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Nothing you can ever do or say – or even think – can be done in a vacuum, if you will. Everything – and every thing – you do, say, or think affects the entire planet, quite literally – and even goes beyond the boundaries of your planet.

Each of you is connected to all that is. That is not simply a hypothetical concept or theory. It’s a fact – even when you are feeling lost, alone, isolated you are still intimately connected to all that is.Read more

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Many years ago, I had a startling experience with love and religion.

Still a teenager, I’d joined the US Navy. (Military service was required in those days.) Stationed far from my New York home, I was lonely and homesick, as were my shipmates. Simon (not his real name), my closest friend on the ship, was also from New York.

We were docked in San Diego, California at the time. Simon and I took a weekend off to explore San Diego. We “accidentally” came across a hospitality house owned by a Protestant church.Read more

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posticon The Magic and Power of Self-Love

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Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing people a favor, and vice versa. ~ Karl Menninger, M.D.

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As Dr. Menninger says above, when you give to yourself, you automatically give to others. That means when you show self-love, you are automatically loving others. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Yet it continually amazes me how few of us really believe and accept we should love ourselves.

A week or so ago, one of our readers wrote us a heart-wrenching letter.Read more

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posticon God Is A Big Illusion We Made Up

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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect and writer

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If you read our last week’s post, You and God Have An Eternal Connection, you may be puzzled by this post’s title. In fact, you may think I’ve lost my mind.

Let me explain.

Today I was at my desk wondering what we were going to write about for this week’s post. Then I remembered a close friend from long ago. She didn’t believe in God, and did her best to convince me to ditch my beliefs.Read more

posticon Are You Living in a State of Grace? by John Cali and Spirit

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There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. ~ Oscar Wilde

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 If you grew up Roman Catholic, as I did, our title/question may have a negative meaning to you. It certainly did to me for many years.

The church taught we were all born sinners, with “original sin.” Then, when you reached “the age of reason,” you had to take full responsibility for all future sins.Read more