Monthly Archives: October 2016

posticon Dreams Come True, So Dream the Good Ones

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Refuse to be a part of fearful dreams, whatever form they take, for you will lose identity in them. ~ A Course in Miracles

dreams-come-true

 

Our world is filled with fearful dreams. We need look no farther than the news headlines to get a glimpse of all the visions of horror, all the fearful dreams being dumped on humanity.

But we do not have to buy into those dreams, into that darkness. We do not have to make ourselves victims of whatever real or imaginary villains are out there.Read more

posticon Assisted Suicide: Dying with Dignity

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Now, as I turn 85…with my life closer to its end than its beginning, I wish to help give people dignity in dying….Dying people should have the right to choose how and when they leave Mother Earth. ~ Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace laureate and Archbishop Emeritus of Capetown, South Africa

 

peaceful-graveyard

 

When my son was growing up, one of his and my favorite pastimes was visiting graveyards, especially those where people among our family and friends were buried. It still is, even now that he has his own family.Read more

posticon The Strangest Dream

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A good dog never dies, he always stays; he walks beside you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near, his head is within our hand in his old way. ~ Mary Carolyn Davies, American Poet

border-collie sheepdog

 

Last night I had the strangest dream.

I was walking down a deserted, dimly-lit street at dusk. In the fading twilight I spotted a scared, skinny little dog with a bloody gaping wound on the left side of his head.Read more

posticon Garbage Eyeballs

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No matter what you are looking at, you can find something wrong with it, something imperfect, something that is not okay with you. Don’t worry, if you look hard enough you’ll find it. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

human eyeball

 

Many years ago, one of my first spiritual teachers had a favorite phrase he often used: “garbage eyeballs.”

I thought it was funny when I first heard him use it. But then I realized he was making a great point with those two words.Read more