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After I completed an intense and rewarding couple of days as the keynote speaker at the Earth Expo in Iowa City I drove to Cedar Rapids, where my recently widowed sister lives along with other members of my family. I planned to take Monday after the weekend conference as a time to do so. Sunday…

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How many times have you heard, “Oh, it’s just your imagination!” implying that it’s merely some delusional artifice that holds no bearing on reality, reserved for the likes of children, artists, or writers of fiction? Useful in some instances, but limited. There’s even a song by The Temptations called, “Just My Imagination,” where a guy…

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Spirit attempts to communicate with us in a number of different ways and it’s up to us to become better listeners, no matter how these messages come to us. One of the most accessible ways is through animals. Whenever an animal shows up in an unusual way or repeatedly in a short space of time—whether…

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Malidoma Patrice Somé is a healer, teacher, and elder of the Dagara peoples in the small West African nation of Burkina Faso in West Africa. He travels extensively giving classes and workshops, and in one of his teachings, he describes how the Dagara believe there are three levels of intelligence on Earth. Plants are considered…

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“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple…

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Cartwheels. All the time. She tries different variations of these cartwheels along with handstands and jumping from the couch, much to her mother’s consternation, flipping over and landing on her feet. At least most of the time she lands on her feet, though she slips occasionally. Has a few bumps and bruises from her efforts.…

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One of my favorite sayings as a writer is “the tyranny of the blank page” and for the earlier part of this day it proved to be true. I’m in Atlanta doing some workshops and private sessions at this incredible new age/metaphysical bookstore called Phoenix and Dragon, while Jesseca is attending a six- day intensive…

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As some of you may know, I am also a singer/songwriter, having written a number of songs, I’ve also recorded quite a few of them but have never been quite happy with my Garage Band level of recording, and frankly, intimidated as to how to go further with what seemed initially like a very user…

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Did a reading recently, or more accurately, Jesseca gave me a reading, with the Osho Zen Tarot deck. Jesseca, who has experimented with a lot of intuitive tools, uses it and trusts it. The other deck we’ve been fond of using is, of course, my new Earth Magic Oracle Cards, but we choose what we…

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Movie night around our house is a very big deal. It’s a big deal because it’s the only television that my stepdaughters, Serena (seven years old), and Ari (five years old), are allowed to watch. It becomes an event rather than an every day happening. Makes it even more special. My wife Jesseca is very…

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