Naked and Not Ashamed 1

Naked and Not Ashamed 1
Some of the most profound truths that I have learned and am still learning comes from the first story in Genesis. In our spiritual journey and pursuit of our Divine I.D. this is our beginning. The book of St. Thomas, Thomas asked Jesus when will be the end and what will it look like? Jesus replied, "If you want to know the end you must first go back to the beginning, because there you will find the end." With that thought in mind I submit the thoughts...

Am I Friend Enough 2…

I have contemplated and mulled over this thought for a couple of years. This idea of becoming and being a friend is pretty special these days in the world we live in today. The definition according to the online free dictionary is: FRIEND 1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. 2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance. 3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade. 4. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patroni...

The Book of ‘U’

The Book of ‘U’
I remember in some of our leadership training sessions in the past I would sometimes ask the question, “If your friends or family were to write a biography of your life story, what would the title be?” Don’t get me wrong here, what others’ think about you is important in a lot of ways, but totally unnecessary for you to discover the real U. It is an eye-opening experience. Think about what you would write as the title, compared to others would put as the

Discovering the RealU 4

Discovering the RealU 4
Today I am pondering the possibility of discovering your true identity apart from manifesting your destiny. When I say discovering your divine identity I am not merely talking about the mental ascent to understanding. But rather in the revealing and being who you know you are at your core. With this thought in mind then I can see how walking out your destiny or purpose is closely linked to walking out your divine nature. This journey has taken me quite a w
1. All of us have the divine ability to create 2. You find your destiny and or purpose in your passion 3. Very few will make a living at what they are passionate about (not entirely) 4. Manifesting purpose and meaning to the world is a journey (it’s revealed in the art of being and doing, not a destination) 5. Squandering your gifts and talents will bring torment and distress to your life 1. “I’m not very creative” doesn’t work. There is no such thing...

Discovering the RealU 2

Discovering the RealU 2
I was talking to one of my sons a few months ago about what he wanted to do for a living, and or career. I found his response and logic quite different from what I expected. His reply was, ” I want to get involved in some kind of schooling that requires the least amount of time and the most pay”. You know we have been trained to think this way in our carnal perspectives. Some people try to find jobs, some seek careers with benefits. Remember years ago that

Discovering the RealU

Discovering the RealU
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  I suppose there is not an American alive that hasn’t been asked this question, either in Kindergarten or First grade. I’m thinking today of what the answers might have been when we were young and full of hope, and faith. I remember in my class there were replies of  Teacher, astronaut, Football Player, Singer, Business Owner, and even the President. Today I am wondering how many of us ‘became’ what we wanted to

Purpose for your pain…

The definition for pain according to Wikipedia: Pain is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.”It is the feeling common to such experiences as stubbing a toe, burning a finger, putting iodine on a cut, and bumping the “funny bone”. Pain motivates us to withdraw from potentially damaging situations, protect a damaged body part while it heals, and avoid those

Belonging and Fitting In

I may have missed my calling just a bit, I am fascinated in my older age by the behavior and thinking among humans. I find myself studying, doing hours and hours of research on the subject. I came across this idea of belonging versus fitting in. They are not the same thing. Belonging and connection are at the core of every person alive. Fitting in is an external or internal adjustment on someone’s part to belong artificially. Teenagers master this skill b

Paradoxical Ascent 2

The paradoxical ascent to God is not easily explained to the logical mind.  In simple terms the early Fathers of the faith would use these terms to describe the spiritual ‘feeling’. The Paradox here is the reality of what’s really going on in the hearts and minds of God’s people at certain times in their lives. ‘The more I know about God, it seems the less I really know’, and ‘The closer I get to Him and His Essence, the further away He seems.’ This cou...