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LOVE ASKS GREAT THINGS OF US

Love asks great things of us. This is not so much about your willingness to sacrifice the ego’s demands for certainty and reassurance, or for validation of personal worthiness. This is not really about giving up your shirt or sandwich, … Continue reading

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HOLDING SPACE WITH THE EXPANDED HEART

When you expand your heart beyond its normal boundaries you are able to incorporate the needs, concerns and even wounds of another, or an entire group of others. How can you do this without also afflicting yourself with the wounds … Continue reading

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WHAT IS PAST LIFE REGRESSION?

I have been drawn to understand who I am through the journey of my own soul. I still vividly recall standing in front of a mirror when I was four and the awareness that took me by surprise that the … Continue reading

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THE LIVES OF GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL SOULS

The lives of good and beautiful souls, that is, those who strive daily for authenticity, accountability and integrity, are nevertheless peppered with disappointment and loss. To have a deeply developed capacity to integrate a broad spectrum of experience does not … Continue reading

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IMMIGRANT SOULS

Each of us began our immigration from reaches unknown, and places only vaguely remembered at best. Although we may not remember the specifics of our origins, those beginnings nevertheless follow us in our dreams and in our imagination, sometimes haunting … Continue reading

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BEING WITH WHAT IS

The steps we take to recover from disappointment, shock and loss have everything to do with the meaning we make from those experiences. If we believe that we are powerless, that we are victims, and that life is against us, … Continue reading

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NO LONGER ON THE PERIPHERY

It seemed I dozed on the periphery for a long time, observing the coming and going of weather, of the seasonal hum of insects and flowers and the blooming and withering of all things; of all things, that is, that … Continue reading

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THE ZONE OF INCARNATION

At the still point of the turning world we are still, spinning. Shooting threads of light, finer than rainbow gossamer, diaphanous and delicate beyond measure, yet stronger than this life we know– by far. And these threads are a matrix … Continue reading

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INDELIBLE MARKERS

At the risk of sounding like a complete heretic of the prevailing cultural paradigm (the one that says you aren’t somebody unless you look like this and have measurable status, money, and power and have achieved so much and so … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I FIND MY SOUL’S PURPOSE?

I lived with this question for years, but I didn’t know I was actually asking it. Later, in my studies of transformational tools and principles, I was told that “Something unique wants to express itself through you – something that … Continue reading

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PRAYER FOR HEALING

Father Mother God, Creator of all beings Unparalleled Lover from Whom emanates boundless capacity for love, for eternal care; from Whom issues all balms to soothe and heal all wounds, Who has known and suffered through us and with us … Continue reading

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HOW TO NAVIGATE THE PAIN OF DEEP DISAPPOINTMENT, LOSS AND BETRAYAL

No matter how much we live our lives with integrity, we are going to take hits. No matter how self-actualized we are, and how many tools we have to get us back to center, we still need to slog through … Continue reading

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