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An interview with Dr Amit Goswami

Dr Amit Goswami, a quantum physicist, discusses spiritual searching, consciousness, ego, free will… The whole shebang.

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Leaving 2012

It’s New Year’s Eve 2012. I’m in jeans and a wool sweater, not in my high heels and sparkly top. My plans for a productive day and a party for one have been sidetracked. I feel lazy and low-key. And thoughtful. My neighbors are not being low-key; they’ve been shooting fireworks sporadically all evening. I […]

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On miracles and mothers

A miracle is an authentic switch from fear to love. When we speak from the ego, we will call up the ego in others. When we speak from Holy Spirit, we will call up their love. In 1967, my whole family fell apart. Mommy, Daddy, baby sister and I all ended up at separate addresses. […]

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Getting my beliefs challenged II

I am going down yet another rabbit hole. It diverges from the one I was falling down about a year and a half ago. At least somewhat. All roads lead to Rome, but not all are main highways and will get you to your final destination; they do move you forward, though. My new rabbit […]

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A week later

Yesterday all flags were flown at half-mast in Norway, in honor of all those who lost their lives Friday July 22 2011. I offer my own condolences to all those who have lost loved ones, and to Norway itself. It’s been an intense week. I have learned that those of us who actually turned off […]

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I love you. Thank you.

Some time last month, I was listening to a new spiritual podcast, and the speaker said that we can all heal ourselves and each other by stating, “I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.” Apparently, this series of four short statements healed all the patients of a psychiatric facility, simply by being […]

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The next half

New Year’s Eve. The day when people are either scrambling to get food and champagne for the evening’s festivities or are contemplating what resolutions to make for the coming year – or both. For me, 2011 is the start of the next half century of my life. I was 50 in December. It was actually […]

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Wordless Wednesday – A Moment of Zen

Wordless Wednesday

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I want you to know them

It is perfect weather out today. After two days of a hard north wind, the air is calm, but the sky is still clear, and the sun still warms. It is the perfect walking weather. And because it is 2010, I walked to my grandparents’ grave. The Norwegian custom is to bury the dead, primarily, […]

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Getting my beliefs challenged

I own the extended DVD set of “What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?”, also known as “Down the Rabbit Hole”. I can’t remember now how my browsing the internet today started, but I ended up learning a lot about the science in “What the Bleep”: It’s terribly inaccurate. There are other inaccuracies or downright errors, […]

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Prayer found in Chester Cathedral (1770)

Give me a good digestion, Lord,and also something to digest.Give me a healthy body, Lord,with sense to keep it at its best. Give me a healthy mind, good Lord,to keep the good and pure in sight,which seeing sin, is not appalled,but finds a way to set it right. Give me a mind that is not […]

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This is good

So there I was, waiting for the bus home, feeling sluggish because of an exhaustive round at my acupuncturist’s. I leaned against the side of the bus shed, reading the latest issue of “Science of Mind Magazine”, idly paging through the daily affirmations. I started reading the accompanying text for today’s: Sometimes it’s easy to […]

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Returning a favor

After Protege turned me on to Anggun via the hauntingly beautiful “Snow on the Sahara”, I decided it was time for payback. Oddly, both Protege and I felt lost during the 90’s musically, but there were gems then, too. “All I Need” (from Air’s album “Moon Safari”) is from the same year as Anggun’s song […]

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Another layer off the onion

Another day, another needle. My acupuncturist did say I’d feel something after the third time, and she was right. I definitely felt like she’d peeled away a few layers and new ones were now coming to the surface to be taken care of. After hunting around on the ‘net, I have come to realize that […]

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To the scared Swedish youth: I’m sorry.

(This is an English translation of a Norwegian original.) Today I came across a well-written essay from a Swedish teenager. She was scared to death about her generation. She is worried about what will become of them. They seem to be so self-destructive. They are still embarrassed in the school locker room, while being happily […]

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Til svensk ungdom som er redd: Jeg beklager.

I dag kom jeg over et godt skrevet innlegg fra en svensk jente via Aftenposten. Den svenske jenten er livredd for sin generasjon. Hun opplever generasjonen sin som selvdestruktiv; de er sjenerte i fellesdusjen, men publiserer nakenbilder på nettet. Hun savner at foreldrene bryr seg, og henvender seg til oss som født på 60-tallet. Det […]

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110/70

Sometimes pleasant surprises come with a pinching squeeze. In fact, the company doctor was baffled enough to check my blood pressure a third time. Probably because we’d both just been laughing. I was remembering my blood pressure as 120/80 (still not bad for a woman my age), but it was 110/70 18 months ago, too. […]

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Gratitude is attitude

Gratitude is about making a list over everything you have to be thankful for: Health, family, job, home, food, a lovely day, a gift from a friend, a computer to write a blog on, electricity to run the computer. That’s what some who teach about gratitude say. Me, I disagree. Oh, making a list every […]

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Finding God in the next person you meet – Part 2

Two years ago, I wrote a post about my exploration of Mahatma Gandhi’s quote, “If you don’t find God in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further.” I haven’t been exploring that concept lately, but today decided to try again. As before, I added to my affirmative […]

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Wanting to get things done

I’m kind of having a blast from the past these days. I remember reading time management books and a lot of other management books some 25 years ago when I was a lowly secretary. While other women’s hearts get all aflutter at the idea of a bouquet of red roses or a sweet note left […]