In Our Own Unique Way

you can try this out This Crepe Myrtle reminds me of us.  It’s gone from seed to trunk to branch to leaf and recently I’ve seen a bud sprout from within the leaf that burst into flower. We are no different.  We need fertile soil, we need to be watered, to be nurtured.  We need the sunlight of outstretched arms that say “I love you just the way you are”. The last time I saw my father, the Sunday after Thanksgiving in his 75th year, he reached his hand out to me and put it on my arm, something he had never done before, and held it as we were walking and he apologized for …..

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The Only Safe Place in the World

rencontres uk One day when I was deep into meditation I opened my eyes and wrote this note to myself in my iPhone: I accept the holy instant as the milieu of my life, of Life itself. A few days later I added this to that note: It is the only safe place in the world. The holy instant is a term from A Course in Miracles.  I’ve been a student and practitioner of the course since 1986.  But it wasn’t until 2005 that I finally found the holy instant.  In September of 1980 I went instantly (no pun intended, but intentional use of the word) from being totally self-responsible and a …..

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The Ark of Peace is Entered Two by Two

dating psychology test The ark of peace is a quote that Barbara used in her graduate school thesis and I have always loved it.  Why wouldn’t two lovers, two spouses, a couple, two mates, partners, friends, anyone not want to find peace through their relationship with each other? Your relationship is an ark and you and your partner have the inner gyroscope that guides it.  It is absolutely guaranteed to have a ship wreck if you are using two guidance systems, yours and theirs.  Do you see the separation in that?  It’s a very weak inner stance.  It comes from a closed heart caused by a protecting ego trying to defend itself against …..

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Love’s Awakening

http://www.austincountyems.com/piknik/1374 There’s nothing like being awakened by love. It is unlimitedly delicious. It is my favorite thing. But how do you awaken to love? That is what my latest book, A Holy Relationship: The Memoir of One Couple’s Transformation, is all about. But here are a few love nuggets for your consideration: ~~~ There is really only one Love. I capitalize the “L” because it is, in essence, a proper name. It is the underlying essence of all that is. There really is nothing else. We ourselves make up all the distorted forms of Love. ~~~ “Emotional love” is a good name for the distortion of Love. It is essentially the …..

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