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

Courage?

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What is courage, really? Lately I’ve found myself curious over conversations about courage: the lack of – developing the muscle of – mustering up enough…. When people say that they lack the courage to… then one would have to strongly consider that getting some would be the means to a desired end. But is it? I continue to get clearer on the spiritual truth that the ways and means to everything we will ever need rests within. Quite simply, we are enough. We are designed with ultimate intelligence and the ability to thrive. And if we are not experiencing that,…

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Cambodia 2011

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Wednesday – January 26 Up early so we can greet the kids at school by 7:30 AM Classes happen in 3 shifts –8 to noon; 1 – 5 PM and evening English classes offered to adults. Desks we purchased on Monday are delivered during the middle of the night thanks to befriending a local truck owner. 30 wooden two-seater desk, along with a brand new dry erase board await the children like presents on Christmas morning .Nothing is taken for granted and it is deeply gratifying to watch how every piece of paper, pencil, crayon, scissor and bottle of glue…

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Cambodia 2011

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Tuesday – January 25th Temple explorations today. Ta Prohm 6 AM arrival – experiencing sunrise inside the courtyard of the temple made famous by Angelina Jolie. Inside Ta Prohn is where many segments of the movie Tomb Raider were filmed back in 2000. Read Ta Prohm’s history beyond Hollywood’s recent notoriety.http://www.sacred-destinations.com/cambodia/angkor-ta-prohm Bayon at sunset – One of my all time favorites. This intricately designed complex hosts the towers of the 4 faces of Buddha – representing compassion, sympathy, equanimity and charity. With Ohm as the top rated tour guide of the country and also the one who escorts all documentary…

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Cambodia

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Monday – January 24th It’s 9 AM and my Khmer Child Foundation co-directors, Ohm and Theany, along with Ty and a representative from the Royal Government – advisor to the Prime Minister H. E. Sam Rith, climb into the school van which stateside fundraising helped purchase. At first I’m not sure why the advisor is with us. Ohm says it’s natural for the CPP (Cambodian People’s Party) to have an interest in any foreign citizen or diplomat who actively contributes to the betterment of the Khmer people. I learn he’s interested in recruiting me to invest in an MOU –…

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Return to Cambodia – Sunday, January 23

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Sitting on the rooftop of the small hotel, I sip my strong coffee and watch how the pinks and milky orange of the sunrise make even the dirtiest parts of the landscape seem translucent. From this vantage spot I look out at the Chinese influenced pagoda rooftops, scattered palm and banana trees, locals on bicycles and motorized tuk tuks and feel at peace. The warm morning air carries a sweet and smoky aroma from the rubbish, wood and brush fires off in the distance. It reminds me of pipe tobacco and for a moment, I am transported back to the…

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Trust

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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. ~ Goethe As with so many other elements of relationships, trust plays an integral part in developing a mutual, win-win experience. We travel our life path and discover, through those experiences, what it feels like to have been betrayed or the genuine thankfulness that arises when we know that someone “has our back.” For most, we refine and develop our trust muscle in direct correlation to how the world has treated us. From the spiritual perspective, we are encouraged to trust one above all others – ourselves. Shakti…

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Rethinking Special

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There’s a fairly common workshop exercise designed to shine light on the idea that we do not travel this life path alone. I’ve always referred to it as an affiliation circle. After discerning the exercise’s appropriateness, given the dynamics of the group, I have them stand in one large circle. Starting off jovial and light, I’ll ask, “How many have had coffee this morning?” Those who have are asked to step into the center of the circle, acknowledge their counterparts through eye contact then step back into the circumference of the original circle. Next, it might be a question like,…

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I Am Here To Love You

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If I were to ask you to imagine the most comforting words anyone could ever say to you, what would they be? I thought I’d try asking that for myself and what I finally came up with was simply, “I am here to love you.” Close your eyes for a moment and allow yourself to hear those words spoken to you. I am here to love you no matter what – no matter how much you resist or deny – no matter how often you run away from my love or create fanciful stories of unworthiness and dramatic mistakes. I…

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A New Pledge

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I pledge allegiance to breaking the self-imposed barriers of my humanness. I recognize that my time on this planet is precious and limited. Every day is a canvas on which I can create. Everyday is an opportunity for me to move in the direction of the dreams and the expanded vision I feel inside. By setting aside petty grievances, past mistakes, righteous anger and my broken story, I pledge to move forward and embrace the experience of freedom right here and right now. I pledge allegiance to the expression of my spiritual honesty. I fully own the fact that my…

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Choice

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The fable reads: In India, the Spirit of the Plague passed an old man sitting under a tree.     Old Man: Where are you going? Spirit: To Benares, to kill one hundred people. Later, the old man heard that in Benares ten thousand had died. Then the Spirit of the Plague passed again on its return journey. Old Man: You lied. You said you would kill one hundred. Spirit: I killed one hundred. FEAR killed the rest. All of humankind has an incredible power at their disposal, it’s called choice. We choose whether we feel worthy or unworthy. We choose whether…

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