Thoughts Create Everything

I saw a brilliant explainer video this week on the theory of relativity. Go watch it. I’ll wait.

In a nutshell, what you perceive,  relative to an event, exists at the same time as every other perception of that event, including the point of origination—and each is correctly RELATIVE to that point of view (the science is explained in the video—I’m serious, go watch it).

What one person perceives about a situation is just as correct as what another person perceives. The idea of an empirical point of view is a lot harder to nail down because it would need to be a superset of an infinite number of perceptions.

Where am I going with this, you wonder?
 

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The Way of Sharpening

Happy 2018. I managed to catch a horrible cold so my new year is starting a little late. My
energy is pretty low but I miss you! What I have been up to is YouTube binging.

Let me share about the ones I’m obsessing over.

There are hundreds of videos online about rehabbing rusty, seemingly destroyed knives
through waterstone sharpening.

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A Holiday Tale for Wayfinders and a Message of Hope

The year is wrapping up swiftly and we enter that knot of holidays that brings many emotions but all cluster together to stave off the dark in these shortest days of the year. 

For people like myself, who have chosen no native religion or spiritual home but instead are guided by symbols, signs, intuition, and stories from all over, the change of seasons marked by Solstice is a natural place to center our internal celebrations (even if we find ourselves externally celebrating other gods because we love the people who love those gods).

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Turning 50. The Start of My Dangerous Years.

It was my 50th birthday in February. As I wrap up 2017, I wanted to reflect on all the changes I made this year—some planned, some by necessity, and some by happy accident!

I launched into this year with great anticipation because the fiftieth year came with meaning and baggage from an early age.

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What Would Your Life Look Like from 10,000 ft?

When I get up in the morning, after meditation, I take time to journal and pull a few cards from my Inquiry deck (like a tarot deck, but really a collection of open-ended questions). Yesterday’s cards included “What needs attention?”. Today was “How can I be more flexible?”

I have to be honest. Both cards stressed me out.

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Temporary Normalcy

The events of recent days and weeks have bombarded us—unprecedented tragedies of every kind--have stunned me and those closest to me into an uncomfortable acknowledgement of how temporary everything is. No matter how many times you hear it in meditation class, it all sounds abstract until its right on your door step.

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Happy National Coming Out Day

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me even peripherally that I'm a lesbian. I had a pretty torturous adolescence trying to make my attraction to other women fit into the constraints of life I was taught--especially the ones laid down by my Christian faith. I had some really twisted logic such as wondering to myself if my future husband (HA!) would be ok with women occasionally sleeping over for cuddling.

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