The hard part comes now. Obviously, I have a major commitment to writing every week in this space. I try to write from a mystic's perspective and I'm committed to integrating real-time current events into each week's writing. However, I don't fancy myself as a columnist per se. Still, I do think I have gained (by … Continue reading It’s déjà vu again again again
a mystical möbius take on Holy Communion I hope to reveal the mystical body of Christ to you with the words of this article. I do so while encouraging you to be mindful that seeing the image involved and actually tasting and experiencing the sacrament communally are two very different kinds of things. Scripture talks … Continue reading Covid-19 — Eucharist online?
Note: "TL;DR" means, Too Long; Didn't Read, and indicates a summary to follow. Only ONE active option! Every nation and leader in the world is working with the very same solitary option for an active response with regard to the novel coronavirus Covid-19. Everything after that is a matter of method and execution. Last … Continue reading TL;DR on coping with Covid-19
Between a rock and a hard place! It's an excruciatingly difficult problem balancing health and livelihood in the midst of a deadly pandemic. I feel that this is true no matter where one gets their news. I start there. However, this isn't the article about whether we should continue staying home or open-up wide. While … Continue reading Masks: a shibboleth?
*Essential workers* deserve justice! After the Covid-19 Apocalypse we really can't pretend anymore that we don't see the faces of the working poor. By, 'working poor,' I mean those who work a full-time job and yet do not earn a living wage. Now we know exactly who they are. They are, in large measure, … Continue reading Mary’s Magnificat and UBI
Reality? I take existence to be a subset of Reality. I take it that existence is neither exclusively (materially) deterministic nor is it totally random in its expression. Rather,—what with seemingly random factors like the presence and influence of quantum energies—from a scientific point of view, the nature of existence is seen … Continue reading Science and predictability
Vital distinction Last week we differentiated grief (our internal thoughts and feelings in experiencing loss) from mourning (our external expression of the thoughts and feelings experienced in grief). Our culture tends to conflate the two and often mistakenly uses the terms interchangeably. The first is rather automatic, the second only somewhat so. While mourning is … Continue reading Grief revisited (part 2)
a mystical möbius Easter missive... Covid-19 Apocalypse revisited Is Easter an Apocalypse? Of course! It's an annual remembrance and celebration of Christ's work in the opening of our hearts! Easter is an annual opportunity for opening our hearts to the eternal dynamism of the Real—e.g., an anniversary through which we observe a celebration of … Continue reading Easter Apocalypse
Vulnerable intersection - Primal assault We have spent time in the past on the blog talking about the primacy of breath—G-d's Divine Presence. Most if not all mindfulness training begins with attention to one’s breath. The novel coronavirus, Covid-19, is a respiratory virus. In its most fierce expression it takes one’s breath completely away by … Continue reading Grief revisited
Covid-19 context As we're still responding, this is not really the best time to begin engaging a full-on after-action review of the U.S. response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We trust there will be plenty of time for those of us who remain (almost all, we hope) to do that later. I think we already know … Continue reading Oxymoron