Connection

I was reading something today that suddenly brought things into focus: “Fire qi is the full expression of Wood’s vision. Fire brings forth the rose, lays the paint on the canvas, and gives voice to the song that’s been forming in the depths of your heart. “Fire is intense, passionate, and calls forth our need…

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We Teach Our Own Lessons

There is a difference between experiencing a sequence of events around excessive heat (someone turns the oven on and leaves it over night, the thermostat goes all out rather than turning things off, the car overheats suddenly and you’re stuck by the side of the road, someone puts Habaneros in the salad by mistake) and…

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Manipulation & Responsibility

Manipulative people are those who try to get other people to do what they want, sometimes without the person knowing they are being manipulated, but not always. This can be because they don’t want to do the thing themselves, they don’t want to be responsible for the consequences, they don’t want to expend the necessary…

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Essentials Are Not Self Care

It’s funny to me how skilled people can be at ignoring the obvious. Their lives can be in ruins all around them, their marriage functional only in name, career no longer anything but an exercise in futility and repeated self-abuse, personal life long ago sacrificed to perceived needs and defunct goals and yet they turn…

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Cleaning Up Messes

Pretty much everyone, sometime in their life, has negotiated with Spirit in whatever manifestation they are connected with.  You know they “If you get me out of this I’ll do ______.”  We’re not actually pledging that, in fact rarely do we have any intention of doing it, but we’re trying to get attention of someone…

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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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