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Making use of the August 2015 supermoon

posted by B. Dave Walters

Starting on Saturday, August 29th we’ll be experiencing one of the six major ‘supermoons’ of the year, a time when the moon is especially close to the Earth and the full moon effects are particularly strong. This month’s supermoon will […]

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How to find happiness and feel real love

posted by B. Dave Walters

In my coaching work, the number one question I get is: How can I be happy?  Inevitably, the second question is: How can I find true love? A common mistake people make is believing that the solution to their problems […]

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How to stop procrastinating and do what you know you should do

posted by B. Dave Walters

“Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter. Cold or warm. Tired or well-rested. Despised or honored. Dying…or busy with other assignments. Because dying, too, is one of our assignments in life. There as well: “To do […]

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Are you growing, or just growing older?

posted by B. Dave Walters

“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a […]

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Racism and the Law of Attraction (Video)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” -James Baldwin Question submitted via Formspring: “Hi, I am trying to find a way to […]

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A crash course in creativity

posted by B. Dave Walters

In honor of the National Novel Writing Month (www.nanowrimo.org), in which we are all challenged to write a 50,000 word novel in a month, I wanted to put together a very quick crash course in creative writing.  I can tell […]

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The bad news about pursuing your dreams

posted by B. Dave Walters

We talked recently about what to do to have you breakthrough, and soon afterwards a friend contacted me about a hang up he’s having.  Essentially, he’s been in action towards achieving his goals, but his emotions have been all over […]

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A full moon, a Blood Moon, and a Hunter’s moon; oh my!

posted by B. Dave Walters

Starting on October 8, his week will have a particularly powerful alignment when we have a Blood Moon, a Hunter’s Moon, AND a full moon in Aries will be happening all at once!  This is a particularly powerful alignment of […]

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How to make use of the Autumnal Equinox

posted by B. Dave Walters

September 23, 2014 marks the Autumnal Equinox, the second day of the year when day and night are exactly equal. The Fall (Autumnal) Equinox is important, since it signifies the transition into the ‘dark cycle’ of the year: “When the […]

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Suicide, and making sense of the senseless.

posted by B. Dave Walters

“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.” ― Albert Camus Anyone who’s lost a loved one to suicide knows how uniquely painful and confusing it can be.  The death of Robin Williams opened […]

Expectations and the Law of Attraction

posted by B. Dave Walters

“There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations” ― Jodi Picoult Question submitted via Formspring: “How can I use the Law of Attraction to remove negativity?  I believe with all my heart I’ll achieve […]

Q&A: I love him, but I’m afraid all he wants is sex

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “Mr. Walters, I’ve been seeing this guy for about two and half months now. We spend lots of time together, sometimes he’ll call me just to chat and to see how I’m doing, he’ll even bring […]

Resolving to do better in 2014

posted by B. Dave Walters

Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. -Oprah Winfrey Every year around January 1, we take out a piece of paper and list our resolutions; all kinds of things we are ‘resolving’ to […]

Three quick ways to find peace and happiness

posted by B. Dave Walters

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s B.S. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can […]

Q&A: How to deal with emotional abuse

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “I think my partner is emotionally abusive, but I’m not sure if that means we need to separate. He stonewalls, withholds, ignores many of my requests for response/information, he seems entitled and self-serving, he claims to […]

Q&A: Can Christians and non-Christians date?

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “Can Christians and non-Christians date? If so is the outcome always one of being non-yoked?” Yes, it’s possible for a Christian and a non-Christian to date successfully.  However, it’s going to take communication and effort…just like […]

Q&A: Why there is no ‘One,’ and that’s a good thing

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Facebook: “I just broke up with my boyfriend for the third and final time. I’m feeling good about it, but truly discouraged at the fact that there isn’t one person in the world for everyone. Love is….not […]

Choosing your life for a change

posted by B. Dave Walters

This Friday, June 21 is the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, both the official start of summer, and the longest day of the year.  However, in esoteric circles it is the absolutely most powerful time of the year to […]

How to be happy and powerful: Advice from the Emperor

posted by B. Dave Walters

This is the absolute best time in history to be alive. Let me say that again: This is the best time in history to be alive.  No human beings anywhere, ever, have had the level of peace, security, information, education, […]

Another love letter from your true self

posted by B. Dave Walters

Beloved, I have missed you since we last talked, but I’ve been with you the whole time.  I just wanted to tell you that I am SO very proud of you.  I see you every day, shining and brilliant. But, […]

Q&A: ‘Why did he go back to her?’

