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Am I Growing Spiritually?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 12, 2019 • 39 Comments

As we continue to talk about spiritual growth, I have been hearing from more and more people who ask how they will be able to tell when they are growing spiritually. I used to wonder about that, too! But having worked at my own spiritual growth and been amazed both by how easy it is... Read More

Life in the Afterlife

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 05, 2019 • 72 Comments

We enter these lifetimes on earth to experience negativity and learn how to rise above it so we can more effectively grow spiritually. Fear is the most negative emotion, so at our stage of development, growing spiritually means raising our personal consciousness vibrations away from fear and toward more perfect love. Since the base fear... Read More

What’s a Heaven For?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 28, 2019 • 72 Comments

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for? (from the poem “Andrea del Sarto” in Men and Women by Robert Browning, 1855) We have so much good evidence of what happens at and after death that it’s tragic that so few people are at all familiar with it. We... Read More

What Can Go Wrong?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 21, 2019 • 52 Comments

It has been almost half a century since I first began to read old communications received through physical mediums from people we used to think were dead. Soon after I began reading what was a rich trove of detailed accounts that have by now been almost forgotten, I was noticing an account or two, just... Read More

The Happy Process of Natural Death

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 14, 2019 • 104 Comments

Death is a universal part of life, so the level of misinformation and fear that still surrounds it in the twenty-first century is horrifying! So much of what we are told by those we venerate as authorities is scary, silly, and entirely wrong. The scientific community still insists that the death of our bodies will... Read More

Explaining Death to a Child

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 07, 2019 • 32 Comments

When I first understood that death is a minor transition in someone’s eternal life, I stopped thinking much about the prevailing view of death as something negative. My foremost failing has become the fact that my first thought now on hearing about a death is actually happiness for the decedent. What else can you expect... Read More

Being of Service in the Modern World

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 31, 2019 • 33 Comments

What does it mean for you and me to altogether live the teachings of Jesus? It means a lot more than we might imagine ever could be asked of us. Let’s ask the greatest American of the Twentieth Century what it means to him. He often wrote and spoke variants of these words: “To our... Read More

Being the Light

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 24, 2019 • 22 Comments

Many earnest Americans believe they can fight evil with angry chanting, venomous signs, and even physical attacks on others. And our social media has become a literal breeding-ground of self-righteous rage, where if you disagree with those shouting the loudest, you risk being obliterated altogether! Yet, even with all these well-meant efforts being made by... Read More

A Saint For Today

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 17, 2019 • 25 Comments

One of the biggest changes I’ve seen in recent years has been the number of people I hear from now who are feeling a call to serve Spirit. Often they don’t understand this urge, this inchoate itch they feel compelled to scratch, nor even are most of them certain that it really is an itch... Read More

When Our Faith Betrays Us

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 10, 2019 • 31 Comments

Jesus has some wonderfully positive things to say about faith! He sees it as the engine that empowers our minds. For example, when His disciples have trouble driving out a possessing spirit, they ask Him why they are unable to do it. And He says, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I... Read More