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have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked.
Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
~ Louise L. Hay ...
August 27, 2007
TODAY'S TUNE [ON/OFF]
Believe" sung by Nicky Addeo
a teenager, Nicky had the unique distinction of sleeping on virtually
every street in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Having no permanent home,
he would get haircuts in cars from an unknown Danny DeVito (then
a hairdresser). But Nicky would survive the mean streets and defy
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times we have difficulty receiving ... compliments, favors,
kindnesses, etc. Low self-worth is the underlying cause of
most depression, despair, illness and even criminal activity
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From the Inside Out
only a boy of 12, Silas Harper exhibited all the characteristics
that ingratiated his elders. It was hard not to like the kid
cheerful, enthusiastic, diligent, helpful your typical boy
family eked out a meager existence on a less than desirable piece
of property on the outskirts of town. The rocky outcrops on the
small Arkansas farm did not bode well for wheat or corn, so the
Harpers did what they could with some livestock and doing odd jobs
for the other families in town. Silas, as always, did more than
his share to help with the chores.
he grew into adulthood, his ambitions and charm grew too. Some thought
he would become a banker or lawyer. But Silas had bigger dreams
than that. "My dad's farm is a nice place, but what would
I do with that property?" he asked friends.
didn't get any arguments. The farm was hardly workable and for all
intents and purposes was "good for nuttin."
the time he was 19, Silas had saved enough money to board the train
and head west to seek his fame and fortune. He set up an import
business in San Francisco and was not only well received by the
business community there, but achieved success in a relatively short
liked and trusted him. It seemed that luck was on his side, until
several years later when he stood on the street and cried while
he watched a fire destroy his business. Everything he had worked
for had gone up in smoke.
Worst Day of My Life
nothing and no one would ever stand in his way. "I must
say that I thought that was the worst day of my life,"
Silas later recalled, "but that wasn't the only setback
I experienced as destiny handed me my fate." Indeed, Silas
spent the next forty years spanning the globe, living in exotic
places, and putting deals together. However, he was overtaken with
illness, dishonest business partners, and other misfortunes.
sought peace and contentment by eventually finding his way back
home. The old homestead had been boarded up for many years, and
the farmhouse was in desperate need of repair. But Silas enjoyed
the company of his old friends, and he invested what he had to fix
the place up.
spring day, Silas was relaxing in his rocking chair on the back
porch of the old farmhouse. It was a nice day. But something was
about to happen that would make it very special.
glint of sunlight had caught his eye. It caused him to look up and
search the rocky field. Silas caught the spot in the field where
the ray of light had come from. He got up, walked over to the spot,
knelt down, and saw something.
that point," he said, "I tried to look more closely.
My eyesight hadn't been the best, so I got my spectacles out. I
can't say I know one rock from another, but I've been around enough
to think I knew what I was looking at."
a week, geologists from a state university had confirmed his find.
Silas was looking at a diamond. But that's not all. They had surveyed
his property and discovered the place was littered with diamonds
so many in fact, that Silas was now sitting on the largest
diamond field in North America.
worthless piece of rock infested earth the same one that
Silas had forsaken decades before for opportunity in distant lands
turned out to be one of the most valuable pieces of real
If Silas was bitter before, he could only kick himself now. "If
I had only known," he told friends, "that my riches
were not only right in front of me, but given to me early, I would
have lived my life very differently."
Already Have the Key
a wealthy celebrity, Silas spent the remaining years of his life
going to schools and telling students the lessons he learned. They
"Don't think for a minute that what you are looking for
is down that track, or over the next hill. Don't be fooled into
thinking that someone else has what you want. Yes, strive for what
you seek. Work hard and honestly for what you want. But don't blind
yourself to what you can find in front of you right now! You already
have the key to unlock the treasures.
took me a lifetime to discover the secret I am telling you now.
Please don't misunderstand. I'm not telling you to go to the trouble
of running outside with a shovel. No, it's much easier than that.
You don't even have to get your hands dirty!
trick to finding your treasure involves opening your eyes, and opening
your heart. Look in front of you, and within you. Some of you are
afraid to look because you have grown comfortable struggling with
troubles you've come to expect.
me when I tell you that you have been given everything you need.
You already own the gifts you seek. Don't spend your lifetime seeking
your happiness, when in reality, you already have the means to it.
is good at something, and you'll come to find out that the more
share your treasures, the shinier they get, and the more valuable
We can become rich beyond imagination when we discover that
WE ARE ALL SPARKLING JEWELS."
By Lee Simonson
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FEAR & FENCES
attachment is, by its very nature, a thief of freedom. An
attachment is, by definition, a connection. A connection and/or
attachment means that one is "tied to" something.
If one is "tied," one is not free.
all attachments have a foundation of fear? It's something
to consider. Do we become attached to a person, a thing, or
a belief because we fear that we will lose it, or lose something
that we've attached importance to through it?
automatic response would very likely be
we hold onto things because we love them or believe in them.
