Charlie Van Dyke
The Meditation of the Native Americans.

Every tribe has its own unique spiritual history, but certain parallels can be drawn that connect all these people to the earth and each other.

The origins of Native American spirituality can be traced back a very long time, possibly as far as 60,000 years. There are many tribes, all with a rich store of ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
A mirror
Posted August 5, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
Reality is a mirror. Smile into a mirror and the image smiles back. Curse into the mirror - the image curses back. The Universe doesn’t inflict punishment on you or stand in judgment of you. It’s your own actions that rebound into your life as reflections bouncing back from the cosmic mirror.... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
A question
Posted August 5, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'" -Martin Luther King, Jr.... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Let Everything Happen
Posted August 5, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in Meditations
by Therese J. Borchard
From Beyond Blue

I love the following passage from Stephanie Dowrick’s new book, “Seeking the Sacred: Transforming Our View of Ourselves and One Another.” Since I’m in a weird place of waiting … to resume my normal life, her message of “let everything happen” resonated with me–to resist the urge, however strong it is, to con... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Monastic Wisdom
Posted August 4, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in Meditations
By Therese J. Borchard
from Beyond Blue

In her new book, “The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul With Monastic Wisdom,” author Christine Valters Paintner offers a twelve-week program to introduce monastic wisdom and practice to anyone wanting to integrate spirituality and creativity. In her spiritual journey, Paintner has discovered that ... read more
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