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Dare to Live Your Truth!

If you have been following me, you are aware that Jesus called me to serve with him as part of a spiritual team. FYI, he is eager to co-partner with anyone who says “Use me.” Jesus is now my Spiritual Mentor/Guide and I’m blessed to receive Divine messages that are meant for everyone in order to help us all with our daily lives.

THE FOLLOWING IS a true story. This is a personal experience I’m using as an inspiration for you to live your truth despite negative outside pressure. I’m including a particular occasion to demonstrate that dissension often comes from unexpected sources, increasing the challenges to stay true to who you are. This isn’t to show how noble and pure I am over and above anyone else, because we are all equal in God’s eyes. To the contrary, it is merely an example of the choices we are led to make, and how the results of those choices affect our everyday lives.

* Truth is the truth, no matter the messenger and no matter the specific religion or no religion. Truth is still the truth. It is beyond dogma, beyond man-defined illusory boundaries.

The challenge is that humans have finite minds. Those minds perceive from distorted viewpoints, from the smaller picture, often from flawed information passed down through the generations. Some of what has and is being taught are biased interpretations from past agendas such as for maintaining power of and control over others through fear.

Because of mistaken fear-teachings, there are many wounded Christians and other souls who want nothing to do with Jesus, or Christianity, or a specific religion. There are many Christians who are afraid to open their hearts and minds to a wider truth beyond the man-created and mistaken boundaries into which they laughingly try to cram the Infinite.

What I’m suggesting here is to look beyond the inaccurate fear-based boundaries to the eternal truth. To question, to look within, instead of blindly accepting someone else’s viewpoint. What if they are wrong and you’ve spent your entire life following a lie?

* The responsibility for your truth lies with you. Go within. Co-partner with the Divine for knowing the eternal truth. Don’t be afraid to question your spiritual mentor/God, or to argue, because arguing merely means you don’t yet understand. Keep asking. Listening. Until it lights up as an ‘aha!’ within you.

What is important is for you is to live your truth.

Example: I was in a spiritual group class composed of wonderful people where I was informed by an adamant few that I could no longer say ‘Jesus’, or ‘Christ’, or ‘Christ Consciousness’. In fact, no one was to mention the name of any historic spiritual leader. I was told that even the word ‘faith’ is uncomfortable for people, as is ‘God’. I understand that some people are wounded because of being raised in a strict, hell-fire type religion with a punishing, vengeful God, but you aren’t to surrender to their fears, you are to surrender to and live your own truth.

In this instance, their fears were definitely not my truths and I chose what was right for me. As you know from The Calling in the first chapter of this book, I was personally called by Jesus to serve as God’s instrument, which means that Jesus is very real to me. To pretend otherwise is a lie.

* Please realize that this is a dedication of service that is available to you and to everyone. I’m certainly not over and above anyone else, nor am I less than anyone else. It only means that I said ‘yes’ when called. Everyone has different missions and purposes to fill, various skills to offer, and none is better or more superior than another. I discuss this more in a Divine Message later in the book, called Are Your Goals Spiritual Enough?

However, to agree with a few people’s demands meant that I chose to live a lie in order to ‘fit’ in. I was even told that if I didn’t agree, I should move to a different church. My spirit rebelled against such false limitations, like being crammed into a fake spiritual prison of someone else’s mistaken creation caused by fear.

* By the way, your mentor might be a different Spiritual Entity or Angel or Archangel or Ascended Master. There is no hierarchy because all are from the same Source, serving the same Source.

Here was my emailed reply to the class:

“I do appreciate the discussion today. I totally understand all of your positions on this topic that is difficult for so many.

“Although I understand, I’m saddened by the decision. To include all faiths would be so much richer and deeper than this ‘homogenized’ version of spirituality decided upon. Truths are truths no matter which spiritual leader brought them to us. What is exciting is to discuss all of them and the sharing of those truths, and what makes them truths. By forbidding the names of those who gave so much to bring us these truths seems shallow, a surface spirituality, without depth.

