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Surfing the Waves of Grief and Gratitude

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Do you ever listen to the lyrics flowing through your thoughts? Not the annoying commercial jingles that get stuck in your head, or most of the children’s songs you sing carting your young ones around. But seriously, have you ever really thought about Row Row Row Your Boat? That is one complete system of living in and of itself.
I’m talking about songs that get in your head for a reason. A snippet of the Pink Floyd song, Fearless, was running through my mind, “Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd, smiling (entire lyrics and You Tube link below).”
I must admit at first I figured it had to do with a current person in the White House. But since Jung says all the characters in our dreams are merely aspects of our own selves, I went deeper into the rabbit hole.
One recurring lyric is enough to send me into sleuth mode. Some people stalk exes or old classmates online. I research totems. What does it all mean? Is it just a random swarm in my backyard or did three dozen amber colored drag…

Full Moon Wesak

Full Moon Wesak celebrates the birth of the Buddha. It is a great time to confront the past so you can release it and start anew. Sunday is Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all, whether or not you have biological children. We are all creators of our own realities, therefore, all Mothers! There are a few young people in my orbit these days. This is good for a number of reasons. They ask the best questions. They challenge me with queries about beliefs I have held for so long I stopped questioning them. The other day a young person said to me. “I’m constantly hearing teachers saying to ‘love yourself.’ But they never say how. How can I love myself more?” Well, how do you love a child? You give a child words of love, positive reinforcement and affection. Now give that to yourself. OK, I‘ll be the first to admit I would feel silly going around hugging myself all the time. But there are other ways I love myself. Here are 3 ways to get you going on your self love journey. But first of all…