Is Gratitude or Sadness in the Driver’s Seat?

    Everyone experiences periods when the “rougher” emotions take over. It’s OK to feel and experience them, but at some point, you have to let love, joy and gratitude take back the wheel.

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Socrates: God-Fearing vs. All-Loving

God-fearing? Though most dictionaries define this term as “earnestly religious” or “reverence toward God”, the words quite literally translate to a fear of God. Why would one want to fear their creator? Awe and revere, yes, but fear? I know the Bible, most specifically many verses in Proverbs, insist we…

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Your Tarot Reading: “What Should I Ask?”

Almost every live/recorded reading I do is a Tree of Now (snapshot) of the querent’s life. After the snapshot, if there is time, I open the reading up for more specific inquiry. Most often, the main reading answers quite a bit through validation of feelings and situations, but I find that many people are…

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Socrates: Bodhicitta, The Age of Aquarius and Masculine/Feminine Archetypes

Note: the following auto-writing is unedited. You will have a success next week that reminds you of your true path. You are already feeling it. Your path involves compassion, something you are becoming more and more familiar with. It’s a different sort of path to enlightenment. Bodhicitta is the word. You…

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Volunteering is Selfish

Yesterday I gave four hours of my time to a local kitchen that serves the needy and homeless. During that time, I found myself standing at a counter, de-boning pieces of previously-cooked chicken (these kitchens know that NO FOOD SHOULD GO TO WASTE), preparing enormous cuts of donated corned beef, and…

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Forgiveness is for the Forgiver

When I participated in Deepak Chopra’s meditation for compassion this past week, he said several things which really resonated with me. I think one of the most important for people to hear was his response to a question about forgiveness: “Forgive not because the other person deserves it, but because…

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Connect to Silence… or Don’t be a D*ck… or Gratitude for Lessons Learned

Yesterday, I had a couple of experiences which really helped me to grow as a person. They were rather trivial, but both experiences reminded me of something very important I learned as a child: If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. In the first situation, I…

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