Charlie Van Dyke
The bonds between companion animals and their humans is a spiritual matter than involves love and deep connections. We thought of this again when we read the incredible account of a four-year-old tortoiseshell cat named Holly who was traveling with her humans as they attended an R.V. rally in Daytona Beach, Florida, She got out one day and, perhaps... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Dreams
Posted May 27, 2013 by Charlie Van Dyke in Beyond Religion
If we could fold time, travel forward a century or two, and then look backward, I believe we would find abundant confirmation that the rise of the dreamwork movement is one of the most important developments of the modern era.

In my brighter vision of what is to come, our society will be guided by dream helpers who are dreaming with and for the Ea... read more
John Cross
Mud Flat Musing: "The Trip Begins Today!"

I tend to wake up earlier in the summer. It seems that birds start their pre-dawn melodies around 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. - not that I would hear them, the sound sleeper I am! Any guy that got used to sleeping on picnic tables for a year can certainly keeping dozing through the song of meadowlarks - especially ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
The bonds between companion animals and their humans is a spiritual matter than involves love and deep connections. We thought of this again when we read the incredible account of a four-year-old tortoiseshell cat named Holly who was traveling with her humans as they attended an R.V. rally in Daytona Beach, Florida, She got out one day and, perhaps... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake," Wallace Stevens once said. I'd make that a "walk around the city." I love to walk and have made it a daily part of my spiritual practice. Mary Ann and I don't own a car, and we live in New York City where you don't need one. I can walk almost every place I need to go.


When I am moving down t... read more
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