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in the thick of things - gabriela

engage without reservation

Oneness is challenging to understand and even more difficult to experience. However, I have witnessed it in several instances. One approach is to slow down, relax, and be in the moment. Then choose an object that appeals to the senses: a favorite flower, the spiral of a conch shell, or the song of a bird. …

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a flash of awe

Long ago and far away. Freedom from allegiance to Britain. Freedom of common defense. Freedom of friendship among states to include assistance to each other in times of disagreement based on unlawful authority, religion, or trade. These freedoms—taken from specific Articles of Confederation—are part of the Declaration of Independence, officially signed on August 2, 1776.…

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an antidote for snap judgments

Uninterrupted, gnawing pain! Face-to-face with something that hadn’t happened in years, I instantly recognized the feeling and immediately judged my circumstances. BAD! I had been practicing yoga almost daily with no problems. So, why now and why me? My lower back was in serious trouble. I didn’t want to label this experience as good or…

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are you sharing?

I am dying. Don’t think that I’ve been keeping a secret. No, without a doubt, this is simply the state of things—for me and for all energies. As soon as I think these words (not even say them), a quiet panic sets in. My stomach tightens. I get a headache. My pulse races, and I…

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maybe leads to steadiness

Yup! Uh, huh! I love this game! danced the abundance of self-confidence from my Uno-savvy, nearly ten-year-old granddaughter. Arrgggghhhh! I’m going to lose. Why do I have to keep drawing? wailed my seven-year-old grandson who chose to join in the game for the first time. According to Uno tips and directions, seven is the youngest…

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out of sorts?

So many details, so little time. It is the sixth week of my book immersion, and I have been making great strides to complete my double series of books. Intentions are working well. I came up for air just long enough to realize that I had not included an intention for the March posting. A…

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Private: you can’t hurry love

Meet Diane Wichert Nelsen. She loves animals and interacts with them by engaging in the present moment. Her exuberance and dedication show a deep love in often desperate and seemingly hopeless situations. Diane demonstrates how oneness and staying in the moment lead to ways in which an energy greater than we are works in tandem…

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Private: no more red flags

NOW! Do something NOW to change the ways things are. Perhaps it’s mending a relationship that has not been going well for some time; giving TLC to a house that has missed some much-needed maintenance; or carving out personal time for exercise, yoga, meditation, or time spent in nature. Traditionally, the beginning of year brings…

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Private: in praise of calm and balance

The traditional seasons of gratitude, good will, and joy are in full swing now. It feels like we have had more time than usual between digesting Thanksgiving and preparing for Christmas. Even so, people are beginning to take on that hardened, narrow-eyed look of being driven by their holiday expectations, timelines, and others’ comments.  Individuals…

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Private: who do you want to be?

What image do you present? Does it depend on who is around you or what is going on? Perhaps you are the “life of the party” when around friends, yet quiet around family members. For many, the situation or circumstances dictate the persona, often staging your personality, actions, and words to meet the expectations of…

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