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What is your spiritual path like? Some folks don't think they have one, but we all do. Why is it that one way of going makes someone miserable while others going the same way seem so happy? Religion is like underwear: what works well for one person might be totally inappropriate for someone else. No preaching or "follow my way" here, but a way to find the doors and windows that you might like to peek through in finding your own path. All spiritual paths are welcome here, although some might not like all of that personal responsibility!

What is your spiritual path like? Some folks don't think they have one, but we all do. Why is it that one way of going makes someone miserable while others going the same way seem so happy? Religion is like underwear: what works well for one person might be totally inappropriate for someone else. No preaching or "follow my way" here, but a way to find the doors and windows that you might like to peek through in finding your own path. All spiritual paths are welcome here, although some might not like all of that personal responsibility!
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What is your spiritual path like? Some folks don't think they have one, but we all do. Why is it that one way of going makes someone miserable while others going the same way seem so happy? Religion is like underwear: what works well for one person might be totally inappropriate for someone else. No preaching or "follow my way" here, but a way to find the doors and windows that you might like to peek through in finding your own path. All spiritual paths are welcome here, although some might not like all of that personal responsibility!

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August 25, 2018 - Opening The Door!

8/25/2018
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This episode is one for everyone on any path that is spiritual, because it applies to everyone. Simply put, spirit happens. And so, I find something that all can use and many need. To say nothing of it being something that might have been taken from you, perhaps even deliberately. And so you knock on the door. It opens. Do you know that it is opened? Someone was waiting for you. Come in. This might not be your first beginning, and it probably won't be your last. And each builds on the...

Duration:00:31:13

August 4, 2018 - Yes, You Can - And Probably Already Have!

8/3/2018
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When you were a little child, your imagination was free, and so was your mind! Do you remember an invisible friend, knowing about something that you had no way of knowing about, or seeing things in a way others did not? Many of us did, and others of us had those memories driven from us by parents, teachers, other kids, or others. And, some of us miss them. If they ever were there, they still are there. And if they are still there, they are waiting for you! Common sense and a sense of good...

Duration:00:33:37

June 16, 2018 - More Higher Authorities!

6/15/2018
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Looking at the people who have become the news lately, I cannot help but wonder whom they really answer to, and why. Most people consider themselves accountable to some person, some deity, or some group - or a combination, depending on what their life is like. But what about those who don't seem to be accountable to anyone? Actually, there is a simple answer, compatible with most scriptures or even a total lack of scripture! Let's look and find it! Blessed Be!

Duration:00:31:00

December 23, 2017 - Happy Whatsitsday!

12/22/2017
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It's that time of year when some people worry if they'll offend others with a seasonal greeting that might hint at a possible religious or ethnic affiliation, and others insist ion feeling offended if such a greeting is not their kind of greeting. And so many of the rest of us are just happy that someone wishes us well, including in their own terms. I see this as an opportunity to learn how much we actually have in common. Once we do that, there's no limit to what we can do! Blessed Be!

Duration:00:33:00

December 16, 2017 - Some Questions Should Not Have To Be Asked!

12/15/2017
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Some questions should not have to be asked! As an example, I have ridden on many busses and have never asked the bus driver if he or she were sober! Some issues should be presumed resolved by the time you're involved. The recent special election in Alabama is an example of questions being asked which should have never needed asking. Standards might change. In the 12th and 14th centuries, it was not uncommon for a girl to be married at 12, but now we consider anyone at that age to be a...

Duration:00:36:50

December 9, 2017 - Powerful Prayer's Secret Ingredient!

12/8/2017
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There is a secret ingredient to prayer, and it can often make a major difference! It not only helps you to pray, it makes it flow better. And, it helps you to know what you need to do. Unlike the "secret ingredients" mentioned in advertising, which usually prove to be standard components which everyone uses, this one is a genuine "secret in plain sight", often overlooked by many. Blessed Be!

Duration:00:31:08

December 2, 2017 - Who Are You Going To Call?

12/1/2017
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I've spoken about prayer in the last few episodes, and that leaves us with one question. The problem is, the question is so obvious that some don't even see it as a question. Very simply: to whom should you address your prayers? And some other questions would follow. For instance, if what works for me doesn't work for you, or vice versa, does that mean that one should impose their faith on the other? The answer to this and other similar questions can be found, and found clearly, even in...

Duration:00:33:17

November 25, 2017 - Prayer That Can Kick Butt!

11/24/2017
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We've spent a fair amount of time discussing prayer in the last couple of episodes, and not flatteringly in the case of some who seem to mis-use or actually avoid real prayer. It's time to see how prayer can actually be made to work, and work effectively! To begin with, understand that praying for what you need is not greed, but also know that praying for others does help them. In fact, I am aware of a very recent and well-documented case that proves that point. And The Divine is indeed...

Duration:00:31:59

November 18, 2017 - Can So-Called "Thoughts And Prayers" Do Anything?

11/17/2017
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With every major tragedy on the news, especially storms and mass shootings, many politicians and others say that the victims have their "thoughts and prayers". I often wonder if their "thoughts and prayers" are a euphemism for doing nothing. But, people who want to do something can transform genuine thoughts and prayers into powerful action! And, it is well within our grasp! Not only is it within our grasp, but many of the tasks are ones you do anyway, and look forward to doing! Let's see...

