Follow your heart – but where is it leading me? Purification of the heart, mind and soul through the Jesus Prayer


I fasted and prayed both with a guru and Tibetan Lama.  After years struggling with calming my mind through a multitude of meditation techniques I found what I was looking for in the Jesus Prayer, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner".  For what I was truly looking for was … Continue reading Follow your heart – but where is it leading me? Purification of the heart, mind and soul through the Jesus Prayer

Introduction to the Jesus Prayer


Introduction to the Jesus Prayer Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner. I have often read the Jesus Prayer in prayer books and heard it in church, but my attention was drawn to it first some years ago in Rumania. There in a small Monastery of Smbata, tucked away at … Continue reading Introduction to the Jesus Prayer

How did a New Age Baby Boomer Seeker wind up in the Eastern Orthodox Church?


Good Question and one I fully answer in my newly published book, The Pearl of Great Price. My blog is about: Seeking and finding Finding God in the early Church and the lives of Saints Engaging modern seekers who are still searching for their spiritual home to check out Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Eastern Orthodox Christianity … Continue reading How did a New Age Baby Boomer Seeker wind up in the Eastern Orthodox Church?

Beyond Seeking and Finding – the Life of the Soul in the Eastern Orthodox Church


Since my early 20s I have  been fascinated by the life of the soul, meditation techniques, and  mystical experiences - so much so that I pursued every spiritual avenue that presented itself to me without question or discernment for years - unless it was Catholic and or too Christian.  I had rejected the Catholic Church … Continue reading Beyond Seeking and Finding – the Life of the Soul in the Eastern Orthodox Church