My ideas about the Divine have shifted in recent years as my spiritual practice has deepened. Here are some thoughts about how I currently interpret "God."
Many people don't like the way that HBO's television drama Game of Thrones is turning out. Is there a deeper moral here?
In many spiritual traditions there is a common practice of receiving a new name. What is this, and what does it have to do with mysticism?
As we realize oneness or nondual consciousness, we become much more aware of our impact on the world, and we change our behavior accordingly.
Did Jesus come back from the dead, or should we look deeper for the truth of resurrection?
Is there "one true church," and if so, who or what is it?
The Christ-Buddha-Atman-Al-Insān al-Kāmil-Messiah-Zhenren-Tirthankara "suffers with," or has com-passion on, all other beings, because it sees in others a reflection of its Self. Others become a mirror of its Self. What you do to others, you do to Me. It looks out on the world, and all it sees is its true Self—everywhere it looks—in the [...]
These are some of my notes and reflections on Fr. Rohr's opening address at the conference a couple weeks ago.
And, what many may not know, there were many "Christs" who came prior to Jesus, and who were not Jesus, nor do I think they were prefiguring or foreshadowing Jesus. They were the "Christs" in their own right, who came in their own time, who developed what it meant to be a "Christ" or "Messiah" in ancient Israel long before the word was ever applied to Jesus. I think it may be helpful to become acquainted with these "Christs/Messiahs" to better understand who Jesus was.
A prominent belief in Jewish tradition is that the coming Messiah will "rebuild the temple." Jesus too said he would "rebuild the temple." But what temple?