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Voting is Intercessory, Sacred and Gives Voice to Everyone

Spiritual Reflections

Over the past several weeks, I have not been shy about asking everyone with which I interact, “Do you plan to vote in the upcoming election?” Sadly, more than half respond that they do not plan to vote.

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Spiritual Reflections: Finding Joy in the Midst of Devastation

With everything going on around us, it is easy to become overwhelmed at the sheer volume of chaos and the magnitude of the issues we face. Like many of you, I have found myself looking for hope, and knowing all too well the feeling of fear and confusion.

Welcoming the Stranger Among Us

Spiritual Reflections

As a person of faith, I regularly question my intentions of welcoming the stranger. It is a simple question we all must ask when we navigate the world around us.

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Pride Is a Spiritual Virtue

Spiritual Reflections

Today, LGBTQ+ Pride is everywhere — products, workplaces, social media and more. Although June is traditionally Pride month, Charlotte enjoys a double shot by celebrating in August.

Stand Up! Show Up! Wherever You Travel

Spiritual Reflections

What does travel look like this summer? The year 2020 presents unusual circumstances in the midst of global civil rights protests and the COVID-19 pandemic. In late May and early June, the murders of African-Americans at the hands of whites played out on televisions, cell phones, tablets, computers and other devices around the world.

Remembering All Those Unmentioned

Spiritual Reflections

How many memorable moments have you experienced? What makes an ordinary moment extraordinary for you? How do you determine whether a momentary surprise can become a memorable moment?

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Passover: A Time for Understanding

Spiritual Reflections

Passover is coming soon. The first night is Wednesday, April 8 (15th of Nisan on the Jewish calendar). Jews will gather around tables for a meal and a Seder in which we will read from the Haggadah. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and directives for shelter-in-place, some may even do this virtually, observing distancing guidelines where warranted.

Transformation’s Cyclical Process Leads To Emergence

Spiritual Reflections

A student of the Power of Myth will easily recognize the mythological thread in the stories and legends humanity has told itself throughout the ages. In the largest context, mythology in all of its variety, helps us understand our place in the cosmos and gives meaning to the changes taking place within us and all around us.

Oh God, Oh God, Oh God!

Spiritual Reflections

Many of us who were raised in religious homes were taught that lust — even, perhaps, most sex — is sinful. Yet the truth is more nearly the opposite: good sex can be a spiritual experience!