Money Fountain

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I have strange dreams.  (Don’t we all?) I was in a garden, or a courtyard of some kind.  At least that’s what it seemed like because I was surrounded by stone walls in ruins, and inside there were old stone paving with grass and tiny plants growing up in the cracks. Now that I think about it more, it could have been the ruins of an old church or cathedral whose roof was long gone, but whose walls still showed … Read More

Apples To Oranges

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Quiet your mind with me for a moment. Can you feel yourself? Do you exist? Are you experiencing this present moment? What part of you is experiencing it? Is your body experiencing the now? Is it your mind? Is it your spirit? What is your spirit? Has your spirit existed before now? Travel back in time with me for a moment and pick a particularly fond memory from your childhood. Can you see it? Did you exist then? What about … Read More

Killing Horses… It’s Not What You Think

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When a horse has been abused, it learns to mistrust not only its abuser, but other humans as well.  It’s an awfully big risk for a horse tot rust a human in the first place.  After all, it is an herbivore in relationship with a predator. And this trust has now been betrayed in the worst possible way. When a horse lets you near it, when it lets you touch it, stroke it, bridle it… ride it… it is giving … Read More

By Faith… Or By Fear?

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The sage interrupted [him.] “When you return home, I suggest you ask your wife for a divorce.” “WHAT? What are you talking about?” “Why not get a divorce? You have the power to do so at any time. You just call an attorney–“ It was my turn to interrupt. “I couldn’t do that!” “Why?” “Because it would cause a lot of pain. For my wife. For my children. And for me. The finances would be a mess. And besides, I … Read More

Dark Night Of The Soul

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I was contemplating ending my life. It didn’t all really hit me until I was sitting in the bathtub one evening about a year ago.  There I was, ignoring the world, soaking away in burning hot water up to my chin. I had just endured a nine-year custody and divorce battle with my ex-husband, during which he had abused my daughter, and then been given custody of her. (Yes, my life is a blockbuster tragedy waiting to be made into … Read More

Forest Dweller

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The Pacific Northwest is teeming with legends, folklore, and stories passed down from not only the Native Americans who lived there for centuries before European settlers, but also from the settlers themselves. Some legends, turn out to be true. I was six years old when my parents moved to a small town at the base of Mt. Rainier in Washington State. For the first two years, we lived in an apartment while my parents finished building their new home. It … Read More


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One day in my early twenties, working in a small bookstore in Iowa, a man came to the checkout with his selection of books. As I joked with one of the women in the back room, who obviously hadn’t gotten my punch-line, I remarked to the man, “no one ever seems to get my jokes.  I think they’re funny!” Smiling to myself anyway, I began ringing up his purchases when he quietly asked me, “How does it make you feel … Read More

Cave Pictures

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We walked down the long wide corridor, our footsteps echoing in the dark on the parquet floor.  The only light we saw came from a room at the end of the corridor.  We passed by paintings and sculptures of ancient and unknown origin.  When we came to the room, I noticed there were pedestals of many sizes and heights.  The museum took on an other-worldly energy at night. Our guide, our instructor, left me with instructions and then gestured to … Read More

Floating Stone

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I was attending a four-day training about three hours from my home.  I had made many incredible friends there.  This particular training was the fifth or sixth in a series of weekends I had spent. One friend I made during these events happened to be a Mormon, the religion I had been raised in.  I had now been out of the Mormon Church for approximately four years with no intention of returning. We were outside the training center, taking a break in … Read More

How To Enlighten An Egyptian

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I have strange moments from time to time, in conversation with others, when an unspoken question in my mind produces not only an answer, but a host of additional information to go along with it.  Sometimes I get a vision, other times, I just get more and more information the more I start exploring what has just presented itself. I recall a story about Thoth, an Egyptian Diety who was called “The Atlantean” by the Egyptians and “Hermes Trimegistus” by … Read More

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