Posts Tagged ‘The Bible’
Spirituality and religion are often clumped together into the same category. They are certainly similar in nature. For example, a spiritual person can be religious and their religion can intensify their spirituality, but that is not to say religion is the source of spiritual growth.
Religion, however is birthed out of spiritual experiences. Religious practices are often promoted by a specific teacher who has had a profound spiritual experience, or a prophet who communicates information about the spiritual realm, and how it influences the physical world. Read the rest of this entry »
As an intuitive, I do my best to gauge how things are unfolding in a given situation. I gain insight from Spirit about how things are unfolding, based on the momentum of a situation. That being said, I do not believe that we are fated into anything in this life, nor is our future static. I do my best to stay away from ‘fortune telling’ language, because it often takes away from the innate power of our own actions.
Every focused intention is a cause that will lead us to an effect. So, the best we can do in our lives is to ascertain what type of action creates an ideal circumstance. In my experience loving causes as a rule create the ideal circumstances and open up the highest path for the individual.
In the esoteric Christian tradition it is stated that, “God is Love.” So, to align with the will of Love is in essence aligning with the Creative Force of the Universe. It is certainly true that there is a higher effect when we are able to align with the will of Love. The challenging part is to ascertain Love’s will. Read the rest of this entry »
It has been my experience that love is often the most universal message that people who have touched the other side bring back to us. That being said, even though love is the most important quality that we can express as human beings, there is also good reason to ally with love and forgiveness in our lives.
While we are on this planet our actions and contributions really do matter. As souls we are evolving and growing, and through this evolutionary process taking place on the soul level the planet too is in a process of evolution. Evolution is the creative dynamic that love creates.
In today’s final blog in this series I rely a bit on the esoteric traditions of spirituality that came before us, especially that of the Judeo-Christian and Jewish traditions. As I do so, I want to be clear that there are many traditions that express and say these same things in different ways. My personal background is in Christianity, and most of my formal teaching related to religion and spirituality stem from this tradition. This is why my blogs contain some archaic Christian language as reference points for spiritual understanding. Read the rest of this entry »
Could some of the famous prophets, such as Nostradamus, or the prophets of the King James Version of the Bible, or the prophet Mohammad, actually have been time travelers?
And is it merely coincidence that the Oracle of Delphi used a brass seat for visions of the future? As did Nostradamus, the 16th Century French poet and visionary. Nostradamus writes, “I will be seated at night, in my secret study. Alone sitting upon a stool of brass, a flame shall leap forth from the solitude, granting that which is not to be believed in vain.”
And, in the 1895 HG Wells fiction novel, The Time Machine, the protagonist of the story uses a black and polished brass time machine to gain mechanical control over time. Is there something about sitting on brass that allows one to see into the future? Or, could they possibly be talking about a brass seat on a sort of vehicle? Read the rest of this entry »
I am a deeply spiritual person who is blessed to have received an amazing gift as a believer. It all came to me in an unusual way, and it was certainly not of my own accord. It also did not happen while I was inside my human body.
One evening I when to sleep and saw a vision of God. I only saw his profile, and he lifted his hand and touched my shoulder. The moment he touched me it felt as if my breath was leaving my body and I was lifted up.
God took me to what I can only describe as Heaven. He showed me just a glimpse and it was beautiful beyond comparison. It felt like I knew everyone there, and it felt like home. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently an client asked me in video chat, “How can you be a psychic and a reverend?” There is nothing wrong with being both a reverend and a psychic. In fact, there are some great advantages to being both. It has been my experience that my work as a psychic and energy healer and as a reverend go hand in hand.
While I grew up in a strictly conservative Catholic household, I knew intuitively there was more to life and spirituality than what I was being taught. To make matters worse, I was attending a Catholic school where I was misunderstood and misjudged. I was always questioning my faith and the wonders of the Universe.
To better understand myself and the yearnings of my soul, to know more about the Universe and the unseen, I had read The Bible all the way through at the age of nine. Read the rest of this entry »
This year we were up on four occasions, watching as the Sun, and the Moon, Lady Moon, were in the sky at the same time. The sun passed over the Moon, turning the Moon and sky blood red… four times in a row. The whole of the purple, darkened sky lighted up as if thousands of fireworks had burst into colors raining down on our spirits with beauty.
The first Blood Moon eclipse in this total series of four happened on April 15, 2014 and the last one happened on October 8, 2014. This special occurrence is known as a lunar tetrad. The next total eclipse will take place on April 4, 2015.
The majesty and wonder of the Hunter’s Moon, the Blood Moon, reminds us of the glories of the universe. With this we see the doors to Other Worlds, the Other Side opening up, allowing the lights to come back in. With this, we can expect great events, wondrous omens of changes to come. Read the rest of this entry »
Throughout my life the majority of my spiritual and mystical training is from the Christian faith. I was raised in a very strict evangelical family that held a literalist interpretation of the Bible. I now come to the belief that literalism, holding the Bible as the ultimate truth of God, is actually the opposite of its intention.
If the Bible is the source of all knowledge and understanding, it then becomes God for us. It takes on a transcendent nature, answering any question that life has to offer. Becoming not just a method to point the way to God, but rather God itself. The Bible then becomes an idol for its readers. Idolatry is anything that is held above the ultimate reality and connection with the Holy Spirit. However, this does not mean that the Bible is innately bad. It can be a valuable tool that can point us in the right direction, as long as we view it as such. It is a tool or method that can promote a greater understanding and experience of that higher reality, the limitless love of God. Read the rest of this entry »