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Expanding Your Continuum Apr 12, 2021

Video Blog Transcription: Expanding Your Continuum

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Welcome to the Natural Way of Being Video Blog. This video is titled expanding your continuum. Now, by the word continuum, I'm talking about kind of our range of human experience between two opposite poles or possibilities, if you...

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Do you believe it's possible? Feb 22, 2021

Video Blog Summary: Do you believe it’s possible?  

Spring is less than a month away, and in my tradition, spring on the Medicine Wheel is a time of new beginnings. So this time of year is a natural time to consider what you would like to create in your life.

And as you...

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Illusions are Convenient Oct 24, 2020

Written Blog: Illusions are Convenient

Removing illusions is a paramount practice in most spiritual paths. Some of my favorite archetypes include Shiva being the destroyer of illusions and maya as the Sanskrit word for illusion. Once we discard our illusions, we can see things as they are.

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The Value of Outrage Oct 18, 2020

Written Blog: The Value of Outrage

So what do you like least in Donald Trump? Or Joe Biden? Or perhaps Hillary Clinton? Amazing teachers all of them, but not in the way we might think. Perhaps they teach us the most when we have a strong reaction to them.

Many of us have been experiencing...

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Be Like Water Oct 10, 2020

Written Blog: Be Like Water

So I’ve been noticing some things about myself of late. Despite my working forever on allowing things to be as they are, I still tend to force things to be the way I think they should be.

It’s been coming up while working on my website when one of...

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Of course you have Resistance Video Blog Sep 03, 2019

Michael Hoffman discusses the inevitability of encountering resistance when you undertake something worthwhile. This video offers clear guidance on how to move through your resistance by embracing it.

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Opportunity Cost Feb 22, 2014

Opportunity cost is a concept in microeconomic theory that the New Oxford American Dictionary defines as "the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen."

I like to apply it to the choices we make in other aspects of our lives. Because life is precious and...

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An Argument with the Way Things Are Jan 16, 2014

Buddhism clearly identifies attachment as the thing that prevents us from being free. The pattern I have been noticing in myself and my clients is that attachment almost always stems from needing something to be something it is not. We become attached to things being the way we need them to be.

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Original Sin Nov 13, 2012

Original sin is a paramount belief in Christianity and many religions of the world. It says that the basic nature of human beings is morally flawed and full of sin. And that it is only through prayers and God's guidance and grace that we can manage this deficiency.

But what if the opposite were...

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Just the Facts Please Mar 22, 2012

Contemporary human beings have a tendency to distort information when translating an experience. We amplify, personalize, or make assumptions about the things we encounter.

We then emotionally respond to our translation of the experience rather than the actual experience which often creates...

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Oh, I Could Never Do That Feb 27, 2012

Sure you could, you just don't want to. You just tell yourself that you can't so you don't have to consider it. When we think of doing something we are drawn to but is out of our comfort zone, it creates conflict and tension.

Plus, there is the fear of doing it. The most convenient way to...

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Feel Trapped? See All the Possibilities. Jan 24, 2011

Feeling trapped is not a pleasant feeling. Oppression comes from the inability to see the possibilities available to you. So being trapped ultimately is an illusion. But when you are in the middle of it, it sure feels real.

The first thing to understand is that the source of the oppression is...

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