Monthly Archives: December 2004

posticon Peace on Earth by John Cali

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Well, it’s become a tradition around here, at this holiday time of year, for us to remind our readers about a couple of our more popular newsletters from years back.

In our Thanksgiving message last month, we talked about our Gratitude article. And this month we’re reminding you of our Christmas article, Peace On Earth.

This week, many of our world’s cultures celebrate Christmas. And our thoughts turn to world peace. Or, perhaps, to the lack of it. Spirit’s old message Peace On Earth is not only timely in these trying times, but also timeless.… Read more

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posticon You’re Probably Going To Die From This by John Cali

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This week we’re continuing our theme from last week: your physical body and its well-being.

A few days ago, I had a long talk with my cousin. We’re exactly the same age, and we grew up next door to each other in rural western New York State. We’ve always had a close, loving sister-brother-type relationship.

She was telling me about a recent health crisis her daughter had — she’d been diagnosed with a deadly tumor.

After the operation, her surgeon told her he’d gotten all of the tumor out, and the prognosis was excellent.… Read more

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posticon Focus, Your Body, and Your Physical Well-Being by John Cali

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About a week ago, on a beautiful early winter day, I was out jogging in the foothills south of my house. The morning air was clear, cold, and crisp, and the deep blue sky was sparkling with golden sunlight. The gentle hills around me, the rugged mountains in the distance, and the valley far below me were covered in a glistening white cloak of new-fallen snow. My kind of day–I love winter, and I was in heaven!

About a mile into my run, my euphoria was suddenly shattered by a sharp stabbing pain in my left ankle.… Read more

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A member of our discussion group recently wrote me asking if Spirit would talk about Native American spirituality in one of our newsletters. Here’s her letter:

“Hi John,

“I have no clue as to whether this would be an appropriate topic for a future newsletter, but I thought I would share this thought with you anyway.

“I have read a fair amount, but I know I am very ignorant with respect to Native American spirituality. So perhaps sometime Spirit and you could share some of the unique aspects of Native American spirituality.”

My response:

“Thanks for your posting, and for your suggestion about Native American spirituality.… Read more

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