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Water

Posted by Jo Leath on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

Water



    The Water Cycle is an elementary/primary school lesson that never loses relevance.  It is notable today because
 World Water Day, is observed around the World on March 22, and the media are talking about it: discussions which often focus on contamination, floods, erosion and drought.

     I was contemplating the Water Cycle and I realised that all physical life on Earth is organised into self-renewing cycles, and while water may not be a living entity, it is a vital part of all li...


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Happy Paint

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Happy Paint 

Abraham Hicks  teaches that we are Spiritual Beings who have elected to come into the physical form and live a human life.
While in this physical world, we are able to explore, to use our bodies in an infinite number of ways: we can climb mountains or smell the roses or sleep until noon.
We are also able to scrutinize our limits and potentials on the mental plane, using our brains and the thoughts they can generate to reach into imagination and fantasy for new ideas and novelty.
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Yule

Posted by Jo Leath on Thursday, December 21, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Yule

     The physical phenomenon which is the December Solstice is celebrated in many ways across a variety of cultures. 
    The Winter Solstice is the name given to the longest night and the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere; the number of hours of daylight varying with the latitude of a place. At the extreme north, the sun is almost absent above the horizon; further south the period of sunlight grows longer and longer.

    Most often this event is characterized as being about the trium...

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The Freedom of Spirit 2/2

Posted by Jo Leath on Monday, November 20, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
The Freedom of Spirit (continued)

Each of us is a Spiritual entity having a Human Experience, and that identity is formulated in all four of the planes of life: Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual.
As a child of the last century, I was born into a population which spent a thousand years with a predominant One energy.  Every birth-date included that vibration. 
One carries an understanding of self, the ability to connect with a core identity and ego, it is with One that we can say "This ...

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The Freedom of Spirit

Posted by Jo Leath on Friday, November 10, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

The Freedom of Spirit

       When we, immortal and eternal souls, arrive in the physical world, commencing our Human Experience, we get labeled according to obvious physical attributes. 
   
  Yet we are not merely physical beings, and even before we have spoken language, we are able to access the unseen Emotional Plane. We feel when we are safe and when we aren't. We recognize the physical senses like hunger and cold, and can feel fear if nothing happens to feed and warm us. We are capable of f...


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Contracts and Focus

Posted by Jo Leath on Saturday, October 21, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

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Equinox, Trees, and Geese

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Equinox, Trees, and Geese

Equinox
   An Equinox is an astronomical event when the Earth's axis with respect to the Sun is tilted at 0°. As a result, the day and the night are almost equal at 12 hours.
    The Autumnal Equinox will occur on Friday September 22nd, 2017 in the Northern hemisphere. It is springtime in Australia, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa, and this same event is referred to as the September Equinox.
     This week is a good time to re-examine the balance in our...

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Root and Stem

Posted by Jo Leath on Thursday, August 10, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Root and Stem

           In a broadly ranging conversation over a long lunch recently, my friends and I touched on the illusion of linear time, ubiquitous sacred contracts, and the importance of contrast as we explore life in our physical form.
    We all remarked, too, how lovely it is to be able to talk about such topics, and how hard it is to keep company with people who hold worldviews that reject such talk.
    Work colleagues, friends and even family and in-laws can be judgmental and dismi...

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Life is On Our Side

Posted by Jo Leath on Thursday, July 20, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Life is On Our Side

    In Hinduism and Buddhism Karma is the name for the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
    For reasons that don’t matter here, there is an idea in Western culture that karma is a form of punishment: that we have reincarnated in order to atone for sins of the past. We have been judged, and now we have reincarnated as a part of our punishment.
    Because people who have no interest in th...

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The Longest Day

Posted by Jo Leath on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
The Longest Day

    Here on the edge of Gatineau Park in Quebec, mid June is the time of the Summer Solstice: the longest day of the year.
         In the village where I am located, the sun will rise at 5:15 Eastern time on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, and remain until a 20:55 sunset, offering 15 hours and 40 minutes of daylight.
    This will remain constant for a few days, and on the 26th the day will dawn just one minute later, beginning the inevitable shortening of the days that take us towar...

