The Spirit Cat

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Berna and I took a few days off this past weekend in the northeastern part of The Netherlands. It’s a beautiful rural area, known for its prehistoric tombs, called “hunebeds,” dating back to 4000-3000BC.

The hunebeds are the oldest monuments in the Netherlands. They are prehistoric tombstones built by the Funnelbeaker people using boulders Mother Nature transported to Drenthe during the Ice Age. Drenthe has no fewer than 52 hunebeds in a 30-kilometre radius.

We went to one of them last weekend.Read more

Dogs And Happiness

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In Alan Cohen’s long list of great books is one of my all-time favorites, Are You As Happy As Your Dog?

For most of my life, I’ve owned a dog. Or maybe the truth is the dogs owned me.

Dogs, and all animals, can be great teachers for us humans. Even though humans are supposed to be the “superior” species, it’s often the other way around.

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There’s a dog story—a deeply touching true story—Johnny loves. It’s about Shep, a shepherd dog who lost his master.Read more

God Is All That Is

Depending on your spiritual/religious beliefs (or lack of them), our title today could have radically different meanings for different folks.

Below is a recent, slightly edited conversation between Spirit and Berna. She had asked Spirit for clarification of the terms “conscious being,” “sentient being,” and “souled being.” As Spirit says below, the terms you use don’t matter—it is all God.

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You and Johnny believe—to put it simply—God is All That Is.

If that’s true, then God is in everything, in all that exists.Read more

Reality and Illusion

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A few weeks ago, Berna and Spirit had a discussion about the question of what is real, and what is illusion.

Berna and Spirit

Berna
On the subject of reality and illusion, I thought I really had it clear with all the reading I have done. But recently I’m confused about it again. So what is really real in the material world we see? I know our perception forms the illusion—the idea we are separate is an illusion.

But the material world itself, like the trees and the mountains and the chairs we make, and the bicycles, the material stuff—is that all real or is it also an illusion?Read more

Oneness and Separation

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Spirit

How can you become one again if you do not first become fully aware of the many illusions of separation you have imposed upon yourselves?

Yes, you certainly are undergoing some serious and heavy challenges on your planet today. Challenges on every level—physical, emotional, economic, spiritual.

You should rejoice you are undergoing such challenges and changes!

The physical manifestation of that new energy flow may still, for a time, appear to you as pain. But your experience of it will be much lighter—and even joyful.Read more

The Power of Intention

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Spirit and Berna had a recent conversation about intention. Her question to them was Can you tell us more about the concept of intention?

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It is a powerful concept, a powerful tool in your spiritual toolbox. Your intention is everything, because with your intention you can literally change the path of your life. Nothing can be achieved without intention, a clear and powerful intention.

Any time you form an intention (for example, if you want to heal your body of something) you first form the intention to accomplish the healing.Read more

The World of Spirit

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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

Freedom For The Thought We Hate

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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

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

You and God Have An Eternal Connection

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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

What You Ought To Know about Loneliness

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We are all so much together, but we are dying of loneliness. ~ Albert Schweitzer

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You would think in this super-connected world we live in no one would feel lonely. Communication is literally instantaneous, even across thousands of miles. And yet there is an epidemic of loneliness plaguing so many people all across the globe.

One of our readers wrote me recently. With her permission, I want to share with you part of her letter:

I’ve been thinking of our last conversation with Spirit and how you told me I already know everything.Read more

What Masks Are You Wearing?

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Years ago a good friend asked me, “What masks are you wearing?” A bit startled by her question, I replied, “I’m not wearing any masks.” “Yes, you are,” she said.

In the years since that day, I’ve come to realize she was absolutely right. We’re all wearing masks. We’ve become experts at disguising our true identities.

It’s even reached the point where many of us believe we ARE our masks. We’ve totally forgotten who we really are.

Spirit

We completely agree with what Johnny’s friend said to him years ago.Read more

Pretend You’re Going To Live For Eternity

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The soul of man is immortal and imperishable. ~ Plato

eternity is in the present moment

You may have heard of an American woman named Norma Bauerschmidt. Norma’s been in the news a lot over the past couple years. At the age of 90, she was hit with a real double-whammy. First, her husband of 67 years died. Then Norma was diagnosed with  uterine cancer.

Sitting in her doctor’s office, she listened to him go through the standard litany of her medical options: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy.Read more

7 Facts About Your Pets You Need To Know

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Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. ~ Colette, French novelist, 1873-1954

 

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My spirit guides are particularly fond of dogs and cats, and of all animals, as I am. They say domestic pets, particularly dogs and cats, are often the best teachers and healers for humans.

