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New: Soul Caper mini-blog entries on Facebook

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Sometimes you can smell peanut butter a mile away, even in the suburbs.

Ever find a creative project morphing, over time, or maybe even suddenly, into a different form?  I am always     fascinated by the creative process; it knows its own way quite apart from the analyzing side of the brain.  In this case, I’m following the creative impulse that has been leading me away from this traditional blog format and into something new:  A few weeks ago I started adding insights from my own life experience to posts on Facebook, on my Soul Caper FB page.  These are posts from pages I “like”; everything from Eckhart Tolle to Heartmath to Byron Katie.… Read more

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Some Thoughts on Fear-Based Voting

Recently I sat quietly and asked for intuitive guidance on how to know who to vote for, if at all.

I often remind myself that life does have direction; just stay open to it!

I often remind myself that life does have direction; just stay open to it!

I have never been in the position that I’m in now, in terms of choosing a presidential candidate for my vote. My first choice, Bernie Sanders, was not nominated.  So be it.… Read more

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Sharing What I Know, Pt. 1

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A field of grace amidst the chaos.

Although I have shared in this blog guidance I’ve received, even, dare I say it, wisdom I’ve attained, I’ve never devoted a whole post to this topic – until now.  My “thing” in this lifetime, part of my purpose, is to be a guide – not by being pedantic, deliver us from people who want to “show us the way” – but simply by being who I am.  My main teacher has been the guidance that I’ve channeled since 1992.… Read more

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The Limitations of Reason

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Beauty Opens Doors Closed To Reason

When I look at how drastically my life has changed for the better since the age of 40, I see that it all comes down to one choice, the foundation on which everything rests: Placing the wisdom and accuracy of my intuitive knowing over the superficial, limited understanding of reason.… Read more

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Some Thoughts on Faith and Critical Thinking in a Trump Year

Beauty and faith go hand in hand.

It was in March, while in Arizona, that I first noticed my thoughts about the presidential campaign season were   turning fearful.  Uh oh.  Doomsday scenarios of a Trump presidency kept playing out in my mind.  I’d left my greatest power at home:  Faith.  It’s clear to me that most of us spend more time in fear than faith, and this primary season has not only highlighted that truth but exacerbated it.  But when I dig deeper, I see that this particular reality show offers an opportunity for real change.… Read more

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Being, Breathing, Emerging

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View of Lake Roosevelt, in Arizona, from the hillside path to the cliff dwellings of Tonto National Monument.

Back home after five replenishing weeks in the magnificent Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona!  My mind spends the first few days of every visit saying, “You can’t just sit here, you know, you should be doing things.”  But each time, I find that I do less.  Appreciate more.  This is my emerging true north:  Letting go of all the thinking, all the should’s, in favor of just being.… Read more

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Replacing The Loser with The Artist

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My alter ego, Ethel. “Let me entertain you!”

I’m not the creative type.  This is what I told myself, this is what I believed for at least forty years.  What “type” I thought I was was a loser, as I elaborated on in such a riveting (!) manner in Part 1 of this two-part essay.  I can’t  force myself to say “blog entry” today; sounds like something I ate that didn’t agree with me.… Read more

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Turning 67 and Throwing Out The Rules

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My first day of being 67. All systems go!

Here are two competing points of view on aging: 1. “There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be,” said John Lennon in “All You Need Is Love.”

2. “How could you have been so careless as to allow yourself to get old?” said Richard Powers about our society’s attitude toward its aging citizens in his novel Orfeo.Read more

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Everyday Magic, Part 3: Love as a Spiritual Power

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The power of love is its ability to transcend fear.

We seem to be laboring under a misunderstanding about what love really is.  How many of us, let’s be truthful, find that when the subject turns to love, our minds go right to greeting cards and dating rituals?  In other words, we’ve been conditioned to equate the idea of love with a societally ingrained notion of romance, whatever that may mean to us.  What if I were to say that love is actually a power, the power behind the very vitality that we rely on to drive our every interaction with life?  Then Leonard Cohen’s line, “Love’s the only engine of survival” could be understood in a deeper way.… Read more

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Meditation De-Mystified

In the last few days I’ve found myself addressing basic questions about meditation on  Facebook. So many either don’t know where to start, or have tried it and had difficulty. My own first-hand experience began in August of 1973 in Cleveland, Ohio, when I sat down to meditate for 20 minutes.

"Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox..."  from Across The Universe, The Beatles

“Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox…” from Across The Universe, The Beatles

It was simple; at some point I even lost track of time.… Read more

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The Big Picture
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The human race has now explored the mysteries of reality as far as we can through the distorted lens of the ego. Whole nations are stuck in the mud, exchanging blows over who’s right and what’s more important -- the power of money or the power of people. (read more)

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