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Change Change. We are redefining our future. What does that mean? It means as we change on a personal level, we are also changing at the global level — raising consciousness. What do we stand for? What political and social issues are important to us? Net neutrality? Isn’t it everyone’s […]

Change on a Personal Level


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I’m Understood within Myself  I can get there from here: EXPANDING. People always ask me about the dream I had a few years ago I had documented and wrote called Divine Love—Divine Dream.  The dream where I saw my grandfathers face and experienced what I called Divine Love — was […]

Journal Entry December 9: Expanding


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JOURNAL ENTRY: Duke was handsome, a bohemian looking and brilliant guy who attended law school. He had long hair wrapped in a bandana, a captivating Louisiana accent, and was kind, and polite. Duke demonstrated to me, it’s OK for men to be nurturing and caring… Read more stories here.. About […]

No Fear Friday: MEN



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Duke During my meditation this morning, a man appeared in my mind I knew about 25 years ago. I’m reminded how he changed my life —changed my perception about what had been unfamiliar up until then. In 2016, I wrote a series titled “The Ten Gratitudes” a collection of life […]

JOURNAL ENTRY November 23: THANKSGIVING


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NO FEAR FRIDAY When I created No Fear Friday in 2015, my intention was to establish a weekly campaign on INSTAGRAM. Something that focused on taking action from a place of LOVE rather than fear. We are grateful that you follow us @yesrising. Keep taking risks!! About the Author Richard […]

Allow the Unexpected


Our Moral Obligation to All Children It isn’t the blacks or the muslims or the native americans or the jews. It isn’t the gays or the drag queens or the trans community “out to get us” or take what’s ours. It’s not the left or the right or the rich […]

Winter in America



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JOURNAL ENTRY October 21: I had a friend that used to tell me what I write about was from A Course in Miracles. Even before I knew about the books. Often, in our conversations, he would point out what I was saying to be very similar to a teaching in […]

Journal Entry October 21


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Moments Gift Each day is a gift. I heard Oprah Winfrey on Ellen DeGeneres say that all our tragic events, 911, Las Vegas shootings, Orlando Nightclub shooting, Paris, London —and other World Events…all began as ordinary days. People got ready in the morning, tied their shoes and began the day. […]

Rushed, we Overlook


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Asking Ourselves the Important Questions Life purpose evolves as we do. Our purpose, passion, intentions and service may change as we grow, sometimes slightly sometimes greatly. More than that, hopefully, deeper with each life experience we encounter. To me, purpose is being present as the best person we can be […]

Purpose Through Service




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Repurposing Risk Creating and sustaining connection in a world increasingly virtual, aiming viral, asks wholeheartedly this. What do we consider our greatest risk? It’s easy to escape into our world of reality TV, or submerge into a shoppers world psychology on our steadfast search to fill the void — yes, […]

11 Powerful DIY Ways to Reimagine Connection


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What is Given, Received Let us take refuge in our likeness when unknown eyes run into ours. Breathe — in the expanse offered when such gaze from a stranger discerns deeper connection. Perhaps we never met, true, still we know some-thing about each other. Our personality may have forgotten, but […]

Chance Meetings, Cosmic Grace



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Imagine what you and I can accomplish together. Not separately “I” can accomplish, rather when we join our minds and good will. Share good stuff! You can like and follow @yesrising on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Medium. Namaste 🙂

IMAGINE


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We the People for Moral Clarity and Social Equality Each of us, on sacred journey’s, fever to move forward making our own lives better, forging pathways for our children to walk a better life than we. But so much deeper in our conviction, laying down beside us, remains a truth […]

Forward into Justice


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PRAYER FOR SOCIAL CONNECTION Let this morning light serve a world awakened which You Divine shine through and speak Unfolding anew through new shape and sound and form striking and beautiful in simplest and humble things for I am you and you, I dreaming one — thank you for peace […]




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NO FEAR FRIDAY—It’s All About Love! No Fear Friday is a weekly campaign on INSTAGRAM aimed at replacing fear with love. Being the dreamer that I am, I began this forum in 2015 as a way to encourage us all to seek out the goodness in life. We live in challenging, yet, extraordinary times […]

ITS ALL ABOUT LOVE


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“We become what we think, what we are continuously exposed to, what we are taught, what we eat…but the answer, for all of us in this accelerating world, is to detox — on all levels.” -from THE GRACE OF REDEFINING LOVE How do we do that? #Meditate #Exercise #Sleep #Water #Veggies #Pray#Question #SeeGood #SocialConnection #DoGood

LIVING IN A FAST WORLD



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“A Shift in Perception and — All Things Are Possible — Choice by Choice, Surrender by Surrender, Amazing Things are about to Happen.”       No Fear Friday is a weekly campaign on Instagram focused on choosing Love over fear. You can follow my work there or on Facebook […]

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE


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“Becoming more connected with our love, we are then called to reach out to friends, neighbors, communities and countries – co-creating our evolution. Inspiring global thinking.” -from MERGING WORLDS Please follow me on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or yesrising.com. NAMASTE <3 

CONNECTION


Here is something for those of us in the spiritual, personal development and transformational community to think about too. Do we need to be different? Are we competing too much? And why? “Moderns create status differences between “those who know how” and those who Don’t. It’s the American version of […]

STATUS



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WAKING INSTANTS 09: JOSEPHINE “To the left, to the left” she would chant to Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable”. Josephine’s chanting brought a gentle laughter to all of us, at any given time. With delivered acceptance. Jo, as she was often referred, didn’t fit into the culture of mainstream rules and regulations — […]

WAKING INSTANTS 09: JOSEPHINE


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Redefining Love is merely — changing our perception to be Inclusive Thinkers. No Fear Friday: Is a weekly campaign on Instagram focused on replacing fear with love.  ‪#‎SpiritualEducation‬ ‪#‎AdvocateForArtists‬ ‪#‎RedefiningLove‬

Changing Perception


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The best kept secret in Modern Civilization: There is NOTHING wrong with you. Where purple pants, sing off key, march to a different drum, or simply just be plain and humbly you — the whole spectrum is beautiful, not just a chosen few. #LetsGoUp

Best Kept Secret



Taking Refuge
Take refuge when someone’s eyes run into ours. Breathe — in the expansive instant when a glance discerns a deeper connection. Perhaps we never met, yet we know something about each other. Something our personalities forgot but our soul has not. Our body’s may have changed but our eyes remain […]

Waking Instants


Infinite Wisdom – Unbroken Bonds Around the age of five is the first memory I have of someone dying. It was a tumultuous combination of tremendous loss and the oddity that something greater had occurred — both a miracle and a tragedy. I would never see this person again during […]

On Death




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Here’s the thing about social media. You can use it to meet really great people! Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to meet up with my friends, inspirational singer/speaker/author, Noelle Marie Amendola and her husband Vince, at a Starbucks in my neck of the woods, as they toured through New England. What […]

The Thing About Social Media


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Early one evening, I took exit 3 as usual. Descending off the highway ramp to Route 5, my eye caught the shape of a man. A man clothed in a beige coat with a cardboard sign, displaying the words “please help”. He was really not a man at all, but […]

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