The Mystic's Message

How to Live Full Out

"Buy the ticket. Take the ride."
-Hunter S. Thompson

Buy the ticket. Take the ride. 

Not the other way around. 

When you buy the ticket, you're in. Until you do that, it's just a nice idea. Something you might do...someday...maybe...

You have to buy the ticket, and you pay for it with...

...your time

...your attention

...your effort

...and yes...

...your money.

Will it be worth it? You won't really know until you're on the other side. Even then, it might take you a little time to reali…

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The Snake

The Snake

You're walking down a trail, warm sunlight gently brushing your skin, when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see it...

Did it just move, or was that a play of the light? 

You freeze.

Staring. Waiting.

Adrenaline pumping through your system. Trying to determine whether or not it's safe to take another step...

Is it a rope?

Or is it a snake? 

Maybe there's nothing to worry about at all...

But make the wrong choice and it could cost you big time! 

This is the power of perception…

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Notes on Inter-Dimensional Travel

Making simple things complicated is one of the things the human mind does best. Looking for answers EVERYWHERE but here and now.

And I can't help but ask...

Why go to other dimensions when you don’t have this one sorted out?

Why try to heal your past lives while you are adding fuel to the fire in this present one?

Why obsess over your dreams when your waking life is in chaos?

Rather than chasing answers across the multi-verse, I offer you this alternative...

Assume that you have everything…

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⚠️ Work in progress

You're not a work in progress because something is inherently wrong with you that needs fixing. 

To assume that is to assume nature made mistakes with you that are somehow now your responsibility to correct. 

Instead, what if you assumed that you were perfectly designed? And rather than fixing, your work is to realize your inherent perfection? To know it and live it and bring it forth into the world...

That's a "work in progress" that will END the exhausting chase and put you firmly on the pa…

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Filling the space?

What is it about empty space that's so unsettling? 

No sooner does the empty space appear, and we're looking to fill it with...

a book

a task

a thought

a game

a show

a diversion

We're grateful for the space opening up, but not because we can leave it empty. We're grateful because we can fill it with something more pressing, or if we're lucky, more pleasing than whatever was there before. 

When did it become so wrong to just do nothing? 

When did it become so difficult to rest in the qu…

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The hard part of creative work

Everyone says they want to do the fun creative work. It seems so exciting, romantic even, to pull something out of yourself and give it shape and form in the world. 

Until...

The deadline is looming and...

you're stuck for an idea!

You don't know where to start, or where to go from here. 

And it all gets very stressful very fast. 

Suddenly, all those little mundane things seem very important. Surely you can't write that piece, or compose that song, or come up with your next offer until you…

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Wounded

The black and white blur whirled around, fangs bared, and bit down. Hard! A shock of pain burned from my thumb to my shoulder, and I knew I'd made a mistake. 

Her name is Pecan. That little fuzzball has been with with us for a few months now and that was the longest anyone had touched her. 

In hindsight, it was an ill-conceived plan from the start. 

I thought that if we could scruff her and get her into Kisma's loving arms, she'd realize that she's safe with us. That we'd never let any harm c…

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A Simpler Way to Solve Your Stuff

Emotions can be sticky. Especially when they take a dark turn...

Resentment, anger, frustration- they have a way of winding us deep into a story with no way out. 

What if I told you that you can learn to deal with your emotions effectively, without allowing them to hijack your mind and your life. I'm NOT talking about stuffing your emotions. And I'm not talking about some convoluted "emotional processing."  

It's a simple method. Only a few steps...

There's a catch though. You'll need to set…

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How to Know if You're Growing as a Person

When it comes to personal development, I play the long game. 

Flashes of insight and “Breakthroughs” are great, but they don’t always mean that something significant has shifted, and they’re definitely no guarantee of lasting change. 

You feel better for a little bit and then it's back to business as usual. 

I don't know anyone who is committed to their own growth who hasn't asked in a moment of self-disappointment and frustration, "Is this even working?" 

Trying to change a habit and see yo…

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Where we're going?

I've heard this word a lot lately. To be honest I'm not even sure what it means. 

And even if I did, I'm not so sure it's something worth aspiring to...

It's been showing up in conversations with friends and family. 

I've read it in news articles. 

Just the other day the lady in front of me at the grocery store was going on about it with the checkout guy. It always starts like this...

"When things get back to normal..." 

And I can't help but think to myself, What the heck is "Normal" anywa…

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