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Sally McKirgan

Sally McKirgan is an artist, author and poet who lives in Ashland, OR. She facilitates the Ashland Daily Tidings Inner Peace column that is published every Saturday on the Back Page. She also facilitates one of several A Course In Miracles study groups that meet weekly in the Rogue Valley. Contact her for locations and meeting times. innerpeaceforyou@live.com

The Universal Present by Ed Hirsch

The Universal Present   Would you like to get in on a secret? The first part is the Open Secret that is always here and now, simple and available. The second part is a gesture that anchors it. Together they make the Universal Present that keeps on giving, always new, always now.  Have you ever felt [...]

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3 Life Lessons from a Cup of Hot Chocolate by Peter Finkle

3 Life Lessons from a Cup of Hot Chocolate How many simple moments of life today have brought a smile to your face – or your heart?  68 years of life have convinced me that my happiness does not come from the anticipated vacation, a promotion at work or a new possession.  Yes, those times [...]

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Prodigal Cat by Lorrie LeSage

Prodigal Cat by Lorrie LeSage   When I met you, you were just a tiny eight-pound thing who had been left for dead, or merely overlooked as a trifle by someone preoccupied with more important matters. Yet somehow despite the odds, you took it upon yourself to survive. In spirit large and cagey as a lioness, [...]

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Fear of Intimacy or Loving Intimacy by Angelica Rose

Fear of Intimacy or Loving Intimacy by Angelica Rose  If we have been so hurt by others, feel betrayed, abandoned, dumped on etc. so many times we can come to a place of fearing intimacy. The fearing is coming from not wanting to get hurt again. We set up walls, shut our hearts from feeling, [...]

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Inner Peace at Peace House by Elizabeth Hallett

Finding Inner Peace at Peace House    by Elizabeth Hallett      Living in rural Calaveras County in 1980, surrounded by nature, I enjoyed a simple life, away from the problems of the world. There was a certain inner peace to that life. It was also isolating. I listened to the Bay area’s Pacifica Radio and realized [...]

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The End of Seeking by Ed Hirsch

The End of Seeking     by Ed Hirsch  Seeking, craving, grasping onto whatever it is we think will make us happy—that is the oldest of delusions. It seems justified because the only alternative seems to be being the victim, grinning and bearing it. If we ever question it at all. We tend to get caught up [...]

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Turning Fake News by Will Wilkinson

Turning Fake News Into Real Peace – by Will Wilkinson  Something wonderful is happening. Strangers are helping each other survive wildfires and storms. Neighbors are rising above their differences when crises strike. Meanwhile, many of our so-called leaders bicker like spoiled children and fake news confuses our sense of what’s true and false. The “godfather [...]

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Christmas Star in YOU

“The sign of Christmas is a star, a light in darkness.  See it not outside yourself, but shining in the Heaven within, and accept it as the sign the time of Christ has come.” ‘ A Course In Miracles’ T. 15. XI.2 

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Universations by Angelica Rose

Universtations  By Angelica Rose I celebrated a birthday feeling fulfilled with experiencing Universal Love expressed in nature. I was surrounded by hundreds of gold butterflies, waterfalls, beautiful trees and birds.  On the way back, I felt pulled to go to Macy’s. I came across these beautiful, unique pair of blue jeans. They were originally $100 [...]

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Alchemy by Rumi

Alchemy The essence of milk is the cream, Of the flower the essence is honey. Life runs and departs like a dream When you’re lost in pursuit after “money.” If the essence of grapes is the wine, And the essence of getting is giving, In accumulating your “me” and “mine,” What then is the essence [...]

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