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “I have been with my neighbor for a month, and we have been very close. All of the things you would expect in a loving relationship and it was all heading the right way.. except he […]

How to be fearless

posted by B. Dave Walters

To fall seven times, it to rise eight times. Life begins today. -Bodidharma I’d like to talk a little bit here about confidence and self esteem. I’m serious, don’t roll your eyes at me! Those words, ‘self-esteem’ get thrown around […]

Q&A: How to give yourself permission to shine

posted by B. Dave Walters

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, […]

How to get up when you hit rock bottom

posted by B. Dave Walters

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.  Always say “yes” to the […]

How can you create the life you really want?

posted by B. Dave Walters

Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. -Oprah Winfrey Every year around January 1, we take out a piece of paper and list our resolutions; all kinds of things we are ‘resolving’ to […]

Q&A: ‘Is being negative just as good as being positive?’

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “One of my friends actually believes being negative is as ok as being positive. He is constantly desolate and sad due to victimizing himself and not trusting anyone. Am I not able to convince him because […]

A love letter from your true self

posted by B. Dave Walters

Beloved, I’ve been trying to talk to you lately, but you’ve been so busy; hopefully writing this letter will get your attention.  I just want you to know something very important: I love you; I really, truly, do. I know it’s been […]

Q&A: ‘How can I give up stress and feel more centered?’

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “I have had some amazing changes take place in my life. I have been very blessed and grateful for the things that have been taking place. However, I recently have been feeling uncentered. I pray, I worship, […]

Q&A: ‘How do I get over my breakup?’

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “My brother got dumped and he’s been listening to all kinds of break-up songs ever since. I told him to listen to more positive music, but he’s being emo and says that these bitter break-up songs […]

Q&A: ‘Why didn’t the Law of Attraction work for me?

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “Dave, I went 21 days of Law of Attraction for 2 hours a day 20 minimum (sic), i went to buy my ticket and everything had all the faith why didn’t i win it?” First, I assume you meant […]

Q&A: How to find happiness and feel real love

posted by B. Dave Walters

In my coaching work, the number one question I get is: How can I be happy?  Inevitably, the second question is: How can I find true love? A common mistake people make is believing that the solution to their problems […]

Q&A: ‘How do I stop being so shy?’

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “I am perceived at work as being quiet and unassuming and unresponsive to the social interactions of others in the workplace. What should I about this when there is work to be done?” The simple answer […]

Q&A: ‘Why is my life falling apart?’

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “I don’t understand what I am doing wrong. I have made some mistakes, and I try to be a good person, but things just keep getting worse. Why does this keep happening, and what am I […]

Q&A: ‘He has stopped responding; should I confront him?’

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: I had this date with a guy nearly a month ago, there were hints that he likes me, and he said he would like to see me again.   He also said that he would like to […]

Q&A: ‘Why do I run away when I develop feelings for someone?’

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “Hello Dave. I’m young and happily single; only friends and fun from time to time. But sometimes when I meet someone with whom I can be a friend AND have fun, I develop feelings for him. This […]

Q&A: ‘How do I tell my partner about my sexual fetish?’

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “Hello, Dave; I have a foot fetish, and I am scared to tell my girlfriend of 4 months about it. I’m scared that when she finds out, she’ll get grossed out. Should I tell her? And […]

The spiritual meaning of Memorial Day

posted by B. Dave Walters

Here in the United States, Memorial Day is one of our most sacred holidays.  It is a day we set aside to remember the brave men and women who have fought and died to defend us and our freedom. The […]

Q&A: ‘Should I work hard for what I want, or wait and trust the Universe?’

