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Gratitude for ‘Now’

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My sweet feline friend nestles her warm body into mine. I can feel her breathing beside me, quiet, safe and sound. I so treasure this. She wakes to the exact moment she is timed to jump off the bed, and she calls me to start the day. My peace begins this way, but not every day, so I am especially grateful when it does. I’m grateful for the rising sun […] Read more »

Permission to Love

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There are two things we need to know now and really only two:  love of self and love of others. Love is the foundation for everything else in our experience. We cannot live with integrity if we do not love ourselves. And that is key if we are to contribute as cosmic citizens in this year of 2017. It is not up to each of us to carry the world […] Read more »

Resilience, Vision, Commitment

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Awakening into power and purpose for the greater good. A descending hub is an area that is energetically moving in the direction of negative polarity, depletion and contraction, as opposed to ascending, which is growing or thriving in energetic expansion. Detroit is one of those descending areas. However, that doesn’t mean its energies can’t be changed. This was the thought of a woman named Mama Shu who awakened through the […] Read more »

A Christ Consciousness Story

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A great hush descended upon the vastness. A blanket of silence smothered every rustle, crackle and ping. At last the moment had arrived. It had been a very long period of unhappiness for Aurora. In fact, this felt like the longest night of darkness yet. Even the moon was hiding in shadow. So much unsettledness had kept her battling her bewilderment. For years Aurora had shed a waterfall of tears trying to capture that mysterious […] Read more »

It’s Never Too Late

by Aranka Urban

It’s sometimes the smallest of events that make the biggest difference. Every day we take actions that are seemingly mundane or casual, with no expectation that something great will emerge. But that’s precisely when it sometimes does. And that’s when our minds and hearts soar beyond the assumptions of life and who we thought we were. In truth, we just have no idea what we’re capable of until we try. […] Read more »

Where is Our Joy?

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Joy often rounds a corner with unexpected surprise – this is when it can really uplift us. It shows up in laughter, a new realization, the shimmering colours of a dragonfly, generous giving, heart-centered sharing, the rain of spinning maple tree seeds, or the cold juiciness of watermelon on a hot day! Joy can be found where you look, in what you hear, what you feel, touch, taste, give, and […] Read more »

Prayer for the Heart of My Work

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May I always follow my heart, feel it beat to the rhythm of my life and the tempo of my love. Within it dances the passion of my soul. May I trust that my steps are always taking me toward the recognition of this joy, moving me closer to knowing My Spirit. May the energy of My Light release me into trusting in all possibility, flowing abundance to me while […] Read more »

Art as a Creative Expression of Light

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Art is the Divine vibrating into expression. We recognize this when a photograph, sculpture, dance or poem stirs our emotions into profound inner spaces. I am grateful to have had two such outstanding moments in my life, and another when it became crystal clear that this deeply mattered to my soul. I’ve given permission to my creative self in various ways over the years, though I have very little formal […] Read more »

Symbols of Peace

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A few years ago, I was gifted with some insight from a shaman who told me that part of my mission here on Earth was to create peace. When I was studying spiritual psychotherapy I was honoured to be chosen to give a lecture and guided meditation on peace. It was an act of community support for many of us that were reeling from witnessing the horrific act that came to […] Read more »

Releasing Attachments

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Everything is shifting, expect the unexpected, don’t rely on what was, and what’s coming is uncertain. So, there’s only one place to go with all that – within.  If you’re feeling that you’re losing control, be grateful. Control is the ego’s coping strategy: hanging on to something outside of itself that it imagines it needs to feel good. It’s a story of false satisfaction and tenuous security. To keep playing […] Read more »