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Emergent Light: The World of Meaning

To live a meaningful life is to participate in the consciousness of the soul. When inwardly touched, a sense of soulful purpose is realized...

Food First: Simple, Cool Treats for the Summertime Heat

Looking for some cool treats as the summer heats up? Look no further than these two simple recipes that are easy for anyone to...

Spirit Leaves: February Angst

Inspiration for this month's column came from a work colleague. Poised at the threshold of my office door, a brilliant but beleaguered educator shared...

September Horoscope: Think!

Let's use our brains this month. Mercury is direct, joining the sun in its own mentally active sign of Virgo on September 5, and...

April Horoscope: In like a Lamb, Out like a Lion

Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac April rolls in soggy, foggy and impatient, but rolls out like a steamroller. Mercury and Venus are in intuitive and...

From the Editor: Lest we forget…

It is very easy, in fact too easy, to get caught up in the sensationalism that is growing exponentially in the media. Corporate conglomerates...

The Mystical Christ: ‘God is all-powerful’ and other Nonsensical Truisms

You've heard the complaint before: "If God is all-powerful, then why did he allow this terrible thing to happen?" It's a reasonable question, especially...

Mercurial Messages: December Horoscope — Healthy Nostalgia

December begins in a busy, work-oriented rush. Mercury in Sagittarius helps us stay honest and future-focused, Venus in industrious Capricorn and Mars in collective...

A Pleiadian Message: Accelerating Transformation

Beloved ones, we greet you. The veils on Earth have continued to lift on vastly different dimensional levels, unearthing your planet, making accessible to...

Emergent Light: The Sonata of the Master Musician

Sound gives birth to all that is. It is the power behind existence itself, and the universe is merely its outer effect. At first...

April Horoscope: Intensity requires Patience

Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac April may roar in like a lion, but we can tame that beast with loving kindness, patience and a...

From the Heart: Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas Dinner

When I texted my niece Jordin, an attorney who works as a public defender, she told me she was at a softball game. Every...

Remember What’s Important

I attended a concert by the Brothers Cazimero, two talented and well-loved Hawaiian musicians. Early in the evening one of the brothers, Roland, fell...

Spirit Leaves: Why Meditate?

In the movie Eat, Pray, Love, journalist Elizabeth Gilbert (played by Julia Roberts) visits an ashram in India. Sitting cross-legged on the floor of...

June Horoscope: Birdsong

Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac June begins with song; we network through sound and word, weaving our communities together. Birds serenade and cajole one another,...

Spirit Leaves: Positively Native

The nun from Bishop McDevitt High who judged our debate called me a "natural negative." I accepted her judgment as a compliment; decades later,...

Food First: Summer Snacks from Basil, Peppers

One of my favorite things about summer is all of the fresh basil and peppers in the garden or at the local farmer's market....