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Spiritual bypass and avoidance

In the previous post, I wrote about a concept that is new to me, Spiritual Bypass. In simpler terms, spiritual bypassing is characterized by an active avoidance of pain and reality. It is deliberately deciding to cut out the discomforts … Continue reading

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The answer to “What can I do?”

I have been wondering about the convergence of several things lately. I was blessed to have participated on the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March in 2018. That was the experience I had been searching for. The opportunity to develop friendships … Continue reading

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A Quaker and Native Peoples: Part 3

I’m somewhat surprised that what I wrote yesterday, “I believe our only hope for addressing our evolving environmental catastrophe is to follow the wisdom, spirituality, and centuries of experience of Indigenous peoples,” didn’t result in anyone, so far, challenging that. … Continue reading

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And those who know and those who seek. Amidst the chaos, find your peace

I am so discouraged by the vicious and escalating racism of the president, and the enablers of his party who refuse to refute it. In a recent blog post the characteristics of fascism are articulated. https://jeffkisling.com/2019/07/28/we-refuse-to-sit-idly-by/ Surely we won’t be … Continue reading

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Memorial Tree Planting

I didn’t know what people would think about my recent blog post, My Tree Friend. For most of my life I thought of spiritual experience mainly in terms of human beings and the Spirit. Vertebrates have nervous systems of various … Continue reading

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Arkan Lushwala

Following is information about today’s Pachamama Alliance Zoom presentation, Honoring the Equinox with Arkan Lushwala, a Peruvian ceremonialist and healer. He is a rare indigenous bridge of the global north and south, carrying spiritual traditions from the Andes in his … Continue reading

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What can I do?

In a world experiencing unprecedented climatic, ecological, and societal change, many in the Religious Society of Friends are coming to know our own need for newness. We thirst to find and share a clearer sense of the relevance of our … Continue reading

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Time and Space

When I sit in front of my computer most mornings, what I should write often comes to me. I see this as a spiritual exercise. And usually the words that come to me are related to spiritual matters as well. … Continue reading

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Help the Next Person Find Their Way

As I was looking for information about conflict resolution and transformation, I found the latest book of poems by our new poet laureate, Joy Harjo, “Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems.” I’m intrigued with the title of the following poem, … Continue reading

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Chaos and Hope

It seems the most frequently used word in our country on this day, 12/21/2018, is CHAOS. I know one definition is ‘a state of utter confusion or disorder’. But another definition is ‘the infinity of space or formless matter supposed … Continue reading

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