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Be the pilot light

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put new ideas into the world.”—Robert McKee It’s a hot Thursday afternoon here in Lawrence, Kansas so I decided to sit down at my trusty computer and send out a couple stories, all of which inspired me. Hope they bring cheer to you, as well. 1. First story […]

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Which came first? The miracle or the egg?

“Things that are impossible are everyday experiences when you live in advanced states of mind, when you live in a world of constant miraculous awareness.—Rama When I was a kid, I collected napkins. Now that I’m a bit (a lot!!!) older, I collect hats (which have turned out to be very useful during the pandemic), […]

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Oopsy! The formula has a glitch

“The greatest healing would be to wake up from what we are not.”–Mooji Here on Planet Earth, we’re taught a formula for success. Get an education, get a guy (or gal), collect some stuff, collect more stuff, keep your eye on “the other” to make sure he (or she) isn’t getting more than you. This […]

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Insist that love drive the clown car

“My mind is filled with myriad competing voices vying for my attention. To get to the promised land of ‘no-thought’ or transcendence, I have to wade through a thousand thickets: confusion, hunger, ache, distraction, restlessness, regret, neediness, neuroses”-–Josh Radnor My mind, over the past few weeks, frequently doubles as a clown car. You know that circus act […]

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The new, magical way of existing in the world

“Let me trust that all of my own needs are always met in amazing ways and it is safe to give freely as my heart guides me.”—Tosha Silver Unlike most of the world, I’m in no hurry to return to “normal.” “Normal,” as prescribed by the existing culture, doesn’t always serve our best interests. “Normal” […]

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My secret weapon

“Hate, in the long run, is about as nourishing as cyanide.” — Kurt Vonnegut First of all, I’ve got to gush about all the AMAZING visions y’all (yes, I was born in Kentucky) added to our planetary vision board yesterday. Thank you SO MUCH! That’s why I love possibility posses where all of us join […]

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My vision board for the planet

“If we don’t use this time for change, we will have missed an insane opportunity.”–Noah Elias This may come as a surprise to some of my readers, but I’ve never been big on vision boards. Mainly because the stuff most people paste on them—fancy cars, oversized houses, etc.–don’t interest me all that much. The things […]

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Love or fear? The only decision

“Clinging to what you already know is the path to an unlived life.”–Parker Palmer A Course in Miracles says we all have a mighty purpose. The reason we don’t recognize this is because we’re trained to listen to the ego, the voice of fear. The other voice, the voice of love, the voice that instructs […]

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The BIG reset

“If you’re thinking, ‘but my life is upside down,’ don’t worry. How do you know down is not better than up?—Shams of Tabriz We used to have lions and tigers and bears (Oh my!) to frighten us on our journey through life. Now we’ve got a little device no bigger than a deck of cards. […]

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Uplifting the Planet, One Dance at a Time

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance–Martha Graham Two days ago, I woke up discouraged and lethargic. The crazy uncle in my head was concocting a major soap opera. Act I: Woe is Me, starring Pam Grout. Act II: We’re all going to die. And then, during the commercial break, […]

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