All Blog Posts Tagged 'spirituality' (11)

Evolution & Spirituality

This is today's reading from 365 Tao, a book by Taoist author, graphic designer, and martial artist Deng Ming-Dao:









“[Day] 207:::: Evolution:



Organic molecules from cosmic clouds,

Millions of years in the midst of eternity.

We sprang from the primordial;

Our spirituality came in the evolution.





There is strong evidence that human beings evolved from basic early molecules.



Those molecules were formed from…
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Added by Zijan on July 26, 2009 at 8:44am — No Comments

Esoteric Christianity - integrating occultism into mainstream religion...

Esoteric Christianity is becoming more popular. It is a combination of belief in Jesus as a VERY special messenger and New Age beliefs like karma and reincarnation. People usually also believe in healing, aura reading and things like that. Examples of teachers of Esoteric Christianity are Rudolf Steiner and Edgar… Read More

Added by Katinka Hesselink on May 20, 2009 at 7:26am — 17 Comments

Video - Life is Like a Cup of Coffee

Added by Chris Cade on February 7, 2009 at 1:43pm — No Comments

What are the important spiritual questions? Some suggestions...

I love asking questions - especially spiritual questions. You can answer below - or in this page: What are the important spiritual questions?



My questions so far:



What's your favorite spiritual teacher?

What's the source of divine knowledge?

What's the place of desire in your personal path?

How should people deal with people who don't understand their spiritual life?

What are the universal laws of… Read More

Added by Katinka Hesselink on February 5, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Ecospirituality - An Imaginal Approach by Owen Couch





The following essay explores a number of key questions regarding the revival of shamanism and other ancient Pagan ways, and outlines some approaches to viable ecospiritual work for today. The quotations skillfully culled by the author are extremely helpful. Owen Couch's cautious, well-informed assessment of ecospirituality echoes some of my own concerns—especially, the lack of connection to… Read More

Added by Denita on January 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

What are Miracles?

Do miracles exist, and if so, what are miracles?

The word miracle has come to mean so many things, to so many people. Many people use it simply to describe something unexpected (and positive) happening. Others talk about spiritual transformation. But traditionally things like turning water into wine, healing the sick and walking on water are part of the image...

So what do you all think: What are Miracles?

Added by Katinka Hesselink on December 19, 2008 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

What is wisdom? What is spiritual growth?

One of the most important and difficult questions I have carried around with me is this one: what is wisdom? What is spiritual growth? For me the two are connected. In fact, I think they are about the same thing - which means that to me spiritual growth implies growing in wisdom.



People who shared their ideas about this on the page I linked to above came up with:



Perhaps perseverance in the face of trouble is… Read More

Added by Katinka Hesselink on December 12, 2008 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Spirituality, Religion and My True Love

I haven't told my story yet, but something is weighing on my mind. I have to figure this out.



A few days ago, I mentioned some of my forum discussions to my husband, about how I tend to call myself Spiritual. i was shocked by his vehement reaction. Now, I know he was raised Christian (non-denominational) and was active in youth groups and outreach, but I also know that he was disillusioned by the hypocricy he saw and calls himself agnostic now. So when he said to me that ... how did… Read More

Added by Susanna on December 3, 2008 at 4:56pm — 11 Comments

Is Buddhism a Religion or a Philosophy?

To me Buddhism is a religion - do you agree?



There is a long tradition in the West to regard Buddhism as a philosophy. This tradition was started by Enlightenment philosophers (those who like rational thinking so much) who saw in Buddhism an ancient religion which fit their ideal of a rational way of life.



Most of the people who commented on my debate about this said: Buddhism is a religion, not a philosophy... Did… Read More

Added by Katinka Hesselink on January 12, 2008 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

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