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Slavery: A Closer Look

A white cop on top subdues a black man on the ground with a knee on his neck. This archetypal image is a perfect graphic for the theme of slavery whether you realize it or not. This is the image appearing before hundreds of millions of Americans and people around the world at this time, and subconsciously this image is triggering whatever subliminal aspects of the theme of slavery that you may be carrying within you, no matter what your gender, age, or race. Why? Because it is archetypal meaning that the image triggers certain feelings no matter what language you speak and no matter what part of the world you are from. In other words this image is universal and not specific to any one culture.

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The Seven Levels of Contagion: There is a Way Forward

A quick look at various definitions of the word contagious makes it clear that the main meaning is mostly negative. For example, the first definition is usually something like:
1.     Contagious: A contagious disease can be caught by touching someone who has the disease or a piece of infected clothing.
A secondary definition if there is one might be something like this:
2.     A contagious feeling spreads quickly among people.

Looking up the word contagion produces even bleaker results almost all related to disease or negative emotions. The origin of both words is the Latin contagio that basically means “Contact” which is rather neutral.

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What The Coronavirus Can Teach Us About Ideas and Narratives

(warning: this article is a little longer than usual-it’s a big topic) Shamans know that everything in this collective virtual reality is nothing more than manifested concepts or ideas that were born out of curiosity throughout the ages. We could even go so far as to say that curiosity is…

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Perceiving COVID-19 as an Ally

In the shamanic perspective each person accumulates allies along the path of their life. Some of these allies are other human beings that show up throughout your life to help you in times of need. Some of them offer limited help like giving you directions when you are lost or…

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The Corona Virus: The Bigger Picture

By this time you probably have had your fill of reading about the corona virus, to wash your hands and keep them away from your face, where it is striking in the world and how many people have contracted it.  Since many people have requested it, here I will try…

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The Meaning of Commitment

In this article we are going to examine what it is to make a commitment. While we might think this is obvious there is actually a lot more to the commitment than meets the eye and since it is a major theme for our times, it is important to understand…

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What Does it Mean to be Proactive?

Let’s begin this article with a simple definition of our main term “Proactive.” Being proactive means that you make things happen, instead of waiting for them to happen to you. Being active means “To do something.” The prefix pro means “before.” So, if you are being proactive, you are going to be ready before something happens….

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Be Prepared

As you all know it is always best to be prepared for all possibilities as often as possible and as best you can.  This is of course the motto of the Boy Scouts, something I had drilled into me thousands of times during my time in that organization as a child and teenager. At that time being prepared meant having all the right equipment for whatever we were doing, camping, cooking, hiking, and so on. I did learn good survival skills in the mountains, how to dress for the weather, how to make a fire with sticks and no matches, how to tell the time by the sun and shadows, and how to orient with a compass in order to not get lost among many other useful things. But of course we know that being prepared is way more than these skills, or at least it should be. Let us take a moment and consider what it actually means to be prepared or rather what it does not mean first. 

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Is The Universe Real? Yes, No, Maybe So!

For most people, to question the reality of the universe may sound totally absurd. Well of course the universe is real you might say, I can see it, taste it, hear it, smell it, and touch it. However we could argue, just because your five senses detect it does not…

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Getting Help From Your Higher Self

To your ordinary personality life in this world is quite real. In fact life as you experience it through your senses is all that there is. You touch, taste, smell, hear, and see a very physical world and it appears in relation to how you perceive it. If you don’t…

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