Am I a Druid? Yes, but…

You may have felt this You're an aspiring druid, so you're out in the middle of Nature - a park, say, in the early evening.  You've rested the palm of your hand on a tree.  Your eyes are closed, your head is bowed, and you're feeling really connected to every living thing around you.  You…

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Believing is Seeing

You choose your belief I'd love to be wrong, I really would - but unfortunately this is all there is. That means belief in spirits, other realms, and even escaping the cycle of death and rebirth is all in your head. Their only real reality lies in the psychological impact those notions have upon you…

Wisdom for others

Why is it easier to advise others than to apply our wisdom to our own lives? And at the same time why is it that other people's advice always falls on the deaf ears of our own soul? By that I mean I've been told the same advice by countless people in countless different ways…

I wanna scream

In an earlier post I'd said I felt like I had experienced enlightenment, and that insight stays with me today, but... I wanna scream! My gut is twisted with frustration, dissatisfaction, incompleteness, 'not-enough-ness'.  Sure, if I were to follow my insight, I'd recognize that I'm letting myself feel too attached - and if I wanted…

Real Faith is No Faith

Real Faith Many people (atheist and theist alike) see 'having real faith in God' as the complete and utter surrender to [its] omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence - to know in your deepest core that [it] exists and works its work in the world for you and through you.  The epitome of this 'real' faith should…

Reality is all …

Fill in the blank When referring to the nature of Reality - what it's made of - as soon as someone begins their statement "It's all made of ... " the next word could be anything - gouda, gold, god, tao, apeiron, the force, consciousness, anything. The reason I know this is because I've understood…

How my Beliefs Changed

My Non-Belief I had lived my life from a worldview which was handed to me - through education and authority (parental education/influence) - and which I had never properly questioned.  It was a world filled with the amazing discoveries of science, and a lack of a deity simply because there was no room for one. …