Author Archives: dominic724
I thought practice would get me somewhere it didn’t somewhere just appears practice arises within it I thought mantras would bring me cool experiences they didn’t mantras became an expression of the inexpressible in love with being itself I thought … Continue reading
The Holy Goof by Garyji, an original contributor He was known as the Holy Goof mainly because he mostly sat around doing nothing much and he had a lot of spiritual books scattered around the cabin he shared with his … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, a friendly acquaintance of mine gave an amazing talk on how Christianity had touched his life, the Christian practices he had observed, Christian experiences, etc.
This talk sent me off down a few lines of inquiry:
- How am I relating to the tradition I was born in to ?
- Specifically, how am I relating to the Holy Spirit ? ( a big part of the talk involved the Holy Spirit)
[ A friend of mine wrote this and posted it on a private website we both use, many thanks to him. I have been enjoying it, so here it is, lightly edited. Enjoy !] Here’s a meditation directly inspired / … Continue reading
In 2001 I received Usui Reiki attunements to the “Teacher” level. Sitting quietly in someone’s living room for part of 3 Sunday afternoons after taking a class was all it took to invite the Reiki energy to move through this … Continue reading
As an adult who freely and easily worked with math and numbers every day for years, to suddenly start losing this ability felt quite strange. None of the symptoms listed for dyscalculia applied except one: I was becoming “numerically dyslexic”. … Continue reading
Everything has a beginning. Before the beginning came the antecedent conditions. Creation of cancer requires some conditions to arise in the body first. While some cancers show a clear connection to genetics, Lymphoma shows little.* Lymphoma does shows correlations with … Continue reading
No journey would be complete without some wrong-way turns, some questionable outcomes, something that the hero’s superpowers don’t work with, leaving him ( or her) to rely on their personal virtues, intuition and situational/self assessment to overcome adversity. In this … Continue reading
The hardest thing about the descent into the cancer world was a surprise, like almost everything else in the cancer journey. It wasn’t “faith”, or physical pain, or even a lack of resources. (this time, at least) Paradoxically, it was … Continue reading
The day I received the diagnosis from the biopsy: malignant. Right there metaphorically appeared a crossroad ahead. One direction led to conventional chemotherapy. And the sickness that comes from the toxic effects of chemotherapy. Another direction led to early death … Continue reading