Monthly Archives: July 2014

posticon Nadine by Hans Brockhuis

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Each mental act opens up a new dimension of actuality. In a manner of speaking, your slightest thought gives birth to worlds. Seth, channeled by Jane Roberts

Alaska_Railroad_train_led_by_SD70MAC_4324Image Copyright © 2007 Brandon Wood

The journey by train is long. Looking outside, I see a green landscape, animals and water. I also see people, minding their own business.

In the compartment diagonally across from me there is a young lady. I know for sure that I have never seen her before. But what is never?Read more

posticon Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 by John Cali and Spirit

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There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. ~ George Santayana

Malaysia_Airlines_777_(5620820339)Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 at Kuala Lumpur Airport
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Today’s and our next few posts will be necessarily short, as I’ll be traveling this week and next.

By now we’ve all heard about the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine last week. The Boeing 777 aircraft, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lampur, carried 298 people. All died.

One bright spot in this human tragedy concerns a British family who said someone was “watching over them.”Read more

posticon Recapturing Simplicity by John Cali and Spirit

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To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, not even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Walden_Pond_(63)Sign at Henry David Thoreau’s cabin
Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts

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Shortly before I moved to Wyoming many years ago, I made a conscious choice to simplify my life. I got rid of anything I did not need.Read more

posticon Do You Know Any Emotional Vampires? by John Cali and Spirit

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A vampire is “a person who habitually preys upon others, (for example)…debt collectors…who made a living from the misery of others.” ~ Mirriam-Webster Dictionary

Bela_lugosi_draculaBela Lugosi as Dracula

I have a good friend who’s always been a drain on my energy—until recently. She was a true emotional vampire.

Sally (not her real name) was not a good listener. It was obvious when I was talking to her she was not hearing me. She was too busy thinking of what she wanted to say next, and would often interrupt me.Read more

posticon Did You Know Yoga Is Evil and Endangers Your Soul? by John Cali and Spirit

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If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil. ~ Baruch Spinoza

yogaImage copyright © 2010 by Mark Donoher

I read an article yesterday which took me totally by surprise. An Irish Catholic priest was cautioning his parishioners against yoga because, he said, it endangers their souls. Same goes for tai chi or Reiki, according to the reverend. These activities he deemed “unsavoury.”

I had to read the article a couple times before it sunk in.Read more