Soul mates, what’s that mean?  I just signed up for a course on finding your soul mate.  Like a lot of things I do, I just want to be open to possibilities, there so much to learn.  This is not a topic I would have ever thought I’d write about but I get these… ‘hits’… intuitive flashes… well…  all right…  God tells me stuff!  Sometimes it happens like this….

I was writing an email to a family member inviting them to join this free workshop series and I wrote the words;  ‘I’m not trying to get her’.  Yet all my life I’ve been trying to get her, the right one.  The one that fits.  It’s not an obsession, at least I don’t ‘think’ it is.  Like most of us, I’d just like a partner to share my life with.

The next idea that comes to me is that what is trying to emerge in me is my soul, the part of me that is connected, to everything.  I ‘wake up’ and re-cognize, the ‘to get her’ thing I’ve been chasing, is really my own soul growing, emerging so that I can be ‘together’… whole and complete in my own experience.  It’s the feminine quality in me, the intuitive, receptive, feeling part of my nature that I have disconnected from that is emerging in me, the desire to be happily and usefully whole.  I can’t re-cognize my soul mate until I be who I am, whole and complete, otherwise I look for my own togetherness in the other person.

As I open up to all aspects of who I am, I grow in-depth and weight.  Everything happens from the inside out, so only when I am connected (together) internally can I expect, ‘to get her’ as an external expression of my internal state.  Sharing the experiences of being together, and connecting with  each other in an intimate way is how two souls mate, maybe just for a time, or a season.

But what about soul-mates?  I guess I’ll have to see what the workshop holds.

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We live in a world that has it backwards.  Everyone knows it, the way we set up the world just doesn’t work, but it’s the only world we know.  People say, “You can’t change the world!”   Maybe not, but we can change the way we look at the world.  To quote Wayne Dyer, “When I change the way I look at things, the things I look at change”.

The world teaches us, and sells us the idea that we live from the outside-in.  If you have this – then you’ll be happy.  In that world there is never enough, even when we get what we think we want, it either isn’t what we thought it was or, now we need something else.  And the world will sell it to us.

If living that way never worked, of course, we’d learn, but sometimes it seems to work for a little while.  A new car, a new relationship, a new house or job will appear to be what makes us happy, but only until the newness wears off, then we need something else.

What if what we’re looking for, we already have?  If I had joy right now, how would I feel… how would I act?  What if we just choose to be joyful?  What would that feel like?  The answer is inside us, but it doesn’t come from our thoughts, it comes from our being (often called spirit).  The joy comes from being still and knowing “I am joy”, but, not from our thoughts, hence the expression “never mind”.  When we live from that perspective, we see joy everywhere we look.

The joy we seek in outside things is not where the joy comes from, the love we seek in others is not where the love comes from, and the prosperity we seek in finances is not where prosperity comes from.  All that we seek we were born with; it’s inside us all ready.  Why can’t we accept it?

Because we had it backwards, we have to take-back our words.  Think of all the words you’ve said that created your reality.  Things like “no one loves me, I’m not smart enough, I’m not good enough, I can’t do it, it’s too hard, if only I had more money, time, friends, a better job, etc.”  If these are the thoughts, and or words you use, they create your experience and you are believing your own lies.

As you believe so be it unto you; so change your beliefs!  Quit believing the lie!  You are not separate from your creator.  Live from knowing, claiming, and speaking the truth that you were created in the image and likeness of your creator.  Ask for the truth in you to be revealed.  The truth shall set you free!  Believing is a choice.

Asking and receiving are truths that never fail, when looked at from inside out, not outside in.

You are much more than you think!

Inspiration, 4th of July

The word Inspiration came to mind.  Inspiration… inspire-ation…. in-spira-tion… in-spire-a- nation…  our nation… one nation… one nation under God….inspired… all men are created equal… we hold these truths to be self-evident.  Inspired, not mind made, not created by man’s intellect, but inspired by something greater.  We couldn’t live under another nation’s man made rules, we had to be free.  So we dumped the tea in the bay, we knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but we couldn’t live that way anymore.  It was time.  We didn’t have to think about it, the truth was so plainly evident.  We just needed to make a beginning and rely on inspiration, and we did, not so very long ago.  And we created the greatest nation the world has ever known, created by applying self-evident truths.

