The Spiritual Freethinker

Calling oneself a “Spiritual Freethinker” might seem a contradiction in terms, since “freethought” is generally equated with Atheism.  In fact, I was once declined membership into a “Freethought” organization because on the application I answered “yes” to the question, “Do you believe in a supernatural being (i.e. ‘God’)?” I was actually quite surprised by this.  … Continue reading The Spiritual Freethinker

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The Fine Line Between Spirituality and Delusion

I’m one of those people who consider themselves “Spiritual, but not Religious”.  And what I mean by this is that while I am open to exploring the realms of consciousness and connectivity, I have no interest in doctrines and dogmas. The basic difference between spirituality and religion is that spirituality is about direct personal experience, … Continue reading The Fine Line Between Spirituality and Delusion

A Spiritual Perspective on Gender Nonconformity

Gender nonconformity, or gender variance, is an umbrella term which covers a wide variety of behaviors that deviate from social or biological norms concerning one’s birth gender.  The most familiar (and controversial) of these is homosexuality, which is defined as romantic and/or sexual attraction, or sexual interaction between members of the same biological gender.  And … Continue reading A Spiritual Perspective on Gender Nonconformity

Restoring Balance Between the Masculine and Feminine

It would seem, in most cultures, that we derive much of our personal identity from our biological sex.  And in such cultures there are strong divisions between men and women regarding societal roles and behavior.  These gender roles are conditioned in us from such an early age that we grow to assume that they are natural.  … Continue reading Restoring Balance Between the Masculine and Feminine

Transitioning from Monogamy to an Open Relationship

Monogamy has been the social standard for romantic relationships for quite some time, but more and more people are beginning to realize that most of us just aren’t wired that way.  In fact, many so-called “monogamous” relationships aren’t truly monogamous when you examine them more deeply.  But having agreed to remain exclusive, our exploration of … Continue reading Transitioning from Monogamy to an Open Relationship