A Message for Empaths

By Robert Schwartz of “Your Soul’s Plan”

As channeled from the Beings of Light Through Liesel.  

“You have a natural tendency towards merging, a natural tendency towards unity instead of separation.  This is a wonderful gift.  In fact, you are the precursors of a humanity that is yet to come in which all humans feel their connection with one another.  Your innate gifts as an empath give you a powerful advantage in more easily merging your awareness back into Source energy.  The challenge is that like everyone on the planet, you have been taught and essentially “brainwashed” into perceiving that the third-dimensional world of surface form is reality.  You have been conditioned (as all have) to place your attention and awareness only on this tiny layer of true reality.  Therefore, because what your awareness is concentrated on is where the energy flows, you are currently most likely to be primarily or solely merging on this surface layer that some call the horizontal dimension.  

Viewed through a very fitting analogy, this surface layer of reality can be thought of as the very top layer of the ocean where the varied and often tumultuous waves of the ocean are felt.  Other people may only experience their own personal waves (in the form of their thoughts, emotions, and sensations that arise in response to their life experiences); however, as an empath you often experience your waves as well as the waves originally generated in others.  To build on the analogy, if you were to visualize a ring around each person as they float on the surface of the ocean, then the waves within each ring are what each person is experiencing.  Empaths tend to have a ring with a much greater diameter than other people do, and the diameter of an empath’s ring can fluctuate quite dramatically.  An empath’s ring often encircles or overlaps the rings of others.  

Yet, there is an amazing blessing hidden within your natural impulse to merge.  You can instead choose to merge in the vertical dimension by simply bringing your attention and awareness to this dimension more and more.  You can merge deep within and access the depths of the ocean that are beneath the surface.  These depths are not subject to those churning waves.  When you dive into the ocean of your true being you begin to realize the calm, still, loving peace that exists there, regardless of conditions at the surface.  From this deeper level of your internal and eternal ocean of being, you can also expand back out in the horizontal direction and realize that this deep peace made of the essence of love and light is actually beneath the surface of all others too.  You begin to realize that beyond the surface emanations of others that you have previously been tuned into that you are also capable of tuning into and receiving the emanations of their true selves, their Source essence, which is ultimately inextricable from the one boundless ocean of infinite love-light that you and they are.”

“Always know Our love is truly with you, because Our love truly is you”

A side note from Sydney Lynn:

When you SEE others deeply as their Source Selves, they too begin to sense the depth of love which they truly are. This is the awakening process, a profound gift you can offer much like being the flame that lights their match. This can easily be done without interfering with the surface layer personality’s behavior or actions. Easily done without judgement and this SEEING OR MERGING is safe because as the observer boundaries are never punctured, preventing the precious leakage of each Soul’s Signature within the One.


~Another amazing poem by poetess, Janice Walters~

They speak little to me

–those Twin Peaks of my heart,

standing as tall as they have ever been,

shrouded like a veiled woman in fog.

I, too, am silent;

making peace with past memories

and wrapping myself in a new love

and commitment to a fresh time and place.


The promise is strong–

that spring will come,

that my soul will be replenished,

that Wahatoya and I will both

find our voices again.

We will begin anew;

rediscovering our friendship,

and loyalty to Earth and Sky,

and the air between us.

The fog will lift.

The snow will cease to fall.

Under the mantle of the sun,

We will be dormant no more.

Janice Walters


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Ascension Channeling

Ascension Channeling
As channeled from the Beings of Light Through Liesel. 

