Author: Dixie Gillaspie

The Truth About Writing

Writing. Wrestling the muse. Pinning the genius like a moth to a corkboard. Delving, and distilling until it feels pure and right, then going back and putting it through the fire again. Filling page after page, screen after screen, with scribbles, scratches, and keystrokes. Why do we do it? How do we do it? What difference do we hope to make by doing it? What IS it anyway? This writing thing? For me, it’s an energy overspill, the page is a repository for the soul-stuff that cannot stay inside. For me, it’s how I create myself, drawing bits of...

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Who’s to Bless and Who’s to Blame?

       “You can blame others for their actions. But you cannot blame your actions on anyone except yourself.   It’s so tempting, isn’t it? To say “I only did that because of what was done to me.” But even if you say it, it won’t be true. And you’ll know. Because the truth is, that everything we do, we have a choice. We have many choices. Infinite choices. And our actions are the result of the choices that we made. And yet. There are so many influences in our lives. Experiences – feedback loops impressed on our psyche without our awareness....

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Who’s Being Protected Here?

The article began “So this happened: Someone called the cops on a teenager for giving away free books.” As an avid reader, and writer, I could not NOT click on that link! (The photo that headed up the article, which I have used here as well, came from the Instagram account of rediscoveredbooks.) Since I see a lot of headlines that are just “link bait” to get me to an article that is either unrelated or not as extreme as the headline suggests, I was hoping that the story would reveal a simple misunderstanding, or some other silliness. What...

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Layers of Imperfection – The Truth About Soul

I don’t believe in evil souls. There, I’ve said it. You’re free to argue if you disagree. But everything I see, with my human eyes, with my heart, and with my spiritual intuition, tells me that souls are whole and perfect. That souls are eternal and infinite and cannot be altered from their original pure and perfect state. So why then, do humans do such evil things? We do evil, I believe, because we forget that we are soul. We lose our sense of true soul self in the accumulated experiences of being human. We are soul born as...

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