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Grasping Gratitude

Posted by Jo Leath on Sunday, June 11, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Grasping Gratitude

    Learning to maintain an attitude of gratitude is at the centre of many modern teachings, and Seekers are encouraged to be mindful about every day miracles and be grateful.
    Giving thanks as an expression of faith is a familiar idea. Prayers, mantras and chants have been written to be said with meals, for the day we are starting or closing, and for other events which have kindled feelings of gratitude within us.
    In the culture where I grew up gratitude was expected, ...

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Love and Water

Posted by Jo Leath on Friday, March 24, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

Love and  Water


       World Water Day, observed around the World on March 22nd, is an opportunity to deliver to a water source as many good intentions and prayers and we can. It is a day to stand in solidarity with protectors of water, and to commit to finding ways towards cleaning and restoring the world's water.
      Dr Masaru Emoto, one of my important teachers, worked with water and taught about the messages that it brings to the planet and to us.
      When working with synchronicity, wat...

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Women and Cosmic Dance

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Women and Cosmic Dance

     International Women's Day commemorates the movement for women's rights.
     IWD was first celebrated under the name of International Working Women's Day, and it has been celebrated each year since the earliest recorded observance on February 28, 1909, in New York. The annual date is now March 8.

[Image shows an impression of the head and shoulders of a dancing woman. Stars twinkle all around, and the background is of a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. The hair of t...

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Breathing in Three Dimensions

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Breathing in Three Dimensions

    Our breath is a constant companion, quite literally from birth to death. The automatic rhythm is very easy to forget. Breathing happens whether we think about it or not, and in fact when we think about it, we change the pattern.
We can pay attention and adjust our breathing deliberately, and when we do, we can impose (and expect) particular outcomes.
    Understanding how the constant and consistent flow of breath works, and what it does, can help us to be more ...

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Picture Story

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Picture Story

A family or society or country, or planet anticipates the arrival of a new individual.


and they prepare by gathering what they think they will need

All appropriate elements are assigned specific roles:

Sun will shine, and nourishment provided

Rain will fall to ensure growth and health for the individual

 Then, because growth is not an end in itself, new conditions will be created by the arrival of a whole heap of something rather like this:

The result will be greater and more magnific...
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Growth from Decay

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Growth from Decay

    My life is rooted at the edge of Gatineau Park, close to Canada's National Capital.  There are hundreds of hectares of trees; dozens of species. In Autumn they present an array of colours that does not translate easily to either language or digital photography.

    In some human habitats autumn leaves are scooped up and transported away. I am lucky to live where the natural cycle continues, mostly uninterrupted, until snow impedes us: it is then that we feel entitled to mo...

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Oxbow Flow

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Oxbow Flow

    When I think and talk about allowing life to flow, I often use the image of a river. Water moves along, bringing circumstances and relationships to us at the correct times, and offering obstacles when we are prepared to overcome them.
    Thinking of life and time as a flowing river helps to connect with the motion of life, the progress, and  the change that is constant in the Human Condition.
    Human lives, however, tend not to simply follow a direct or featureless line: life c...

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Celebrate Mosaics

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Celebrate Mosaics

     Here, on the edge of Gatineau Park in Western Quebec, the autumn season has arrived. Deciduous trees are preparing for winter: closing the link between leaf and tree; suspending photosynthesis; abandoning green.
     What  strikes me most this time of year is the diversity of colours on display. The trees are not mostly yellow or mostly orange or red. The spectrum of colours is stunning: digital pictures and internet connexions cannot do them justice.

Leaves
     The hillsi...

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Trusting and Loving

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

Trusting and Loving
    Wayne Dyer wrote that there are only two emotions: fear and love, neither of which can exist in the presence of the other.
    We express love when we share our joy, when we are generous, when we empathise. Anger and jealousy and resentments reveal our fear.
    One of the many facets of love is trust. As we seek  fulfillment within the dichotomy of Love and Fear, trust is the expression that lets us feel safe.
     It is one of the tasks of life to balance personal trus...

