Impermanence
There is one thing that we can count on in life, and that is impermanence. Everything that exists is in a constant state of passing away. There is nothing we can do to change this. Impermanence is an indisputable fact of life, but we behave as though it isn’t. Have you ever built a sand castle by the seashore? It’s easy to get caught up in designing and building it. We forget to cast an eye towards the inevitable. At a certain time the tide begins to come in, whether we are finished ... Read more

Firing God
Contributor Cheryl A. Abram is going to share monthly excerpts from her soon-to-be-published book, Firing God. Publication date is October 2014, by Non-duality Press. Keep up with her on her ... Read more
I'm Not a Role Model (part 1)
I might be 20 years late, but after reading about Baltimore Raven's running back Ray Rice's two-game suspension for punching out his wife, I wanted to comment on former NBA basketball star Charles ... Read more
Reframing Cancer & Chemotherapy
(written in March 2012) The notion flooded into me just moments ago, with great clarity, urgency, and force. With my chemotherapy sessions beginning tomorrow, I "heard" that I was to rename and reframe both the chemo and my cancer. From this moment on, I will no longer use the word "cancer," nor will I use the word "chemotherapy." I have renamed them Shiva and Shakti, respectively. Thus, "non-small cell lung cancer with EFGR mutation" becomes SHIVA, and Alimta Chemotherapy becomes SHAKT... Read more
Chemotherapy & Pony Rides to Oblivion
I have been asked by several people, What happens when you receive the chemotherapy, what I've termed chemo-shakti, treatments? I experience many things, at different levels. The actual infusion is delivered at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and takes almost four hours, during which time I receive the chemo-shakti intravenously, along with an anti-nausea medication and Zometta (for bone strengthening). After a day or two, I start to feel these physical effects, which intensify over the subs... Read more

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