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November 2011 Archives

Give Yourself a Gift

posted by debramoffitt

Being in the present, conscious and awake to the beauty around you is a gift. We can chose to live with heightened awareness and become increasingly conscious of what’s going on both inside us and all around. By bringing attention […]

Another Christmas Story

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Father Christmas is not just a fiction character or someone from fantasy land. The tradition of “Babo Natale” or Father Christmas dates back centuries and started with Saint Nick. Nicholas was a bishop living in Demre, Turkey hundreds of years […]

28 Days to a More Spiritual Holiday Season

posted by debramoffitt

With the count down on to December 25th, the next 28 days Awake in the World will focus on ways to make the holiday season less commercial and more spiritual.  Whether you celebrate the day as  Christmas, Kwanza or based […]

Conscious Consuming: Beyond Shopping This Holiday Season

posted by debramoffitt

While we’re bombarded with commercials to go out and shop ‘til you drop today and over the coming weeks, there are alternatives. We can choose to focus on what we already have, enjoy the simple and natural things of the […]

Previous Posts

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 with dreams and intuition long before working with eit

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 the deepest, most soulful level. Though Mark Nepo‘s w

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 celebrated by jumping over bonfires as a way to gain cour

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 jobs, to stretch into new creative projects, and to so

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 agitation. Sitting in meditation is easiest for me for

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

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