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Latest Issue: August 2016

August 2016

DEPTH, BEAUTY, AND POWER

I am always amazed by the depth, beauty, and power of people. I see these things often at our events, and they thrill me.


July 2016

July 2016

CONNECTING WITH AN OPEN HEART

Last week I received an invitation from a small town in Wyoming to a ceremony f or Vietnam veterans. The names of each are being etched into a plaque to be mounted in the town square next month.

May 2016

May 2016

THE PHYSICS OF LOVE

When I was thirty-five and living in San Francisco, an adventurous young physicist named Elizabeth Rauscher created a weekly Friday afternoon meeting of world class physicists at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.


March 2016

March 2016

ACCEPTANCE VS. TOLERANCE

The difference between acceptance and tolerance is the difference between authentic power and pursuing external power. Acceptance is open heartedness. What you accept moves through your life without resistance. You do not withhold your love.

December 2015

December 2015

CONSCIOUS HOLI (HOLY) DAYS!

This time of the year contains one of the most powerful energies of the year and also some of the most powerful distractions.


November 2015

November 2015

PARIS AND CHANGING THE WORLD

The violence in Paris jolted much of the world, but jolting will not change the world. Learning from our experiences can change us and changing ourselves will change the world.

October 2015

WHICH COMES FIRST? EXPERIENCE OR BELIEF?

Everyone has a belief. Here is a teaching question: “Which comes first? Experience or belief? (If you are not sure, ask yourself which one you believe comes first.)” What is your belief? You may think you know, but that may not be accurate.


June 2015

MAKING CHOICES FROM YOUR PERSONALITY

What does it REALLY mean to make choices from healthy parts of your personality?

March 2015

INTEGRITY, LOVE, AND AUTHENTIC POWER

Integrity, love, and authentic power are inseparable. Integrity is much more than doing the right thing. From the perspective of your soul, there is no “right” and “wrong” thing.


June 2014

LOVING DR. MAYA ANGELOU

I met Dr. Maya Angelou in 2011 when I interviewed her for a film project that Linda and I were helping some young friends create…

March 2014

25 YEARS OF THE SEAT OF THE SOUL

Twenty–five years ago I published a book that I did not know if anyone would read. My publisher had been waiting seven years for a sequel to my first book…


December 2013

CONSCIOUS CHRISTMAS OR UNCONSCIOUS CHRISTMAS?

Christ – loving others, caring about others without second agendas, no attempt to impress, patient, and caring…

November 2013

STRETCHING YOURSELF

Commitment is a stretch when you commit to something new, something constructive and healthy, and stick to it, such as commitment to your integrity…


October 2013

THE BIG CHOICE

Have you ever wondered why things happen the way they do in your life? Have you ever considered that the creation of your experiences, like the creation of everything else…

September 2013

WE CAN DO BETTER THAN ATTACK SYRIA

The requirements for our evolution have changed. Survival is no longer sufficient. Our evolution now requires us to develop spiritually – to become emotionally aware and make responsible choices…


August 2013

KNOWLEDGE, POWER, AND RESPONSIBILITY

When you learn something that others don’t know, and that could support them, you have a responsibility to share it. For example, if you are a mother with several children and you meet a young mother with her first child, share what you know with her…

July 2013

UNWORTHINESS

What is unworthiness? Of course, it is the awareness of a part of your personality that says to itself, “I am unworthy,”…


June 2013

LOVE – THE HOLY PERCEPTION

Love is so big, so inclusive, so encompassing that no definition can contain it. Love is not only the love with a little “L”, such as the love of a parent for a child or a child for a parent…

May 2013

FORGIVENESS AND FREEDOM

The idea that forgiveness is something you do for someone else results from the perception of power as the ability to manipulate and control…


April 2013

CLARITY AND SHARING

What you share is not as important as why you share it. For example, sharing with the intention to impress people with your generosity, intelligence, or good nature is not the same as…

April 2013

HOW TO STOP THE BOMBING

The great sadness that enveloped the people of Boston and the participants in the Boston Marathon is the same great sadness that envelopes people everywhere in our global village…


March 2013

HUMBLENESS

The characteristics of an authentically empowered personality are humbleness, clarity, forgiveness, and Love. Love is the big one. Each time you have the courage to feel the sensations beneath…

February 2013

THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT COMPASSION

An alcoholic demanded to return home from a treatment center. His wife felt that being home where she could take care of him was a good thing even though the staff at the center strongly advised otherwise.


