Health and Wellness Blogs

Faith and Trust

My personal discovery involves the use of the words "faith" and "trust." I realized you can’t use these words in regard to our human relationships. To have faith or trust in someone is a mistake on a couple of accounts. First is that human beings, no matter how "trustworthy," have the potential for variability and changeability. There is always the possibility, no matter how reliable someone is, for error or slip up. The best we can say here is to have confidence in someone’s capacity, talent or ability. Read more »

Alzheimer’s Part 2

In his work Meditations on the Tarot, the great spiritual master Valentin Tomberg, writing under the pseudonym Anonymous, stated that people engaged in spiritual life and practice have an immunity against developing Alzheimer’s disease. My personal experience of knowing such people through the 50 or so years spent along this pathway has confirmed this for me. My own spiritual teacher, Colette Aboulker–Muscat died at nearly 95 with intact mental functioning. Read more »

The Alliance

Spiritual life in the West is defined by what may be called "the alliance." This is the pact made between us and the Eternal One in a dyadic (i.e. twosome) relationship. Our spiritual practice relies on maintaining this alliance despite the background noise of the world that constantly seduces us away from staying in the alliance: These include frustrations, threats, lures, intimidations, unbidden and unsolicited suggestions, and advice coming our way from without and within.
Read more »

Do The Strong Serve The Weak or The Weak Serve The Strong?

In the Western wisdom literature, namely the Bible, there is a phrase repeated 50 times: help the widows and orphans in their trials and tribulations. In other words the strong must serve the weak.
Read more »

The Ninth Cosmic Law

In a previous Dr. J’s Corner I referenced the 10th universal cosmic laws, mentioning I would proceed to comment in reverse order on all of them and their applicability in our everyday life.

Here’s the Ninth: Don’t Bear False Witness. Here are the elements connected with this law I’ve discovered. Some are well–known and of general knowledge. Others have occurred to me independently.

The generally known:

   a. Saying something true that shouldn’t be said
   b. Saying something untrue that shouldn’t be said (perjury)
   c. Gossip Read more »

Syndicate content