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What To Do About Violence?

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in All-One, Fear of Fear Itself, Holy Spirit Says | 0 comments

What To Do About Violence?

“ANOTHER violent attack, this time in Manchester!??!!!” I hope the person sitting across from me devouring his breakfast croissant couldn’t hear my barely disguised “WTF Holy Spirit!!???!!!!” as I read the news on my phone.  I was glad I had time to sit there and take it in.  I had the time for the shock, the horror, the disbelief and the never-ending “WHY????!!!” to surface one after another until I felt like I was going to throw up.  I asked 20 versions of “What can we DO about this terrible...

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I Am No Fool (& neither are YOU)

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in All-One, Blogging As My Spiritual Practice, Self Love | 6 comments

I Am No Fool (& neither are YOU)

It is April Fools Day and I want to declare in front of God and everybody that I am Eva and I am a FOOL for LOVE! (“Hi Eva!!” I hear my AA friends murmuring from the audience). I have not posted here for many months, which of course does not mean I haven’t been writing, extending love to my thoughts, life, schedule, and strengthening my own health. I was reminded via Facebook’s “On This Day” that today marks my third Bloggaversary of Twelvemonth of Self Love. I read my one-year Bloggaversary post and am reminded what a big deal it was for me...

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G’Day Gratitude

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in All-One, Blogging As My Spiritual Practice, Holy Spirit Abroad | 4 comments

G’Day Gratitude

Hello my friends.  It has been a few weeks since I last connected with you and I have missed you.  I miss sitting still and listening to my heart as I share.  There is something quite precious about writing from the heart knowing that there are those who could be listening…………..perhaps even my own self. I have recently returned from a rather lovely trip to Australia. Those of you who know me know this is more a returning home than a vacation. My husband is Australian and both of our daughters were born in Australia. We...

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Tears To You

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in All-One, Poetry, Veil Sale | 2 comments

Tears To You

It seems we all have bits of kryptonite embedded within ourselves that undo us, or one close to us in order that love may flow freely.  Usually it is something we don’t like or appreciate about ourselves.  My kryptonite is tears.  Tears are how I release powerful feeling whether it is delight, anger, panic or appreciation of beauty.  I eventually came to see my tears as Holy Spirit speaking to me or at the very least trying to get my attention. One day, not very long ago, tears were bubbling and over flowing with no obvious reason.  I...

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Trumped or Clintoned?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in All-One, Politics As (un) Usual | 6 comments

Trumped or Clintoned?

Let’s forget the fact that being trumped leaves me feeling overpowered and being clintoned sounds like I’ve been gutted.  Am I the only one who thinks our election year has turned into some kind of weird reality show titled “The Emperor Has No Sense”?  Just like the favorite children’s story from Hans Christian Andersen, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” our Emperor candidates are letting it all hang out and just daring us to vote without stating the obvious:  Um……but……THE...

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“A Bowl of Cherries” or Just the Pits?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in All-One, Practices | 6 comments

“A Bowl of Cherries” or Just the Pits?

Is your (average daily) life just a bowl of cherries?  Or is it more like just the pits?  You are only as rich as your daily life.  You are only as successful as your daily life.  You are only as happy as your daily life.  Do you seek mountain-top experiences?  Then you must learn how to reach the mountain top within and then the whole of your daily like is a mountain top experience. Yesterday my daughter asked me what I was looking forward to most on our upcoming visit to Australia next month (going for a family wedding).  I had to pause....

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#thursdaysoff

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in All-One, I Can Be (Am) Healthy, Practices | 4 comments

#thursdaysoff

At the beginning of this year (geez!  how can that be six months ago already??) I decided (and my weary Father-of-the-Bride husband agreed) that we needed more spaciousness in our lives and schedule this year after what we now refer to it as “The Wedding Year”.  We sought to vet our calendars (& rearrange when necessary) and if possible not schedule so many big things in a row. That is to say, notice that if three weekends were filled up the fourth would be emptied immediately.  This desire for spaciousness led us to gather...

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The Referendum

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Politics As (un) Usual | 2 comments

The Referendum

I am amazed at just how much I am feeling the result of the Referendum in the UK on whether to remain in the EU or not.  I feel like I was the subject of the Referendum: yes/no, stay/go, be happy/be devastated.  We knew the likely outcome when we went to bed last night and woke up this morning well into a day that was described many English friends as “a black day for Britain”.  I feel connected to them all both by our friendships and the feelings of dismay, the X-factor that is the messiness of withdrawal, and the sense that the...

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Living Guidance

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in All-One, Holy Spirit Says | 0 comments

Living Guidance

This year my husband and I made a vow to invite spaciousness into our days and weeks (minding our schedule, daily meditation, listening to our own desires).  Last year was so full, so very intense that we all but crawled into 2016.  We declared January is for napping.  As we moved back into our busy days and weeks I began to feel concern that we were going down the road of busy and exhaustion once more so I sought guidance from Holy Spirit. Me:  I am feeling apprehensive in betting busy again.  How will the busyness feel and how will we...

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Five Ways to Use Facebook as Spiritual Practice

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in All-One, Extending love to my thoughts, Practices, Technology & Other Love Stories | 0 comments

Five Ways to Use Facebook as Spiritual Practice

If spiritual practice is our intentional awareness and focus on connecting to God, our hearts and our brothers then let’s link it to something we already do every day:  Facebook!  Recently I have heard several stories of folks who stepped away from Facebook because of some of the things that were said or posted. I would like to offer an alternative solution.  Firstly, if your gut says “No more Facebook!” then listen, you very likely need some up close and personal time with your own heart.  On the other hand if you are...

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