“And one of the most important things that we [members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] emphasize about God when we talk about God is the fact that God is a person like us; fingers, toes, eyes, nose. And that’s important, I think, with respect to doctrine. But when we try to […]Read more "Experiencing God"
I have struggled for a while now with what to make of this blog. Share insights from what I am reading? Reimagining Mormonism? Exploring Tolkien? Tolkien + Mormonism + meditation? I think my primary focus will be dreams. Dream interpretation, sharing dreams, lucid dreaming, liminal dreaming, oneirogens, etc. I’ll still post about other topics, but […]Read more "A new direction?"
A week or so ago, I was invited to join a 90-minute webinar where a spiritual teacher would reveal his radical approach to Enlightenment. Radical? Enlightenment? How could I not join! I’m not naive when it comes to these types of events. They go something like this, “Come, join us! It is free, so what is […]Read more "Spiritual Consumerism"
Today, I jumped on Facebook for five minutes. Mind you, I have a Newsfeed Eradicator. Yet, when I looked up a friend’s page to see what he’d been up to, the majority of things I saw were toxic. Discussion is poor online. It seems to be even worse on social media. However, Social Media is […]Read more "How about no, Scott"
I have been thinking quite a bit about what does the world need now? I don’t think the world needs another app, another social media platform, another product. But, maybe I am wrong? What will change the world for the best? What now? I love meditation. And, yet, there are easily 100+ meditation apps out […]Read more "What now?"
The eyes are a window to your soul William Shakespeare (supposedly) Gaze attentively into the pools of passion, truth, and emotion. Stare into the depths and become swallowed up in the mystery of the person in front of you. That is if you’re able to do so without the individual thinking you’re insane, feeling uncomfortable, […]Read more "Window to the Soul"
Just then, Ali, the guy whose side I was agreeing with, snapped at me. “It is not about right or wrong; it is do you understand!” Matthew McConaughey, GREENLIGHTS I’ve been pondering this scene for weeks now. Until coming across that concept in GREENLIGHTS, I had never considered that disagreements shouldn’t be about right or […]Read more "It is not about right or wrong"
“And if you’re thinking, just now, ‘Why me, O God?’ The answer is, God has nothing to do with it. In fact, God is never in France this time of year.” Dorleac, The Count of Monte CristoRead more "This time of year"
Editors Note: I originally wrote this back in 2016 on another blog. I decided to re-publish and update it after seeing the recent Church Policies and Guidelines. I read a lengthy post on Facebook about how “energy healing” is from Satan and that it is probably the mark of the beast – ok, it doesn’t […]Read more "Energy Healing is Satanic! … or something"
There is a common idiom in the English language: resign oneself to (something). The individual accepts what one must do, undertake, or endure. It is a type of acceptance of fate, or what one knows must come next. I look from my third story apartment across the way. I see three young men, each wearing […]Read more "Resignation"