But beneath that quick response is the need to re-evaluate
our modus operandi.
a species we are being asked to evolve in order to begin the
process of healing in order to learn to live in harmony with
the rest of existence. In order to accomplish this great task,
we have to be willing to question ourselves and willing to
delve into the questions that may make us feel uncomfortable.
is fear? Fear is a lack of trust. Who or what do we distrust?
Ourselves. If we live with fear we are telling ourselves that
we do not trust ourselves, the Universe, The Creator, and
our connection to Soul. We are telling ourselves that Soul,
The Creator, and all of the powers that be will fail to lead
us in a direction that will benefit our Soul's growth.
are failing to remember that all experiences are beneficial
to Soul. We are living only in an ego-based, personality-driven
world that does not include the power of the Soul and the
power of our personal union with The Creator. Because we are
living in an illusionary world that is being made manifest
by the fact that our Soul has issued a portion of itself into
this world, we tend to give our power and our connection to
Soul away to the illusion that seems so real.
human side of us believes there is much to fear. The Soul
side of us knows there is nothing to fear. Soul cannot be
damaged by any experience. Every experience throughout time
and existence is evaluated for the wisdom it offers. Nothing
we integrate Soul-wisdom into our human way of BE-ing, we
understand that all things are one. Worlds, realities, dimensions,
people, and things are actually only separated by what they
appear to be. In other words, all things, as energy, take
form/shape. Our belief in the solidity and "realness"
of that shape keeps us focused on the separation between one
thing and another.
the topic of "death," we understand that there is
no such thing as death. "Death" is a transition
from one form of expression to another. We cease to express
ourselves through a physical human body and begin to more
fully express as spirit or Soul. To continue the understanding,
nothing separates us from the dimension that "death"
takes us into except our belief that there is a separation.
we "die," we step into a different dimensional experience.
The only thing that separates one dimensional experience from
another is the "vibration of tangibility" that exists
in each dimension.)
at "loss," we find that the same understanding applies.
We cannot lose anything or anyone. All things are one. We
can discontinue our interaction momentarily. But we cannot
lose anything at all. Most of us fear losing someone that
we are having a relationship with. The understanding of non-separation
addresses this issue as well.
Soul is, if we allow it, a Divine Director of the human experience.
As Soul, we choose each experience for what we can learn from
it. As Soul, we make a choice to share space and time with
various people throughout our lives. The other person makes
the same choice. And, the other person's Soul is directing
events, just as our Soul is.
ago this process was beautifully and succinctly addressed
for me. I've never forgotten the profound awareness that was
contained within the brief moment of the vision.
was shown a wide stairway that curved and wound its way toward
"heaven." There were dozens of people lingering
on each step. Some were walking up the stairs. Some were standing,
conversing. Most of the people were in sets of two, as couples;
some were holding hands. Every person was smiling and seemed
completely at peace.
found myself on a stair, looking upward. The man I was having
a relationship with at the time was standing on the same step
as I, smiling. I turned to him, in the form of pure spirit,
and told him that we had walked together for as long as our
Souls desired and that it was time for me to move forward.
smiled more widely and took my hand with the gentleness of
one Soul touching another. He nodded without anger or fear
or resistance and told me that he understood. He said that
he knew he had not learned what he needed to learn yet, on
this step of life, but that he honored me for my progress
forward. We parted gently and I continued my upward climb
without him. When I had moved two steps up, another man appeared
and took my hand. It was time for his Soul and my Soul to
walk together, to learn together.
time I meet another Soul on this journey of life, I call to
mind this vision. Deep within each of us is a yearning to
be free. To be accepted for who and what we are, and to be
allowed the freedom to walk the path of life in a way that
brings us joy and wisdom.
we hold on to another person when our Soul is telling us to
release them to move on, we may be restricting their spiritual
growth. When we allow others and ourselves the freedom to
be in our lives without restriction, limitation, fear, and
"fences," we honor the progress of all Souls.
it love or is it fear that insists that we cannot allow someone
we love the freedom to experience life without us by their
have, as a human society, established "rules of human
behavior." It often goes against the grain of these rules,
and ruffles many emotional feathers, when we are called to
explore the possibility that there may be a better way. It
is not that we have been "wrong" in the past. It
is that we are evolving
and the old rules no
"illusion" of life on Earth seems absolutely real.
And in some ways, it is. However, it is not as real as the
core Truth of who we are.
current evolutionary process is all about the process of evolving
into a world of enlightenment, peace, harmony, and connection.
Connection to the wisdom and Truths of Soul and The Creator.
Each of us will experience a personal evolution as well as
a societal evolution. It cannot happen any other way for each
of us must claim responsibility for the energies we manifest
and share with the energy of this world.
