Via Transformativa: Practical Magic — Practicing Practical Magic

By: JUBILEE! Minister Candace Chellew-Hodge

We all have movies we could watch over and over again. One that I always stop and watch whenever I find it on is the 1998 movie Practical Magic starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. In the film, Bullock and Kidman are sisters named Sally and Gillian Owen. They are, not so secretly, witches who have been raised by their aunts in a big old scary house in New England after their parents die.

The aunts teach the girls the truth about themselves and how to use their practical magic, but it comes with a price. There has been a curse placed on the girls — the men they fall in love with will face an early death.

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Via Creativa: Like Starting Over — Changing the Game

By: JUBILEE! Minister Bill Harris 

We create suffering for ourselves and others by playing the game of ego.  Ego is energized by fear which is the result of a misperception of reality — what the universe is really about.  All the great spiritual teachers and guides, including Jesus, tells us all is one and is energized by love.  Therefore, our existence, and the universe, operates by a set of universal principles designed to manifest or actualize love.

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Via Creativa: Like Starting Over — The Math of Forgiveness

By: JUBILEE! Minister Candace Chellew-Hodge

Come, Come whoever you are,
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving,
It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times.
Come, yet again, come, come.  — Rumi

The apostle Paul, writing to the church in Rome (Romans 14:1-12), has the same message to his charges that Rumi has for all of us. When we judge others and withhold our forgiveness for whatever reason, we are driving that caravan of despair.

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