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Around the world, never lose, Unseen Sea, rules of life, good news/bad news, Gemini new moon, and Abraham


A blog post to help you appreciate the beauty and diversity of the world we live in…




# 1 – Seems like a good perspective to have in life…although personally I think it’s even better to let go of the whole win/lose thing and just see everything as a learning experience…..


# 2 – Here’s a staff pick on Vimeo called The Unseen Sea. Very soothing and mesmerizing….



# 3 – Short and simple…..


# 4 – Stimulation from Dr. Sue Morter…..

Ok, Do You Want the Good New or the Bad News First?
Yup.Which?Uh Huh… (Turns out, there’s nothing but Good News out there.)

We try to avoid half of life, and then wonder why we feel like we are missing something. We try to avoid the unpleasant situations, and then wonder why life doesn’t flow like it should. We only want what we think we want, and then we wonder why we don’t feel good about ourselves, don’t have enough energy, and can’t get people to see us fully.

…All because we don’t build the circuits for managing miracles. 

Life would never provide you with anything other than that which serves your Soul. Always the Miraculous. Only ever. Don’t get caught up thinking you’re smarter than Life itself!

Embrace it All.

When you do, you’ll find your creativity flowing. You’ll find a Love for yourself that you wanted others to deliver. You’ll see life from the wholeness that it is.

FYI, Wednesday evening, 5/28, Dr. Morter is offering a free live interactive Q & A session:


# 5 – Wednesday is the new moon in Gemini and here’s Simone Butler’s take on things (and please pardon the text position; I can’t seem to make it go where I want. Hey, maybe that’s the effect of  the new moon at work ;-)…

The recent Scorpio Full Moon conjunct Saturn combined with a stationary (extra powerful) Mars brought this year’s second heat wave to San Diego – resulting in a series of devastating fires in North County. Friends evacuated their homes as the Santa Ana winds whipped through vulnerable areas. Facebook proliferated with scary photos and breaking news—such as the century-old Harmony Grove spiritualist center burning to the ground, leaving many homeless. Now that things are back to “normal,” some are counting their blessings while others sift through the wreckage and contemplate whether or not to rebuild.

The past few months have been challenging for most of us. You may have sailed right through the extreme planetary happenings and even felt energized by them. But many of us had a rude awakening in one form or another, and may now be starting to realize that certain things in our lives, no matter how worthy, are no longer workable.

With Mars finally direct and the dust beginning to settle, the question becomes:“What do I want next?” If you’ve been resisting the way things are, or feeling upset that something or someone is slipping away from you, it may be a sign that the container you’re in has become too small for you. Like a plant that’s outgrown its pot, choking on its own roots, you’re ready for a transplant. Like me, perhaps you’ve been waiting for something outside of you to change so you won’t have to. I suspect it’s time to accept the truth: We’ve grown, and it’s time to move on and begin again.

You can read the full article here: http://mooncircles.com/new-moon-gemini-moving/

# 6 – Sometimes being “picky” is a good thing…..

You’re picky about the car you drive. You’re picky about what you wear. You’re picky about what you put in your mouth. We want you to be pickier about what you think.—Abraham




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Love, small kindnesses, Freethinkers Festival, free Shift events, and Abraham






# 1 – Ha, I never thought I’d be quoting Gandalf here, but this is a good one…


# 2 – According to astrologer Rob Brezsny….

It’s time for the Freethinkers Festival. To celebrate, feel free to indulge in 
any of the following festive acts: 

1. Declare your independence from anyone who tries to tell you, either 
subliminally or directly, who you are or how you should live your life. 

2. Declare your independence from your past, especially memories that 
oppress your sense of possibility and self-images that inhibit your urge to 

3. Declare your independence from peer pressure, groupthink, and 
conventional wisdom. 

4. Declare your independence from beliefs and theories that hinder your 
ability to perceive the raw and unruly truth about new experiences. 

Any other festive acts you’d like to suggest?


# 3 – And The Shift Network is offering several free interesting sounding events….

First, there’s the event where  NY Times best selling author John Perkins will reveal his vision for creating the connected and sustainable world we all desire through a process he calls Dreamshifting. 

It all begins with a free call on Wednesday, May 21st at 5:30 pm Pacific; sign up for the intro call to “Harnessing the Power of Dreamshifting  – Shamanic Secrets to Transform Your Life and Our World” here. 