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. ~ Samuel Butler, English author, 1835-1902

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We ask you to think about these qualities of your pets, and perhaps you will gain some insight into the many reasons humans and animals are so drawn to each other.Read more

These Secrets To Happiness Can Transform Your Life

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Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. ~ Og Mandino

 

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Happy Dog

Did you know August is Happiness Happens Month? Me neither, until just a few days ago.Read more

10 Things You Should Know About Who You Are by John Cali and Spirit

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Accept who you are and the power of your might. ~ Lailah Gifty Akita, Founder of Smart Youth Volunteers Foundation

the universeThe Universe

One of the most basic questions we all have is “Who am I?”

You’ve probably heard it said we are  not only in the universe, be we are the universe. The Sanskrit expression, “Aham brahmasmi,” means “I am the universe, and the universe is me.”

Many of us probably think that’s a  nice thought, but we don’t really believe it’s literally true.Read more

The Big Bang and Human Consciousness by John Cali and Spirit

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In the beginning there was nothing, and it exploded. ~ Sir Terry Pratchett, British author

The Big Bang

The Big Bang

Last week we received a letter from one of our readers, Cinda Miller. With her permission, here’s what she wrote:

Dear John,

I wanted to run something by you and see if it has a ring of truth to it. This is a thought that occurred to me the other day and in order to make sense from a thought I have to write it down.Read more

Mr. Smith Goes To Texas: Follow-up by John Cali and Spirit

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Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and see that the chaff is printed. ~ Elbert Hubbard 1856-1915

the world is a good placeNote: I chose that graphic above for this post because my spirit guides are fond of saying exactly that—It (life) is all good, whether or not it seems so.

One of our readers, Cinda Miller, sent us a letter in response to last week’s post, Mr. Smith Goes To Texas. I thought it was a great letter.Read more

Wayne Dyer 1940–2015: Followup by John Cali and Spirit

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Almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ~ Steve Jobs 1955–2011

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Life, Death, and Beyond

I want to thank all of you who read and commented on our last post about Wayne’s passing.Read more

Beyond The Darkness by John Cali and Spirit

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. ~ Og Mandino

the light beyond the darkness The Light Beyond the Darkness

I’m generally pretty upbeat, positive, and happy. Life has been good to me. I’m deeply grateful for that, and for life itself.

However, this past year has been full of challenges for my family and me. There have been some pretty dark days. Also some damn good days, thanks to all the angels, human and in spirit, who’ve been there for us.Read more

Seeing Through the Eyes of Grace by John Cali and Spirit

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Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. This is not philosophy. This is physics. ~ Albert Einstein

 albert einsteinAlbert Einstein

One late afternoon a while back I was looking out my living room window at the valley below, and the mountains beyond. The scenery is gorgeous. It’s one of my favorite views in this beautiful place where’s there’s an abundance of spectacular scenery.Read more

The 21-Day Challenge by John Cali and Spirit

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Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand. ~ Oprah Winfrey

mountain climbing challengeMountain Climbing Challenge

A couple days ago I finished a “21-day meditation challenge”—the name Deepak Chopra has given his periodic free meditation courses. He presents each of the series with Oprah Winfrey. Their latest, Manifesting Grace through Gratitude, ran the 21 days from July 13 through August 2.

As always, it was a pretty powerful experience for me.Read more

Cecil the Lion by John Cali and Spirit

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The animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen. ~ Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

portrait of a lionPortrait of a Lion

You’ve probably heard the news of protests circling the planet over the recent death of the legendary, beloved Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe.

Many people, animal lovers or not, are distressed, sad, and angry. Maybe you’re one of them.

As you might expect in such situations, people’s reactions vary widely.Read more

You Are Good, You Are Powerful, Just As God Created You by John Cali and Spirit

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I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world. ~ Georges Duhamel

The heart of GodThe Heart of God

This past year or so I’ve become a serious student of A Course in Miracles. It’s had a profoundly powerful, positive effect on my life and work.

As some of you know, I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, but drifted away from it as an adult. I wanted nothing more to do with traditional religion.Read more

The Final Journey of the Physicality by Barbara Clark and The Magdaleine Group

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Spiritual Illuminations from The Magdaleine Group by Barbara ClarkIntroduction

As many of you know, our dear friend Barbara Clark published a book last week, Brighter Horizons: Spiritual Illumination from The Magdaleine Group.

The Magdaleine Group are a powerful gathering of non-physical spirit guides whose greatest passion is teaching us we are all connected, and we can communicate with each other in the blink of an eye. We just have to quiet our minds, get into the right vibration, listen and trust.

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 23 of Barbara’s book.Read more