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Finding Peace, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

Finding Peace, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

It feels like as an elder in this community, I am being called upon to hold on even more tightly to the inner unity I have already found, rather than convincing others that I am right politically and socially.
 
It is disturbing to me to experience the violence and meanness that is so prevalent in the political world.  I don’t understand the divisiveness of racism, sexism, xenophobia etc.

Hearing Heart, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

Hearing Heart, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

Many years ago when I was on a silent retreat, I awoke in the morning with a loving sense of Holy Presence.  This “answering angel” had no form, yet touched my heart tenderly and reached the core of my being.   I had clear knowledge that everything that had happened to me in my past had happened for a reason.  I set my path that day with a loving heart and pure intention.
 
I have never viewed the world in the same way since that moment.

Negativity, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

Negativity, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

I was with a group of friends recently and we were all naming things we hated; cars honking constantly, Comcast etc.  It was fun, giggly and bonding as we shared common experiences dealing with the world out there.