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Politics, Consciousness, Solution, Love, Inner Guidance, Greek Chorus

Spring Cleaning

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S – Sweep – 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 solutions. 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 and larger…

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Brains and Body

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If the cells could speak they would say, “Please you up there, will you change what you’re sending down here because we’re quite uncomfortable. We’ll gladly cooperate if you will.” ~ Frederick Bailes I find Bailes words both fun and powerful. It can be easy for us to negate the power of our own consciousness in creating physical wholeness, spiritual stability and emotional joy. When any sense of powerlessness strikes us, all we need do is stop – seriously STOP, take a breath, and remind ourselves that the Universe is on our side. Long ago the American Heart Association revealed…

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Don’t Go Back To Sleep

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The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep. – Rumi You are a divine creator. Each moment of every day offers the richest of privileges to access the power of that creative energy. To say or believe otherwise is like sleepwalking – functioning in this world, yet oblivious to the infinite ways and means by which…

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Year End Resolutions

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click ‘save as’ to download this poster version Did I express love this year, real love? The kind of love that doesn’t announce itself in flashy circumstances or structured conditions – but an authentic, quiet, internal love? The kind of love that bubbles to the surface when I gaze at another with understanding, a love that places me in their shoes, granting freedom from judgment and deepening my compassion? A philanthropic love that expresses because it simply feels compelled to, because it knows there is more than enough and everyone can benefit. If not, then I resolve to be and…

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Love Is An Experience

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Recently featured in an airline magazine was a beautifully written article about the migration of monarch butterflies and their winter resting place – a forest in the Michoacan summit of Mexico. The author and naturalist ended the story of the butterflies remarkable sojourn by telling how his guide had found a female drowning in a puddle, weak and freezing. The native guide held her in his hand to provide warmth and began feeding the winged beauty by squeezing nectar from a flower into her mouth. “She could smell it,” he recalled. The butterfly drank the contents of four flowers, regained…

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Chatter

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Over the loud speaker in the grocery store, I heard a rather amusing country song with a chorus that went, “Swing batter batter, swing batter batter, swing batter batter swwwwiiinnnggg.” There, in the produce section, my mind traveled back in time to remembrances of Little League Baseball games and how we were coached to chant this from the outfield when the opposing team was up to bat. It was suppose to distract them, break their concentration and make the player’s time at bat as ineffectual as possible. However, this was no sure fire way of disrupting the batter, for even…

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The Process of Progress

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Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do. – Byron Katie For over a month and a half, the fig tree in my front yard has shown the promise of producing a rather prolific harvest. Every week I’d walk out to the yard, stand underneath and look for signs of ripening. Yet, with every viewing I’d see the same sized green spheres clinging to the vine – no ripening in sight. Why do…

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Rally For Inclusion

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Watching this might restore your faith in our ability as human beings to set differences aside and authentically get along. This was our attempt at combining a Sunday celebration service with those of a traditional Pentecostal background, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Decatur, GA along with Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta, a New Thought/Religious Science/Ancient Wisdom teaching center where I serve as senior minister in Atlanta, GA. We called it a Rally For Inclusion and it was a two day event complete with a Pro-Love March through downtown Atlanta and our combined service on Sunday. Our featured guest was…

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Risky Business

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In the early 1980’s I was captivated by Shirley MacLaine’s book Out On A Limb – particularly with her quote…in order to get to the fruit of the tree, you have to go out on a limb. Other versions of the same sentiment read; Don’t be afraid to go out on the limb. That’s where the fruit is. ~ H Jackson Browne What is more mortifying than to feel you’ve missed the Plum for want of courage to shake the Tree? ~ Logan Pearsall Smith We seem to carry within us two conflicting energies – the one willing to dare,…

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I Am Safe, I Am Secure

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We all “act out” from time to time. Acting out, much like a child’s tantrum or pouting, is often based on a false premise that something is being denied us. Either we believe there isn’t enough, someone is taking our share or we lose ourselves in the illusion of us and them. The Universe is constant in it’s assurance that we live in a world of unlimited supply – not just monetarily, but unlimited in all things – be it ideas, be it success, be it love. Forgetting and remembering that cosmic support makes up the cycle of our life…

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Beginner’s Allowing

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In 1978, after my freshman year in college, I toured in a summer music group for Oral Roberts University. My participation became entangled with feelings of hypocrisy. Fulfilling family expectations clashed with the reality that I did not want to be there, having already grown weary of the religious dogma that saturated my entire upbringing. Yet, the opportunity to reduce my mounting tuition with the accompanying scholarship money won out over any remorse I might collect from proselytizing and luring unsuspecting youth to consider coming to ORU. In spite of being a mere freshman and competing against scores of upper…

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