This game of consciousness is not for the faint of heart, yes? The contrast of where we are and our remembrance of our true nature can be the rocket fuel that keeps us on track. We may study with various teachers, mentors, taking numerous workshops and still experience ourselves falling short of where we imagine we "should" be by now. All of this is just egoic nonsense to keep us cycling in a game called seek but do not find.
"To err is human; to forgive, divine." — Alexander Pope. Many of us understand the power of forgiveness, that to forgive our "enemies" is essential to peace of mind. Yet many will see it as a process where we recognize the person "messed up" yet out of our benevolence and our own (perhaps unconscious) superior spiritual standing, we are willing to overlook their sins. This is not true forgiveness. In radical forgiveness, we look past the ego errors of another and choose to see only their divinity.
As the stress of the planet continues to intensify, it becomes ever more vital that we keep our vision and hearts on course. It is certainly easy to get swept into fear or even despair. While it may not be apparent, there is also a great love wave arising and engulfing many in its wake. One of my favorite things to witness is how often I hear people say "I love you" when ending a cell phone call. So many things we took for granted are being revealed as the precious gifts they truly are.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".