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My Friend Rebecca

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
My Friend Rebecca

“The point of love is to make us grow, not to make us immediately happy.” - Marianne Williamson

    At the end of August 2013, I was granted an event which can be labeled an Energetic Download; a Peak Experience; or simply a Spiritual Shift.
    As the anniversary approaches, I find myself taking an inventory of the learning that has come to me because of that day. Among the many benefits I can list, are my relationship with Rebecca, and the flow of Cosmic love that moves t...

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Flowing the Knowing

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Flowing the Knowing

    Last week I attended an even where Les Brown was the keynote speaker.
    I first saw Les Brown on a television membership drive about thirty years ago, and have been a fan ever since. I was thrilled and excited when I found out about his appearance in a place I could easily access.
    Along with two friends, and a thousand other people, I sat through a parade of secondary speakers, some of whom were inspiring and motivating.  One or two others were selling systems and p...

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Celebrate Change

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
  Celebrate Change
       So called New Age thinkers, and other mystics have been naming The Shift throughout recent history, and sometimes it is framed as something novel and unimaginable.
    This is not a first time: merely the next in a progression. Past Shifts have altered how we view the Universe, ourselves, and the world around us.
      The Ancient world subscribed to a geocentric view. They believed that everything they saw in the sky was rotating around the Earth, and when Aristarchus ...

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Celebrate Soup

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Celebrate Soup

    A book that is very important to me is the 2006 best-seller  A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H Pink. 
    The book explores ways that the West is moving out of an information-based society into a time of concept and conceptualization. Pink names three particularly important influences:
Automation
       Informational thinking is sequential, logical and rational. It is a series of 'if this, then that…' formulae which can very often be trans...

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Celebrate Subjectivity

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Celebrate Subjectivity
    Mystics though the ages have declared that the physical world is an illusion.
    Quantum physicists in modern times have confirmed that the world doesn't exist until we look at it.
    The human brain is the most complex and amazing system to which we have access. It is the arbiter of all things, and our reference point as we seek to interpret who and where we are. We cannot say, with any certainty, that anything exists outside the human brain.

Subjective
    This mean...

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Within and Without

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Within and Without
     This week I have been thinking about fact that I am not very interested in surfaces.
     This has been true for a long time, possibly first being validated when I saw the PBS series Bradshaw On the Family soon after it was first broadcast in 1985.
John Bradshaw's books changed my way of being -- with myself and thereafter in the world. He educated me about the concept of the Inner Child: that part of me which continued to bring unresolved childhood issues into my adult b...

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Celebrate Wonder

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Celebrate Wonder

    The landscape of my childhood did not make any particular impression on me. I was a child and the terrain, in as much as I was aware of it, just was.
     As I grew older and moved around, I came to see the beauty of the scenic lakes which brought tourists from around the world to my home locality in the North West of England.
Nature
    The natural world is a place of astonishing wonder when we pay attention to it. The majesty of Mount Everest and the Grand Canyon can be se...

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Celebrate Earth Day

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Celebrate Earth Day



     This week a client asked for a card to guide her to the Next Step that she should be taking in her life.
     When I am asked about next steps, I turn to the deck Wisdom of the Labyrinth from the brilliant Tony Christie. I have been giving readings with these cards for several years, and they have proven to be inspired and accurate.
     My client drew the card Mineral, which carries the message: You are part of the earth and the earth is part of you. Get in touch with t...

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Celebrate Hair

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Celebrate Hair

    The human body is a miraculous apparatus, functioning through  mysteries we can sometimes describe, and rarely replicate.
    When we talk about our physical senses, hair is usually excluded. Despite how little we have compared to most mammals, hair has a role in how we perceive the world.
Mammals
    We are all familiar with the sensitivity of cats' whiskers which enable them to navigate safely, cats also can stand  up the fur on their entire body in a survival ins...

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Empathy for Empaths

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

Empathy for Empaths

    This week I had a conversation in which I heard about a car accident which happened decades ago.

    The story was told by a woman who had been a child in the back seat. She was alone with the driver when the vehicle hit an immovable object.
    Thanks to surgeries and casts and braces and the wonders of modern medical science, they both survived.
    I am fortunate to have no direct experience of an ...


