The Magical Ice Cream Man – by Annette Rochelle Aben


Funny, where I live, we are in the throes of summer, a very hot summer to boot. Hot summers have always conjured up visions of swimming, sun bathing and ice cream! That’s right, when I was younger, you would find me in the pool or laying on a towel baking my body in the direct sunlight (what was I thinking there) and invariably, I ended the day with some sort of ice cream treat.

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Being Selfish is Good for You [channeled] – by Marisa Ferrera


If you’re like most people, you’ve been taught that being selfish is bad and means you don’t care about anyone but yourself. This is one of the many lies you’ve been taught. Being selfish does not mean you don’t care about others; it means you understand the importance of taking care of yourself first so that you will have more than enough to give to others.

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Sensing the spiritual – by Andreas N. Bjørndal


To really appreciate the spiritual world, you need to be able to sense it with your own spiritual sense. This sense needs to be awake and developed to recognize the existence of these realms, a process that goes through stages. Let us examine how you can recognize these stages.

We will start with people that have not yet developed this sense. Many of them are living with a deep conviction that there is nothing but the material world that exists. Their fate in the physical aspects of nature and the rational mind can be so strong that they think any different approach has to be wrong. This kind of fundamentalism is called knowledge fundamentalism or scientism and hides behind claims of facts and evidence, disregarding any possibility of a human soul. Without a soul, there is nothing but anatomy and physiology and little left for the subtle aspects of reality. This attitude is like hiding the head in the sand and saying there is nothing in the world but sand and any claim of fresh air here in the world (sand) is impossible.

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Coffee Is My Best Friend – by Marie Pollnow


Coffee is my best friend.  I love coffee.  In fact I love her so much that I have worked in several coffee shops. I worked at Gloria Jean’s at Southgate mall (now closed.)  That was my first time working at a coffee shop that is.  Then I worked at Starbucks. This was when Starbucks was just coming out. I was straight hustling.  I had just moved to Jersey City. (uh yah) I worked at the Starbucks at Hoboken. That’s kind of crazy since my Dad told me a lot of mob stories related to Hoboken. Then I worked at Starbucks in West Allis when I moved back to Wisconsin, sigh.  It was the first drive in which I worked because I was fast. So, that’s my love affair of coffee gone astray at minimum wage most of the time. Coffee has been my best friend for a long time. She was never late, never stabbed me in the back or talked about me. On the contrary she was on time, often woke me up and smelled phenomenal. She sparked my “endorphins” to keep me happy.

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Why wait for someone to be ready or not? – by Rhea Dopmeijer


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During my lifetime there have been many challenges where It was important to wait for the other one to get on board. We all walk in our own pace, and not necessary the same. Being in a loving relationship, it is always about taken care of each other as well staying true to yourself. No need to wait in your own lifetime experiences to go through the different stages and phases.

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We Are Beings Not Doings – Coaches Corner – by Joseph A. Drolshagen


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Hello again everyone! What an awesome time to be alive, don’t you think? Well, since my last column, there’s been a lot going on in this guy’s life! I’ve moved to South Carolina, from Iowa. I’ve rescued an amazing puppy, Baby Bella. I’ve been key note speaker for multiple speaking engagements, been offered a full time position as a Spiritual Director within a Unity Spiritual Center and I am still LOVING LIFE!!
Which Brings me to the topic for this month: We are beings, not doings!

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The Wings of Summer – by Annette Rochelle Aben


Seven months into the year already. Where does the time go? Seems like summer is flying by. Wasn’t it only yesterday, we were welcoming a brand-new year and looking forward to all the differences we were going to make in our lives? You know what? There is still plenty of time to make some major differences in your life this year. In fact, you may even make a few differences in the lives of others simultaneously.

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Holonity: The World of Magic and The Magic Circle – by Andreas N. Bjørndal


How can we understand the World of the Magician and use it for our self-development today? Let us take a step back in history first.
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If you go back a few hundred years many people did not know how to read, they did not spend much of their life within the field of knowledge. Reading, reflecting, thinking, learning facts etc. was a rare activity for the few.
People could not conduct their own life as we can today. They were born with limited possibilities of education with no hope of change of social position or class. Today people in the modern world can learn and achieve almost anything. We have entered into a state of increased autonomy or ability to conduct and create our own life.

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Akashic Alliance: “Bereft in the Akashic Garden of Secrets” – by Sandra Gelinas


For the past few days, she’s been aware of a vague sadness haunting her. She isn’t sure what the grief is about; it’s simply with her. When she finally stops to consider it, she realizes this background tone of sorrow has permeated her feelings for as long as she can remember. “Hmmm,” she thinks, “it’s high time to find out what this is all about.”

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Yes I Have Fallen and I Got Back Up – by Annette Rochelle Aben


Yes, I have fallen, and I have gotten back up. It is not always pleasant to fall, in the literal sense anyway, It can be rather painful. It can also be most annoying to fall in the business world. One day you are at the top of your game and the next, you are hurling, at breakneck speed, down that ladder you just climbed. Now, one might argue that falling in love is a rather joyous experience, so perhaps this may be the one exception. Yet, the one thing we can all agree upon is that falling, under whatever condition, knocks us off balance.

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A Zen Hoof Print ~ Imperfection – by Bob Rush


Why, sometimes, am I my own worst critic. I have rained more hell on myself that any thundering horde of the apocalypse. It sounds ridiculous but it’s true. I think part of it is that I better do things, say things, write things and so forth absolutely perfect so everyone will think I am special and won’t be left alone. That feeling of needing to belong and seeking unnecessary approval of others.

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Intuition – by Rhea Dopmeijer


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When I said I am here for you to speak
The silence was deafening at first.
You were not coming in with big words
Or grand gestures to be known.
It took me time to get comfortable with
The nudges as well the little pushes
That made me aware of what was going on.
Sometimes it is just the line of a song,
Other times a hug from a child unexpectedly
That make me conscious of my own energy
Reflected by the acts of others around me.
Feeling strongly connected with this flow
That makes me write and without any withholding
Letting the words come to the front so to speak.
Like stepping aside in order to let the information
And the energy connect with another well
Deep within myself or with my High Self.
When I have this urge to sit down and write
I know there is something important
That needs to be addressed.
Speaking out loud the messages are another
Dimension that give a deeper meaning to
The messages that are forming itself along the way.
Just a different form yet the importance of sound
Is another way of expressing myself again.
My life is my song, my book to be written
Accordingly the way it enfolds itself.
Attuning to my guidance as well my inner
Knowing or intuition, this deep connected
Essence that is part of me as well.
With each day it will expand and grow,
It will be a force that will find its way
sometimes on paper, yet always in my life
The way I want to communicate and love.
Each page is to be shared I am told,
Each message is to be written
And each time I feel the need to follow
The nudge from within, it is always
Crystal clear and filled with love.
To me that is the barometer of truth.
The love that comes flowing in and through
Are part of my essence as well my integration
With my higher self, the knowing aspect,
On a very realistic and material way.
It materialized my connection with Love
As in Life to be all that I am and can Be.
And so it will be done.

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