Surrender

Most of us think of surrender in negative terms.  It’s associated with loss, loss of sovereignty, loss of control, loss of the goal we were striving for, possibly loss of dignity, loss of self-esteem.  Surrender is something we see mostly in terms of conflict: war, politics, rivalries, and business.  People try to dress is up…

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Kintsukuroi

“Everything happens for a reason” Well, that’s a lovely thought and I know it has really helped people through horrific times.  Unfortunately I find, over and over again, that it isn’t the truth.  I look in people’s soul books seeking an answer for why this or that happened, what the person is meant to learn…

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You Actually Do Know

There is so much wisdom stored up in each one of us.  I’m amazed by how much comes forth from the most average looking person in a random setting during a seemingly normal activity.  We’re all professors of life full of enlightenment who spend most of our lives refusing to talk with ourselves about it…

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Spiritual Sleight of Hand

You know how when something is on your mind it seems like that something is everywhere all around you?  Like your mind puts a filter in place and now everything else fades away and all you can see is that thing?  Told you can’t have dairy and suddenly everyone is eating dairy, cooking with dairy,…

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The Occult Problem

My life is pretty wacky at the best of times.  While the general populace is going to concerts and getting together to yell at the basketball game, shrieking at bad calls by refs and cheering on their favorite players, going out to play games and enjoy the water and sun, I’m writing blogs and working…

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Being Receptive

“The receptive is a phenomenal power–it attracts, generates, it sets the whole dance in motion.  In the Hindu tradition, divinity is symbolized by a yoni, surrounding a lingam.  The yoni draws the lingam in just as much as the lingam thrusts.  You need both.  Receptive energy is magnetic.  That is how it initiates–it draws what…

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Speak the Truth

In any relationship there are at a minimum two people.  While it may be an oversimplification, in general one of those two people will have been the seeker and the other will have been the sought.  These categories are less about the act of looking for someone to be in relationship with or the willingness…

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Life Is Short

On the one hand, no opportunity is truly lost.  The specifics may change, the timing, but if it’s something you really want, it doesn’t matter that you didn’t get there 10 minutes ago or 10 years ago, you can have it now.  Yes, it will look different than it would have before, but you are…

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Stop The Routine, I Wanna Get Off

It doesn’t matter how much it’s for our own good, how much good it does us and those around us, sometimes we just need to break free of the routine.  Most people complain about the routine when it’s rubbing them the wrong way.  When it’s strangling them, keeping them from being who they want to…

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