Bible Contradiction: Does God Give “Good” Gifts, or Serpents for Food?
As a spiritual person with an affinity for scripture and the bible, I’ve been trying to reconcile an apparent bible contradiction between the old and new testament scriptures. In Luke 11:11, Jesus makes the point that God is a good father that knows how to give good gifts to his children. “What father among you,…
Spiritual AF! #4: Meditation – Channeling the Divine
Within each one of us exists a native intelligence that operates to keep us alive on a subconscious level. This unconscious intelligence is carrying out millions of subconscious functions on our behalf without us having to guide them. Without this inherent intelligence, we would die very quickly. This native intelligence within us, is a conduit…
Spiritual AF! #2: Everything Is Spiritual
In our last post in this Spiritual AF! series, we started our journey by unpacking the deeply spiritual nature of our existence. To highlight the spiritual aspect to life and living, we contemplated a quote that helps us reframe our outlook on spiritual disciplines and the role they play in living a meaningful life. “We…
Bipolar Disorder: Mental Illness or Creative Superpower?
Since resceiving my diagnosis in 2004, It has always been fascinating to me that many eastern cultures view mental illness differently than medical professionals in the western hemisphere. Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia aren’t viewed so much as psychotic breaks as they are spiritual awakenings. In Shamanism, those who struggle with these mental illnesses aren’t considered…
Spiritual AF! #1: Life is Spiritual As F***!
In acheiving and maintaining my mental health over the years, having a spiritual discipline in my life has been vital. Some people may call this a crutch, but for the person with a broken leg, a crutch isn’t viewed as a weakness. A crutch is a vital tool in acheiving optimal health. In this Spiritual…
QOTD #16: The Case For Scientific Mysticism
Rather than being at odds, it’s possible for science and spirituality to work in concert to advance humanities understanding of the world. To this, I say, “long live the scientific mystic!
My Black Box Experience: I Wanted to Die and Only God Could Stop Me
In this post I will be sharing a personal experience that’s challenging for me to talk about. As I promised in my first post, I will do my best to bring something authentic, transparent, and vulnerable to you. This requires me to share the great, good, bad, and ugly of my experience. In an effort…