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Conscious Remembering

Rusted Development

By | Bold Living, Conscious Remembering, David Ault, Faith, Inner Vision, Intentional Living, Joseph Campbell, New Thought, Spirituality | No Comments

Once, when living in Los Angeles, I came across a circular metal patio table that someone left curbside in my neighborhood. It was the perfect fit for my postage stamp sized backyard area. I brought it home, spruced it up with spray paint, and marveled at my new find and estimated cost savings. The only problem was that I had not thoroughly examined the table’s condition. There were huge circular rust patches underneath its top. No amount of painting over it would remedy its corrosion. The paint would repeatedly peel off. It needed a good deal of sanding and repair…

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It’s Always Something

By | Affirmation, Bold Living, Conscious Remembering, David Ault, Divine Order, Gilda Radner, Intentional Living, New Thought, Reclaiming Freedom, Spirituality | No Comments

Beloved comedienne Gilda Radner frequently joked, “It’s always something.” So many see and relate to our everyday human existence with perpetual overwhelm. Life seems packed with situations we feel must be overcome. Our existence can be lived in a vibration of low or high panic, invading everyone’s days regardless of socioeconomic status. This is especially evident when we bemoan life solely as an obstacle course of unending challenge. Without a mental reframe about this thing called Life, our narrative devolves into futility and a belief in struggle as the norm. Gilda was right. It is always something, yet that something…

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You Were Made For This

By | Affirmation, Blog, Conscious Remembering, Current Events, Faith | No Comments

This profound writing by Clarissa Pinkola Estes continues to surface at pivotal times to remind us why we are here. Take to heart that our first task towards transcendent living is remembering the value and worth of those immediately around us.    You Were Made for This. My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations…

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____, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile.*

By | Conscious Remembering, Current Events, Eulogy | No Comments

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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Remembering and Forgetting

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And still, at times, we forget. In that forgetfulness, we engage absentmindedly in life by attempting to force the outcome. We are attached to the when, what, where and how – unknowingly fearful that something we long for may not happen. Without realizing what we are doing, we reunite our minds to stale themes of  “life as unfair or portion controlled” with regards to opportunity or success. And still, at times, we remember. In that remembrance, we begin in Mind and see the mental picture of the desire as an already accomplished fact. We design its perfect mental prototype and…

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Shaken To The Core

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Shaken to the core delivers air to the inception of your belief and allows it the chance to breathe and redefine itself. Everyone’s core needs shaking, their cages rattled, their complacency injected with stimulants- equal parts breath and suffocation, to bring them to the precipice of decision. Either I choose life or I settle for its lesser model. Life is the undefinable allness that permeates every living thing. I am life, not a reasonable facsimile.

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The Cardinal

By | Conscious Remembering, Inner Vision, Spirituality | No Comments

There is a cardinal that often visits our backyard. These visits are nothing out of the ordinary. Plenty of birds visit the dense tree population of our neighborhood. Yet, the male cardinal, with its striking red coloring stands out in the summer landscape of deep greens and browns and the stark winter pallet of gray. Of all there is to see, my eye is immediately directed to him wherever he is perched. There is no denying his presence. I continue to affirm that my inner vision sees spiritual truth in the same way. This truth teaches and reminds us that all is well, all the…

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Shout It Out

By | Awareness, Conscious Remembering, Gratitude | No Comments

Today, I know that everything that has transpired in my life has brought me to this moment of awareness.As I become aware of the now – the fact that I am breathing, that there is food in my belly, a roof over my head and clothes on my back, I can see that I have more in my life than a great deal of our world’s population. I am aware that I am free to think, act and choose regarding my education, my political and sociological beliefs, to worship in what ever way speaks to my brand of spirituality. And more and…

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Life Is Always Fair

By | Conscious Remembering, New Thought, Spirituality | No Comments

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.  ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson Our relationship with our world is the overriding template for our relationship with everything. A bold statement, yes, but when you earnestly combine the infallible workings of spiritual law to the way each of us operates in life, then you can see the truth in Emerson’s words. The most powerful thing any of us can ever remember and then apply is the fact that it is never about anything or anyone ‘out there.’ Our experience, attitude and circumstance is not created from what anyone did…

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A Horse of a Different Color

By | Awareness, Conscious Remembering, Reclaiming Freedom | No Comments

The inhabitants of Troy tyrannized the ancient Greeks for many years. Fueled by an undeniable demand for independence,  the Greeks staged an elaborate plan to win back their  freedom. They began by staging a mass exit where many appeared to flee by sea. In this apparent running away, they left behind a monument – a wooden horse of enormous proportion. Amused by the Greeks decision to run away, the soldiers of Troy boastfully claimed the horse as a victory trophy and, by trolley and rope, wheeled it into their cities heavily guarded compound.  During the night, those who had appeared to  leave by sea returned to a strategic…

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Walk Into The Cave Unreluctant

By | Awareness, Bold Living, Conscious Remembering, Decision Making, Inner Vision, Reclaiming Freedom, Spirituality, Wholeness | No Comments

You must walk into the cave unreluctant As you enter, your eyes momentarily entertain the vapid darkness, yet it is your heart that will see.  It is your heart that will beat with signals of illumination, shedding light for your yet-to-be steps. You must walk into the cave unreluctant At first you doubt your ability to navigate the jagged twists and unknown turns that await.  Still, by the simple act of entering, your instincts reawaken and you are welcomed home to the ancient wisdom nestled patiently within your own mind. You must walk into the cave unreluctant And for those…

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