  “There is much that is arising on your third dimensional plane that triggers fear in people. This is actually the opportunity for a great blessing, because for some people this intense fear will cause a release and a surrender to evolution from within this sense of the overwhelming. That which you feel may destroy your world, can actually provide the impetus for the ultimate point of your world: awakening.   Just as the heightened anxiety and fear within a nightmare can bring the dreamer out of the dream, so too, can the apparent chaos in your world and the fear that it elicits, contain the potential jolt that serves to encourage the personality to surrender to the vastness, and ultimately, the true safety of the depths of the Oneness within.   There is much that is being ‘drawn out’ in your world. Just as a boil may come to the surface of the skin, or poison may be drawn out of a wound, the human collective mind is awash with many poisons which Spirit is currently attempting to draw out. However, many of you forget this bigger picture and instead only focus on the poisons themselves. Indeed, the very fact that these poisons are so prevalent in your world is positive evidence of the collective body of humanity purging these poisons from within itself.   If you perceive poisons within the world, realize that they cannot be remedied with adversarial energy. The only antidote is love. Adversarial energy always creates more of the very thing it opposes. So, be very mindful of how you, yourself, may be introducing poison into the world.   If you perceive darkness in the world, do not fight the darkness, as the fight itself will inherently contain elements of the darkness. Instead shine light intensely, bravely, and with relentless love. Create so much illumination around the pockets of darkness, that it is clear for all to see what those pockets are, and they will dissolve in the power of this glaring brilliance. Also, allow for grace and forgiveness for yourself if you are temporarily overcome by the ego during this collective process of purging, and remember that to judge yourself is the same as to judge others, as there is really only the One.   And finally, a dear part of Us who you some of you call Jesus has this to share:   ‘I did not teach the people by rooting out the darkness within them. I taught the people by seeing even the faintest spark of light within them and nurturing and fanning that spark, until they, themselves, could begin to perceive it and continue to stoke the fire from within.’

  “Always know Our love is truly with you, because Our love truly is you.”
Liesel works with husband Robert Schwartz at https://yoursoulsplan.com

I don’t like the word Ascension because I see life in spirals, orbits and curves but from the 3D viewpoint and experience it will suffice to use terms such as “rise”, “ascend”, “lift”…lol. ~SydneyLynn

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Saving the World

There is only one lesson and everyone is your teacher

Sean Reagan

Feb 20, 2023

A few years ago, during a conversation with Chrisoula about my study and practice of A Course in Miracles, and how it affected our family, I said that God was my priority. Remembering my identity in Love was my only function.

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Chrisoula replied, “I am more important than God. Your family is more important than God.”

I was shocked by that. When I told some ACIM friends about it, they were shocked.

When I told the Holy Spirit about it, the Holy Spirit said, “God agrees with Chrisoula.”

I am a very slow learner.

If we are walking around praising God, and anybody around us feels ignored or slighted because we are walking around praising God, then we are tragically confused – about what we are, about what others are, and, critically, about God.

I first glimpsed this thirty some odd years ago when U2’s Achtung Baby came out. The first time I heard One I wanted to be the narrator but I wasn’t. I was the other; I was “you.”

You say love is a temple, love a higher law
Love is a temple, love the higher law
You ask me to enter but then you make me crawl
And I can’t be holding on to what you got
When all you got is hurt

Chrisoula was not asserting any privilege in opposition to God; she was speaking for God. She was refusing to accept fear and hurt in place of Love, no matter how eloquent I was. She was reminding me how God appears in our living, and what kind of response that appearance calls for.

God appears as the other with whom we are in relationship, and asks us to love them without qualification or condition, as best we can. It is a process, not an event.

A Course in Miracles teaches us how to no longer mistake the appearance of separation for actual separation (e.g., T-18.IX.6:2). It shows us that separation is a thing we are doing to ourselves (T-27.VIII.10:1). And it invites us to no longer fear the Love that appears when separation is undone (T-31.V.16:7).

U2 again, same song: “one life / but we’re not the same / We get to carry each other.”

Carrying one another is our privilege because it is the end of hurt and loneliness, ours and everyone else’s. There are no exceptions to this expression of love. The absence of exceptions is what Love is.

Love is incapable of any exception. Only if there is fear does the idea of exceptions seem to be meaningful (T-7.V.5:7-8).

Love holds everything.

So A Course in Miracles invites us to commit to relationship as the site of learning what we are and what the other is. In relationship we learn once and for all that nothing real can be threatened and nothing unreal exists (T-in.2:2-3).

The form of this relationship will shift; its function will not. You can dump blood on missiles, you can get a divorce, you can write poetry and grow roses and the underlying function doesn’t change: you are learning what you are in truth, which is learning what the other is in truth, which is learning what Love is.

