Three Stages to Becoming a Spiritual Human

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Three Stages to Becoming a Spiritual Human

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. As we enter 2010 I am seeing so many people beginning or deepening their connection to a deeper sense of Self. Thoughts, feelings, insights, and unexpected desires and shifts in priorities they would never have had before are suddenly bouncing in their consciousness. And uncharted paths are opening, often asking them to leave something familiar to step into a new adventure. Life is moving in new directions, and it can seem like life as I knew it is getting bigger than I even knew it to be. These increasingly common signs prevailing in our communities are pointing to a shift between what I […]

Time for a New Operating System

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Time for a New Operating System

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. I was watching Larry King Live the other day. The topic of discussion was the “Health Care crisis” in the US, and on the panel were some esteemed guests including CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent and the President of the American Medical Association. They were discussing the obvious problems and the not so obvious solutions to the dilemma. It was interesting to see that every time a potential solution was suggested, it was said with vagueness and shaky confidence. No one seemed to really be clear on what was needed. Half way through the show a new guest came on. Andrew Weil, M.D. is […]

Co-Creative Conversations

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Co-Creative Conversations

“Most people do not listen with the intent to learn and understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They’re either speaking or preparing to speak.” ~ Stephen Covey. When there is an important meeting coming up with someone, say a work colleague, we often prepare what to talk about in advance. We think about what key points we want to cover, and how/when to bring them up. While it is natural and useful to be prepared, planning can also be limiting if it blocks our capacity to be available for a co-created conversation. A co-created conversation means both parties are active in the dialogue. Each person contributes to the agenda by bringing their thoughts, feelings and desires to the table. Often when we come […]

4 Principles for the Awakened Heart

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4 Principles for the Awakened Heart

You are a Powerful Being of Light; your greatest gift is your loving presence. Awakening the Heart is always the real agenda in life; all other agendas, such as relationships, career, money and health, are gateways. Now is the moment of awakening.  You can only do so much; let the Universe take care of the rest. ~ Vince Gowmon For more of Vince’s writing, subscribe to his free e-newsletter. *            *            * Related Reading: Can You Be Here In The Emptiness? The Call of the Butterfly