Scrooge is a metaphor of the egoic mind, dismissing mystical experience as pathological.
What is Love? How do we know it? How are we One in it? The mystical experience shows us directly not only what Love is, but that we are Love.
What are we to do in our precarious climate situation today? It's easy to feel powerless, helpless. Perhaps we should surrender to that, and fall into a Grace larger than ourselves.
I have created a remix of the beautiful painting by Thomas Blackshear called Forgiven. It speaks for itself.
Are meditation or spiritual development "retreats" creating a privileged class of "spiritual" people, those with the means to afford such "luxuries"?
It is something that is present in nearly every religion, and particularly in their mystical traditions. So what is it? What are we surrendering?
Eckhart Tolle says that if we feel like dying, we might allow our self to die, by surrendering that "ego" of our mind to reality as it is. Such surrender is found in all the world's religions and mystical traditions, including Christianity.
Does a mystic know God? We usually think a mystic is a person who unites or merges or at-ones with God or Ultimate Reality, and comes to know these intimately. But this is perhaps not quite accurate. Maybe the mystic is not the ego, not the personal identity, not the psychological self, not the particular [...]
When the finite body dies, is that the end of our person, or do we continue on? Yes and no.
Did Jesus come back from the dead, or should we look deeper for the truth of resurrection?