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Lotus Practice: Living In The World, But Not Of It

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As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world. […]

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Finding Joy Within

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When I was an adolescent I possessed a lifelike doll that stood about two feet high. My mind was troubled with many anxieties and not much affection or warmth at home.  When I needed support and protection I would wrap […]

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Spiritual Tourism to the Island of the Gods

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Bali’s ancient spiritual traditions and culture of rituals and healers make it a sacred destination for spiritual tourists from around the world. Since the international success of the book, Eat, Pray, Love where author, Elizabeth Gilbert ends her spiritual journey […]

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Are Your Religious, Spiritual or Both?

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“Religion is a defense to a true religious experience,” said Joseph Campbell.  The spiritual journey is different than following a fixed dogma or doing ritual worship once or twice a week.  Very often people use church attendance or participation in organized […]

Becoming An Awakened Dreamer: Receiving Insights and Messages In Broad Daylight

posted by debramoffitt

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.” – Carl Jung I love working with dreams. They open up a world of details, emotions and fore sights that […]

How Relationships Heal: Moving Into Divine Union

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“There is nobody else but you. You are everybody. Therefore, how you treat anybody is how you treat yourself. Anything you do to somebody else, you are doing to yourself.” – Mirabai Devi  Relationships may be one of the greatest […]

Let Your Light Shine

posted by debramoffitt

Don’t be discouraged by the impossibility of dispelling darkness from the world with your one little candle. Just light it! Step forward and let it shine with every step you take to help others. — Amma In a dark cathedral […]

Monarch Meditation: Joyfully Embracing Transformation

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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.  ~Richard Bach Monarch butterflies go through an incredible journey. They start out as larvae; next they become caterpillars and they eat a lot of milkweed. They […]

Entering into Silence: An Invitation to Befriend Yourself

posted by debramoffitt

“I know the secret of silence,” Indian saint, Mahatma Gandhi wrote. In the silence the mind comes to rest and all of the pieces come home like bees to the hive. The senses gather themselves together and the fragments of […]

Using Guiding Values to Light the Way

posted by debramoffitt

Values determine the choices we make in life. They can act like a beacon to light the way. When we’re conscious of those values it makes life’s journey clearer. But most often our decisions are guided by immediate satisfaction or […]

Harmonizing Mind, Body and Spirit Through Sound

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The ancients have known it for centuries — sound heals and harmonizes the body, mind and spirit. If you’ve sat in a temple listening to monks chant Tibetan invocations or hearing the Vedas, you can feel the powerful vibrations and […]

Returning to the Teacher: Renewing Meditation Practice in the Midst of Maddness

posted by debramoffitt

I have been meditating regularly usually twice a day for years. But sometimes it doesn’t seem to matter. Something happens, my mind and emotions go off balance and no matter how hard I try I keep getting stuck in that […]

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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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