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Three Characteristics of an Ideal Spiritual Community

by Nick Andrea What are the characteristics of an ideal spiritual or religious community? I’ve been chewing on this question as the Unitarian Universalist congregation I serve visions for its next iteration in the world. I’ve identified three important characteristics. I’m sure there … Continue reading

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Five Simple Ways to Change the World

by Nick Andrea All these crazy things happening in the world stage have been getting me down, lately – wars, collateral damage, unnecessary killing, and the list goes on. It reached a peek this afternoon when I had a hard time even being in my … Continue reading

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Too Simple for Words

by Nick Andrea It is That, uttering this very mantra in me, as me. It is That One, chanting now through me, as me, to Itself. It is That Very One thinking now in me, as me, the thoughts It … Continue reading

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Whisperings of Transpersonality

by Nick Andrea Whisperings of transpersonality – in the voice of a friend some yards behind, its sound waves riding on a single strand of molecules, from there to here, to reach this ear; and, whisperings of transpersonality – in … Continue reading

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Dreams of Level 7

by Nick Andrea Gah! Pieces of a life, disjointed, When did one forget it’s one big caterpillar, it’s sections connected by a single thread of life? The small mind forgets: that it’s always been the whole, damn thing, and dissects … Continue reading

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Mirror Neurons

by Nick Andrea The mirror neuron theory intrigues me, suggesting we’re hardwired for compassion and connection. I guess that’s why we grow, together. And, it suggests that there is only one intelligence that is learning through all human beings. It’s … Continue reading

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There is No Razor’s Edge for the Sincere of Heart

by Nick Andrea There is no razor’s edge for the sincere of heart for I am already within you and as you, composing this art. I know you thought you would only find me, commune with me, and dance with … Continue reading

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Indestructible Tube

by Nick Andrea Who, who is this person I see in the mirror? Empty shell for a Greater Thing than this, clearer than any that have come before. Not me, nope, it’s not me, but then again, I am not … Continue reading

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Trusting The Fog

by Nick Andrea I walked with my own two feet into an unknown future, all paths, enshrouded in fog as if I were an island or stuck in a bog. “Well, just ye have faith! The sun still shines behind … Continue reading

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Finding Myself Again

by Nick Andrea Life became a desert sucking dry the waters of life from this supply. Got me thinking ’bout post-middle-aged Oracles, you know the kind, the ones with enough love to heat the United States and Canada combined, AND … Continue reading

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