Feathers and Healing by John Cali and Spirit

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Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing — peace is the measure. ~ George Melton

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In our last post, Signs from Spirit, we talked about feathers and how Spirit often uses them to send us messages. There are many ways Spirit can communicate with us. Some are obvious, others more subtle.

Our dear friend Diotima Markis sent me an email after we published that last post. Diotima is a wonderfully spiritual lady, and a spiritual teacher as well.Read more

Signs from Spirit by John Cali and Spirit

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Your angels are always sending you signs of their presence and love, such as feathers, flowers, lights, numbers, and music. ~ Doreen Virtue

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One cold and cloudy day in September 1992, my dog Schnapsi and I were strolling through a grove of evergreen trees in Yellowstone National Park. Suddenly there was an energy, a huge presence both of us felt. It was almost overwhelming.

We stopped dead in our tracks and just stood there, wondering what was coming next.Read more

If I Had Wings by John Cali

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You fall in love with films because films help you fall in love with life. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

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Preview of April 2015 Volume 4 of Spiritual Cinema Circle Films from Gaiam TV

Alive to Possibility

Explores the challenges facing three men from different social classes: a window-washer living in south central Los Angeles, an affluent conductor living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a performing magician. Uniting them is that they have each decided that their problem is not what life has thrown at them, but is instead their own perception of their situation.Read more

Salvation by John Cali and Spirit

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My salvation comes from me and only from me. ~ A Course in Miracles

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I grew up in the Roman Catholic Church. Back in those days we were taught we could find salvation only through faithfully following Rome’s rigid rules and regulations. And if you screwed up (that is, “sinned”) your only hope of salvation was being forgiven by a priest in the confessional.

You were not worthy to approach God directly for forgiveness — or for anything else. There was a part of the Catholic Mass service, just before the communion, where we always said “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.”Read more

You Are Beautiful Just As You Are by John Cali and Spirit

God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them ~ Genesis 1:27

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In our last blog post, How Do You Express the Light of God?, we talked about an elderly lady who, despite her age and infirmity, nonetheless radiated a powerful, loving energy all about her.

This week we’re talking about another person who radiated that same loving energy all his life.

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You all chose the details of this and your other lifetimes.Read more

How Do You Express the Light of God? by John Cali and Spirit

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God must become an activity in our consciousness. ~ Joel S. Goldsmith

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Last weekend, as I was walking out of the grocery store, I saw a tiny elderly lady walking toward me. She had a cane and was hobbling, struggling to just take one step at a time. Suddenly she stopped dead in her tracks, grimacing. Obviously she was in great pain.

I walked over to her and quietly asked if I could help. She hesitated a moment, then looked up as our eyes met for several seconds.Read more

How To Conquer Fear Forever by John Cali and Spirit

I’ve grown certain that the root of all fear is that we’ve been forced to deny who we are. ~ Frances Moore Lappe

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I firmly believe, as the above quotation says, the root of our fear is always denying our true selves.

We are, after all, God in human form, albeit temporarily. Fear does not exist for God. Fear is only an illusion we’ve created because we have forgotten our divine heritage, our true identity.

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Fear is one of the biggest bugaboos you humans have created for yourselves.Read more

God Is In Everthing I See by John Cali and Spirit

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. ~ Frank Lloyd Wrightgod-594709__180Our title today is taken from one of A Course In Miracles’ daily lessons.

I realize it’s hard for many of us to see that God truly is in everything we see. When I first started channelling years ago, people often asked my spirit guides who — or what — God was. I was asking that question myself.

My guides’ answer was as simple as it was profound: “God is all that is.”Read more

How Do You Uncreate Something You Do Not Want? by John Cali and Spirit

I have told you that you create your dreams, in actuality, not in theory alone. You create an actuality, a dream universe, as real as the physical universe. It simply cannot be directly perceived within the physical universe. ~ Seth, as channelled by Jane Roberts

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One of our readers, in response to our recent post, Being Happy Is Simple and Easy, wrote us last week. He was asking about something Spirit said in that post:

Anything other than what is real is just a passing illusion.Read more

Being Happy Is Simple and Easy by John Cali and Spirit

To find inner contentment and plenitude, snug yourself in the comfort of gratitude. ~ Amit Sood, MD

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Do you believe our title? Is being happy really simple and easy? Is the key to happiness, as Dr. Sood says, as simple as practicing gratitude? Is happiness your birthright as a child of God?

US President Abraham Lincoln put it this way:
“A man is about as happy as he makes up his mind to be.”
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Unlimited Abundance Is Yours by John Cali and Spirit

Money is just as holy as meditation, just as sacred as prayer. It is a wonderful part of God. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

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Most of us, one time or another, have struggled with abundance issues, particularly money — giving it and receiving it. The struggle is magnified if we really believe the universe is unlimited, yet see no evidence of it in our lives.

I recently received a letter from a dear friend, one of our readers. She was asking about all the emails she gets (as many of us do) from well-known spiritual teachers.Read more

Are We Multidimensional? by John Cali and Spirit

You are a multidimensional personality, and within you lies all the knowledge about yourself, your challenges and problems, that you will ever need to know. ~ Seth, as channelled by Jane Roberts

normal_Bierstadt-Albert-The-Golden-GateThe Golden Gate by Albert Bierstadt

Last Friday morning I awoke early, about 3:30 a.m. I felt strange — not in a bad way — just different from any feeling I’ve ever had in this lifetime.

