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"The unique personality which is the real life in me,
I cannot gain unless I search for the real life,
the spiritual quality, in others."
Felix Adler, Ph.D, Ethical Culture Movement (1851-1933)
December 1, 2003
"Another Day in Paradise"
From the Inside Out...
The Spiritual Side
Yes You Can!...
Enjoy the Holidays
Links That Shine...
The Orphan Connection
Laughing It Off...
Untangling the Web...
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Look at That!...
Live Your Value
You Want to See!
Having grown up with an alcoholic father, my life did not
take a true turn toward evolution until I seriously focused
upon my own core issues.
~ Chelle ~
From the Inside Out
should not occur. The second law of thermo-dynamics states
that energy flows from a state of greater organization to
a state of lesser organization. The universe is winding down
... ultimately to an undifferentiated blob. However, organisms
have evolved from lower to higher and higher states of organization.
Evolution is a miracle because it runs
counter to natural law (called entropy).
the ordinary course of things, you and I should not exist!"
ROAD LESS TRAVELED Part III
Religion & Grace ~M.
Scott Peck, M.D. (Click)
evolution is also a miracle:
is like a force which pushes us to transcend and move forward.
The force is called Love. Love is evolution in progress. For
spiritual growth is the evolution of consciousness contained
within this Love. To be fully conscious is to bring synchronicity
between the conscious and unconscious.
is so much of ourselves our beingness unconscious?
I feel this is where we connect to God/Goddess/All-That-Is.
God is within. We no longer need to search outside ourselves
for God nor do we need to assume we will ultimately unite
with God our unconscious-self, our true-Self that is
part of God. In this way, one becomes a co-creator of reality.
each co-create our own reality. We each have an incredible
power, the power of our spiritual-Self. This spiritual power
is within our true-Self. Spiritual power is consciousness,
the ability to make aware decisions, to live fully conscious,
and to recognize the miracles around us.
comes before self-recovery. We are not lost in the
universe. This time and space exists for us to travel within
it. The human race is making an evolutionary leap. Whether
or not we succeed in that leap is your personal responsibility
and mine. On this journey of spiritual growth, we are guided
by the unimaginable wisdom of God/Goddess/All-That-Is.
growth is a journey out of the microcosm into the macrocosm.
This journey happens to each person when they stop seeing
only what was accepted in childhood as reality and
begin viewing the world as a whole and re-creating the smallness
of ideas and values into expanded awareness.
developing a broader vision, you can challenge what you have
been taught. To escape from our microcosmic childhood, we
must be skeptical of what we have learned to date. Our actions
are based on our understanding of our awareness of reality.
You are the one who helped create this condition and it is
up to you to change and heal it to recover from it!
In the end, we all heal ourselves by re-creating the outmoded
views of reality into one that works for us.
people have a "fear of responsibility" toward this
choice. Perhaps this stems from their childhood conditioning.
Were you told that you couldn't do something "right"
or "good enough?" This may have inhibited you to
step forward to change your reality at this time in your life.
Begin by choosing and finding your own words and concepts
behind and beyond what was taught to you.
Are you living out a life of roles and scripts which were
handed-down by your parents? Can you find similarities between
your choices in life and the choices taken by either or both
of your parents? What were your parents exhibiting in their
life at the same age you are today? Have you subjugated your
true-Self for love and approval from your parents? If so,
in what ways? Take a moment to write down your answers to
above questions ask you to distinguish if your choices in
life have been based on your desires as an adult, or if they
stem from your inner child's desire to be accepted by your
parents or parental figures. By answering these questions
and others, you may discover that many of your scripts were
initiated out of love and loyalty to your parents or other
transformation occurs when changes ensue regarding world views,
beliefs, and goals; and when changes happen surrounding motives,
values, love, compassion, and support. These changes support
an autonomous adult and the transformation of the spiritual
Barbara Sinor, Ph.D.
INSPIRATIONAL GUIDE FOR
THE RECOVERING SOUL
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THE HOLIDAYS (Part 1)
it's true! There are ways to make your holiday season simpler
and more meaningful. Try something new this year let
go of old patterns and family traditions that do NOT create
joy. Here are the first ten of twenty worthwhile tips that
can make a big difference in your life:
down! Have a family meeting to plan what everyone wants
to do. Mark decisions on a family calendar and limit yourself
to these activities.
