Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality


The Wall Street Journal Article on Spirituality

posted by Cheryl Petersen
YouTube Preview Image

Mitch Horowitz provoked an interesting alert in his article, When Spirituality Kills, published July 8, 2011 in The Wall Street Journal. Horowitz alerts the public, “but not at the expense of the free exercise of spiritual experiment that has long characterized our religions cultures,” to extreme spiritual practices such as James Ray’s “Spiritual Warrior” Retreat held in 2009, outside Sedona, Arizona, at which 3 people died while in a sweat lodge, leading to self-help guru James Ray’s conviction last month of negligent homicide.

The query is again posed, Should spiritual practices be regulated by legislation? Astutely, writer Mitch Horowitz points out, “State regulation could be valuable but should not be seen as a panacea.” Certainly, the plethora of regulations aimed at the medical field cannot tout a record of public protection against complications, malpractice, misprescribed drugs, and death.

Horowitz did however allude to the fact that individuals have their own right and responsibility to understand spirituality while staying clear of extreme practices. The Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, counsels readers to pursue spirituality as a scientist, through investigation and experimentation, while admitting honestly, “This task God demands us to accept gracefully today, to abandon so fast as practical the temporal, and to work out the spiritual which determines the outward and actual.”

I appreciate my freedom to practice spirituality which reveals a fuller life. I advocate sites such as Beliefnet because they offer a broad array of thoughts and insights which naturally keep us safe from the extremists, or at least give me the strength to remove myself gracefully from a situation that lacks common sense, or becomes darkened by peer pressure, greed, or rancid opinions. Misunderstandings and misperceptions are always floating around in the air, therefore, as a revisionist of Science and Health, I’ve just finished the 4th edition of the chapter Some Misconceptions Debunked which deals with our ability to keep our practice of spirituality in line with the law of Life, Spirit.

Click here to Download for Free Some Misconceptions Debunked



Previous Posts

Gender fluidity and spirituality
In our sex obsessed world, the propaganda of twirling human gender and identity can’t help but alter language, views, laws, and religious creeds. The terms “non-binary” or “gender fluidity” have recently been added to the more newly established titles of: gender neutral, gay, lesbian, a

posted 8:02:19am Oct. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Control is more than controlling someone or something
In the Bible, the book of Job portrays a man, Job, who gets robbed of everything by the Devil. Everything human beings consider to be good and deserving gets taken away by the Devil. As Job lay in bed suffering, his friends visit. The older friends start psychobabbling as to why Job is in his pre

posted 8:01:01am Oct. 14, 2014 | read full post »

A deep breath of color
From 21st Century Science and Health, "The nature of spirituality is peaceful and blessed." You will go out in joy     and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills     will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field     will clap their hands.   Isa. 55:12,

posted 7:31:08am Oct. 10, 2014 | read full post »

One chip is enough
Marketing experts adapt people to the habit of eating not just one chip, but the whole bag. The problem with this doctrine is we get fat and confused. Many year ago, by sheer circumstance I was recuperating from an accident and found I just couldn’t eat very much at a time. One chip, or rather

posted 7:29:28am Oct. 06, 2014 | read full post »

I don't want to be afraid of God
Leviticus 25:17New International Version (NIV) Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the Lord your God.   When I was younger, it was difficult to wrap my head around the demand “to fear God.” I’ve been afraid of my dad before, and the fear caused our com

posted 8:25:54am Oct. 02, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.