• Hope for a better world

    A New Phase of My Life Is Unfolding

    After one year and eleven months, things are really starting to move here in my adopted town of Santa Fe: I have work, I have a sweet place to live, I have been making several new and lovely friends, and I’m feeling much more connected to my spiritual community here (yes, even in this age of Zoom.) Logically, one would assume I should continue on this path. But oddly, I am being strongly guided on a different path. Spirit appears to have other plans for me. It is so strange to have things flowing here in New Mexico and to simultaneously be getting such strong soul guidance to return to…

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    Manifesting a New Earth

    Yesterday a friend and I gathered to do a prayer ritual for our Earth. It was an eye opener for me because it was so simple. Sometimes I have this mistaken impression that these things need to be long and complex in order to be effective. There are many formats that would work. What we did was create a simple altar, do some gentle rattling, call in some wise Beings to be present with us and to help magnify our work and words. We invited Christ, a few ascended masters, and some earthly and celestial helpers. And then we simply started claiming the world we wanted to create: a world…

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    Keeping the World in Balance through Acts of Kindness

    This morning I sent an email to a friend thanking him for his kindness. He replied, “We soar in our hearts when we can share small kindness with people in our lives.” (Thank you, Tim Bergere!) I absolutely LOVE that! Not only does the recipient of our kindness benefit, but we do ourselves. It reminds me of that movie, Little Big Man, in which Chief Dan George is fond of saying, “My heart soars like an eagle.” Last week I messaged another friend who had spontaneously and generously offered me a monetary gift so that I could buy a better vehicle after my car had been totaled in a rear-end…

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    Why Eating More Vegetarian Meals is Smarter than Ever

    For those who love animals, it is easy to understand why someone would want to be a vegetarian. But what about those of you who love animals and yet whose bodies still seem to crave extra protein? This essay is for you. This is not a sanctimonious, judgmental piece. I confess that I still occasionally eat meat occasionally, so I have no room to judge. But I also understand that all our bodies are different. I know, for instance, that people who live in colder climates will probably require more animal protein. After all, there aren’t many fruit trees growing near the Arctic Circle, and the growing season for gardens…