Maybe it’s our time.  Maybe it’s your time.  Are you living under a tyrant?  A mind that tells you what everything means and very rarely has anything good to say?  A dictator that tells you what you need to worry about, how you’re failing, or what can go wrong, a tyrant that, no matter how much you pay, or how hard you try, it’s always just a little short?   It’s time to let go of the old nation, the nation governed by the mind.

Maybe it’s time to build a new, internal, nation.  One nation, under God, conceived in liberty, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.  A nation based on self-evident truths.   Sure it’s going to take work and it won’t be easy, but we just can’t live under the old rule anymore.

Maybe it’s time to get back to our common-unity, not what we think about, but what we know to be true, individually, one person at a time.  We can make a beginning by living by these self-evident truths, and quit, a little at a time, being so self-centered.  Reconnect to the One nation under God.  We can’t listen to the old nation (our mind) tell us how to behave anymore, it’s never satisfied.  There’s no such thing as enough in that nation.

In the new nation there are no pat answers but the truth is known by all.  We know no one should go hungry, or be in need of healthcare, all should have a safe place to be, sheltered from the elements.  All are deserving of love, kindness, and compassion.  Just because we don’t have all the answers doesn’t mean we shouldn’t live from those truths, individually.

The revolution is at hand. Ask each day, consciously; what can I do to live from what I already know is right?  If we don’t ask, we can’t receive.  If each of us asks, the one nation under God, for one thing we can do to live towards these truths each day; we can live in that new nation.  The old nation constantly tells us how it’s too hard… it will never work… who do you think you are… ad infinitum.  There’s no amount of work we can do to save the old nation, we need a new one.  It begins right now, with me and you.  Hug someone you don’t know today.  Make an extra sandwich and eat lunch with someone new.  Ask a stranger who they are and listen to them, or just make a list of the things you can do, and then start doing them!

There’s a PossiDude (positive attitude dude) in each of us. 

It’s who you really are!


Many years ago I found myself in a rehabilitation program.  I was playing cards with some fellow residents and, at the end of the game, someone left a pen behind.  I didn’t have a pen.  It was a .19 Bic pen, so I kept it.  I told myself, I’ll find out whose it was and give it back to them.  Over the course of the next week, I saw each person I had played cards with but I never mentioned the pen, although the thought came to mind.  This is crazy, I told myself, it’s a 19 cent pen, it doesn’t matter!

On Saturday I took the bus to Hermosa Beach.  I was wearing sweat pants and sweatshirt on this winters day.  I had lost most everything by the time I made it to rehab.  The only thing I had left of any value was a $10. harmonica, which I used to play walking on the boardwalk.  When I went to get off the bus in Hermosa, I heard something drop and reached down to pick up the pen.  When I got off the bus, I reached in my pocket for the harmonica and realized that I must have dropped it too!  The bus was pulling away from the curb and as I tried to yell to the bus driver the exhaust fumes filled my lungs and I started coughing.

Instantly I was hit with the realization, the universe doesn’t put values on things, it operates on principles. If you take something that’s not yours, you will lose something, somewhere, and there is no telling what or when. It really is a balanced universe.  We may think we are “getting away” with something but, as they say, it all comes out in the wash.

There seems to be two ways to do this life.  One: I do the right thing cause I don’t want to pay the consequences and then rely on my mind to tell me what the right thing is.  Or Two: I ask my internal, authentic self, (PossiDude) what I should do in each instance.  One: is always a struggle and Two: builds a relationship with my creator that never fails because it’s based on true principles and I begin to trust my inner guidance.

Somehow we seem to get it in our heads that we only go to PossiDude for the big stuff.  That’s why I shared this story with you, it’s not about the value we put on something, its how do we want to live.

To finish the story:  I went back to my residence and tracked down each person I played cards with and no one knew or cared about the pen!  I sure did!

Share your story, or experience identifying principles in your life.  Just add a comment on this post.