“What is disappointing is that I had difficulty with some of the traditional churches because of their man-made boundaries and barriers they constructed that are way too small to encompass all that is God. The rules and regulations of what is, and what is not, were far too limiting for the Universal Source. I thought your group was different, that you were all-inclusive, respecting all faiths. With this latest decision of banned words you’ve established the very dogma you resent in traditional churches. You have developed your own set of man-defined boundaries, rules and restrictions that would even exclude the founder of this particular spiritual philosophy if he were he alive today.

“I was thinking after the meeting of what our historic spiritual leaders would have accomplished if they had watered down their truth-messages so as not to offend anyone. You’d not even have heard of their names, much less their messages. Jesus offended the majority of the religious leaders of his time, and I assume the same could be said about Gandhi, Buddha, and the other spiritual leaders that sacrificed so much to enlighten us on the truth. In fact, not offending anyone is impossible–a delusion.

“I respect your decision, just like I respect and admire all of you, and I understand that you are seeking to establish a ‘healing’ church, a very noble goal.

“But I realized today that I have nothing to offer you. If, according to you, I can’t publicly acknowledge Jesus my spiritual mentor, or say the word ‘faith’, and have been told that I shouldn’t even say “Thank You, God’ because some people ‘might’ envision a bearded man on a throne, then I am at a loss as how to share what I hope will be of benefit to others—and I do feel led to share the revelations of my meditations.

“If I stay with your group, then I must decide not to live my truth in exchange for acceptance. I’ve done that for most of my life. But now, the thought of squelching or denying my personal, spiritual experiences in order to be accepted, cramps my stomach; it’s too confining, too claustrophobic; I choose a truer path for me where I can relax and breath freely. I know I will surely fit in somewhere, I just don’t know yet where that might be. I also thank all of you for the sharing of your hearts and spirituality. You are joy-filled, loving people.

“I also know that the very one all of you would have me keep secret and hidden is the one who led me here—Jesus.

“Again, thank all of you for your love and the richness you’ve added to my life. If you wish to discuss anything, just let me know.

“God bless.”

The results: The spiritual leader of the group agreed for us to be inclusive, having disagreed for several years with the fear-based dictates of exclusion. I later learned that other members were also unhappy with the restrictions but were afraid to speak up. Although there were growing-pains involved, we are now free to mention any religion and/or spiritual leaders in order to garner the eternal truth from each.

Like you in all situations, I had a choice. If I had accepted the fear-based regulations in order to belong, then there would have been no personal or group growth or spiritual expansion. Not only that, in giving in to the others’ fears, we would have been enabling their woundedness instead of encouraging healing. Making the right choice enhanced the quality of my life, and others. The same is true for you.

* You, too, might have to make a choice whether to be popular or to be true to yourself. Have faith, trust, and the courage, with Divine Love, to choose what is in alignment with eternal truth.

I realize the shift wasn’t from me, alone, but from the Power of the Universe working through me. Even so, I could have decided either way, with less than desirable results, demonstrating how important it is to live your Truth.

Meaning: Live your truth.

I’m not sitting in judgment for the ones in the group who, out of fear and woundedness, attempted to control what others thought and said in order to protect their fears without having to face them. They are wonderful people and I love them as God loves them.

*What is important for you to know is what the truth is for you. You determine that truth by going inside to your Divine Power that knows the truth, knows you, and knows what is best for you. Life is precious. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life according to someone else’s rules. Live by Divine truths. Live your truth.

“Always live your Truth. With integrity. With courage. With compassion. With forgiveness. Without exception.” ~ Jesus. Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 36. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

The post is an excerpt from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 37-43. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 


Divine Messages, Part 7: Divine Communication Summary & Exercises – Final.



Divine Communication is for you! For everybody! We’ve allowed others to convince us through fear-tactics that it doesn’t exist, or that we are crazy. That is a lie. It is a freely given gift from God in the form of continual connection with the Unlimited Wisdom to help with everything in our everyday lives. Everything. To be honest, this is, in reality, ‘surrender’, which is nothing to fear, only to embrace. Divine communication is part of our spiritual DNA. Our birthright.

Advice: When you do the following exercises, you might receive the answers so quickly you’ll doubt you heard them. You might think they are merely the figment of your imagination, or your mind playing tricks on you. Don’t question them. Don’t allow your logical mind to reword them or rationalize them away. Write them down in a journal, whether on paper or on your computer exactly as you received them, even if they don’t make sense. You’ll be amazed that as you write them down, you start receiving more understanding. If not, then pray for clarity, but in these exercises, don’t question them.