This is revolutionary. It is terrifying. Love does its own stunts; Love is always all in. Dachau isn’t theoretical; Tyre Nichols isn’t theoretical: you are not theoretical.

Salvation is not an individual matter. It entails saving, delivering, rescuing an entire civilization . . . The salvation of the entire planet requires a total risk of everything – of you, of me, of unyielding people everywhere, for all time (Lynice Pinkard Revolutionary Suicide).

Pinkard’s vision of collectivism is related to the biblical Jesus’s admonition that those who seek their lives shall lose their lives but those who surrender their lives for the sake of God, who is Love, shall find life.

In the world, “surrender rather than seek” sugars out as living nonviolently and creatively together without fear. There aren’t any maps; we make it up as we go. All that matters is learning how to hear the Holy Spirit and listening to nothing but the Holy Spirit.

There are no blueprints. And there is no space of purity from which to act. We must begin imperfectly from within the messiness, in ways that respond to and engage with our concrete and particular contexts and circumstances (Pinkard).

A Course in Miracles teaches us to accept reality. Reality is this: this this. The Course teaches us to accept that our relationship with each other is given for no other reason than to remember we are Love Itself. It takes commitment, devotion, tenacity, willingness. We have to be humbled. We have to show up. And what we show up to is literally right in front of us, crying out for love.

Pinkard again, same essay.

Human life lived in God’s image, lived fully, is found in the crossing over from ourselves to the well-being of others – that is what love is. When we cross over from power to weakness, from strength to vulnerability, from inside to outside, from up to down, we rise above ourselves, we transcend ourselves. In other words, the descent into death of our own self-interest – this revolutionary suicide – is actually a rising, a resurrection.

The point is not what is God or what does God want or what offends God or can God even be offended – those were never the point. I was confused. God lies beyond our understanding; we don’t have to work that out. We have to work on remembering what we are – which is to remember what reality is. Which we do here, now, with the ones who are given us.

We serve them by allowing them to teach us what we have forgotten about Love.


Chrisoula is my teacher not because she has some nuanced understanding of A Course in Miracles. She could care less about A Course in Miracles. Yet by calling out my spiritual blindness – which is always an effect of fear – she invites me to be accountable to Love. She calls me back into the practice of Love with her. She says “choose again,” and shows me what to choose, and so I do. This is my witness.

Loving The World

(Me too, Mary)

My work is loving the world.

Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.

Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.

Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young and still not half-perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work,

which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.

The phoebe, the delphinium.

The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture. Which is mostly rejoicing, since all ingredients are here,

which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart and these body-clothes, a mouth with which to give shouts of joy to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,

telling them all, over and over, how it is that we live forever. ~Mary Oliver

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It is said that the Land will be returned to the indigenous peoples of Earth.  In the program “Land Back” tribes are buying back some of this Land.  I get the strong feeling that buying it back will be unnecessary very soon.  Privately owned stolen land will be abandoned as monetary control systems break down. If you put your ear to the ground those with roots into Earth Mother can hear an escalation in Her speech. These rooted humans can feel codes like quickening hoof beats activating the neurons along their spines, releasing through toes and fingers, bringing information to the intuitives on the World-wide Dismantling. The escalation has begun.
The Native Americans have a word for the mind virus that causes separation from The Great Spirit and Gaia. It is called Wetiko. Many spiritual teachers believe that this virus was caused by man but it was born from Spirit as all of creation was. This virus was agreed upon by Earth’s inhabitants to be the catalyst to eventually feel Love, grow Love, and grow Spirit. It was part of the Plan. But like all viruses, they burn themselves out when their food supply runs out.  And when does this happen?  When brother sees brother as Himself.  And this awakening is growing. The old systems are digging their own graves and Gaia is assisting the escalation of events with the Earth Changes ironically assisted by man-made Climate Change. As more awaken, the lands will settle in peace. There is still time to save our life here on this beautiful planet. Here is an interview from The Gaia Foundation to read more about Wetiko:

In the latest of our What on Earth interview series exploring the invisible impacts of digital technology, we speak to Alnoor Ladha, a founding member of The Rules, about culture, technology and the cannibalistic economic system consuming life on Earth,

Tell us a bit about yourself and your work with The Rules?

