The Spirit Cat Follow-up

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In our last post we talked about our encounter with a so-called “spirit cat.”

This week, we’re discussing another peculiar situation with this cat.

After we left the cat, we drove 5 kilometers north. There we came upon an attractive small, white 13th century church and, behind it, a graveyard. A beautiful white light was shining down from the sky on the back of the church.

While Berna walked to the graveyard, I walked around to the other side of the church.Read more

The Spirit Cat

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Berna and I took a few days off this past weekend in the northeastern part of The Netherlands. It’s a beautiful rural area, known for its prehistoric tombs, called “hunebeds,” dating back to 4000-3000BC.

The hunebeds are the oldest monuments in the Netherlands. They are prehistoric tombstones built by the Funnelbeaker people using boulders Mother Nature transported to Drenthe during the Ice Age. Drenthe has no fewer than 52 hunebeds in a 30-kilometre radius.

We went to one of them last weekend.Read more

Re-framing the Resurrection

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Either all things die, or else they live and cannot die. No compromise is possible.

                                                                                                                  A Course in Miracles

As most of you know, Christian churches celebrated Easter last Sunday. This was always a big celebration in my Italian immigrant family. But you don’t have to be Christian to celebrate the resurrection, the miracle of Easter. For me, the lesson and miracle of Easter is we never die—life is eternal.

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Some of your spiritual traditions celebrate Easter as a time of resurrection, rebirth.Read more

Is Your Life YOUR Life?

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Today we all live in challenging and often-tragic times. Just look at the mainstream news media headlines. But don’t do it too often. It will break you. There’s a better way.

Spirit

Many of you are struggling and suffering with all the challenges and changes your modern world is flooding you with.

It’s not an easy time for you to be on Planet Earth. But it is a good time—the perfect time—for you to be here.

Every one of you is facing your own unique challenges today.Read more

The End of Life

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Over the years Spirit has talked about death many times.

Unfortunately, it’s a subject most humans prefer to avoid. It instills dread and fear in the hearts of many.

Having grown up in the United States and now living in the Netherlands, it’s struck me how vast a difference there is between the Dutch and American views of death.

A couple of weeks ago, Dries van Agt, a Roman Catholic and former Dutch prime minister, and his wife Eugenie, died hand-in-hand by euthanasia.Read more

Communication with Spirit

Since more and more people are awakening, more people are consciously connecting with non-physical sources. Therefore, we thought we’d make a post about this.

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It is critical, in these wild times on your planet to stay connected to Spirit. Of course, you are always connected. You cannot be disconnected, for you ARE Spirit.

We know it’s tempting at times to question or doubt the information you bring through when you are speaking with Spirit. It does not matter by which name you call Spirit.… Read more

Kindness Is The Cure

In today’s world, it often seems kindness is in short supply. But there are as many random acts of kindness as there are acts of cruelty. Or, perhaps, more.

We only need to open our eyes to all the kindness around us. There is more of it than you would ever imagine. Although you might not think so if you follow the mainstream news.

Kindness is the cure to a world gone crazy.

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We have often talked about the power of kindness each of you humans possess.Read more

All Is Well Revisited

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One of Spirit’s favorite phrases is All is well. In today’s world, we need more reminders that all truly is well, despite appearances.

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A Course in Miracles tells you in Lesson 292, A happy outcome to all things is sure. We realize that’s a tough one for many of you to wrap your minds around.

Perhaps one quick glance at your daily news convinces you your world is really going to hell. How then, you might ask, can there be a happy outcome to all things?Read more

Judge Not, For You Never Know

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How often have we (ALL of us) judged another without knowing the pain they were feeling?

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You have a saying that goes something like this: Never judge another till you have walked a mile in their shoes.

You have all walked many miles, in this lifetime and others. In some of those lifetimes you’ve walked alone. In others, you’ve walked together.

But we would ask you, as you walk through this lifetime, to imagine what it’s like for others, especially those who walk beside you.Read more

Good People

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In today’s cruel and crazy world, it’s tempting to believe humanity is lost. If you spend much time following the mainstream news media, you probably wonder if there’s any hope at all for world peace. Many say they want it, but few do much to promote it.

Are there any good people left in this old world of ours? Yes, there are, more than we know. Here’s a powerfully uplifting story of one such person.

This is a true story. It happened November 25, 1854 on the shores of Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes on the US-Canadian border.Read more

Alternate Realities

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Recently, Berna and I were having one of our daily chats about spirituality.

She told me she was planning to visit a close friend of hers. I asked her about this friend’s neighborhood, as I remembered it from our recent visit—the red brick buildings with many big trees, large grassy expanses, and other details. Berna knew the area well.

Then she said she and I had never been there together. I was, to put it mildly, surprised! I asked her if my description of the neighborhood was accurate.Read more

What Is The Value of A Human Life?

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You may have seen the recent news about possibly hundreds of poor migrants dying in a tragic shipwreck on the Mediterranean Sea. On board were about 750 people, including 100 children.

In another recent shipwreck, 5 wealthy people died in a tragic submersible accident.

Which do you think got the most news coverage? And on which was far more money spent? Were the migrant lives worth less than the lives of the wealthy?

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The title we have chosen for this article is, in itself, a tragedy.Read more

Life, Death, and Beyond

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Most humans believe that you come into these bodies and you live for a little while, and you get it right or you don’t, and then you leave—when what is really happening is you are eternal. You never really leave. ~ Abraham with Esther Hicks

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Most humans fear death. That’s a “fact of life,” as you say.

