I really like the way Tom Waits' voice works with spiritual-inspired music, like in Come on Up to the House. What other songs (either his or by any similarly gravel-voiced singers) should I listen to? His discography is so big and diverse that Pandora doesn't quite cut it.
So I've been a spiritual healer for a couple of years now and I wonder what direction to steer it in. Whilst talking to a senior, she mentioned 'psychic surgery', but didn't go into it at all. And as soon as I type 'psychic surgery' into Google, I have a Wikipedia page saying it has been disproved. I know you shouldn't believe every word on Wikipedia, especially with subjects that are going to be relying on information from people with heavily biased views; in the same way that when you mention spiritual healing to some people they call it black magic and do not want to talk about it ever again with you. [more inside]
My wonderful fiancé and I getting married this August. While I'm happy at the thought of "officially" starting a life together, we've been together more than eight years, and it doesn't feel like a huge deal any more. I'm also stressed about my career, which is occupying my mind most of the time. The actual wedding is being organized entirely by my parents, and neither of us are thrilled about what the ceremony's shaping up to be. What can I/we do to make the whole getting hitched thing more meaningful for us? [more inside]
I’ve become a person of (some) faith in the past year, and my life has been better for it. But it feels lonely not to fit into either the secular or religious communities—I'm not far enough along the spectrum one way or the other. Is there any way I can meet other people in a similar place? (Sorry, a little long and snowflake-y.) [more inside]
Please help me buckle down and survive the 16 months I have left before my husband abandons me and our kids. [more inside]
Where are my people? [more inside]
Does anyone recognize this recording of 'Go Down Moses'?
What denomination or popular church is best fitted for my agnostic views in pasadena, ca? [more inside]
My wife is looking for a group to join in San Francisco with some particular characteristics. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Recommend me music that invokes awe. [more inside]
Is it possible for a rather hardcore atheist to find some sort of spirituality again? Long, but I attempted to keep it concise. [more inside]
I need to develop a program in the next 4 weeks that combines creativity with spirituality for a group of hospital execs. I'm thinking of using various surprising visual effects to challenge and inspire. Some themes might be the extraordinary in the ordinary, or looking closer at something to see what you missed the first time around. [more inside]
I turn 40 soon, married. A few years ago I had what I believe to be a major spiritual awakening, but it really hasn't "stuck", to the core anyway. I have since found the pendulum swing far the other way to where I'm a surprised to find i'm now inclined to: drink to excess, flirt with women (some pretty young), smoke marijuana/ tobacco, listen to stuff like Kid Rock and relishing the vulgarity/attitude, watch porn - (this is mostly all "private" behavior) is this all indicative a midlife crisis situation? or "spiritual backlash"? or do i need to come to terms that i've taken a road down towards creepville?
Share your suggestions for spiritual books, or your spiritual quotations, or thoughts, or advice for others who have decided to explore the spiritual side of life. [more inside]
I don't follow a religion, and my spiritual life feels so empty without one that it bothers me enough to disrupt daily life. I believe in nature spirits, and I have a strong spiritual connection with nature. However, I also feel a connection to Christianity that I can't quite identify. [more inside]
Spiritual-filter: What general prayers would you recommend to use on a regular basis? [more inside]
How do I deal with my parents on limited resources without sending all of us into a fit? (likely to be TL;DR) [more inside]
My wife is getting baptized into her new church this weekend. [more inside]
Songs about dying [more inside]
Recommendations and creative ideas for being the officiant at your friends wedding? [more inside]
I had planned to embark on a period of introspection following a bad relationship and other life changes but I've been lazy about it. Are there any books that offer a sort of step-by-step course for something that really shouldn't be a step-by-step course? [more inside]
I'm doing a talk at church on spiritual laws, and I'd like quotes from well known scholars and successful business people that are affirmative in nature. [more inside]