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What We Can Learn From Disney World

Finding the Magic

PROLOGUE: These are challenging times. As Dickens said, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness…” The U.S. government has just passed what some people are calling the “Let them eat cake!” tax bill. Threats of nuclear proliferation abound. Tensions…

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What Can One Person Do?

THE OW… I began to write this reflection back in August 2014, and wanted to write about “lovely” things, “spiritual” things but, if I am to be truthful, all of my personal reflections were on the question of “What can one person do?” You see, it had been a pretty rough week. It was the week that Robin Williams killed himself. It was also the week that a college friend called and told me that her darling, brilliant daughter had…

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Blog – Part 2 – How did A Nice Southern Girl Like Me Come to Be a Healer?

  THE OW Once I was at the Omega Institute and the Barbara Brennan Hands of Light workshop began, my doubt raised its fierce head. My doubt was like a dog on a bone and did not want to let go! I was furious with myself for having spent my time and energy to come to this “stupid!” workshop! I was in such resistance; I felt such fear, although I did not know it at the time. Inside of me,…

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Blog: How did A Nice Southern Girl Like Me Come to Be a Healer?

Laurie Thorp among trees

The Ow… I was a recently divorced single mother in 1991 when I “got the Call” to study healing work. I was at one of those transition points in my life. I had been “a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker” – Well, actually, I had been an actress; I had worked as a baker in NYC and NC. I had managed retail stores in NY. I had been a wife and a mother. And I suddenly found myself a…

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Blog: The Ow and The Wow

I was born almost as blind as the proverbial bat. I could see things that were very close, practically under my nose, but that was about it. When I was 8 years old, I got glasses – coke bottle glasses – and for the first time ever, I saw pinecones on the trees.…

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