2020 – Step 103: Sunday Blessings – Life After Death

"Expiate - (verb) - to extinguish guilt incurred by; to make amends for."  Walking on quicksand.  What if Jesus didn't die to 'save me' - but instead - Jesus died to "show me HOW to save myself?"  What if all consumer purchases were made on a sliding scale based on income?  What if actions matched … Continue reading 2020 – Step 103: Sunday Blessings – Life After Death

2020 – Step 85: Bridge Building

"Once more I was trying most strenuously to construct an intimate world of light for myself out of the shambles of a period of devastation."  ~Hermann Hesse Human psyche - becoming whole. First comes denial - then anger - then bargaining - then depression - then acceptance.  It's sometimes hard to separate the stages.  Sometimes … Continue reading 2020 – Step 85: Bridge Building

2020 – Step 21:  Breathing Fresh Air

"That's how my life is now: I'm walking without fear, and if there are mistakes to be made, I'll make them, learn from them, and keep going."  ~Mary J. Blige (singer - songwriter - Shero) The slowdown is slowing down.  Constriction occurs to help determine the "correct path."  Ego likes to jump in when challenge … Continue reading 2020 – Step 21:  Breathing Fresh Air

Step 346: Without Denial

"Do stuff.  Be clenched.  Curious.....don't wait for society's kiss on your forehead."  ~Susan Sontag (Vassar Commencement Address 2003) Turn off Cruise Control.  Confucianism - Islam - Christianity - Hinduism (scriptural belief systems) all focus on "Kenosis" - transcendence of "Self" for the benefit of others. Mainstream does not like radical change.  The currency of the … Continue reading Step 346: Without Denial

Step 325: Earth – to – Heaven

"Heterodox - (adjective) - contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form or an established religion: unorthodox, unconventional.  Holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines." Stop thinking like a Human.  Purpose finds Human - Human does not find Purpose.  Compassion is NOT stopping what you're doing to rush in and rescue another.  It is … Continue reading Step 325: Earth – to – Heaven