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The Embrace #92: Letting go of Perceptions of Being Unfairly Treated

The year was 1993. Strolling through San Francisco in a buoyant mood, I had been lifted by the success of a juicy musical performance I had just given. Since my latest self-love stretch was learning to be more generous with myself financially, I decided to have dinner at a nice Japanese restaurant.

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The Embrace #82: Love Born of Torrential Grief

The Embrace #82: Love Born of Torrential Grief

Love Born of Torrential Grief By MaryBeth Scalice [Note: Over 1,000 homes were destroyed just before New Year’s as a fire swept through an area in Colorado that included the home of MaryBeth’s son and family. See the before-and-after aerial photos from his...

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The Embrace #81: Healing and Love

The Embrace #81: Healing and Love

"Let Me Be Strong for You" —Healing and Love Are the Same By Lana Carolan This article was inspired by an upcoming surgery for spinal stenosis I've been guided to have in the very near future, and an episode of fear associated with it that came to visit me recently. I...

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The Embrace #80: How to Accept the Unacceptable

The Embrace #80: How to Accept the Unacceptable

How to Accept the Unacceptable By Beth Geer Recently I was asked for help by a reader who wanted to know how to handle a difficult relationship situation. In brief, her problem was that her husband was an active church member who often was involved in projects that...

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The Embrace #79: A New Lord’s Prayer

The Embrace #79: A New Lord’s Prayer

A New Lord's Prayer for Awakening By James Willis and Helen Reynolds The time has come for a new Lord’s Prayer.  A prayer that reminds of what we have forgotten.  A prayer that helps create a relationship so close, so strong, so comforting that harmony becomes normal...

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The Embrace #78: Pain, Patriarchy, and the Divine Feminine

The Embrace #78: Pain, Patriarchy, and the Divine Feminine

Pain, Patriarchy,and the Divine Feminine By Mary Reed Recently I co-hosted an online series called the “Mystics’ Front Porch,” during which a participant asked a question about grief, rage, and patriarchy. She said that she found it difficult not to be overcome by...

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The Embrace #77: Recognizing Jesus

The Embrace #77: Recognizing Jesus

How I Recognize Jesus By Lana Carolan Many have asked me over the years how I recognize Jesus as the true voice delivering A Course in Miracles and also within A Course of Love.  That's an easy one: Jesus has traveled with me since I was a small child. I met him on...

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The Embrace #76: Compassion

The Embrace #76: Compassion

Compassion: An Expression of Divinity By Lana Carolan I, like many others, use the life of Jesus as an example life for guidance and instruction. I don't know about you but when I think of the life of Jesus, it is difficult to separate his humanity from his divinity....

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The Embrace #75: Help, Doubts, Evil, and Jealousy

The Embrace #75: Help, Doubts, Evil, and Jealousy

Help, Doubts, Evil & Jealousy:An Interview with Sebastián On May 23, 2021, Sebastián Blaksley was interviewed by the Center for Contemporary Mysticism. The interview included questions from the online audience, four of which are presented here. In his answers,...

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The Embrace #74: Being Who You Are

The Embrace #74: Being Who You Are

Being Who You Are By Celia Hales Excerpts from her new book A Course of Love answers questions that earnest seekers still have despite careful study of A Course in Miracles. ACOL thus states that it is a “continuation” of the earlier work, though ACOL can be read...

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