Duration:00:31:23

November 11, 2017 - When Do We Draw The Line?

11/10/2017
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We call ourselves spiritual, and/or magickal, and/or religious. Yet even the best of us is getting too accustomed to the continuing wave of gun violence. Here in the Philadelphia area, part of the routine is to turn on the morning news to learn who got shot last night. And then, there are the mass shootings in which any number from a dozen to several hundred are shot! When do we draw the line and say that enough is enough? It might be fair to say that we are the victims of bullying. The...

Duration:00:31:25

November 4, 2017 - Minding Your Spiritual Manners!

11/3/2017
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Most of us understand manners and common courtesy in dealing with our fellow mortals in any number of situations, whether it's in an elementary school classroom, a corporate boardroom, or anywhere ale you can imagine. But what about dealing with The Divine, or The Departed? And what about deities or departed ones who are not your own? And what about the people who do revere them? Some basic principles can go a long way here. Not only might they keep us out of trouble, we might even...

Duration:00:31:36

October 28, 2017 - The Fullness Of Samhain!

10/27/2017
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At Samhaintide, the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest. Many consider Samhaintide to be the time beginning eight days before and ending eight days after Samhain. It does not mean that the veil is ever impenetrable, but this is when it is easiest for us to reach through to them, and for them to reach through to us. And, they remember us and still care. If you are here, you probably already understand the necessity of respect between the worlds, but there are many who do not. In...

Duration:00:29:35

October 22, 2017 - Ancient Wells And So Much More!

10/22/2017
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A Facebook friend of mine has been posting some spectacular photos of sacred sites in the UK where she lives, and I notice that many of them have pre-Christian roots. Yes, they were sacred before they were Christian. What is more, the people in charge of those sites appear to recognize and respect that! In much of the rest of the world, where the original peoples are strong end populous enough, the pre-Christian historic sites and burial grounds are treated with respect. It is in North...

Duration:00:32:35

October 7, 2017 - We Need To Hate Hate!

10/6/2017
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Hate distracts, and sometimes throws us off-schedule. Yet again, someone accused me of hate, when the truth is that I only hate hate. And so, something about a special blessing dating back to our most ancient ancestors and available at your fingertips today will have to be next week. It is a proven fact that hate is wasteful. Even ignoring the actions of nations and looking at small communities, how much is lost because of refused service, substandard service, ignored employment...

Duration:00:36:22

September 30, 2017 - Smart Protesting!

9/29/2017
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Protests have been a part of our lives almost since the invention of the opinion. But to be effective, the nature of the protest must be expressed in a way that those seeing the protest will understand. The first protest which I personally instigated was intentionally subtle, but those who recognized what was going on needed only a once-sentence justification to understand and know that they could not really disagree with an obvious point. One current form of protest seems to be causing...

Duration:00:31:12

September 23, 2017 - Religion Vs The State!

9/22/2017
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People talk about "church and state", but there are much more than churches involved. And, it is an issue that has been there since the first existence of organized religion within the borders of a secular state. But, it got more complicated. Complications began when people tried to follow the same religion in different places which had their own histories, traditions and cultures. And that was only the beginning! How much authority did the state have over religion, and vice versa? At one...

Duration:00:33:30

September 16, 2017 - Don't Let Your Ancestors Down!

9/15/2017
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The history of a people can be conspicuous either by its overabundance or its absence. We know only too well how history can be embellished, especially when there are significant characters such as Moses, Jesus, George Washington or Elvis. But then there are those which seem to "disappear," either because an oral tradition never got written down, or the influence of a conqueror to ignore it and perhaps replace it with their own. There is much to be discovered, and some of the results can be...

Duration:00:35:40

September 9, 2017 - Are You A Real One?

9/8/2017
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From time to time, I've heard of some person being described as "a real one". At the same time, we see people every day who claim to be one thing or another, or act as if they were. Whether you are talking about a security guard who acts as if they were a police officer, an "open carry" advocate dressed and armed as if he or she were a soldier, or someone preaching their religion, the question is the same: "Is that person a real one?" Real ones can be identified by certain characteristics....

Duration:00:32:41

September 2, 2017 - History's Whole Story!

9/1/2017
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For some, history is taught with tales and folklore, sometimes seeming so full of lore, superstition and even fairies that it loses credibility. For others, history is a series of lists of names, places and dates that offer no emotion or feeling. Both leave much to be desired. Whether or not George Washington chopped down his father's cherry tree or Davy Crockett shot a bear at age three, such tales do not come out of a vacuum. We need to understand the folklore, the emotions and the...

Duration:00:30:40

August 26, 2017 - Conspiracies - They're Everywhere! They're Everywhere!

8/25/2017
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In high school, I recall being subjected to lectures on the subject of "secret societies", whatever they were. Apparently, they were deep, dark and deadly. But except for a couple of honoraries and a few church groups, we didn't know who they might be. And no, I get to see tabloids telling about conspiracies ranging from the killing of John Kennedy to treaties made with UFO aliens! The nice thing about all of this conspiracy noise is that it diverts attention from some real and important...

Duration:00:30:42