Monthly Archives: June 2005

posticon Pain by John Cali

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A few days ago I received a letter from a close friend who’s dealing with several life-changing challenges. He talked of how it helped to reach out to other people in similar situations. Then he said “We support each other as much as we can. We are all in emotional turmoil and pain.”

That reminded me of a radio interview I heard last week with a well known television writer. He’d taken heroin many years ago to help cope with pain in his life, only to find his addiction merely intensified the pain.… Read more

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posticon When Bad Things Happen To Good People by John Cali

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Shortly after sunrise today, a phone call roused me out of my usual early-morning quiet time. When I answered, I recognized my cousin’s voice. “Johnny,” she said, and then she started sobbing. My first thought was someone had died.

My cousin and my sister live in the same town in New York State. My sister’s husband had a lung transplant several weeks ago. He was doing as well as the surgeons had expected.

But two nights ago he had a severe relapse at home, and couldn’t breathe.… Read more

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posticon The Power Within: Follow-up by John Cali

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A long-time friend and reader of our newsletter gave us some thoughtful feedback on last week’s newsletter. She and I had an interesting email exchange over a couple of days. With her permission, I’m including excerpts from that exchange in this week’s newsletter.

Below is the email conversation I had with Alberta (not her real name), followed by Spirit’s thoughts.

Alberta
John — I’d say nothing surprising coming from dear Spirit in this latest message.

But I do pause at the apparent suggestion that we all avoid the diversion of our attention with sex.… Read more

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Trusting the power within ourselves is often a lifelong challenge for many of us. It took me many years to even begin trusting my inner guidance. Now I trust it completely, and have never looked back.

But our modern world does not support us in developing that trust. Instead, it would have us trust and follow any guidance except our own. In our world’s view, most or all our power is outside ourselves. But just the opposite is true — all our power is within us.… Read more

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