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Illusion

Illusion

We must awaken from the illusion of separateness. The word "illusion" comes from the Latin - "illusio" which means - a mocking, jesting, jeering, irony. It means, literally "to play with".

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Compassion

Compassion

Compassion comes from the Latin word "compati". Com = together + pati = to suffer. So compassion is suffering together.

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Why Vote?

Why Vote?

Democracy, government, fascism, theocracy, oligarchy, autocracy,

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Curiosity

Curiosity

The word 'curiosity' comes from the Latin word "cura" meaning "Care and Cure". So can I deduce from this that my 'curiosity' or careful exploration of something is a healthy attribute that may cure what ails me?

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Control

Control

The word ‘control’ comes from two Medieval Latin root words: Contra which means “against or opposite” and Rotulus which means “to roll" or "little wheel”. Clearly, this goes back to the days of humanity discovering and playing with the wheel. A wheel rolls on and on until someone or something applies the brakes or turns a corner.

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Take a position

Take a position

I have a good if perilous middle class existence.

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Consume

Consume

The word 'consume', comes from the Latin word 'consumere' which means "to take up completely".

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authority

authority

The word 'authority' comes from the Latin word 'auctor' which means "AUTHOR". The word 'author' comes from the Latin work 'auctus' which means "to create".

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Injury

Injury

The word 'injury' comes from the Latin word 'injuria" which means "injustice or wrong"

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Contemplate

Contemplate

The word 'contemplate' comes from the Latin word 'contemplari' and means, "to observe carefully. The word 'observe' comes from the Latin word 'observare' and means, "to pay attention".

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Anxious

Anxious

The word 'anxious' describes humanity today: People are worried and strained. The Latin root 'anxius' means "to torment or choke.

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Evolving Consciousness

Evolving Consciousness

1. The word, 'evolve' comes from the Latin root word, 'evolvere'. It means "to roll out and unfold". 2. The word 'conscious' comes from the Latin word 'conscius'. It means "knowing with others". (Com = with & scire = to know)

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RIVAL

RIVAL

The synonym for rival is 'opponent'. The word, 'rival' comes from the Latin word, 'rivus', which means "one who uses the same brook as another".

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Our Stories

Our Stories

The word 'story' comes from the Greek word 'histor', meaning "wisdom".

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Addiction

Addiction

The word 'addict' comes from the Latin word, 'addictus" which means, "given over to another as a slave".

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Stem cell

Stem cell

Stem cells are biological cells found in all multicellular organisms, that can divide into diverse specialized cell types and can self-renew to produce more stem cells.

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Resist

Resist

The word 'resist' comes from the Latin word 'resistere', and it means, to set or place against. (Re = back or against. Sistere = To set or place)

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Incorporate

Incorporate

The word 'incorporate' comes from the Latin word 'incorporare' which means, "to form into a body".

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Steps

Steps

The word 'step' comes from Old English 'step' and means "a treading firmly on or foothold"

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Horror

Horror

The words 'horror, horrible, horrid, horrify, horrendous', all come from the Latin word 'horrere' and means, "to tremble". And to tremble is to shake uncontrollably.

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Inspire

Inspire

The word 'inspire' comes from the Latin word 'inspirare' which means, "to breathe into".

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Employ

Employ

The word 'employ' comes from the Latin word 'implicare' = to infold, involve. The synonym of employ is "to use".

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Special Education

Special Education

Special comes from the Latin word, 'species' which means "a particular kind of seeing." Education comes from the Latin word 'educare' which means, "to lead out, bring up or draw forth".

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Old Veterans

Old Veterans

The word 'veteran' comes from the Latin stem 'veter' meaning "old".

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Animal

Animal

The word 'animal' comes from the Latin word 'anima' and means "breath or soul".

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Mastery

Mastery

Who amongst us can claim mastery (or full command of) ourselves?

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Hand and Palette

Hand and Palette

The hand and palette are needed in order to paint, but a painting is not made with the hand and the palette.

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Drone Tactic

Drone Tactic

Drone: 1) A male bee that is stingless, performs no work and produces no honey. 2) A loafer, sluggard. 3) A pilotless aircraft operated by remote control

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Success

Success

Success cannot be pursued. It comes as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.

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Happiness

Happiness

Happiness does not depend on outside events, but on how we interpret them.

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Crossing the gap from breakdown to breakthrough!

Crossing the gap from breakdown to breakthrough!

The word "breakdown" means to fail to function. The word "breakthrough" means to move through an obstruction.

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Depression

Depression

The word "depress" come from the Latin word "depressus" meaning "to press down".

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Function before Form

Function before Form

Everything flows when function precedes form.

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Evolutionary Eyes

Evolutionary Eyes

With evolutionary eyes, problems are seen as evolutionary drivers triggering astounding innovations.

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Breakthrough

Breakthrough

"Search as if your hair is on fire and you're looking for water."

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Weapon of Mass Creativity - Your True Voice

Weapon of Mass Creativity - Your True Voice

Synonym of voice is "VENT". It comes from the Latin word "vox" meaning cry or call.

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Sensation

Sensation

AIDS was a sensation in 1987. Sensation comes from the Latin word "Sensatus" which means "Gifted with Sense".

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Attention

Attention

Whatever you put your attention on...it grows.

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Contemplate

Contemplate

Activate the artist within you.

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Ordinary things

Ordinary things

Look for things that express what you feel inside...and draw them.

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Who am I?

Who am I?

You have to confront the vast well of loneliness on your creative path.

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Draw a Memory

Draw a Memory

Self-interpretation is most powerful

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Aging

Aging

Part of us lives in time and ages. Part of us lives in timelessness and just is.

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Synchronicity

Synchronicity

The Revelation of a deeper Order

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Middle School Decisions

Middle School Decisions

The word "decision" comes from the Latin word "de-cidere" which means "to cut off".

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The Self

The Self

The Self is an invisible, intelligent ordering principle.

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Re-Parenting

Re-Parenting

Our parents are part of our Sacred Journey.

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Boxes

Boxes

Our culture has an addiction to boxes. Yes, boxes.

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Listening to Essential Self

Listening to Essential Self

People have turned to Essential Self for thousands of years for guidance in dealing with the material world.

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The luxury of Being

The luxury of Being

I find that drawing helps me slow down and contemplate and connect with my world in a meaningful way. What do you find that helps you to do this?

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Friends

Friends

Friends sustain us in so many ways.

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Ceremony 5/15/12

Ceremony 5/15/12

Bless routines which support the structure of our day. Bless change which supports awakening to the deeper archetypal structures of our day.

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My Mother

My Mother

My mother, perhaps like all mothers, contributed to the shape of my life. Here is a little bit of my story.

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Respecting the lineage

Respecting the lineage

The SHIFT in consciousness that we need to make today, depends on people like you and me making a commitment to DRAW upon our True Identity as Consciousness. Register today for Translation® — a creative thinking tool much like a pencil or pen, helping you draw out the Power within you. The teleseminar, Translation®, begins July 11, 2011.

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This week in Yosemite

This week in Yosemite

Eastern Sierra Nevadas - here we come !

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