Methods: Remember, there are infinite ways you receive messages from the infinite, but there are four basics and I’ve added a fifth. Hearing, seeing, sensing, knowing, plus, Divine Intervention. You might receive messages through one method or all four, it doesn’t matter as long as you receive them. You may choose to develop all four. When opening to messages you might receive the entire message at once, like a wisdom-explosion. One of the challenges is to then pull the threads of the message into a linear format and still keep the meaning of the message. Pray for clarity. Once you get working on this you’ll better understand what I’m trying to explain. Don’t worry about any of this, but…

Pray/Meditate: Before you start each exercise, pray for clarity, for understanding, for the release of any fears holding you back from this magnificent experience. Ask for calm, to release fears and doubts, and for you to get your own  self out of the way, allowing a clear conduit for Divine Wisdom to flow into you.

No judgment! Often we are even afraid of trying these exercises because we fear we’ll fail. Don’t worry about failing.  Trust, and have faith. You weren’t born walking, you learned how. Think of Divine Communication in reverse; we are all born with that 24/7 connection, but along the growth path we became confused and misdirected and forgot how. Now is the time to reclaim your birthright.

By the way, I’ve lost count of the number of people who have told me they’ve had intuitive experiences but were afraid to share them with anyone. I know the same is true for you. Be smart. Learn how to open up to Divine Communication and use it! You’ll be so grateful you did!  Remember, you can always share with me.


In doing these exercises the exact results don’t matter at this point because no matter what, you are loved by God, always and forever. Be determined and choose to develop an open dialogue with the Divine and your spirit guides (your Spiritual team) – and feel it. Passion is important. Not wishy-washy but determination that you will no longer deny yourself this miraculous gift to you from God.

Even if you don’t think you’ve received anything, continue to trust. Have faith. This is similar to using a muscle weakened from lack of use. With persistence and practice, that muscle gains strength.

In these exercises you’ll ask questions which will vary according to the focus of the exercise and your desires. Then listen carefully. As I mentioned before, the answers are usually so fast you might doubt you heard or received it. Once you have an answer or even more than one answer, write them down on your notepad or paper. Read them to yourself. As you look at them, ask for clarity and truth, and trust. You might continue to receive additional advice and suggestions. Write those down as well.

Note the thoughts and feelings that went through you. Negative? Positive? What were they? Was the answer fast, or slow? Did it have meaning for you or relate to you in any way? While fresh in your mind, write down which method through which the answer came to you.

REMEMBER: As you receive your answers, try to determine if some came through as an “I” or a “You”. Were they discouraging or encouraging? Do they seem from your heart, or your head?

As I mentioned earlier, I’d love for you to share your experiences in the comment section on this page! I’ve found that in sharing with each other, we all learn more and gain confidence.

Write a positive, believing prayer for yourself for opening and receiving Divine Communication. Read it to yourself at least daily, if not more often. Say it with passion and belief that you have already received it. Read it before you do any of the exercises.


Thank you, God, for helping me to know that Divine communication is real and is your gift to me to develop and use for everything in my life, knowing that there is no too small or insignificant. Everything is important. I release all fears to you and know, without doubt, that I continually receive Divine wisdom and guidance and blessings and love and support that help lead me to what is most joyous for me and my life. In gratitude, I release this truth into the Pure Intelligence that is God, knowing I am one with and within God and my Spiritual team. I am never alone. I am Divinely empowered.

Exercise 1: Releasing Fear

Close your eyes. Go within. Feel yourself as part of the vast loving Universal Force, totally and completely loved and protected. You are safe. When you feel ready, ask the Divine to help you release any fear and tension by bringing to your mind what fears are holding you back. With a sparkling wand like a fireworks sparkler, mentally write the fear in the black ether of space, see it glitter, then dissolve. Wow. That fear no longer exists for you. You feel freer, more expansive. Ask what other fear is holding you back, then write the word with your sparkler in the black velvet sky, a last bright glitter before it fades into non-existence. If there are any more fears revealed to you, then write them with your miraculous sparkler and watch them disappear.

Expressing gratitude for your Guide, take a deep breath, wiggle your fingers, and slowly open your eyes.

