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Guilt and Shame; Exposing their secrets is a way to heal

Often guilt and shame are confused, misunderstood, and therefore minimized, repressed, or swept aside completely. The best writing on the topic appeared in the Atlantic Monthly February 1992 in a lengthy article simply titled Shame, by Robert Karen. Much of this writing is a paraphrase and quotation of that article interspersed with my own process of healing and the re-writing my life story – past and present.

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The Pentacle Spread for the Light and Shadow Tarot Deck

The Pentacle Spread was created by Mark Hannan, the poet of the Incantations in the Light & Shadow Tarot deck book published by Inner Traditions, 1996. The Pentacle Spread can be used with any tarot deck. Below find a full description of how to draw and read the Pentacle Spread. Overview The Pentacle Spread is…

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Litany by the Sea

  In an abundant wood Of Queen Anne’s lace dried and brown like bamboo, the ant scurries its way over fallen bramble and raspberry thorn, twisted California poppy blooming orange. As I lay there, intertwined listening, I hear an old man with an ancient smile in simple language say – “Every step is a Prayer.” 1…

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Harnessing the power of change…

By Mark Hannan Can you think of anything that stays the same, which does not change? The core nature of the universe is change. Everything changes. Everything. No moment is the same as another. Cellular changes occur constantly. Nothing remains constant. In many ways stability is a delusion, a way for us humans to exert and…

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Take Aim! Your Dreams Come True.

1. Visualize what life will be like when you accomplish your goal. Make the reality of your accomplishment so real in your mind that you will feel the exhilaration of the accomplishment, even though you haven’t touched it physically. The reality of the accomplishment will cause your mind to begin working on the steps you need…