January 2013

WHY PAINFUL THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE

A responsible choice is a choice that creates consequences that you are willing to assume responsibility for. For example, you may usually shout when you become angry.

December 2012

SOLSTICE GREETINGS

Dear Spiritual Partners, May you and your families and friends have a deep and meaningful Solstice! May your relationships with them become spiritual partnerships…


December 2012

PULLING THE ROOT OF VIOLENCE

The deaths of the children and adults who tried to protect them in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut renewed the debate about how to prevent this kind of violence…

December 2012

TWIN MIRACLES

There are two solstices each year. These are astronomical moments when the light is greatest and the dark is least (Summer Solstice) and when the light is least and darkness is greatest (Winter Solstice).


November 2012

CELEBRATING EACH OTHER

The Celebrating Gary’s 70th Birthday page that Linda created turned out to be more profound for me than I imagined it could. In the process of reading, hearing, and watching the many forms of appreciation that I received…

October 2012

RIVER OF LOVE

I am so grateful for the many sharings I have received in celebration of my 70th birthday. They arrive daily from North America and around the world – Europe, South America, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, from young, middle-age, and elderly people, male and female.


September 2012

BIRTHDAYS AND DEATHDAYS

Birthdays and death days are markers on a soul’s journey into awareness and freedom. Not all souls choose experiences of physicalness – learning in the domain of time, space, matter, and duality that we call home for a short time.

August 2012

SEE GARY AND OPRAH ON TV AGAIN – ANYTIME

Here is a gift from Oprah and me – but first here is the backstory: In late fall 1998 one of Oprah’s producers called me – would I like to come to Chicago for a short interview with Oprah?


July 2012

SPECIAL OPERATIONS OF THE HEART

In the mid-eighties a young couple told a private conference of scientists, academics, sociologists, and writers that they would be working with the U.S. Army on a program involving exceptional human capabilities and…

June 2012

SIX THINGS YOU CAN LEARN FROM GUILT

Many people think that guilt is a natural experience.  It is a familiar experience, but it is not healthy or productive.  It serves no constructive purpose.


May 2012

SPRING CLEANING

Here is a gift from Oprah and me – but first here is the backstory: In late fall 1998 one of Oprah’s producers called me – would I like to come to Chicago for a short interview with Oprah?

April 2012

LOVE AND GRAVITY

Buckminster Fuller said, Love is metaphysical gravity. I agree. What else could it be? Without gravity you would float like an astronaut in a spacecraft.


March 2012

THE REAL DEAL

Authentic power is the real deal. You can’t inherit it, buy it, or win it. You also can’t lose it. You don’t need to build your body, reputation, wealth, or charisma to get it.

February 2012

LOOKING BACK ON VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day – the day of roses, heart-shaped boxes, and cupids with arrows – is past, which is symbolic because the age of equating love with roses, heart-shaped boxes, and cupids is passing.


January 2012

OCCUPY YOUR HEART

The Occupy movement continues to spread around the world despite beatings, arrests, evictions, and the loss of so much personal property, frequently by people who have little personal property.

December 2011

SOLSTICE JOY

The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something…


October 2011

OCCUPY WALL STREET – A THOUSAND THANKS

A thousand thanks to the people in Liberty Plaza and places like it who are giving voice to much that is destructive and painful about our social structures and what lies beyond them.

September 2011

THE WAY YOU SING IT

A friend took a trip to New Orleans after Katrina.  He is a jazz musician and singer.  He has been most of his life, and he feels that jazz is the greatest thing that has happened in America.


August 2011

SPIRITUAL ACTIVISTS

The salvage of America’s largest banks and most inefficient industries with tax-payer money and the enormous reductions in care to young, old, poor, ill, handicapped, and frail Americans at…

July 2011

RELATIONSHIPS AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH

All relationships can help you to grow spiritually if you use them that way, which means if you are creating authentic power. They activate parts of your personality that are grateful, appreciative, patient, and caring.


June 2011

MESSAGE FROM GARY – OPRAH’S GIFT

I hope that you will read my SoulBlog, Gratitude for Oprah. I shared in it some of the things I am grateful to Oprah for. But here in our Soul Connections newsletter I would like to…