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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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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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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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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 Unreasonableness of Reason

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Accept the power of your imagination to create your reality.

I always lived my life as though rational thought would save me, no matter how bad the situation, how emotional the pain.  Looking back, I see that reason never saved me; quite the opposite.  Oh, it may have looked like I “fixed” a problem, but I had only kicked it down the road.  In fact, “figuring things out” through so-called rational thinking was the real problem.… Read more

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Finding Your Purpose Pt. 2: Trust and Allow

We are suffering from the end stage of terminal rationalism, the poor man’s compassion.   Looking at the devastation of the latest war, we IMG_6774say, “We need to bring more reason to the table.”  Every time I hear such a statement I substitute the word “compassion” for  “reason.”  Try it sometime.  Do we need more compassion or more reason to find the inner peace that attracts a higher purpose, for ourselves and for humanity as a whole?… Read more

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Let This Be The Year of Accepting Your Greatness

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Let your imagination lift you into the space of your greatness.

What comes to mind when I say that you can take your life higher this year?  If I said you can jump over the hurdles that seem to persist no matter what you desire or what you do?  So often it’s our “should’s” that want to speak when we ask ourselves for New Year’s resolutions.  Then we get fed up with ourselves partway through the year, because our “should’s” are the whip end of a blame game the ego likes to play.… Read more

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All Is Well. No, Really!

What do you find yourself focusing on lately?  Does it bring you up or bring you down?

"The longer you live, the deeper you can take a lesson that everybody "gets" on a more superficial level."  --Maya Angelou

“The longer you live, the deeper you can take a lesson that everybody “gets” on a more superficial level.” –Maya Angelou

Do you want to go higher in your life, to take your thoughts higher?  Because that’s where it all begins, and that’s what it always comes back to.  Choosing higher thoughts.  Learning how to re-program our thinking is the alpha and omega of happiness, peace of mind, solving our life problems, fulfilling our potential, attaining enlightenment, or whatever terms we feel most comfortable with.   Practically speaking, they’re all the same thing.… Read more

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Change is the New Normal

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I Am Change

It’s Good Friday, and I have an appointment with a person who seems to me to be motivated by “should’s.”   And that’s okay.  Except when those should’s sweep me up into their net, too.  I pray out loud on the otherwise empty elevator delivering me to her office.

“Dear Jesus,” I say, “I need your help here.  I know you’re all hung up on that cross again today, and by the way, how long is that going to continue?  Anyway, this is important, so please be here with me now.  Help me to drop my need to judge this person, and let me see only her innocence… I align with the highest outcome for this meeting, for the greater good of all concerned, you know the drill.  Thanks, big guy!”    I am both confident, because I’ve seen over the years how beautifully this works, and humble, because I know I’m only part of the equation; I can’t do this by myself.… 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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