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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

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

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

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 […]


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

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

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

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

You Are the Gift
IMAGINE what is possible. You are the gift. Use yourself the best you can to help make our world the best it can be. Namaste. 🙂  

You Are the Gift