We (The Rules) try to connect the dots between the various issues that are happening in the world to reveal the underlying antagonist: the economic operating system itself. We work to help popularise more radical ideas into the mainstream, and make them feel like common sense. We also work directly with social movements in a supporting role. By focusing on both the meta worldview and local struggles, it helps us better see how we are not just fighting a land rights struggle in India, or tax justice struggle in Kenya, or a pipeline in North Dakota; but rather, we are fighting the logic of neoliberal capitalism itself.

How do you see digital technology fitting into that logic? Is it more part of the problem, or is it a solution?

The moral question we must ask ourselves is what do we want our relationship with technology to be: individually, as a community, and at a societal level? Do I believe technology is out of control and a huge part of the problem? Yes. Of course. However, it is unfeasible to think we can return to a society without technology. At least before collapse.

It’s always a good idea to start with a Terence McKenna quote: “culture is not your friend” he reminded us. Culture is a set of calcified beliefs that are ratified by our complacency to challenge these norms. Are we going to examine our privilege? Are we going to try to comprehend or feel the destruction which is being reaped on our planet? This destruction is directly proportionate to the benefits received by those countries (and pre-nation state geographies) that have had a 5000-year head-start in totalitarian agriculture, 1000 years of colonialism, imperialism, slavery and genocide. We are the heirs of that legacy. As Thomas Pogge points out, how can we reap the fruits of our ancestor’s sins but not inherent any of the responsibility?

Once we have come to the conclusion that we do not want to make this bargain, we become critical of the culture that has incubated our ignorance. The moral position around technology is then not ‘how do I walk away from technology’, but rather ‘how do we become less dependent on- and synthesise the best aspects of it to build transition infrastructure to post-capitalist worlds?”

The Rules has used the concept of the ‘Wetkio’ virus as a means of describing the way destructive cultures emerge, operate and, perhaps, develop technologies, Could you describe what the Wetiko virus is? 

Wetiko is an ancient concept coming from various First Nations’ traditions in North America. Wetiko was a word that existed before the term cannibalism. When there was famine among tribes or a tribe member found themselves alone in the wilderness and ended up eating another person’s flesh, the result was the Wetiko disease. There were two main outcomes of Wetiko: one was the unnatural desire to continue to eat more flesh even when there was an abundance of food, and the other was an icy heart and lack of empathy. Something shifts in you once you taste the flesh of your brethren for the first time. The mind-virus of capitalism is the logical outcome and heir of Wetiko.

We went from trusting the bounty of our Mother when were hunter-gatherers to becoming sedentary extractors of the land and seeing it as a resource rather than the source of all life. At this moment we become the ungrateful, cannibalistic children of Gaia

Technology is an aspect of a culture that is born out of the Wetiko virus. Technology is a subservient subset of the economic system. And the operating system is dependent on its prime directive of growth. Economists and politicians tell us the global economy must grow by 3% a year just to stay afloat. At this rate the global economy doubles in size every 20 years, which is of course, unfathomable. And yet the system straight-jackets us into believing there is no other option. We are paralysed. Our economic system is a form of distributed fascism where we have all become carriers of Wetiko.

How can we free ourselves of this destructive virus?

The first step is to dis-identify with your host culture. Patriotism, nationalism and all forms of rigid ideology play a brutal role in our indoctrination and complicity with the system. One of the potential antidotes is to start becoming self-aware of the true history of humanity, Western culture and technology. The great leaps in progress that we have observed did not happen independent of great plunder, destruction, war, violence and rape. One has to start asking first principle questions such as: What is the role of technology in serving its master, Capital? What is the logic of the market economy? The answer is all around us. The logic of capitalism is short-termist, greedy, extractive and life-destroying.

The second step is to start seeing technology as the offspring of culture. If we see technology as a by-product of culture and capitalism, then we can shift the way we interact with technology.

Perhaps we will start asking who is actually deciding what technology is created and what are the priorities of research? As David Graeber reminds us, we thought we would have flying cars by now, but in fact the height of our technological prowess has brought us 140 characters on Twitter. Who decided that our collective resources, endowments and skills would be directed in this way?

