All might seem overwhelming right now. 

All might seem overwhelming right now.

We will surely miss the judicial brilliance and courageous heart that was Ruth Bader Ginsberg.  She was the embodiment of what a Supreme court justice should be or strive to be. Replacing her will be impossible without time and much scrutiny. It is an insult to all that is decent that Trump and McConnell are only interested in their own power. That they are ram-rodding mediocrity in the form of their own ideology, through in haste. 

Let us pray about it from the…

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In The Tempest of Life 

A poem to share:

In the tempest of life 

When the wild ego unfurls its sails 

Ripe with holes, 

Will the soul’s awareness crew 

Patch them or abandon ship, 

Trusting in the warmth of new waters, 

The presence of dolphins, 

And the absence of sharks? 

For all the times we learn and unlearn experiences 

We form a view of what we think the world is like, 

And our sense of self becomes dependent 

Upon addictions to air, water, mother’s milk, 

Later sugar, numbness drugs, and ego aggrandizing stimulants. 

Do we…

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Questions of the day 

To a cat one of the most pressing questions is “What happened to your lap when you stood up?” The answer might be “It became a shoulder, so I’ll go there”. 

A query by the Mad Hatter in C.S. Lewis’ classic story was “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” One can imagine all sorts of similarities (black ink in inkwell, raven’s black quill…) However, when this question was posed to an alien computer in an episode of Star Trek, the alien computer crashed! 

The question today is; “What is keeping me from my…

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To bring peace to your being and joy to your life. 

In the mystic spiral of God’s beautiful nature 

Is the balance and joy of singing waters 

May you hear these wonders and choirs of angels 

To bring peace to your being and joy to your life.

Peace is a state of heart 

Peace is a state of heart that is steady when all that rushes in from the mind of the worldly pulls us and distracts us from that which is inherently ours. A connection with the Divine, the Universal, the stillness that is always available to us if we but remember: To follow the breath as it comes in and goes out. Watch the breath’s independent ebbing and flowing to connect our bodies, hearts and minds with the unlimited present. It is knowing that, now, between the past and future is all that is real. Is…

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Affirmation for looking into the eyes of illness 

This came to me one morning and I want to share it with you:

"All the cells of my body are regenerating according to their original life-filled, vibrant, and perfect blueprint."

Animal Communication Continued 

 A story to share: 

It was a cold, grey and drizzling day at the Los Angeles zoo. There was a monkey all by itself on a long ledge shivering. On the same ledge a little farther down were two tree sloths huddled together to keep warm. 

I thought to myself, and the monkey "scoot over and snuggle with the sloths to keep warm" 
Just then the monkey started to inch toward the sloths. He got within an inch and stopped. Then he warily moved and made contact. The sloth nearest to him opened one eye looked and closed…

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Turn,Turn,Turn 

                     

To everything turn, turn, turn 

There is a season turn, turn, turn 

And a time to every purpose under heaven. 

 

A time to be born, a time to die 

A time to laugh, a time to weep 

A time to mourn, a time to dance 

A time to plant, a time to reap. 

 

To everything turn, turn, turn 

There is a season turn, turn, turn 

And a time to every purpose under heaven. 

 

A time to rend, a time to mend 

A time to gain, a time to lose 

A time to cast away stones, 

A time to gather stones together. 

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THE WORLD WILL ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS 

“Don’t expect the whole world to be enlightened one day. It would be like walking into a Detroit automobile factory and seeing only finished cars. If the factory were full of finished cars, it would no longer be a factory; it would become a showroom. Likewise, you wouldn’t go to a university and say “When will the only people here be degree holders?” 

The universe itself is a university. People come as students; they study and learn. A few people get their diplomas and walk out.. The world will always be…

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George Harrison and the Tao Te Ching 

I was reading a passage from the Tao Te Ching and was reminded of a song by George Harrison, “The Inner Light”.

I listened to it again and discovered that George was probably reading the same passage and was inspired to write the song.

Tao Te Ching  (47)

translated by Stephen Mitchell

 

Without opening your door

you can open your heart to the world.

Without looking out your window

you can see the essence of the Tao.

 

The more you know

the less you understand.

 

The Master arrives without leaving,

sees…

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