The Surprising Otherworldly Secrets I discovered When Visiting A Jesuit Mission in Mexico

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I could almost feel Mother Earth wanting to open up and receive tenderness and care, to wipe away the pain and suffering that had occurred for so many years. 

Places of worship like temples, churches and missions might hold some of the best indicators of the mindset and growth of a culture. Think about all the weddings, funerals and other practices that bring us together on a regular basis. They carry so much emotion, joy, grief and everything in between. Does the rich intensity fill up the cavernous rooms and seep into the foundation? I think so. Keep reading and discover the otherworldly secrets I discovered at a Jesuit Mission in Mexico.

Recently I enjoyed a family vacation in Loreto, Mexico. The beaches, water and people were amazing. However, I had one day that offered me something completely unexpected.

We signed up for a Christmas Eve tour of a Jesuit Mission located in the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains. My mindset prepared me for a peaceful experience that would allow casual exploration of the sacred mission and settings.

The night before the tour set the tone for my adventure. I had a dream where I was asked to help the dead see the light. When people died but could not, or would not go to the light, my role was to show them the doorway to Source or the other side. When I woke up, I tried to shake the dream off.

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Does Nature Have Rights?

IMG_4360-1200x900 Does Nature Have Rights?

Do birds have rights? What about bees, flowers, and trees? Or whales and giraffes? Rivers and lakes? These are profound questions that tap into the very nature of life on Earth. Currently, people around the world are focused on climate change: Does it exist, and if so, is it natural or unnatural? Yet, climate change is only one aspect of the larger issue of how human beings relate to the world in general. Do we see Nature as something to be used and then discarded, or do we see it as a living presence that we are part of, the heart and soul of life on Earth?

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What I Learned During My Spiritual Break

What I Learned During My Spiritual Break

I’m writing this as I would write a note to a friend who I haven’t spoken to in awhile. I’m back from my self-imposed spiritual break and wanted to check in. How are you? How is your world? How are you feeling on this day about our larger world?

I know I don’t have to ask that question of Mother Earth. She feels as angry as she’s ever been. But, I hope those living directly in her path feel supported by the outpouring of love, unity and assistance that is coming their way.

At a time like this, it almost feels mundane for me to talk about my time away this past month. But, The Sunday Paper is dedicated to trying to provide a sanctuary and a moment of reprieve from the storms that surround us — be they climate-related, political, or otherwise. So, if you don’t mind, I’ll bring you up to date on my last few weeks.

My time away in August was wonderful and productive. Before I left, I wrote down a list of intentions for my break. I wanted to step back from the noise of our world so that I could reflect, reconnect and approach my life and work with a renewed sense of passion and purpose.

There were so many times along the way that I wanted to jump back into the world of social media to comment on this or that (North Korea, Charlottesville, Heather Heyer and her inspiring mom, Houston and Hurricane Harvey, etc…) So many times that I wanted to drive my car back into the office so that I could feel plugged in, connected and purposeful. But, I didn’t.

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