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Summer Solstice (and the Full Moon)

  The summer solstice is a special time on our planet. At a physical level, for the northern hemisphere it’s when the axial tilt of Earth is closest to the sun. This creates maximum sunlight, making the summer solstice the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Nails It!

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. – Shakespeare  I love the idea of the whole world being related, being kin. I guess that’s because I do think we’re all related. Not genetically, although scientists have gotten pretty … Continue reading

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Circle of Compassion

What an interesting phrase for Albert Einstein to coin: a “circle of compassion.” It sounds like something a Buddhist monk would say, not one of the greatest theoretical physicists ever to walk this planet. Suggesting that our compassion embrace all … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” — Isaac Newton Walls separate and divide us, and there are clearly times when that’s good. Personally, I do prefer privacy now and then. But when we become used to walls, we … Continue reading

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A Spirit of Connection

“Feminine spirituality doesn’t separate or divide, it doesn’t order or rank.” — The Goddess Letters It’s always bothered me that most organized religions seem to foster a “them versus us” approach in their followers. I honestly don’t mean to insult … Continue reading

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Mixed Bag of News: Fossil Fuel vs. Solar

We all love sharing good news. But sharing bad news can also be important when it’s instructive or perhaps even a warning. Today’s post is a mixed bag of news in the world of climate change, reclaiming balance, and the … Continue reading

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Good News: Solar Bringing Us Back to Balance!

In our ongoing attempts to reclaim balance for our people and our planet, the use of fossil fuels has become a significant area of contention. Do they trash our environment? Can we afford to decrease our use of them without threatening the … Continue reading

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Balance Happening: Female Bishops Finally Official in Church of England!

Christianity has always been strongly patriarchal; for millennia women were blocked from top positions in almost every aspect of the church. And while progress has been made over the past 100 years in the Protestant sections of the faith, a … Continue reading

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New Monday Feature: Thoughts on Patriarchy

Patriarchy Isn’t Balanced Power Men control a disproportionately large share of power. Lord Acton said it best: Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. By definition, a patriarchy isn’t balanced. No wonder our world is so off balance. We have lost the feminine … Continue reading

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Balancing News: People vs. Chevron – People Win!

Amidst the cynicism and apathy that characterized the elections last month, an inspiring story of reclaiming balance has emerged from Richmond, California. A town of about 100,000 residents on the east side of San Francisco Bay, Richmond is home to a … Continue reading

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