I Am a DiamondThe nature of my soul is like a diamond. A mystical diamond which focuses and reflects pure light, love. intelligence, happiness from Infinite Spirit. The nature of Infinite Spirit is Creative light, Unconditional love, Unlimited wisdom, Ever-new bliss. Surrounding my diamond Soul! a covering of garbage has accumulated; the darkness of ignorance, […]

Is this really happening?

In Texas, a recent state law took effect requiring public campuses (which includes all public schools) to display any donated items bearing the phrase, “In God We Trust.” Some other states also have similar laws. And who is this “God” – as of now, this “God” has not been defined by the Texas Senate Bill […]

I was looking for an answer

“Yoga essentially means that in search of well being, you do not look up, you do not look out – you look inward.” Sadhguru calls this “inner engineering”, I call it the complete “spiritual science” which I briefly introduced in my last post. Jesus said, “the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21 I […]

My search for a spiritual “science”

Sir Francis Bacon, 1561–1626, is best known for leading the scientific revolution with his new “experimentation and observation” theory, which is the way science has been conducted ever since. Using this new method, much progress has occurred in the physical and social sciences. By experimentation and observation of the physical world, science has learned much […]

Existential Seeking

As I studied all religions, I did find Each one had not always been so kind. When they have acted lovingly instead, They have followed this golden thread. Copyright © 2013 by Ralph Calabria Through these posts, I am sharing my insights with other seekers, those people who are searching, questioning, exploring, and earnestly seeking […]

My Journey

It wasn’t until many years later, after composing the “Religion” poem, (previous post) looking at my journey in retrospect, that I realized I had traversed through a trajectory of those three distinct mindsets. I later termed them exoteric, mesoteric, and esoteric paradigms. My lived experience gave me insight I could not have gained any other […]


How sad, That people who ignore ReligionDENY everything of value in it. How simple,That people who are babes in ReligionDEBATE and argue with each other. How sound,That people who are growing in ReligionDISCIPLINE themselves instead of judging others. How supreme,That people who fully live ReligionDELIGHT in the ever-new joy of Spirit. Copyright © 2013 by […]

Two Tests

Ralph Calabria This month I am posting early because I’ll soon be leaving for a weekend with Yogiraj Siddhanath.  Yogiraj is a most impressive contemporary yogi in the tradition of Babaji.  Yesterday, Diane pressed me on the question of how do I distinguish an enlightened teacher from an ordinary teacher.  In other words, why did […]

The Joy of Homework

The Joy of Homework This month I invited a guest blogger, Diane.  Think to a time when you were in a class and couldn’t understand the instructor.  If you were not interested in the material, probably you shrugged it off and moved on.  But if you did want to learn, it was different.  Maybe not […]