We say there is never any reason to fear death—if you remember who you are.

And who are you?

Most humans would answer that question with their name, or nationality, or some other limited way of identifying themselves.Read more

The Power of Words

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If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. ~ Betty Eadie

How often do we speak without first thinking? Probably often. We don’t consider the power of our words, or how deeply they can hurt, how deeply they can heal.

Spirit

We sometimes observe in humans what you call “idle chatter”—words without real meaning or effects.

But there is no such thing as idle chatter. Words are powerful tools you all have available to you.Read more

Time

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What is time? I haven’t found many definitions that make much sense to me. One of the best (and funniest) definitions, in my opinion, is from Charles M. Schulz, creator of the comic strip Peanuts:
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia”

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(Many years ago, Spirit gave us this interesting perspective on the subject of time.)

Time weighs heavily upon many of you on the earth plane. And your language carries many cliches regarding time.Read more

The One True Religion

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Some religions claim to be the “one true” religion. Is there any such thing?

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It’s most interesting for those of us in Spirit to observe those of you experiencing the many facets of life on Planet Earth.

Among the most interesting (and most divisive) is religion.

It’s curious that the name of God (or whatever you call the divine energy) is used to excuse the most horrible deeds humans are able to inflict upon themselves and all life.

The Roman Catholic Church even supports something it calls a “just war.”Read more

One Day Is Not Enough

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We’ve written about war truces before. But one particular truce stands out in our minds. It was during the brutal, bloody World War One.

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As Johnny said, we’ve talked about war and truces before. War seems to be a perpetual curse humans have inflicted on themselves throughout history.

What has war ever accomplished?

In our view, it has accomplished nothing of value. So why do humans persist on the path of war?

The only value in war is to teach you there is no value in war.Read more

What Good Is Religion?

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In my own life, going deep in the Christian religion of my birth

has enabled me to see the same Spirit and Love in other religions as well.

~ Father Richard Rohr

Religion has, arguably, been the source of much human behavior the opposite of what Jesus Christ taught and lived.

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We realize many of you reading this are o were religious. Berna and Johnny were raised in Roman Catholic families. Both have now left the faith of their families.Read more

Dogs And Happiness

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In Alan Cohen’s long list of great books is one of my all-time favorites, Are You As Happy As Your Dog?

For most of my life, I’ve owned a dog. Or maybe the truth is the dogs owned me.

Dogs, and all animals, can be great teachers for us humans. Even though humans are supposed to be the “superior” species, it’s often the other way around.

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There’s a dog story—a deeply touching true story—Johnny loves. It’s about Shep, a shepherd dog who lost his master.Read more

Graveyards Revisited

Three weeks ago, we did a post called Graveyards. It generated some interesting thoughts and comments, on and off our website. So this week, we’re revisiting the subject.

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A few nights ago, Johnny had a vivid dream. When morning came, he recalled it in detail.

In the dream, he was speaking with a young woman he knew who had died a few days earlier.

Linda (not her real name) felt lost and alone. So Johnny was helping her get adjusted to her new life beyond the physical world.Read more

Do You Want To Be Immortal?

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Celine Halioua is the young founder of a company called Loyal. Her life’s mission is to help dogs live longer lives. If you’re a dog lover (as I am) you know your loyal loving dog’s life is likely far shorter than yours.

Today, there is evidence indicating it’s possible to slow down the aging process in animals, including humans.

You may have heard of Methusela, the legendary biblical figure who reportedly lived 969 years. His age cannot be proved, but his story is intriguing.Read more

Euthanasia Revisited

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We’ve talked about euthanasia a few times over the years. Since all physical life ends in death, euthanasia is a near-constant subject of interest. And a subject of conflict.

A few days ago, there was an article about Helen, the world’s second-oldest gorilla. She was very popular with her keepers and the public.

But she had to be euthanized a few weeks ago because her health was declining. She was 64, far beyond the typical female gorilla life expectancy of 39 years.Read more

Graveyards

When my son was growing up, he and I loved to visit graveyards. Through the years, we visited many. They ranged from the United States Civil War battlefields, to those of the American Old West, and those of our Italian immigrant family.

As we strolled among the gravestones, reading them as we walked, we often felt a deep sense of peace. It may seem ironic, but these scenes of death brought us feelings of healing and comfort.

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What you feel when you visit graveyards is a piercing of the veil between life and death, between the physical and the spiritual.Read more

Bilocation

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A couple weeks ago, Berna and I visited some of her family. They have a 4-year-old son. The family had just returned from a vacation at one of the Dutch islands. To reach the islands from the Dutch mainland, they had to take a car ferry boat.

As the 4-year old was showing his toys to Berna, he said to her, “You were there too.” She told him she had not been on the boat with them. But, he countered, she had been there with them.Read more

It’s Not Your Fault

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Alan Cohen tells an interesting story about the Burning Man festival. It seems an unidentified man went around to various people, all strangers to him, and said “It’s not your fault.” He said nothing else to them, just those 4 words.

The people’s reactions were amazing, ranging from joyful laughter to bursting into tears. So what happened?

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What happened at the Burning Man festival was a perfect example of what we consider the major problem facing humanity today.

The problem is simply this: You have forgotten who you are.Read more