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Whether one chooses to actively engage with it, or to purposely ignore or disconnect from it, everyone can see that the current state of affairs on our beautiful Mother Earth is chaos, fear and confusion. While both domestic politics and geopolitics have been quite challenging and complex for some time now, things have reached a fever pitch since the appearance of Covd19 on the world scene. And with it, life has entered a painfully challenging and fear-filled time. But only if we choose that route, instead of our own empowerment to meet the challenge and reclaim our beautiful lives.

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There is a gift we all possess, which we must learn to listen to…

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I remember, when I was a teenager, walking up a busy city sidewalk, not particularly focused on anything. And then, suddenly, all of my instincts kicked into action, as I became aware of a particular man, about a block away from me, and walking in my direction. I don’t know, to this day, why I suddenly noticed him, among all the other foot traffic on the sidewalk. But I do clearly remember my feelings while the distance between us narrowed, as we each continued to walk…


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I believe it is safe to say that life experiences teach us truths that cannot be learned through reading or academic studying, and that these lessons — if we take the time to process and extract them from each experience — are lifelong and richly rewarding. And it seems to me that the life lessons that have the greatest in-built treasure are those that challenge us, to the utmost.

As we all look around and take measure of where we all are, in this moment, on this beautiful Planet Earth, it is indisputable that Humanity is in the midst of…


The Truth, As Always, Will Set Us Free

I have always enjoyed school, because I have always craved knowledge and the wisdom that comes with it, if one takes the time to process the information and use it in one’s life. For those of you who have done so, especially routinely, then you know the huge difference that the resulting access to that wisdom has on your life, and the life of those you touch. …


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It was 1962 when my parents packed my brother and me into the car, with an adventurous trip planned, starting with attending the Seattle World’s Fair. My father has always been the adventurous type, and so my brother and I — respectively ages 10 and 9 at the time — were excited about this trip. We started out from our Southern California home, and were happy to “hit the road” to adventure.

The miles of highway travel were filled with the usual mix of busy city driving and views, and the long stretches of seemingly endless highway. The intervening stays…

Marcela Cruz-Gibbons

Omnivorous lover of life with interests from poetry/literature and science to geopolitics, health and art. IFB. alecramzurc312@gmail.com

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