Learning to love yourself – Otis Moss III

Here’s sharing with some notes that I have taken from Otis Moss’ empowering message about learning to love ourselves. I have learnt that the virus of invalidation and oppression lurks in every child, especially people of colour who live in the shadow of colonial history. Like he said, when we begin to love who God…

Notes on “Radiant intimacy of the heart – Cynthia Bourgeault”

I learnt from the video that the real meaning of contemplation isn’t so much resting in stillness as it designates a path of luminous knowledge of an extremely high order of intensity and coherence and magnitude, so overwhelming to the faculties of our usual rational mind that the mind falls still and quiet before it….

Grace and Karma

What is grace and what is karma? How does grace supercede karma? Additional resources: Grace triumphs over karma, just as mercy triumphs over judgment Grace (unconditional love) and karma (conditional love) John 9:1-12New International Version (NIV) Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2…

Why do we judge?

The old testament god judged and criticised a lot, and condemned and rejected anyone who didn’t conform to the norms or measure up to perceived standards. The old testament god was a mental projection of those who were still staying in a state of lower consciousness, and living in duality of good and evil. In…

Notes on “the counter narrative” and “decolonising education”

In the RobCast Episode 141 “The Thing in the Air – Part 3 The Counter Narrative“, Rob Bell shares with us about the importance of the counter narrative that challenges the dominant story used by the empire to oppress and conquer others through military violence. It is a counter narrative that is coherent and subversive…

“…lest we offend them…”

New Living Translation “However, we don’t want to offend them, so go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a large silver coin. Take it and pay the tax for both of us.” Young’s Literal Translation “but, that we may…

Are all equal?

In the animal kingdom, one human perspective (possibly western colonialist) proposes that some animals occupy the higher echelons of society, and others the lower echelons. Predators are often elevated to the top of the food chain, and plankton and microbes are consigned to the bottom. Are all animals equal then? When we apply a hierarchical…

The paradox of religion

Religion is antithetical and inimical to knowing God because the harder we try to know God through religion – whether in terms of doctrines or rituals or rites or institutions and so on – the further we move away from the intuitive knowledge of God. Similarly, the more we try to be godly or saintly,…