Is My Obsession with God Healthy?

You decide, but I warn you: you may get sucked in with me. Don’t expect this article to make sense. Once the obsession with God has taken hold, knowing “why” does not matter. I often say, “Why is a whyld goose chase.” The ego is whyly. Wily means skilled at gaining an...

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The Challenge of Physical Pain and Disability

One of the challenges expressed during the recent Weekend of Freedom Retreat was the issue of pain and physical disabilities.  This deserves more attention and clarification than we had time for over the weekend.  It is also relevant to many, many people.  So let's...

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Shekinah, Divine Feminine and the Holy Spirit

  One fateful night circa 2008, a lovely guest from Israel graced my New York City "A Course in Miracles" class. We hadn’t gotten far when I referred to the Holy Spirit as “He” and our guest bolted upright with surprise! “He?” she said, making sure she heard me...

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What Happens When You Turn a Thief …

What happens when you turn a thief into a recipient of a gift? Radical innocence, radical generosity, radical kindness. When I was just getting started as a psychotherapist, I rented a room in a shared office space in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It was on the ground floor...

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It’s Irresponsible NOT To Be A Millionaire

If you don't like who has the money, get some of it yourself! I’ve always made a modest income and managed to live quite nicely. But last October I bumped into my budget and saw that it was not covering my expenses. Ummm, how did that happen? Oh, all the usual ways....

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Where Does Your Smile Come From?

Investigating your smile will solve every problem you have. Twenty-five years ago, I became obsessed with God. I really didn’t see it coming, because I was raised without religion, had no acquaintance with the Bible, had rarely entered a religious institution, and...

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5 Reasons to Keep the Faith

It’s easy to feel “God’s not listening,” “God doesn’t care about me,” or even, “God doesn’t exist.” I was raised as an atheist. But I was also a child of the ’60s. The psychedelic art of Peter Max, psychedelic music of the Grateful Dead, and psychedelic drugs that...

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