Choose to Embrace the Miracle of Discovery

Choose to Embrace the Miracle of Discovery - Guy Finley

The only thing that really troubles us is that our attention doesn't belong to us. Presently, something calls for us and claims our attention. Every errant thought and feeling that passes through our psychic system commands that we attend to what it tells us to.  We are made captive to whatever our negative attention has clung to.

Our work, in terms of reclaiming our right to be in relationship with what we choose, begins with being able to see that we suffer because choices are made for us by this unconscious thought nature.  This is unnecessary suffering. The mind has produced commentary on the moment, and then has an automated response to the messaging that makes us miserable.

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Start Your Day Over

Start Your Day Over

It was abundantly clear how passionate he was about a personal growth seminar he attended many years ago. Every time I inquired about it, he remembered some fantastic experience or insight. Many of them made sense to me intuitively and logically, and many had been experiences I could relate to in my own way.

One specific experience stood out hands-and-feet above the rest though…

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Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: THE URGE TO RUN

Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: THE URGE TO RUN

The homeless man with no legs crawls on his dolly like a snail while the world keeps whizzing by. No one wants to lose their legs, to go that slow. But sometimes, we’re forced to stop in order to empty ourselves of everything that’s in the way. Love can stop us in our tracks just as swiftly as suffering. It’s up to us to choose love before suffering takes our legs out from under us. In truth, every time I thought I was going somewhere, I began to speed up, and then began to feel behind, then lost, and then I felt a failure of sorts. Until I was loved or broken in place. And being rid of all I imagined and wanted, I rediscovered the wonder of just being here. This seems a cycle of human seasons—from want, to hurry, to feeling urgent and behind, to feeling lost and then a failure, to being stopped in our tracks, so we can rediscover the bareness of being. Now, my want is to accept this endless practice, which we call being human. We keep going, though there is nowhere to go. We keeping wanting, though there is nothing to own. We keep breaking, so that love like light can flood every break. I drop some coins in the legless man’s cup, hoping that you will drop a pebble of light in my mouth, when I have lost the urge to run.

A Question to Walk With: Describe your urge to run and your urge to stop. Which has your attention these days?


This excerpt is from my book in progress, The Signature of Being.

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The Magic Behind Your Childhood Books

The Magic Behind Your Childhood Books - John Holland

During a recent interview I was asked: “What was my favorite book as a child?" I didn’t have to think too long about the answer. Two books came to mind almost immediately, and both ironically have the word “magic” in their titles.

The first one is Spooky Magica Scholastic book written by Larry Kettelkamp, first published in 1955. It’s filled with instructions and illustrations on how to do magic tricks for your family and friends.

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“Why Is This Relevant”

Why Is This Revelant?
I was recently the focus of an unorganized intervention by some family and friends who joyfully informed me about an amusing tic that I repeatedly expressed throughout my lectures. Specifically, after making some point in the presentation that I thought was very essential in providing life-enhancing awareness, I would unconsciously ask, “Why is this relevant?”

Unbeknownst to me, through the habitual use of this expression, I created a “stock phrase” used to personalize my presentations. Audiences, in anticipation, would look forward to my blurting-out, “Why is this relevant?”. In my mind, I turned this lemon, the “tic,” into lemonade, I came to see it as expression of something new, a “verbal” punctuation mark.
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Hope, Love, and the Web of Life

Hope, Love, and the Web of Life - Peggy Kornegger

“I don’t know about hope, but I know about love…. Our job is to love.”
—Robin Wall Kimmerer


In this time of heartbreaking political tumult and ecological grief, where do we turn for wisdom or comfort? For a reason to continue, in spite of how the world looks? This past weekend, I had the great honor and blessing of attending a program with Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass. She is a botanist, professor, member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and beyond all else, a wise and caring soul. Repeatedly, during those three days, she asked the question: What does Mother Earth ask of us? Not what can we get, but what can we give? We are living in a time of shifting focus: from taking to giving, from self to community. Earth herself teaches reciprocity and connection. This is our heritage and our guidepost, if we pay attention, if we drop the cloak of self-centeredness and don the cloth of humility.

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Awaken to the World that Drags You Down

Awaken to the World that Drags You Down - Guy Finley

Long before it’s possible for us to be spiritually reborn, we must first awaken to ourselves.

Awakening is the sudden realization that somehow or other what I took to be the only world isn’t the only world..

But in a true awakening, I recognize that there’s a world beneath me. And the way I know there’s a world beneath me is that I can feel something pulling on me. Something wants to drag me down into depression. Something wants to pull me into anger. Something wants to move me into a state of myself where I can justify my agitation. Then, as I start to get irritated, angry, impatient, something else says, “Uh-uh. And it isn’t some moral platitude that’s been pressed into my brain. It’s an actual understanding that, “This hurts and I don’t want to act from it!”

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Stabilizing Your State Of Being

Stabilizing Your State Of Being - Panache Desai

We are now moving to a point in our evolution where we need to be consistent in our state of being no matter who you are, or who you are with or what you are doing or what’s happening.  Recognize that you are the one that is denying yourself the experience you wish to have and that you are allowing other people, or what’s happening in the world or what’s happening in your life to do that. 

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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living paycheck to paycheck is probably the most common reason that prevents people from living a life that they love. This financial barrier can feel crippling and I understand how challenging it can be to pull yourself out of what can seem an endless cycle. The answer is creating financial independence, which I assure you, can be done wherever you’re starting from!

So how can you break through the barrier and start to live that love you love? In today’s article, I’m going to offer some tips that will get you on the road to Real Wealth and financial freedom!

