In God We Trust…Not

Rev. Kelly Russell

  “In God We Trust.”  It says so, right on our money here in the US of A. This statement is actually the official motto of the United States – but you’d never know it based on how we act. God is often the last person on the trust phone-tree – He’s the break-glass-in-case-no-one-else-can–come-through-for-me guy. Like calling your ex-boyfriend, or … Read More

What is Prayer? Why Do Some Prayers Go Unanswered?

By Lisa Natoli

Do you sometimes pray to “God” or to some outside force for an outcome? Why is it that some prayers go unanswered? What is prayer anyways? When people ask for you to pray for them, what do you do? Usually when someone asks for prayer, they want an outcome different than the one they are in, and so they ask … Read More

“Come Home…”

By Dr. Christine Kiesinger

“Come Home…” While walking one rainy afternoon last week, I noted the aroma of wet, springtime mud. This aroma, paired with the way that the dirt yielded beneath the weight of my feet, triggered a very strong and vivid memory. In this memory, I am a child of about seven years of age. It is nearly dusk. I am squatting … Read More

Divine Remembrance: Seek Signs of Your Holiness

By Dr. Christine E. Kiesinger

Holding him close to my heart, I whisper: “You are everything that is beautiful, True and good.” Lifting up his head—his eyes meet mine—and some part of my Soul rises up and says: “So are you, Christine…so are you.” My nephew, Sam Livingston Kiesinger is just three months old and is showing up in my life as a powerful Teacher … Read More

What If God Was One of Us?

By Kelly Russell

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So what do we do when someone is straight up pissing us off? Our ego minds tell us we need to take action – giving us helpful advice like, “Don’t be a doormat, don’t let them get away with that – you deserve better – you need to demand respect, put them in their place, teach them a lesson.” This … Read More

How A Course in Miracles Healed My Anxiety

By Kelly Russell

How A Course in Miracles Healed My Anxiety

What is anxiety anyway? As a psychotherapist and transformational coach, I see and treat symptoms of it every day. Anxiety sucks. Right out loud. The end. That’s my clinical assessment. At best, for some, it takes the form of a low-level undercurrent of worry; at worst, for others, it means debilitating, paralyzing panic, accompanied by very real feelings of reliving … Read More

Making It Real When Nothing Is True

By Bill Free

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True Awareness sees and judges not the appearance of thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences, without a past or future reference or label of any kind. This is a radical and very necessary practice in experiencing the real world and actually having a new default of inner peace as your life experience. Practice, practice, practice is the key component. Ultimately you will … Read More