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Discernment and Choices

Discernment and Choices

"There are no wrong choices - just different outcomes." How invested are you in the idea that there are right and wrong choices, and what does it mean about you if you make the ‘wrong’ choice? For many people the belief that there are right and wrong choices paralyzes...

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The Persistent Energy of Wood Element

The Persistent Energy of Wood Element

The Five Elements of Nature each have a unique vibrational signature to them (Donna Eden calls them the Five Rhythms for this reason). If we look at those rhythms in the wild we can see how each vibration influences and interacts with the others, creating the world...

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An Equity of Grace

An Equity of Grace

All things cycle. The blessing of being a student of the Chinese Five Elements theory is recognizing that everything under the sun has a cycle: a gestation period, a birth period, a period of fruition, and a period of decline. (And also recognizing that resistance to...

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The Sacred Pulse

The Sacred Pulse

What good beauty,      without an eye to behold? What good song,      without an ear to hear? What good the sweet flavor of peach      without a nose to smell? What good a touch or caress      without a body to feel? Beauty is the offering      Beholding is the...

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New Year’s Eve Ritual

New Year’s Eve Ritual

For the past 20 years on New Year's Eve our family of four has gone out for a high-end dinner and done a ritual that we all love. Each person takes a turn in reviewing their year using a particular formula; what I did well, what my challenges were (and lessons...

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Strengthen Your Immunity

Strengthen Your Immunity

Are Your Tending to Your Immunity? You've probably noticed this - but the world is a very weird place right now. The strength of our stamina and immunity (both mental and physical) is crucial to riding out this singular moment in human history. It is my firm belief...

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Prayer is Energy Work Using Words and Emotions

Prayer is Energy Work Using Words and Emotions

I am re-reading The Isaiah Effect by Gregg Braden (Random House, 2000) the subtitle of which is Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy. I have been fond of saying that “prayer is energy work using words”, but I addend that now to “prayer is energy work using...

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Moving the Grief of Our Time

Moving the Grief of Our Time

Grief, anguish, and despair are so prevalent in our time that no one is immune.  Unless you’ve had your fingers in your ears, face turned toward the wall, and tongue trilling “la la la la la”, you will undoubtedly have had either first or second hand experience of...

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Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

No matter how much gratitude, or grief, you are feeling on this thanks-giving day, take a deep pause and settle into your heart center and remember that we are all in this together - every last mother’s child. Native American, Immigrant American, Black, Brown, White,...

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