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Demonizing others

The most powerful thing about demonizing others is that we create a scapegoat for our own fears.  The most disempowering thing about having a scapegoat is we no longer have to face our own shortcomings. Learning to improve ourselves With a scapegoat, or someone to blame for what makes us uncomfortable, we by-pass an essential …

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It’s their lesson

One of the most difficult things we have to do, especially as parents, is watch someone we love learn a lesson.  We want those we love to have only positive  experiences as they go through life, so we want to meddle.  We want to ease their way, but sometimes the best thing we can do …

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Levels of Consciousness

When I speak of Consciousness I am referring to how we view the world, how we view ourselves and how we view the interconnectedness of all things. Consciousness is an evolving experience, and it is a very personal thing.  We cannot judge anyone else’s consciousness, in many cases not even our own.  What is an …

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Rising above it all

Let’s face it, once in a while we all lose control of our emotions.  We all lose control of that wonderfully evolved person we have become.  It doesn’t matter how much work we have done to love everyone (from near, or perhaps far) the stuff of life sometimes just creeps up on us.  But there …

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A new era

These past year or so we have seen the beginning of a new era.  The opening of a new consciousness.  Funny thing is, we have seen this opening before.  I am referring to the call to stop living in fear. Living in fear When any being is living in fear it is impossible to grow. …

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Binding Together

One of the keys to a successful relationship, be that relationship between friends, roommates, lovers, business or for that matter, any relationship is to create a bond.  The tricky part is creating a bond that is not so tight it will strangle the relationship.   Within any relationship growth and change are a perfectly natural …

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Purifying Fire

There are many species of trees and plants which drop seeds that cannot begin new growth without an intensive fire to open them and allow them to grow.  It is easy to look at forest fires and range fires as being needlessly destructive, until we recognize the positive effects of fire. The same is true …

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Know Thy Enemy

Who is our enemy?  Can we live without having an enemy?  What if there is no enemy at all?  Could it be that defining another person, place or thing as an enemy is simply a convoluted way of defining ourselves?  Could it be that unless we have some one or some thing to push against …

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Let’s Just loaf

As Forrest Gump might say, “life is like a loaf of bread.” Life has its ups and downs, just like a loaf of bread.  Think about the process of making bread; you mix up the dough, put it in a bowl and let it rise, then punch the bread down an let it rise again, …

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Your condition is not your reality

I do not have to define for you what your condition is, your know what your condition is.  Whatever that “condition” is called, it is not your reality.  Is your condition an illness?  Is your condition your relationship status? Is your condition related to your body shape?  No matter how you define your condition, the …

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