Journal your fears that are now dissolved like sparks fading away into nothing.

Exercise 2: Spirit Guides

While you are there in the loving embrace of the Universal Force, relax, take a deep breath, feel all tensions flow out of you into the earth, and ask for the name of the angel at your right shoulder. If you don’t get it, or aren’t sure, ask again.

Ask for the name of the angel at your left shoulder. Again, if needed, ask for clarity.

Ask for the name of your Spiritual mentor. If no particular name comes through, you can ask for a specific Spiritual mentor with whom you’d love to co-partner, such as Jesus. I love working with him! He is joyful and eager to work with you as is the rest of your spiritual team to help you fulfill your mission and purpose in life, and in doing so, bring you the best life beyond imagination.

Write down any names that come to you, even if they seem more incredible that you ever dared consider. Share with me if you would like.

Exercise 3: Ask personal questions

Think of a question you want to ask.

Meditate: Quiet:

Listen for any answers (usually fast), then trust.

Write down what you receive without rewording it from a logical perspective. For me, the answers are often the opposite of what my logical mind thinks, but then later, make perfect sense. Keep working with them. You’ll probably receive additional information. Wait for more. Ask if there is more. Ask again. And again. Go deeper. More detail. Don’t be afraid to argue, or say that the message doesn’t make sense to you. Questioning merely means you don’t yet understand the message’s meaning. As you keep asking, you’ll finally reach an “Aha! That’s what you are trying to tell me!” 

Also note how the messages came to you. Were they visual images in your mind? Like a voice? A flash in your mind? You just knew it? Were they one method or more than one?

Exercise 4: Automatic Writing

Relax, settle into silence. Eyes closed, if you dare. Take several deep breaths. Let yourself fall inward, into the light. Listen.

Start writing what comes into your mind/your heart. Don’t worry about spelling or punctuation. Don’t worry if they aren’t complete sentences – they might be disjointed words. They might come through with different handwriting styles. I had one that came through in five different writing styles. Remember, you have a spiritual team with you now that are all connected with and within the One God.

When you feel as if you’ve finished writing down what is coming through to you, read the words to yourself. Fill in where needed, make corrections where applicable, then read it again. Does it relate to you at all, with something you are going through, or a question you have?

Did you feel you received some kind of answer? Did you think you received something but were doubting yourself and were afraid to write it down? Write it down anyway even if it doesn’t make sense. You are welcome to share, but that is optional. Often we all learn most when we share.

Also note how the messages came to you. Were they visual images in your mind? Like a voice? A flash in your mind? You just knew it? Were they one method or more than one?

Exercise 5: Partner-up

Pair up with a partner or friend who is open to this kind of Intuitive exploration. You may hold hands or merely sit across from each other.

Each of you think of a question.

Take turns: Decide who goes first. Ask the responding partner your question. Usually with eyes closed, the responding partner goes inside for answers. The amount of time it takes doesn’t matter; don’t rush it. When the partner feels they receive an answer of any kind, then ask if there is more. Ask again. Go deeper. More detail. Once you feel you have received what you are meant to receive, then share with the asking partner. The answer might be an ongoing sharing, becoming clearer as the responding partner describes in greater detail what they saw, heard, felt, sensed… 

Reverse who asks and who responds, and repeat the steps.

How did the answers feel for you? Did they connect in any way? Did they open you up to potentials or directions you might not have considered? Or perhaps, verified what you already sensed?

Also note how the messages came to you. Were they visual images in your mind? Like a voice? A flash in your mind? You just knew it? Were they one method or more than one?

Exercise 6: Through the Looking Glass – finding out more about yourself

paraphrased from Mother Wit: A Feminist Guide To Psychic Development by Diane Mariechild 

Relax. Deepen and protect yourself by asking for the Divine light of protection to surround you. Turn inward from the outer world. Close your eyes. Take several deep breaths, then breathe normally, feeling yourself falling into the light.

Picture yourself standing in front of a three-panel floor standing mirror.

See yourself walking into the middle panel. What do you see? Spend time there. Remember what you experience. Back out of the mirror and stand in front of all three again.

See yourself walking into the right mirror. panel What do you see? Spend time there. Remember what you experience. Back out of the mirror and stand in front of all three panels again.

