Are meditation or spiritual development "retreats" creating a privileged class of "spiritual" people, those with the means to afford such "luxuries"?
Did we live before this life? Many religions say so, secular minds often say no, but could there be validity to both?
Have you ever considered that The Wizard of Oz is an excellent example of the Hero's Journey, of the monomyth, of the mystical experience of our journey back Home?
How could I write something that I did not write? Great question. I'm trying to figure that out too.
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.
Sometimes the relationships between words, and their origins, can help us understand them better.
We are not independent of nature, nor are we the cause of our self, but rather we arise in a deeper Source. That is our true Self.
Did the idea of "God" only arise with humans? And if so, what does that say about the reality of God, and our relationship with God?
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 [...]
Did Jesus come back from the dead, or should we look deeper for the truth of resurrection?