Whatever pain, belief, fear, or judgment we have that causes
us to believe that we are not safe, that we are not loved,
or that we are not valued will deliberately cause us to have
experiences that will force us to find the Truth beneath the
pain and fear. Only by finding the core of the belief that
such a thing as suffering must exist will we find the
Truth beneath the emotions of suffering. Only by finding the
core can we manifest the healing.
We are the originators of our own suffering, with the core
belief that suffering is possible as the base for our creation.
Our fear has the power to push away our Truth
if we allow it. Our belief that miracles are not possible
causes miracles to not be possible
in our own reality.
we all know that's not the Truth.
Lauren Zimmerman, 2003
Creator of "OTHER WORLDS: The Series"
(Article originally published in Voices For A New World:
Tatshenshini River Rafting in Alaska
assertion that "Man is the measure of all things"
could not have been made by anyone who has spent time in
Alaska. In this land, man is humbled by the sheer mythic
proportions of the landscape. The rivers and the vastness
of space were made for Titans to roam and explore; the towering
mountains were merely their thrones. To the west of Canada's
Coast Range, Alaska, the margin of North America stoops
abruptly to intermesh with the Pacific in a maze of fjords,
valleys, beaches, straits and verdant islands, creating
a hybrid landscape of unsurpassed beauty. Into this "last
frontier" wave upon wave of people have come, drawn
from more crowded lands. First furs were the main attraction,
then gold, then fish and timber, and increasingly nowadays,
natural beauty. Alaska hosts great mountains and vast glaciers.
It houses generations of animals of the most majestic quality,
and it has provided residence for some of the most exciting
people this earth has known: the Athabascans, the
Tlingits and much later, the Eskimos and Aleuts.
Alaska river rafting trips offer you a way to completely
escape civilization. On the river you will see no cars,
no bridges, no wires. You will not hear a telephone or a
television. Even in this remote corner of the world, events
conspire daily to remind us that everything is finite. Nothing
is in shorter supply than solitude. But if you ever thought
of this part of the world as empty, a few days of Alaska
river rafting will change that impression. Distances between
things may be great, but the abundance of life will constantly
over 150 miles in length, the Tatshenshini River
is surrounded by a system of international parks
British Columbia's Tatshenshini Wilderness Preserve, the
Yukon's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National
Park and Preserve. "The Tat" is therefore the
largest preserved river system in the world. It also springs
from a collection of sources in a glacial region that extends
from the northwest corner of B.C. into the Yukon and Alaska
- the largest non-polar ice cap on Earth. Perhaps
the wildest and most visually spectacular river in North
America. The Tatshenshini flows past tall mountains, vast
glaciers and an iceberg dotted lake. Bald eagles abound,
grizzlies feed on spawning salmon and if you are lucky,
you may catch a glimpse of the blue
glacier bear, a rare species of black bear with
a fashionably blue-gray fur coat. This adventure is an international
journey of unparalleled beauty. In fact this is the area
where the "Yukon
Iceman" was discovered with his ancient
spear and finely woven hat poking through the melting edge
of a glacier high in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park,
which has been designated as a World Heritage Site.
to many but visited by few, the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge is the last great prehistoric wilderness in North
America and the threatened landscape through which the Kongakut
River flows. During the endless daylight of the summer solstice
the refuge is home to the likes of wild grizzly bear, fox,
musk ox and wolves. When the Arctic comes out to play in
the summer, it never goes to bed. The land of the midnight
sun is another dimension. The sun does not set but plays
along the horizon for hours, creating a quality of light
that is uniquely clear and soft. Our June trips near summer
solstice give us our best Arctic conditions and a chance
to see the vast Porcupine Caribou migration in full splendor.
Our schedule on the Kongakut will be leisurely since we'll
have nearly continuous daylight. The Kongakut is also one
of the best spots in the Arctic to witness the migration
of the Porcupine Caribou Herd to its summer calving grounds
on the slim coastal plains between the Brooks Range and
the Beaufort Sea.
& ALSEK RIVERS
The Kongakut River, Alaska
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NO ORDINARY GRAN
(Reuters) There's a famous saying that you're only
as old as you feel. If that's true, Krystyna Zbyszynska is
just a kid, despite the 84 birthdays she has celebrated. Grandmother
Krystyna made her leap of faith on July 29, 2007, becoming
Poland's oldest parachutist when she made her first jump with
her daughter-in-law. Reuters reports she is 84 years old;
Polish news reports identify her as being 82 either
way, its an impressive feat. But Krystyna is not the
usual octogenarian.I survived World War Two and wasnt
afraid, so whats there to be afraid of now?
she said after clambering out of her jumpsuit this weekend.
"Babcia (granny) Krysia is not your ordinary Gran,"
explained one of her teenaged granddaughters. "She
tells me I'm not playing my music loud enough and comes into
my room and wants to dance." Asked whether she planned
another jump Krystyna, from the northern city of Olsztyn,
told Polish News Channel TVN24: "Yes, the day I turn
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