Posted March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Three Syllables

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time… as they say. But with intention. So… Go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you. ~ L. R. Knost (from the Brahma Kumaris Thought […]

Posted September 30, 2016 in Monthly News

Willingness to Learn

“If you’re not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you’re determined to learn, no one can stop you.” ~ Author unknown (website)

When I read this opening quotation in my friend David Bloyd’s thought for the day, I resonated deeply with the implication. Reading on, I saw this newsletter […]

Posted August 31, 2016 in Monthly News


The song central to Debra’s post this month, “Show Me the Way,” by Dennis DeYoung and Styx, illustrates humanity’s desire for meaning. As is usually the case for the Beyond Mastery Newsletter, Debra wrote her article first, so that I could write something that would fit the theme she selected. When I read her article, […]

Posted July 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

Spiritual Paths

Everyone is on a “spiritual path.” Whether you know it or not, you are on a spiritual path. My sense is that it doesn’t matter whether people are consciously aware of their spiritual paths because this is a “fail-safe” universe. You don’t have to do anything special to be on your spiritual path. I am […]

Posted June 30, 2016 in Monthly News

Other Plans

John Lennon wrote one of his most famous lines, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans,” in a song for his son Sean: Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy). Although he wasn’t the first to have that thought (for earlier versions, look here), the Lennon version has become the most quoted, perhaps […]

Posted September 30, 2015 in Monthly News

The Altering Eye

In The Mental Traveller, the nineteenth-century poet William Blake says, “For the eye altering alters all.” In the poem, Blake is exploring the spiritual history of humanity as well as his own spiritual history. Regardless of the degree to which we are aware of it, we all have a spiritual history and a sense of […]

Posted July 31, 2015 in Monthly News

Spiritual Partnerships

To the best of my knowledge, the term Spiritual Partnership was coined by Gary Zukav, who used the term initially to refer to his relationship with Linda Francis, his wife. Debra and I read Zukav’s first book, Seat of the Soul, at a time we were doing a lot of fighting. Although we shared many […]