A question about the context of being “born again”

Here’s a thought-provoking question to ponder on: Have you noticed that the context in which Jesus told Nicodemus about being *BORN AGAIN* is that he was speaking to a believer? It occurred to me that in the context of Jesus’ words to Nicodemus in John chapter 3, Jesus was speaking to someone who believed in…

Nonviolence for the Violent

Video information Part one of Walter Wink’s explanation of the “Third Way” of Jesus. By illustrating “turn the other cheek”, “offer your coat as well”, and “go the second mile” with lively demonstrations, Dr. Wink puts “Do not resist evil” into a vibrant historical context with practical applications today at the Spiritual Pilgrimages of Peacemaking…

What if the story of Jesus is a metaphor?

“What if the problem was that we ARE God, and that eating the fruit was a metaphor for the illusion that we were dividing ourselves and separating from God, making the One two… which is why the story of Jesus is a metaphor which describes the reconciliation of the two into One again” – David…

What many institutional churches probably don’t want you to know

“Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your Soul.” Walt Whitman Earlier on, I was checking out some blogs and came across a book review of Rob Bell’s “Love Wins” by Christianity Today. Since this website belongs to the mainstream or evangelical Christianity genre, it is not surprising that the editor gave it…

Loving ourselves for being who we are – we are co-creators with God

I was reflecting yesterday that there is actually nothing vain about loving ourselves for being who we are. Maybe the world’s mindset (as well as religious mindset) thinks that it is “humble” to not love ourselves, but I have come to realise that may be false humility. I agree with the following quote: Joy Happiness…

Thoughts about “Birth of Christ”

“A literal interpretation of the virgin birth story keeps everyone from the amazing truth of who they are. It is the SPIRIT of the story that matters. It is the spirit of the story that gives us life and sets us free. It is the PEARL OF WISDOM tucked away inside the SHELL OF THE…

Building a house of Love

Hafiz’s quote “The words you speak become the house you live in” reminds me of Proverbs 24:3 that says“Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” So it could be saying that I build my house I live in by speaking words of wisdom,…

Living in a world of symbolism

“From the dawn of humanity we have lived in a world of symbolism. Our symbols explain the world around us, our relationships with each other and our relationship to the universe. These symbols, these essences of pure being, are the primordial qualities of the truly real.” (From Carl G. Jung: “Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious“)…

Made in the image of Love – Returning to our innocence

Originally posted on Soul Writings:
Wake Up & Remember‘ I was recently told of an African tribe that does the most beautiful thing. When someone does something hurtful and wrong, they take the person to the center of town, and the entire tribe comes and surrounds him. For two days they’ll tell the man every…

I Am

Video information (30 August 2011) Awakening the next generation to who they are. The Wheeling and Pittsburgh Arts and Renaissance Centers. Coming soon. I like this video on the self-affirmations of “I Am”. It’s always encouraging to take these “word vitamins” concerning our true identity apart from our performance. Yes, I am (we are) Love…

Freedom from guilt, fear and regrets leads to peace

“When we feel down it’s usually because of some unwritten, unspoken rules inside us being broken… These unwritten, unspoken rules that we struggle to abide by fall under our personal definition of “normal”… Rules breed expectations and expectations are disappointments waiting to happen… We have “ideas” of how things are “supposed” to be and these…