See yourself walking  into the left mirror. What do you see? Spend time there. Remember what you experience. Back out of the mirror and stand in front of all three panels again.

Write down what you saw and experienced in each panel. Were they different? Did they have meaning for you? In what way do they connect? Did they give you three facets of yourself? Perhaps, a balanced perspective? Wisdom beyond what you knew about yourself?

I would love to hear what you saw and experienced. You are welcome to share them in the comment section.

Final thoughts: I hope you enjoyed this series! I know, without doubt that you can strenghten your Divine Communication skills. You can do this. Persist! And miracles will happen in your life.


You are One with the Power of the Universe that is accessible to you, without fail, at all times, whether in the physical or out. You have nothing to fear, only to love and embrace with joy and enthusiasm. Divine communication is your key to the greatest life you can imagine, and even greater. Use it!

For a refresher, be sure to reread the previous posts on Divine Communication. See below.

Excerpts from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

REFRESH WITH Previous Divine Messages’ Posts

Part 1: First Calling—The Ghost. The ghost of my grandmother…

Part 2: Second Calling – The Cross. Years later I was living…

Part 3: Source of the Messages. As you read…Jesus, my Spiritual Mentor, called…

Part 4: How We Receive the Messages.

Part 5: How to tell if the messages are real.

Part 6: What blocks us from receiving Divine Messages?

Divine Messages, Part 6: What blocks us from receiving Divine messages?

Potential communication blockages between you and the Divine:

Ignorance: You had experiences of communication but you didn’t recognize them as Divine interaction, or in some instances, you bought the lie from others that it doesn’t exist. You classify those blockages as ignorance.

Ego: Some barriers are created by ego, as in, “I don’t trust the inner voice because it isn’t real, or they are only my misguided thoughts.” Or, disbelief that there is a conduit, that there is only separation. But the inner you knows better. You know there is no separation or there wouldn’t be this connecting channel. But when categorizing the ego-obstructions you realize they are only a subcategory of the larger category of…

Fear: Fear of not being good enough. Fear of ridicule, which is a fear reaction. Fear of being harmed by a debased spirit. Fear of the unknown. And any other fear you can think of that bars you from opening to Divine communication.

Another that fits in with fear is busyness or the constant need for distraction. Fearing idleness, or stillness, you might be the type to clutter up every precious moment of your life with TV or radio, or doing, or going, filling your time with the less important instead of stilling yourself and merely listening.

Not asking for Divine help. In other words, ego. Or, you don’t feel the situation is important enough. Remember, the end of Part 5 said there is no too small or insignificant. What we might think of as insignificant might be an important foundation for something larger. Don’t compartmentalize your life, putting aside the part you feel is unimportant (or you hope to keep secret, which is impossible), and only offer the other part of your life you feel is worthy of God’s attention. That is limiting a limitless God. That is separation. We are to go to the Divine for everything.

Habitual negative lifestyle. A lifestyle issue to consider is staying in negative situations, whether television or companions, and most importantly, negative thinking. Negativity drags you down. blocks you from a positive attitude, and changes the vibration in and around you. A positive outlook and surroundings are desirable for the most open communication because you’ve made yourself available. Again, you aren’t to do this alone. Ask for Divine help.

Fear blockages aren’t permanent or total. Don’t misunderstand. No matter your stubbornness, the Great Communicator breaks through anyway, and often in surprising ways that get your attention. But if you want increasing, free-flowing communication—because that is the key to a richer, happier, more abundant life—then ask the Knows-All what you can do to strengthen that connection, then trust, and follow-through.

Which of the above are challenges for you? List them, then write what you might do to overcome the challenges. Your effort in discovering what is blocking you from receiving Divine messages is worth it. Once you become aware of what is holding you back, then you can release them. When you do that, then…

You are empowered! You now have continual access to the Greatest Power in the Universe!

Excerpts from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 


(To be continued)

Next: Divine Messages, Part 7: Divine Communication Exercises. Final.

Previous Divine Messages’ Posts

Part 1: First Calling—The Ghost. The ghost of my grandmother…

Part 2: Second Calling – The Cross. Years later I was living…

Part 3: Source of the Messages. As you read…Jesus, my Spiritual Mentor, called…

Part 4: How We Receive the Messages.

