The way is love

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Author Archive: jacquelinesnider

Connection and addiction–Creating the love we want and need

Connection. What is it really? I believe it is different for everyone. And that everyone needs a different level of connection to feel loved, to feel understood, to feel free to love. I grew up with a very loving father and an emotionally distant, aggressive mother. I moved between unconditional love and neglect and abuse, …

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Feeling free–It’s about beliefs

It’s one of those days where I feel as if something is changing drastically. As if my world is moving very differently. I sat writing this morning wondering what was going on around me. What could I feel so keenly? And then I thought about it some more and realized that it was more likely …

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The only constant in life is change

Change isn’t always an easy thing to accept. And I know what it feels like to be faced with change I didn’t really want and found hard to accept. It happens to everyone, eventually. It happened when my best friend died when I was 5, when my parents separated when I was 10 and the …

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Love ripples in the water

I now realize all that happened to me before has helped me get here. Like the ripples in the water caused by a single stone, the stone I threw got me here. To have enough courage to love with all my heart was no small feat. And that was the stone. I call it love. …

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Honouring our dead–Letting go

Yesterday was our All Saints service at my church, where we honour the dead. As our minister reads out the names of the recent dead, family members and friends move to the front to light candles in their memory. It’s a very moving time, and as they file up to the front and cry and …

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Our heart’s truth

The idea of truth seems to be coming up a lot these days. I suppose all of us tell more or less the truth at any one time. And it’s interesting feeling it through different people. Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves and others make decisions based on the practicalities of life. I’ve …

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