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The Daily Draw: Two of Wands, reversed

The Daily Draw: Two of Wands, reversed

Baa Yourself   The Oxford English dictionary defines the word “sheeple” as “people compared to sheep in being docile, foolish or easily led”.  I was surprised to find sheeple in the Oxford dictionary. I was also surprised to discover that it’s been in use for over 70 years. Social media had me convinced that it … Continue reading

Forgive

Forgive

Forgiveness means being able to let go of hurt and pain you’ve endured in the past. Forgiveness means refusing to spend any more energy dwelling on the past and the emotional baggage that you’ve collected on your journey from there to here. Forgiveness may or may not have meaning for the person you are forgiving, … Continue reading

Be Yourself

Be Yourself

One of the greatest challenges we face in our development is self-discovery, finding out who we are, being ourselves. We start off innocent children. Inevitably, we encounter people who want us to conform, beginning a power struggle that will follow us throughout our lives at home, school, church, peers, the workplace, etc. Socially, the world seems … Continue reading

Forgiveness is a Choice

Forgiveness is a Choice

Last week I collected a fair bit of baggage over an event that I had been looking forward to attending for the past seven or eight months. At the time I first learned of the event, someone volunteered to perform a service for me that would enable me to go. When the time came, this … Continue reading

My Feelings? I Thought they Were Yours.

My Feelings? I Thought they Were Yours.

It’s common for people to tell you how they feel about things – relationships, work, politics, brussel sprouts. But it’s actually the other way around – our feelings drive what w e think. For example, brussel sprouts have never actively sought to offend anyone, yet those who have bad feelings towards them (based on input from … Continue reading

Tuning In/Tuning Out

Tuning In/Tuning Out

There’s an old joke about a guy who lives next to a train track all his life. Every night the B&O comes through at about 2 AM, so loud and close that the floor boards rattle in the guy’s house. Of course, he sleeps through it. Then one night the train breaks down five miles … Continue reading

Abundance, Lack and the Landlady

Abundance, Lack and the Landlady

Updated 11/02/2013 – See below. The Universe is trying to get my attention. It wants me to change my attitude towards abundance. I know this because I am currently at a point where, even though I make a half-decent wage, I do not seem capable of supporting my family and paying all our bills and … Continue reading

The Naughty Corner

The Naughty Corner

Saturday morning and my four-year old son is over excited. “I’m getting carried away,” he says, having heard me say it often enough. He’s jumping on the couch, dragging his little sister around the living room, tossing toys, being outside-loud and brash. No badness, just madness. And all the while we’re admonishing, pleading, reasoning (well, … Continue reading

Be True to You

We all have a desire to love and be loved. We want to share our lives with someone, not live them alone. We want to have the kind of intimacy where someone thoroughly knows us deep down inside and we them.  Yet, in an effort to find that special someone, we often try to pretend … Continue reading

Changing the Emotional Weather

  It’s one thing understanding that peace and joy come from within. It’s another thing to actually feel the radiant glow of those positive emotions when clouds of negativity seem so determined to cast their shadows. Emotions can feel as uncontrollable as the weather. While reading Anthony De Mello’s book Awareness, I was inspired to … Continue reading