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Rewriting the “laws” that run my life

“It’s the inner world that needs adjusting, tweaking and plucking when the outer world fails to please.”—Mike Dooley As a travel writer, I often end up confronting customs and laws different than my own. In Singapore, for example, it’s illegal to hug in public. In Cannes, you can be arrested for wearing a Jerry Lewis […]

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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing

“Leave your fear at the train station.”–Paul Selig Today, I’m going to let Bob Marley take the floor. His “lesson” (sung below) personifies ACIM Lesson 141. It’s all I need to know going into this next review. And for those still confused about the F word, here’s a post I ran last year. According to […]

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Taking my brain off-line

“Everybody everywhere , has his own movie going, his own scenario, and everybody is acting his movie out like mad, only most people don’t know that is what they’re trapped by, their little script.” –Tom Wolfe You probably heard. The writer Tom Wolfe died a couple days ago. His 1968 book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid […]

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The one who will catch me

“Let me fall if I must fall. The one I am becoming will catch me.”–Baal Shem Tov Many years before Garry Shandling made his transition, he had a NEAR transition, commonly called an NDE. In 1977, he was in a car accident, in critical condition and in a hospital for two weeks with a ruptured […]

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The gameboard of awareness and consciousness

“Authentic spirituality is not some little flicker or buzz of knowingness, but a vast fire of liberation providing both heat and light for what must be done.” –Robert Augustus Masters Our beliefs shape and mold the reality that plays out in our lives. These beliefs, both conscious and unconscious, drive our feelings, our actions and […]

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More than a random configuration of molecules

“There is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there’s still a sureness, where there’s a seamlessness, and where there is a confidence and tranquility. And I think the intention of prayer and spirituality and love is now and again to visit that inner kind of sanctuary.”—John O’Donohue So I got […]

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Joy too deep to comprehend

“God is my boo.”— Maya Angelou Our eyes, as remarkable as they are, can only “see” a tiny fraction of the frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum. To be scientific, we humans can pick up wavelengths between 10^-4 and 10^-6 of the spectrum. That’s a pittance of what’s out there. Radio waves, infrared waves, x-rays, terahertz […]

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Something extraordinarily epic is going to happen to you today

“Celebrate the madness The joy, Of seeing God Everywhere!” — HAFIZ A Course in Miracles is about developing a different operating system, about hooking into a powerful broadband frequency through which blessings can freely flow. Today, according to ACIM Lesson 123, is a day to celebrate how far we’ve come. It’s a day devoted to […]

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I spent the weekend in Wakanda

“The universe looks less like a machine and more like one big thought.”—Sir James Jeans, astrophysicist So, I went to the 25th annual Kansas Storytelling Festival in Downs, Kansas (pop. 844) over the weekend. Not only is Downs, Kansas a short six miles from the world’s largest ball of twine (yes, I took selfies), but […]

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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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