Tag Archives: the divine

Belonging

In counseling situations it is not unusual for me to hear the other person express they are concerned by the fact that they have doubts.  While we all have doubts on a daily basis (“Will I make it to the … Continue reading

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The Journey Thus Far

Originally posted on Journey2Kona2019:
I see now that at the heart of my spiritual journey has been the desire to learn how to be, to learn how to live in the present, and to be present.  And in doing…

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The Heart

In an interview Kealiʻi Reichel, singer and poet of the Hawaiian heart, commented: “Every time my grandmother would come to a performance I would grab an opportunity to make her stand up in front of thousands of people.  And she … Continue reading

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Do You Want To?

The city of Savannah was built in a grid pattern with a square in the middle of each grid segment, each square serving as the park for the houses surrounding it.  The Spanish-moss covered oaks in the parks now shade … Continue reading

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Feelings Come And Go

An issue that often surfaces when people come to Confession is guilt… specifically about feeling guilty.  I find some people have actually cultivated a habit of feeling guilty whether or not what they’ve done merits it!  Some just don’t feel … Continue reading

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Juju’s Advice

On Sundays after celebrating the Divine Liturgy we leave the church building and go to the double-wide at the back of the property for a Fellowship meal.  We have such good cooks in the parish and because people have not … Continue reading

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Speak Lord, I Am Listening

Life often presents us with situations to which no definite answer is readily apparent.  Despite the lack of certainty Life also demands that we make a choice or decision.  At such moments many of us ask the Divine for some … Continue reading

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Intentions of The Heart

On a TV episode of “Animal Hoarders” a woman with a gazillion cats was asked why she had so many and her response was, “Cats won’t let you down like people will.”  One can only imagine the painful experiences she’s … Continue reading

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We Do Not Know Ourselves

When I was twelve years old I had an experience of my spirit separated from my body.  As I fell out of a 30-to-40 foot tree I felt intense terror and then just like THAT I was floating above the … Continue reading

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Getting Used To Lying

While watching a show about anorexia, bulimia and overeating the observation was made while these might seem all about food in actuality food is just the way the individual’s inner issue manifests itself.  For example an anorexic stated, “I’m not … Continue reading

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