Marjorie Young

The Psychic View:Theory versus Practice

By Marjorie Young

As someone with a decidedly spiritual bent, it is my heartfelt aim to take the ups and downs of life in stride, knowing not only that there are invariably lessons to be taught, but that a degree of detachment will always aid in putting difficulties into perspective. Clearly, that is a charming idea in theory, but when ‘reality bites,’ it is not always so easily put into practice…serving to remind me yet again of how very far I have to go in living my ideals.

Very recently, I learned that my Ballard home will be put up for sale. The news was a jolt, having lived there for twenty years and more. Certainly, the fact that I might have to leave was unsettling, but beyond that, it came as a shock to realize how neighborhood rents have skyrocketed…making the chance of finding an affordable new place slim indeed. As for low-cost housing, a waiting list of up to five years is the norm.

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The Psychic View – What Dreams Are Made Of

By Marjorie Young

Dreams have fascinated us from the beginning. Traditionally, profound importance was attached to them, and any who might successfully interpret their hidden meaning came to be highly regarded. In the Old Testament, Joseph, a prisoner in Egypt, was appointed the Pharaoh’s chief advisor after solving the puzzle of that ruler’s perplexing visions. Abraham Lincoln, it is reported, dreamed of seeing himself in a coffin several days before his assassination. News stories have even told of those who have passed away, returning to loved ones in a dream with winning lottery numbers! But whether harbingers of things to come, or mere ‘noise’ from our subconscious, luminaries from Shakespeare to Freud have been endlessly fascinated by them.

I, like everyone else, dream nightly…while seldom recalling the details. Occasionally, however, I am visited by what I consider profound, ‘teaching dreams’ that allow me to learn something of intrinsic value. One very recent ‘vision’ had a particularly resonant impact.

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Animal Treatment in the Food Industry

By Lucy Cavener

Animal treatment in factory farms is dangerous for humans, disastrous for our future, and unethical to the extreme. The way that factory farms raise their chickens, without light or space, injecting them with antibiotics and letting them live in their own waste, is immoral as well as damaging to the people who eat them. The disrepair that America’s food industry is currently in is an extremely important problem that the USA faces, and influencing the state of the factory farm production system is a good place to start fixing it.

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