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Who Is Viewing The View?

December 1, 2013

We were driving through a fairy tale landscape. The night before a storm had passed through and re-designed the view. All the bare limbs on the trees had been sheathed in a layer of ice. Where the sun touched the ice locked branches, they twinkled and sparkled making every tree look as if tiny lights […]

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Grace And The River Of Gratitude

October 31, 2013

Outside my window, the world is turning multiple shades and tones of orange, red, and yellow. On this bright sunny day, these brilliant colors stand out against the clear blue sky. The sun acts like a magic wand, shining through the golden leaves making the backyard glow in a light seen only at this time […]

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Living Exuberant Childlike Unapologetic Joy

September 30, 2013

I watched the TV show called Junior Master Chef with a bit of trepidation. I didn’t want it to be so competitive I would feel sorry for the kids, and I didn’t want to see them act like adults either. It wasn’t and they didn’t. Instead, I spent an hour laughing, giggling, and tearing over […]

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Sunflower Supply

August 31, 2013

September has an endearing charm about it. It brings the feelings of a fresh start. Not the same fresh start as January, but the kind where the light changes, the wind smells different, and possibilities move out into the open for examination, testing, and doing. As September begins, there are more hummingbirds are at my […]

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What Is Your Life’s Impetus?

July 31, 2013

Truth 4 Today: “Interpreting everything from the standpoint of divine Mind, the spiritual idea is revealed and alone occupies consciousness.” I heard astronaut Chris Hadfield say that he became a space ambassador when he was 10 years old after watching Neil and Buzz walk on the moon. Imagine that! By ten years old, Chris had […]

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Say Yes More Often

July 1, 2013

Saying YES is on my mind this summer. Actually, saying YES, and the power of words, are both on my mind this summer. It has occurred to me that saying YES is a powerful and effective way to break out of ruts, and breaking out of ruts is one of the most enjoyable things we […]

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Speak The Truth

June 1, 2013

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. -Friedrich Nietzsche In June, as I walk my garden, it is always so surprising to see the bursts […]

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Nothing To Prove, Everything To Gain

May 1, 2013

On one of my favorite design shows, participants are given a task in which they have many things to overcome in order to creatively complete it. On a recent episode, one of the participants gave himself an additional problem to solve. He decided he would do the whole thing without taking the additional help available […]

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Living Your Why

March 31, 2013

The end of this quote has always struck me as the perfect why of being alive. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. How simple this would make all our decisions, if we followed this idea! And yet, there is more isn’t there, because we […]

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Fling Open The Window

February 24, 2013

Yesterday, I opened the window to fill the bird feeder that hangs outside of it, and saw spring. The birdcalls have signaled spring for weeks, and I had seen a few little bulb tips the last time I had peeked at the yard. However, it is evident that, even though it still feels and looks […]

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What Really Happened In The Belly Of The Whale?

January 29, 2013

Remember Jonah and the whale? Here’s a cliff note version of the story. Jonah was called to his purpose, he didn’t want to go, and so he was thrown into the sea, and swallowed by a whale. Three days later, the whale vomited him up on the land and he went off to fulfill his […]

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Seeing Clearly

December 28, 2012

Although there is only the Eternal Now, we can use the perception of a trip around the sun, with a new date attached to it, to renew our commitment to Spiritual Reality. We can ride the wave of belief that we have entered a new age of clarity, and use it to drop off more […]

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Life Dancers – In December

December 1, 2012

I was in a Zumba class loving the joy of movement, and as always, trying not to look at what everyone else was doing. Otherwise, I would be noticing the young athletic woman behind me turning her feet in, everyone whose knees were not placed properly, and hips not moving. I know that if not […]

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Plug In – In November

November 1, 2012

Do you plug yourself in enough? Electronic gadgets know better than we do about plugging in when needed. When my kindle gets low, it tells me. If I ignore the message, it gives me a suggestion; take yourself off line if you insist on reading without recharging. Okay, it doesn’t actually say it that way, […]

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October Creativity

October 1, 2012

I know that spring-cleaning is a tradition, but what about fall-cleaning. Do you feel the urge? Are you liking the idea, or resisting it? Fall-cleaning took over the last week of September for me, and then set me up for a major re-make of everything from book covers to websites. At first, this did not […]

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