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A walk in the clouds

These days I’m living with my head in the clouds–almost literally. I am spending the month of February in Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala, a huge volcano-ringed lake so situation in the Mayan highlands that sometimes the airborne moisture gently clusters … Continue reading

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Dia de los cariños

Here in Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala, where I lived for most of 2007 and where am staying for the month of February 2012, Valentine’s Day is called El Dia de los Cariños–The Day of the Tendernesses, or Caresses, or Love. … Continue reading

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The third HOLY WATERS homemade video fest

January 23, 2012, marked the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Water Dragon. Dragons are auspicious creatures in Chinese culture, symbolizing nobility, royalty and good fortune. They are also associated with water: “In Chinese belief, dragons rule over moving … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Melissa Crabtree

Water Canyon Launch the canoe at Mineral Bottom, northwest of Moab, Utah, in Canyonlands National Park. The Green River runs through Stillwater Canyon on this remarkable flat-water journey. It takes at least six days to paddle to Water Canyon, which … Continue reading

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Overcome obstacles with the gentleness of water

A reprint of a popular post.  Nothing in the world is more gentle than water, yet nothing is stronger. Water nurtures life, yet cuts through solid rock. Overcome obstacles with the strength of gentleness. ~ The Book of Tao, 78 I’m lying down in my Ashtanga … Continue reading

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Waging peace

  For the past 24 hours, I have been making a fierce prayer. This is what I’ve been saying over and over again in my heart: May the nonviolent, peaceful components of the worldwide social-change movements continue to strengthen and grow. … Continue reading

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Your most holy tears

It seems like media has been making me cry a lot lately. And this, my friends, is good news. This morning I posted on Facebook several news stories about the middle-of-the-night, media-blacked-out bulldozer-and-police raid on the Occupy Wall Street protest “city” at Zuccotti Park. … Continue reading

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Open heart, insert Upsparkles

So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it. ~ J. Krishnamurti I … Continue reading

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The spiritual warriorship of Occupy Wall Street

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I believe revolutions, when carried out in a particular spirit, can be a numinous act. An act of consciousness and of conscience. An act of sacred warriorship. I believe that what we are now witnessing, participating in, hoping and praying … Continue reading

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A call for worldwide water ceremony July 25 from Dr. Masaru Emoto

Dr. Masaru Emoto, the Japanese “Messenger of Water,” is inviting worldwide participation in a water ceremony planned for July 25, the Day Out of Time in the Mayan calendar. Here is his call. The Ceremony of Sending Love and Gratitude … Continue reading

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