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Healing the Judgmental God Within

Healing the Judgmental God Within

Whether it’s a Judeo-Christian form of the Divine or some other perception of “God,” many of us struggle with feeling that we don’t live up to Divine expectations of us. It’s time to change that perception. I have seen it in myself and many oth…
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Winter Solstice and the Divine Light

Winter Solstice and the Divine Light

The winter solstice is near – a time when the sun is “reborn”, so to speak. We reach the shortest day of the year, and from that point on, the daylight lengthens and intensifies. This is the season of the rebirth of the Divine Light. It’s n…
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Fall – A Time of Reflection

Fall – A Time of Reflection

It’s early November, and we’re right in the middle of the fall season; the time of depth, release, and going within. We know that the leaves are falling and it’s a time of letting go – but it’s also the perfect season for reflection. Fall brings up memories. We even...

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From Soul-Suffering to Soul-Satisfying

From Soul-Suffering to Soul-Satisfying

I think this post will be a bit meandering and not perfectly composed, but my spirit has something to say, so I’m sayin’ it. There’s a lot of soul-suffering and it’s time to shift to soul-satisfying. It’s World Mental Health Day…
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Presence, Resilience, and the South Gate Meadow

Presence, Resilience, and the South Gate Meadow

A challenging hike (for me, that day!) to a pristine alpine meadow teaches me the power of presence, trust, and reveals my inner resilience. The whole day was in front of us, and we decided to take a hike that I hadn’t been on in over 20 years. I barely even...

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The Saint Syndrome

The Saint Syndrome

Excerpted from  the chapter “Perfectionism” in Rev. Connie’s Book, Awakening from Anxiety: A Spiritual Guide to Living a More Calm, Confident, and Courageous Life One of the attractive qualities of the spiritual pa…
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