Who Gets to Speak?

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In this summer of violence, anger is everywhere. The voters are angry, in America and in Europe. The lower classes are angry, because the government(s) and economy is leaving them behind, making it harder and harder to make a living. The citizens of nations at war are angry, because their cities have been reduced to …

Forget Those Abusive New Year’s Resolutions

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A new year, a new you, right? Time to lose weight, get fit, change your diet, stop yelling at your kids, love your spouse oh so perfectly, and basically be glowingly nice to everyone all the time. The only problem, of course, is that this is not only bullshit, but it’s the worst form of self-abuse. …

A Closed Door to the Past

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Brighthill is proud to bring you a guest blogger, Rashi Starlight. When I was writing up my notes for a pentacle class a few weeks ago, I was pondering how it would be to get out of balance with each element. It wasn’t until several weeks later that I realized that I was living my life …

Choosing High Vibrational Music

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  As you grow and heal, you may find that some of the music you used to listen to doesn’t appeal to you as much. The reason is that you are raising your vibration, and music with a lower vibration is making you feel irritated or uncomfortable. To support your healing, it’s important to seek …

Who is Right?

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Recent events in our world have caused huge divisions among people, and most of us choose a side. We believe that we have chosen the “right” side, which must mean that the other side is “wrong.” But no one’s right if everybody’s wrong, to quote Buffalo Springfield. By choosing a side, we give energy to …

Letting Go of Violence

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If you ask most people what violence is, you will probably hear a definition that includes physical force. Physical abuse, assault, and rape may spring to mind. While all of these things are indeed expressions of violence, there are more subtle expressions as well, including behavior that most of us don’t consider to be violent …

Isolated in a Sea of People

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Two sets of parents lost their children the other day. One of those children shot the other at school, and then turned the gun on himself when the police arrived. As Ahnna Hawkesworth put it: A child. Carried a semi-automatic weapon and enough ammunition to kill hundreds of people. To school. On the school bus. …

Lessons in Humility

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I have known many people who have poor self-esteem, and it certainly has a negative impact on their life. The worse their self-esteem is, the more negative the impact becomes. This is why learning to love yourself is so very important. That being said, I have also known a number of people who appear to …

“I’ll Try” and Other Forms of Self-Sabotage

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Do. Or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda Most people who say they want to heal recognize what their primary issues are. If they came from a toxic background, or if their choices consistently lead to the life they do not want, they have some basic understanding of the negative patterns in their …