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Celebrating Empathy

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Celebrating Empathy
     One of the books which has had the most influence on my life in the last decade is Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink.
    According to the website,Whole New Mind “reveals the six essential aptitudes on which professional success and personal fulfillment now depend”.
     Those six skills include Empathy: going beyond logic and engaging emotion and intuition.
    Psychology Today defines empathy as “the experience of understanding another person's condition from the...

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Celebrate Adjustments

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 


Celebrate Adjustments  

    According to an online site, February 17th is World Human Spirit Day.  At 3 p.m. Eastern Time people are encouraged to spend two minutes in silent meditation, focusing on the spirit of freedom and peace that is innate within each of us. World Human Spirit Day was started in 2003 by Michael Levy, to promote the creative, peaceful, loving life that we came to this life to experience.
Adjustments
    The act of making the decision to participate in Human Life is not car...

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Celebrating Celebrations

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Celebrating Celebrations

Entertainment
    Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote “People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained.”
     Entertainment is an industry with immense economic resources and power. It is also quite adept at creating celebrations for its members, and somehow millions of us have agreed to be spectators as they display their accomplishments and success.
    In the next six weeks or so, entertainers will carry ...

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Celebrate This Year

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Celebrate This Year
Bowie
         This blog is mostly not about David Bowie.
        My current experience, online and in person, is overtaken by tributes and memories and personal stories about the impact Bowie's career had on society; on music and art; on individual expression.
          My life somehow kept me largely oblivious to the details of Bowie's work, although I never lived in a vacuum and have been aware of him. I know and recognize 'Ground Control to Major Tom' references – recen...

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Keep Moving

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

Keep Moving
Yule
     At the time of the December Solstice, a festival known as the Feast of Juul has been observed in Scandinavia for more than two thousand years. It is from Juul that we get the term 'Yule'  for this time of year in the northern world.
     Traditional Juul celebrations included the lighting of fires to mirror the return of the light and warmth of the sun after the shortest night. A large log was brought to the hearth and set ablaze as a tribute the Norse god Thor. The ashes...

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Be Like a Tree

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 


Be Like a Tree

     The quiet of this northern winter is a time of year we often neglect when we think about the annual cycle of living things.
     We are conscious of birth and growth; we list the budding and flowering and fruiting that happens with plants through the warm months, and we register the falling of the leaves as a kind of death.  We  ignore the actions of trees as they enter a dormant stage that is not unlike the hibernation of some animals.
     If we think about wint...
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Learning Together

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

Learning Together

     This week marks the 65th anniversary of the reign of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama who was born in 1935. His Holiness is a rare example of a person who is the acknowledged reincarnation of an identified individual.

Finding the Dalai Lama

    In 1935, the monks searching for the newest incarnation of the Dalai Lama were led, through synchronistic signs and oracles, to a particular province; then to a specific monastery there; and finally to a small fam...


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Life is Simple, Jellyfish

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Life is Simple, Jellyfish

     According to a number of online calendars, November 3rd was Jellyfish Day.
     The origins of this day are said to rest with enthusiastic marine biologists, and taken up by people who respect and celebrate these strange and beautiful creatures.
     Several years ago, during one week, jellyfish made themselves known to me in a number of different ways. First, jellyfish drifted past me in a dream. They had no role in the story I was experiencing: they were simply t...

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Playing for Fun

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Playing for Fun

     Daniel H. Pink outlines six senses in his book A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age
     The six senses are the skills and mindsets he believes Western society requires in order to move forward successfully.
     He examines how abundant choice is changing the way consumers make purchasing decisions; the automation of many 20th century jobs; and the migration of simple jobs which use technology to other parts of the world.
     The work a...
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Sense and Feeling

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Sense and Feeling

      The human body, although undeniably a physical thing, has a limited range of abilities with which to perceive the  world.
      The planet is populated with diverse creatures which have very different ways of extracting information from the environment. Each species is equipped to receive input from the world in a very specific way.
     Not every sound is audible to all animals. Human hearing detects sounds in the audio or sonic frequencies, typically between 20 Hz and 2...

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Teacher and Teachings

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

Teacher and Teachings

     Dr. Wayne Dyer made his transition out of the physical realm this week. He has been an important teacher for me, and I have no reason to think that will change.