If you know a single parent, offer to take his or her
children shopping, or to baby-sit while he or she shops.
Add up everything you all plan to spend money on this holiday
season from the total, subtract 20 percent and decide
together how to share it with someone who truly needs it.
Hold down spending. Talk with your family about the power
of advertising to promote "wants" over "needs."
Honor the oldest adults you know by asking them
to tell what Christmas, Hanukkah or other tradition was like
when they were young.
Count your blessings: make a list of all the joyous things
that have happened to your family this year and be thankful.
Make an audio or video tape to send to someone who is
far away who would love to hear from you.
Shop worthwhile charitable organizations online, instead
of fighting the mall crowds.
names for gifts
rather than giving a gift to everyone on your list.
Give children one thing they REALLY want instead of many gifts.
family certificate books with coupons for services
you are willing to provide, to be "cashed in"
when the recipient needs them within a specified time period.
the family gathers
to celebrate Hanukkah, Kwaanza, Christmas or other tradition,
sit in a circle and ask each person to begin a sentence with
"I am glad that..." The family responds to each
statement with, "We are glad!"
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Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park in Namibia is one of Southern Africa's finest
and most important nature reserves. Etosha, meaning "Great
White Place," is dominated by a massive mineral pan.
The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which
was formed around 1000 million years ago. The water-holes,
scattered throughout this area, support the lives of countless
game. Be it lions or elephants, giraffes, rhinos,or zebras,
almost all African animal species are represented in Etosha.
Particularly numerous are the dainty springbok
(similar to impala), with at least 30,000 specimen here.
"The Orphan Connection"
The Orphan Connection is seeking stories of orphans who are
making a difference. To tell the orphans of the world that
there are others like them who have made it, who have seen
their dreams come true, and who have accomplished more than
they ever dreamed possible. If you know an orphan, light a
candle a candle of hope and give them a special hug.
Stop by and visit our site and send us your stories. ~Thank
you, Karin, a German orphan
MAKE A DIFFERENCEEACH DAY
AT NO COST TO YOU WITH FIVE HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS....
SEPARATION ANXIETY IN DOGS
Most people are familiar with the concept that dogs are pack
animals; you, the dog owner, are often considered the leader
of the pack. Unfortunately some dogs, especially those who
have had several homes or been through animal shelters, lack
the self-confidence to feel safe when their leader isn't around.
This can result in destructive behavior. Dogs suffering from
separation anxiety may bark hysterically and pace back and
forth whenever they're left alone. Their panic may send them
scratching at the door and chewing up the rug or other household
objects. It can even result in frequent bouts of urination
If your pet exhibits these behaviors, ASPCA experts recommend
gentle, gradual training to rebuild confidence so he no longer
fears being left alone. But first, make sure your dog's physical
and mental needs are being met. A satisfied, stimulated canine
is less likely to be anxious. Does he get in some good play
time with you and a minimum 1/2-hour walk several times a
day? Are appropriate toys available to satisfy his natural
urges to chew? Does your pet have other canine friends? A
dog who is emotionally dependent on his owner and leader may
benefit from spending time with another pack member. Keep
in mind that feline friends can help reduce anxiety, too.
Separation anxiety exists because the dog has overbonded to
the owner. Solutions include ignoring the dog 15 to 20 minutes
before leaving home and upon return. Having someone else care
for the dog while the primary caregiver ignores the dog will
help loosen the bond. To desensitize a dog to the signs of
leaving, trainers suggest that the owner put on his coat,
pick up his bag or briefcase and, instead of leaving, go into
the living room to sit down. This exercise can be repeated.
