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September 2014

Knowledge is Freedom

Knowledge is Freedom

As we move deeper into the 21st century,the information age is expandingexponentially. Knowledge is at ourfingertips. Medical advance, scientificdiscoveries and technology havetransformed our world to the point whereit is very difficult to claim ignorance on anysubject. Healthy lifestyle; medical advice;travel information and on and on it goes.Knowledge is available to...

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Finding What's Sacred

Finding What's Sacred

Why?The word, sacred, has two kinds of meanings. First, it can refer to something related to religion or spirituality. Second, more broadly, it can refer to something that one cherishes, that is precious, to which one is respectfully, even reverently, dedicated, such as honesty with one’s life partner, old growth...

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An Elephant's Love

An Elephant's Love

I leaned in, gently touched my forehead to hers, and in a soft tone, said “I love you Anusa.” My heart poured forth a loving energy that radiated from my soul. Anusa responded with a low rumble and the vibration pulsed through me. I glanced over at Primal, a Mahout,...

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Vision Quest: Travel as Sacred Adventure

Vision Quest: Travel as Sacred Adventure

I love to travel. It’s a wonderful way to reinvent yourself and can provide a transformative spiritual adventure as well. Several years back in the middle of a particularly angst filled midlife crisis I was strongly guided to take a vision quest. I highly recommend this particularly when you are...

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The Power of Raw

The Power of Raw

The minute I walked in the door, I could feel the unique and positive energy of the place. I really did not know what to expect, but what I saw - and felt - was a complete surprise. The first thing I noticed was the smell of food - delightfully...

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Dreams Are Messages From Your Subconscious Mind

Dreams Are Messages From Your Subconscious Mind

This is an interactive column. Send in questions today! Welcome to "The Dream Expert" where you can wake up to the meaning of your dreams. Dreams are messages from your subconscious mind that reflect your thoughts and attitudes. Dear Dream Expert, I had a turtle but it kept almost dying...

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"Off With Their Heads!" and Other Outdated Leadership Techniques

Throughout history we’ve witnessed maniacal leaders who ruled with obsessive power. The list ranges from Hitler requiring complete adoration and a blind faith following to Genghis Khan and others who autocratically reigned without mercy. Remember the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland whose every command brutal response based on...

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Bringing Dreams to Life

Bringing Dreams to Life

What are dreams made of? Have you ever thought of your dream being turned into a reality? “Seely’s Shoes” is a novella I created from a mesmerizing dream. When I left teaching, I made myself three promises: retire, get a passport and self-publish my novella. Retiring was easy. Getting a...

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The Caterpillar's Question and Awakening to Our Personal Truth

The Caterpillar's Question and Awakening to Our Personal Truth

The image is iconic: A caterpillar sits atop a mushroom, smoking a hookah and reeking of intelligence, wisdom, and pretentiousness. A young girl approaches him, he is shrunk to half his size, questioning him about her literal and practical path out of the wilderness. He refuses to answer, to her...

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The Atlanta Yoga Movement: Proof of the Paradigm Shift

The Atlanta Yoga Movement: Proof of the Paradigm Shift

“Have the audacity to be authentic.” That’s Cheryl Crawford’s advice to anyone inspired to impact positive change. Her dream is to get yoga into any schools that want it. Nine years ago, what started as a yoga club for 30 kids at Fernbank Elementary has now ballooned into the, rapidly...

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Releasing Your Inner Autopilot Without Flying Away

Releasing Your Inner Autopilot Without Flying Away

What if I told you your whole life was a lie? Would you believe me or label me a “liar”? And if you labeled me a “liar” how would you know this wasn’t just your own unconscious defense mechanism kicking in?The truth, according to me, is simple: we are all...

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