“It takes time for this old conditioning to fully dissipate from the mind/body system. The ego clings to these old patterns because it is actually made out of this activity of resistance and avoidance. This desperate mental activity is what we call negativity. But as you let your awareness rest in the background presence of Being, while the negativity continues on its own, it will eventually fade away like mist in the morning sun. Don’t resist it, or try to push it away—that is just the ego mind engaging with another part of the ego mind. Simply be that awareness that knows, thinks, and experiences everything, and that consciousness will automatically take care of all the healing and understanding that needs to happen.” ~Deepak Chopra

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“Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City’s Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her. Now she’s joined his act and the two of them can often be seen performing together.”

Happy Summer Solstice! “Great God, Father of the Earth, Shine down on this, your strongest day. Blessed Goddess who gave us Birth, Bless us who honor your ancient way. As Summer’s light falls to the ground, lending crops and trees it’s power, the Summer winds blow warm and round, touching the corn silk and the flowers. We give you thanks, our Mother Earth, We praise you, fire of the Sun. We dance this Solstice day with Mirth, from dawns’ first light ’till the day is done.” ~author unknown

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Art~ “Moon Dance – A Midsummer Celebration” by Holly Sierra
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