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Don’t buy your diagnosis

“Reality is so vast that there is no way from our small place in the universe to see it all. We create cultural constructs of our knowledge and try and make the whole vast infinite universe fit in our tiny little boxes.” ― Lyssa Danehy deHart Whatever affliction you believe about yourself is a hoax. […]

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There’s never a need for Plan B

“The second I decide something is done, it’s done. I just have to wait for all y’all to see it.”—Will Smith Or in many of our cases, we have to wait for ourselves to see it. The minute we make any intention, it’s real, it’s a viable creation. But until we can feel it and […]

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Why Amazingly Awesome morphed into Extraordinarly Epic

“You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.” –Anthon St. Maarten My catchphrase over the past few years has been, “Something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today.” […]

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The best parenting advice. Ever.

Children are remarkable for their intelligence, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.”–Aldous Huxley Along with potty training and socialization, most parents want to give their children some kind of spiritual training, some kind of guidance into the higher dimensions. Sadly, the most popular spiritual training involves a […]

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Another pair of miracles from the annals of magic and enchantment

“The world is throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.”–Henry Miller As you know if you’ve been attending this party for any time at all, I hear about miracles every day. Readers write me with their “You’re never going to believe this” stories. Here are two that recently tickled my fancy: 1. “So […]

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Is your spiritual catcher’s mitt on?

“Art and music are two of the most powerful healing forces in the universe. I mean, have you ever gone to a museum and stood in front of a Vermeer and just had tears roll down your cheeks? That doesn’t happen when people stand in front of First National Bank.”—Rosanne Cash Readers who love my […]

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Are you spreading wisdom? Or woe?

“The universe is being healed. Don’t you want to be a part of the dance?”—Rob Bell I’m often asked about my possibility posses. How do you start one? What do you do? Because I’m allergic to rules and steps and how-to’s, it’s hard to give a definitive answer. But I can say this. Every human […]

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Wriggle out of the straitjacket of negativity

“Absolutely everything is available to us—sorrow and joy, grievance and forgiveness, horror and transcendence—it’s all on the menu. It’s up to us where we put our attention.”–Josh Radnor My daughter, Taz, and I once took surfing lessons in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Our instructor, a Venezuelan named Jesus, was very clear. “When you get on […]

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It’s impossible to fall short of the glory of God

“We are players, actors on many stages. We yearn to wonder, we long to be amazed, to be enthusiastic, to be expressive. In short to be alive. Creativity keeps us creating the life we wish to live.” Matthew Fox Although the term “fake news” is nearly as popular as Despacito, it recently hit me that […]

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Why I no longer march in the streets

“Turn your light on for those with no vision.”–Pharrell Williams I used to ADORE a good protest! I marched against war, against guns, against racism. Nothing’s more exhilarating than carrying a sign and chanting in resistance with fellow comrades. But it finally dawned on me that being AGAINST something only adds energy to a reality […]

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