Some time ago I wrote a post about how prayer can work retroactively (see Praying For Yesterday). In this post I’d like to discuss how prayer actually works. The Jewish view is that during the period from Rosh Hashana (New Year) to Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) the fortunes of
In 2007, Kevin Rudd, as the newly elected Prime Minister, issued a formal apology to the so-called “Stolen Generations”. These were part aboriginal children who’d been forcibly removed from their families. In conjunction with that a number of events occurred around Australia. It was a great time and a proud
Why is it that Israel, which should be lauded and held as an example of how to live in this world, is singled out and vilified by exactly the people who should be praising it? Israel is the ONLY country in the Middle East where: women have equal rights gays
You’ve written your eBook and it’s time to get it into the world. But you need a cover. Undoubtedly, you’ve seen eBook images which look like a real book. Just in case you haven’t here’s mine. BTW you can download a copy of this book by clicking on the image 🙂
This week Danita and I attended the funeral of the sister of a close friend. A comment was made which got me thinking – so here’s the result. We’re used to Jewish funerals. This wasn’t one of those. A Jewish funeral is rather formulaic: there’s a specific structure to the
The Universe talks to us in many ways. Sometimes we need to listen differently so we can hear the message. Here are some stories about special interactions with animals. A recent Thought For The Week (in my Weekly Soul newsletter*) was “Your time as a caterpillar has expired. Your wings
Talking openly and honestly about ourselves is challenging at the best of times. When it comes to having to market yourself things get decidedly mind numbing. How often have you been in a situation where someone has asked you what you do and instead of being your normal loquacious and
This week (today is the 14th September 2014) was the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on New York. September 11 is also R U OK? day. (These events are related but that’s not the discussion here.) There’s a great deal of superstition and fear associated with the number 13
“Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.” – Richard Bach – Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah This week Dr Emanuel Tanay completed his mission. Born in 1928 in Vilna, Poland, as Emek Tenenwurzel, Dr Tanay was an
Have you watched the news lately and thought “WTF is going on?” I have some thoughts which may help (or not – depending on your perspective). We are now in the midst of a global battle between good and evil. By “good” I mean those forces of light and life