Inspiration

Pluto: “The Seeds of What Could Be”

has a great article about Pluto in Capricorn today.  I particularly love this section:

Pluto is how we confront the seeds of what is and could be, and learn the willingness to do what it takes to get to the core patterns so that a better seed can sprout in our lives. If we consciously embrace a determined focus utilizing Pluto’s power of “Economy of Energy” we can find our greatest realizations of who we are, who we could be, and how we could become a “sprouter of Divine Seeds” in the lives of all we touch.

Pluto in Capricorn can lead us into purified structures of becoming, seed forms of transformational power that can change how we organize and author the forms in our lives forever. If you are glimpsing seeds of taking responsibility and moved to embrace new disciplines, of claiming Divine power based in Truths you’ve been living forever, then you’re on to the secret Pluto holds for all of us.

Pluto is powerful, but its influence is not to be feared. Whatever Pluto removes from our lives is stuff we no longer need – Pluto teaches surrender and transformation to that which is for our highest good.

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By |2008-12-14T20:10:11-04:00December 14th, 2008|Inspiration|Comments Off on Pluto: “The Seeds of What Could Be”

Happiness is Contagious! Spread It Around

happy friendsI have long believed, and now teach, that happiness and joy are habits that can be learned.  Depression often runs in families, but it is my belief that this is because of belief systems and habits of reaction that are passed down from one generation to the next.  A new scientific study shows that happiness “spreads among people removed up to three degrees from each other.”

Sadness also spreads in a network, but not as quickly, the researchers found. Each happy friend increases your own chance of being happy by 9 percent, whereas each unhappy friend decreases it by 7 percent. This reflects the total effect of all social contacts.

When framing the question differently, the study found that you are 15 percent more likely to be happy if a direct connection is happy, 10 percent if the friend of a friend is happy, and 6 percent if it’s a friend of a friend of a friend.

The study, published in the British Medical Journal, used data from the Framingham Heart Study to recreate a network of 4,739. Fowler and co-author Dr. Nicholas Christakis of Harvard Medical School charted friends, spouses and siblings in the network, and used their self-reported happiness ratings from 1983 to 2003.

So how does happiness spread?  Like a virus, or like fairy dust?  I propose that happiness spreads because when we are with happy people who make us feel good, we let go of our habits of unhappiness and our negative beliefs.  It’s interesting that happy co-workers do not have the same effect as happy friends or friends of friends – perhaps because we are more easily able to separate ourselves from them as being intrinsically different.  And the […]

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By |2018-06-11T12:35:42-04:00December 7th, 2008|Inspiration, Psychology|Comments Off on Happiness is Contagious! Spread It Around

Sunday Inspiration: Thoughts on Transformation

mountains” In a world of beginnings, middles, and endings, all beginnings force an ending. Beginnings push through middles and roll on to endings. And what do endings do? Does the energy of the event disappear?

No, it doesn’t. It goes on to be something new, re-forming in a new beginning, an endless, inexhaustible cycle of energy.”

~Ajahn Sumano

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By |2019-07-11T16:33:03-04:00November 23rd, 2008|Inspiration|Comments Off on Sunday Inspiration: Thoughts on Transformation

A Prayer for Veteran’s Day

God of peace,
we pray for those who have served our nation
and who laid down their lives
to protect and defend our freedom.

We pray for those who have fought,
whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war,
whose nights are haunted by memories
too painful for the light of day.

We pray for those who serve us now,
especially for those in harm’s way.
Shield them from danger
and bring them home.

Turn the hearts and minds
of our leaders and our enemies
to the work of justice and a harvest of peace.

Let the peace you left us,
the peace you gave us,
be the peace that sustains,
the peace that saves us.

author unknown – if you know who wrote this please leave a comment.

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By |2008-11-11T18:12:56-04:00November 11th, 2008|Inspiration|Comments Off on A Prayer for Veteran’s Day

A Life of Abundance in a Contracting World

Outstretched

As many of you know, one of the paradigms by which I live is that we are the co-creators of our reality.  A healthy capitalist economic system is based on this premise:  When consumers feel prosperous, they buy stuff.  When they buy stuff, the people who manufacture the goods make more stuff, they create more jobs, and their profits increase and they pay their employees more which causes them to feel more prosperous and they buy more stuff.  The company is stronger and […]

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By |2008-11-09T18:28:43-04:00November 9th, 2008|Inspiration|Comments Off on A Life of Abundance in a Contracting World
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