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In May 2020, amidst COVID and intense political and social upheaval, I was “called” to write about Oneness. Over the next 12 months I wrote 40 blog posts on a variety of related topics until in May 2021, I knew I’d said all I was meant to say, and ended the blog. Now the post list is in chronological order so you can start (or repeat) this journey to the “ultimate key” on YOUR Path to Oneness and to co-creating a better Path for Humanity. Happy reading (and do the homework!). Warm regards, — Nancy Edelstein

  • “What this is all about”
    Remember who you are.Why you’re here.And what this is all about. Video poem: “The Great Realisation: Hindsight 2020” More to come! . . .
  • Forging a Path to Oneness: Learning the Soul You Are
    For whatever reason, I’m called to use this blog to forge this path, well, this highway. The highway actually consists of various paths or “lanes”: paved, unpaved, gravel, dirt, and sidewalk—all contiguous but sometimes switching. On your Path, sometimes you’re trucking along at 65 mph on the nicely paved lane…
  • Oneness=”Unity”?
    I was originally not comfortable using the term “Oneness.” It feels “esoteric” to me: “. . . intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest”—Lexico by Oxford University So maybe only people who consistently meditate could experience it?…
  • “Practice”-ing Oneness
    On TV and online I see so many, many, MANY stories of horrific acts of cruelty committed by human beings on other human beings, other living creatures, and on this beautiful planet. One act after another of hatred, abuse, violence, injustice, intolerance, and on and on. How sad that we…
  • Love Your Enemies: Stop the Arrows
    Oh boy, this is a hard one—at least for me. Maybe for you, too. I mentioned previously how my Irish temper flares up when I see injustice. It can burn white hot when I see, for example, a partisan politician on TV news, espousing or, worse, implementing policies that are…
  • The Time Is NOW
    As I write this, it’s the 14th day of protests all around the U.S. following the death of George Floyd. One news network reports on “peaceful protests” and “acts of police brutality during protests against police brutality”; another network talks about “riots,” “outside agitators,” and marauding bands of “Antifa”—all exacerbating…
  • Who Humanity (Really) Is
    We’ve all seen cartoons of the two angels sitting on opposite shoulders of a character: the Light angel of good and righteousness, and the “fallen angel” or devil of temptation and iniquity. I remember as a kid growing up Roman Catholic, the nuns (trying to tip the advantage to the…
  • Watch/Don’t Watch; Listen and DO
    On TV news right now, the news is all VERY bad and VERY scary. The other night, the show host commented that we have a public health disaster, an economic disaster, a “rule of law disaster” around the U.S. Attorney General’s actions, an absence of national leadership and, oh yeah,…
  • Forgiveness Is an 11-Character Word
    Recently, a friend gently commented that my blog posts are too “intellectual.” I admit it: even though I’m retired, there’s still a tech writer in me. For example, I like to research a topic before I write about it, thus footnotes in previous posts. But for this post, I’m going…
  • “Trust Journey”
    Before I even posted last week’s “Forgiveness Is an 11-Character Word” about one of two guide posts on the Path to Oneness, I knew that this week’s topic would be the other guide post: Trust. But my Muse sent me on quite a journey to write this post . .…
  • Ooops, more about “Blind Trust”
    To subscribers who automatically get emails when I post a topic: OK, so I “trusted” technology (and my own competence with it!) maybe too much in posting the trust post. I scheduled it for posting then had more realizations and revisions, and thought I had cancelled it in the schedule.…
  • Pick a Domain, Any Domain
    I think you’ll agree that this is an extraordinary, unprecedented time. As I wrote in a previous post: “The other night, the [TV news] show host commented that we have a public health disaster, an economic disaster, a ‘rule of law disaster’ around the U.S. Attorney General’s actions, an absence…
  • Anger and Peace (as in “War and Peace”?)
