Alaric Hutchinson

more photos (1)

Lo Ross
466 books | 19 friends

Elizabeth
1,958 books | 149 friends

Ted Berner
73 books | 2,499 friends

D. Alex...
27 books | 32 friends

Chris
401 books | 124 friends

Chuck
241 books | 378 friends

Ashley ...
449 books | 73 friends

Maegann...
136 books | 74 friends

More friends…

Alaric Hutchinson

Goodreads Author


Website

Genre

Member Since
June 2014


Rev. Alaric Hutchinson is the author of Living Peace and Living Earth (autumn 2020 release). He was ordained as an interfaith minister in 2010. The same year he opened his first business, Earth Spirit Center for Healing, in the Phoenix-Metro valley of Arizona where he taught and led community services for eight years. In 2018 he and his husband, Andrew, moved to Bayfield, Colorado and founded the Church of Dunisha, and later, in 2020 opened Earth Spirit Lodge. Today, Alaric manages the the lodge and retreat center while continuing to teach, write, and offer community services.

Alaric is an expert in human behavior and psychology, with a deep fondness for Zen philosophy. He often combines the two, offering unique wisdoms that promote mind-bod
...more

Average rating: 4.75 · 16 ratings · 3 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
Living Peace: Essential Tea...

4.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
5 Practices That Will Chang...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Living Peace (Luminous Livi...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Living Peace: Essential Tea...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Living Peace Philosophy: An...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Journey to Within: One Woma...

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Alaric Hutchinson…

Alaric Hutchinson hasn't written any blog posts yet.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Alaric’s Recent Updates

Alaric Hutchinson rated a book it was amazing
Journey to Within by Emma Porter
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alaric Hutchinson rated a book it was amazing
Living Peace Philosophy by Alaric Hutchinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alaric Hutchinson rated a book it was amazing
Living Peace by Alaric Hutchinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alaric Hutchinson rated a book it was amazing
Living Peace by Alaric Hutchinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Living Peace Philosophy by Alaric Hutchinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Living Peace by Alaric Hutchinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Living Peace by Alaric Hutchinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Living Peace by Alaric Hutchinson
“How is my communication today laying the foundation for my relationships tomorrow?”
Alaric Hutchinson
Living Peace by Alaric Hutchinson
“If we aren't willing to change, we aren't willing to unconditionally love.”
Alaric Hutchinson
More of Alaric's books…
“Vulnerability really means to be strong and secure enough within yourself that you are able to walk outside without your armor on. You are able to show up in life as just you. That is genuine strength and courage. Armor may look tough, but all it does is mask insecurity and fear.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

“Isn’t it funny how we make rational excuses for being out of alignment?

We say, “Well, this ____ and that ____ happened, so it makes perfect sense for me to be feeling like this ____ and wanting to do this ____.”

Yet, to this day, I have never met a happy person who adheres to those excuses. In fact, each time I – or anyone else – decide to give in to “rational excuses” that justify feeling bad – it’s interesting that only further suffering is the result.

There is never a good enough reason for us to be out of alignment with peace. Sure, we can go there and make choices that dim our lights… and that is fine; there certainly is purpose for it and the contrast gives us lessons to learn… yet if we’re aware of what we are doing and we’re ready to let go of the suffering – then why go there at all? It’s like beating a dead horse. Been there, done that… so why do we keep repeating it?

Pain is going to happen; it’s inevitable in this human experience, yet it is often so brief. When we make those excuses, what happens is: we pick up that pain and begin to carry it with us into the next day… and the next day… into next week… maybe next month… and some of us even carry it for years or to our graves!

Forgive, let it go! It is NOT worth it! It is NEVER worth it. There is never a good enough reason for us to pick up that pain and carry it with us. There is never a good enough reason for us to be out of alignment with peace. Unforgiveness hurts you; it hurts others, so why even go there? Why even promote pain? Why say painful things to yourself or others? Why think pain? Just let it go!

Whenever I look back on painful things or feel pain today, I know it is my EGO that drives me to “go there.” The EGO likes to have the last word, it likes to feel superior, it likes to make others feel less than in hopes that it will make itself (me) feel better about my insecurities. Maybe if I hurt them enough, they will feel the pain I felt over what they did to me. It’s only fair! It’s never my fault; it’s always someone else’s. There is a twisted sense of pleasure I get from feeling this way, and my EGO eats it right up. YET! With awareness that continues to grow and expand each day, I choose to not feed my pain (EGO) or even go there. I still feel it at times, of course, so I simply acknowledge it and then release it.

I HAVE power and choice over my speech and actions. I do not need to ever “go there” again. It’s my choice; it’s your choice. So it’s about damn time we start realizing this. We are not victims of our impulses or emotions; we have the power to control them, and so it’s time to stop acting like we don’t. It’s time to relinquish the excuses.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

“Bravery is the choice to show up and listen to another person, be it a loved one or perceived foe, even when it is uncomfortable, painful, or the last thing you want to do.”
Alaric Hutchinson

“There is never a reason good enough to be out of alignment with peace.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

“Unconditional Love is the outer expression of Inner Peace.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

“No person is ever wrong in how they experience their reality.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

“What we are is what we receive. It is not about waiting for something outside ourselves to change - we must actively be the change if we wish to see the result.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

“Positive simply means unifying energies, while negative simply means separating energies. It's not about what's good or bad, right or wrong. It's about
embracing what feels good and brings us closer to peace.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life




No comments have been added yet.