     I was away from home when I heard the news. When I returned, there on my desk was was my copy of his book Living the Wisdom of the Tao: The Complete Tao Te Ching and Affirmations. On my bedside table is my unread copy of Wishes Fulfilled. I bought it in 2011, a pre-release purchase, months before it was ...


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Who Has Seen the Breath?

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Who Has Seen the Breath?

     January is a time of new beginnings and startings over. Some conversations might feature blank slates, do-overs, and second (or third) chances. New Year may offer the option to put the past away and start anew.
     For me, this is a wonderful time to go back to the very basics of being here in the world now, and I don’t need a New Year for a new beginning: every day triggers a new possible future. Each day starts with breath in our body, connecting us to the mir...

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Positive. Negative. Community.

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Positive. Negative. Community.

     I was stuck for a topic this week, despite the many pages of notes I have gathered about the Number Eight, which will be omnipresent throughout 2015. “How about the fact that there are no absolutes?” suggested my muse: “That positive contains negative and vice versa. A bad event has a core of good.”
     It is a theme of the unity of all things: a philosophy which is expanding among people in many places. We are reaching a time of social maturity whe...

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Winter: Outside the Busy-Work and Rushing-ness

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Winter: Outside the Busy-Work and Rushing-ness

     Living as I do, on the edge of the beautiful and vast Gatineau Park in Western Quebec, the weather is not something I can ignore. Each season reminds me of the ever-moving cycle which is present in all aspects of the Living Layer of Mother Planet.
     The first serious snowfall arrived here this week: clear notice that the cycle is progressing.  It is simplistic, though, to suggest that the coming months are made entirely of snow and storms. ...

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Six Lessons Honouring Dr. Masaru Emoto

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

Six Lessons Honouring Dr. Masaru Emoto

     On October 17, 2014, Dr. Masaru Emoto made his transition out of physical life.
     He has been lauded as a legendary researcher, author and an emissary for global peace.  In 2012, he was listed number 18 of the world's 100 most spiritually influential people on the planet, and there is no estimate for the number of people he taught, influenced and enlightened during his 71 years in human form.
     His last word was "Arigato". ("Thank you" in Japan...

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Balancing Balance

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Balancing Balance

      The search for balance is a part of life in the Millennium.
     This week Northern Hemisphere is crossing the Autumnal Equinox, and as the north enjoys the festival of Mabon, south of the equator this is Ostara. Many people acknowledge the day: memes scroll across social media, and inspirational slogans about balance show up in emails, tweets and blogs. Mine is no exception.
     Solstices have an air of the radical about them. In December and June they indicate massivel...

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Flow Cannot Be Unrequited

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

Flow Cannot Be Unrequited

     I grew up with no understanding of infinity or unconditionality or any eternal source of love. The teachings of my church-going did not include inclusion. Judgement would address the wrongness with which I had been born. I was instructed to struggle through my life to meet the requirements of the system, regularly admitting my unworthiness and inability to meet the requisite standard.
     I had no reason to think that the world is within, and that The Divine flow...


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May Every Living Thing Be Full of Bliss

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
May Every Living Thing Be Full of Bliss

     When I met my late partner in 1990 it took only a few moments to shift from being a regular person going about my day, to being wildly certain that I had met my soul-mate. I was plunged into overwhelming romantic love, totally unable to articulate what I was feeling.
     I was blessed to be in alignment; my journey was unfolding as intended. We had almost 17 years together before my partner transitioned back to the Unseen, and left me, much changed,...

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Stepping Out of Limitation

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Stepping Out of Limitation

     The dimension in which we live is one of expansion and growth and change.
     The origin of this physical universe is explained as a blossoming from the small to the large. The stories, myths and theories take various forms and flavours, and none suggests that completion has been achieved.
     We may believe that an elephant called the world into being by trumpeting the first Aum; that in the beginning God created both the heavens and the earth; that father-sky...

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Five Clearing Ideas for your Four Planes

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Five Clearing Ideas for your Four Planes

     The human experience is lived in four planes, each of which has an individual vibrational signature revealed in a Numerology chart.
     Remembering that we are Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience is a mindset that helps to make everyday a day of growth and personal progress.
     When we were in Spirit, and made the decision to enter into the physical world, we agreed to spend our lives exploring and expanding the physical, mental, emotional ...

