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Q&A: He says he loves me, but he’s not ‘in’ love with me….

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via formspring: “I recently had my boyfriend say to me that he loves me, but he’s not in love with me. What message is he trying to tell me?” The message is nothing good. Guys (and girls) say […]

Q&A: “When is the right time to get married? What’s the purpose of marriage?”

posted by B. Dave Walters

*This is one of my most popular articles to date, (and was a big reason why I won the Next Beliefnet Featured Blogger contest!) I am reposting it here for everyone who hasn’t seen it…or needs to see it again! […]

Dealing with rejection; Or, goodbye Steve Jobs (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

In the short video below, you’ll hear a wonderful story about a man named Steve, and the massive amount of rejection he endured on his way to changing the world It’s true that no one *enjoys* being shot down, but […]

Wrestling with angels, Or, spiritual, but not religious???

posted by B. Dave Walters

Let me start off with a couple of disclaimers here. First, nobody KNOWS where we come from, or what happens when we die; firm belief is not the same as empirical knowledge. And in the vacuum of absolute knowledge, all […]

Q&A: “How do we deal with people who are lying to us?” (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “How do we deal with people who are lying to us? And still be positive about it when we know that they are fooling us. Thanks Dave” The first question is: how do you KNOW they […]

Q&A: “My boyfriend keeps women’s numbers in his wallet…” (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “My boyfriend doesn’t listen to me at all especially when it comes to financial matters. I don’t trust me due to past issues and his womanizing. He tends to keep women numbers in his wallet then […]

Q&A: “I want to believe the world is good, but I see so much crime and fear” (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) question submitted by Formspring: “I want to believe that the world is good, but I see crime in my city and neighborhood. Is my fear attracting crime to me and my city? And how do I let go of […]

Q&A: Do you believe that there is “The One”? Because I think I lost him….

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) question submitted via Formspring “Do you believe that there is “The One”? Because I think I lost him. He was everything I ever wanted, I let him go and now I realize there is no one like him. I […]

Loving you; Or, thinking positive (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “I read a book about self-hypnosis and i was wondering if you can “manipulate” your conscious in order to reach your subconscious. Like, during work I am listening to music, how about I combine my own […]

Mastering the Law of Attraction; Or, creating what you *really* want! (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

Hello! So last time we made some goals, it’s time to put it into action. Before we talk too much about making a plan, I want to clarify some things. I recently wrote an article on how to make the […]

Previous Posts

How to use the August Super Moon
Starting August 10, we’ll be experiencing one of the three ‘super moons’ of the summer, where the Moon is physically closer to the Earth, making it appear bigger and brighter in the sky.  This a

posted 11:01:13pm Aug. 09, 2014 | read full post »

Q&A: I STILL don’t know what to do with my life…HELP!
Question submitted via Formspring: “Hi, I've been reading some of your posts, really interesting and encouraging, I kinda feel better and not that lost but I can't stop thinking about what I can do.

posted 11:41:37pm Aug. 03, 2014 | read full post »

The Spiritual Lessons of Superheroes
As of the time of this writing, San Diego Comic Con is starting up.  I'll be appearing on a panel on Spiritual Themes in Comics on Saturday at 6 PM in room 4...stop by and see me if you're in town!

posted 5:58:23am Jul. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Expectations and the Law of Attraction
“There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations” ― Jodi Picoult Question submitted via Formspring: “How can I use the Law of Attraction to remove nega

posted 2:54:31am Jun. 30, 2014 | read full post »

How to Avoid Disappointment and Feel at Peace
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” -Eckhart To

posted 10:43:30pm May. 31, 2014 | read full post »


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