Second, renowned mystic and scholar Andrew Harvey will offer a free tele-seminar on Saturday, March 24th  titled: “Living Christ Consciousness: Advanced Teachings & Practices for Embodying Sacred Love in Action.” This complementary tele-class will lead into Andrew’s follow up course, The Christ Path Advanced Intensive, which was one of Shift Network’s most popular events of 2013. Sign up here.

And finally, whether you’re new to the Enneagram, or have known about it for years, applying the information from the experts featured at the Enneagram Global Summit will allow a deeper discovery of your true essential nature, the true nature of relationships and how to have a “bigger and more aligned game” in all areas of your life.  

This event will take place June 3rd thru 5th and during this LIVE online series, 20 of the world’s top experts — including people like Helen Palmer, Russ Hudson and David Daniels — will be sharing powerful insights into how you can apply the Enneagram to transforming your life. You can sign up here.

# 4 – And some words from Abe to end on…

Mining the moment for something that feels good, something to appreciate, something to savor, something to take in, that’s what your moments are about. They’re not about justifying your existence. It’s justified. You exist. It’s not about proving your worthiness. It’s done. You’re worthy. It’s not about achieving success. You never get it done. It’s about “How much can this moment deliver to me?” And some of you like them fast, some of you like them slow. No one’s taking score. You get to choose. The only measurement is between my desire and my allowing. And your emotions tell you everything about that.—Abraham


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Ocean advice, peace, full moon in Scorpio, Tap Into Money, free distance healing, and Abraham




# 1 – Clever……and good advice.


# 2 – Peace vs Power…..or BOTH?! A “little” reminder from Dr. Sue Morter….

Peace or Power (or Both)? 

Are you devoted to Peace in the world?


Are you experiencing it right now? How about all day yesterday? How about inside your thoughts as you contemplated your day to come? Only ever Peace? Mostly?  


Then you forgot your Power. Yes, that power to experience anything you choose, regardless of the external world and its ever-present ability to offer up exactly what you need to strengthen your memory of your magnificence kind of Power!

Just a little reminder. :-)


# 3 – Insight into the current Scorpio full moon and other cosmic happenings. Here’s an excerpt from what  Henry Seltzer at astrograph.com has to say about the energies at play….it seems it’s all about that balancing act between sovereignty and synergy, the individual and the community….

Because Mars is currently already occupying the degree of its May 19th turning point, so that it is standing virtually stock-still in the sky right now, in Libra, and aspecting Venus by opposition and by contra-parallel, and also by mutual reception, we have on our hands a radical re-statement of what it means to be in sole possession of ourselves and of our destiny going forward, versus a life lived in terms of partnership with others. Of course, both of these philosophical positions can be overdone. We all know intuitively that we cannot live out our days in dependence and in complete merger with others, and yet, in some strange way we cannot entirely go it alone, either. Our every act of soul growth must be strictly for ourselves, and by our own inner light, independent of the desires and the claims upon us by the surrounding collective. We must come to our own understanding, in our own way. And yet, that soul growth that we come to must also paradoxically take place in a setting that allows others as well as ourselves to participate in the ultimate scheme of things, living out and expanding upon the world that we have helped to manifest.

Read the full article here: http://www.astrograph.com/horoscopes/configurations/2014/May/14?mc_cid=0a0b242433&mc_eid=a1dde212ad


# 4 – The Tap Into Money Summit is about to start, so here’s your chance to learn from 13 experts in the field of money and business, including Carol Look and Margaret Lynch, about making more, keeping more, AND giving more. The event runs May 19th through June 2nd and you can sign up here.


# 5 – There’s also going to be a free qigong distance healing session on May 17th at 9 pm EDT. It’s simple to participate; you can find out all the details at:



# 6 – And some Abe to end on…..

If there is something that you have to do, resist the temptation to do it under duress. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that would happen if I didn’t do this?” And if you can get away with not doing it at all, don’t do it. And then imagine what would it feel like to have this done. Spend a day or two, if you can, just 15 minutes here, 5 minutes here, 2 minutes here, here and here, imagining it completed in a way that pleases you! And then, the next time you decide that you’re going to take action about it, the action is going to be a whole lot easier.




