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  1. T
    Toirdelbach30913

    The Illuminati is out of reach of the government and is global dominance of the material realm?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8-Uig2IlDw

    3 years ago
  2. SK

    What new adventure is in store? How will my garden grow into its true sanctuary? Will I lose any dear family this year?

    3 years ago
  3. Debra

    A question arising for me , “Is why did I chose the path less traveled?” It particularly hit home for me on Mother’s Day. Early on in my relationship I chose to be my husband’s patron and that was quite all consuming mostly positive. We had quite a roll reversal in a conventional way for that time. I have been wondering why I chose that road. In a way, I bore his music and he left me that legacy.

    3 years ago
  4. devy

    When will this pandemic end? When will a life of normalcy return? These questions are coming up more frequently as the time goes by. Yes there is a glimmer of hope, hope to physically be able to visit friends, hug them and especially continue on with the usual world travel. At the same time, I realize that when things will be back is out of my hands, that I have no direct control on things and that masks and vaccinations will become the new norm for a while. It’s difficult but I try to concentrate on the positive things that I have and being alive as being a blessing..

    3 years ago
  5. Malag

    What next

    3 years ago
  6. O.Christina

    Gratefully to serve Love always and to stay open to the flow of life. There is this deep longing to reunite. Will doors open to it? Inside – yes, it is on its way. Faith and trust that all will be well, too.

    3 years ago
  7. Dusty Su

    What can I build into my life that will be a wonderful legacy and takeaway?
    Because of COVID, stranded in Australia, longing to be elsewhere and productive again, I seek what I can do, be, build into my health habits, both mental and physical, that will see me and others better for this time, not worse. People I rarely see, things I don’t normally get to do or use when volunteering in developing countries overseas. I want to look back with fondness, not only relief that I survived it. SO, how do I make all of that a reality? Asked as a gauge regularly.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      You gave us a beautiful example of how to ask a question to draw out a positive, helpful, answer. Thank you, Dusty Su!

      3 years ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Aww, thank you Holly. Very kind.

        3 years ago
  8. sparrow

    Being at an age
    when I can no longer deny I’m getting older,
    has opened the door for many questions
    that I have to face honestly . . .
    when I was younger
    I ‘got away’ with some very unfortunate behaviors and decisions,
    but it matters more than ever
    that I not neglect my physical health,
    my mental health,
    and my spiritual health . . .
    what I do
    counts more than ever.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      what I do
      counts more than ever
      as do
      all experiences in my past
      which have taught me so much
      the good choices
      and poor choices
      both give much wisdom
      and give me rich and fertile ground
      in which to grow
      my physical health,
      my mental health,
      and my spiritual health
      that will now flourish
      more than ever.

      3 years ago
  9. A
    AwesomelyHolly

    How can I become more connected with myself and finding solitude without feeling guilty or the fear of disappointing people? This has been more prevalent in the last week. I love to connect with people but sometimes I crave solitude a lot but then fear that if I dont give enough time to others I would lose that connection. So I often neglect myself and people please.

    3 years ago
  10. Don Jones

    The question around what is really important for me right now. The value of the question of course depends on the level of honesty in answering. So, it has (and is) about really stripping everything back to the core truth. After all, if I can’t have clarity around being absolutely honest and laid bare with myself, then it all becomes pretty meaningless and pointless.

    3 years ago
  11. Melissa

    Where will the pandemic of Covid-19 recovery unfold for the world? Will we be able to travel, give hugs and live like before? As humans will be help other countries with vaccines and support? When will we feel safe again for all humans on this Earth?

    3 years ago
  12. d
    dcdeb

    Will i survive?
    What comes next?
    I think these are elephant in the room questions. Everytime i’m at a meeting it’s like these questions are carefully hidden behind what people choose to talk about.
    I’ve had to gradually embrace certain aspects of my life. It’s been about what comes to me gradually.

    3 years ago
  13. L
    Lauryn

    I’ve been struggling for a while to face the question of whether I should remain in my current relationship. The answer that came to me is ‘no’. I’m feeling sad and a bit numb inside, but also that this weight has been lifted off of me.

    3 years ago
    1. L
      Lupe

      You’re brave.

      3 years ago
    2. L
      Lupe

      I have very similar feelings about aging. So I grieved the lost of my youth over the weekend and setting my intentions to connect, be presence, exercise and eat healthy. But, feeling that It’s much easier to focus on the external and that I need to do more on the internal, spiritual being. So many emotions of that I’am not doing enough. And, not repairing relationships.

      3 years ago
    3. Mica

      That’s a heavy one, dear Lauryn –

      3 years ago
  14. Toni

    Right now to just do the best I can with this day. This year? To trust in the journey day by day and do my best with what I have.

