Lawyers, Thieves and Me

When someone does something you view as despicable, it can cause an uncomfortable feeling in your gut, along with the feeling of anger at that person or group of people.  And here is where your spiritual practice comes in because … Continue reading

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Using Upheaval to Your Advantage

This year is something of a year of upheaval for myself and other people I know. Has it been for you, too? It is as though life took a sudden turn and we are knocked off balance trying to regain … Continue reading

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The Ten Stages of a Control Freak

1 ) First sign: If it’s to be done correctly, I guess I’ll have to do it myself. 2 ) Boy, I never noticed before how most people do it wrong! 3 ) I need to get all these things … Continue reading

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My Silent Retreat

Making the plans to go on a Chopra Center silent retreat, one in which there would be no speaking among the participants for 5 days both thrilled me and scared me a bit. I had been anxious to try this, … Continue reading

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Perceptions create how you are seen

  Perceptions create how you are seen, and how you see others How does one’s beliefs and perceptions affect how they see you? And how do yours affect how you see them? Even if you don’t believe your perception is … Continue reading

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What is with our ranking of each other?

Feel stuck between those who are doing and getting what you desire and those who frankly seem way behind you? Are you watching those who are boldly, wildly, putting themselves out there in a manner you think brash or egotistical … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to be Centered?

  We often hear the advice from esteemed spiritual leaders to center ourselves, get ‘centered’, and it may seem awfully vague as to what exactly that means. If it is so good for us, then how do we do it? … Continue reading

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My Gift to You

 Happy February! The energy of these times is indeed swift. Many are talking about how their lives are moving faster, more things are getting done, and indeed more events and people are moving in to our experience.     It … Continue reading

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The Power of Your Voice

Your voice is a tool that gives an abundance of information about who you are;  if you are saying is of value, if it is likely true, and even if what you are saying is with conviction. The way your … Continue reading

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In Spirit

On April 1, 2006 I was preparing dinner for my family on a Saturday night when the phone rang. It was my friend, Mary[1], a woman whom I’ve known for over thirty years. She used to have a store down … Continue reading

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