To help get your pet used to being alone, trainers suggest
that you start by giving your dog his favorite treat and leaving
the room; remember to shut the door as you exit. Come back
in one minute and praise him for not scratching at the door,
pacing or barking. Gradually increase the time you leave him
alone. Next, try leaving the house for short periods of time
and evaluate his behavior. It's best to take this re-training
You can also ease your pet's time alone by leaving a radio
on at normal volume when you leave. The sound helps mask outside
noises that could otherwise make your anxious dog even more
anxious. Be sure to always leave him his favorite toy. And
remember, always leave quietly in this way you're letting
your dog know that being alone is nothing out of the ordinary
and should be stress-free. Please note that separation
anxiety can be a severe problem. If you think your pet has
a serious problem, consult professional help.
& Dogs eZINE, Arcamax.com
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while human eyes don't?
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local business was looking for office help.
put a sign in the window saying: "HELP WANTED. Must be
able to type, must be good with a computer and must be bilingual.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer."
short time afterwards, a golden retriever dog trotted up to
the window, saw the sign and went inside.
He looked at the receptionist and wagged his tail, then walked
over to the sign, looked at it and whined.
the idea, the receptionist got the office manager. The office
manager looked at the dog and was surprised, to say the least.
the dog looked determined, so he led him into the office.
Inside, the dog jumped up on the chair and stared at the manager.
The manager said, "I can't hire you. The sign says you
have to be able to type."
The dog jumped down, went to the typewriter and proceeded
to type out a perfect letter. He took out the page and trotted
over to the manager and gave it to him, then jumped back on
manager was stunned, but then told the dog, "The sign
says you have to be good with a computer."
dog jumped down again and went to the computer. The dog proceeded
to demonstrate his expertise with various programs and produced
a sample spreadsheet and database and presented them to the
By this time the manager was totally dumbfounded! He looked
at the dog and said, "I realize that you are a very intelligent
dog and have some interesting abilities. However, I still
can't give you the job."
dog jumped down and went to a copy of the sign and put his
paw on the part about being an Equal Opportunity Employer.
manager said, "Yes, but the sign also says that you have
to be bilingual."
The dog looked him straight in the face and said, "Meow."
~Contributed by Jane at The Cat's Meow eZine
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Cars circle a UFO landing pad...
on the outskirts of Houten, central Netherlands. The
pad is an art piece by Martin Riebeeek in collaboration with
the Dutch city and is intended to enable alien visitors to
land their UFO's safely in the Netherlands. "Hope is
the core of this work. If the landing takes place, THEN Houten
is in the center of attention. The expectation and the hope
remain, as long as there is no landing anywhere else in the
world," Martin says.
of our wonderful subscribers shares some words of wisdom
from motivational author and publisher Ralph Marsten of
is an abundance of value hidden inside of you, more than
you could possibly imagine. Yet as long as you continue
to follow the same old routine, seeing the same people every
day, sitting in front of the TV, never venturing out of
your comfort zone, that value will remain hidden and unreachable.
The way to uncover your hidden value is to put yourself
on the line, to get involved in life. Attempt something
challenging, meet new people, stretch your limits, see new
places, and subject yourself to new experiences. Challenge
and intensity will uncover in you skills, talents, abilities
and interests you never knew you had. You are full of wonderful
possibilities. Do something with them. The most painful
regrets, those which never go away, are regrets for things
not done, things never attempted.
is a strength in you that has never been used. There are
ideas you've formed which have never been articulated. There
is a passion in you which has never been allowed to burn.
There are possibilities in you which have never been considered.
There is wisdom in you which you've never touched. No matter
what your age or experience, there are aspects of your life
which lie hidden because you have not yet learned to value
them. The more you value something, the more you get out
of it. That is particularly true when it comes to your own
life. What value do you place on your time, your learning,
your commitments, your skills? Your values are evidenced
not by wishful thinking, but by the actions you take day
after day. And your values are evidenced by the results
you get. Value your wonderful, creative self. You have more
abundance than you could ever want or need, if only you'll
value it enough to make the most of it.
day is an opportunity to live, to really live and experience.
Grab that opportunity today, and make the most of it. Live
the abundance that you already have. Claim the richness
of life that is yours even now. Be the passionate, fully
alive person you were born to be. Live your unique value
and delight in the wonder and beauty of it all."
~ Chelle Thompson, Editor ~
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choosing new perspectives,
we can change ourselves from the inside out and improve our relationships, our community and our
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