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The Intuitive Way

Intuition is a system. It is a thoughtful, scientific, binding, bountiful, beautiful and disciplined system. Psychic sensitivity exposes you to any and all psychic information available, at any given time. The intuitive individual calmly selects the psychic energy that makes sense, and rejects the remainder. While psychic sensitivity can lead to amazing insight and revelations,…

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Anatomy of a Block: The Stronghold

Essentially, a block keeps us from living as our authentic self. Usually blocks are composed of strongholds, mental or emotional programs that keep us stuck in a pattern that isn’t good for us. There are two basic types of strongholds. A mental stronghold is made of two or more beliefs that join together but never come apart.…

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Your Soul

Like your spirit, your soul carries the torch of your spiritual purpose. But it also holds your dysfunctional issues, all of which emanate from negative and inaccurate beliefs. To heal your soul—and your life and the world—it is important to understand the structure and flight of your soul. There is more to your story than…

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Do You Believe in Ghosts?

The Hobo Ghosts Almost everyone asks me if I believe in ghosts. I do. I have been seeing and hearing them since I was a small girl. My first experience with ghosts occurred when I was five years old. I awoke one evening because of a loud crash in the kitchen. Startled, I began to…

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The Unseen World – of Energy

We like to imagine what our life would be like, “if only.” If only we had a lot of money. If only we were thin, more successful, or had a better car. Have you noticed how you felt when you actually obtained one of your “if only” goals? You were still dissatisfied, weren’t you? After…

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The Sacredness of Scripture

One of the little known facts about my background is that I attended a seminary to work toward a master’s degree in divinity. I loved the year-and-a-half of intense study. I felt whole when immersed in history, theology, and questions about the Christ and the Universe. One might suppose that this intense indulgence answered my…

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The Search for a Guru

In my field, one of the more commonplace concepts is that of the guru. A guru is a guide or teacher. We usually associate gurus with spiritual or religious sects, although a guru can also present intellectual ideas or understandings. Usually, however, a guru is the master of a defined spiritual path who shows the…

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The Search for a Guru

Essential Energy Column, July 2009 In my field, one of the more commonplace concepts is that of the guru. A guru is a guide or teacher. We usually associate gurus with spiritual or religious sects, although a guru can also present intellectual ideas or understandings. Usually, however, a guru is the master of a defined…

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Misery Needs a Rule

When perusing a book last month by Dr. Henry Cloud, a Christian psychotherapist, I was struck by the following phrase. “Misery Needs a Rule.” I had been conveniently ignoring much of the book, which outlined all the cheery ways to create success. Frankly, I was rankled. I wasn’t in the mood to be all that…

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The Dog That Bites

My son Gabe’s dog is a pacifist. He has to be. If he so much as snaps at the hand that feeds him—mine—he’d not only be minus a tail, but also all dining rights for the next few years. It’s not like I actually like hosting a zoo of five animals, but it serves a…

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Grace in the “Big Bad World”

The other day, I was puzzled, having to choose between two very important tasks. Should I help my son with a report on civil rights that wasn’t due for a week, or work on this column? The report would require Internet research, the column only a clear brain, on my part. As insignificant as the…

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When It’s Cold—Outside or Inside

Winter in Minnesota is offensive enough. February throws me over the edge. Can you imagine living in a state where, nine months of the year, a woman’s idea of “dressing up” is to choose between grey and black wool pants and sweaters? Honestly, I have these great clothes. Long green silk gown, short red strapless…

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Resolutions and the Power of the Law

A few days ago, my son Gabriel was brainstorming ways to make money. Apparently he didn’t think he would receive enough for Christmas—not an amount adequate to purchase that mighty amazing electric guitar, anyway. And so, he was establishing various tasks by which he could fleece mother of as much money as possible. How about…

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The Mirror of the New Economy

Imagine that you are handed a mirror. A voice speaks, telling you to look into the shiny surface and there, you will see your future. You are excited, if a bit puzzled. How can a mirror show you what is to come? What might be? What will be? Nonetheless, you follow directions and gaze into…

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The Music of Life

A few days ago, my precocious nine year-old looked at me and said, “Mom, without music the world would be a really sad place.” This comment needs to be taken in context, before expanded upon. This nine-year old is a total throwback to my generation, the classic rock and roll, beat the drums, hold your…

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