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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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Home Is Where the Heart Is

submitted by Larry Pearlman If Home is where the heart is Then may your Home be blessed A shelter from the storms of Life A place of rest, And when each day is over And toil put in its place Your Home’s dear warmth Will bring its smile To light the saddest face! (John McLeod) […]

Avoiding “Gravity Attacks”

submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka The term “gravity attack” is not in any dictionary that I own. As to the time, place and manner of its coinage I know nothing. I first heard it used by one of the presenters at a conference I attended many years ago in Vancouver, British Columbia. Its use brought forth […]

Poet Errant

submitted by Ford North Poet Errant Wandering through words Weaving tapestries of whimsy Waxing the night weird Left or right? What to write? Wrong or right? Perceptions wild Expressions wander Imagining wonder Stay to the path? Play to the beat? Draw within the lines? Why was traveling The unknown road Wrong to go? Lost in […]

More Wisdom from Bumper Stickers

submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka As I stated in the initial installment of this series I find a lot of wisdom in bumper stickers and keep a list of them handy for illustrating and driving home points I’m seeking to make in casual conversation or more public statements. Bumper stickers seem to have a marvelous ability […]

Attunement Retreat: April 4–6

Upcoming Event: Attunement Retreat, April 4–6 Stress levels recede. Emotions return to balance. Internal self-healing gets a jump start. These benefits, along with many others, make Attunement an attractive option to those seeking an energy medicine practice. And for those in search of greater understanding and more experience with Attunement, we offer just the thing: […]

Holy Ravioli! Making Pasta Isn’t As Hard As It Seems

  Fresh pasta appears on more and more restaurant menus lately. The soft, doughy texture and old-world charm provide a welcome contrast to dry, boxed noodles. And more than a flavor fad, fresh pasta signifies something more important making a comeback: cooking from scratch. Not only does cooking from scratch imply more fresh, whole food […]

Reflections on Beauty

submitted by Larry Pearlman Sitting on a hillside in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica, I look past the violet, yellow, and green homes with their red tile roofs to the pretty little town nestled in this verdant valley of hills/mountains. Through the palms and tree leaves swaying in the brisk morning breeze, I see a peaceful […]

From Externals to Internals: Replacing Religion with Primal Spirituality

submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka David Karchere, the director of the Sunrise Ranch spiritual community where I live, recently posed this question in a talk he gave to the community: “Why do people create religion, particularly religion that distorts the nature of Being?” He went on to answer his question this way: “Behind a convoluted religion […]

Farm-to-table with Sunrise Ranch

Hurrah! for farmers’ markets and local food producers! Consumers are becoming more aware and educated about their food and the importance of nutrition. The farm-to-table movement consists of eating local and seasonal food right from the ground or pasture to your plate. Gathering food from the source ensures the freshest quality of meats and produce […]

Chef Ace Linne-Speidel and RMIM to Offer Butchering Class at Sunrise Ranch

On Feb. 1, Sunrise Ranch Sous Chef Ace Linne-Speidel will team up with the Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat (RMIM) to offer an introductory butchering demonstration and public class to be hosted at Sunrise Ranch. Linne-Speidel will work side-by-side with students over the weekend, then develop his butchering skills further with a 6-week course at […]

Rise of the Phoenix into Mad Passion!

  Dear Friends of Sunrise, Happy New Year!  A very powerful theme has emerged for transformation, for living our true and fully expressed life—the Way of the Phoenix. In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. […]

Bumper Stickers I Love

submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka I am open to inspiration and insight from any source, and so when a catalog of bumper stickers arrived in the mail for me one day, I decided to open it instead of instinctively throwing it into the recycling bin. I was delightfully surprised by the treasury of wisdom that I […]

Attunement School Certification Program

Spreading the Light

Submitted by Dylan Leigh Hello, I attended your Arise music festival and got way more than I was expecting. Sitting under the willow trees by the Dome after a long night and beautiful sunrise, I had a conversation with the light. Then a security guard named Gabriel spoke with me and confirmed that the conversation […]

The Magic of Music

submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka I don’t know the name of the selection or the pianist performing it. When the simple jazz improvisation came over my radio one afternoon, almost instinctively I activated my cassette recorder. Since that day I have played the piece often. The notes are clear and sparkling, the chords rich and evocative, […]

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