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Church Easter Sunday

Not much has changed in Baptist churches since the last time I went in 2011. People still want to shout and sing and feel grounded in the midst of the daily struggle. It was interesting looking at everyone dressed-up in new clothes. Looking good. Feeling good. It was interesting. That made me happy to see that. As I watched the person singing the song and people clapping at the end I wondered why this was considered worship.  I could see how the lady singing was worshipping, but not the people sitting in the pew listening and then clapping.  It was more…

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Native American Code of Ethics

Since Thanksgiving I’ve been researching and drawn to all things Native American. I think maybe because my grandmother was Cherokee, I’m back on Virginia soil, and maybe because I think about what happened to them and the loss of their land and culture. I found the below Native American Code of Ethics and many of these resonate with me as a way to live. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. ~ I wake up now at 4:30 a.m. to get to work early and have since learned the…

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Break Free…Be Who You Are

Figure Out Who You Are.  Find Your Voice.  Pursue Your Passions. Perfect Your Craft. Below is  a young British Performance Poet, Kate Tempest. She’s our Modern Day Shakespeare. She  found her voice…listen… Now…ask yourself…WHO AM I? Don’t ask it just once…ask it over and over and over again… That’s the only way to get to the bottom line of who you are and break through all the barriers.  The answer is there and it’s always been there.  Once You Can See It Everything Changes. Once you see it…You Find your Unique Voice, Your Passions Emerge and you will have ComPassion…

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Wisdom is Knowing What God Wants

Where to start? One of the beauties of living alone is you can do whatever you want.  For about a month I’ve been having some serious conversations with God.  Every time I realized that I was just having this stupid nonsense conversation in my head with myself about much of nothing I would immediately start talking to God…just like I was talking to someone in the house with me. I felt like Job or one of the other folks in the bible…letting God have it.  It might seem irreverent but my relationship with God has gotten to be close enough…

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Nailing It To The Cross = Letting Go

The Jesus Story is a perfect example of  Letting Go to Let Come It’s the time of year when Christians celebrate Easter.  Just like Christmas it can be commercialize and all about Bunny’s and Easter Egg Hunts.  There’s nothing wrong with that, it can be fun, especially for children.  But, as an adult, (no matter your religious beliefs) there is something deeper in this story that can help you to realize your full potential as a human being and give you a model for change and growth. Letting Go = Good Friday = DYING to what is… As the story…

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Waves of One Ocean

I Read The Below On A Yoga Website     Wisdom to live by and share with others: There is only one highest reality and many teachers. All humans and life arise from the same one source. All countries, religions and institutions arise from that same one source. There are many books of wisdom from many ages. Thinking there is only one way comes from ignorance. Coercive conversion is violence against other peoples. The goal of life is found within, not in institutions. Wisdom, joy and freedom come from inner stillness. Love all, as we are all waves of the one…

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The Blue Light Within

If you are someone who has been meditating for a while then you may have seen the blue light. Sometimes when you are meditating a blue light appears. Sometimes it comes in immediately, other times it fades in. It comes in the space right between your eyebrows. It is the size of a pea. It can get larger when you focus on it, BUT you can’t focus on it too hard (it’s a paradox of sorts).  If you focus too hard it will slowly close (like an eye shutting, or a door closing). Then, you can not make it come back right away.  Not even…