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John Turnquist

Some spiritual wisdom to help you kick off 2020! Get ready…

February 16, 2020 | By John Turnquist

EVERYTHING about you is an expression of energy: your thoughts, beliefs, self-images, feelings, emotions, actions, physical body, physiological sensations, etc. We ALL come from the SAME SOURCE of energy, although this ONE ENERGY is utilized and expressed differently by each of us (and, of course, in countless similar ways — like being human!). This energy/power […]

Healing the Self Through Loving Awareness

December 11, 2019 | By John Turnquist

Whether we are conscious of them or not, there are parts of ourselves still hurting and unhealed, buried deep within our hearts. Some of these self-parts may still be very young, originating from our childhoods. Some of these wounded self-parts, in a very real sense, are still stuck in the past, trapped in their own […]

The Silent Witness: Finding the Still Place Within

August 22, 2019 | By John Turnquist

There are two aspects of the self: the Silent Witness, and the “stuff” (thoughts, feelings, sensations, memories, fantasies, impulses, etc) that is witnessed by the Silent Witness. This witnessing self is neutral, objective, calm, unchanging, and peaceful. The Silent Witness always exists in the present moment (the “Eternal Now”). The mental, emotional, and physical activity […]

The Spiritual Purpose of Being Queer

March 01, 2019 | By John Turnquist

You know, the thought(s) occurred to me while driving to work…”queer” individuals (I use “queer” for the sake of brevity) serve an important spiritual purpose for humankind. One includes expressing the profound courage it takes in order to be authentic in the face of adversity, hatred, ignorance, and violence. We all desire to be authentic, […]

The Benefits of Psychological Mindfulness

February 16, 2018 | By John Turnquist

We expend so much energy resisting uncomfortable aspects of our mental and emotional experience. This also includes clinging to what feels enjoyable, and pushing away that which feels uncomfortable. We may gain short-term satisfaction by clinging to preferred thoughts, beliefs and feelings. We then end up suffering more in the long-run because we resist what […]

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