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End of the Year Musings

I am not one of those people who makes resolutions at New Year’s. I do, however, take the time to be reflective at the end of a new year and before the beginning of a new one.  I evaluate what I did well and what I want to do more of.  Generally I set goals of things I’d like to do–not necessarily the boring lose-20-pounds kind of thing–more like the travel across the country kind of thing.  I focus on my dreams.  What does my soul wish to do?  What would make my spirit soar? So, you may wonder, why…

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Unity vs. Polarization

Oriah Mountain Dreamer posted the following on Facebook on the eve of the Not One More march in Washington tomorrow: “As I head to bed tonight I am thinking of all those who will be at demonstrations across the U.S. tomorrow- and, in particular, the students from Parkland, Florida who have inspired this outcry against gun violence. May their voices be heard. May the gatherings be without violence or injury to anyone. This is part of the process of democracy- the rising up, the calling out, the reaching and struggling for solutions together. It’s messy and loud and chaotic, because…

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I Am Anti-Aging

I have never ever minded any of the birthdays I’ve had in my life.  I have truly enjoyed all of my “ages.”  Each year has brought incredible gifts, experiences, and memories.  That said, I confess this year feels different. (Interesting.  My fingers accidentally started typing “fears” instead of “feels.”  Talk about a Freudian slip!!) In this culture, women are usually disinclined to mention their age, and for good reason.  Women in the latter half of a century are most definitely undervalued and, quite often, disrespected.  If a woman tends to not “age gracefully” — i.e., if she puts on a…

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Multiple Realities and Dimensions Make Life Interesting!

  “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Lately this Shakespearean quotation has been popping into my mind quite regularly.  Maybe it’s because since coming to Mt. Shasta, my imaginal boundaries have stretched considerably.  Things I didn’t quite believe or understand before I have no problem accepting now. I remember, for instance, at a gathering two years ago, hearing a woman introduce herself in a certain rather unbelievable way.  I thought, “Oh boy, that’s too woo-woo even for me!”  (Later I felt bad because I realized she was telepathic and probably heard my thoughts.)  Within a few…

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