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On the one hand you take life too seriously, and on the other, you do not take playful existence seriously enough. ~ Seth, channeled by Jane Roberts

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My spirit guides have often said life should be joyful, every part of it—even the end part, which we call death.

I come from a large Sicilian immigrant family. So we’ve had many funerals over the years. There was one funeral I’ll never forget—my mother’s.Read more

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old age alzheimers dementia “…that condition we know as old age….does not exist in actual form in the scheme of this universe.” ~ Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East

As a society, we have a deep dread of old age. But is that justified? Or is it even real?

Our scientists tell us all the cells in our bodies are renewed every 7 years. That means the oldest we can be is 7 years.

But, for most humans, that is not their experience.Read more

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Our title today is a direct quote from spiritual writer and adventurer Baird T. Spalding’s book,  Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East.

A few weeks ago, I was traveling on a remote road in northern Montana. The only signs of human life were a few cars and an occasional ranch or farm.

With no warning, a bird flew into the path of my car. There was no way I could avoid it. The bird was hurled onto the side of the road.Read more

posticon If You Knew You Were Going To Die Today, How Would You Spend Your Final Hours? by John Cali and Spirit

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The_Laughing_&_Lucky_Buddha!_A_stroke_of_Luck!_(413428647)The Laughing Buddha by William Cho

How would you answer the question our title asks?

When I asked myself that question, I had to stop to think about it. What would I do? How would I spend the hours I knew would be my last in this lifetime?

Here’s Spirit.

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Many humans often ask themselves “Why am I here?”

We can answer that question with one word: “Joy.”

Perhaps even more difficult to answer would be John’s question:
How would I spend the hours I knew would be my last in this lifetime?
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posticon Letting Go of “Love Lane” by Pat Ruppel

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I notice the more I write ― the more is released. There are parts of me I’ve tucked away long ago that bubble up and can no longer push down.

In writing, I get the chance to let it go, when I commit to what has shown up. It certainly was the case, when I wrote this story, “Love Lane.”

In a world where privacy is guarded and sharing anything personal is highly discouraged, I don’t know why I write about my life and put it out for everyone to see.Read more