An outrageous conclusion

An outrageous conclusion

I’ve come to an outrageous conclusion: God didn’t create this earth—or any of the rest of the apparently physical cosmos we live in. WE did. How else to logically explain this world? It’s like a long shared fever dream in my and everybody else’s head—crazy, brutal,...

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The boomerang effect

The boomerang effect

Back in the old days, pre-pandemic, I would sunbathe at my favorite nude beach here on Maui. Totally exposed like that, it’s easy to get caught up in judgement. I’d watch some lithe, tanned young thing practice her yoga postures in the surf, admiring the taut lines...

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A New Earth

A New Earth

I give up. The world is insane and I’m giving up any last illusions that a “reality” based in polarity and the perception of separation can be reasoned with and ultimately changed for the better. It's been a long time since I've seen it so clearly. Yes, the world is...

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The madness has to happen

The madness has to happen

For years I’ve subscribed to The Washington Post and The Guardian. Since the pseudo-impeachment proceedings, I find I can no longer stomach reading about the daily erosional attacks on women’s rights, voting rights, civil rights, the elderly, Medicare, Social...

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Desire, relax, trust

Desire, relax, trust

I was a guest on the Jeff Faldalen Show today—and a rollickingly fun yet intense “give and take” on spirituality, consciousness, “the path,” enlightenment and evolution it was. (To watch the show check the link at the end.) Nearing the end of the show, Jeff asked me,...

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What’s the Point?

What’s the Point?

Several people have written me lately asking, basically, "What's the point of living if all we're doing is acting out the ego's story?" I figured I'd post part of my answer. Here goes: Dear Janet: As best I can figure out, the point of life is to live to the fullest,...

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The Limitations of Perfection

The Limitations of Perfection

I heard it somewhere a long time ago: “Perfection is a limitation.” It struck me at the time as a bizarre thought. I mean, I’d been taught I had to be perfect. I had to get a perfect score on my tests. I had to be the perfect daughter, the perfect student, the perfect...

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Transformation Game

Transformation Game

We are often frightened of change. It’s normal. One way to get past the fear of making a big shift in your life is to make a game out of it. I recently changed up my whole career. Like yesterday. Sure, I’d been steadily incorporating more speaking gigs into my life. I...

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Anger, Politics & Spiritual Bypassing

Anger, Politics & Spiritual Bypassing

I rarely get into any sort of political debate in social media. It almost always ends in a pissing contest between opposing points of view, and who needs that? But I did post a commentary called “Why So Angry Now?” RE: the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing. And from what I...

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Take Charge of the Swing

Take Charge of the Swing

It's so easy to swing, letting our thoughts and emotions take us wherever they want. Up down, back and forth. We seem to be helpless over them. Of course, this is only true because we so completely identify with the thoughts streaming through our heads, because we so...

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