    When I was guided that this week’s topic would be anger, my immediate reaction was, “Hell no!!!! I do NOT want to write about anger!!!” Probably because, honestly, I’m a bit embarrassed by my often fiery Aries temper. So I came up with a bunch of other topics I’d “prefer”…
  • Compassion: A (Better) Definition
    This is yet another one of those topics I’m guided to write about that I have no idea where to start. So I’ll do what I often suggest to you—“start somewhere, anywhere”—and see what journey my Muse has for me this week. . . . The Oxford dictionary definition of…
  • The Opposite of Love (Oneness) Is Fear
    Subtitle: Practicing Discernment. In my Life Coach training, we discussed several language distinctions, including “assessments” (opinions) versus “assertions” (quantifiable facts like “This box is 10” long“—it can be measured using a commonly-accepted standard, a ruler; it’s not an opinion). I “assess” that these distinctions have become blurred in our discourse,…
  • Connection and “Computer Reboot”
    Steve and I just finished watching a Netflix drama series whose title is a computer term, “Halt and Catch Fire.” It’s about the beginnings of the PC revolution (80’s into mid 90’s), and is a walk down memory lane for many of us. (Remember things like dot matrix printers, “floppy…
  • How We Can Honor “The Notorious RBG”
    No doubt about it, we live in challenging times. And now added to the many challenges is the loss of an awe-inspiring Human Being, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Whatever your political leanings, there’s no denying she was a powerhouse who fervently lived her beliefs. A petite woman, she brilliantly and courageously…
  • It’s NOT “Business as Usual”
    I know, I know. I sound like a broken record: These are challenging times like never before in the history of Humanity. Our long-festering wounds are coming up to be cleansed and healed. It’s hard to know what’s really true. News sources (corporate-owned and profit-driven) slant and sensationalize the news…
  • Compassion Part 2: Looking Beneath the “Book Cover”
    In a previous post, “Compassion: A (Better) Definition,” I talked about having compassion for people we judge to be “acting out” and behaving badly. I suggested their actions may be due to some underlying wound and pain. In fact, it’s possible that the greater the acting out, the deeper the…
  • Taking Responsibility
    We continue to live in challenging times. But I don’t think the chaotic times “just” involve revealing and healing Humanity’s “wounds” as I’ve touched on previously. Rather, in addition, I think we’re each being called to shift personally in many ways but especially in one aspect: taking responsibility—of others and…
  • Having Change Work for You (vs. against you)
    We’ve had to make A LOT of changes in our daily lives this year. Sure, change is a part of life. And without the challenge it presents, there would be no personal growth. But right now, in our collective future, there are significant happenings that will result in our having…
  • Our “Garden of Gethsemane” Moment
    By now, you know about my eclectic spiritual beliefs that I hold deeply in my very core. But watching the election results on Tuesday night, I “forgot” some of those beliefs. I found myself feeling disconsolate, and betrayed and abandoned by my Spirit Guides and, yes, even by God/Source/Light. In…
  • A Note About the U.S. Election
    It’s been a rough few weeks (months, years!). We have a lot going on. And “it ain’t over yet.” So: Take a nice deep, cleansing breath. In the domain of politics and the news media, remember that threats and conjecture (from officials and pundits alike) are not real—and don’t need…
  • It’s Time to Speak the “Unspoken”
    My blog Muse got inspired last week when I read the phrase “unspoken conversations” somewhere (can’t remember where). Which got me thinking about the “taboo” topics “they” say never to talk about: religion, politics, and sex. But I’m going to posit something different: if we want to work together and…
  • Choose the Middle Ground
    There are a lot of “two camp” issues right now, for example, pro-maskers vs. anti-maskers, and soon probably more pro-vaxxers vs. anti-vaxxers. Likewise, in the “spiritual” websites I sometimes read, there seem to be two camps: the “doomsayers-but-someday” crowd vs. the “we’ve-turned-the-corner” adherents. I think there’s a middle ground we…
  • Compassion Part 3: “Challenges” (Visible and Not)
    I dated a guy named Jon in college who, after holding the door open for a woman in a wheelchair, commented to me, “We all have disabilities. Some are just more visible than others.” At the time, I filed that away as “interesting.” Now I think it’s profound and worth…
