Here and Now

Back in the 1980s I found myself squeezing my way through the narrow aisles of the Bodhi Tree Bookstore in West Hollywood, California. Known...

Conscious Living podcast

Wendy Garrett, who hosts the popular podcast Conscious Living, invited me to share some thoughts about the rebirth of The Edge magazine yesterday afternoon....

Changing Perception & “Inner Engineering”

My spiritual journey began when I was young with the thirst for the truth, but I never found the right path until I attended...

Two women to be ordained at Saint Francis Liberal Catholic Church...

Jodi Christenson will be ordained to Subdeacon on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 10 a.m., at Saint Francis Liberal Catholic Church of Minneapolis. The...

In the Company of the Enlightened

What is it like to work for an enlightened being? Few of us will become Realized Masters this time around, but some, like Sheela...

Reclaiming Jesus from the Christians

“All great truths begin as blasphemy” – George Bernard Shaw In 325 AD, a band of power-hungry Christians wrote into law one of the biggest...

The Awakening

I guess it was my time or, rather, God's time. I was 29 years old. I had a good husband and I was a...

The End of Struggle

"Many people think that enlightenment is an altered state of consciousness. Actually, what we perceive every day through the distorted lens of ego is...

Triumph of the Spirit

Our good friend Phil Bolsta's blog, Triumph of the Spirit, has been lauded by Spiritual Blog Reviews. From Spiritualblogreviews.com: If you want to find a...

Soul of an Addict

On July 17, 2007, John Poulos died in a hospital room surrounded by strangers. He blew a .38 when he arrived at the hospital....

Tibetan Teacher promotes happiness through meditation

TWIN CITIES - Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a rising star among the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist teachers, will visit the Twin Cities in mid-April...

Awakening & the Fine Art of Mastering Alchemy

Jim Self walks between two worlds. He has succeeded in the world of the third dimension, serving on the San Jose (CA) City Council...

Is Anyone Really Waking Up in MN?

It's easy for those interested in consciousness to look at Bush's legacy disdainfully and wonder how he could have successfully tricked so many people...

How to have a Direct Experience of God

Many say they believe in God, but believing in God is not the same as having a direct experience of God. Direct means first-hand,...

Thanks to All during this Wonderful Journey

On the path of love, friend and stranger are one and the same. Whatever pearl you seek, look for the pearl within the pearl. -...

Can You Hear Me Now?

I have some pet peeves, things that send me up a wall, rub me the wrong way, turn my crank and tan my hide...

Getting Better is not Waking Up

This is the second in a series of articles about the awakening journey. It describes both the common myths that stand in its way...