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We define our family, our 'ohana, very broadly. It may have begun with our parents and brothers and sisters, but it now includes hundreds of people who give us the support necessary for our creative endeavors.
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From Spirituality and Health magazine (March/April 2004), by Marilyn Schlitz:

Humans have always been fascinated by the possibility of a "larger reality." Especially in times of transition - a sudden illness, a failed relationship, the death of a loved one, an unplanned shift in career - we may sense that there is more being to our everyday world, more dimensions than we usually comprehend.

Such moments often carry the signature of grace, for so often they leave us aware of ourselves in relation to things beyond. Many report that their sense of "I" becomes part of a larger "we," and that they recognize connection as the true basis of reality. For some, this awakens an imperative to foster their kinship or oneness with a greater whole.

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