Category Archives: Lessons

We Can Only Save Ourselves!

The deeper we move into our inner spiritual work, the more we become aware of the subtle temptations of the ego – especially those we would never have thought of as ego-attachments because our cultural conditioning tells us these are … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Spiritual Bypass

Spiritual bypass can best be described as: “the tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks”(Welwood, J. (2000) [1984]. “Between heaven and earth: principles of inner work”. … Continue reading

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Lovers and Liars: You Say You’re a Christian?

If we say that we are Christian but are selective about who and how we love, we are liars. Rather, we are wounded and broken people who have not yet come to know the fullness of God’s unmerited and unconditional … Continue reading

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The Complicit Feminine – Owning Our Own Unholiness

As the veils continue to fall, unmasking the unholy masculine as it has been present within our world (especially as it has been expressed through sexual violence against women and children), we would be remiss if we did not also … Continue reading

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ZERO Tolerance – what is wrong now WAS wrong then!

As the news began to pour in over the allegations of sexual misconduct by Matt Lauer and then Garrison Keillor, social media just as quickly filled with questions of disbelief.  I agree that we should all be innocent until proven … Continue reading

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Big Endings Lead to Big Beginnings

  Every day as part of my morning ritual, I pull one card from my Gnostic Tarot of the Saints deck (Robert M. Place 2001). For the past three mornings, I have pulled the Death card.  While the appearance of … Continue reading

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What We Do in the Shadows

In response to Monday’s blog, You Can Run But You Can’t Hide, Dennis Fuhr, a frequent commenter on this blog shared some profound observations and questions: Your piece has led me to think a little more about the darkness, the … Continue reading

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You Can Run but You Can’t Hide!

The gift and curse of being a catalyst How many times have you heard the light of a candle used as an example of the function of the light “filling a previously darkened room with light?” The problem with this … Continue reading

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Union – Available NOW!

My latest book, Union – A Year of Spiritual Lessons and Practices with Mary Magdalene is available NOW through Amazon! Mary Magdalene is many things to many people, but to the initiated, she is the Beloved of Christ, his co-equal … Continue reading

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“Satan’s” Impeccable Timing

Lessons on confronting the adversary…   Saturday morning I was reminded that Satan is real. “He” showed up on my doorstep in the person condemning me to hell for, in so many words, being a witch.  I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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