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About new desert

Nurturing the Gift of Seeking is about a spiritual "destination," a journey within, a new beginning, that eventually takes us where we are meant to arrive. What matters is, first and foremost, our seeking spirit. Happy journey, dear fellow Sisters and Brothers!

The energies of July and beyond

How are you, dear Ones? As we are about the enter the second part of 2020, I was wondering about the gifts—tumultuous and not so tumultuous—that it may bring. It has been quite an ‘interesting’ first six-month period and humanity … Continue reading

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The great inner work continues

Dear Ones, Our responsibility to carry on with our inner work is the thought that came to mind this morning. Regardless of what happens in the streets, or possibly because of what happens in the streets, our inner work continues. … Continue reading

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A certain amount of readiness

By readiness, dear Ones, I am implying that humanity has shown some encouraging signs of ‘global consciousness rising’ in the past few days. People coming together and fighting for causes that may have been foreign to them only a few … Continue reading

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Some times of profound transformation

Dear Ones, I am not using my crystal ball to tell you that we are in the midst of profound transformational times. Everyone more or less knows that, or feels it within the pores of their psyche; and in their … Continue reading

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Between two waters

Dear Ones, I am using a 16th century French marine expression this week. “Nager entre deux eaux.” It refers to a ship that is navigating between two currents, tossed around that it is by (possibly) strong waves. Further down, if … Continue reading

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Observing someone’s suffering

I am using the verb ‘observing,’ dear Ones, as it is vitally important to understand where one—including ourselves—is coming from. Awareness is key. Without pure awareness, liberation is not attainable. Yet it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do anything about this … Continue reading

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The aliveness of our emotions

This week feels a bit like ‘going back to basics;’ that is, to how we function. And it’s again about movies. We watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix last night. In it, Prof. Severus Snape subjects Harry … Continue reading

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Are we finally turning the tide?

Dear Ones, Yesterday, I came across some notes that I took a year ago while reviewing one of my favorite scenes in the movie The Lord of Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. This is when (a year ago) I … Continue reading

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What do we want to change?

To change and reconstruct, dear Ones, This is a very open question that could be applied to various levels, collective, universal, personal and any areas or points in between. The question came this morning as I was reflecting on a … Continue reading

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From Emotional Reactivity to Enlightenment

Dear Ones, Five years ago, I published chapter 7 of this profound and magnificent book; a chapter entitled Working with the Mind. Given the amount of Emotional Reactivity present in the world today, I thought it would be an opportune … Continue reading

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