We are all being alive on three levels, whether or not we realize it. The body is the most familiar level; you experience the physical plane, like an animal getting its needs met. The second level is the mind which knows identity, emotions and intellect, where the ego hangs out and overrides the body. Finally, the third level is the light of spirit, rays which illuminate and unite every moment, my favorite but also the most elusive. Being alive on three levels means there will be ... Read More about Being Alive on three Levels
We have bi-passed the ingredients within the ancient guidelines for human behavior, the ones many cultures around the world have implemented for centuries. Those teachings have the potential to sustain a peaceful world and harmonious environment. These days humans do not pay attention to the subtle magnificence that surrounds us. We are on our cell phones looking for relationship and affirmation on a flat screen. Those screens have put us to sleep. The number of clicks and likes will not help ... Read More about Sustain a Peaceful World
Change is happening all around us, from tradition to technology. The dis-ease crossing cultures around the world can be thought of as a virus of the mind—the Native Americans call it “wetiko”. The word describes our fear and separation; a unique form of mind-blindness that renders us blind to our blindness. Open your eyes and befriend diversity, love humanity. Ask yourself, where is your focus? The current global situation has made humanity hungry for change. For the past 2,000 years ... Read More about Befriend Diversity, Love Humanity
“The Dormition of Mary Icon”, or her “big sleep”! Christ stands holding the soul of Mary as a supernatural vision. Christ may have separated from the earthly plane but is not absent. On August 15, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Dormition of the Mother of God. However, there are no biblical or historical sources for this feast, not that of the Birth of Mary or the Presentation of Mary to the Temple Priest to weave the cloth for the temple. Historical Evidence The Christian ... Read More about “The Dormition of Mary Icon”, or her “big sleep”!
Change is happening all around us, from tradition to technology. Our dis-ease found in cultures around the world is also a virus of the mind—the Native Americans call it “wetiko”. The word describes our fear and separation as a unique form of mind-blindness that renders us blind to our blindness. To seek the light takes courage. To stand in the light can be exhausting. If we do not seek the light we become anesthetized by darkness. We have a global opportunity to learn, study, witness, watch, ... Read More about Books on Iconography Practice