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    Eating Locally Grown Food

    For over a month now, ever since I found a short cut to work, I’ve been feeling guilty. Why? Every morning, five days a week, I pass a farm that sells eggs. And I don’t stop. Why? I eat eggs! I can tell the difference between free-range eggs and corporate-farm eggs. (They taste infinitely better and don’t look so anemic. The yolks are often a vibrant yellow.) I want to support local farmers. I am grateful for local farmers! So, why don’t I stop, you may ask? Because I have to drive down a long lane first. Yes, I’m aware that makes me sound like an idiot. And I feel…

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    Native American Issues Now

    November was Native American Heritage Month. To honor this, there was an online symposium on November 29th organized by the local advocacy group, Arrows 4 Native Americans, and co-sponsored by BSCAPE (Bucks Students for Climate Action and Protection of the Environment.) Both organizations are non-profit groups located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and dedicated to supporting Native American communities across the continent as well as protecting the environment both in our country and around the planet.  At this symposium, there were nine speakers present from all over the continent, including two Lenape chiefs, a member of the Lenape Elder’s Council, and a Lenape chief’s granddaughter. (The Lenape are the people indigenous…

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    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…