Celebrating Difference and Recognizing Oneness

I love diversity and the richness of different perspectives. I also love looking in the direction of the essence who we all are. It seems to me that whenever I look in that direction life gets simpler and lighter. I have noticed recently different conversations about the right way to look and point in this direction. They have the feeling for me of: "I know better than you. This way is better than that way. You can’t say this. You should do that."   So many rules. And for what? None of us have it right. What is being pointed to cannot...

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We Box Ourselves in with Limiting Beliefs, and We Also Set Ourselves Free

I still get surprised by the invisible power of thought at times. Like the Henry Ford quote says: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” I got it into my head that I can only write in the mornings. This morning I didn’t write. I got caught up in trying to unsuccessfully figure out a video editing software and spent most of the day ensconced in it.   When it came to this evening, I had some quiet time while Angus was picking up our youngest daughter from her job. I started to watch a video. Then I...

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The Soul-Centered Series Free Webinar with Bill Pettit

Please join us for this free webinar. Bill Pettit has shared the Three Principles within his psychiatric practice for more than 35 years. Bill was mentored personally for over 26 years by Sydney Banks, and his direct experience with Syd’s teaching closely informs his work. His most recent speaking and coaching work focuses on overcoming trauma by understanding that there is just one cause—and one cure—for mental illness. In this webinar, Bill will share highlights of his experience learning from Syd and what he is seeing today regarding the spiritual nature of the understanding.   August 25, 2018, 10:00 AM Pacific Time...

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Q & A for the Soul-Centered Series with Rohini Ross

Rohini shares the inspiration behind the program and how the understanding of the Principles has impacted her life. To learn more about the Soul-Centered Series: Psychology, Spirituality and the Teachings of Sydney Banks click on this link: http://bit.ly/SoulCenteredSeries....

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The Soul-Centered Series Webinar with Cathy Casey

In this Webinar, Cathy shares her rich experience of sharing the Principles over the years. I loved hearing the story of her first meeting Sydney Banks. She makes the understanding so accessible, and I appreciated her profound acceptance of her humanity -- Enjoy!   If you would like to learn more about the six-month program The Soul-Centered Series: Psychology, Spirituality, and the Teachings of Sydney Banks click here....

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The Freedom of Not Being Important

I have been working on video recordings to promote The Soul-Centered Series coming up in the fall. I am used to doing weekly Vlogs with my husband Angus, but I am less used to recording video when it is just me. I noticed my increased level of preparation and reticence to speak off the cuff. Of course, the feedback I got was to speak more from my heart.   I am so grateful that my insecure thinking and behavior amuses me now. I see that I got caught up in a layer of thought that was saying I am not enough. Even...

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You Are a Miracle and Looking Toward Your Miraculous Nature is Very Practical

How is the understanding that we are spiritual beings having a human experience helpful within the practical context of living the human experience? How does understanding there is no self, and we are living in an illusion help when the form of our experience requires food, water, shelter, and air, and when there are activities to do and agreements to keep. There is never a problem with our formless nature that is just bliss, but the actual human experience can feel very removed from the understanding that we are living in the illusion of our individuality and the world of...

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The Soul-Centered Series Webinar with Dicken Bettinger

In this webinar, Dicken shares how the teachings of Sydney Banks shifted his work as a psychologist and his own views on personal development. Sydney Banks was the first person Dicken heard say that everyone has innate wellbeing inside of them but for their thinking.   If you would like to learn more about the six-month program The Soul-Centered Series: Psychology, Spirituality, and the Teachings of Sydney Banks click here.  ...

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The Answer to More Motivation and Greater Productivity

I love this story from the book Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland:   The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the "quantity" group: fifty pounds of pots rated an "A", forty pounds a "B", and so...

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Help, I Am Hurting! Where is My Peace of Mind?

When I found myself writing similar messages to clients who were experiencing distress and who reached out for support, I thought it might be helpful to share my thoughts with a wider audience. Let me know in the comments if what I am sharing is helpful or if you have questions.   When you are upset it looks like another person or a circumstance is the cause of your distress. Your emotions make this feel very real. It does not occur to you that your experience is created inside of you. It is hard to have perspective and see that your thinking...

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