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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

miracles and magic

“Every child is a thought in the mind of God, and our task is to recognize this thought and help it toward completion.”
Eberhard Arnold quote

i had a pretty interesting evening. my group actually seemed to be interactive and uncovered some truths about themselves. it was quiet. it was unassuming. and it seemed powerful.

on of my students was not present. it seemed they showed up to court the week before for an appearance under the influence. and it was the day after our last group. the assumption is that they went out after group and started. there was a definite awareness of fear around jail. i guess it came to fruition.

sadly, we have had 3 persons with unchecked relationships with getting loaded. the evidence of these keeps popping up like rabbits out of hats. part of my job is to just pop them back into the hat and keep the group moving.

i read some of "you can heal your life" to group tonight. the gist of the short reading was that the signal of the beginning of change was the recognition for the need for it. this alone would not proliferate change, but it will usually precede it. the discussion went to doing good things for others and the idea that some things were better and more important than others. i feel that all good deeds are equal, some just get better reception than others. all expressions of kindness and love are equal. in baseball, all hits are hits, it's just that some endup being home runs. it's hitting the ball that's the miracle.

today's sound choice comes from 1965- the royalettes with "it's gonna take a miracle"


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