My Family Dance

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The interrelatedness of me with my family is a dance. It’s been a Foxtrot done to Tango music. The steps never synced with the beat, or rarely did. The composition of the music we danced by was a secret. Much … Read More

Flow

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I’m drawn to water, especially wild flowing water. I often wonder what draws me to live near water, especially rivers. Rivers move from a source and join other streams, eventually to the great Earth waters. These waters contain their own … Read More

Obedience Issues

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I have issues with the word obedience, especially in relation to God. When I’m told to obey, I rebel. I blanch at the sound of the word obedience or stumble across it in my reading. This hasn’t gone away with … Read More

Seeking Peace

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When I was much younger the way I sought peace with in me was to shout down the folks who made the noise I didn’t like. I didn’t get peace, but I did experience isolation. Another way I found peace … Read More

Don’t Engage with Negativity

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Don’t Engage with Negativity Negativity is a disease condition. If negative thoughts come from the ego mind, refuse to hold them or reason with them. Simply release them, focus and re-center on the present moment. Negativity that is perceived to … Read More

Stepping Back From Ego

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More and more I’ve come to understand that I become confused when my Ego yells loudly to overcome my soul. My Ego is always afraid, suspicious, judgmental and overbearing. At its best it wants to protect me but when I … Read More

Listening

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I’ve learned that I must carefully listen to stories – folk tales, fairy tales or even your story and notice what jumps  out at me and takes me to another place. It’s often a place I’ve forgotten, sometimes intentionally. A … Read More

Spring/Autumn

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It’s Spring according to the calendar and the position of the Earth. Oh wait! That’s just the Northern Hemisphere. It’s autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Spring is a time of birth and rapid growth. It’s a time that shouts “youth.” … Read More

Obedience

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I have issues with the word obedience when I hear or see it in relation to God and religion. When I’m told to obey, I rebel. What my difficulties and trials have taught me is to transform “obey” to “accept.” … Read More

God in a Box

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I was given this box labeled “God”. In the box were all the instructions I needed. Here was what to know, how to pray and how to behave. It was all based on the idea that if I didn’t go … Read More

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