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posticon Is It a Rope or a Snake?

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Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet. They are what we call civilization. ~ Barbara Kingsolver, American writer

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In his book, The Master Speaks, Joel Goldsmith, a leading 20th-century spiritual teacher, tells an interesting story from Hindu scripture.

A man walks into his bathroom and is horrified when he sees a snake. When his eyes had accustomed to the near-darkness, he takes a closer look and sees the “snake” is simply a coiled rope.

Joel then goes on to say:
“Loose anything, loose any condition, and let it go….And it will disappear…the snake that you are looking at is a rope.Read more

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It doesn’t matter how you celebrate this holiday season—with Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Winter Solstice, Chinese New Year, etc. etc. Or even if you don’t celebrate the season at all. But I think most of us would agree this is the season to celebrate the spirit of love.

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Because animals are naturally uninhibited, they express themselves far more clearly than most humans. This is particularly true when they demonstrate love for the humans in their lives.Read more

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posticon Can Politics and Spirituality Go Together?

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…if there is any principle of the (United States) Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought—not free thought for those who agree with us, but freedom for the thought that we hate. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, US Supreme Court Justice

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My answer to the question our title asks is, “Definitely, yes!” Here’s Spirit.

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You don’t have to glue yourselves to the news media to see how vicious human relationships with each other can be today.Read more

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posticon Why Do We Fail To See the Beauty All Around Us?

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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~ Confucius

 

I live in what is arguably one of the most beautiful places on the planet—in Wyoming, just outside Yellowstone National Park. It’s a land filled with vast open spaces, big blue skies, majestic snowcapped mountains. And yet some days, I fail to see the beauty all around me—usually because I’m not paying attention.

There truly is beauty all around all of us, the world over, no matter where we live.Read more

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posticon Life’s Eternal Questions #1

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You are God. ~ John Cali and Spirit

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Over the years, folks have asked us many questions. I’ve recently begun to organize their questions and our answers. So we thought it would be a good idea to occasionally post  those questions and answers. I hope you enjoy this first “installment.”

Question:
How do I continue living with my body when my soul has already died?

Answer:
Your soul cannot die. Your soul is your true self, your higher self, your spirit—whatever word you prefer.
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