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “If I try really hard to manifest something in my life, am I sending out a signal to the universe that I don’t trust in it?” We have talked about the Law of Attraction many times, […]

Buddha’s birthday, the Celtic Festival, and the Super Moon

posted by B. Dave Walters

Tonight is a very special night! From LagunaNiguel.patch.com: “At 8:35 p.m. PST on Saturday, the full moon will be the largest all year. This is because the moon is at its perigee meaning it’s closer to the earth than any other […]

Loving our Mother; Or, Earth Day 2012

posted by B. Dave Walters

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” -Kahlil Gibran “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson “Birds sing after a storm; why […]

As a (wo)man thinketh, Or, mind over matter

posted by B. Dave Walters

“As a man thinketh in his heart so is he” I read an excellent article today on why some people insist positive thinking is some kind of scam, and that inspired me to share something special with you. There is a […]

Flying time and watching pots, Or, patience is a virtue (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“Most people greatly over estimate what they can do in one year, but greatly underestimate what they can do in ten.” -Jim Rohn I’m sure you’ve heard the saying ‘time flies when you’re having fun’? And I bet you’ve also […]

Q&A: How do I make up my mind, and give up confusion?

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “Hi Dave How is your day going? I hope really well, well I know! it is going well because you find the best in everything that happens I wanted to ask a question, I hope it doesn’t […]

Q&A: “I am married to an addict and don’t know how to leave”

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) questions submitted via Formspring: “Female married for 17 years, 47, 16 year old son. Husband drinks heavily and also addicted to prescription meds. I am not happy. Scared of what he might do if I try to leave.” And, […]

Q&A: “I’m stuck in a loveless marriage, but afraid to leave….”

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) Question submitted via Formspring: “Female married 20 yrs-no kids, 55. Marriage went bad 10 yrs ago when finances went bad. Stayed bc couldn’t afford not to, tried to work it out. No love. Met someone, but he will not […]

Q&A: “We met on Facebook and are in love, why won’t she talk to me? “

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) Question submitted via Formspring: “She and I met on the FB and wanted to get married(long distance relationship),she love me like anything and cant live without me and me too. But she’s quite reluctant to talk over the phone or […]

Q&A: Why is white skin believed to be so beautiful?

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) question submitted via Formspring: “Why is white so beautiful? Soap Operas all over the world only show the light-skinned people. Asian countries have surgeries and accessories to widen eyelids. Light-skinned artists are admired as the most beautiful ones (Beyonce, […]

Q&A: Can anyone be like Jesus and Buddha; or, were they more than human?

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) question submitted via Formspring “Can anyone reach a point of spiritual enlightenment where they are like Jesus and Buddha in the sense that they can perform miracles like healing people, defying gravity, etc. Or were Jesus and Buddha something other […]

Solving all our problems; Or, World Peace is up to * you *

posted by B. Dave Walters

Yes, you read that right: you, and only you, are TOTALLY responsible for world peace. How can this be? Here are some clues: “One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be […]

Q&A: Reincarnation / What is the difference between twin soul and flame soul ?

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “Could you please tell me about re-incarnation? Do we become whole sentient beings or just bits and parts here and there? And is it wise to try and get in touch with our past lives, or are […]

Q&A: Why do Good Girls love Bad Boys? (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring (many, many times): Why do Good Girls love Bad Boys? This is one of those issues that has come up so many times that I covered it both on a recent episode of my radio show: […]

Q&A: “Is it OK to kiss him if he doesn’t want a relationship?”

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) question submitted via Formspring: “Hi Dave, is it OK to have a kiss knowing nothing if he really wants to have a relation with me & just because I love him?” Sure, why wouldn’t it be? A kiss is a […]

Q&A: We just broke up and he’s already moved on; what should I do?

