: to entice by charm or attraction



Allure (v.): c. 1400, from Anglo-French allurer, Old French aleurerto attract, captivate; train a falcon to hunt,” from áto” + loirrrefalconer’s lure,” from Frankish word (lure), perhaps influenced by French alluregait, way of walking.”




“No culture is without access to divine mysteries.”

Andrea Cremer (writer of young adult books and New York Times bestselling author of the “Nightshade” series)

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“Beauty that pleases the eye is a frail, fleeting illusion. But that beauty capable of pleasing the heart can endure endlessly.”

“Beauty that pleases the eye is a frail, fleeting illusion. But that beauty capable of pleasing the heart can endure endlessly.”

Richelle E. Goodrich (author and novelist; best known for “Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse & Grumbling for Every Day of the Year”)

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“Women who stay true to themselves are always more interesting and beautiful to me: women like Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe and Anna Magnani – women who have style, chic, allure and elegance. They didn’t submit to any standard of beauty – they defined it.”

Isabella Rossellini (b. 1952, Italian-American actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model; daughter of two film legends, Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman Italian director Roberto Rossellini; also was the third wife of director Martin Scorsese and the partner of director David Lynch)

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“There’s nothing more powerful than a woman who knows how to contain her power and not let it leak, standing firm within it in mystery and silence. A woman who talks too much sheds her allure.”

Marianne Williamson (b. 1952, New York Times bestselling author, spiritual teacher, and lecturer)

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“You learn over years of expeditions that having faith, and putting one foot in front of the other, you do end up pulling off climbs that seem completely impossible. There’s a certain beauty to that. It has an allure.”

Jimmy Chin (b. 1973, professional climber, mountaineer, skier, photographer, documentary filmmaker, and a 14-year veteran of The North Face Athlete Team)

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“No culture is without access to divine mysteries.”

Andrea Cremer


I always believed that no religion or faith has all the answers.   If we could bring together the best of our philosophies, even best views from atheism and agnosticism, we could begin to understand the makings of our world and the universe.

That’s why as young adult, I searched for God in the practice of shamanism, Christianity, and even in my own “atheist” perspective of God in the Quantum Universe.

Mahatma Gandhi said it best:

“I came to the conclusion long ago … that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them, and whilst I hold by my own, I should hold others as dear as Hinduism.  So we can only pray, if we are Hindus, not that a Christian should become a Hindu…  But our innermost prayer should be a Hindu should be a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, a Christian a better Christian.”

We are fighting fruitlessly amongst ourselves, trying convince the “other” who is the best and who has all the answers.  Instead, we need to check ourselves for our innate biases, prejudices, and ignorances, so we can understand who and what we are in the small and big parts of The Mystery.

Let us drill down, sojourners, to the our inner cores of our Goodness and hit our wellsprings of Infinite Love.

Godspeed, my sisters and brothers!  Have a Glorious weekend!

Much Love, Tonya




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