Vol 4, No. 9


I am genuine and authentic
in all my interactions with others.
I am sincere and honest with myself letting go
of false pretenses because I value being
Genuine with each person I talk to.

I choose to relate from the heart of my authentic being.

-- from Seed Thoughts for Loving Yourself
by Suzanne Harrill, M.Ed.


This Month's Issue:

Murder Visits My Family

By Suzanne E. Harrill

Spiritual Intelligence: Core Of Religion

By Gerald L. Finch

Neutralizing Negativity & Preferring Positivity

By Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

Questions & Answers

Enlighten Up

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Greetings from the Editor:

This Only Happens in Other Peoples’ Lives

Never would I have believed I would be writing a passage of such a solemn nature for this newsletter’s series, Transforming Victimization. Trauma stuck my family this past summer and I have the opportunity to test my belief system and put into practice many ideas and techniques learned over the years to balance and help myself heal. One of author Depak Chopra’s quotes has stayed with me through this grieving process. To put in my own words he said, "It is not what happens to you that keeps you stuck and in pain but how well you digest your experiences that matters." I remember this often as I process my reactions, my feelings, my beliefs, and my thoughts.




Personal Growth and Transformation

Transforming Victimization: True Stories #9

Murder Visits My Family

By Suzanne E. Harrill

When I learned that my dear brother, Richard age 56 and in good health, was shot and killed, I started hyperventilating and could not catch my breath. The message delivered by his twin, my sister, sent me into a panic attack. I had to get off the phone to steady myself and practice breathing techniques learned over the years, such as breathing slowly as if I were blowing up a balloon. I heard my own voice talking to me as I had done in times past for others, mainly clients wanting techniques to manage their stress level. Let me share some of my process and how I am evolving through this experience. May there be something of value for you on your journey as I share my story...

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Suzanne Says

Questions & Answers

Question: Hi Suzanne, I need some advice. I am going through the grieving process right now. A five year relationship just ended with someone I was very much in love with. Do you have any tips on how to make the process go smoothly and to help make life feel normal again?

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By Gerald L. Finch

 The Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence, Meaning, and the Sacred

Danah Zohor and Ian Marshall define spiritual intelligence as the capacity to place our lives in a meaningful context. Obviously, this pursuit of meaning can be via sacred and/or secular means. When we speak about applying spiritual intelligence in our religion, however, one can see how our religion should—to a large extent-- be an expression of those values, beliefs and practices that add rich meaning to our lives.

Thus spiritual intelligence can be strengthened by both secular and religious means; if we decide, however, to address spiritual intelligence via the sacred, we often are talking about religion. And when we do this, we are often placing meaning at the center of our religion. We understand that one of the purposes of religion is to increase our spiritual intelligence through sacred meanings. We may chose to do this via many means and in this paper I would like to mention how achieving/ creating, meaningful experiences, attitude adjustments in unavoidable suffering situations, purposes and missions, and spiritual practices can increase our spiritual intelligence in the sacred dimension...

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Neutralizing Negativity & Preferring Positivity

By Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

Do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world right now...

Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people. You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to, while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, I urge you; ask you; gentle you; to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times...

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Enlighten Up   --    Humor

Wisdom of the Aged

Wisdom of the Younger

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Equinox Celebration


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