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What would a being of light do today?

“If we only knew deeply, absolutely, that our smallest act, our smallest thought, has such far-reaching effects; setting forces in motion; reaching out to the galaxy; how carefully we would act and speak and think. How precious life would become in its integral oneness.”–Irina Tweedie       So let me guess. The question I posed in today’s […]

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Escape from the trance

“To save the planet, we don’t need technological breakthroughs or vast amounts of capital. Essentially, we need a radical change in our thinking and behavior.” – Rob Hopkins German mystic Meister Eckhart said, “God is at home. It is we who have gone out for a walk.” Because we are distracted by a long litany […]

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The whole breath and nothing but the breath

“He who half breathes, half lives.”—Ancient Eastern proverb So I hear there’s a new bestseller about the power of breathing. Written by James Nestor, it’s called Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. I’ve ordered it and am looking forward to reading it, but, from what I can tell, it echoes much of the […]

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Welcome to the miracle party!

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”—Lewis Carroll Wow! Wow! Wow! I had no idea that this many people would jump on board. We’ve got miracle investigators from literally all over the world—New Zealand, Paris, Finland, Australia, to name just a few that identified themselves in the comments section. What we’re […]

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Rely on the mystical

“Our minds and bodies have been laboring for decades to serve the demands, fears and neuroses of the illusory, finite self.”—Rupert Spira Happy Friday, my friends! Just wanted to share a couple quick things. The above quote by Rupert Spira, a brilliant ceramics artist from Great Britain, pretty much sums up the human condition. Rather […]

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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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Sit. Feast on your life.

“If we seek beauty, it will spill into our lives.”—Mary Pipher So the title of this post “Sit. Feast on your life” came, not from a self-help book, but from my daughter Taz’s bedroom wall. Being an artist myself, I allowed her to decorate her room however she chose. She drew a three-foot, eerily-accurate octopus […]

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Magic is afoot!

“Through it all, I keep coming back to love as the answer, the golden repair that lasts.”–Sue Cochrane You know those bobble head dogs that people put in their back car window? That’s what it’s like for me here at the Namaste community in Ajijic, Mexico. I  keep hearing things that resonate so deeply and […]

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An invitation to a whole new story

“It’s time for something that was beautiful to turn into something else that is beautiful.”—Elizabeth Gilbert When Taz died last October, I wondered if, like spouses often do, I’d be gone within the year. But here it is, an entire 12 months later, and I’m still here on Planet Earth, breathing and creating yet another […]

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Want to change the world? Nurture a beautiful inner state

“At any given moment, we can leave the self-enclosed world of our thought and touch down in the present moment.”—Terry Cochran “I don’t know how you do it.” When you lose a child, you hear that a lot. It’s unthinkable, to lose the precious being who grew in your womb, nursed at your breast and […]

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