  • Holiday Reflections (and New Traditions)
    As I’ve written in several blog posts, this protracted COVID stay-at-home over fall and winter months provides an opportunity for a lot of quiet self reflection. But it also means that this year’s holidays are very different from any we’ve ever experienced, with many revered traditions having to fall by…
  • 2021: “Breathing in” and “Breathing out”
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Finally, it’s 2021. We did it—we survived 2020. It was by no means easy, and it involved considerable loss of life and suffering, and a huge disruption of “normal” in our lives. But we somehow muddled through tweets and uncertainty, outrage and fear and, literally, concerns about…
  • A Turning Point and “Breathing Out”
    On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, I spent much of the afternoon with tears welling up in my eyes while I watched in horror as the U.S. Capitol was “breached.” I saw reports about our elected representatives hunkering down under their Chamber desks, donning gas masks, and “sheltering in place” as…
  • Using “Life Preservers”
    Wow, and we thought 2020 was challenging! Apparently “It ain’t over yet.” I think it’s worth re-visiting what I said in a previous post: . . . in the “spiritual” websites I sometimes read, there seem to be two camps: the “doomsayers-but-someday” crowd vs. the “we’ve-turned-the-corner” adherents. . . .…
  • Broken Hearts—Open Hearts
    I’ve been in denial about all the lives lost due to COVID. It now surpasses 400,000 Americans, and over 2,000,000 people worldwide. So many beloved spouses and partners, grandparents, parents, siblings, children, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, and coworkers that are just . . . gone. So many who died…
  • “The Hill We Climb”
     The Hill We Climb A poem by Amanda Gorman As recited at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris January 20, 2021 (Watch 6-minute video here.) When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a…
  • About “Truth” and What’s “True”
    Recommended by a dear friend, I signed up for “Notes from the Universe”1—brief daily emails of thought-provoking wisdom and inspiration. The other day, the message was about truth: Nothing heals, helps, cures, mends, builds, clears, stabilizes, fixes, balances, restores, corrects, inspires, enables, empowers, enlightens or tickles better than the truth. Ask…
  • A Way to Measure a Year (and Your Life)
    Well this blog post ended up being NOTHING like I originally thought . . . I initially happened to read a brief essay1 about how healing emotional issues usually involves “coming full circle”: working through several sequential layers of the issue—like the layers of an onion—until finally you get to…
  • A Different Kind of To Do List
    I recently decided that rather than referring to our national and global situation as “challenging,” I’m going to start labelling it as “powerful.” Like the proverbial Phoenix triumphantly rising out of the fire and ashes, we can harness the power of the fire and ashes of the current chaos to…
  • “Greatness” and “Humility”
    I started a blog post several weeks ago about humility but my writing stumbled to a halt when I googled its definition: a low or modest view of one’s importance and having a low opinion of oneself. “Low” didn’t feel right to me. Humility feels so much richer to me…
  • Self-deprecation: “Just Say No!”
    self-deprecation: criticism of oneself; belittling, disparaging or undervaluing oneself; being excessively modest. I hesitated to write this post when my Muse first started inspiring me with concepts and even exact wording. I knew it would be self-revealing. But then I decided that we’re all basically in the same boat: life.…
  • Gratitude: “The Little Things”
    “I hope that we never take for granted the little things again.” (Lauren B, Staten Island, New York) My blog post here was inspired by this quote I read in an online article, “What we can’t wait to do when the pandemic is over.”1 In a previous blog post I…
  • The Only Way Out Is Through
    This post is about something I really believe can result in a huge leap forward on our Path to Oneness as individuals and for Humanity as a whole. I’ve touched on it previously, but a more comprehensive picture has emerged. And working “through” it involves one ultimate key . .…
  • Endings . . . AND Beginnings
    Wow, it’s just shy of a year and three weeks since my first blog post here. This is, in fact, my 40th post. You may remember some of my stated goals: . . . to inspire you to self knowledge, to listen to your own inner-knowing, and to accept responsibility…