The third step is an enquiry around the concomitant effects of technology. When we created the automobile we didn’t realise that it would also create the modern city, the motorized highway system, the two-garaged house, our fossil fuel addiction, the wars in the Middle East, and in some ways the hippy revolution. In the same way, we have no idea what the effects of artificial intelligence or virtual reality will be in 5 or 10 or 20 years. Part of this line of enquiry is to hold a very big self-reflective question as a generation and a civilization: given our relationship with technology, what kind of ancestors do we want to be? And even more pertinently, what kind of ancestors are we already becoming?


Digital technology has been shown to  amplify existing inequalities of access to the power that comes from ‘connection’. Is there a simple solution to this inequality or do we need to address the system as a whole?

 This is a difficult conundrum. 70% of the global population now lives in the southern hemisphere, half of which are under the age of 30. We have the youngest, most southern population in the history of humanity so in some sense the revolution can and will happen from the global South.

People are benefiting short-term from the access to knowledge that comes with the Internet or mobile telephony or tools such as Wikipedia. But in some ways we must understand that this culture best serves those who built it. The desire to assimilate the majority world into cyborgs can be seen as a corollary to the idea of financial inclusion which tries to convert free people into consumptive capitalists, ultimately trapping us all within the debt-based neoliberal economy. And at the same time, we should use the masters tools, and any means necessary, to free ourselves from capitalism and create the new infrastructures and the new stories.


Earthing, the practice of walking barefoot, is one way we’re being advised to physically reconnect with Earth. What is the importance these kind of practices?

There is a physical aspect to reconnection, but my approach starts from the idea that we must de-program ourselves from modern culture in a more holistic way. Anything one can do to shake the dominant culture’s norming and socialisation is critical and necessary. Whether that is walking barefoot in Nature, gifting something to a stranger, boundary dissolving through the use of psychedelics or other shamanic initiations – we must do everything in our power to remove ourselves from the shackles of identification with the death-machine of modernity.

 The last thing I want to say is that we should not underestimate the powers that we are up against. There is a W.H Auden line from The Age of Anxiety that says:

“We would rather be ruined than changed
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.”

This is the motto of the power elites, of the 1%. They would rather destroy the entire planet than let their delusions die. We must uphold, refine, amplify and cultivate a sophisticated critique of power, culture and technology, because ultimately, they are products of a psychotic, kamikaze establishment that will hoard and consume its way to our collective demise. We have to return to the primacy of Mother Earth, of our bodies, our plant teachers and allies, our communities, our Indigenous Wisdoms, our connection to the web of Life, and our forgotten abilities to enter the presence of the eternal now.


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The most beautiful quality of all in a human being, in my humble opinion?

The ability to listen deeply.

To listen from Presence. From stillness.

To listen without trying to fix someone, or change them, or ‘save’ them.

The ability to allow another to be exactly as they are.

Not giving unsolicited advice. Not lecturing them about the latest psychological research or the ‘most true’ spiritual teaching. Not trying to mould them, manipulate them into matching a concept of who they ‘should’ be. Not projecting your own trauma – or traumatic answers – all over them.

Just listening. Listening with an open mind and an open heart and a receptive nervous system.

Allowing them to breathe, to express, to weep, to question, to be completely unique, to expand into the space, to discover their own truth.

I have met world experts in intimacy, relationships and honest communication who are unable to do this.

I have met spiritual gurus, so-called “enlightened masters”, expert psychologists and life coaches who are utterly unable to do this.

I have met popular teachers and authors on ‘listening from the heart’, ‘holding space’, ‘pure awareness’ and ‘embodied spirituality’ who are unable to do this.

It is a rare gift – the ability to allow others to be exactly as they are.

Broken. Whole. Sad. Angry. Afraid. Lost. Awake or asleep. Whatever.

To listen to them with every fibre of your being.

To receive them through the senses, to listen like the wild animals of the forest.

To swaddle them in undistracted, fascinated attention.

To envelop them in a silent, warm Presence.

To make them feel – in those precious moments that you are together – like they are the most beloved One in the whole Universe.

