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KING OF KARMA

Karma saved my iPhone from falling out of my vehicle. Sunday morning I wrote a blog about tithing and the rewards that it brings. The rewarding effects of my blog were immediate. Thanks to writing that blog, karma saved my iPhone from falling out of my pocket and getting lost or damaged. After I finished…

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tithe to thrive

This blog is my tithe to the universe. Because I was born a poor peckerwood in Tujunga, California, I knew that I had to have a ticket out. So I diligently studied the secrets of the ancient grifters and it worked. I was able refine and elevate myself enough to finally escape Tujunga when I…

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HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS

The higher power concept need not be concerned with a deity. BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.:  This post is a verbatim condensation of Chapter 34 – Addiction and the Spiritual Quest. Dr. Mate believes that “For many people, the higher power concept need not…

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Self-mastery is self-motivated

Self-mastery is self-induced. BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.:  Beginning at page 400, Dr. Mate writes that “Until a person is willing to take on the task of self-mastery, no one else will induce him to do so. “There are no techniques that will motivate…

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Resentment is soul suicide

Time for me to wake up and practice forgiveness. I just deleted a post about someone who I was angry at. Just now I also took this page off of my title bar. The Christmas spirit is transforming me. I resolve to stop ranting and raving about all of my enemies for their past transgressions.…

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THERE IS A SOLUTION

Pure grace allows some people to escape alcoholism BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.:  At page 307, Dr. Mate says that: “It is useful to study and consider what combination of self-knowledge, strength, supportive environment, good fortune, and pure grace allows some people to escape…

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I AM A HUNGRY GHOST

The ultimate freedom is freedom from pursuits. BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.:  According to Dr. Mate, “The ultimate freedom is freedom from pursuits. Freedom from being so needy that our whole life is spent trying to appease our desire or fill in the emptiness.…

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HAVE YOU TAKEN YOUR RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSE OF VITAMIN G THIS MORNING?

Gratitude gives me a dopamine rush FROM PREVENTION.COM: “Studies have linked living a thankful life to fewer aches and pains, better sleep, and more. “Making gratitude a daily practice is like taking a vitamin,” says David DeSteno, PhD, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston and author of the book Emotional Success. He’s not being hyperbolic: He…