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This!

This Thanksgiving Day, take time to be grateful for your rough edges and to thank them. As human beings, we tend to want all of our edges to be smooth. Yet it’s the rough edges that most often have been our teachers. “This!” Love flows backward through the years, winding into the eddies and crevices […]

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How Do You Come Out of the Darkness?

It is the time of year when darkness is the prevailing theme, both outside and inside. During a recent Question and Answer session, one person asked Laurie for advice on addressing the darkness she is experiencing inside. The audio recording of this discussion is on Laurie’s YouTube channel. Click here to listen. Question: How do you come […]

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How Do You Activate Joy?

“As you sit and listen to the beat of your heart, what it says is, “Joy… joy… joy… joy.” As your blood flows, it whispers, “Joy… joy… joy.” It’s the pleasure that the Divine has in expressing Itself through the human. And the joy that is uniquely yours is the pleasure of the Divine in […]

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Our Precious Human Body

“Allow ourselves to imagine what it would be like if we lived in our bodies, and in our stories, and allowed ourselves just to fall into the Grace of it.” Click the white “Play” button below to listen to the complete meditation. This audio blog post is a recording from a discussion at Waking Dreams Retreat […]

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As the sun sets behind a bay, two empty chairs sit facing each other, awaiting the deep wisdom that arises.

What Is Deep Wisdom Listening?

There is a deep wisdom within you. What stops you from knowing it? This deep wisdom is your birthright. It is there by definition. What clouds your human senses then and prevents them from accessing this wisdom or even being aware that it exists? Every human being is “born awake.” Born knowing his or her […]

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Choosing Tenderness

“What is it to be tender in our actions with one another and with ourselves? To know that it is a choice, and that in the choosing the feeling appears?” Click the white “Play” button below to listen to the complete meditation. This audio blog post is a recording from a discussion at Waking Dreams Retreat […]

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You Are Sacred Space

“This is what it is to be human. To be living in these bodies for a short time. To be creating stories that have so many twists and turns, so many colors. These bodies are temporary; these stories come and go. And yet the True Self always was and always will be. What is it, then, […]

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Understanding Who We Are

“How do we begin to experience and to understand who we truly are? There are lot of people that will tell you that you need to do x, y, and z. Practice harder, whatever your spiritual practice is. Read better books; associate with more enlightened people. I’m not going to tell you that. What I’m […]

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What Is At the Root of Our Human Stories?

Whatever the subject matter, the voice in your head can talk on and on. Some of this inner dialogue is important. But a lot of it isn’t. Important or not, your brain chatter helps create your story and your story helps create what you perceive as your reality. So where does the brain get its […]

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