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Forgiving, moving forward, dog on a bed, magic trail, and Abraham




This is a great article by Tama Kieves, especially for anyone who has had or has a difficult relationship with their mother (I can relate!)…… 

Forgiving Your Mother, Yourself, and Everyone: This is Your Lifetime to Get it Right

This Mother’s Day you have the chance to get it right. 

You have the chance to open up to the one of the most significant relationships of your life. (Or moms, same goes with your kids.) My mom left this planet back in 2011. One of the best things I ever did with my life was work on healing my relationship with her. The struggle to love and forgive is a worthy struggle. It’s heroic. And it will affect every other relationship in your life.  And guess what?  For me, it all came down to loving myself. Go figure.So this is a piece I wrote years ago, while visiting my mother in upstate New York. (I’ve edited it today.) I felt challenged at the time. I wanted to be the perfect daughter. But there’s something about dealing with our families that’s like taking acid. You go on a trip. Things come out of the blue. People grow extra heads. Then you come back and you think– what was that all about?

“Those who see themselves as whole make no demands,” teaches A Course in Miracles. Well, clearly, those who seem themselves as wild animals act accordingly.

Being with my mother, I can’t believe how quickly I am triggered. I am A Course in Miracles teacher, which if you don’t know is all about forgiveness and choosing love. But as I hide away upstairs in the cutesy, cluttered guest bedroom of my mother’s townhouse, I wonder if the material really only works for my students. Because at the moment I’m foaming at the mouth. That can’t be good.  

The truth is I’m tired. I’m weakened. I don’t have it in me to be conscious and centered. So I have to forgive myself. I am trying. I am daring. I am not saying cruel things, even when I caress the knives in my mind. I am trying. I am daring, I remind myself. I know my intentions are 90% pure.

I’ve entered into the lion’s lair. I’m facing it. I’m not hiding out at 2,000 miles away or in a therapist’s office or sitting cross legged, staring at a guru’s toenails. I’m not in downward dog. Hell, I’m in downward spiral. I’m right here in the middle of it all. This pain is not a concept or a story I tell a safe friend. This pain is sitting across the table from me, telling me stories about people I don’t know, judging wildly, freely, not a politically correct cell in her body or an ounce of self-consciousness. And of course, I am rabidly judging her for judging others.

Read the rest of the article at:



# 1 – This seemed to fit nicely with the pick of the day….

The day comes when we decide that it no longer serves us to blame our parents, our family, our boss, our circumstances or anyone or anything else and we decide it’s time to move forward simply because we’re worth it. And that’s the day, despite our circumstances, that we begin to discover just how powerful we really are.

# 2 – On a lighter note…..

Dog Dances On Bed

# 3 – For me, Tama Kieves and her article are a good example of this. I enjoyed it so much because she was being so authentic and not worried about seeming unspiritual or unenlightened….


# 4 – And this is a good one from Abraham to remember…..

If you intend to be of assistance, your eye is not upon the trouble but upon the assistance, and that is quite different. When you are looking for a solution, you are feeling positive emotion— but when you are looking at a problem, you are feeling negative emotion.—Abraham



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Plot twist, great pics, Pavi Mehta on Giftivism, it’s a journey, and you are enough

Sometimes, without planning it, it just turns out to be an all picks day. I hope you enjoy these picks as much as I did finding them for you. :-)




Love it!


And grab your hankies, these pictures are touching, heart-wrenching, inspiring and more….



A video presentation I think the whole world should watch….


Enjoy the journey!


And this is a great one to end on and fits nicely with the previous one….



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Struggle, less thinking, Letting Go e-book, Living In Oneness, and Abraham



# 1 –  An insightful article from Dr. Robert Anthony on struggle….

We are conditioned to believe that life is supposed to be hard. It
was designed to struggle. Struggle means you are courageous
and strong.

Struggle is like taking a cross country trip in your car with the
emergency brake on. You may get there, but you are burned out at
the end, and you missed most of the fun sights on the way.

As it turns out, struggle is highly overrated.

We hear inspirational stories about people who have “struggled
against all odds” to become successful. How often do we hear
positive things about the people who are successful because they
DO NOT struggle?

Struggle is life’s treadmill.

The need to struggle and effort to get what we want is an illusion,
and like all other illusions (or assumptions) by their very nature
they keep us from seeing the truth that’s right before us.

