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John Morton
Through his insightful, practical and gentle approach, John Morton has a unique ability to help others see the blessings in themselves and everything that occurs in their lives. John is the Spiritual Director of the Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), an ecumenical, non-denominational organization founded by John-Roger, D.S.S., with communities worldwide. Since 1979, John has brought his heartfelt service around the world by presenting and creating seminars, classes and workshops for the general public as well as graduate students on topics including loving, peace, wealth, relationships, and practical spirituality. Many of his public classes can be viewed on-line via free interactive webcasts.

As the President of John Morton Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and development of spiritual awareness, peace and service, John coaches and consults with individuals, groups and organizations to help promote harmony, learning and growth. John’s clients range from individuals coping with personal, intimate family matters to executives of corporations managing economic and employee challenges. By focusing on the goodness inherent in each moment and each experience, John helps awaken others to their spiritual nature, opportunities for greater success, peace and well-being, and ways for creating a better world.

John is the author of The Blessings Already Are and You Are the Blessings: Meditations and Reflections on Life, God and Us. Both books are inspirational guides for finding the blessings in ourselves and everyday life, regardless of our challenges. John has written numerous articles on practical spirituality for MSIA’s worldwide newspaper, the New Day Herald, where he often responds directly to questions from readers. His articles can also be found on

John received his Doctoral degree in Spiritual Science (D.S.S.) from Peace Theological Seminary & College of Philosophy, the educational arm of MSIA. He volunteers on the Boards of the University of Santa Monica and Insight University. John has two children and enjoys sports, most especially golf. His life partner is fellow minister and Emmy Award winning actress, Leigh Taylor-Young, and when not traveling they reside in Pacific Palisades, California.

Blog Entries by John Morton

Money: A Reflection of Our Relationship with God

1 Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 5:18 PM

As a medium of exchange in our world today, I see money as a manifestation of what God is doing with each of us. Our relationship to money is then a reflection of our relationship to God. Right now, we can choose to be open to allowing ourselves to have...

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Discerning Intuition From Fear

3 Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 9:00 AM

With intuition, or natural knowing, something goes on inside of us that's transformational. You may experience it as a realization or a revelation. If you enjoy it and you appreciate it, then that's an intuitive kind of an experience.

My experience of who we are spiritually...

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Drawing Blessings From the Gulf Oil Spill

0 Comments | Posted June 30, 2010 | 1:05 PM

To best serve the Gulf of Mexico, ourselves and our world, I encourage focusing and having faith in the power of divine love. By focusing on bringing greater good into manifestation, there can be a returning to the natural order that thrives and creates bounty.


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Simplify and Let Go of Stress

0 Comments | Posted February 27, 2010 | 2:10 PM

In terms of the materiality in the world and the way that technology is functioning today, there's so much available to us that was never available before. What I once could count on the fingers of my hand are now thousands of things of which I could get involved. So...

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Spirit Of Peace In All: Part I

0 Comments | Posted December 11, 2009 | 12:00 PM

Leigh Taylor-Young and I participated recently in the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia. We gathered with over 10,000 fellow peacemakers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although this was Leigh's first visit to the Parliament, I attended in 1999 when the Parliament was held in...

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Gathering Of Peacemakers: Parliament Of The World's Religions 2009

0 Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 9:22 AM

Emmy Award-winning actress, Leigh Taylor-Young, and I will present "Gathering of the Spirit of Peace in All" at the Parliament of the World's Religions 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. The Parliament was first held in Chicago in 1893 and brings together the world's religious and spiritual communities, their leaders and...

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Peace Is Present in Each Moment

0 Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 8:12 PM

Peace is an energy that's in harmony with all things, even when we are not aware of it. It's present in each and every circumstance. Even in a disturbing or troubling situation, you can become attuned to the vibration of peace. Peace is a natural state. It's what you hear...

