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what is reality?

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There’s a saying you’ve probably heard, Seeing is believing.

But that’s not true, in our opinion. It’s the reverse: Believing is seeing.

There’s a story about Christopher Columbus (or Cristoforo Colombo), the Italian explorer back in the 1400s. As the story goes, when Columbus first approached what is now North America, he and his crew were met by a surprised band of native people.

The natives reportedly could not see Columbus’s three ships. Never having seen one before, they had no idea what a ship was.Read more

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Over the years I’ve been the target of occasional hate mail. That “goes with the territory” when you put yourself into the public eye. I’m sure any of you putting your work out to the world have had similar experiences.

When I was in college my major course was history, which I’ve always loved. One of my favorite historical figures was US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. He was an articulate speaker and writer. Here’s one of his quotations:

…if there is any principle of the 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.”Read more

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Life often seems like diverging railroad tracks. Which track do you choose? Right or left? Which choice will lead you to a life of love and peace? Which will lead you home?

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Imagine you’re on a train, and the train is traveling west. You can choose to go east, by walking to the back of the train. Or you can choose to  go north, by moving to the right side of the train. Finally, you can choose to go south, by moving to the left side of the train.Read more

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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

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Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers. ~ Brenda Ueland, American journalist and writer

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Our dear friend George Ball, of Alexandria, Virginia, suggested recently that we come up with some inspirational thoughts to remind us that we and Spirit are eternally connected. I think George’s idea is a great way to start this new year of 2018—and set the tone for the whole year, and beyond.

The following list consists of Spirit’s random thoughts, in no particular order.Read more