Ahalya Running Deer
Teachings from our Founder

Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me is what we need to figure out about each other.  It’s a title of a book and a movie based on a true story. It’s one of those films I wish more folks would take the time to watch.  Same Kind of Different as Me

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What Happened? How Did I Get Here?

Have you ever looked at your life and asked, “What happened? How did I get here?” Of course there are times when we are where we intended to be and know how we got there. Not so often I think. Our life journey is often more like when we drive

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Small Moments Make a Big Life

How many times have we all heard that it’s the small things in life which make for a great journey? When we hear this we usually think of things like sunsets, full moons, autumn colors or a child’s laughter. There are so many more of those small, joyful moments that

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Our Hero’s Journey

Our life is a hero’s journey of unexpected events, surprising challenges, tests of courage and tenacity ~ and immeasurable possibility. The following poem by J.R.R. Tolkien speaks of the journey of life. I wondered at the beauty and depth of its words. I first saw it several years ago and

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Being “Spiritual”

First came the awareness of being a human being having a spiritual experience. Then Wisdom cleared away that concept to the truth of, we are a spiritual being having a human experience. What does that mean? The Wholeness of us is as a spiritual being; we are a spiritual being

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Spiritual Materialism

There was an ashram with a pet cat that would always come into the meditation room and disturb the meditators. The Teacher instructed that when it was time to meditate the cat was to be tied to a pole. In time the Teacher passed away. Meditation time with the cat

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Two Inseparable Companions Part II

Grace under pressure is a saying often attributed to someone who, regardless of what is happening, manages to stay calm, think clearly and respond appropriately. That state of consciousness applies well to one who has developed a healthy relationship with their Thinker and Prover. As we continue to consider the

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Two Inseparable Companions

  We have two companions that act as a unit, inseparable. Like the wings of a bird, these two companions are the synergistic values that allow the bird to fly. Or we could say, like waves and the calm ocean dance together as one expression of the same whole. These

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~Something Wonderful is About To Happen.

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