Michael was a recent guest on the “Indie Book Publishing” radio program. Host Steve Jorgenson interviewed Michael about his latest book Returning to WHOLENESS…Discovering Ah-Man. Listen to Michael’s interview by clicking HERE.
Changing Bad Habits to Good Habits
If we look closely, we will see that the habits of an average person will rule that person’s day-to-day actions. In general, bad habits block you from reaching your goals in life and fulfilling your potential. It doesn’t matter so much what they are, but it is important to become aware of them and accept the truth of them, and then to take action to begin to change those negative things in your life…
Present vs. Presence
I once spent a weekend at a Buddhist retreat, where the theme was “Being Present.” It was a wonderful time and an awakening experience. I knew the importance of being here now. My life was extremely busy, and my mind was in the past, thinking about something I did wrong (and replaying the moment over and over), or it was focused on the future (obsessing about something that had not yet happened and might never happen). I was rarely in the moment…in the present….
Whether we call them resolutions, promises, initiatives or some other name, many of us are almost always in some stage of making changes to one or more aspects of our lives. We determine to quit bad habits, acquire good habits, eat less, save more, etc. You know the drill. Unfortunately, these are the types of superficial changes that mask the REAL changes that need to take place in our lives….
Four Critical Questions to Ask On Your Spiritual Journey
This inherent feeling of wanting more is the very essence of our being. It helps us continue moving down the path on our journey of discovering who we are (beyond the outside designations of male or female, black or white, accountant, physical education teacher, etc.), why are we here (what is our life purpose?), where are going (once we have done all that we are meant to do here on Earth) and how do we get there (what are we to do to prepare us for that journey)?…
How Natural is Your Spirituality?
There is lots of talk about individuality in today’s world but, ironically enough, that “individuality” is all centered on the ego and self-gratification…how one looks, presents him/herself, finds a career, etc. These are important. We need to live comfortably and must be able to support our families. But all of these endeavors direct attention to the body…the outside part…the part that houses our soul….
After Recovery…Can Prayer Help?
For those of us who have not only been able to make it through a traumatic life event, but have actually been able to grow from the experience, we often think…What Now?…
Money and Spirituality
Spirituality means knowing of our Self, our Essence and our Source: Allah, Buddha, Krishna, Yahweh, Yesuah, etc….
Healing from Addictions
What are addictions? The Merriam Webster dictionary explanation is:…
Meditating with George
I’ve been actively meditating since 1972, when I was 16 years old. There was some meditation in church when I was growing up, but I didn’t participate. My first real experience with meditation was listening to “My Sweet Lord,” by George Harrison. As I listened, the chanting in the background became more and more clear, and I just focused on that part of the song….
Connecting with the Divine Feminine Energy Within
So what does Divine Feminine Energy mean? What is it? What does it look like? How does it feel? The answers will be different for each of us, of course. But there are also similar characteristics that we will all experience….
Honoring the Divine Mother: The Feminine Energy of God
Recently, I have noticed a new openness to the loving feminine energy of God. I’m not talking here about the feminist movement. I’m referring to something much deeper than that – the spiritual energy of the Divine Mother….
An Invitation to Trust
What do you think of when you hear the word trust? I think of a place of comfort or a person who is dependable; someone I can count on. Where does trust start? In my case, it starts with me. When I was unable to trust myself, how could I trust others?…