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The Sunrise Ranch Journal

Welcome to the Sunrise Ranch Journal, the official blog of Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado! The purpose is to interact with YOU, both in offering posts related to health, community living, poetry, spiritual growth, education, politics, parenting and family, business, creative arts, and other interesting topics AND in offering YOU a platform to post YOUR ideas about similar topics.

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Sorry, No Opinion

by Jerry Kvasnicka We live in the age of the public opinion poll. No issue can arise without a polling organization or media team immediately taking to the phones to solicit “for” or “against” responses on alternative courses of action. Presidential performance polls are taken almost daily, as are polls evaluating local officials and their […]


RADIANCE:

Living things have a natural radiance.  You can see it everywhere in nature.  The sparkle of a flowing river, the mountain bluebird come springtime in the Rockies, the crocuses and daffodils bright and full of color. Life moves naturally through every living thing. Life and love can move naturally through every human being.  And human […]


The Silent Life of Mushrooms

The Silent Life of Mushrooms by Justen Deason   Of the six kingdoms of life, fungi have one kingdom entirely unto themselves. They are far more similar to animals then they are to plants. This organism is believed to exist within every ecosystem across the globe; even the deep ocean. In fact fungus and its relatives […]


Education Summit in Loveland, Colorado

Educare: from the Latin – to draw out the truth   Generosity of Spirit I am most thankful for the opportunity given to me by IMCO management to participate in a week-long educational summit that took place March 21-27 at Sunrise Ranch Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center in Loveland, Colorado. Twenty-six educators from North America, […]


Transcending Culture

by Jerry Kvasnicka In the 1988 Presidential election year I found myself employed as the campaign manager of a friend of mine who was running for President of the U.S. under the banner of the Human Party, an alternative party he founded that was designed to embrace people of all political viewpoints and parties. The […]


The Process of Your Emergence

There is an ongoing process that we’re all involved in, of giving birth to ourselves. There are words to a song about lives we’ve lived before. I can identify quite a few “me’s” who have been present on this planet in my lifetime, people I thought were me. They were a version of me but […]


The Finest Character

by Jane Anetrini There are many spiritual disciplines and practices that have been developed over the years. Their purposes are many: enlightenment, happiness, transformation, creating community, to name a few. I personally have tried many. I have had prayer practices, ceremonial rituals to honor the directions, the moon and the seasons, reading the animal cards, […]


Let All Things Be Made New

As soon as something is born, it begins to die. That might seem a little extreme but there is truth in it. That is the way of the physical. Everything operating in the physical world experiences the effects of time. This manifests as aging and/or a decline in usefulness or productivity. Nothing lasts forever, as […]


Born to Be Wild

by Jerry Kvasnicka I remember dancing to the song “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf back in the late 60’s. As I danced with abandon something deep within me seemed to compel the realization that wildness is basic to my nature. I now feel this is true for all of us. There is an aspect […]


FSE: Awakening the Creative Spirit

by Jane Anetrini   “Full Self Emergence is a seven-month residential program at Sunrise Ranch. It is for people who have awakened to the creative spirit within them and who are ready to let it out.” That is part of the description of our Full Self Emergence program. And there is so much more! Each […]


The Spirit of Quotation

By Dorian Black There is a story told of an elderly lady who, never having read Shakespeare or attended one of his plays, was taken to a performance of Hamlet. She was heard to remark afterward that she had greatly enjoyed the play, thought it was a good story and well written, but “Why did […]


The Grandfatherly Presence

By Dorian Black So, strictly speaking, I am not a grandfather. But with numerous nephews and nieces and their children and grands and greats, plus dearly beloved friends of all ages, it does appear I am called to such a role. Of course, no one wants to be preached at. Or to be told we […]


Bring It On! Confrontation as an Essential Spiritual Practice

by Jerry Kvasnicka Being normally a rather easy-going and reserved person it’s hard for me now to imagine how, as part of my youthful rebellion against the institutional church, I stood up in the midst of a worship service in front of several hundred people and shouted down the minister just after he had concluded […]


Spiritual Politics: Oxymoron or Real Possibility?

by Jerry Kvasnicka Once again in the United States we are in the midst of election for President and members of Congress. Backed by large campaign treasure chests and ample staffs of supporters, aspirants for office are again engaged in fierce competition for votes and in the process making lavish promises to recharge the economy, […]


Awaken, Arise, Activate

  Hear the Call from the Source of All   Awaken!  Creator Son of Reality, Awaken!  Sons and Daughters of God, created in the image of… Don’t go and give your power away, then stop to think and say, I wish there was another way. You are powerful! You are free!  You are the creator […]



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