    3 years ago
    1. d
      dcdeb

      Me too my friend. I like this.

      3 years ago
  15. Holly in Ohio

    The last year has seen much change in my household. My middle child, now 21, moved into an apartment around the corner. My youngest son went to college, so my husband and I are now empty-nesters and it is a new chapter in our lives. All our kids are adults now, so we are all shifting a bit as we treat them like adults… that is working well. Covid Year was a big BURP in my new career of sustainable agriculture, and for the first time, I had no income from a job, which was both good and bad, I must say. So my big questions are:

    What’s NEXT? (I have begun downsizing, rearranging, renovating our big home… is selling it in the future for a smaller home? When? What do we want as we age? When should the changes come? What is the longer vision down the road, so I can make better choices now?)

    Now that I have some time for myself what can I do FOR myself? (I think I need to work on my health and fitness, which I deferred when I was so busy with family life).

    Do I get part-time work for a while to replenish our savings, or throw myself into full-time market farming and spend a bit more to get a business started?

    How can I get to carbon neutral or better as quickly as possible, as wild weather is clearly here, and going to be getting worse? I am concerned we are as a world, shifting too slowly to prevent tragedies.

    As usual, I think practically first, spiritually second…. or at least it appears that way. I recognize the interplay with spirit and the way we live, and what is in life and spirit. But I have a BIG PICTURE, always, and values and vision guide me in my practical choices. Love guides me, for one. Our family is now physically apart, and yet we seem to be growing closer. I think that a big success. We have good communication these days. I’ve returned to daily meditation – at last – after a very long absence. Clearing out stuff from the house shows me I’m at a new level of non-attachment, and feeling more secure. Covid-Year did it… go figure! Lol. I feel more grateful than ever before, again, Covid helped me realize this. I think overall, I’m heading in the right direction, that I have in mind what is important (love, gratitude, sustainability, humanity, happiness, physical and mental health, etc.) it is just the details that need working out as situations change.

    That was a good question today. It brought everything to the foreground for me to “think out loud” and sum up what has been running in the background of my mind. It let me put it together into a cohesive whole. At the end of my life what will matter? The love I gave and encouraged in others. What I did for sustainability and carbon neutrality (as that may actually help save lives and life in the natural world). The labor of my hands that helped make something, restore something, feed someone, and what I was able to give to others. And the moments of life I was able to enjoy for myself, with gratitude.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      ” think practically first, spiritually second” – I’ll ‘second’ that, Holly in Ohio. I’m reminded of people traveling to an ashram who discarded their glasses because they wouldn’t need them at the ashram. [Or maybe I’m mis-remembering, but that’s what I remember reading.] But of course your spiritual thinking would be totally different, thank heavens! Warm wishes to you –

      3 years ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        I shouldn’t chuckle, but that made me chuckle. They had faith. Warm wishes to you, too, Mica.

        3 years ago
        1. Mica

          My son’s really negative about faith. We had a strong connection with an ashram for many of his growing up years. I think he liked ‘trust’ better, but that sounds like a bank. Have a good day, Holly in Ohio [whatever that means..]

          3 years ago
  16. Carol

    Have you ever marveled at how bright the full moon can be on a clear night? It makes me think of St. Francis and the phrase “Brother Sun, Sister Moon.” Where would the Moon be without the Sun? What would happen to this beautiful ball of reflective light that adorns the night sky be without the warmth of the sun’s light? They need each other just as we need each other.

    We are all made from the dust of stars. We are sparks of light, little suns—siblings of Brother Sun and Sister Moon and what we do to each other and what we say to each other matters and is reflected back to us. I ask myself: Is my light rooted in fear or love? What kind of a reflection does my light produce? Does it nurture my life and the lives of others?

    Many of you know that I have always struggled with anxiety but over the years I have learned to be a participant observer. I have learned the futility of giving my fear-filled anxiety free reign. Experience and the counseling of many wise folks has taught me the futility of attempting to fight or flee from it; I’ve learned to face it, name it, and reclaim the energy it is attempting to rob from me. You see, I want Sister Moon to rise in my life. Whether she is just a sliver of reflective light or a flood of light, I want to go with the flow and encourage her to shine the light of love into whatever darkness my anxiety produces. And so my question is always How? How do I make that happen today?

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      ‘participant observer’! What a wonderful phrase, Carol – I’ll try to apply it to my current and ongoing struggle, which is tiny in the scheme of things, but not in my own mind. And, “How do I make that happen today?” – Yes, exactly 🥰😷🙃

      3 years ago
      1. Carol

        I thnk they would call a “participant observer” a person who practices “mindfulness” these days but I much prefer the “Participant observer” description. It reminds me that when self-talk (voices in my head)get out of hand, I’m chairman of the board!

