What Good is Prayer?

I had a moment of clarity the other day.  I had been working hard on making positive intentions that would guide my life going forward.  I realized that these intentions were actually the core of prayer. A lot of people usually view prayer as a communal religious...

Connecting Spiritually: Practice

Beyond the emotional and cognitive elements that connect us with our spirituality, practice is the most obvious.  Practice externalizes our spiritual experience and at the same time, is a portal through which we walk deeper into our lives.  Practices connect us to...

Spiritual Connection: Emotions

Feeling, sensations, and emotion are “portals” for spirituality.  Through them we discover our deepest selves, our aspirations, our goals toward wholeness and connection.  Sometimes our feelings are not pleasant; they can be challenging and disturbing.  Even then,...

Do You Need a Spiritual Mentor?

 You are ready for a spiritual mentor if:  You yearn to share you spiritual journey with a fellow soul.  You are either a beginner or a veteran in the spiritual life.  You want to hear what your Higher Power has to say to you.  You come from any or no spiritual or...

Male Spirituality Part II: Getting Real

A lot of religion does not appeal to men.  For some it’s too “head” oriented, too intellectualized.  For others it’s too “heart” oriented, too sentimentalized.  For many, organized religion simply does not speak to where men find themselves, struggling to make ends...