As do sometimes situations in our lives

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The La Soufrière volcano has been erupting for a few days now. This volcano is situated on the island of St. Vincent, part of the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. St. Vincent or SVG as it is affectionately called is part of a chain of volcanic islands that make up the outermost ring of islands known as the Eastern Caribbean or the Lesser Antilles. There are eleven active volcanoes in this chain found on the island of Saba in the north to Kick ’em Jenny, an active submarine volcano on the Caribbean Sea floor, 8…

Get answers from the ethers

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No one knows exactly why we dream and many have posited reasons as to the purpose of dreaming. The popular magazine Psychology Today, in an article described dreams in many ways with one being a form of consciousness that unites past, present, and future in processing information from the first two, and preparing for the third. I particularly like this explanation. It pleases me to think of my dreams as processing important information that can serve me as I maneuver in the physical plane.

So are you a dreamer, a dreamer in the sleep state or waking state? People with…

Enjoy every step of the way

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As humans, we all want to achieve and be successful. We want to gain that nod of approval from our parents, our peers, our bosses, our society. We yearn to hear the ‘well done’ — two words that many of us crave like a sugar high. So with that as the goal, we go through life looking for the big one, the big whatever our dreams led us to reach for, and in doing so and being only oriented towards hitting the jackpot, we miss the little teapots along our way.

I have missed many teapots myself and would have…

I like this article, it uncomplicated a topic that can get a bit convoluted at times.

Nice. Thanks for sharing.

You have to be willing to face your fears

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For writers, or for anyone involved in the arts, it is often difficult to confidently share our expressions with audiences. We are afraid that the reaction might be less than positive, thereby crushing the dreams we had to become respected and perhaps world-renowned in our field.

I write, or at least as we say in the Caribbean, I am ‘trying a ting’ with a keyboard and a screen as a way to share my thoughts and experiences in the form of words. It has not been easy and perhaps the hardest hurdle that I needed to cross was to realize…

It’s neither under your pillow nor tucked away in a drawer

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I was having a conversation with a friend of mine. We are somewhat on the same spiritual path though in my case, I use a bit more of my intuition and a little less of my logic while he is the opposite but we have remained close compadres, sharing our thoughts and differing beliefs with love and respect for each other. So this morning I commented to him that I was staying in a thankful mood. His response was, “gratefulness is powerful.” He knew what he was talking about. …

Perception does not have to be the reality

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I got out of bed with a full-blown case of Monday Morning Blues and then to make matters worse, I had little time to sit quietly in meditation since blues or not, I had not heard the alarm, which caused me to be late in waking, and with the 9–5 already impatiently knocking on my door, I had to make a move.

These days, it feels like death and destruction are rampant. It appears that everywhere you turn there is a report of a person you know who has recently died or some disaster, natural or manmade that has occurred…

Benefits are limited only by your imagination

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You cannot grow a garden without having to remove weeds, they go together, there is no escape. This one morning, the weather was overcast so I figured it was a good time to do some gardening. The sun was not out and there was a stiff cooling breeze that was sure to make the somewhat tedious task of hand weeding pleasant enough. I got out my garden shovel and a small bucket to hold the weeds. You know how they say that you have found your calling if there was something you would do even if you were not paid…

Planted and watered, watch it grow

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Have you ever been deep in meditation when a thought enters your mind from seemingly nowhere and it was so brilliant that you jumped up to write it down? One of the things that meditation and a less active mind do is that it presents us with thoughts that, if acted upon can change lives.

I have a friend who has been unemployed for a while because of the pandemic. He worked in one of the most hard-hit sectors — tourism, and since then has been aimlessly trying to find new work and a new purpose. He knew he did…

Savour Slowly

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I listen to my fair share of Abraham Hicks videos on YouTube. I have written an earlier story praising the mastery of this video-sharing service that allows users to watch videos posted by other users and also to upload videos of their own. The first time one such video appeared in my feed I listened for a few minutes then clicked it off, I wasn’t getting it. I did not know who Abraham was nor did I understand why a woman, apparently named Esther was speaking about herself in the third person.

A few months later another video popped back…

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