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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."

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.

"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.