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The Calling

The upheaval in the world has a built-in silver lining, not yet revealed. Humanity is undergoing a complete overhaul in its value systems. That means how we view life, value it, and live it, as well as how much we value our planet and take care of it.

In spite of the fact that some of this is painful, I’m looking forward to the immense positive changes that are possible.

How are you feeling about it? Your soul chose to be born into this life and experience these changes. Do you have a sense of purpose to be an instrument of positive change in these times?

Think of this as the biggest theatrical production that has ever taken place on Earth thus far. Will you just sit in the audience and wait for the outcome, or will you step onto the stage and play your part?

Change begins with your thoughts and ripples outward. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. You are part of the greater collective called humanity, and we are all part of One.

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Polishing Your Mirror

Have you noticed the way that some experiences seem to repeat themselves in your life? You become irritated and perhaps even angry, wishing they would just “go away”. But here’s the rub…

When we resist our lessons, they simply come around again in another form. Learn it now or learn it later, it’s your choice. If you choose later, the lesson will likely be more extreme, until you just cannot ignore any more that it is something you are trying to learn.

When we become wise enough to see that life is not just “happening to us”, but that we attract the experiences and lessons we need to grow our souls, then it becomes somewhat smoother. The head bashing stops.

Observation and reflection are key to beginning to unlock and solve your life lessons.

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Nature’s Medicine

No Monday blues here. I’m bringing you a dose of nature’s nurturing green to start your week feeling uplifted and rejuvenated. Think of it as a building block, a foundation for your day (and I hope) for your week. Build on it.

Pen onto your calendar, right now, something that will uplift you each and every day. Commit to those goals. Make your well-being in mind-boy-spirit the #1 priority on your calendar this week.

You know the things that bring you personal happiness, that lift your heart. Right now we might be restricted to “the small things”. What you will find out is that the small things are actually the big things…


“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir

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“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.~ John Muir

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“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.~ John Muir

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“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden 

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Our Meeting Place

Have you noticed? The world seems to be in a place where we’re always expected to choose sides now, no matter what. Over a year into it, while society is still consumed by daily news of a virus, there is another “dis-ease” that preys on humanity.

It’s called “you’re-either-with-us-or-against-us”. As long as we force each other to choose sides and then attack each other for those choices, there will never be any meeting ground for healing and building. We will constantly be stuck in a state of tearing down, doomed in a fatal downward spiral to a black void.

Imagine a time in future when aliens visit Earth, a beautiful place lush with flora and fauna, but strangely void of other life forms. And in their exploration of this lovely planet, they come upon a huge headstone that reads,

“Here lies Humanity. Sadly, they killed each other with their out of control egos.”

Personally this is not a future vision that I want to see manifest. As Rumi said,

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.”

Yes, we could make that choice to meet there, together. Imagine everyone on the same side, a unified commitment to constantly see, evaluate, and discuss many points of view, without judgement or a need to “have it all my way” or attack.

It would be a beginning…


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The Expansive Mind

“Know-it-all-ness” has our society in a stranglehold. Experts and authorities constantly vie for the limelight, trying to convince us that they have all the answers. The mass media are only too happy to accommodate them and many people believe it all without question.

Why do they? How, when, why did this become such a general tendency in human beings? The partial answer to that is that we are all products of social programming. Have you asked yourself lately, if the experts and authorities are indeed so knowledgeable and adept, then why is our world in such a mess?

I have also noticed a trend that as long as the media narrative fits some people’s desired view of the world, they will argue vehemently for their viewpoint to the point of hating their “opponents”. The exchange is so hateful, in fact, that it is easy to imagine this type of personality will go to any lengths to defend their point of view. Whatever happened to backing up even just a little to consider another way of looking at it?

Bullheadedness, combativeness, and downright hatred – these tendencies all greatly impede our chances of creating a fair and peaceful society. If we could each strive to not so quickly and easily adopt just one point of view and hang on to it tightly, this would go a long way to moving our society forward in a positive way.

The scientific mind questions everything, as does the intuitive heart. A change in methodology is called for to find the answers we seek in these troubled times. It behooves us to question everything and be open to many possibilities.

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