Experiencing Oneness

The experience of oneness may present itself in dramatic or subtle ways.  How often do we yearn for a dramatic, even sensational experience of oneness?  Where we clearly feel a part of all and anything is possible.  We sense or see the connection with another, with nature or with a situation without the awareness of […]

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Experiencing the Drama, Pain and Value of Fire

Mother earth is scorched as a human caused forest fire ravages Oak Creek canyon near Sedona, AZ this May 2014.  Each person living in the vicinity reflects on what is of most value they wish to take with them if evacuated.  Experts suggest the 4 P’s; persons, pets, prescriptions and papers.  I also include my […]

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The Beauty That Binds

Our backyard was bound on three sides by stucco walls, grape stake slates and woven bamboo.  Besides providing privacy, this boundary kept out wandering animals such as javelina that make a quick meal out of gardens and some shrubs. Our neighbors graciously offered to remove the rotting bamboo and replace it with grape stake fencing. […]

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Freedom from Several Perspectives

The fifth Act of Grace, or said another way, the fifth Result of Grace in our lives is freedom. Let us explore freedom from several perspectives. Freedom at a physical level could imply we have freedom of movement. We can choose where to be and how to get there. We can express ourselves with our […]

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Live Within the Higher Order of Grace

How can we welcome more Grace in our lives? By Grace, I mean an organizational force of a higher order. We can invoke, open and be receptive to that higher order. Residing in the order of Grace means the absence of suffering and angst as a life constant. Suffering and pain can be occasionaly present, […]

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Mini-reflection

This has been a year with multiple experiences of pure love which is one of the results of residing in the higher order of Grace.  2013 has been a year of endings, milestones and beginnings. My dear friend and business partner passed as the result of pancreatic cancer.  Marlene was a constant source of love […]

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The Joy of Living Seventy-Plus Years

At an earlier time, I concluded the fifties and sixties were most likely the most productive years of one’s life.  I am having to reconsider that conclusion.  Perhaps in the seventies and eighties, the family and work distractions are minimized and that promotes focus and clarity to create and implement new ideas and projects.  Perhaps […]

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Arizona Monsoons

Monsoons – the time of summer when all desert beings are nourished.  The moisture comes in the form of mists to downpours, a metaphoric illustration of how Grace is present for us all . When I first visited Arizona, I would see signs “Do not cross when flooded.”  That seemed humorous when I could still […]

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Abundance Abounds

Clients gifted me a gift card for Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona. I parlayed that into one nights stay in an upgraded room. Ken and I enjoyed the award-winning spa, watched the sunset reflecting off the canyon walls, and shared an early morning hike out the back gate with friends into this most sacred canyon […]

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The Floodgates of Grace Opened

My Ken and dad, grandpa and great grandpa has turned eighty. Twenty-five of us gathered for four days in Flagstaff, AZ to celebrate. Would you believe there was a home for rent that could accommodate all of us? The Choose Grace book had arrived and each family now has a book as evidenced in the […]

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