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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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posticon Does Your Life Have Purpose?

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My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right? ~ Charles Schulz, “Peanuts” cartoonist

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My spirit guides and I often get questions about life’s purpose. Many folks feel life, especially in our seemingly chaotic world, has no purpose. Worse, they feel totally useless, like a rudderless ship at sea. They’re drifting aimlessly and sadly from one day to the next, from one moment to the next.Read more

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There is no death because what God created shares His Life. There is no death because an opposite to God does not exist. ~ A Course in Miracles

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Several of my close family and friends have recently experienced a death among their loved ones. Also, in response to our last post, Rising Above the Clouds, several folks mentioned their concerns about death.

So my spirit guides and I thought it would be good to follow up on what we said in Rising Above the Clouds.Read more

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If we choose only to expose ourselves to opinions and viewpoints that are in line to our own, we become more polarized, more set in our own ways. It will only reinforce and deepen the political divides in our country. But if we choose to actively seek out information that challenges our assumptions and beliefs, perhaps we can begin to understand where the people who disagree with us are coming from. ~ Barack Obama

 

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Many folks I’ve spoken with lately say they’re delighted 2016 is over.Read more