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Hope Springs Eternal

Alexander Pope in his Essay on Man initially penned the inspiring phrase “Hope springs eternal.” Like a warm ember, hope can awaken a frozen heart on a bitter night. When we lose our bearings, optimism and virtue have always been welcome visitors. Fear can electrify...

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Surrender

Surrender your soul to me, so I might know love’s purest form Lend me your toes so I can experience when spirit touches earth Walk with me so I might experience the peace of which angels sing Let me listen to the music that makes your heart soar spontaneously  ...

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Shimmering Sparkles of Light On a Pond

Shimmering sparkles of light on a pond Souls embracing earth and beyond Glimmering joy dancing with glee Mere reflections of you and me Courageously willing to do and die We are but a twinkle of God’s eye Hearts strong and open wide Buckled up, ready for a ride Our...

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When Emotions Become Homeless Beasts

During prehistoric times, humans needed physical strength and a cohesive community, while common sense and quick instincts enhanced survival. Paleontologists report that the majority of earliest cave drawings depicted animals and schematic scenes but many had shamanic...

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The Fire of Notre Dame and Profound Transformation

The Cathedral of Notre Dame is considered the soul of France and a shining example of French Gothic architecture with its stunning flying buttresses and spectacular beauty. The recent fire to this iconic Cathedral has given the world pause and the global sense of loss...

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Addictions

Addictions offer dissociative relief and quick fixes rather than long-term solutions. Pleasant diversions release powerful endorphins that numb our senses and soothe rough patches. Unfortunately, the addictive path won’t take you anywhere worthwhile. As we all know,...

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Second Level Consciousness Part 2 of 2

When people embody second level consciousness, peace descends upon everyone like a gentle rain soaking a garden on a beautiful day. Men and women begin to love themselves and others in ways only lovers and intimate family members experienced in level one. The main...

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First Level Consciousness Part 1 of 2

People are concerned with the survival of the species on the physical plain at this level. They only think about themselves and their material needs. Survival is key. Is my belly full? Is my house safe? And are my people OK? First level consciousness considers...

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The Knights Templar

The Knights Templar was a religious arm of the spiritual hierarchy of the Catholic Church from 1100 to 1300 AD during the crusades. They were the first multinational organization and quickly became exceedingly rich and powerful. The Templars created an international...

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Dark Night of The Soul

Birth is a corporal journey that begins with the illusion of spiritual abandonment. Leaving home and residing in a physical body immediately creates a lasting traumatic imprint that includes separation anxiety and existential agony. The painful remnants of this primal...

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The Taj Mahal and the Purpose of Spiritual Practice

Life is difficult and illusions about being small lead us astray every day. When lost in a crowd viewing the winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World, it’s easy to feel insignificant. Viewing architectural perfection while ethic division, climate change and terrorism...

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The Cows of India

Spiritual concepts, abstract thoughts and conditions of grace often seem strange to the uninitiated. The thought that every two and four-legged creature has a soul has roots in many cultures around the world and provides the underlying rationale for many vegetarian...

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