Category Archive: Awaken

Five Delightful Days – A Birthday Gift for You

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Life can be just plain difficult sometimes.  Things don’t go smoothly.  There are bumps in the road.  Or, there are the big dollar items involving health problems or major loss, financial strains or events that are just about unmanageable.  Nonetheless, I put forth to you the theory that no matter how bad things might be, …

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What is the heart of the matter?

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  The knowledge of the past stays with us.  To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and the fears, the clingings and the disappointments of the past that bind our spirits.  ~Jack Kornfield   You are the center from which your life flows in ever changing cycles.   Where is …

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Life Flows On in a Quantum State of Mind

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  When you’ve seen beyond yourself then you may find Peace of mind is waiting there And the time will come When you see We’re all one and Life flows on within you and without you ~George Harrison   Since writing my post last week on the portals of aging, I’ve been in a quantum …

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Come into your Power

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  Monday morning was magical.  The newly waning Harvest moon was setting just as the sun was rising on the first day of October.  To be able to live in a place where I can witness the Wheel of Heaven turn is truly a gift.   In the Witching Hour you come to your power …

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Week-End Reflection: Impermanence

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    This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightening in the sky, Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.  ~ Buddha   I went to …

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Turmoil or Tranquility?

    “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.” ~ Shakespeare     Over the Easter holiday I spent laughter-filled days with my sister and two cousins in Zion National Park.  It’s my favorite Utah park.  The weather was perfect and the scenery …

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A Revelation about a Revolution

The slogan Flower Power was coined by Allen Ginsberg in 1965.  This iconic image of Jan Rose Kasmir, seen clutching a daisy in front of soldiers in 1967, was seen world-wide.  The picture was taken not too far from where I was attending high school at the time.   I’ve lived through a lot.  I …

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Sparkling gratitude

Today on Petrea’s blog, Art Therapist, she asked us to answer, “This week I discovered…” and express it artistically. This week I discovered and acknowledged some of the sparkling jewels that shine in my life: * Laughter * New friends who help me * My ability to learn and grow * A connection to my …

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Moonday Musings on Stress

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. Hans Selye Stress, like change, is a fact of life.  Although ordinarily we are not placed in a life or death situation, being stressed causes feelings of anxiety, pressure, or worry.  When these feelings build up over time they can cause physical, …

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Proud to present a guest post about the benefits of anxiety from Gina Rafkind!

  Welcome to the Anxiety Busting Blog Tour!   This is a guest post by Gina Rafkind and the 7th pit stop on her Anxiety Busting Blog Tour. Gina’s mission is to share awareness tips and tools in order to help other creative women who suffer with anxiety to wake up to their life so …

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