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Root Systems

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All we ever see of the majestic tree is the part above ground. Think about it. In the world of nature, all we see is the above ground formations of its existence. Yet awareness teaches us that its life is dependent upon something which weaves its way deep into the soil – the root system. Without this unseen entity, there would be no stem, no branch, no blossom or fruit. Each of us has our own mental root system. Unseen,  just like the roots of nature, it still provides us with a quality of life that expresses in the world…

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You Are Far Greater Than You Know

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The beloved writer Kahlil Gibran summarized his best known work The Prophet in one sentence. You are far greater than you know, and all is well. Our path in consciousness is a path of shedding. We are offered the opportunity each day to shed the false ideas about ourselves that we have collected over time. To consider that we are far greater than we know is a truth that knows no bounds. The greater our depth of consciousness becomes,  the more yet-to-be explored greatness awaits us to accept. We are indeed far greater than we know – always and forever….

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The Fruit Is Always Ripe

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Imagine a tree laden with fruit.  The fruit is always ripe and no matter how much you gather, the tree is perpetually producing and producing and producing.  There is no season without harvest. You walk under this tree and stare up into the dense branches, spellbound by the countless clusters of good. However, there had been a time before now, when sleep had overcome you.  Lying in the tall grass surrounding the tree, you dreamt of how the tree must struggle to survive. Its roots lacked stability to sustain and nourish it. The fruit was scarce if at all. You…

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In The Bag

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The jeweler, in ancient times, placed the precious yet unrefined gems all together in a velvet bag. Shaking it vigorously, twisting and kneading the bag between the palms of his hands for prolonged periods, he would thus empty its contents and discover that the once coarse exterior of the gems were now smooth and polished. Much like the parable, when we are willing to be with the “unrefined” parts of us, when we can stand next to our limitations and take time to examine them, then the old, coarse beliefs are able to be smoothed. Throughout our lives, (being inside…

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Certainty

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“If your knowledge of fire has been turned to certainty by words alone, then seek to be cooked by the fire itself. Don’t abide in borrowed certainty. There is no real certainty until you burn; if you wish for this, sit down in the fire.” ~ Rumi Borrowed certainty — whether it’s from our family, friends, church or country–is not an optimum place to dwell… The poet Rumi’s words coax us to crawl out from the confines of a sandbox of naïveté, of weakness, conformity and/or fear into a boundless world of self–discovery.  In that world, yes, you will stumble,…

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Fear can make you cling to the strangest things

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When seeing this picture, I simply had to smile with an accompanying sigh. All too often this revealing truth is playing itself out in our lives.  We cling to a dysfunctional relationship because we fear being alone, of losing the house or of appearing to be a failure. We stay put in an unfulfilling work environment for fear that nothing else exists. We fear ageism, sexism, corporate downsizing, and losing insurance benefits. We fear moving forward, of making a mistake, of taking a risk……… And from this fearful existence we become accustomed to the self-imposed shackles that bind us. It was Marianne Williamson…

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When You Want Something You’ve Never Had

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“when you want something you’ve never hadyou have to do something you’ve never done” – Unknown Our innate sense of expansion is forever bringing us to the cliff’s edge of life. Sometimes we willingly jump, other times we dig our heels and resist the mystery. We read stories of those who’ve risen from the conformity of their times be it ancient or modern, and gladly sing their praises.We quote their writings. We deify their existence. But it was a variety of ancient text and scripture which offered us the potent question, “Know ye not that ye are Gods?” That inner…

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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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