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What is Ceremony and Why Do We Need It?

I am convinced that the need for ceremony is embedded deep within our DNA. I am always amazed when I am with a group of people in almost any part of the world, how eager they are to do something ceremonially even if it is just a champagne toast or…

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Election Madness During These Fiery Times of Ignition.

If you have been reading or watching the news you are probably all fed up with the endless insanity of the primary election campaigns for president of the United States. There have been endless analyses of candidates and their strategies that seem to change with every week. Nevertheless people are still asking me to write something about the principle candidates and the elections as a whole. I have mentioned tidbits in recent articles but I will devote this article to hopefully help you understand the candidates and the bigger picture. Sorry in advance if any of your toes are stepped on. Politics is always a divisive topic.

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Beyond the Warrior Stereotype

“Warrior” is a popular word these days. Everything is about becoming a warrior, finding the inner warrior, being a warrior woman, becoming the ultimate warrior, honoring our warriors. Yet what are we really talking about? Beyond some romantic notions does anyone know what a warrior is? Are warriors about battle,…

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Dealing with Bullies

What is a bully? The dictionary says a bully is an aggressive person who intimidates or mistreats other people, especially people they perceive as weaker and therefore more vulnerable. The thesaurus gives many words as alternatives to bully and this speaks volumes about the phenomenon: Tormenters, intimidators, persecutors, oppressors, tyrants, toughs, and aggressors. These days bullies seem to be everywhere but perhaps they have always been everywhere.

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About Transition, Expectations, Disappointment, And Another Way

These acute times of transition have been, are, and will continue to be rather challenging to put it mildly. People in general are having a hard time and so this article will take a closer look at what ails us and will show ways of dealing with the times that…

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Geometry of the Soul series two. Arrangement of human profile and abstract elements on the subject of spirituality science creativity and human mind

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Is There Any Hope?

I have written variations on this theme before but no one can ever hear this enough times so here is another go at it. Put your thinking caps on and get ready for some real reality twisting ideas. I will start out slow and then move faster. This is not…

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The Pope, Trump, The Refugee Crisis, and Change

Let’s begin with Pope Francis, an old soul server with sage casting, a goal of acceptance, a pragmatist attitude, emotional centering, with observation mode, and mild self deprecation. Clearly he has a life task to bring back sanity to a church of over a billion and a half people. However,…

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Critical World Change: Trust, Faith and Initiating a Spiritual Practice?

Strangely enough I have discovered through my counseling practice that many people do not really know what a spiritual practice is. When I ask them if they have a spiritual practice or what their spiritual practice is they say, “Well I do a little yoga or “I exercise regularly,” or…

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Consolidating, Simplifying, and Accessing Higher Centers

The first two words figure prominently in a pragmatist vocabulary. They are efficiency oriented and the times call for being practical, organized, and efficient. If you are not a pragmatist then these ways of approaching matters in your life might elude you so here I will cover this territory. We…

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Beautiful Planet Earth. Sun rising over Europe..

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Ancient Maps and Symbols for a New Earth

This article is meant to help you not only step out of the box but to make the box disappear. Every so often it is helpful to question everything so that our perspective can grow that much bigger. First we start by dismantling the status quo and questioning how it…

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