them, where we spend them, and what we do in their … Continue reading

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Does God need us?

God, Version 10.0 has just been released. The qualities are as follows: quantum mechanics have replaced miracles. God’s word may now be read in the DNA molecule, Viral marketing has supplanted the proselytizing, and finally, money is the new manna. … Continue reading

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Hate vs. Water

Religious wars are always heresy’s.  Is there any doctrine out there that actually says “I am God, go kill in my name?” Yeah, if you read the Old Testament God was quite into smoting and smiting. Be that as it … Continue reading

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The Divine, the Supreme, and the Omnipotent

It is the supreme act of personal power to declare for oneself what feels and is classified as divine…meaning important, exultant, and spiritually grand. But omnipotence, varying from the definition supplied by Christianity, refers to the willingness to allow oneself … Continue reading

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Religion and God

Religion and God are not at all inextricably linked. While almost every religion claims the right to designate a higher power, what happens all to often, is the hierarchical authority claims to be the vessel of God…and no one else. … Continue reading

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The God of Money

Metaphysics aside, mysticism discarded, and religion dispossessed the power that most seek, the talisman that most people worship, and the substance of creation that rivals the Eucharist of choice, the defacto God that has many a false idol erected to … Continue reading

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Being God is all about Power and Love.

Love is that indefinable sense of rightness that underscores the strength of any relationship. If God is Love, as so many religions and spiritual traditions tell us, and to seek love is the highest aspiration that a human being can … Continue reading

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