What About Those 60,000 Thoughts A Day?

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You may have read or heard from a variety of sources that we humans have something upwards of 60,000 thoughts a day. 60,000. I’m not sure how one actually calculates such a precise number. I conjure up images of some sort of thought gatekeeper with one of those clicking devices in hand. There they watch, pressing and pressing with each passing mental reflection that flows through the various lobes of my brain, including the ones that are conscious or unconscious, the ones obsessed over or vaporized in an instant. Regardless the precise number, I’m sure we can all agree that…

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____, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile.*

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As nature illustrates, there are countless varieties of trees. They are all distinct, indigenous, adaptable and wide-ranging but they are all a part of the one collective known as tree, each with root systems and a single stem or trunk. Trees do not judge other trees. As anatomy and physiology illustrate, there are innumerable varieties of people. We are distinct, culturally indigenous, adaptable and wide-ranging but we are all a part of the one collective known as people, each with compatible internal organs such as lungs that breathe in the same rhythmic pattern of inhale and exhale. Yet, people judge…

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Spring Cleaning

By | Blog, Fresh Start, Intentional Living, Spirituality | One Comment

  SPRING CLEANING S-  Sweep up and throw away your excuses as to why you can’t or won’t do something. Stop being the one who merely comments on what is wrong and start being the one who offers solution.   P – Polish – Polish your heart with all its unwavering and steadfast passion and allow it to lead you to unlimited ways of creatively expressing who you are and what you love.   R – Rinse – Rinse away all of the self-doubt that has long coated your motivation and become willing to reacquaint yourself with a shiny, untarnished…

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The World Is Our Classroom

By | Affirmation, Blog, Divine Order, Intentional Living, Kahlil Gibran, New Thought, Spirituality | No Comments

We are perpetual students and the world is our classroom. Profound and necessary learning comes from situations we encounter outside our comfort zones. Kahlil Gibran wisely reminded, “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.” Within every dialogue, every interaction lie opportunities for us to willingly examine the varied range of subjective perceptions and emotional reactions erupting from us. These encounters are gifts for growth. And, as writer Neale Donald Walsch poignantly writes from the perspective of God in his Conversations With God book…

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Capture The Wind

By | Blog, Bold Living, Spirituality, Vibrational Awareness | 2 Comments

I capture the wind with my nose and mouth. I begin to let it play within me, giving me a greater experience of life than just what exists within my body. I stand and engulf the universe, inhaling the galaxies, the stars and existential life, the ethers. It is the truest definition of breath, not something manufactured from class techniques or spiritual instruction. It is the breath of eternity itself and for the first time, I understand what it means to be whole. I wonder where this intoxication of clarity can lead me?  How can one go about the business…

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Spiritual Principle Practice is Unending

By | Labels, Raymond Holliwell, Spiritual Law, Spiritual Sight, Spirituality | 2 Comments

The opportunity to engage in conscious practical application of spiritual principles is unending. At times, this state of relating with others seems like a constant tennis match. Back and forth our communication goes. Sometimes it lands out of bounds. Sometimes it is entirely missed. Sometimes it seems like the referee makes the wrong call and everything is misjudged and interpreted incorrectly. Depending on our willingness or resistance to practice the conscious principles we aspire to live from, we may look at communication challenges as gifts to help us improve or we may default each time to a reactive state of…

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If You’ve Never Failed You’ve Never Tried Anything New

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This was the title of a slideshow featuring dozens of famous people, living and deceased, who moved beyond their seeming insurmountable mishaps and setbacks towards the achievement of odds-defying accomplishments and groundbreaking achievements. Albert Einstein said it this way, “Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new.” We are not born with a tentative stride. In our infancy, we were fearless as we ceaselessly pulled ourselves to stand. We scrambled across the floor with innate curiosity and began running with reckless abandon. Acquired wisdom taught us to pay heed to the reckless part but it did…

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What Will Make You Happy?

By | Blog, Happiness | No Comments

Feels like such a loaded question at times. We often feel the need to interpret it literally and respond with a list of things that need altering in our lives in order for happiness to be experienced. I’ll be happy when I’m out of debt, when my last child is out of the house and I can return to a career, when I make tenure, when I get a new car, when this cancer is gone….. Even though these aspirations may make us feel assuredly better, we eventually realize that things aren’t enough to keep happiness as a mainstay. And…

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Beloved Friends

By | Blog, Eulogy, Friendship, Spirituality | No Comments

And to you my beloved friends – Yes, each of you are beloved and each of you exist as a singular link in what is a unified collective chain of immeasurable oneness. Perhaps you may take exception to the word beloved, perhaps even the word friend depending on our earthly relationship, but from where I now see with the eyes of the cosmos, feel with the heart of the Universe and comprehend with the Intelligence of all that is Creation – the genuine earnestness within my welcoming is filled with pure intent. For we all are beloved friends whether we…

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