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January 1970 Archives

The Quiet Practice of Patience

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“Patient and regular practice is the whole secret of spiritual realization. Do not be in a hurry in spiritual life. Do your utmost, and leave the rest to God.” – Swami Shivananda In American culture we want our desires fulfilled […]

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Cooking with Loving Consciousness

posted by debramoffitt

Did you know that you can sow love into the foods you eat? Soyana, a Swiss company, includes “loving-consciousness” as one of its main principles. Founder, Walter Danzer, encourages all of Soyana’s employees to meditate to achieve this. In the […]

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How to Dance with the Divine

posted by debramoffitt

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to experience sacred dance at a women’s conference. The experience left me radiating with vibrant energy. It brought an experience of joy that I don’t get from meditation.  One of the women […]

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Spiritual Superheros for Inspiration

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We are the hero of our own story.–Mary McCarthy We make choices everyday to be a zero and make no effort or to become spiritual heroes to ourselves and those around us.Elevated souls like the Buddha, Jesus, Ramakrishna, Mohammad, Krishna […]

Living on Purpose

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When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous. – Wayne Dyer Remember as a child […]

Journaling to Heal the Heart

posted by debramoffitt

Journaling is a way of taking a trying experience and finding the nugget of gold in it.  Our word choices and the stories we tell can create and form our experience of life and altar our future.  An exercise from […]

Speaking Words of Wisdom

posted by debramoffitt

A kind, soft spoken word can change the course of our lives and touch those around us.  Though most of us rarely take time to think of how we speak and think language provides the one element that separates humanity […]

Rituals of Gratitude: Remembering to Be Thankful Once a Day

posted by debramoffitt

This time of year our thoughts turn to things to be grateful for and for ways to express it. We have Thanksgiving or what I like to call Gratitude Day where we have a chance to gather and appreciate the […]

Night School: Creating, Healing and Learning Through Dreams

posted by debramoffitt

Working with dreams is one of the most exciting and creative things we can do. They open the door to one of the most creative aspects of ourselves. Dreams can predict the future, warn about directions not to take and […]

Keys to the Path of Wisdom

posted by debramoffitt

Wisdom or jnana, in Sanskrit, is a spiritual path recognized by ancient wisdom traditions. It means using inquiry, contemplation and reflection to discover the Truth. Truth with a capital “T” relates to the absolute, unchanging reality. Two kinds of truth […]

Cheerfulness Insurance: Choosing to See the Glass Half-Full

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Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.  – Joseph Addison If someone hits you or insults you at work will you consider it a blessing? Jain monks and lay […]

Inquiry as a Spiritual Practice for Revelation

posted by debramoffitt

“I set my sights on being free so that I can offer myself to the family of humankind.” – Lala, a Sufi Poet and Mystic who ran away from her abusive husband and mother-in-law. Who am I? Where have I […]

From Breakdown to Breakthrough with Barbara Marx Hubbard

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“Crisis offers a possibility to awaken as a participant in conscious evolution.” – Barbara Marx Hubbard “Crisis has been a part of evolution of the species since its conception,” says Barbara Marx Hubbard. Hubbard is a futurist and evolutionary thought […]

Uniquely Spiritual: What’s Your Way?

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“Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.”  – Maya Angelou What does it mean to live a spiritual life, why do we do it and how, are some of the questions that call to anyone seeking a […]

The Asatoma Prayer for Light and Wisdom

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The Asatoma is an ancient prayer from India. In Sanskrit, it prays for guidance to grow from darkness to light, to distinguish the real from the unreal, and to be guided from death of the physical to the immortality of […]

Learning to Accept Divine Timing

posted by debramoffitt

There seems to be an order in the universe, in the movement of the stars and the turning of the earth and the changing of the seasons, and even in the cycle of human life. The cicadas know it. They’ve […]

Taming the Monkey Mind

posted by debramoffitt

Both Buddhist and Hindu teachings address controlling the monkey mind, but this didn’t make much sense until I traveled to India. In Andhra Pradesh monkeys scampered along the roadsides and populated villages. They sat at temples and ate the offerings […]

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Discovering You're Enough with a Leap of Perception
If you’re feeling hemmed in and know that there’s much more to you than what you’re currently experiencing but don’t know quite how to access it, then “Leap of Perception,” by Penney Peirce deserves a read. Penney wrote about working ...

posted 10:16:51am Sep. 18, 2013 | read full post »

How Joy Finds Us: Interview with Mark Nepo
The things we need arrive at the right time, and so it has been with Mark Nepo and his work. For those of us on a spiritual path, Mark’s writings possess the power to immediately move us into connection with a subtle and powerful awareness at ...

posted 9:42:16am Jul. 16, 2013 | read full post »

Hot Rituals to Celebrate the Summer Solstice
Can you feel the excitement in the air? The days are hot and sunny, and summer officially begins this week on June 21st. It’s the longest day and the shortest night in the Northern hemisphere. I love this day. In the South of France it’s ...

posted 7:27:32am Jun. 20, 2013 | read full post »

When Spirit Moves Us Out of Our Comfort Zone to Grow
Stepping onto the spiritual path isn’t all peace and roses. It pushes us into a place that moves us beyond our usual comfort zone. As we attune to the highest within us and listen to inner guidance, that guidance sometimes pushes us to try new ...

posted 8:04:01am Jun. 18, 2013 | read full post »

When Life Races By Replace Stress and Anxiety with Gentle Awareness
Even though I’m a seasoned traveler I still get stressed before trips. It’s not big jitters, just a general anxiety about: 1) Did I pack everything? 2) Will my travel connections go smoothly? And 3) What about the unexpected? Movement brings ...

posted 5:26:35am May. 28, 2013 | read full post »

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