The Soul Source

The Reduction

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By MARYMICHELLE LOTANO Growing up, there was no way to avoid human interaction. If we wanted company, we had to ring a doorbell and ask someone to come out and play. We could not go online…

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The Indianapolis

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By MARYMICHELLE LOTANO My grandparents were adults during World War II. My parents were toddlers and I was not even a blip on the radar, pun intended. But, as a child, I knew that World War…

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Hike With Grace

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By MARYMICHELLE LOTANO Life requires us to hike. Some days we have a walking stick and some days we are looking for the next finger hold so we don’t careen off the side of a mountain….

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Core Positive

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By MARYMICHELLE LOTANO I came upon the idea to write about Core Positive after listening to many deeply held religious convictions that we are born as sinful souls, requiring saving by our surrounding humanity and immediate…

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Right… For Now

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By MARYMICHELLE LOTANO I make a gazillion decisions every day; some are mundane and require less than no thought, others are mildly preoccupying and some are gigantic. Regardless of the size of the decision, each one…

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The Opposite of Love

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By MARYMICHELLE LOTANO Many years ago, I was sitting in a counselling psychology class when the professor asked, “What is the opposite of love?” A student yelled out, “Hate.” He then asked everyone who agreed to…

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Acknowledge your love

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By MARYMICHELLE LOTANO One Friday afternoon, I stood in line at Costco waiting to pick up pizza and salads. To my left sat a mom with two small boys. The boys were eating and playing, although…

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Reach In

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By MARYMICHELLE LOTANO As children, we are born with the need for everyone to reach out and take care of us. We cannot care for ourselves and we are not expected to return the favour to…

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Garbled Gratitude

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By MARYMICHELLE LOTANO In the past few years, my life has changed drastically. In the beginning of the metamorphosis I lacked the awareness of the changes that would topple out of a single sentence. It was…

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Fair…Fluid…Dream

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By MARYMICHELLE LOTANO My friends and I engage in a prayer group. It isn’t your traditional type of prayer group. We do not use a religious writing or any dogmatic structure as our guide. Instead, the…

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