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Your Communities – and What You Give

In this world our lives are informed by our Communities.


From the moment of conception you are in community – the community of Humans.


It’s inescapable. The interlocking circles of your communities are everywhere: Male/Female, Son/Daughter, Parent – obviously my experience with no children is very different from anyone who’s had a child - Family, Country, Culture, Profession, Religion…Many of these define our experiences. Muslims have Ramadan in their lives, Christians have Easter, Jews don’t eat pork, Hindus see cows as sacred. Your relationship to practices like these is one deciding point in your unique life; even rejecting such a value is one.

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10 Life Purpose Tips to Help You Find Your Passion

After working with more than a million people all over the world, I have come to believe that each of us is born with a unique life purpose.

Identifying, acknowledging, and honoring this purpose is perhaps the most important action successful people take. They take the time to understand what they’re here to do – and then they pursue that with passion and enthusiasm.

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Staying Awake-Weaving the Dream

Just returned from the first (of many I hope) of my new annual OraclePalooza events and all I can say is WOW. You never know who will show up for these things and we were sold out! We raised $1160 dollars for the Orlando SPCA too and I even got my mediumship event called Spirit Jam to stream live on FB!

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Inspiration for Your Human Journey

Dear Ones,

Being human is one of the most incredible and challenging journeys your soul will ever experience.

It’s a privilege to incarnate in a human body and experience all that life has to offer.

It won’t always be easy, you will endure pain, heartbreak, betrayals, abuse, fear, sadness, confusion, aloneness and may at times feel as though you don’t want to be here.

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The Power of Boredom, Breaks and Creativity

Let’s face it. Boredom has a bad rap.

Or, at least it had a bad rap with me for the longest time. I grew up thinking that there was almost nothing worse than being bored. So, I worked, and I worked, and I busied myself, and I did everything I could to try and stay two steps ahead of the old boredom curse.

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You Only Get One Life – Start Taking Action!

One of my favorite pastimes is to sit looking out at the ocean. I love the sound of the waves as they reach the shore.

I’ve observed that some of the waves come crashing in with an abundance of energy and force behind them. While others don’t make much of a fuss as they barely reach the shore. The waves parallel the differences in the way we live life.

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Becoming magnetic again: 5 creative questions to unlock your true essence

We're all familiar with that moment you walk in a room and all eyes are on you. It feels amazing and you never want it to end.  You might think it's because of that amazing dress you have on, but the truth it it goes way beyond your clothes to truly turn heads. What's really happening?  

Your essence is thriving and that makes you magnetic.

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A Surprising Answer to "Who Am I?"

Not many people reflect philosophically on the age-old question, "Who am I?" For practical purposes, everyday life depends on accepting the self that gets up in the morning, eats breakfast, and goes off to work. This makes it seem as if "Who am I?" is a given. But in fact, it isn't. You are shifting unconsciously from one persona to the next all the time. There is tremendous importance in this fact, because the shifting self isn't the real you.

 

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Are You a Dreamer?

Martin Luther King Jr. had one. So did Susan B. Anthony. And Harvey Milk. Malala Yousafzai has one now. All those who speak out for human rights and freedom have dreams, no matter what country or century they live in. Artists too are dreamers. As are musicians, poets, and storytellers. Monet and Maya Lin. Jason Mraz and Indie.Arie. Toni Cade Bambara and Mary Oliver. Dreamers are visionaries, conduits, soul-speakers. There is a dream within them that has to be verbalized, vocalized, lived out. It can be a yearning or a lament. A celebration or a revelation. Whatever form it takes, it is an expression of the heart and soul that transcends the individual human form it comes through and becomes universal.

 

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What It Means to Walk In Your Power

Throughout life, I’ve been told a few times that I don’t fully own and walk in my power.

I’ll be the first to raise my hand and admit they are right. I know it’s there. I see it come to life through me from time to time, but I don’t always own it. I’ve been guilty of knowingly and unknowingly dimming myself. I’ve done it to fit in, I've done it to be liked, and I've done it to be loved. I’ve also dimmed my power because I’m uncomfortable with it. At times I find myself afraid of the power I possess.

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Time Passing, Time Standing Still

At times, it seems that our lives are moving so fast that we can’t catch our breath. At other times, it can seem that we are stuck, that time is standing still. Yet, past, present, future; birth, life, death; and time itself are all mental concepts, distinctions that we humans invent and superimpose on the world as we try to make sense of it. Beyond the mind’s created parameters is eternity. Occasionally, we touch it with fleeting awareness: In moments of great love or great loss, the mental boundaries fall away, and there is just presence without beginning or end. The deeper we live into life, the more we open to this perception. 

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What To Do When Your Dreams Aren’t Manifesting

When your dreams don’t manifest the way you want them to, trust that there is a reason.

We often have these ideas of what our dreams should look like, how they should happen, and when they should manifest.

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How to Navigate Your Inner GPS to Find Your Purpose in Life

What if I told you that you have your own guidance system within you that can help you get from where you are in life to where you want to go?

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How to Be a Democracy Under Trump

I watched President Trump’s inauguration from an airport TV in Guatemala. I’d just finished leading 22 people on a pilgrimage to live, study and participate in ceremonies with Mayan shamans at sacred sites. For me, it was the first leg of a two-month working-journey. I am still in Latin America, teaching and speaking at a variety of venues. In the days since that inauguration, I, like so many, have felt the horror of the emerging Trump policies.

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The news that rocked my world… and helped me find my voice!!!!!

16 years ago today… Actually, sometime between 10pm and 6am, my grandmother walked out of her Assisted living facility in Oakley, Utah. Several hours later, her body was found a little less than a mile away. She died of hypothermia.

Today, I remember my beautiful Grandma Bonnie… and share with you a very small part of her story.

I wrote this article for one of my books, a similar letter to the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper a few months after her death… The picture is our family at the Alzheimer’s walk in Salt Lake City, Utah the year after Grandmas death.

I’ve shared this story in many classes and today, I felt guided to share it with you – SDJ <3

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