Bill Johnson

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Who You Are Not

Who You Are Not (by William Johnson) You are not your stories Your thoughts Your judgements Your condemnation Your past Your future Your present Your wrongs Your sins Your pain Your mistakes Your body Your illness You are not what… Continue Reading →

A Prayer – May I Know Who I Am

A Prayer – May I Know Who I Am (by Debbie Ford) Dear God, On this day I ask you to grant this request – May I know who I am and what I am, every moment of every day…. Continue Reading →

My Brilliant Image

My Brilliant Image (by Hafiz) One day the sun admitted I am just a shadow. I wish I could show you The infinite incandescence That has cast my brilliant image! I wish I could show you, When you are lonely… Continue Reading →

Connecting with God from the Heart

Connecting with God from the Heart There are not many worship songs that I can “stomach” lately, but this is not one of them!  “Here’s my Heart” by Lauren Daigle is a gem.  A beautiful song, a passionate song and… Continue Reading →

Ode on Intimations of Immortality

Ode on Intimations of Immortality (by William Wordsworth) Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting And cometh from afar; Not in entire forgetfulness, And… Continue Reading →

Break the Mold

Break the Mold. For God’s sake and your own, break the mold. Terry’s song by Bruce Springsteen is a song I sent to my friend on his birthday. Why? Becuase he breaks the mold by simply being his unique self…. Continue Reading →

Your Light Matters

Your Light Matters. “Your task doesn’t matter, your light does.”  Caroline Myss It doesn’t matter what you do.  How menial or small the task.  What matters is the intention that it’s done with.  Through whatever we do, do we intend,… Continue Reading →

The Lion Who Believed He Was a Sheep

The Lion Who Believed He Was a Sheep. One day a farmer was walking back from the forest. He came across a little lion cub. So, he brought the lion cub back home, gave it milk, water, some food. Didn’t… Continue Reading →

Why Were You Not Zusya?

Why Were You Not Zusya? There is a tale of a Hassidic rabbi named Zusya. He was a timid man, a man who concealed more than he revealed. One day Zusya stood before his congregation and he said: When I… Continue Reading →

A Harvest of Quirkiness

A Harvest of Quirkiness (by Bruce Sanguin) Gracious God, how can creation sing your praises, except with the red wings of blackbirds flashing across blue sky, and the croak and splash of frogs playing hide-and-seek in the ponds? How can… Continue Reading →

Becoming Myself

Becoming myself.  “Now, with God’s help, I shall become myself.”  Soren Keirkegaard Perhaps we think that we have to become like someone else, or be someone else in order to be accepted or approved.  Sometimes we don’t like ourselves very… Continue Reading →

The Eagle Who Thought He Was a Chicken

The Eagle Who Thought He Was a Chicken. A fable is told about an eagle who thought he was a chicken. When the eagle was very small, he fell from the safety of his nest. A chicken farmer found the… Continue Reading →

The Story of the Golden Buddha

The Story of the Golden Buddha. Many years ago in Thailand there is a temple that was called the temple of the Golden Buddha. And there was a huge statue of Golden Buddha. And word came to this village where… Continue Reading →

Soul Identity

Soul Identity:  “You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” – George MacDonald

I Am Light

A Reflection on: "I Am Light." A beautiful song to help you remember who you truly are. You and I suffer from spiritual amnesia! We have forgotten who we are, why we are here and how to li...

We Were Made For These Times

We Were Made for These Times (by Clarissa Pinkola Estes) My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the… Continue Reading →

You Don’t Have to Act Crazy Anymore

You Don’t Have to Act Crazy Anymore (by Hafiz) You don’t have to act crazy anymore, We all know you were good at that. Now retire, my dear, From all that hard work you do Of bringing pain to your… Continue Reading →

Love After Love

Love After Love (by Derek Wolcott) The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You… Continue Reading →

You are Chosen

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Who Are You?

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – TEILHARD DE CHARDIN We all suffer from spiritual amnesia at times – forgetting who we are. This is a quote that helps… Continue Reading →

Tov, Tov, Tov!

“One afternoon, before anything was made, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost sat around in the unity of their Godhead discussing one of the Father’s fixations. From all eternity, it seems he had had this… Continue Reading →

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