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Eternity vs. Forever vs. Infinity

Most people conceive of forever as being synonymous with infinity and I won't argue. However, eternity and infinity are little more separated in definition and doesn't quite exude the same depth of a …

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Consciousness, Subconsciousness, and Superconsciousness: Their Interplaying Roles

Science tells us that we have three parts to ourselves: consciousness, subconsciousness, and superconsciousness. Likewise, we are aware of mental, emotional, and spiritual qualities that make up a per…

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The Purpose and Life of the Heart

Have you ever heard any of these three facts?

1. The leading cause of death is due to heart malfunctions/diseases.

2. The most common regret among the elderly and dying is that they didn't l…

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The Temporary Image of God as a Male Authority Figure

Do you ever wonder how God became a male authority figure? In the Bible, and even into today’s religious teachings, God is usually revered as a male figure. Up until recently, this was never questione…

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The Deeper Thermodynamic Meaning of Energy

In this essay, I outline and examine the three laws of thermodynamics in relation to spiritual life. The three known laws of thermodynamics are:

  1. Energy cannot be created nor destroyed.
  2. The ent…

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Stepping Into Who You Are: Things To Take With You Into 2020

Get ready.

The real you lies dormant. You may not even know. “Wake up,” they say, “wake up!”
Hidden within a stagnant body, a fire rises to shine. The flame burns brighter when kindled; re…

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Physics of Spiritual Reality

                This topic came about by participating in a local spiritual discussion group. Some members shared their experience(s) of encounters with spiritual presences. Intrigued by how human psy…

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Oxytocin in Connection with God

                Oxytocin is a neurochemical hormone that is released for purposes for bonding. Examples include pair/couple bonding, giving birth, touch (in some cases), and other opportunities associ…

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Energetic Analysis of a Catharsis

            In the moments of healing, when one feels the release of sickness and the pain has evaded, the atmosphere changes from the inside out. Clarity, peace, cleanness, content, rest, and fresh c…

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Spiritual Binging

                Binging is not a new concept for counselors or those who struggle with consuming hours with one compulsive behavior. Binging is when a person eats excessively for a time that amounts t…

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Becoming One

            Marriage, and its relationship thereof, establishes unity. “Becoming one” is an art of not only physical sex, but of mental and spiritual realities as well. Such a union of intimacy pierce…

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The Importance of Intuition for Healing

Most spiritually healthy people are able to figure out for themselves what needs to be done for their psychological, emotional, and physical health.  It is within that the intuition has a voice. One c…

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Listening and Healing: A new consideration for counselors and preachers

                Counselors are instructed to be quiet when they feel it is helpful for the client. It is ironic how this correlates with some spiritual prayers to God. Sometimes when we pray, as we he…

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Applying the Placebo Effect to Spirituality and Beyond

As most educated people know by now, science has discovered something called the “placebo effect.” The placebo effect is usually demonstrated best with researching the healing potentiality of pills. R…

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Prayer As Becoming Known

Inspired by Abraham Heschel’s “The Sigh”, I decided to journey and rediscover the psychological and spiritual meaning, essence, and purpose of prayer. From a modern western view of prayer at least, it…

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Psychology in Relation to Existential Spirituality

That is what interests me – the development of spiritual life through a psychological lens. What is healthy and what is unhealthy for the virgin spirit? This is the onset pioneering of the idea of psy…

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