When you sense this kind of sacred listening from someone, it’s unmistakable.

It cannot be manufactured.

It cannot be faked.

It is utterly rare and holy.

It is nothing less than unconditional love.

Your nervous system senses it and rejoices.

– Jeff Foster

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The Fulcrum

The bipolar madness of the human mind
only exists in the realms of Creation.
The same for any kind of mis-ease or dis-ease.
The inner dimensions of Spirit
swirl and sing in the Heartland
loving unconditionally both
the shadows and the light of the mind.
The mind is the ragged playground
you chose before birth to experience and finally
learn not to choose sides,
to climb out of the belted seats
of highs and lows
to find the still fulcrum
within your heart
beating softly like a Newborn’s. 
Here you realize that all hearts are the same.
Here you are seen and heard and felt completely.
When the storms of life buffet you,
blow you off the GPS orbit
through the Sourcelands,
climb from your seat,
imbedded in Time
onto the Fulcrum, so still
in the eternal moment. 
The Great Mystery is you,
the observer
infusing the Stormland of Life,
with the ambrosia of Spirit.


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Getting What We Want

by Jeff Foster

We are taught

that we must struggle

to get what we want –

or to deserve it when we get it.

But what do we want?

Deep down,

we are not looking for more ‘stuff’.

We are looking for a feeling –

A sense of completion

A sense of wholeness

A sense of not seeking.

The end of struggle itself.

We seek a state of inner contentment

That has nothing to do with objects

Or money, or achievements, or goals

Or “having what we want”.

We are looking for our true nature

Wild, open, whole and free.

In seeking it, we push it away.

In running towards it, we lose ourselves.

Send your ideas into the ether

and rest now, child.

Dream your dreams and let them go.

Sink back into the moment.

Find completeness in the incompleteness.

Be happy with your marvellous unhappiness.

And rest in your restlessness.

Be perfectly unfinished.

Let go of the story of ‘lack’.

Let go of competition and domination.

Let go of winning, losing, being better.

Let go of ‘letting go’.

Find gratitude for what you have.

And presence in the place where you are.

You don’t need to manifest anything

To be happier than you ever dreamed.

Capitalism, socialism

The material world and the spiritual world

Red and blue, left and right

What you have and what you don’t have

And all the million opposites.

And all that has been written about truth.

These things all collapse into simplicity

And wonder.

Here is the abundance, then:

You, here, breathing,

Alive in this Mystery.

Awake to Yourself.

– Jeff Foster

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by John Roedel

(a promise to splash more in 2023)

I used to think that

achieving inner peace

would make my heart look

like a calm lake

I thought being in harmony meant:

no ripples

no waves

no lapping shores

~ just still water

it turns out that

serenity isn’t the absence

of movement

in fact

~ it’s quite

the opposite

because the more

peace I feel

the more my heart

churns and bubbles

like a lake boiling

as a ribbon of lava breaks through

underneath the water

I don’t think we were created

out of nothingness to come

here just to let our hearts become

an unmoving body of cold water

covered in standing algae

I think the Great Love placed

a fire in us so that our lives will

be a natural spring of swirling

hot healing water that never

looks the same way twice

the war machine thinks

it is the only thing that can

move and lumber

~ and that’s not simply true

peace is the most disturbing

force in the universe

peace is the tide that washes

away the ancient seaweed of

division that builds upon our shores

peace is anything but still

it’s a tsunami that can terraform

rock fortresses into open-air chapels

my love,

I’m starting to realize

that the less my heart moves

~ the heavier it gets

~ the more dust it collects

~ the less kindness I feel

but when I let my heart

constantly stir

like a cotton candy machine

~the lighter and

sweeter it becomes

empathy is an act of chaos

it takes the narcissistic scripts we have been given

and rewrites them into a handwritten gospel of understanding

peacefulness is

anything but still

~ it is pure motion

peace is the ripple

that starts in the center of my heart

and rushes out through the faucets

of my eyes, hands and tongue

out into the world

we aren’t here

to be stagnant

we are here to make a splash

~ john roedel

(photo by Sabri Tuzcu)

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