ignite your light

I love candles. I light one in my room every day. As I type these words from the bed, my gaze travels from my computer screen to a white candle that stands on my bookcase. I use it to express love and gratitude, to acknowledge those who came before me. Even with this peace and clarity, at times I feel inundated. Consumed by a racket of thoughts each day. They vary from questions about our world to inquiries about self. I often wonder how we got here, how systems of oppression formed, how –isms formed. The ways of the world blow my mind. It does not compute. And then on the flip side, I think of the miracles of each...

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let your magic lead the way

I believe there are two types of knowing: intellectual knowing and intuitive knowing. Intellectual knowing is accomplished by the brain through thinking processes like analysis, pattern recognition, and generalization, while intuitive knowing is more like the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. Although the first kind of knowing can be learned or studied, it's never been the one I can depend on. Intuition has always saved the day over here. Listening to my heart, spending time in the inquiry...that has always been what's worked and I've learned to trust that. I'm learning to trust that continually.  Our magic is something specific, something uniquely designed inside each of us. Something individualized because we are all just that special. It's something that continues to get...

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