        3 years ago
        1. Mica

          Thanks, Carol – I liked ‘thoughtfulness’ for something recently, when ‘mindfulness’ didn’t quite describe what I was planning to do.

          3 years ago
  17. Katrina

    In what ways can I serve God’s people and the earth in a volunteer position? Looking for opportunities that will not turn into a “job”.

    3 years ago
  18. Michele

    I wonder what traveling will be like? I am going on vacation in a week and a half and am curious as it’s been almost two years since I’ve traveled last.

    3 years ago
  19. Trish

    Answer: do the thing that’s gonna bring you closer to God.

    I don’t always get it right, yet it remains the answer & I have a million opportunities to try again.

    3 years ago
  20. G
    Gregoire

    As we attempt to transition my special needs son into Independence, will he be able to be independent and more importantly will he find happiness on his own.

    There does not seem to be an opportunity for change in my current challenges in life but I am beginning to see the lesson of acceptance as the answer to what God wants of me right now in my life.. Learning to suffer gladly brings about a self-awareness that continually reminds me of all to which I have to be grateful for.

    3 years ago
  21. EJP

    After picking up the pieces of loss and destruction left by the pandemic in the past year, what direction will my life take me?

    3 years ago
  22. Howie Geib

    The main question is surrounding work, as I have four jobs, three of which are in the travel sector and dormant. It seems as though to some degree or other these three will start to reactivate in the coming months. The question is to what degree? And in what ways our new reality will dictate change in both volume of work and therefore my income?

    3 years ago
  23. Pam

    When my daughter passes her bar exam this July and has a job and a place to live will me and my husband move . I am nervous about leaving my friends

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Warm wishes to you, Pam!

      3 years ago
      1. Pam

        Thank you Mica .

        3 years ago
  24. sunnypatti48317

    How, exactly, are my husband and I going to kick off our business while still having to work our full time jobs?
    What do I need to do to force myself into study mode for my course? I love the topic and information, but I’ve been having a hard time sitting and studying at home.
    Will the drama and weird energy at the store I work at ever settle down?
    Answers…trust, trust, trust. Be brave. We can do it. I can do it. Dig into myself for that super focused, motivated me, and get her studying! I have no answers for the store I work at, though!

    3 years ago
  25. Kevin

    When, if ever, will we as a people, and in our world of nations, move fully beyond Covid 19? How can we, in a matter of months, move from a scarcity of vaccine availability to unwanted surplus, while our sisters and brothers in neighboring nations cannot get enough? How can this happen among people who purport to be civilized?

    3 years ago
    1. sunnypatti48317

      Oh Kevin, it hurts my heart thinking about this. It makes no sense, and I pray our leaders find a way to share the surplus.

      3 years ago
      1. Michele

        100% agree.

        3 years ago
        1. Holly in Ohio

          Our leaders are in a difficult position. If they gave what we have and took away from people here who wanted it, there would certainly be a horrible backlash of anger, which might even prevent getting needed things done. And merely redistributing a limited number of vaccines would still be playing musical chairs. There is simply not enough. We must work diligently at solving the issues of producing more of what the world needs by whichever means we can… certainly we need to allow more places to produce vaccines. The obstruction to that currently is mostly on the end of the pharmaceutical companies, I think, along with bureaucracy. I wish we had solved this long before now, but acting now is the next best option.

          3 years ago
  26. Antoinette

    The answers arising are to let go and trust love.

    3 years ago
  27. Lioness

    What does the future hold for my three eldest nieces in foster care? Will they be ok? Where will my new career path lead me?

    3 years ago
  28. Carla

    My answer at this time of much uncertainty regarding employment & the recent loss of my brother is, “”My intention is to Trust.” Its a form of a prayer of deeper abandoning unto the God of Light.

    3 years ago
    1. sparrow

      I believe you are on a good and healthy path,
      having this intention for myself as well . . .
      I am deeply sorry for your loss,
      dear Carla,
      and will keep you in my heart
      with love…

      3 years ago
    2. Toni

      May God bless all your choices today that lead you towards a brighter tomorrow as you trust in him. The outcome is in God’s hands. And may God rest the soul of your dear brother and help you in your time of grief.

      3 years ago
    3. Holly in Ohio

      I’m sorry to hear of your loss, Carla. The love will always be there. My prayers are with you.

      3 years ago
    4. Kevin

      Dear Carla, I am sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. I am holding him, and you, Carla, in prayer. May you find rest and some comfort in the God of Light. You’ll be in good hands therein.

      3 years ago
    5. Antoinette

      Sending you loving kindness Carla I’m sorry for your loss. May you be at peace.

      3 years ago

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