We all look forward to vacations. I find that detaching myself from the web of obligations and daily routines is a fight to the finish! So many details… How did life get so complicated? Of course, packing is part of the fun. Inevitably there will be forgotten items, items confiscated at check-in due to danger to self and others, clothing that fit last summer, but now not so sure. There’s no time for a parade on the runway to see which garments qualify for the current body
The first day of school in Kindergarten, I was amazed that there were that many kids in the world that were my age! Yes, I saw a few in the playground, but the sea of little heads bobbing around the classroom was news to me. There was a boy in overalls to my left who kept darting for the exit. He was patiently guided back to his seat several times. I think he knew that his soul was about to be indentured for the next umpteen years. I mused and didn’t quite get it. Soon I
If you want to predict how successful a person will be in life, unscrew the top of their head and pull out their self-concept. What we think about ourselves can be the platform that launches us, or the ceiling that limits us. Some of us have been taught that self-criticism is the way to eliminate our flaws. We cherry pick those traits that are deemed negative and focus on them. If we do this without compassion and forgiveness, we create a biased view that becomes a limitat
If our bodies were our children, the Division of Youth and Family Services would be very busy! The neglect and abuse we visit on our poor selves is well documented in medical circles. Make no mistake, “The body remembers what the mind forgets!” Western medicine follows the parade of our poor decisions with various remedies designed to curtail the symptoms of excess and ignorance. The causes of our suffering remain ours to diagnose unless we pursue alternatives which head o
Taking care of others is a sacred way to affirm Oneness. We humans pass through a variety of stages, the early ones identifying ourselves as the center of the Universe. This “egocentric view” is primitive, but most of us stay stuck in it over the course of our lifetimes. It is reflected in the ancient belief that the Earth is the center of the Universe. We grew out of that belief, just as we grew out of the belief that the Earth is flat. We haven’t been as developed in mov
Rosanne posts her teachings and observations in this part of Essential Spirit. Enjoy her wisdom and learn from her years of study and practice.