Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Tenth Commandment—Thou Shalt Not Covet, Own It!

by Michael Maciel I was halfway expecting the Ten Commandments to have a rousing finale or at least have an ascending order of punch, like David Letterman’s Top Ten List, saving the best for last. But no. The Decalogue reads … Continue reading

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Oneness, Pure Consciousness, and other misleading ideas

by Michael Maciel When ancient teachers spoke of abstractions such as “pure consciousness,” it was in much the same way that Jesus taught in parables. Jesus told his disciples that he taught the multitude in parables but that he taught … Continue reading

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The Ninth Commandment—Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

Part of a continuing study of the Ten Commandments by Michael Maciel When summoned to a court of law, we take an oath to tell the truth when asked about what happened. We are forbidden to lie about it. We … Continue reading

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The Eighth Commandment—Thou Shalt Not Steal…or else!

by Michael Maciel Why are there so many “thou shalt nots” in the Ten Commandments? No wonder God comes across as an overbearing father figure ranting at his children. You can almost see him pointing his finger at you as … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemies—Part 2

by Michael Maciel What is the one thing you hate the most? What more than anything else will cause you to hate someone, possibly forever? In other words, how are enemies created? Learning how to create something is the first … Continue reading

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Life on the Edge

by Michael Maciel Recently, I read a review of The Infiltrator, a movie starring Bryan Cranston about Robert Mazur, an undercover FBI agent whose work led to the arrest of Medellin Cartel boss, Pablo Escobar. One sentence stood out, not … Continue reading

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The Question of Evil

by Michael Maciel Nature is autonomous and has no regard for our feelings about it. Just as our bodies have automatic functions, so does the greater body of nature. It’s up to us to harmonize ourselves with it, not it … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemies

by Michael Maciel There’s a popular saying in New Thought that says, “Where attention goes, energy flows.” “Love,” more than anything else, means “attention.” In the movie “Avatar,” the beings of Pandora greeted each other by saying, “I see you.” … Continue reading

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World Priest, by Michael Maciel

Finally, the book I thought would never get published is available on Amazon! World Priest took over two years to write, which is typical (I imagine) for most non-fiction books. Now that it’s completed, I feel a huge weight lifted … Continue reading

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