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Seven Facets on the Gem of Hope

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

Seven Facets on the Gem of Hope

     Earlier this week I was chatting a superficial, passing chat with a woman whose name I do not know. Springtime, fine weather and gardens, and the possibility of flowers and successful gardens. “We live in hope,” I said, thoughtlessly repeating a mantra that was ingrained in my speech pattern decades ago.
     My anonymous friend grinned broadly, her whole face lighting up. “My grandmother used to say that,” she said, “Oh! We used to laugh at that....

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Breath and Love and Inspiration

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Breath and Love and Inspiration

     Chi is one name for is the "Life Force" of all living things, and it is representative of all energy within the universe.
     Chi is a concept of traditional Chinese culture that has taken a foothold in Western society. Most often it is translated as “air” or “breath”.
     In this context, breath is Spiritual energy, and part of everything that exists.
     Our physical body does not function unless we are breathing. Breath and life are intertwined i...

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It is what it is

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
It is what it is

     I have written before about the enriched experience and the ease which comes with Allowing. When we stop resisting reality and simply allow it to be what it is, then we can find comfort, ways to cope, and release the anger and angst that grow from trying to live in a world that does not exist.
     I have written also about Honouring what is, which consists of finding the gifts in all that life offers us. When my partner of 17 years passed away and I worked to accept that ...

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This Valentine’s Day, Let Your Love Flow

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
This Valentine’s Day, Let Your Love Flow

     Courtney A. Walsh is credited with penning a wonderful open letter which reads, in part:
     Dear Human:  You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty ...

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Groundhogs and Horses and All Manner of Life

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Groundhogs and Horses and All Manner of Life

     February 2 is almost here. The planet earth will cross an imaginary line in space, and we will be closer to the next equinox than we are to the last solstice.
     For those who structure their Spiritual practice around the seasons of nature, February 2nd is Imbolc in the Northern hemisphere, and Lammas (or Lughnasadh) in the South.
     In the Christian Tradition, February 2nd is Candlemas, a day which primarily focuses on Jesus’ early life, a...
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Many Miracles, Many Loves

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Many Loves, Many Miracles

     Human life is an integration of many miracles.
     The Human Experience offers sensations and encounters and understandings that cannot be derived in other ways. It is to be celebrated as a thoroughly desirable state which Spirit is eager to undergo. Our souls navigate the physical realm in order to learn and to grow.
     People live in a narrow band of energy, unable to perceive the vast continuum, we learn the knowledge that there is more, and then we stop. T...
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Years and Cycles: Seven, Eleven and Ninety-nine

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Years and Cycles: Seven, Eleven and Ninety-nine
  
      Near the end of December I am particularly conscious that the physical plane is a place of cycles.
     The wall calendar is augmented by a new one hanging underneath, and conversations turn to the theme of ‘where did the year go?’ and I connect again to the turning of the clock, the repetition of the seasons: long dark nights about to give way to extra slivers of sunlight as we cross that magical Solstice line.
     Like all cycles o...
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The Slowly Living Layer

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
The Slowly Living Layer

     Last week I wrote about the Living Layer of Mother Planet, and the fact that humans are a fully integrated part of that layer.
     One of my readers wrote to me, saying: “All that rock and inanimate stuff contains essential minerals that give life to humans and other living creatures.  When I realized this, I started to believe that God was present even in the rocks.” This sentiment anticipated my plan for writing this week!
     For several years I practiced ou...
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We are part of Mother Planet’s Living Layer

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
We are part of Mother Planet’s Living Layer

     I saw a picture on the internet recently: a human “fetus” carved in a rock-face.


     It is variously credited as being in the Mediterranean region, and in Colombia, and often it appears without a geographical reference at all. I have no certainty to offer.
     On the site where I encountered it, there were comments noting the evident maturity of the “baby” and many responses celebrating the concept that the human family is nurtured an...
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Miracles and The Body

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 


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Always in the Presence of Learning

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Always in the Presence of Learning
 
    Recognizing the omnipresence of learning can be a tool for growth, and even for happiness. Connecting daily experience with the truth of Cosmic lessons is not often named or discussed. This idea, though, is concealed in – and revealed by – many teachings.

