Beauty in Chaos

Beauty in Chaos

I could never get into the styles of yoga that use specific poses in a specific order with specific rules about what goes and what doesn’t. I guess the idea of specific anything never appealed to me because so far, I haven’t found life to be very precise or...

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Return to Innocence

Return to Innocence

Last week during class I “threatened” to make a playlist of boyband songs and create a silly sequence so we can all forget for a moment to be so damn grown up. Because sometimes — and very often these days — grownups don’t display much more maturity than bratty two...

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Come Out of Hiding

Come Out of Hiding

My practice yesterday and the classes I taught focused on the spine (side bends, twists and backbends) and the intention was to come out of hiding. This was not an invitation to shout to the world what our opinions are and impose on others our version of right and...

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If you want to be happy, be!

If you want to be happy, be!

Can you be happy for 100 days in a row? This challenge has been the latest buzz on social media, inviting people to notice (and share) their daily moments of happiness. Most people who joined the project failed to complete it, saying they didn't have time for it. This...

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ACIM Notes — Projection Makes Perception

ACIM Notes — Projection Makes Perception

Projection Makes Perception The belief that by seeing it outside you have excluded it from within is a complete distortion of the power of extension. (T-7.VIII.3) God knows only how to extend himself. (Please don't get hung up on the word "himself." Words only point...

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ACIM Notes — There is no Death

Death is the thought that you are separate from your Creator. (W-167) What seems to be the opposite of life is merely sleeping. (W-167) What happens when I die? Before considering anything else, ask yourself this: Who do you think you are? Who is the I that supposedly...

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ACIM Notes — From a Nightmare to a Happy Dream

There is no life outside of Heaven. (T-23.II.19:1) The Course teaches that what we see as our reality is nothing but a dream. There is no life outside of Heaven means exactly that. Remember that Heaven is not a time or place but a state in which you were created as an...

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ACIM Notes — What God did not Create does not Exist

What God did not create does not exist. (W-14.1) The world is full of suffering. Even for those who can say that their lives have been pretty smooth and trauma-free so far, there is still at least a slight sense of unease that permeates our human existence. The fact...

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ACIM Notes — I see only the Past

I see only the past. (A Course in Miracles, Lesson 7) How many of our present moments do we actually spend in the present? Most of our now moments are colored by our memories of the past. We're seeing what is not here because the past is not here. When we mentally...

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ACIM Notes — I don’t know what anything is for

A Course in Miracles study group notes, May 10, 2013 I don't know what anything is for. From Lesson 25: "You perceive the world and everything in it as meaningful in terms of ego goals. These goals have nothing to do with your own best interests, because the ego is...

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