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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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“Saying Yes to Living Honestly and Loving Myself Fiercely”: Remembering Joan

My friend Joan sent me a “found” quote in February of this year.  She said it was perfect, and placed it where she could see it while online.  I now see it as a statement of her own highest intention:               image006

I have decided to stop saying yes to people and situations that don’t support my well-being.  Instead, I will say yes to my happiness and yes to my growth, and yes to all people and things that inspire me to be authentic and whole, while at the same time accepting me just as I am.  My yes, from here on out, is my pledge to live honestly, my commitment to love myself fiercely, and my cry to create my best life possible.  Yes.”

Joan recognized herself in this quote.  (I am sorry that I can’t attribute it; apologies and thanks to its author.)  I’m so glad she did, because I know all of those who loved her saw her this way already.… 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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Who Am I This December?

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Someone’s singing and I think it’s me. Someone’s living and oh gosh it’s me. — Donovan, “Someone Singing”

This is the season of Jesus, or so we say when we think he might be eavesdropping.  But sometimes it seems like the season of how much stuff do I need to give in order to stay consistent with my image of myself as a generous and loving person.  Mind you, I’m not pointing any fingers.  Let me tell you a story of the inner workings of a mind …

Three Decembers ago Jim and I welcomed into our home a young couple (and their two cats) who were living in their broken down van.  The young man wasn’t a stranger; he was the son of a good friend of Jim who now lives in Virginia; he’d last seen this son as a boy.… 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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