World Religion Day

World Religion Day

I so delight in what we’re doing here today, celebrating our own faith and celebrating the faith of others, and doing that together. It’s a magnificent idea, and I applaud the Abbotsford Interfaith Movement and the Baha’i for organizing this. I love what we’ve been...
Discovering the Magic of the King Arthur Legend

Discovering the Magic of the King Arthur Legend

What is the most compelling image of the King Arthur legend? For me, it is the vision of young Arthur seeking a sword for his brother, and innocently withdrawing the sword from the anvil and stone, thus inheriting his destiny to be the next king.   There are so...
The Deeper Meaning of the Christmas Story

The Deeper Meaning of the Christmas Story

They say that Christmas Day may not be the “real day” that Jesus was born. Some wonder if he ever lived at all. Many more are so repulsed by what has been done in his name that they ignore the Christmas story altogether.   Despite all that, Christmas is a time...
Are You God?

Are You God?

I had a wonderful e-mail interchange today with a woman who wanted to discuss an article I wrote recently. I enjoy thoughtful dialogue about the most significant things in life, especially when there is respect and openness. And this was a wonderful opportunity. We...
Fulfilling the Longing for Home and Family

Fulfilling the Longing for Home and Family

At this Thanksgiving time in America I feel a deep yearning for home and family. At this season of year, the desire runs deep for me and for many people. The essence of the experience is touched, and yet the full knowing of it can be elusive. For me, the longings that...
A Forever Moment

A Forever Moment

I walked all the quiet night through the snow to his home with only the winter moon lighting the path ahead. Limbs of fir trees hung low on each side as carols sang in my head. Silent night, O Christmas tree, Singing sweetly o’er the plains. The crunching of snow kept...
This Holy Place

This Holy Place

Enter this holy place, this stillness, the sacred root of all Creation. Here, the soft candle of love’s perfection burns forever bright, and you are home again. Smear the oil of love upon your brow. Inhale the smoky scent of pine that sanctifies the air. Drink the...
Becoming a Sun: Gravity

Becoming a Sun: Gravity

These are the opening lines of my upcoming book, Becoming a Sun: Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence for a Happy, Fulfilling Life. What your world, and the people in it, need most from you is for you to be a sun. The gravity of the sun is paramount in the solar...
Politics and the Round Table

Politics and the Round Table

I’ve been saying for many years that we need a practical spirituality—one that’s relevant to our everyday lives and the issues we face in our world now. That’s certainly needed relative to the political arena in the United States. The low level of the public debate...
Ancient Magic

Ancient Magic

I wish I could take you with me to places in Southern England and Wales which are so full of ancient magic. I am finishing a 12-day tour here with my dear friends, Ruth Buckingham and Phil Richardson. We have held four day-long sessions of Healing Chant. Gail Stewart...