Part 5: How to tell if the messages are real.




NEW DATE! “DIVINE COMMUNICATION – Trusting Your Intuition”

NEW DATE! YOU ARE INVITED TO an interactive discussion on “Divine Communication Trusting Your Intuition”, 9/12/2019, facilitated by Carolyne Cathey, author, teacher and spiritual counselor. Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Drive, Sedona AZ. 

Carolyne asks, “How might you benefit if you strengthened your intuition-connection with the Wisest Mind in the Universe?” She will share the different ways you receive these messages, and how to tell if the they are real, or your imagination.

For example, have you…

  • Heard an inner voice that had the perfect answer, but you didn’t know whether to trust it?
  • Had a flash of an ‘aha’ thought or idea?
  • Wondered or prayed about something and all of a sudden a book falls open to the perfect answer, or you hear a snippet of a conversation or song lyrics that has exactly what you are looking for?
  • Had a dream that seemed unusually powerful or colorful, like a message dream?
  • Just ‘known’ something in your gut or in your heart and you didn’t know the details, but you just ‘knew’?

Carolyne invites you to raise awareness of the continual Divine Communication that is available to all of us, a powerful gift to each of us from God.


Charming Sociopaths. You either are one, or know one. Get help!

One in 20 people suffer with a charming sociopath personality. You might be one of them. You might live with one. They might be your sibling or parent, or child or friend, or neighbor, or boss. You might be confused as to their behavior, or don’t understand what is going on. If so…

The following website, TRUTH, has invaluable insight for you.



Celebrating the Joy of the Beatitudes


Audio Recording: Joy of the Beatitudes, right sidebar on Home Page>>>>>>>

“TRUTH isn’t about the messenger, it’s about the message. I didn’t create the Truth that I willingly gave my physical life to share with the world. I merely illuminated what was always and is forever true— the eternal truth for everyone—because if what I embodied and lived was for only one person, what was the point? My life and messages serve as examples of what everyone can be—what you can be, and are. It doesn’t matter who gets the credit because only one truly receives the credit—the Originator, the Creator, the Infinite, God.” ~ Jesus, “Divine Messages from Jesus”

The Beatitudes, Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5, vs 3-12, the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount

The Beatitudes, or blessings, or the be-attitudes, are the core of the core teachings Jesus came here to share. Power fills these declarations of joy.

The phrase “blessed are,” when the original Greek word is translated accurately, means “Oh, the godlike joy of…” The reason that is important is they are celebrations of what exists right now, at this moment. They are exultant shouts of joy for the Divine blessings that nothing in this physical world can ever take away from us.

Please listen to the audio recording shown on the right sidebar (Joy of the Beatitudes) , or read in the 2018-09-16 JOY OF THE BEATITUDES, for how the original meaning of the words Jesus used inspires us to celebrate the joy when we open our hearts and minds to the Eternal Truth. Please listen carefully, because these sayings might instill an inner shift within you, changing your life in amazing ways.

I give much credit to William Barclay’s “The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 1” from which I gathered the original meanings of Jesus words in Greek and Aramaic, and also copied some of the wording he used so beautifully. I love studying the Barclay series for their in-depth history and definitions and give thanks to Barclay for giving his life so that we may better understand these incredible teachings.



The Miracle of Being

“The Miracle of Being” audio and PDF is a talk I presented to the Center for Spiritual Living Ukiah (CA) on 9/9/2018.  (See the right sidebar for the audio player on “The Miracle of Being”)

 A quote from the talk:

 “Your being here, right here, at this moment, is a miracle. This “You are Here” moment is an adventure. This moment is your opportunity out of the immensity of infinity to co-create your life in a temporary setting as a human being in this specific place out of the entirety of the universe. Make it the best life you choose to make it. Accept the adventure for what it is. Take risks. Live in joy. Be bold. Live. Laugh. Love. Enjoy. Care. Be. Be who you are. Love.”  Jesus, “Divine Messages from Jesus”

You are invited to listen to this inspirational talk on our making our temporary physical lives the highest and best possible while on this planet. May the talk inspire you as well.

The PDF version of 18-9-9 UKIAH The Miracle of Being