What greater gift could we give ourselves than to wake up and make an effort to channel what’s inside us out into the world, to bring forward the light that dwells within. To become a living light. Indeed, every time we listen for the truth, we will find this light within. And there is nothing greater for us to uncover than this. For that’s the moment we’ll know there is truly nothing to fear.
1 THE FORCES OF ACTIVITY AND PASSIVITY | Searching Inside the Serenity Prayer and Finding God’s Will
There are many ways to slice the pie of life, but in the end, we can split the universe down the middle into two basic principles: active and passive. The kicker is to know which to apply when. It’s a misnomer to believe that applying our free will means to be active, and following God’s will means to be passive. No. We’ll need to use plenty of our own willpower to find and follow God’s will, a motion we often then confuse with pressing too hard on the accelerator of our self-will.
2 MOBILITY IN RELAXATION | Could This be the Answer…to Everything?
Whatever conditions we find ourselves in, this is the form that life has taken as the outcome of how our consciousness has impressed this life substance. And that creation process is never ending; it’s in continuous motion. If we can come to understand the rhythm and method of this movement, we will have an important key that can unlock many of our life’s mysteries.
3 SELF-CONFIDENCE | How Can We Get More?
We’ve all felt self-confidence, at least a time or two. It’s that moment when we’re solid and we know what needs to happen. We’re aligned with our truest nature and living from our real self. So what exactly is this real self?
4 SELF-DISCIPLINE | The Fine Art of Self-Discipline
As long as we do things because we think there’s no other way and we have to, we are then constantly obeying some authority but with the brakes on. On the other hand, when discipline becomes a freely chosen act, it’s not a burden. It actually becomes pleasurable. So when something is freely chosen, it is pleasurable, but when we do something because we must, it is horrible.
5 BURIED BELIEFS | Really, How Bad Could they Be?
6 TRANSFERENCE VS. PROJECTION | The World is Our Mirror
7 FREE WILL | Why Doesn’t God Take Away Our Suffering?
8 SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT | Nourishing Ourselves with Truth
9 FORGIVENESS | One Tough Nut to Crack
10 THE FIVE STAGES OF LOVE | Insecure and In Love: Is this Even Possible?
11 ATHEISM | Where Does it Come From?
12 DENIAL | The Mind-Blowing Damage of Denying Our Darkness
13 MONEY & POLITICS | The Almighty vs. the Almighty Dollar: Which do we Trust?
14 SHAME | The Right and Wrong Kind
15 SHAME OF THE HIGHER SELF | We’re Ashamed of our Best Self. Crazy, Right?
16 NEGATIVE PLEASURE | The Link Between Pleasure and Cruelty
17 THE PAIN OF INJUSTICE | The Pain of Injustice and the Truth about Fairness
18 THE MASS IMAGE OF SELF-IMPORTANCE | The Folly of Needing to Feel Special
19 THE THREE STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT | The Movement Toward Giving
20 THE WALL WITHIN | Where, Really, is the Wall?
21 THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT | Who Runs the World?
22 FAITH VS. WORKS | Is it Really One or the Other?
23 EASTER | On Rising Again
24 CHRISTMAS | The Brilliant Message of Christmas Lights
25 THE VIRGIN MARY | What if Mary wasn’t—*gasp*—a Virgin?
26 THE CROSS | What is the Symbolism?
27 THE REAL MEANING OF MEEK | Meek vs. Mild: Which Delivers the Goods?
28 BAPTISM | Doing the Work vs. Dipping in Water: Which Saves More?
29 THE LIGHT | How Do we Uncover our Light?