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Wise Wednesday

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Wise Wednesday

Wise Wednesday

A Poem

Phil’s Delicatessen

The aroma of pickles,

smoked fish, coffee, fresh bread

and salami filled me with

peace and anticipation.

I reached up

held my father’s hand

inhaled.

I was where I belonged.

We went to Phil’s

on South Street

every Sunday morning

for lox and bagles

Then to Danziger’s

for bobbca and sweet roles.

Mom had the onions and

tomatoes sliced and waiting.

My two younger brothers

came to the kitchen and sat

when they heard me and dad come in.

Phil was a Holocaust survivor.

He had a number tattooed on his arm.

I think of Phil, his deli and how I felt

then, now as I read Trump wants to

designate Jews, not as a religion,

but as a race, like the Nazis did.

Trump says to fight anti-semitism.

But perhaps it’s also the first

step in the round-up and extermination.

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Mindful Monday

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

Dreams

The world in dreams seems quite real. Yet it’s clearly not the world I saw when I was awake. I don’t find the differences between what I saw sleeping and waking disturbing. I know the waking world is blotted out by dreaming. Yet, on waking, it’s the dreaming world that’s blotted out, not the waking. I never doubt that the waking world will be there when I arise.

Dreams are chaotic because they’re governed by my conflicting wishes. Dreams show me I have the power to make a world and while I’m in that world, I believe it’s real. It’s a world clearly in my mind that seems to be outside.

What if my sleeping and waking worlds are different forms of the same energy? What if by appreciating this, I can let go of the chaos and allow the dream of being a man dreaming he’s a spiritual being, shift to a spiritual being dreaming it’s a man?

Discover more about mindfulness as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

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Friday Funnies

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Friday Funnies

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Wise Wednesday

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Wise Wednesday

Wise Wednesday

Accepting What Is

Byron Katie says, “When you argue with reality you lose, but only 100% of the time.”

Carl Jung agrees, “We can’t change anything ’till we accept it.”

Surrender isn’t a negative concept, it’s simply accepting the present moment unconditionally. It’s letting go of resistance to what is. If we are in denial (that river in Egypt) we can’t move past what we’re denying. Besides, there’s usually a deeper meaning/purpose involved. Look for it! Spirit Tech can help.

Discover more about mindfulness as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

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Mindful Monday

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

Advent

In the Christian tradition this is the season of Advent; of preparing hearts and minds for the birth of something new with a joyful expectancy.

In contemporary American culture, we want to skip preparation and cut to the chase.

Skipping over preparing and actually feeling worthy of the newness we seek is, perhaps why the holiday often seems so blah and anti-climactic. 

Preparing means feeling the inner transformation happen before the outward manifestation. The joyful expectancy is not worrying how it’s going to show up, but allowing intuition to guide. 

From this place, we don’t seek nor wait, we simply cultivate the spirit with calm anticipation. Spirit Tech can help.

Discover more about mindfulness as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

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Friday Funnies

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies

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Wise Wednesday

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Wise Wednesday

The Gift

We each have a gift to give. If we don’t give that gift, no one else can, so it is lost forever.

We give our gift because when we do, we are living the life we were meant to live, not because of what we might receive in return. Spirit Tech helps both ID our gifts and share them.

Discover more about wisdom as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

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Mindful Monday

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Mindful Monday

Binary Thinking & Regret

As soon as I set up a binary, either/or situation and have to choose, regret is inevitable. And with regret, anxiety, doubt and fear. Doubt and anxiety about making the right choice and fear of making a mistake. This regret, doubt, anxiety and fear are usually below consciousness. So, too often, I go around under a cloud of unease, not really knowing why.

Clarity, certainty and gratitude reduce and for awhile, eliminate the cloud of unease. When I’m whizzing along the right path, I’m happy and grateful and fully present. That’s why I value clarity and certainty. But I’ve got to be careful of certainty. Sometimes it conflicts with clarity. I can get stuck in certainty and be blind to what’s really happening.

Often I feel like if I could just stop thinking, everything would be fine. But it isn’t thinking per se, that’s the problem, it’s the kind of thinking, binary either/or thinking is the problem. The alternative is both/and thinking, inclusive, punishment-free thinking. Like Mr. Spock on Star Trek. Unfortunately, both/and thinking is rare. Our habitual pattern is either/or – black or white, male or female, Democrat or Republican. That’s what we get on the ‘news’, are taught in school – who’s #, what’s your favorite ice cream, winning is everything.

