My very gifted psychic friend Ronda Del Boccio told me how she used to be able to tell when people had Covid. I have heard how certain breeds of dogs have been trained to sniff out various diseases. I’ve never heard of someone looking at people and knowing they had…

Giving away blessings is action. It is doing something. It is to be caught by yourself thinking or praying well for other people. Giving away blessings goes beyond simple desire to actively giving life to thoughts.

To dynamically bless other people is bold. Whether we like or dislike the other…

Two hundred fifty years ago Adam Smith was anything but original when he entitled his opus on economy The Wealth of Nations. Those words from the 8th century B.C. prophet Isaiah were a call to the king and nation of Israel.

Written after the Babylonian exile by the students of…

This is the time of year when the songs of angels come through loudly, voices resounding yet delicately musical in their joy filled songs. December and January are a time when the creative energies of all times and places converge. …

My friend and hero when I was a little boy was my grandfather. Not only was he married to my grandmother — the sweetest and warmest woman in the world, and the best cook — he was a magician. He could do things like repair plumbing and electrical problems. In…

To all the prophets of doom, the naysayers and the negativists who have done little more than whine endlessly while foretelling imminent doom over the last two years, I have this to say.

Bah, humbug!

Amateurs are terrifically annoying. When will these men and women start to pay attention to…

There is a whole string of epithets for people we call prophets. Annoyances. Browbeaters. Intimidators. Oppressors. Tyrants. Among others.

Rereading a line from the Hebrew Testament prophet Micah, a contemporary of Isaiah, an ever-challenging line comes through.

The thing of it is that I have met people who do justice…

We have a persona which we show the world. The outer self. This is an age in which there is an emphasis on exposing our inner selves for all the world to see.

Regardless of whether or not the world needs to see who we are. Regardless of whether or…

We become used to the things we do in everyday life. Going to work. Getting some exercise. Eating dinner and sitting in front of the television or reading until we go to bed.

We do the same things over and over, forgetting about many of the things we have done…

There is a surprise to thinking we feel spiritless.

We’re not.

Humans can be terribly silly. We feel listless, unfocused, as if all our energy is gone. We toss. We turn. We presume we’re incapable of making even the simplest decisions. That, in itself, is a decision.

Spirits don’t feel…

Mark J. Janssen

Mark Janssen is an American mystic, author and blogger. His memoir “Reach for the Stars” discusses his lifelong mystical experiences.

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