The Storm Is An Illusion – by Debbra Lupien


Today’s journey into the fifth dimension was a study in contrasts. It began with a vision of what some might call Armageddon and then morphed into the sort of reassuring, uplifting message you might expect. In the moment it was confusing.

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Reaching Higher – by Linda Lang


When I was a kid, I didn’t really think about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Maybe it seemed too far away. Maybe it wasn’t important to me back then. There didn’t seem to be a burning desire inside me… wanting to be a doctor, a lawyer or anything else really.  Even as a teenager, when it came time to decide on something, I chose my college course in visual merchandising because of its artsy feel and mostly, because it had an optional field trip travelling through Europe.

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Weathering the Storms of Life with Grace – by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari


There are moments in our lives when everything collapses and we feel as if we’re being pulled by negative forces, but there is one Source for our support, and that is Divine Grace. Surrender, acceptance, resilience, prayerfulness, mindfulness, and meditation help us rebuild the power within and pass through any storm. And we thank the Universal Source that the difficult days don’t stay forever in this world of continual change and impermanence.

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A Zen Hoofprint – The Choices of Imagination – by Bob Rush


I am the sum total of my choices, Good, or bad, they have led me to where I am at this moment. They do not define who I am, yet their influence have directed my life’s path. In the deepest depths of my soul, I now that it is my choices that also determine my quality of life. I think that when we acknowledge that we always have a choice no matter what the situation, we lose the victim mentality.

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Weathering the Storm – by David J Little


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What does it feel like when your mind is out of balance? Is it like two opposing forces going against each other or is it a whirlwind of thoughts and conflicting ideas? This is the nature of the ego, to be resistant. Have you ever felt like you really didn’t want to do something or go somewhere? Then, when you pushed through that feeling, you had an amazing experience?

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Perfect Joy In The Eye Of The Storm – by Moon Laramie


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In a clearing, deep in a forest in Sweden there is a statue. It is called the Statue of Integrity and is by the Icelandic artist Jón Leifsson. There are no signposts to reveal its location. It is not included in any guide books. Anyone out hiking is simply meant to stumble across it. The statue is of Greta Garbo, the Swedish film actress who became the greatest star of Hollywood’s golden age. It represents the intimacy that Garbo enjoyed with nature and the elements. Garbo’s connection to the natural world was profound. She enjoyed an intense, almost pagan oneness with the wild.

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Living in the Greatest Nation – by Annette Rochelle Aben


Imagine, that your imagination was created to allow you to give wings to your dreams. Imagine that your dreams come to life because you imagine that they are possible. Imagine you have the power of an imagination because you are the incarnation of a dream’s dream to realize itself.

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