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Spiritual Healing

Embracing Change and Redefining Power: The Metamorphoses of Life

18. July, 2017Blog Posts, Spiritual HealingNo comments

embracing change and redefining powerRecently, seven sailors died in an accident at sea. I read their names. They came from all over the United States. It hit me hard. The older I get, the more I mourn that those who die young and haven’t gotten a fair share of life. It isn’t true of course. We all die in precisely our own right time, neither sooner nor later, but still, I wish for them that they had more.

We cannot know when we will die. If we are fortunate, we age, and only gradually does death present itself. Nonetheless, we resist the inevitable.

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Speaking the Truth: Recognizing & Agreeing to Reality

20. June, 2017Boundaries, Spiritual HealingNo comments

speaking the truth When you are upset, about anything, you are not in truth. When you are angry, ranting, yelling, you are not in truth. You are fighting what’s so and what’s so is the truth – reality. Recognizing reality relieves misery and brings peace. Not necessarily the outcome you prefer, but clarity and calm. Frenzied angry actions are not behaviors consistent with reality.

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Spirituality and Stress: Tips to Manage Frustrations & Social Expectations

18. May, 2017Meditation, Spiritual HealingNo comments

spirituality and stress managementWhen did ‘go with the flow’ become common to everyday speech? Its origin is sometimes attributed to

Shakespeare and its present meaning is to follow the crowd. I connect the expression to the hippie culture of the 1960s and 70s. It meant to take life at an easy pace, don’t get stressed, be cool. In that context, the saying conjured images of people opting out of the rat race and moving back to nature. It connoted the desire for a simple life and escape from the frustrations and stress of societal expectations. Read more

Whose Karma is it: Neural Pathways, Constellations and Karma

18. April, 2017Blog Posts, Spiritual HealingNo comments

whose karma is itEver since the emergence of ‘alternative’ healing in public awareness, conventional medicine has questioned the efficacy of treatments not based in Western science. As research has begun to catch up ancient medical treatments such as

acupuncture, herbs and teas are being validated. Now, researchers are expanding our knowledge about the human brain, how it develops and the impact of individual experience not only on the individual but on subsequent generations. This, too, is consistent with alternative healing processes. Read more

How to Find True Happiness in Your Life

21. March, 2017Blog Posts, Spiritual HealingNo comments

How to Find True HappinessBeyond survival, we seek happiness. It’s a human desire brought on, perhaps, by prosperity and disposable time, like disposable money, seeking a place to be spent. We evaluate our feelings and want more of that ‘feel good’ feeling more of the time. Better yet, we want it all the time. Our search consists of wanting something or person that we believe will satisfy our expectations.

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Understanding Fear in Your Life and Learning to Embrace It

22. February, 2017Blog Posts, Spiritual HealingNo comments

understanding fear in your lifeOccasionally recurring riddles emerge in my life. I call them personal koans. The word koan (approximately pronounced ko-ahn) is Japanese and its meaning is something like ‘case study’. Koans were historically used by Zen masters as life puzzles for their students to ponder and, eventually, to gain insight into the nature of life and into themselves. An old but fairly well known koan is this one: “Show me your

original face before your mother and father were born.” To some extent, such puzzles demonstrate the inadequacy of strictly logical thinking. Logical thinking also fails at understanding fear in your lifeRead more

Divine Consciousness: Receiving for the Holidays

12. December, 2016Blog Posts, Spiritual HealingNo comments

Divine ConsciousnessHolidays come and go. Over the years the same holidays feel quite different, my perceptions changing with the circumstances of my life. Perhaps you have noticed an evolution in your own experience. How was Christmas, or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa for you as a child? Did your early perceptions change with adolescence? Did your experience match the story-books or were you aware of not-so-happy undercurrents around you or within you?

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Setting Spiritual Boundaries in Freedom, Structure & Love

17. October, 2016Blog Posts, Boundaries, Spiritual HealingNo comments

Setting Spiritual BoundariesWe have a tendency to believe that if we love enough if we are enlightened, then

setting spiritual boundaries are not necessary. It isn’t true. In this material universe, everything is defined by separation. Our bodies, our thoughts, carpets and chairs all have some dividing line to define inside and out. These demarcations let us be ourselves and the chair be a chair. Read more

Distinguishing Between a Sense of Entitlement Complex and Gratitude

18. August, 2016Blog Posts, Spiritual HealingNo comments

sense of entitlement complexA friend of mine is a psychologist and counselor for college students at a prestigious university. She finds the job challenging because “they have such a strong sense of entitlement.” These young people feel they are inherently deserving of special treatment. They have high expectations for their living conditions, dining, and spending money. Above all, they expect their emotional upsets and distress to be honored giving them a

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Developing Good Character Traits: Honesty & Truth

8. July, 2016Blog Posts, Spiritual HealingNo comments

“If you are honest only because you should be honest then your honesty is corrupt.”

– Source Unknown

developing good character traitsAs a child I thought, and was taught, that honesty is a simple matter. You tell the truth and it is a sin to lie. In life I discovered that honesty is neither simple or easy. I could write dozens of stories on my formative encounters with truthfulness and lying and include a few here on developing good character traits.

Personal Character Development

My commitment to telling the truth began because I lied a couple of times as a child and those events remained significant in my memory. One of the first times my parents left my older sister and I alone (we might have been 5 and 6), the two of us got into an argument. She pulled out the yardstick and said she was going to spank me. I grabbed the other end and we each tugged and pulled. The flimsy yardstick broke in two. Later, when my mother found the yardstick in pieces she confronted us. We held a united front, both of us insisting we had no idea how the yardstick got broken.

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The wisdom of a thousand generations guides you today. Only listen. Without a sound their voices reverberate in your cells. Settle within and choose your path.

All of us come from strength, fortitude, perseverance. No matter how difficult their lives, our ancestors made it through and passed on life for the next generation. Over and over, until it came to you. The intelligence that guided them has also come to you.


To Thine own Self be true.

If I could present you with a single blessing, it would be the gift of Mindfulness. Awareness of yourself: body, emotions, and self-talk, all the time. Our immediate experience is the ultimate exploration that only grows richer with time. What we do or don't do, and the roots of our behavior, are accessible with the simple practice of noticing immediate experience. It is this practice that makes it possible to know and be true to ourselves.

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