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On behalf of love

“Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”–L.R Knost Car radios have buttons to pre-set favorite stations, making it easy to find, say KKFI and KPRS. Our minds work the same way. We program in certain “experiences” on our pre-set buttons and then we forget (or don’t […]

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Yabba-dabba-DON’T

Don’t fret. Don’t stress. Don’t work so hard. Course in Miracles is all about upsetting the apple cart. Chief among the apples that needs upsetting is the notion that achievement is the result of effort, that the best way to accomplish a goal is to work really, really, really hard. ACIM Lesson 113 tells me […]

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It’s all just a big misunderstanding

“Thoughts are the ultimate buzzkill.”—James Twyman All problems boil down to this one tiny misunderstanding: We view the world from a different perspective than our Source. ACIM Lesson 112 is another attempt to correct the misunderstanding. When you get it that light and joy and peace abide in you, the following three truths become evident: […]

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Why I subscribe to the premium channels

“Love is our most important business, and any love we give ourselves is love that serves us all.”—Scott Stabile Wow! You guys! I’m blown away! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your kind words, your love, your beautiful expressions of encouragement. Every last one of you made it onto my gratitude list this […]

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There’s more where that came from

“Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.”—Bill Watterson The perks of being a writer are many. One of my favorites is hearing from readers. I get more emails than I can begin to answer. I get emails in Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese and languages I can’t even identify. Recently, I’ve been hearing […]

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Today, I choose to be free

“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” –Samuel Beckett My friends Jay and Jessica were visiting family in little Scammon, Kansas (pop. 452). Jay wanted to show his kids, who were five at the time, the Catholic church where he’d sung in the choir, taken communion every Sunday. Almost immediately, upon walking inside the […]

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What the holy bigwigs failed to mention: spirituality’s missing ingredient

“Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence everything is alright forever and forever and forever.”—Jack Kerouac The God most of us believe in is an invention of man, fabricated for the sake of convenience. We accept this human-made God as an indisputable fact. […]

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God makes only 10’s

“Your drive to experience pleasure isn’t a barrier to your spiritual growth, but is in fact essential to it. Cultivating joy can make you a more ethical and compassionate person. Feeling good has something important to teach you every day.”—Rob Brezsny In the big stage play of life, we all get a role to play, […]

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Get on the enlightenment fast track

“Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book.”— WALT WHITMAN A reader emailed me this morning to regretfully admit that, alas, she was unable to faithfully execute the hourly reminders requested in the Course workbook. I had to chuckle because a) In 20 years of doing the Course, I […]

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Take the gift, dammit!

“Accepting the idea there were going to be no problems was a greater adjustment than one might think.”–Glenda Green The standard paradigm goes something like this: life is hard, it requires a constant influx of dinero and, if you’re lucky (knock on wood) and nothing goes wrong, you might be able to enjoy your final […]

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