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Mark Nepo's Weekly Refection: ART LESSON

Mark Nepo's Weekly Refection: ART LESSON

The mind moves like a pencil.
The heart moves like a brush.

While the mind can draw
exquisite prints, the heart
with its deep bright colors
will ignore the lines.

If you only follow your mind,
you will never go outside the lines.

If you only follow your heart,
what you touch will never
resemble anything.

We must be
a student of both.

For the mind can build
itself a home, but only
the heart can live in it.

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A Question to Walk With: Describe as aspect of home that your mind has dreamt and built. How are you living in that dream now that it is built. Which do you like more: dreaming what needs to be built or living in the dream once it is built? Why?

This is from my book of poems in progress, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.

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Feeling Trapped? Set Yourself Free!

Feeling Trapped? Set Yourself Free! - Dr. Margaret Paul

Tiffany consulted with me because she was unable to control her anger. Anytime someone told her what to do - someone she was in a close relationship with like her mother, her husband, or her best friend - she would instantly respond with anger. She was struggling with serious marital problems when she first consulted with me.

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Choices

Choices - Sunny Dawn Johnston

Let’s talk about choices today … Being able to make choices … you have a right to choices … creating choices … how to find that truth within yourself to make the choice that is for your best and highest good.

So, all things, CHOICES 🙂

Here’s my question to just start this off … Have you ever felt in your life like you didn’t have a choice? Like literally, you have no choice. Have you felt that way in your life?

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Keep Your Heart Open In Hell

Keep Your Heart Open In Hell - Maria Shirver

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” —Viktor Frankl



A few years ago, after a serious bout of vertigo actually landed me in the ICU, I was instructed to start practicing my balance. “Stand for at least one minute on each foot,” I was told. “It’s important not only to regain your balance, but to keep it so you can move forward.” Great, I thought to myself. Here’s that balance thing again.

As a young journalist and mother, I often heard that I should pursue “balance.” It was the holy grail. Being told to achieve balance while juggling four young kids, a career, a marriage, and aging parents left me feeling anything but. What I felt instead was unbalanced, unsuccessful, and unseen.

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And Now . . . The Real Secret Of Life

And Now . . . The Real Secret Of Life  - Bruce H. Lipton, PhD

Both conventional science and new-edge science agree that, at its basic level, life derives from molecular movements within a biochemical mechanism. To uncover the real secret of life that lies beyond mere mechanics, we are obliged to first examine the mechanical nature of our cells. This information is relevant to our survival, which is more of a question now than ever before.

To make it easier to understand life according to new-edge science, we’ve created an illustration of a cell with metaphorical parts: a set of gears, driven by a motor, controlled by a switch, and monitored by a gauge. (For readers not mechanically inclined, we ask for your patience. There is a pay off. )

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Life is Falling Apart

Life is Falling Apart
Does it seem that more than ever things are becoming difficult? Are you facing unexpected losses, setbacks, and challenges that come out of nowhere, even if you have been diligently working on your inner growth? Don’t fall into blame or frustration if you are going through difficult times. There is a reason for these challenges, and it is not what you think. These unexpected challenges you are now facing now may not be setbacks at all, but rather are showing up to move you quickly toward that which will bring genuine healing, peace, and true inner satisfaction in the long run.
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Money Is The Root of All Evil . . .Or Is It?

Money Is The Root of All Evil . . .Or Is It?  - Dr. Rev. Temple Hayes

I have found from my own experience that when people say money doesn’t matter and they don’t care about it, what they are really saying is that they have yet to understand how to create it for themselves and so therefore they are just disowning the reality that it can actually matter. There is so much judgment in our world about people who have money, yet if you desire to have an effect on the world at all—whether by saving animals, working to end pollution in our oceans, contributing to our planet in any way, or just being there for a neighbor—it takes money to do that.

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When the Well of Abundance Runs Dry

When the Well of Abundance Runs Dry

If you happen to watch the news or glance at social media, you might experience a tiny quiver of uncertainty every now and again. Do you ever worry about your future? Is there a part of your life where it seems like the well of abundance is running dry? If you answered yes, keep reading and discover eight ways to experience limitless energetic gain in your life.

What is Abundance?

Abundance is an awareness of all the possibilities that are available to each of us. This mindset has a deep faith in something greater than the physical world and logical limitations. Abundance is also believing in miracles and the unseen.

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How to Develop Real Self-Confidence

How to Develop Real Self-Confidence - Kute Blackson

"Confidence is your being, it is what you are."


On today’s episode of SoulTalk, I share skills on How to Develop Real Self-Confidence. Something we have been conditioned to seek outside of ourselves through external validation. But this is a dead end path.

Listen to a refreshing perspective on how to develop authentic self-confidence that comes from connecting with the deeper dimension of your being.

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See the Person Behind the Eyes

See the Person Behind the Eyes

Who is behind the mask?

The Practice:
See the person behind the eyes.

Why?

Most of us wear a kind of mask, a persona that hides our deepest thoughts and feelings, and presents a polished, controlled face to the world.

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What Your Dreams Are Trying to Tell You About Your Anxieties (and What to Do About It)

What Your Dreams Are Trying to Tell You About Your Anxieties (and What to Do About It)

It’s the first day of final exams, and you show up unprepared. Worse, you’re naked. At least until the alarm rouses you from sleep, that is.

What are stress dreams? Why do they always seem to strike when you need sleep the most? What do they mean, and how can you stop these frustrating night visions?

What Are Stress Dreams?

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