• Question For Craig: Is it ok to chant Om instead of Aum? What is the difference?

    Answer   The idea is to attune your mind and inner ear to the vibration of the universe.  Both are symbolic of it and remind us of that humming sound that is within and all around us.  Both help us to become more in touch with the inner sound and light of God.  My suggestion is to only use the A U M as practiced on the download for now.  In most cases it will take you in deeper than chanting OM but not too deep unless you are ready.  In the beginning on the highest form of meditation I prefer the three syllable way of chanting in your mind better…

  • The other side of the wake up call

    Recently I had a wake up call that reminded me of several things that I really need to be taking care of in my life.  The wake up call I got was so  big that it made me look at taking a giant leap into becoming the potential person that I often wonder if I really have the motivation and strength to become.  The interesting thing is, as I looked around me I could see people everywhere going through the same thing.  Everyone who I ran into who was having such a wake up call was expressing sort of the same thing.  Just like me, they were realizing how good…

  • One small miracle

    I was at the bank standing in line and I was about to be helped by the teller who is not quite my favorite teller.  She is usually kind of cold and takes the rules to the hilt.  For example, if a check for my gutter company says Kimbrough Gutters she does not want to deposit it because me DBA papers say Kimbrough and Company.  Customers make out checks to Kimbrough Gutters, Kimbrough Gutters and Windows and a whole host of Kimbrough titles.  The other tellers at this and other branches take the checks no matter what the customer has put on there as long as it says Kimbrough on…

  • Getting The Train Back

    Last night my youngest son, Jordan, was playing with his new James train from the Thomas The Train collection.  I fell asleep in the chair watching him.  I woke up a few minutes later to see a mountain of salt on the desk with him pushing James through it.  I got up and shouted, “No!”  rather loudly.  In my mind I could not believe it.  Here we go again.  He has used a whole bag of flour or sugar in the past, now salt, which is all over the desk, the chair and the carpet.  He has gotten in trouble in the past for this but it only lasted for…