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Traditions such as Unity would say it this way: there are not 8 billion lives.  There is one life being expressed in an infinite number of ways.  There is one life being expressed as humans and animals and plants and countless other forms that are beyond our capacity to see, know or even imagine...
Words.  The importance of words saturates our spiritual traditions. From Hebrew scriptures we find, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” and, “Rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” “Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and...
When the rabbi was asked by his students how to pray, he offered – among others – a powerful thought. Now, for me to call him the rabbi is on purpose.  It’s on purpose because far too many have wielded Christianity as a weapon against people of other religions, Jews being among their longstanding...
The world is brimming with people praying for healing – healing for a broken relationship; healing for an inadequate income; healing for an ailing body; and yes, healing for a hurting and frightened humanity. Now, my concern with this is that lurking beneath the surface of most prayers for healing...
Born in the 6th Century BCE in India, the young prince Siddhartha Gautama was raised in a life of royal ease, shielded from the misery and cruelties of the world just beyond the palace gates and distracted by sensual pleasures and luxurious living.  But one day his fateful encounter with the real...

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