Either/or thinking has to be consciously confronted. It’s a deeply ingrained habit. But it can be done. Spirt Tech can help. The reward is less regret, anxiety, doubt and fear. Next time you’re uneasy, don’t fall back on your habitual choices, try both/and, more inclusive, compassionate, non-punitive thinking. In spite of everything, both Republicans and Democrats are Americans.

Discover more about mindfulness as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

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Wise Wednesday

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Wise Wednesday

Wise Wednesday

Something More, Something Greater

Is there an aspect of ourselves that is eternal, infinite? Is that what the soul is? Is intuition a connection of our finite selves with that infinite aspect? 

Since the infinite can’t come from the finite, that’s probably true.

Writing about this, Dr. Michelle Medrano tells a story. “When my son was two, I asked him, ‘Where were you before you came to be with me and Daddy?’ He answered in his little two year old voice, ‘Oh, Mommy, I tried to come to be with you two times, but I couldn’t get here!’ I had indeed had two previous pregnancies that did not come to term.”

Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, let’s give thanks for our infinite reality as spirit in addition to all our finite blessings. To do this constantly, with all that transpires, especially politics, will bring a world that works for everyone and everything. Spirit Tech can help.

Discover more about wisdom as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

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Friday Funnies

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Friday Funnies

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'Umm, well, thank you Mr. Snuggles for that unorthodox report on 'To kill a mockingbird'.'

‘Umm, well, thank you Mr. Snuggles for that unorthodox report on ‘To kill a mockingbird’.’

Wise Wednesday

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Wise Wednesday

Wise Wednesday

Commitment & Risk

The moment one definitely commits oneself, the the universe moves too. All sorts of things occur to help that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events flows from the decision which no one could have dreamed would have come to pass.

Haven’t you experienced this? This is the metaphysical guarantee. Spirit Tech can help.

Discover more about wisdom as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

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Mindful Monday

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

The Ego Paradox – You Can’t Get There From Here

The Course in Miracles says experience here is an illusion created by the ego.

But, when I’m in pain, suffering or dissatisfied, the ego seems unable to deal with its creation and help.

Only letting ego go, giving whatever it is over, pausing, breathing into it, releasing all thought, wanting to see not just that particular thing differently, but all things differently – without the ego, being grateful for my reality as Spirit and freedom from all that binds me to the past, and knowing there is only one power – Spirit, not two powers – ego and spirit, and knowing I’m never upset for the reason I think, enables the shift to grace and spaciousness.

Fear and faith are not so different. Fear accepts that which we don’t want to experience; faith accepts what we do want to experience. They’re two sides of one coin, two ways of using one power. It’s not denying the reality of external experience, but rather affirming the reality of the inner experience that creates the external. Spirit Tech helps do that.

Discover more about mindfulness as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

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Friday Funnies

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies

'Has anyone ever told you, you have the face that could launch a thousand ships?'

‘Has anyone ever told you, you have the face that could launch a thousand ships?’

Wise Wednesday

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Wise Wednesday

Wise Wednesday

Forest for the Trees

We have a tendency to fragment, then be concerned with the little part of the whole, missing the whole. Think of Psychology, Economics, Politics, History, etc. And we wonder where Humanity went. I think Dickens has Scrooge say, “Humanity should have been my study….” Indeed.

Humanity is a mystery. We keep coming up with reasons and explanations, but really, think about it, what do we know? Mass murderers and Trump supporters remain fundamentally unexplained even to themselves.

To obtain the peace of understanding, which is what all our study is for, we have to give up reasoning and fragmentation and accept that we can’t know that way and try another way. 

By going within, centering and letting go of how we think things are and should be, we can be guided and know what to think, feel and do. Not necessarily what everyone should do, but our part – what we are to think, feel and do. Think about it. 

What else can be done? We keep trying the traditional, rational, fragmented way and we have what we have. A good definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Spirit Tech can help overcome this form of insanity.

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Mindful Monday

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

Veterans Day

“Thank you for your service” is not enough!

Vote! Vote for our highest ideals and a world and planet that works for everyone and everything.

Live! Live with gratitude, compassion and respect for everyone.

That’s how to say, “Thank you for your service” and mean it!

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