Find Peace in Connection

Meditating on the idea of peace, and I was reminded that it comes when everyone remembers their connection to each other. It is recognizing “The Source”, or God, in each living thing (including other species, plants, the ocean, the earth…). Mother Teresa understood it.

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Know Your Ignorance

Embrace your ignorance! (But please don’t do it by putting yourself or others in harm’s way.) To learn, to grow, you have to KNOW there is an ignorance within that can only be filled through knowledge. You needn’t only bury your face in books to gain knowledge. Learning is brought…

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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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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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A Gift We Only Get Once

I was ranting about something a career politician from an oil baron family said in response to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the climate and the need for nations to take action to care for the planet and all living upon it. The oil baron said that climate change, while he…

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Worried or Angry? Be Grateful!

If you are ever worried or angry, and you don’t wish to wallow or even drown in those feelings, be grateful. Find something to be thankful for. Focus on the area in the middle of your forehead, slightly above your brow line, and send gratitude from that place, out into the…

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Thoughts Are Electromagnetic Realities

The science is there. Everything in the universe is energy vibrating at similar (or very different) speeds. This includes everything around us, both man and nature-made. It includes our bodies and even our thoughts. Your thoughts are electromagnetic realities. MAGNETIC. That means, the more you think a certain thing, the…

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Witness and be Thankful

Gratitude is feeling joy for something. Feeling joy for something should compel you to be grateful for that which brings you joy, but it’s important to remember that joy is not only in the big things. It is also found in the smallest of things like a smile, or hug…

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The Human Experience

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” This quote from philosopher and priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, has always rung true for me. I’ve never felt wholly invested in my body (which has shown at different times throughout my life), and I…

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Dog Lesson 5: LOVE and SERVICE

I was reading something online (and now I can’t remember where or by whom), but it talked about service and love being synonymous. The timing is perfect in my life for this message. My grandmother is ill, and my family has rallied around, ensuring she is well-taken care of. She…

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How Do You Respect?

Showing respect for yourself tells the world you are worthy of respect. While some think people should simply respect each other, it can be hard to respect another human who most obviously doesn’t show respect for the self. When that happens, when a person is disrespectful toward themselves, it typically translates…

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Live What You Want

LIVE what you wish to BE. You must LIVE healthy to BE healthy. You must LIVE spirituality to BE spiritual. You must LOVE to BE loved. You must LIVE happiness to BE happy. What does this mean if you’re circumstances are the opposite of that which you wish to be?…

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