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SIDE STREET

Street Tarot Side Street Photo

from April 1, 2024 Blog

Tips for Making the Most of Meaningful Coincidences

Inner Voice

- by Rabbi Zvi Freeman

There is an outer world and there is an inner world. As deep as you penetrate, as high as you reach, there is always something breathing inside.

The outer world is made of things. Breathing inside the things are words.

Words are the outside. Inside the words are stories.

The story is the outside. Inside the story is a thought.

Thoughts are the outside. Inside the thoughts is a great light.

At the origin of all light is the beginning that cannot be known.

The outside we can touch and come to know.

The inside—we must wait and be still, so that it may speak to us

 

As it did at Sinai. As it does whenever we learn Torah with all our heart and soul.

from March 1, 2024 Blog

Let's Talk About Agency

Carlos Castaneda

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. 

Hermann Hesse

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.

from January 31, 2024 Blog

Love?

Poem by Frida Kahlo

You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep.

You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin.

You deserve a lover who wants to dance with you, who goes to paradise every time he looks into your eyes and never gets tired of studying your expressions.

You deserve a lover who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isn’t afraid to fall.

You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry.

from January 1, 2024 Blog

Spirals

"Have you noticed that you're feeling some waves of uncertainty moving through your mind and body? Let's just call all of this, growth spurts. With each step in your process of evolution, there's a death of old ways, moving into a birth of something new. You're in transition with old paradigms dissolved, looking for familiar references to leap from, for new ways of being. Some may feel excited about possible new opportunities, and you may feel you're suffering trying to feel comforted by outdated memories and old limiting patterns of behavior.

It seems confusing and you might feel unclear of what you even want anymore, and still not sure what has even changed. You must live in the moment and trust that your soul knows the way. Although things seem open ended, have faith and trust in letting go of attachments to the past. Allow yourself to be directed to new goals that will serve you more efficiently. Your soul has all answers to questions arising, so be more introspective during the winter months to receive proper guidance from within. Allow for heightened states of awareness, while simultaneously clearing through depths of past confusion. Your life will unfold, so enjoy the ups, downs and spinning around only to find that you'll be placed exactly where you need to be."

Many blessings and much love on your healing journey. - Michael Singer, Intuitive Healer. Santa Barbara, California

from December 1, 2023 Blog

God-King Macho-Man

The Emporer Wears No Clothes

"A well-known children’s fable by Hans Christian Andersen illustrates how a system of untruths can lead down a deceptive path.  In the Emperor’s New Clothes, an organizational leader creates an environment where all his “loyal subjects” agree with him and perpetuate an untruth.  As this fable unfolds, the emperor, along with his subjects, is told by the swindlers that the material of his new clothing has an amazing property of being invisible to anyone who is incompetent or stupid.  The self-absorbed emperor believed the lie and from that point forward all his officials were afraid to admit that they could not see the clothing, because that would indicate they were either unfit for their position or stupid.  In this story, as in life, a large group of people, all saying the wrong thing, does not make it right.  It finally took a child, unafraid to speak the truth, to publicly expose the deception of the multitude. A single light in the darkness." 

- Jim Anderson, Lighthouse Research Grou

from November 1, 2023 Blog

The Willing Isolationist

Those who know don’t talk.

Those who talk don’t know.

Close your mouth,

block off your senses,

blunt your sharpness,

untie your knots,

soften your glare,

settle your dust.

This is the primal identity.

Be like the Tao.

It can’t be approached or withdrawn from, benefited or harmed,

honored or brought into disgrace.

It gives itself up continually.

That is why it endures.

- famous quote by Lao Tzu,

from the Tao Te Ching verse 56

from November 1, 2023 Blog

The Willing Isolationist

"The Hermit" by Alan Parton

I have barred the doors.

Of the place where I bide,

I am old and afraid 

Of the world outside.

How the poor souls cry

In the cold and the rain,

I have blocked my ears,

They shall call me in vain.

If I peer through the cracks

Hardly daring draw breath,

They are waiting there still

Patient as death.

The maimed and the sick

The tortured of soul,

Arms outstretched as if 

I could help them be whole.

No shaft of the sun

My hiding shall find,

Get them outside

I am deaf, I am blind.

Who will drive them away,

Who will ease me my dread,

Who will shout to the fools 

"He is dead! he is dead!"?

Sometimes they knock

At the place where I hide,

I am old and afraid

Of the world outside.

Do they think, do they dream

I will open the door?"

Let the world in

And know peace no more. 

From October 1, 2023 Blog

Fools Are Everywhere!

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."

This proverb means if someone takes advantage of me twice, I only have myself to blame. Once someone has shown themselves untrustworthy, you should not be surprised when they betray you again.

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