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Democracy and Aristocracy in Orthodox Christian Spiritual Experience

A good friend recently made a very kind assumption about me: that, if I had experienced God, I would not be willing to admit it. I haven’t answered the friend’s email yet, but it has made me think about my spiritual “privacy policy.” 543 more words

Orthodox Christianity

Human Beings Having a Virtual Experience

¨We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.¨

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

This credo by the French philosopher Pierre Chardin is something that really strikes a chord with me.  697 more words

What is the Spiritual Way?

Most of us have gone through life and, at one time or another, we’ve asked ourselves, “What is the meaning of life?”, “Why am I here?”, or the really burning question, “Is there life after death?”

Human Experience

Exploring Heathenry

For a long time, I’ve been a Celtic polytheist/Druid and a Hellenic polytheist, and while I still have an interest in the Greek gods, I feel the context of the culture is much too foreign to me, though I have tried grounding more in American culture. 407 more words

Ethics

T.G.I.F. - Gratitude Friday

My top three for this week:

3.)  A beautiful long bike ride filled with conversation with God and abundant blessings.

2.)  My dad telling me on the phone how much he’s enjoying my novel and how proud he is of me.  90 more words

Gratitude

Spirit and Synchronicity

A member of my congregation wanted to share with our prayer group an experience that she found most comforting, but was hesitant for fear of what others might think. 2,329 more words

Mysticism