    A positive, appreciative attitude which sees the lesson contained within any given challenge or relationship is a key to conscious living. With consciousness comes an understanding of the purpose...
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Group Souls, Soul Groups, and the contracts we are keeping

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Group Souls, Soul Groups, and the contracts we are keeping
   
     Some of us have had the joyous experience of love at first sight.
     For me it was 1990 and I knew within minutes that I had met someone with whom I wanted to grow old. There is no vocabulary to explain the depth and the texture and the all-embracing emotion that briefly accompanies the certainty of such a meeting.
     I was blessed with almost 17 years in that relationship, before my partner transitioned into the non-physica...
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Aligning with the Missing Universe

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
 
Aligning with the Missing Universe

    This week, someone drew my attention to the fact that I often qualify a remark or observation with the phrase “in the physical realm”, and that I had spoken of a death as when a person transitioned “away from the physical plane”.
     As I have grown older and the focus of my work has moved ever-more into nonphysical realms, it has grown more important to be clear about which dimension -- which reality -- I am addressing in a given moment.
     I h...
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Have a Miracle Day

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 

     Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
     The truth that I see is that everything is miracle, and if you have not yet connected to that truth, then you have found one of the intentions that you carried into Life.
     We live in a society that claims rationality and reason, and denies the existence of anything it cannot weigh and measure and dissect...


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I Will Not Leap Onto a Rudderless Raft

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
I Will Not Leap Onto a Rudderless Raft
     I was in a conversation last week when the word ‘Flow’ was uttered as part of the topic at hand.
     The word ‘Flow’ is used a lot in many areas of my life.
     I relax and go with it, and I don’t expend a lot of effort in trying to change ‘what is’. I am, therefore, no stranger to labels like ‘laid-back’ and ‘easy-going’.
     ‘Flow’ is also used to describe a condition that I usually refer to as ‘alignment’. Except th...
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What’s My Motivation?

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
What’s My Motivation?

     I am currently involved backstage of a community theatre project. Watching the cast rehearse has reminded me of something Dr. Wayne Dyer said at the Wishes Fulfilled event I attended in Boston.
     We have each inhabited many bodies since we arrived in a seven or eight pound version of ourselves. We have grown and changed. We have inhabited a toddler body and a child body. We had a teen body and multiple others en route to the body we use today.
      The actors I a...
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A Journey Inward

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
A Journey Inward

        As I have been working on the webinar series, Awakening: A Journey Inward, I have also been preparing for the Sensate Awakening retreat in May. During this time, life has put in my path many proofs of the central premise: that we have innate senses, knowings, and wisdom.
     By this I mean natural parts of ourselves; senses with which we were born. These parts have been shut down, denied, or simply have withered: neglected and unused.
     I have friends who were shamed...
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Six Natural Senses

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
  Six Natural Senses

   The Six Senses for the Conceptual Age are within us. They are ways of being and ways of seeing. Most of all, they are ways of knowing that are completely natural to us.
     How is it, then, that this is new?
     Why is this not how I have lived my life until now?
     I was educated in the Age of Information.
     I was educated for the Age of Information.
     There was no reward for innate knowing: my schooling did not develop natural human wisdoms. I was expected to ...
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Awakening.

Posted by Jo Leath on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, In : The Miracle of Physical Life 
Awakening.

      As the Western world shifts from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age, some people feel as though they are waking up into a new way of being.

     I certainly do.

     After five decades of feeling out-of place in the world: of being out of step and outside the box and generally misunderstood, I am now watching as the world comes to meet me. My skills, my opinions, my approach to life are suddenly being valued.

     It is exciting. It is intimidating. It is the path...


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Journey Into Alignment


Jo Leath Jo Leath has been practising Numerology since the early 1980s and since then has studied synchronicity and various ways of accessing Cosmic Wisdom. In 2008 she added Labyrinths to her practice, and has become a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator with Veriditas: Worldwide Labyrinth Project.

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