If you have been around the New Thought spiritual community, you may have heard the term Spiritual bypass. So what is spiritual bypass? Spiritual bypassing involves using spiritual explanations to dismiss or avoid complicated emotions or psychological issues. ~ Very Well Mind Spiritual bypass or spiritual bypassing is a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices… More Spiritual Bypass
You may have heard, in New Thought circles, about Holding Space for one another. Maybe you wonder about this or did not fully understand what it was all about. A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal… More Holding Space: What Does it Mean?
As I write this, the Russian army has advanced into Ukraine. Anyone who watches the news has seen the destruction of Ukrainian cities and people. As terrible as this is, my observations during conflict are very interesting. As a pacifist, this act of destruction appalls me to my very core. Having lived through too many… More Observations During Conflict
As a young girl, I remember when my mother was talking to me, she’d often ask: Are you listening? Now, as a grown-up with grown kids of my own, I hear them ask their little ones, are you listening to me? (They probably remember me asking them the same thing when they were little.) Of… More Are You Listening?
In a conversation with a friend, she said something about showing love toward things we hate, which really made me think. We were talking about the Corona Virus. Of course, most everyone I know hates this virus and the havoc it has caused society. But, I noticed a pattern: In the past, we have approached… More Showing Love Toward Things We Hate?
June is an exciting month. We are honoring love and freedom by recognizing both Pride Month and Juneteenth. If you are not familiar with these two June commemorations, here is a brief explanation: Juneteenth (19th) – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation… More Honoring Love and Freedom
In the last few days, I’ve pondered the following question: Are we doing the best we can? In other words, are we, as people in general, doing our best in all (or at least most) circumstances we encounter in life? I first came across this thought in Brene Brown’s book: Rising Strong. After watching her… More Are We Doing the Best We Can?
Following is a wonderful short story, about Buddha and the mustard seeds, taken from the Unity booklet, Compassion: Living Life with an Open Heart Self-Compassion by Rev. Kelly Isola About 600 years before the writers of Mark, Matthew, and Luke penned Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed, Buddha told a parable of a mustard seed.… More Buddha and Self-Compassion
In a world where division, anger and hate seem so prevalent, cultivating love can make a positive impact on those around you. Personally, I am horrified by the lack of empathy in our society. When we push aside our humanitarianism — the parts of us that care for one another — the further we move… More Cultivating Love and Compassion
If you listened to my Facebook Live video last weekend on ‘Coming from a Space of Compassion‘, I shared about a book I was reading: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong. Karen begins her books by talking about the Golden Rule: “Always treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.” … More The Golden Rule