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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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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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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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