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Divine Consciousness: What Being Saved is Really All About [caption id="attachment_1321" align="alignright" width="199"] Divine Consciousness[/caption] What does "being saved" really mean? I am sometimes asked, "You frequently use the words 'conscious' or 'Divine consciousness' or 'higher states of consciousness' and, sometimes, 'awake' or 'awakening'. What do you mean by these words?" Wh ...
[caption id="attachment_5469" align="alignleft" width="400"] Sister Corita Kent, in front of her artwork, at Immaculate Heart College in 1964 (Credit: Corita Art Center, by way of NPR)[/caption] Since NPR's recent segment , Sister Corita Kent has come to mind a few times this week as someone who deserves to be added to our Restless Souls' Hall of Fame—yes, it's a bit of a new concept here at ...
You don't have to be a student of political science to recognize that there is no perfect, man-made governing system. Even democracy -- which is not what we live under in the United States -- works better on paper, or parchment, than it does in real life because, though we theoretically operate with the concept that every single adult -- male or female -- has equal say in how things are run, in r ...
I roll one of my kitchen cabinet drawers open. It’s a side cabinet that I barely use since it’s awkward. I see shards of glass and open it even further to inspect. A simple, glass, Lenox bowl that we received as a wedding present is broken in half. I am once again fighting tears. All I can think is, “Really, really?” How much more of the past twenty some years has to be disassembled? I know it s ...
Today I want to wish my hero a big Happy Birthday. My Mom, Anne Glenning , turned 70 today. She is one of the most beautiful, intelligent, spiritual, giving, loving, kind, and amazing joke. When she tells a risqué joke nowadays we have to laugh because it's funny but also because she cracks herself up. I hit the Mom lottery with her. She teaches me constantly and challenges me to stand for w ...
“I’d like to pay for the car behind us,” says my son, Tommy. The woman collecting the toll smiles, shuffles the money once again and obliges his wish. Just moments before we vie for a space as we attempt to merge in line to pay the toll. Our leisurely car ride listening to music and chatting about college internships stop once we are rerouted because of an accident. Thus more than likely why th ...
It's time to bring to a close the age-old debate about whether dogs or cats -- and the people who prefer one to the other -- are smarter. Not because the general populace has accepted the final resolution of the issue (easy -- cats, paws down), but because we have a more pressing question: As mysterious and wise as cats seem, they will react to a fake mouse. Surely, we humans are wiser than ...
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