iOS app Android app

Science of Mind

Real Spirituality Is a Consistent Regimen

Brian Akers | Posted 08.18.2015 | Religion
Brian Akers

Over the last 23 years as a Religious Scientist, many of those being the most formative years of my life, I've observed one thing that's caught my attention more than anything else; New Thought practitioners as well as members of traditional faiths have forgotten the real importance of consistency.

Real Spiritual: Common Ground

Brian Akers | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion
Brian Akers

All of us are equal receivers of God's good, given the freedom to explore how to become magnificent avenues through which that good may flow. When we get less hung up on how we commune with the infinite source we become more available to how much good we can allow to flow through us and into the world.

Real Social: Buying & Selling

Brian Akers | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Brian Akers

It would seem that one of the most pervading topics these days is the art of buying and selling. From real estate and investment banking to political campaigns and global economics, the relationships between money and society range from the subtle to the obscene.

Support Charleston: Forgive!

Colleen Turner | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Colleen Turner

Despite tragedy, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is providing the world with an example of what the American faith community could be.

The Power of Forgiveness

Colleen Turner | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
Colleen Turner

despite such an egregious recent tragedy, this Charleston church community is providing an example of what America could be, what every American Christian, Catholic, Jew, Muslim, and Buddhist, etc. could stand for. Are we up to the task?

Real Spiritual: Permission Granted

Brian Akers | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Brian Akers

There have been so many times in my life, today included, when I have been given a choice to either try and be clever and repeat the patterns of my past or to choose to have trust and faith in the idea that God is willing to support and nurture my wildest dreams.

Fighting Fire With Water

Brian Akers | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brian Akers

One year at teen camp I heard a minister tell a story that I still use to this very day. It was all about the Buddha and a guy who really hated him. I...

Toward a Post-Materialistic Science

Dave Pruett | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

The newest frontier of science is the study of consciousness, for which a materialistic bias is particularly prejudicial.

Redefining Spirituality, One Church for All

Andreea Nica | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion
Andreea Nica

As a former lover of Christ and ex-Pentecostalist, I had countless visions and dreams that one day I would be a spiritual leader. While growing up in the charismatic church, it was even prophesied that one day I would become one.

Reverence Thyself First: Where The Sacred Journey Begins

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

While we may prefer roses over weeds, it doesn't mean one is more sacred than the other; the Divine imbues itself equally in all living things, which includes each of us. What value shall we place on all that our eyes gaze upon today?

Hardwired for the Mystical?

Michael Taft | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

We may not necessarily be hardwired for mystical experiences, but we are hardwired to benefit from a robust belief system shared by our peers and a contemplative spiritual practice, even if not necessarily a theistic one.

Quantum Consciousness: Empathy And Entanglement

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

The manifestations of this quantum-field affect (often referred to as the abstract, or "soft," realm of imaginative insights and visions) are usually left to the eccentric artists, mystics, and fringe creative innovators.

Communication: Week 13 of 'Mental Muscle' Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

Part fifteen in a series. "There is a reason why Communication Week follows Self-Esteem in Spiritual Boot Camp," said James Mellon. "First, you get...

Self-Aware With Self-Esteem: Week 12 of 'Mental Muscle' Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

I couldn't handle seeing affection between men without feeling extreme lack, jealousy and envy. All it did was make me want whatever they had right now! The only way I knew to get it, and fast, was through sex.

Intention: Week 11 of 'Mental Muscle' Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

When I am clear and no garbage is blocking me, I'm always aware of a deep power within. As I did a few paragraphs ago, I call it "the knowing."

Feelings: Week 14 of 'Mental Muscle' Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

Once I had this realization, I pushed the painful fear aside and wrote what I expect for myself with decisiveness, command and expectency. Nothing felt far-fetched or unrealistic.

Patience Yields Many Good Things: Week 6 of "Mental Muscle" Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

I have been mistaking patience for an acceptance, way ahead of time, that people will inevitably disappoint me. That is why it never mattered what people did. I'd already prepared to be let down.

The Perfect Present - Week 5 Of "Mental Muscle" Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

Compared to the intensity of previous weeks of Boot Camp, I felt like I got a bit of a breather this week. At the very least, I am glad to be reminded that letting go of the past.

The Dark Side of Belief: Week Four of "Mental Muscle" Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

If a sinister voice doesn't appear when I feel good, it can only mean the dark thoughts are not the truth. Taking that one step further, it also means only the good is to be believed.

What Do You Expect? - Week 3 of "Mental Muscle" Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

A realistic expectation is an illusion. I just got this. It's a limiting concept.

No Complaining?! A Challenging Week 2 Of "Mental Muscle" Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

I figured I had this in the bag. If I do complain, it's rarely out loud. Then James threw down the gauntlet, saying, "Complaining also happens quietly in your mind and that counts."

"Mental Muscle" Spiritual Boot Camp (2): About James Mellon

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

What makes James so relatable and accessible is that he makes no bones about being in the trenches of spiritual practice right alongside those he instructs.

Starting 2010 With "Mental Muscle" -- A Spiritual Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

After the Oprah/Tolle classes ended and the "freshness" of the ideas faded, so did my discipline in using them. A year and a half later, I realized I was missing the structure of those classes.