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Laurel Kashinn

"Ghostwriter helping people with an important message get published"

Cedarburg, AA, USA
female, age 52
married, 1 child
Speaks: English and a little Spanish
Joined Jul 27, 2012
Activities: seeking truth, writing


 
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My passion is truth. What is the absolute bottom line? I am a student of Christ God, through 1) active participation in the worship life of the ancient eastern Orthodox Church, the best-kept secret in the 21st century and the true, indigenous church and 2) on-going study of A Course In Miracles. For many years I've devoted my talents to a wonderful art-based family business which I loved dearly. With recent economic challenges, I am refocusing on my gifts: writing, visioning and design. I am now ghostwriting books for people with important messages to publish, particularly on matters of health, spirituality, peace and positive transformation.

 
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Joined Jul 27, 2012 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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Groups (AGR) A Green Road, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Dog Lovers, Earth Day, Elephant Lovers, Habitat for Humanity, Healthy Living Network, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, Mother Jones, Moveon.org, NPR - National Public Radio, NWF - National Wildlife Federation, Rainforest Action more »
Hometown Wauwatosa, WI 
Homepage http://LaurelKashinn.com  
Birthday Feb 03, 1962  
Languages English and a little Spanish  
About Me Writer, artist, designer, Orthodox Christian, citizen of the universe, spiritual warrior
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Pets Chinese dwarf hamster, guinea pigs, Decker terrier  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Orthodox Christian  
Eating Habits  
Wild Fact About Me I believe in true love
My Philosophy We need to occupy ourselves; the source of all of our problems, and all of their solutions, lie within us. We need to be still and quiet within. Love is the answer.
What Gives Me Hope The light of God shining in the eyes of children, animals and the rare saints in the world. The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostomos and my patron, St. Basil the Great.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Mayor: hold monthly community potluck suppers with guest speakers on a variety of edifying topics; ban use of harmful chemicals within city limits; create a Seven Generations Advisory Council made up of members from all standing committees, spiritual leaders, elders, and students
What/who changed my life and why Since childhood I have been a seeker of truth. Many truths are disturbing. By my mid-teens I became disillusioned with organized religion and humanity in general, coming to eventually view our species as a blight, a plague, an anomoly, possibly even an alien, on the earth. I always believed in God, had always felt protected, but I disavowed religion. I explored Buddhism, Taoism, and ultimately was most attracted to Native American spirituality, which I read about voraciously. Then, late in 1997, I had a series of profound spiritual experiences surrounding the death and funeral of my father-in-law, which awakened me to my soul. After a conscious decision to seek spiritual guidance, a friend gave me a first edition copy of A Course In Miracles, which I began studying at the same time I began attending the Orthodox mission church my in-laws had helped found. Through ACIM I learned how to forgive and release my long-held grievances. Once I did that, the Divine Liturgy and kingdom of God opened up. The beauty was astonishing. I was Chrismated in 1999, and with every year that passes, the richness, depth and truth of Orthodoxy amazes me.
What Bugs Me my own errors and shortcomings, unconsciousness  
Passions God's Creations  
Inspirations A Course In Miracles, the divine liturgy  
What Scares Me belief in lack  
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Role Models Christ Jesus, St. Basil the Great, Elder Paisios and Elder Thaddeus  
Quotation "Our thoughts determine our lives." --Elder Thaddeus of Stavronica
Interests Orthodox Christianity, wildlife, Mythology / Folklore, pets, Spirituality/Philosophy, Mind/Body/Spirit, Medicine / Health Care, Holistic Health, environment, ecology, Books - Author, Art/Design  
Books spirituality, J.R.R. Tolkien  
Music The Eagles, Yes, classical guitar, almost anything except rap, ecclectic tastes, acapella to reggae  
Movies Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Matrix series, Independence Day, Avatar by James Cameron  
TV Shows Touch, Star Trek: The Next Generation  
Favorite Foods  
Favorite Places Cedarburg, Lions Den Gorge, Wisconsin, Door County, The Black Hills  
Can't Live Without clean air and clean water  
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