A bit later I went to Frank’s Barber Shop for a haircut. (I’ve written about Frank before, here and here.)Read more

A Pearl Beyond Price by Barbara Clark and The Magdaleine Group

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The wisdom of your soul is a pearl beyond any price. Every single learning and growth that you have experienced in every lifetime and between every lifetime has contributed to the brilliance, to the luminescence and beauty of the energy of your soul. It is hard if not impossible for human beings to even imagine a fraction of the brilliance of their soul and of who they truly are. And that has been part of the journey for humanity.Read more

10 Ways You Can Create Your Happiest New Year Ever by John Cali and Spirit

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~ Oprah Winfrey

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New Year Celebration in Rome
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It’s that time of year when many folks make new year resolutions, often to abandon them only days or weeks later.

I no longer make new year resolutions. I prefer to call them intentions. When we create an intention the universe infuses it with powerful energy. That enables us to effortlessly flow toward fulfillment of the intention — as opposed to struggling to stick to a resolution.Read more

How To Find Peace In the Silence by John Cali and Spirit

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness, ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Many folks today, in this age of endless digital distractions, have forgotten how to be silent and at peace.

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Have you ever listened to the silence? What have you heard? We’d like you to take a moment, right now before you read any further, and listen to the silence.Read more

Spiritual Cinema Circle by John Cali

You fall in love with films because films help you fall in love with life. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

 

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I’ve been a fan of the Spiritual Cinema Circle ever since it was founded in 2004 by Hollywood filmmaker Stephen Simon and psychologists Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks. While in Hollywood Stephen produced spiritually themed movies such as Somewhere In Time, with Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour, and What Dreams May Come, with Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

The Circle has since grown into a global community of folks who love inspiring movies with spiritual themes–movies which Hollywood doesn’t think there’s a market for.Read more

Your Destiny Is Joy by John Cali and Spirit

Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ~ Mother Teresa

A couple days ago I read a poll taken recently on depression. Among its other findings, the poll said the time of year many folks are least depressed is right now–the holiday season.

It doesn’t matter whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Epiphany–or don’t celebrate at all. This is the season of joy. And joy, apparently, is contagious, regardless of what you believe or do not believe.Read more

Who Is the Love of Your Life? by John Cali and Spirit

If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others…. If you have no compassion for yourself, then you are not capable of developing compassion for others. ~ The Dalai Lama

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When I was about seven my mom and dad hired a piano teacher for me. Piano lessons were not on my seven-year-old mind’s to-do list. But after a while I actually started enjoying the lessons. In fact, I got pretty good at playing–or so I thought.Read more

A Funny Ghost Story by John Cali and Spirit

The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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I’m getting ready to return home from this past Thanksgiving week. So this is a short post, perhaps the shortest we’ve ever done.

You may remember a post we did last year, Farewell To Caesar, about the death of Caesar, a cat in my family.

Since he died Caesar has come to me quite a few times.… Read more

The Wisdom of Little Children by John Cali and Spirit

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944), “The Little Prince,” 1943

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In our last blog post, How To Tell If You Are a Wise Old Soul–16 Ways, one of Spirit’s “ways” was “You acknowledge you are your own highest and best authority.”

That is not a truth most of us were taught as little children.… Read more

How To Tell If You Are a Wise Old Soul–16 Ways by John Cali and Spirit

Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age. Nothing does–except wrinkles. It’s true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place. ~ Abigail Van Buren

Tissot_The_Wisdom_of_SolomonThe Wisdom of Solomon by James Tissot

Ever since I started on this spiritual path, many years ago, I’ve heard terms like “enlightenment,” “ascension,” “wise old soul,” and other similar ones. I’m sure you have too.

I cannot honestly say I ever fully understood what those words meant–they seem to mean different things to different people.… Read more

If God Is All-Powerful Why Does S/he Allow Suffering, Like Ebola? by John Cali and Spirit

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. ~ Helen Keller, 1880-1968

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A couple days ago I read an interesting article about the Ebola crisis in Africa. The author was questioning how such suffering could exist if God is all-powerful.

Good question.

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The “bottom line” here is God is NOT all-powerful. Does that shock you? It’s true.

God does not will humans to suffer, either deliberately or by neglect.… Read more

A Note To a Friend

To the soul, there is hardly anything more healing than friendship. ~ Thomas Moore, 1779-1852

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Our recent post, The Prayer of God, received some really nice comments from you, our dear readers. One of you asked if we had any more articles by the anonymous writer. Since then I’ve found several more.

We’re publishing one of those today. It’s similar in tone to The Prayer of God. I hope you’ll like it.

A Note To a Friend

Late at night, when the bottle is run dry,
the last lights welcoming the dark,
and your thoughts drifting towards sweet dreams,
I’ll be dreaming of you.… Read more

Is Life ALWAYS Worth Living? by John Cali and Spirit

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My work is done. Why wait? ~ Eastman Kodak founder George Eastman, in his suicide note written after long enduring intense pain from his degenerating spine.

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You’ve probably heard about Brittany Maynard, the young woman with terminal brain cancer who decided to commit suicide earlier this week.

As I started writing this post my sister told me an elderly cousin, closing in on 100 years, had just died. She lived a good, long, and happy life.

Brittany, at the other end of the spectrum of life, was only 29.Read more

Boo! What Scares You? by Pat Ruppel

Zucca2It’s October and today we celebrate Halloween, where we see scary costumes, cornfield mazes and spooky ghost houses. It’s a fun time for kids and adults to let go and pretend.

It’s also the season when we’re more acceptable of the world of the paranormal. Perhaps we’re even open to tune in and listen for something beyond what we normally hear and see.

Our bodies feel the subtle energy shifts, as Nature begins to slumber. The trees drop their leaves and the plants die with the cold temperatures.… Read more