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The Great Awakening 

An enduring myth teaches that we should not awaken a sleepwalker. It was thought that the shock of a sudden awakening might cause a heart attack, or that the disoriented sleeper might strike out and cause injury. When we consider that the sleepwalker is dreaming, is experiencing an artificial environment and events, we can understand that it would be startling to be thrust into waking life. Rather, we should gently guide the sleepwalker back to bed, allowing for a gradual, more natural awakening.

There is a…

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The Battle Over Abortion Part 2: The Crack in the Cosmic Egg 

Part 2 of our article on The Battle Over Abortion, The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, explores the metaphysical causes underlying the turmoil in our world today. 

Joseph Chilton Pearce wrote The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, first published in 1971 with a new version released in 2002. 

The basic idea of the book is: “The sum total of our notions of what the world is—and what we perceive its full potential to be—form a shell of rational thought in which we reside. This logical universe creates a vicious circle of…

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The Battle Over Abortion: Part 1 The Preexistence of the Soul 

We present Part 1 of our article on The Battle Over Abortion, The Preexistence of the Soul, which provides the background and global view of our current thinking. Part 2: The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, explores the metaphysical causes underlying the turmoil in our world today. It will be available in the near future. 

Why does the issue of abortion rights cause such a heated debate? We begin by discussing the spiritual implications of terminating a pregnancy, and why our right to do so causes such…

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Sand Mandalas and Kaleidescopes 

One of the most challenging aspects of the human journey is letting go of moments and experiences as we pass through them. Some part of our human nature, perhaps caused by a lack of spiritual understanding, causes us to hang on. We hold tight to the beauty of a sunset. We grieve deeply over the death of a loved one. 

Yet nothing lasts forever. Even in our quest to find our life partners, we must be mindful of the traditional marriage vows of “’til death do we part.” Our children grow up, becoming amazing…

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Adventures of a Reluctant Student 

(Thoughts based on Illusions II by Richard Bach) 

“If we agree that the world is not what it seems, then we have an important question: What shall we do about it?” 

One of the descriptions for the Unity movement is Practical Christianity. Many of us, myself included, are pretty comfortable exploring the realm of theory. We find explanations that help us to make sense of the confusions of the world, and discover reasons for humanity’s endless struggles. But is this enough? Is it enough to gain wisdom of…

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Be the Change 

In 1998, Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Ghandi, introduced the Season for Nonviolence. These 64 days, observed each year, begin on January 30 and end on April 7—commemorating the assassinations of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. In California especially, the life work of Cesar Chavez is also honored. The Association for Global New Thought, and many New Thought churches, dedicate this season to promoting peace. 

You may have seen the quote "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Though it is…

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Self-Care in Times Like These 

It’s been nearly a year since the pandemic started necessitating changes in our everyday lives. Even if we think we’ve grown used to the restrictions and isolation, we need to be aware that we’ve lived under an ongoing shadow of fear. Add to this the increasing civil unrest and violence, and you have a population that is struggling with great stress on a daily basis. 

This stress shows up in our lives in many ways. We may have troubling dreams that interrupt our restful sleep. We may have short tempers. We…

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The Storm Before the Calm 

We are living in remarkable times--times in which humanity is discovering the Truth about itself, and about the world. Times that are occurring because millennia of historic events have set the stage for our awakening. The biggest mistake we can make is to be too shortsighted in our attempt to interpret current situations. 

It’s easy to give in to our emotional response to the threat of violence when crowds stormed the Capitol on January 6. Yet, our feelings of fear, shock and anger do not lead us into the…

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Lessons from the Rose Garden 

For a few years now our rose garden bed has been ravaged by a deer in the summertime. No matter how much we talked to it, that it could eat anything except the roses or the succulents on the patio, the deer kept coming back. The plants had ravishing blooms in the springtime, but soon became stubs with no flowers and few leaves. 

This spring, as a gift to me, my husband Michael cleaned up the rose bed, weeded it, added soil and mulch, and put up post with two wires for an electric fence. This was especially…

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How to Respond? 

With all of the tumultuous events we are exposed to in our daily media, do you find it difficult to refrain from reacting to each seeming threat or injustice? When we remember that what we focus on grows, we learn to choose our responses, breathing through any initial feelings of shock or dismay, and allowing our higher understanding to guide us. 

Choosing to focus on peace is an intentional response to current events. We remember that what the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a…

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