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) question submitted via Formspring: “My BF and I just recently separated. Recently a friend stated she had to tell me something my BF told her husband. My heart dropped to the floor and ask if he’s in another relationship already. […]

Q&A: Which is the best way to remain connected?

posted by B. Dave Walters

The simple answer is: TALK TO EACH OTHER! We’ve said again and again: if you can’t communicate, you don’t have a relationship! It’s normal to settle in to a sort of routine in your relationship; almost no one has the […]

Letting go of guilt; Or, how to make things right (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

Questions submitted via Formspring: “I have deep seated guilt issues which have made my self esteem lead me down paths of bad relationships and walking away from the only decent relationship of my life. How do I rid the guilt to […]

How to deal with negative people; Or, how to be the life of the party (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“He who angers you, conquers you” -Elizabeth Kenny I have a confession to make: Los Angeles can *kind of * get under your skin. When you come here, it seems like it’s full of negative people, but that’s not really […]

One soul living in two bodies; Or, being a friend (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“A true friend is one soul in two bodies.” -Aristotle In the video below, I give several pointers on how to be a good friend, how to know when a relationship has run it’s course (or worse, turned toxic), and […]

Making sense of things, Or, lucky number 13

posted by B. Dave Walters

“”The map is not the territory. … The only usefulness of a map depends on similarity of structure between the empirical world and the map…”” Alfred Korzybski As I said before  what I do is help people make sense out of life: […]

Why you self-sabotage; Or, how to stop making yourself miserable (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “I’m in a two years relationship. I always thought, that we were indestructible, but for a few months I don’t think that anymore… And I dont wanna think all the time about “are we meant to be” […]

Q&A: “I’m dating a man who’s is not as physically fit as I would love him to be…”

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “I’m dating a man who is wonderful, except he is not as physically fit as I would love him to be. How should I go about having him get in better shape, or should I just […]

Q&A: A married man falls in love with another woman…is that cheating?

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) questions submitted via Formspring.me part 1: there is a married man. he meets the love of his life 20 years ago, but they didn’t got a chance, cause he doesn’t wanted to leave his son. now he and his love […]

Catching flies with honey, Or, listening to be heard (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“If you can’t communicate with your partner, then you don’t have a relationship” – B. Dave Walters OK, normally I would never quote myself, but this time it is justified! I have said again and again that if you can’t […]

“How do I get over having been beaten by my boyfriend….”

posted by B. Dave Walters

*This is a question I answered some time ago, but the answer still applies to some one out there….* Question submitted via Formspring.me “How do I get over the hurt feelings of having been beaten by my boyfriend of 6 years […]

You are *not* damaged; Or, welcome aboard! (Video)

posted by B. Dave Walters

You are great, and I love you! Welcome to a grand new adventure! First, let me say thank you to everyone who voted for me to become the next Beliefnet Featured Blogger! To show my appreciation, I did a short […]

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Making use of the August 2015 supermoon
Starting on Saturday, August 29th we’ll be experiencing one of the six major ‘supermoons’ of the year, a time when the moon is especially close to the Earth and the full moon effects are particularly strong. This month’s supermoon ...

posted 4:19:30am Aug. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Q&A - "I don't want to share my life with him anymore....
Question submitted via Formspring.me: “I have split recently with my partner of 12 years. He demands to know what goes on in my life and who ...

posted 4:46:58am Aug. 18, 2015 | read full post »

How to find happiness and feel real love
In my coaching work, the number one question I get is: How can I be happy?  Inevitably, the second question is: How can I find true love? A ...

posted 4:27:15am Jul. 21, 2015 | read full post »

“I am being shown images of ‘beautiful ‘women and none of them look like me….”
Question submitted via Formspring: “Hi, I'm a nineteen year old African American female and ever since I can remember, I've always wanted to be attractive. In this society, being "HOT" is valued. At least in the mainstream sort of way. But I ...

posted 9:27:56pm Jun. 14, 2015 | read full post »

How to stop procrastinating and do what you know you should do
“Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn't matter. Cold or warm. Tired or well-rested. Despised or honored. Dying...or busy with other assignments. Because dying, too, is one of our assignments in life. There as well: "To do what ...

posted 10:41:06pm May. 10, 2015 | read full post »

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