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Dear Depression: Kiss my beautiful, Truth-proclaiming ass

“It gives strength to anyone who asks, in limitless supply.” –Course in Miracles A person very close to me is struggling right now with depression. Since I used to believe I, too, had depression (To borrow a Prince moniker, I now refer to myself as “Joy Previously Masquerading as Sorrow”), I wrote him the following […]

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“Man is all imagination.” –William Blake

“What keeps the world in chains but your beliefs?” –A Course in Miracles Every town has one. The mumbling guy on the street. The woman in all-black who frequents coffee shops carrying a three-foot cross. Those intriguing characters that always make you wonder. In Lawrence, Kansas, where I live, we have a whole contingency of […]

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Use this year’s 525,600 minutes to write a different story on your etch-a-sketch

“Refuse to be sidetracked into detours and illusions.” —Course in Miracles You’ve heard it a million times: George Santayana’s famous line that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” I’d like to take this opportunity to point out that it is ONLY our remembrance of the past that condemns us to […]

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“I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past.”–Thomas Jefferson

“To hold fast to history is to be swept aside.” –John F. Kennedy I’m not psychic, but I’m pretty sure that 100 years from now (hopefully sooner), future generations are going to look back at our belief in separation and limits and wonder, “What were they thinking? How could they be so misinformed?” They’ll scratch […]

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Hello!!! Do you really want to hang on so tightly to that idea?

“It’s not what you don’t know that kills you, it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t true.” –Mark Twain If you’re a parent, your kids have undoubtedly accused you of T.M.I. It stands for “too much information.” That’s what I want to address today. Over our lifetime, we receive T.M.I., most of which […]

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“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” –Roald Dahl

“I pray for the change in perception that will let me see bigger and sweeter realities.” –Ann Lamott My favorite thing in the whole world is miracles. I’ve been a student of ‘A Course in Miracles’ for 25 or so years. The TV series I created is set in an ecovillage called Milagro Springs. Milagro, […]

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“Perception selects, and makes the world you see.”–Course in Miracles

“The world is only in the mind of its maker.” –Course in Miracles Who in their right mind would walk into a restaurant, take a look at the menu and then order the dish they least desire? Likewise, who would go shopping at Nordstrom’s and opt to carry the rack’s ugliest outfit up to the […]

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Is the radio station in your head stuck on a self-defeating channel? Maybe it’s time to pick a better song.

“At every point in time, there are infinite possibilities and a parallel reality exists for each possibility.” –Daniel Jackson, Stargate Imagine this? A foreign exchange student from a tiny African village with no running water or electricity comes to the West and gets dropped off at a hotel room. The hotel maid, who has a […]

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Life doesn’t suck, shit doesn’t happen and the glass is 100 percent full

“Ever since happiness heard your name it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”    –Hafiz I love this quote so much. To get it, to really believe that you’re meant to be happy is the first step to enlightenment. Any other choice (and make no mistake, it is a choice) is […]

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