Spiritual Ageism

I get asked a lot about old souls and new/young souls.  People are told they are old, that they are new, that someone they know is old or new and then they want to know what that means.  The hard part for me is that it means a whole lot and a whole lot of…

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White Eyes

By Mary Oliver In winter     all the singing is in          the tops of the trees              where the wind-bird with its white eyes     shoves and pushes          among the branches.              Like any of us he wants to go to sleep,     but he’s restless—          he has an idea,              and slowly it unfolds…

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Love vs. Anger

I often hear or read where people are wanting us to love each other more and that will counter act or even negate the anger that is occurring in the world.  If we just loved more, then anger wouldn’t exist.  I don’t understand where that notion comes from because if you’ve ever been a parent…

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Emotions and Actions

2015 is the year of the Goat and the theme is creating an eloquent relationship with our emotions and becoming competent in hearing their wisdom and acting upon it.  With the current tragic events unfolding in France, one of the emotional misconceptions we are taught is being highlighted in bold.  Anger is wrong and it…

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Setting Goals

Most people think of goals as a one sentence statement which labels a bullseye to hit within a specified time.  If the time frame is non-existent then there’s not real impetus to reach the goal, but no real negative for not doing so other than it didn’t get done.  If the time frame is too…

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White Flowers

By Mary Oliver   Last night in the fields I lay down in the darkness to think about death, but instead I fell asleep, as if in a vast and sloping room filled with those white flowers that open all summer, sticky and untidy, in the warm fields. When I woke the morning light was…

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Be Who You’re Looking For

“All of my life I’ve been looking for someone who will….”  It’s amazing how we can have such a detailed understanding of what it is we want from and in that certain someone in our lives, but when asked what we want from and for ourselves we draw a complete blank.  It’s not that we…

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Emotional Competency

In this year of the goat the theme will be about being competent with our emotions. That has nothing to do with controlling them, repressing them, regulating them, or attempting to release them back into the wild.  It’s about being fluent in them, competent to use them just as we’ve (hopefully) become competent at driving…

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Whew! We Made It!

The landing on this past year was a bit shaky but any one you can walk away from, right?  From the year of the Horse to the year of the Goat we’re moving out of emotionally turbulent waters into the quieter passions. Chew on that for a bit while you enjoy a relaxing and happy…

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