HEALING LIGHT

“It is well known that if you use UV light to destroy 99 percent of a cell, including its DNA, you can almost entirely repair the damage in a single day just by illuminating the cell with the same wavelength at a much weaker intensity. This phenomenon is known as photorepair. “A Russian scientist, Pjotr … Read more

BELIEF AND FAITH

Last week I spoke about Real Faith embracing us as our expectations in such a way that it flows out of an actual physical knowing within us rather than just a clump of mental ideas, hopes or even vague wishes. One person wrote: “The fleeting awareness of this knowing is so sweet and then we … Read more

HAVING FAITH

In my spare time I am writing three more books. You might well ask “why three?” – and my answer is “because I expect to finish them”. Expectation, real expectation, is faith. Finishing the books is not my goal (one volume has taken three years thus far!). Rather, it is my vision. It is a … Read more

HAPPINESS – STEP ONE: NOT COMPARING ONE

Are you happy? Anthony De Mello, the late and famous Catholic priest from India, once said that noone was happy. He said that no-one even wanted to be happy – they liked being sad, hurt, disillusioned and angry. I’m not quite as pessimistic as Anthony – I believe happiness is possible on this planet. It … Read more

EASTER – Death and Life

I remember as a child hearing the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. It fascinated me; especially because all the churches seemed fixated on some strange purpose for his barbaric killing and an equally strange reliance on the sureness of his physical resurrection. For me, the magic of the story lay in the fact that … Read more

A SENSE OF SEPARATION FROM THE DIVINE IS OUR GREATEST ILLUSION

In the Jewish creation story, the first humans sensed their individuality – and perceived it as a state of separateness from God. In this perceived state of separateness they found themselves capable of operating in contradiction to God’s laws; and thus God seemingly punished them by removing them from his Presence. They found this perceived … Read more

KNOW NOW

Welcome to the FIRST Issue of Volume 4 In this new volume I’d like to explore the positive aspects of authentic spiritual life and offer more practical steps for achieving it. The first step – the biggest step – on the road to enlightenment is to know you’re on your way. This requires that you … Read more