Vision

Words by Dr. Russell Clayton

THE PATH OF YOUR TRUE SELF When you are evolving, you are on the path of growth, and following your true self. When you are static you are not growing, and following your lower self. Anytime you’re being less than your authentic self, you are creating and starring…

What I Learned from Robert and About Him

Four months prior to meeting Robert in Ljubljana, Slovenia, I had a dream about divorcing and marrying a new man on the same day. This profound experience truly challenged me, as I was quite lonely and expanding my spiritual endeavors. When we met in a December 2000 seminar,…

Project Say Something: Educating Allies

In Alabama, we often get education wrong. Despite our low nationwide rankings, our insistence on maintaining corporal punishment in schools, and our reluctance to move away from the football-coach-as-history-teacher model, the most serious flaw seems to be a determination to hold on to white supremacy and bigotry. White…

It’s Non-refundable 

  With most things in life, there’s a receipt or a chance to get a refund. There’s only one thing (as far as I’m concerned) that cannot be redeemed, and that’s time. It’s my most precious commodity, and believe me, I treat it accordingly, and I don’t let…

WEB OF LIFE CONNECTIONS

There are multiple metaphors for connectedness: Perhaps Native American Chief Seattle said it best when he spoke about The Web of Life: “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All…

IN YOUR IMAGE

I have seen fragments of eternity in the smile of an Afrikan face Contented by the chance to be visible in a world that sees us As monkeys that have just learnt to blend into the bigger picture. I have learnt to laugh with a dagger in my…

A “little love stor(y)”

at 11:42 AM · I attended my youngest daughters preschool concert this morning. Lady, my youngest, has special needs and she’s in a classroom with other children who have special needs. They are marvelous tiny humans. They are actually, and arguably, better than your average #tinyhumans Because of…

God’s Shelter: Poems by Shauna Smith

TIME “Time is a gift,” they say but yet it is never wrapped with a bow or a name on a card. “Time is a gift,” they say but it is never hidden for a special occasion. For it is offered freely, handed over without expectation by the…

Pay Attention- You Can Learn from Another Culture

During a recent journey to Mexico, I found new facets of culture to which I had previously paid little attention. That first day, a publicly displayed prevalence of skulls that, in our USA culture, symbolize fear and death came front and center. Their appearance stirred another, more distant…