Getting Real

Today, I need to get personal, and I need to get real.  I could ask the question, "What does it take to become a minister?", or make a comment regarding hypocrisy, and how most people (including myself), will make complaints about what other people are doing, but refuse  to see it in themselves. Today, I'm … Continue reading Getting Real

Living Up to Expectations

For most of my life I tried to live up to other people's expectations:  family, friends, teachers, etc. Most of the expectations I was expected to live up to were also directly conflictory with other things I was being told.  For example, "you can be anything you want to be, but you can't do ... ".  … Continue reading Living Up to Expectations

The Power Of…

When I was a child, I used to tell my mother, "When I grow up, I am going to have...)", and I would list off all of the things I wanted for my life.  In true fashion for her, my mother would find ways to denigrate every thing I said, and tell me why I … Continue reading The Power Of…

Taking Back Our Choices

Happy 4/20.  Whether you celebrate the day or not, today is a good day to talk about how we are influenced in our daily lives by what happens when big business, government and media meet and we are caught in the middle.  This happens every day, and most of us do  not realize just how … Continue reading Taking Back Our Choices

Emotional Manipulation of the Masses

We've all heard it before:  "She's just using him." or "He's just playing her", referring to one person manipulating another.  But how often do we stop and consider how much we are all manipulated on a minute by minute basis?  We can talk about, we can state that it happens, but how often do we … Continue reading Emotional Manipulation of the Masses

Seeing the Illusion to Create Paradise

Every day I see headlines in the news, and I wonder how much of it is true.  I see so many people who have been brainwashed into believing a particular viewpoint based on what may very well be a lie.  The illusion has been so well built into our system, that even when we are … Continue reading Seeing the Illusion to Create Paradise

Spirituality and Our Health

Today I need to talk about how our diet affects not just our health, but our Spirituality,  our relationship with the Spirit, and our relationship with those around us.  Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that I've been on both sides  - the unhealthy side, and the healthy side.  And there is … Continue reading Spirituality and Our Health

What Happened to Our News?

So I'm sitting here tonight, and I've got a thousand ideas running through my head for what to write about tonight, and I can't settle on a single one.  So I start one of my favorite online hobbies....surfing the news headlines.  As I'm looking at all the blurbs while I'm scrolling down the pages and … Continue reading What Happened to Our News?

Shifting Consciousness

When I was a child, and into my teenage years, there were certain subjects that were considered almost taboo.  Trying to discuss subjects like the paranormal, paganism, psychic abilities, miracles, etc was in many cases likely to get you ostracized or shunned.  At the very least, the people you tried to talk to would likely … Continue reading Shifting Consciousness

Illusions

What is an illusion?  Is an illusion a lie that someone creates to hide the truth from us, or is it a mask that we use to hide from the truths we don't want to see? Is our first illusion the fact that we choose to hide from truth? This is a question that I … Continue reading Illusions