BAPTISM OF CHRIST

I want to continue diving into the Gospel of John and unpacking the mysteries performed by Christ. However, in order to do so accurately we must concern ourselves with Christs anointing of the Holy Spirit. While we know the entire power God rested within Christ while he was manifested here I doubt many of us […]

PROLOGUE OF JOHN

The Gospel of John has always been my favorite of the gospels. There’s such a depth of mystical wisdom to it. I’d love to unpack the esoteric mystery of it all in one post but I’m afraid that would be counterproductive. So, first, let’s take a look at the prologue of John and go from […]

WHAT DUALITY TEACHES US

“Peace does not mean the absence of conflict, because opposition, polarity, and conflict are natural laws.” -Bryant McGill GOOD AND BAD We tend to look at earthquakes as or tornadoes as these destructive forces but in a cosmic sense they’re merely just regular occurrences. It’s our minds that label events good or bad. However, these […]

THE FREEDOM OF EMBRACING FLAWS

WU WEI- EFFORTLESS ACTION “In order to control myself, I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.” -Bruce Lee When Bruce Lee dropped this little gem in Longstreet he really cut to the heart of what Taoists call wu wei, or effortless action. This whole “Be Like Water” philosophy of […]

LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD

Our love lives can feel like a title bout match with a heavyweight at times. We’ll recover from one emotional blow just to be blindsided by another right hook to the jaw. No matter how much we posture and shuck and jive the hits just keep on hitting. We find ourselves regrouping in the corner […]

What Defines Spirituality

Happy Easter to one and all. This is a video I did a while back that dives into the heart of mystical practice and offers a brief overview of various schools of thought on the journey within. I’ve taken a very middle of the road approach here and attempted to generalize as much as humanly […]

PUT LOVE INTO ACTION

I think it’s natural for us to struggle with heartache and devotion. So many of us have these preconceived notions of what love is supposed to be. We get caught up in the glamorous bits and pieces looking for it to make us feel stupendous all the time. A quick look at how we define […]

SMILING THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS

Some of you know my story and know why I speak of the bittersweet ebb and flow of life. There is a mixture of pleasure and pain tinged with the excitement that comes from living fully immersed in the moment. As I type my girlfriend continues her battle with cancer nearing the end of her […]

WHY WE LIKE PRETTY LIES

I recently had a conversation with my oldest daughter’s Mother that rocked me to my core. She possesses a sort of brutal honesty I’ve come to appreciate and despise all in the same breath. While she always admonishes with love and wants me to prepare for whatever storms may come I’m not always prepared to […]

FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH

FRIDAY THE 13TH It’s a true rarity but today I get to share a bit of History with popular culture icons I absolutely adore. Friday the 13th has given us horror fans so much to enjoy over the years. Not only did the franchise help define the slasher genre but it also helped mold an […]