Category Archives: channeling

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posticon The Power of Badass Animals and Women

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An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. ~ Martin Buber, Jewish Philosopher

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About sunrise this morning, I was out for my daily exercise run. At the edge of our small town, I spotted 3 does (female deer) just ahead of me. As I approached them (they’re not afraid of humans, since they’re legally protected from hunters), a big buck (male deer) from seemingly out of nowhere, aggressively charged the does.

The biggest doe turned abruptly and stared at the buck, then charged him!Read more

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posticon What Is True Wealth?

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We may be poor in the white man’s way, but we are not poor in the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota ways because we are connected to above and everywhere. ~ David Swallow, Elder and Head Man of the Oglala Lakota Nation

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When I first read David Swallow’s quotation above, I marveled at the power and simplicity of his words. Especially this part: “…we are connected to above and everywhere.”

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This idea of true wealth has become horribly distorted in your modern world.Read more

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Life often seems like diverging railroad tracks. Which track do you choose? Right or left? Which choice will lead you to a life of love and peace? Which will lead you home?

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Imagine you’re on a train, and the train is traveling west. You can choose to go east, by walking to the back of the train. Or you can choose to  go north, by moving to the right side of the train. Finally, you can choose to go south, by moving to the left side of the train.Read more

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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ The Dalai Lama

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Recently I’d been feeling a bit “out of sorts.” I couldn’t concentrate on my work, household chores, etc. This is not typical for me.

But I understood, at least partly, why it was happening. We recently had a sudden death in the family. Several close friends and family were enduring difficult, life-changing challenges. Then, just days ago, I found out a good friend had been killed in a tragic accident.Read more

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. ~ Leo Tolstoy

Recently, I read an amazing and heart-warming story of an Alaskan husky. You don’t have to be a dog-lover to appreciate this dog’s dedication to service.

Amelia Milling, a 21-year-old deaf student, was on a three-day solo trek in the Alaskan wilderness. She took a brutal 600-foot fall. When she finally came to a crashing halt, she was dazed and bleeding. At that moment, Nanook, an Alaskan husky appeared seemingly out of nowhere.Read more