Inspirational Stories

Blog posts of stories that inspire us to do good, to live better, or to help us realize what life is really about will be posted here. Or, blog posts of your personal stories that may inspire others to do good of their own.
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As I have tried to illustrate in my new posts- "Life is not Suffering" and "Self-Love Versus Karma: Trust Your Heart!"- the religious and spiritual beliefs we are taught are of crucial importance. Because we use them to understand who we are and "make sense" out of life they can be a great help in setting ourselves free- or chains that keep us in guilt, shame and ignorance. Any one who grew up with "Catholic guilt" about their sexuality, Hindu guilt over believing you have a "karmic debt" from past lives, or Buddhist guilt over the natural, healthy and self-respecting anger Mother Nature gave you (anger is seen as ignorance in Buddhism) needs to - as in the Matrix- take the "red pill" and free their minds. For all self-defeating spiritual and religious beliefs that weigh you down substitute this simple mantra: "There is NOTHING wrong with me- and there never has been"!
I cannot look at a pure, precious and innocent newborn child and believe for a second that he/she has come into this world with any weight of 'karma"- the slightest speck of debt, burden or need to atone. Can you? Does this seem shocking or sacreligeous to some of you? No disrespect intended (honestly) but GOOD! Maybe you are being "shaken awake" with this vibration of faith, passion and open-hearted love. Keep reading! Throughout history our minds have invented many spellbinding theories- like all the esoteric beliefs about "past lives", "choosing" dysfunctional parents so we can atone for our imagined past wrongs or "learn lessons" etc.. But the heart holds our deepest truth, and my heart KNOWS that every child is born totally innocent. Period! The love in my heart tells me so- and I'm going with my heart every time!
What I am about to say I maintain with the utmost passion and conviction. Awakening to the fact that we were born fully capable of happiness, and that it is our dysfunctional childhoods and not self-defeating illusions such as Original Sin, "karmic shadows/lessons from past lives" or an inevitable Buddhist "ego" that are driving our problems, is the next frontier in spirituality. This "quantum leap" in our self-understanding is the equivalent of science evolving beyond the notion that "evil spirits" cause infections and recognizing the actual cause in microbes. The "evil spirits" theory may have had some usefulness but treating the germ is far more exact- and successful! Makes sense?
During my long "dark night of the soul" I couldn't possibly have foretold how joyful it would feel to be alive today! Or how freeing myself would awaken the passionate desire to support others who are fighting for their own healing and enlightenment. The deepest encounter with suffering- physical, emotional, spiritual- makes you see that another person's pain hurts them as much as yours hurts you. It teaches you that although we all have different stories- our pain is the same. And it opens your heart to kindness and the instinct to help.


Don't spend your life waiting wait for others to love you- it will never be enough to fill up your heart. But when you embrace your own beauty and perfection and completely believe in all that you are- your heart overflows!
We all need- and deserve!- that primal feeling of "Ahhhhhhh.... I am forever safe and I can finally rest.... no matter what happens all will be well." What would it be like to experience that kind of peace- moment-to-moment, day-to-day- for the rest of your life?


What is the pale solace of external treasures- money, power, status, achievement- compared to the joy and security of unconditional self-acceptance and love?
Pleasure and love are the medicines we all need. And the open-hearted joy of sex is the sweet combination of both! Being pleasure-oriented in general, and loving and embracing our sexual feelings in particular, keeps us "turned on"- glowing, happy and excited by life.

Have Faith

I am sure at one time or another you have either been told or told by someone to have faith. This is not always an easy task. When the world around you is falling apart it can be difficult to say to yourself, “ In time I’m going to understand why this happened and how it is for my greater good.”
There is really only one place to look for love and that is inside of yourself, once you have done that you can share it with someone else.
Have you been struggling with forgiveness? Has someone hurt you so deeply that you’ve carried it with you for a very long time? Learning more about our karmic lessons can help us to achieve something we have never been able to achieve before, total forgiveness. It give us an understanding that we never thought possible.
I am here to tell you that the pain inside you- and all of us- CAN be permanently released and healed. It is not "part of life" or "the human condition" to suffer! You can reclaim the natural, inborn happiness- your birthright of Original Grace- that you long for and deserve!


The world is hungering, thirsting and dying.... for authenticity! For the liberating vibration- the soul music- of your fearless self-expression. Everyone wants to let go and BE THEMSELVES. More than anything else we desire, we desire that!


Just like a sacred newborn child, you are a unique masterpiece- fully worthy, fully valid, fully lovable. And just like that precious miracle you do not need to change who you are or become a "better person". Let go of all that self-doubt and celebrate your amazing beauty and total rightness. And live your life from the daily happiness that Unconditional Self-Love naturally creates.
Because being alive naturally feels wonderful when our energy is flowing free and we are no longer carrying/struggling against a burden of pain.
Deep in your body and soul is a Loving Mother, a beautiful piece of your core self. She sees your sorrow and feels it with you. Your Inner Mother will never leave you and will hold you until all the pain is gone.


Many of us who love music still crank up the truly great and catchy song, WHO DO YOU LOVE...... Bo Diddley 1928 - 2008) Rest in Peace...
Becoming spiritual and enlightened isn't about becoming perfect, it is about coming into yourself. It is about feeling and seeing your humanness and accepting it, therefore giving yourself the ability to accept it in someone else. When this happens your whole world starts to look and feel different.
Yes it was exciting to hear Kole Schmidt doing a song or two on two of the live365 radio stations....and especially knowing that half the profits would go to charity...

Jesus is a Biker Man

The above title, Jesus is a biker man, is from a song by Canadian singer-songwriter, Carson Cole. And you can go to YouTube, listen and enjoy Carson performing this tune....
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