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Losing Self: Challenges on My Spiritual Journey

By |December 6th, 2016|Daily Living, Spiritual Practice|

  In my church, growing up, we often sang a lovely song with these lyrics: When I’m on my journey There is no one there but me. At the time, I was a little puzzled because I didn’t feel alone, yet I sang the song often, and still do, because I like the tune and [...]

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#ResistFear

By |December 5th, 2016|Spiritual Practice|

In this time of uncertainty, it is important to resist responding in fear.  The level of uncertainty within the US and around the globe has not been at this level for a very long time – maybe even within 1000 years! In the face of uncertainty, it is easy to misinterpret uncertainty as dark, void, [...]

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What Do You Fear?

By |September 5th, 2016|Spiritual Practice|

 What do you fear?What makes you worry?How are you stuck in the past?How are you stuck in the future?Blame is of the past.Fear of tomorrow anchors you in a future that can never happen.What are you ready to let go?Or would you rather see only fear so that you are distracted from trying for your [...]

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She Pauses

By |August 17th, 2016|Spiritual Practice|

From the Summer of 2015:   Everything is Energy. Energy is always in motion. The flow of receiving in. The flow of giving out. The eternal flow in and out. And within the in and the out, there is a pause, a moment of stillness which is neither in nor out. Yet filled with the [...]

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Ask to Receive

By |July 16th, 2016|Spiritual Practice|

 Often when we think of asking for divine assistance, we focus on what we want to ask FOR.  In doing so, we can close down our ability to open, allow and receive.To get beyond FOR, the challenge is to turn attention to the larger context of ASK.When seeking divine assistance, Ask to receive.  Without the [...]

Change of Dress

By |June 25th, 2016|Spiritual Practice|

Let go came the guidance. Though standing in the middle of yoga, the words felt more like admonishment. Plus, how? I am in the middle of a posture, trying desperately to hold the form, straining muscle, holding in my tummy. What exactly do I let go while remaining in this form?

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Calming the Energy of Disbelief

By |June 6th, 2016|Spiritual Practice|

This is the energy of disbelief: you standing on the edge of concern, worry or fear. Disbelief wants to convince you that your worry, fear, concern will come true eventually. Disbelief reaches in and hooks your heart, pushing you to let go of self, of center, of balance. Disbelief wants you to dash your own hopes, your own dreams so that it can guide your life away from your heart.

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Receiving at Center

By |May 16th, 2016|Spiritual Practice|

First, think of yourself as a balance between who you are physically and who you are spiritually.Your balance exists within a dynamic continuum called Universal Life Force (ULF). ULF is the motion in the universe that animates and flows within the wholeness of you.You balanced between physical and spiritual with ULF creates a center point called [...]

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The Infinity of Sound

By |May 12th, 2016|Spiritual Practice|

Sound is the creative expression of energy as it moves from potential to form. Sound actuates within us our creative motion seeking balance with All That Is.

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The Purpose of Soul Calling

By |May 10th, 2016|Spiritual Practice|

Earth is going through a fundamental energetic shift which is changing the agreements of what it means to be human.  The major motion is a shift in perspective from a physically-dominated point of view to an integrated spiritual-physical point of view.  This shifts the experience of being human and opens doors to a new way [...]

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Road Friends

By |June 30th, 2015|Spiritual Practice|

There are some things you figure out early about yourself and others take a while to work out. I know, as I look back, in high school I felt separated from, a little different than my friends and fellow students. At the time I couldn't pinpoint the source and often felt the tug to figure [...]

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What is Soul Intention?

By |March 4th, 2015|Spiritual Practice|

As the soul enters into individual awareness there is an immediate attentiveness to the existence of divine source, of All That Is. Through this individual awareness the soul takes on an urge to participate within the wonderful expansiveness which is sensed within All That Is. The soul does not want to hold back for any [...]

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The Year of the Non-Resolution

By |January 10th, 2013|Spiritual Practice|

I can be one of those folks who, with awesome intention, makes New Year resolutions which fall by the way side by January 20th or so.  Then I spend some time beating up on myself for failure and a lack of self-discipline.  I want this new year to be different. With this desire in mind, a [...]

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Life in All Its Messy Glory!

By |August 24th, 2012|Spiritual Practice|

I keep thinking that at some point everything that's been furiously bubbling in my life will simmer down and thicken with deep, mind-blowing meaning.  And maybe it will at some point.  And then I can write some erudite treatise on the meaning of life.In the mean time, I have life in all its messy glory!Contradiction.This [...]

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Vulnerable Absorption

By |April 29th, 2012|Spiritual Practice|

Let me be blunt: I have often been accused of being a perfectionist.  Notice that this is an accusation, rather than a compliment, pointing towards the general feeling that perfectionism is not an attribute that one should strive for. Often portrayed as relentlessly pushing toward a goal in an unhealthy and possibly even pointless manner, perfectionists are derided [...]

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We all have stories . . .

By |April 7th, 2012|Spiritual Practice|

We all have stories we tell ourselves.  We have an experience and we try to make sense of it. Whatever story is created is not done in a vacuum but within all the previous experiences and stories of life. These stories are fundamental.  They help us grapple with the unexplained and the inexplicable.  They help us provide [...]

The Dangers of Minimizing Self

By |December 23rd, 2010|Spiritual Practice|

Minimizing is like trying to rent your life. It is an effort to avoid claiming, accepting, allowing the wholeness and fullness of your life.

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The Difficult Path

By |August 12th, 2010|Spiritual Practice|

The Difficult Path is the path where you are willing to find the middle ground, the point where there is no resistance to moving forward but you also do not find yourself sliding off into the other side of the easy-peasy fix of instant gratification.

Love is . . .

By |January 15th, 2010|Spiritual Practice|

Love is the focused attention of All That Is towards your highest expression.As an affirmation for today: I claim love for myself and for all BE-ings, infinitely and eternally.I am Love.I feel Love.I share Love.In Love and Light, I am complete.  In Joy!Cheryl

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My Special Tree

By |January 11th, 2010|Spiritual Practice|

My special tree stands at the crest of a hill surrounded by beautiful green grass and many other rise and falls of other rolling hills.  The grass is alive with wonder and the world around my tree glimmers with hope, and dreams, and the joy of life lived. I see my tree from afar and [...]

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