I have always enjoyed reading about the etymology—the origin—of words in the English language as they are traced back through the centuries to earlier words in various (usually European) languages, often to Latin or Greek roots.
While driving to work one morning several months ago, my “guys” (my Spirit Guides) gave me a somewhat vague outline of possible titles for several newsletters up through the beginning of 2020.
As we near the end of 2019, around the world we seem to be surrounded by more diversity of opinion than ever before, and most of it appears to be accompanied by judgment.
So, Which Is It?© How many times have you heard someone say “I’ll believe it when I see it!” This is one of those things I wish I had a nickel (okay, a dollar with inflation) for every time I’ve heard it. And it always seems to be expressed in the same tone of [...]
Patience—Part II© Last month's newsletter, “Patience – Part I,” noted that Patience is a learned skill requiring practice and refinement over time. So, how does one learn Patience? The answer is really quite simple if not so easy to accomplish. Patience is learned by “Going with the Flow,” which is the essence of Patience. That newsletter [...]
I know that I have written about this before, but there is obviously a major lesson I have yet to learn, so I’m going to take yet another stab at it. I have the calendar on my computer set up to let me know that I need to get started on next month’s newsletter if I haven’t done so already.
I had some interesting conversations this past month in response to my newsletter series on “Habits” (see Habits—Part I, and Habits—Part II). The point of contention was my statement that changing habits is “not a matter of willpower.”
In last month’s newsletter, Habits - Part I, I noted that habits are behaviors to which we often give little attention because they require relatively little conscious thought (automatic information processing).
Habits – Part I© So much has been written by so many regarding the topic of “Habits.” We all have a great deal of experience with them, so why spend the time writing (or especially reading!) yet one more essay on the subject? Well, my Guides insisted that I consider it, and I actually [...]
Looking At What You Don’t Want To See© Maitreya (channeled by Margaret McElroy) repeatedly speaks of the need to detach from trapped (unused) energy. It is “trapped” because we (metaphorically) “push it down” or try to “run away from it.” Essentially, it is “Looking At What You Don’t Want To See” and then taking [...]
In recent months I have had a number of clients who complained of “relationship issues,” almost all of which either included or were primarily based in communication problems. For example, a recent client complained that “he just won’t tell me what is going on, what he is thinking!” After a little probing, it didn’t [...]
Understanding “Raising Your Vibration”© I have had countless discussions with students and otherwise “spiritual people” regarding the topic of “Raising Your Vibration.” While they all agree that it is desirable and important, they usually get themselves all tangled up in concepts and terminology that apply only to the physical world of matter. And even [...]
What’s the“Big Deal?”© I've had several clients in the past few months that seemed to be confused by words that are similar but that have distinctly different meanings (for example, see my blog Detach, But Don't Be Detached!). In some instances, the distinction is not critically important, but sometimes the misunderstanding thwarts their ability [...]
Going with the Flow© A few weeks ago I had the great privilege of being interviewed by Jon Anastasio on his BlogTalkRadio.com program, “Reclaiming Your Sacred Path.” We were talking about my upcoming book entitled, Dancing with the Energy: The Foundations of Conscious Living. A major theme of this book is very familiar to [...]
An Interesting Dream© By Dennis Dossett A couple of weeks ago I had a (rare for me) “lucid dream,” one in which I was very aware that I was dreaming and that I actually had some degree of control over the events in the dream. The context was a family gathering—an outdoor afternoon picnic—which [...]