Let Go of the Physical

“Let us then, dear brethren, flee from the world and ‘the things that are in the world’.  For what have we in common with the world and the men who are in the world?” ~St. Symeon from “The Discourses” Spiritual development is always difficult in a material world.  It is made even more difficult if…

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Gems and Crystals: Alexandrite

    Alexandrite was names after the Russian Czar Alexander II because it was discovered on his birthday.  It is known for it’s ability to appear different colors in different types of light.  In incandescent light, it is red or purple, but changes to green or blue-green in natural sunlight and most types of florescent light.  It…

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Living in the Light

“He, however, who is united to God by faith and recognizes Him by action is indeed enabled to see Him by contemplation.  He see things of which I am not able to write.  His mind sees strange visions and is wholly illuminated and becomes like light, yet he is unable to conceive of them or…

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Go Outside

    Now that winter is over for nearly all of us (I don’t think I have any Australian readers at this time) and we have warmer spring weather, in some cases, more like summer weather, it’s time to get outside more and gather energy from nature and the sun.  Take a walk in the woods.  Go…

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