Practicing Acceptance in Relationships

The recent holiday time has been very special for me: getting to see children and grandchildren whom I haven’t seen in two years! I recall reading a touching newspaper article several years ago, regarding American troops overseas. As they were being confronted with life-and-death issues daily, their priorities came into sharper focus: highest on the […]

Warm Wishes for the New Year

I wish anyone that reads this will lose their ancient wounds in the new year. May their hearts fully open and their gladness increase and their sorrowful habits drop from them like dead leaves. If they have physical needs may they be met. If they need to be healed, let them be healed. If they […]

Let Go and Let God

Let go and let God. We’ve probably all heard it and, although we believed it’s the only way to true peace and attainment, we’ve wondered if we really knew what it meant and how to do it. Let go and let God. What does it mean to let go of a situation or an individual […]

The Miracles of Life

I’m impressed with how slowly, steadily, and silently some of the miraculous events occur around (and in) us. Several weeks ago I was privileged to watch my first snowfall of the season: I thoroughly enjoyed sitting and watching these silent flakes fall gently to the earth. Each of them is unique!! there have never been […]

The Physical Body: Is Immortality Possible?

Last week, one of my colleagues asked me whether I really believed that it was possible for the physical body to obtain immortality. Even though I teach a class called Reclaiming the Body which addresses this possibility, I am, on a personal level, not completely convinced of the validity of such an endeavor. Yet I […]

Second Chance: Life After Death

“The fifteen years since I died have been the best in my life,” says Marvin Barrett, the author of Second Chance: A Life After Death. This, despite two coronaries, a stroke, lymphoma, prostate cancer, congestive heart failure and the cardiac arrest which caused his death at 63 in 1984. Barrett wrote of that earlier event […]

Love: The Magical Ingredient

“Love is the magical ingredient. If you have love you have everything.” Phillip Schmucker, a long time friend of mine, made this quote when he appeared in the film New Frontiers in Healing. The film was shown on PBS in Detroit a few years ago. Phillip has crippling cerebral palsy and has struggled his whole […]

Herbs For Purification

October is certainly a month of change. The brilliant hues of yellow orange and red glow in the autumn afternoon sunlight early in the month. This energizing color experience gives way to quiet stillness as nature takes a break and the earth goes to rest in the northern hemisphere. Many think of this time of […]

The Emotional Affair

Our society seems contradictory in its attitudes toward sexuality. On the one hand, we’re publicly outraged with disgust at Janet Jackson’s exposed breast and Howard Stern’s crude ramblings. On the other hand, we privately reward TV producers who titillate us with soaps and sitcoms about passionate interludes and rampant infidelity. Perhaps our private excesses are […]

Unlocking Locked-in Syndrome: An Interview Through an Empath

John Andrews is a 37 year old man with ALS who has been the subject of many of these columns. The course of the disease was swift, leaving him paralyzed within a few months and unable to speak within a year and a half. John has led us to many different levels of healing over […]

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