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Finding Happiness in Whatever We Do

0 Comments | Posted August 3, 2009 | 2:34 PM

My experience is that God made humans in a very natural way. God touched us, blessed us, and created each of us with a certain kind of genius and gifting. When we are on to our true nature, when we really are in tune and openly expressing our human nature,...

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Meeting Challenges with Spirit

0 Comments | Posted July 23, 2009 | 5:23 PM

To meet challenges with Spirit, I like to get as practical as I can which means minimizing my down time. So I do my best to recognize when I'm experiencing something that's bringing me down. Our thoughts, feelings, senses and perceptions are psychic-material conditions that affect us all. However,...

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Loving Ourselves Unconditionally

0 Comments | Posted May 11, 2009 | 12:01 PM

"Love the one you are with. That will always include you."

Our Spiritual Nature

People often ask me how they can love themselves unconditionally, regardless of what they have done or how they think or feel. When we realize our spiritual nature, we have a...

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You Are the Blessings

0 Comments | Posted May 2, 2009 | 10:48 AM

The following excerpt is taken from the book, You Are the Blessings: Meditations and Reflections on Life, God and Us. The book contains Light-filled reflections -- from a couple of lines to a page or two, poetic messages, prayers, blessings and meditations, all addressing a range of life's experiences...

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Balancing Giving and Receiving

0 Comments | Posted April 22, 2009 | 11:20 AM

In order for us to fully understand the meaning of human existence and live in this world, we must have the ability to receive and to give whatever is available from the supply in the world. Which is more important? Which comes first -- the receiving or the giving?

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Am I My Brother's Keeper?

0 Comments | Posted March 18, 2009 | 11:11 AM

Perhaps we're still answering Cain's question to God [Genesis, 4:9] and in a vital way for each one of us. To me, we are to be our brothers' and sisters' keepers and to do what we can to assist one another. That's when we experience our human connection and divinity....

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Enjoy Today Regardless, It's Your Choice

0 Comments | Posted March 6, 2009 | 1:11 PM

If you knew you had one day left before going to prison for the rest of your life, what would you do on that last day of freedom?

Perhaps those are the things we all should be doing right now. Things that really nurture us. Things that put us...

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Service: Another Way To Love One Another

0 Comments | Posted February 4, 2009 | 8:16 AM

Service is an opportunity that everybody has to contribute to the world. It's like breathing in and breathing out. Although we need to breathe in, it's equally important to breathe out. It's important to receive and it's important to give, and to give of ourselves in the way that actually...

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Partnering with God in Tough Times

0 Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | 12:59 PM

As a result of the recent financial crisis, a friend of mine told me he felt he'd lost control of his life. To me, the current challenges make it clear that none of us have control of the world. But what we can control is how we choose to respond....

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Lost Everything, Found the Blessings

0 Comments | Posted December 31, 2008 | 11:42 AM

A friend of mine told me recently that she'd "lost everything." In truth, she hadn't lost everything. But she had lost more than she ever expected. Her life had changed suddenly and profoundly and would likely change even more in days to come. She told me she felt angry and...

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Limited Money, Infinite Good

0 Comments | Posted November 17, 2008 | 3:56 PM

Money is a valuable commodity for learning how to take care of ourselves and identifying our priorities. It is a great commodity for identifying our needs and our values. We actually create money as a medium of exchange for what is valuable and important to us. Money focuses us on...

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Action Or Reaction: How To Turn Anger To Love and Truth

0 Comments | Posted October 10, 2008 | 10:21 AM

Anger goes with the human condition. It's a misunderstanding to think we're not supposed to have anger. Anger goes with the territory of being human. But there's more to anger and more we can do with our anger than simply react. We can choose to free ourselves from anger and...

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To Hell and Back: A Blessing in Disguise

0 Comments | Posted July 28, 2008 | 8:25 PM

While I was speaking near Juarez, Mexico recently, I was asked to bless the city. The request was coming partly from the violent circumstances of apparent execution-style murders that had taken place in that region. I've written two books on blessings, The Blessings Already Are and You Are the Blessings:...

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