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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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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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Leaving The Loser Behind

I’m sitting there on December 26, meditating in my bedroom, when I have an interesting thought:  For most of my life, I employed all kinds of tricks to get people to like me, to not reject me.  I had a whole arsenal of clever manipulations.  I pick up my journal and start writing this stuff down; it could be good stuff.… 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, Pt. 2: The Powers of Co-Creativity & Imagination

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We trust that there is a higher purpose animating our creative impulses.

What is co-creativity, and how is it related to the imagination?  If both of these are “powers,” then how can we tap into them to make our lives work better?  Let’s face it, that’s what we all want now, isn’t it?  If modern life offers no certainties, then where do we turn for inspiration to get us through these trying times?… 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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Everyday Magic, Part 1: The Power of Intention

Life is meant to be magical, but we’ve drained it of its magical properties through our stubborn allegiance to logic.

Priorities shift.  Deeper desires float to the surface.

Priorities shift. Deeper desires float to the surface.

Einstein said that the intuitive mind is meant to be a sacred gift; the rational mind a faithful servant. Instead, we’ve created Topsy-Turvy World, where we delegate all our decision-making to the myopic servant, while scorning our sacred powers.  An error in judgment for which this world is now paying dearly.… Read more

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Diane Hausler | Video Intro
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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