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Musings of an Awakening Spirit

Stories, poetry & general musings of Rebecca Haywood, a modern-day Shaman with a penchant for bringing the divine into the human experience.

Politics of the Mind - Part I

Politics of the Mind - Part I
Though I once felt that politics and spirituality went together like oil and water, I now see that the political arena offers the spiritual seekers among us a great mirror for the way in which we use our mind against the truth of our free nature.   The mere structure of our ‘democratic’ process, organized into executive, legislative, and judicial branches, reflects the references in our minds through which we process any decision,...
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Politics of the Mind - Part 2

Politics of the Mind - Part 2
The Executive Branch of our mind, which we could call the ego or the identity of self, is wounded by a sense of separation from love.  Though our American government clearly needed to enact a separation of church and state, we as individuals thrive when we align our wills with the will of Love, or Spirit, or God, as you may call it.  No matter what one believes about the existence of God,...
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Politics of the Mind - Part 3

Politics of the Mind - Part 3
The Judicial Branch springs forth in our mind, but with a very different version of our Lady of Justice prevailing.  Her sword of reason is dulled by duality, her scale is skewed toward injustice, and her blindfold is woven by the frayed heartstrings of a victim.  For she, though beautiful as ever, is born in our heartbreak.  Before our heartbreak, we had no concept of injustice.  Life was simply cause and effect with...
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Politics of the Mind - Part 4

Politics of the Mind - Part 4
Regardless of how your personal scales of justice tilt, we all have dangled at least a toe in the waters of victim-stance and it is from this viewpoint of defense that we create our set of laws through our internal Legislative Branch.  These ‘laws’ represent the beliefs in our minds with which we navigate our lives.   In a domesticated mind, the beliefs are innocently formed in accordance to the common beliefs set...
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Rebecca's Memoir - Chapter 1

A new chapter emerges from an old story in which now I feel as a ghost, returning to a life that is no longer mine.  Was it ever mine to claim or was it a gift lent to a young girl in search of her truth?  In all certainty it was a gift; a gift of many gifts.  Like a Chinese puzzle box, each compartment was a treasure which revealed the key to...
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