I delve into the meaning of the word "religion", incorporating the powerful concept of mindsight, why Jesus instructs us to travel into our own hearts, and how all this "reconnection" happens in the dimension of intimacy.
Exploring Jesus's conversation about Asking, Seeking, and Knocking in regards to expressing our needs. How he is communicating a sequential journey in discovering something greater and the answer to our existential churning of "there must be something more".
Discussing why communion is more than "taking" bread and wine, but opening us up to God's Love and Divine Moving Presence that leads to healing and transformation.
Looking at the importance of our emotions, why the Divine cares deeply about them and even feels them with us. Connecting John chapter 11 with the Beatitudes and how entering into our emotions, allowing ourselves to be present within the feelings leads to greater healing, even transcendence. Also, I share my personal story of struggling with my faith and how connecting to my heart led me to experiencing greater encounters with God.
Why is forgiveness even a topic or a human issue deserving focus? Why is it a part of life? Is it just about getting the pain to go away, or is it beyond this? Is this another way of saying mercy? Is it just ignoring or overlooking the offense? What does it look like to forgive? What if Forgiveness brings more than relief from pain, but grows us even more towards being Truly Human? I delve further into the exploration of this difficult process, that includes my personal struggle with forgiveness.
Why "Born-Again" is not a label. Reframing the understanding of this mysterious concept; how it is a restless, often painful struggle of becoming our True Selves and truly connected to God and life. In this episode I share about my own personal journey of change and healing.
What that "hurt" means when your partner turns towards pornography. How this is an act of "turning away" from intimacy, but also the cry for it. Also, a discussion on what it takes to heal the wounds after the discovery that you or your partner has been viewing porn.
A frank discussion about how what we view in pornography specifically can point to something within us that we are desiring, either to hold within ourselves, to experience from our partner, or the pains and hurts yet unprocessed. An explanation on how judgment and hiding from it keeps us from looking at the important internal dynamics.
A discussion on understanding shame and hiding and how it affects our entire being, especially relationally. How we carry the judgment we project onto the Divine, blocking the invitation to join in intimate connection. What happens when we stay in "hiding". How "worship" has taken the place of "being" and reframing our understanding of Jesus's death.