Power and Presence

It’s intangible. You can’t see it, touch it, or smell it, yet you know it’s there. Always. Some people call it a Higher Power. I grew up calling it Holy Spirit. Call it what you will, believe it to be masculine, feminine, a combination of both - no matter. Your relationship with Spirit is unique. This gently powerful presence lights your path and guides each step if you allow it. All it takes is your attention and your willing participation.

In each moment lies an opportunity, if you choose to accept it. Acknowledge the presence, be still enough to hear that voiceless message…then choose. Follow it or ignore it. Continue the adventure, or ignore its direction and remain trapped in your imaginary box of safety.

If Spirit is intangible, how will you recognize its presence, its guidance? You might get an intuition or gut feeling about a situation. At a crossroads, one fork may seem brighter than the other. You may become aware of little synchronicities as you...

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Synchronicity

This morning at our Rotary meeting, the guest speaker described a graphic example of horrific stuff going on right here in our hometown. It was all about life in the gutter, so to speak: people living a substitute life, rather than enjoying the opportunities and possibilities available to them. The presenter’s presentation called my attention to the fact that my workshop could fit into their program if presented at the proper point in their clients’ progress.

I’ve spent the last several months developing a workshop to encourage people who are, despite successes in their lives, asking the question, “Is this all there is?” The program provides tools for building a legacy of significance: one of inspiration, transferred to others, without expectation of admiration, gratitude, reward, or result. Our speaker described a population that may have experienced little success, unless you count day-to-day survival. Nevertheless, the looking forward to a meaningful...

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