Forgiveness

Have you ever noticed that Forgiveness is something that gets talked about in Hallmark card terminology?  It’s almost always something we should have or should practice, comes with graphics of flowers or butterflies, and promises to be the answer to issues where harm has been done.  It’s like making closure when there is no closure…

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We Are Made of Fire

Many spiritual seekers are looking for that transformative experience. They want to find the practice that will unlock their talents, throw a spotlight on their path, show them the way to be who they truly are in the world. Instead of feeling worn out, cold, exhausted, constantly in movement, they want to find that still…

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Passion Vs. Joy

All this striving to find our passions seems to have developed into a weird amalgam of soul mate and auction fever.  Our passion is come to represent “the one”.  It is the one thing that will define our lives, give us meaning, provide us with joy, make everything that has gone before it make sense,…

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Change Is Inevitable

We came here to change. Usually we think of it in loftier terms such as becoming enlightened, growing, transcending, learning our lessons, even completing our karma so we can get off the wheel of Samsara.  Or we think of it as the inevitable loss of things due to age, illness, and our body’s expiration date. …

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Happy Year of the Monkey

This year is going to be full of opportunities, synchronicities, possibilities, and dreams realized for everyone who welcomes creative change. Monkey years are times of new beginnings which happen quickly. Chances appear out of nowhere, fall into our lap, and kick us into high gear. Intuitive leaps surprise us, things we thought would be long…

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Graceful Endings

Two things have stuck in my mind in a good way. They really help me to figure out what to do next or where I’m going wrong.  One is “Follow through.” Whether it’s a golf swing, bowling toss, tennis volley, or stroke in swimming, you only get the full benefit if you follow through. You…

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Just Because You Can

…doesn’t mean the universe is telling you something.  It doesn’t mean you’re receiving a sign pointing you towards a profession or even as a way to make money.  Just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean you have to do it for yourself or anyone else.  Just because you have a skill doesn’t make you…

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Waiting for Lightning

There will be times when you have to look directly at what you have avoided for so long. The reality that the thing you most fear is the only way out. That the only path is to dare the lightning. We can feel it every time we approach. It’s the event that will cause everything…

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Doing The Same Things Again

“No matter what I do, this always happens to me.  I just don’t get it!”  When someone says this to me I know it’s the cue to look at the pattern.  Yes, I commiserate because I’m human and I have/do/am experiencing the same type of stuckness and frustration.  I have lived through the “try everything”…

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