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Inherent Strength

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Elijah threw his mantle on Elisha. This mantle that, when rolled up and stuck in the Jordan, had the power to part it. Elijah had to give up power in order than Elisha might live into that power. There is no question incomprehensible power flows through Elijah. But he does not use it to manipulate or coerce or intimidate Elisha into doing anything. Real strength, true power, is in the freedom to step aside, to let go of some measure of control (don’t annihilate one another). Or maybe give up some of your free time to give it to another who might benefit from your guidance, your wisdom (love as you want to be loved).

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Making Boundless Space and Taking Back our Minds

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep407-making-boundless-space-and-taking-back-our-minds.m4a Making Boundless Space and Taking Back our Minds Technology is incontrovertibly persuasive – intentionally so. Mobile applications have fine-tuned – ever perfecting – the classic incentive-reward feedback loop that classically entraps addictive behaviors. The neuropathways are created and then sealed by the neurochemicals that promote a sense of pleasure. It is like providing the…

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Be Present to Joy

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Date night with my partner-in-life to see Cabaret at the Paramount Theater, Aurora, IL. On being present to Joy, Sister Wendy Beckett says: “It is inadequate, even misleading, to speak of ‘experiencing joy’, though it is impossible to find another phrase that can suggest what is meant. Joy is too great to be experienced. It is…

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Touch

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep305-touch.m4a I began this podcast with a 10-day mindfulness challenge. I thought the start of Lent a fitting time to return to it. I encourage you consider using these 10 episodes to begin or renew a habit of mindfulness practice for your Lenten season intention. As Flesh and Blood beings, we feel through a variety…

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Look

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PC: Samantha Nicole Snyder https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep304-look.m4a I began this podcast with a 10-day mindfulness challenge. I thought the start of Lent a fitting time to return to it. I encourage you consider using these 10 episodes to begin or renew a habit of mindfulness practice for your Lenten season intention. #seeandbeknown I have found that every…

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Hear

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep303-hear.m4a I began this podcast with a 10-day mindfulness challenge. I thought the start of Lent a fitting time to return to it. I encourage you consider using these 10 episodes to begin or renew a habit of mindfulness practice for your Lenten season intention. It is certainly true that in order to center our…

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Groundhog Day and Doing Teshuvah

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  https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep211-Groundhog-Day-Teshuvah.m4a   Today is Groundhog Day, and I immediately think of the Andie McDowell and Bill Murray film in which Murray plays a weatherman [meteorologist] who repeatedly wakes up on the same day only to relive it. He returns to the same sequence of events, but in doing so, is invited to alter his…

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The Agony and Awe of Parenting

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep210-agony-and-awe-of-parenting.m4a The Agony and Awe of Parenting This week I had a sacred exchange of texts with my sister-in-law, Jean, about the blessed agony a parent experiences when her child is hurting and struggling. It is one thing to welcome the meannesses to the inner home of the heart when the surprise guest is personal.…

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Joy: Cultivating Delight During Advent

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  https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep205-cultivating-delight-during-advent.m4a Joy: Cultivating Delight During Advent This week, in practicing hope, the longing or desire for something –accompanied by the belief in the possibility that it will actually occur, I noticed something happening: during moments of frustration and discouragement, a sense of hope arose unbidden. Reflecting on this, something else surfaced: joy. Joy is…

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Hope in the Midst of Advent

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep204-Hope-in-the-Midst-of-Advent.m4a   Advent is an arrival or coming, particularly one that is anticipated, long awaited. The advent season is certainly one of anticipation and the very clear knowledge that something is coming . . . and soon. But doesn’t it tend to be more that of Christmas concerts, office parties, and end-of-semester papers and finals;…

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