Struggle is trying to rearrange the world so that it aligns with
the way you think it should be. It is the greatest source of
unhappiness in our world today. It happens when you focus on what
you perceive you don’t have, instead of embracing what you do have.

We live in a time of striking contrasts. There is tremendous
prosperity for some and outrageous poverty for others. We have so
much available to us, yet we continue to strive for more and more.

So what’s going on? We must change our paradigm and see abundance
as a mind set. Abundance is waking up to the reality that you are
already the person you yearn to become and that you already have
everything you need in this moment.

The denial or more accurately the resistance to who you really are
is what keeps you struggling. Abundance is about falling in love
with WHOM and WHERE you are. It is focusing on all that you have
and not losing yourself in all that you don’t have. In the end it
is this thought that allows you to create anything you desire.

Today will bring you a new awareness, a lesson or a manifestation
that you are making progress – IF YOU LOOK FOR IT!  No matter how
large or small, make note of it. It will only take a few moments and will AUTOMATICALLY put you in the Flow.


# 2 – And I’ve featured this before, but I really like it and it is from Dr. Anthony and goes so well with his article in Tip # 1.  Supposedly it’s one of his favorite affirmations….

With that affirmation, say to yourself, “The universe is
yielding to me. Good things are lined up for me. All good things
come to me. There is not a reason in the world for me to worry.
When I worry it is nothing more than old patterns of thought that
have nothing to do with my ability to create what I desire. I have
nothing to worry about.  Everything comes to me at the right time
in the right way. I figure it out as I go.  I don’t need to know,
I figure it out as I go”.

# 3 – And this seemed to fit perfectly with # 2….


# 4 – I haven’t checked this out myself yet, but a friend e-mailed me about it and I thought I would pass along the tip…


The Letting Go Ebook, Free

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 07:11 AM PDT

By Leo Babauta

Today marks 41 years of wonderful life that I’ve lived, and as a birthday present to all of you, I’m publishing a free ebook: The One Skill: How Mastering the Art of Letting Go Will Change Your Life.

Last year I started a tradition of giving people gifts on my birthday, to celebrate the fact of being alive, and my gratitude for those in my life — I published the Little Book of Contentment for free a year ago.

This year I continue the tradition with my new ebook on letting go: The One Skill.

It’s about learning the skill of letting go, and how that will help you with every problem in your life. From stress to procrastination to habit change to loss and much more.

It’s an amazing skill, and the better I get at it, the better I am at life, the happier I am.

You can download the book for free here: The One Skill ebook (pdf).

I’ve also exported it as an epub (download) but not tested it yet. And here’s the mobi file for Kindle & other ebook readers (thanksDaniel Pavey!).


#5 – And here’s a free event from Humanity’s Team University to check out….

Living In Oneness Summit

Wednesday, May 7 to Sunday, May 18
Multiple Programs Each Day

If Oneness is Ultimate Reality, let’s
Learn it, Live it & Love it in All Parts of Our Life

Receive a Oneness eBook when you register!

The Living in Oneness Summit  is just around the corner and free of charge. 

It is our destiny to live this way but rather than take the arduous path why not take a shortcut? The problem in taking a shortcut is that different authors and speakers connect with different audiences. There is no single author or wisdom source who speaks to everyone. This is why the Living in Oneness Summit has reached out to over 24 of the most respected authors and wisdom sources we know to be part of the 2014 program. Each brings different wisdom but each is respected as an authority on living in Oneness in one or more parts of our life. Some are well known and others you will be so grateful you are meeting for the first time.

Hear Evolutionary Leaders Neale Donald Walsch, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Bruce Lipton, James O’Dea, Nina Meyerhof, and Barbara Fields, among the 35 inspiring speakers who are part of this year’s program.

See the entire program and list of speakers! 


# 6 – And from Abraham….

Source never wields vengeance or offers punishment, for Source understands you are valuable; you are worthy; you are blessed. Source understands that you never get it done and you cannot get it wrong, and that even when you stand in a place that currently feels wrong, ultimately you will return to what feels right. You can return now to what feels right with an adjustment of your thought process and an adjustment of your vibration and a changing of your point of attraction and a finally letting in of the Well-Being that is flowing to you always.—Abraham



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