When a person is alone, there is no one to corroborate the communal hallucination so how does one know what is real and what is Memorex???
Nothing visible was broken in either fall. Bones were intact beneath bruised flesh and battered ego. But, I started experiencing weird deviations from my normal behaviors and the occasional spiritual visions interpreted by others as brain damaged hallucinations…
I am a deeply spiritual being…a spiritual chameleon able to tap into various spiritual vibrations, no matter the faith or nonfaith system, and experience the marvel of the holy…
Have you ever noticed how chaos or chaotic situations are breeding grounds for punctuated creative output while order only manages to conjure incremental changes???
The god made in my own image that I was introduced to as a child now circles the fire with all the other gods – those with feathers, fins, and fur. ~Terry Tempest Williams The belief there is a finite way to worship an infinite god is terribly myopic. To believe one limited faith system […]
My problem is with the word God, for all the limitations it has placed on my imagination, such as, “God the Father.” ~Terry Tempest Williams When you read the word God in the opening quote, what image flashes before your eyes? If you were raised in the West, it was probably the ubiquitous image of […]
All the world seems a church and the mountains altars. ~John Muir In America, freedom of religion is considered so foundational to our founding documents, it was enshrined in the 1st Amendment to our Constitution. Its placement as the 1st Amendment means it was thought more important than the 2nd Amendment although, to many, guns […]
The closer you get to real matter, rock, airmailing fire, and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is. ~Jack Kerouac I need a deity to keep me afloat in the ocean pulling at my toes toward the black depths of the Mariana trench at the bottom of the Pacific. God or demon, either will […]
The soul is the weariest part of the body. ~Paul Bowles The soul may be the weariest part of the body because we don’t exercise it the way we do our physical bodies, even less than our intellectual muscles. Or because we distort it to conform to another’s view. Why the neglect?
I believe the universe is one being, all its parts are different expressions of the same energy, and they are all in communication with each other, influencing each other, therefore parts of one organic whole. ~Robinson Jeffers It should come as no surprise that I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to sift daily […]
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. ~Rumi Was I ever clever? My head is filled with facts, most useless in everyday situations. I used to think facts made me intelligent, approaching clever until the modern computer awoke with more facts at faster retrieval than I can comprehend than I could even if I spent the […]
I would rather be labeled An angry brown poet Than be an apathetic American Who turned away just long enough To never actually have to give a damn. ~Remi Kanazi I am continually flabbergasted at America’s preposterous claim to be a Christian nation. The hypocrisy…one of many perpetrated by self-proclaimed followers of Christ…building a barrier […]
The war his country asked of him convinced him war has no heroes. Only the dead. The cost of violence is always more violence. ~Glen Sorestad I am sick to death of the older generation the vast majority that never set foot in the military calling for war. It’s an easy call, a hypocritical call […]
I no longer worry about god let him worry about himself. I have gotten over that. ~Richard Shelton If one doesn’t concern oneself with the god or gods what should be the focus of their person? Who then do we adjure to pull our ass from the fire? Especially as in the case of Cuauhtemoc […]
It a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ~George Orwell With so much contradictory news vomited into news veins and carried into societies circulatory system, it is increasingly difficult to separate the nourishing wheat from the indigestible chaff and I feel like my vascular system is recirculating excrement.
It is easier to believe in Aliens than in Gods. ~Neil Gaiman These days, there are more movies depicting aliens, about extra-terrestrials than those focusing on any particular god or group of gods. For entertainment, the vox populi has voted with cash to watch space beings. Does this correlate to a belief aliens are extant […]
A lie, sometimes, can be truer than truth, which is why fiction gets written. ~Tim O’Brien Not all lies are bad. Some are good, great even. Fiction is a lie. It may be predicated on truth, have lines of truth interwoven into the web of the story, yet, as a whole, it is made up, […]
Every word, every image used for God is a distortion more than a description. ~Anthony de Mello Humanity is limited in our ability to cognitively coalesce all existence, all inputs, all knowledge into our small brains. We can’t see ultraviolet like Honey Bee, smell with micro nuance like Hound Dog, hear the heartbeat of Field […]
When Jésus entered the temple and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of the dove sellers, we experience a wave of anger needing rationalization. In the holy scripture books, the section is titled cleansing the temple giving it an air of acceptability. His anger is interpreted as righteous to buoy the mythology that The Christ was without sin from birth unto resurrection. Without the life preserver, the holiness and divinity of Christ sinks to the bottom of the deep dark sea.
The voice of god means nothing anymore. ~Revolting Cocks If the voice of god means nothing anymore is it safe to imagine there is no heaven? And, by extension, no hell below us? Then heaven and hell both exist here, on earth, simultaneously and the three are fused into a single existence, three parallels become […]