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Letting Go: Gently Embracing Impermanance

posted by debramoffitt

“It is amazing that something so beautiful will be destroyed. But then again, that is the story of our lives.” — Woman who watched the creation of a sand mandala Tibetan Buddhist monks spend days creating exquisite sand mandalas only […]

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Wildly and Passionately Embrace Your True Self

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As much as mass media tries to give us a one-size-fits-all mold for appearances and ways of being in the world, the one thing that keeps the human race vibrant and beautiful is how each and every person is so […]

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Choose Joy!

posted by debramoffitt

When I visited India, Sai Baba said, “Your true nature is Bliss.” This is really hard to keep sight of and understand when the heart is broken and filled with emotional pain and suffering. It seems like sometimes in periods […]

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Memorial Day Tribute to Selfless Service

posted by debramoffitt

Memorial Day honors those who have lost their lives in national service. The ideals of service to others comes from deep wisdom traditions that extend across the world. Seva (in Sanskrit) or selfless service teaches high ideals that value others […]

When I Am Here And Now

posted by debramoffitt

Travelers, it is late. Life’s sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings. – Rumi There is no way to make it happen, but sometimes with […]

A Yoga Rock-Star Role Model: Practicing Yoga with Michael Franti

posted by debramoffitt

If you’re looking for a yoga-rock star with spiritual and environmental values, Michael Franti, singer, composer and lead of the group Michael Franti and Spearhead, sets the stage for an inspiring tale. In addition to being vegan, a Jivamukti yoga […]

Finding The Present in the Problem

posted by debramoffitt

“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hand.” – Richard Bach Without problems life would be very dull. What if we invite in problems as ways to teach us to grow? Some […]

From Zero to Hero: Spiritual Superhero Attitudes for Every Day

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Zero gains value when ONE precedes it. Moon is zero, sun is zero, world is zero. Only God is the Hero. Everything comes to naught in the absence of this Hero. A hero becomes zero if he forgets God. Have […]

Seeing With The Eyes of The Heart

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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, for what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Expeury  In a society where so much emphasis is put on physical appearance, we often forget to look […]

Spiritual Power: Connecting With Our Authentic Self

posted by debramoffitt

“For me, there is no real power without spiritual power. A power that comes from the core of who you are and reflects all that you were meant to be. A power that’s connected to the source of things.” – […]

BFF: Choosing to Be Your Own Best Friend

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While some people yearn to be fulfilled through companionship, others are finding that becoming their own best friend first is a way to find happiness and contentment. And then they get the icing on the cake too as a natural […]

The Power of Patience: Taking One Step At A Time

posted by debramoffitt

“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 Most of us want our desires fulfilled now! […]

Making Sex Sacred

posted by debramoffitt

Sex and spirituality don’t often end up in the same sentence. Particularly in America attitudes about sex make it dirty and lust-related. There’s a pretension of being “free” and “open” which is disconnected from reality. Putting pictures of sexy women […]

Finding The Power Center

posted by debramoffitt

Anchoring in one’s Self during the storms and trials is a way to stay centered during the rush of the day. In Native American traditions, the circle is a powerful symbol of wholeness. The Plains Indians used medicine wheels made […]

Finding You in Me: An Intimate Conversation With Mark Nepo

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There’s a deep common core to humanity so that when something touches one of us it touches all of us.” – Mark Nepo “If I go far enough inside of me, I find you.” – Mark Nepo  In an intimate […]

Living In The Light with Mirabai Devi

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 In every moment ask yourself, are you are going to choose ego, or you are going to choose Divine Love. – Mirabai Devi Is it possible to be lifted into the light by the company you keep or the thoughts […]

Walking Blind: Tests of Faith in Life

posted by debramoffitt

This morning at dawn I walked on Folly Beach while the sun rose pink and gold through the clouds. The gentle waves soothed and as I moved more deeply into my body pain and sorrow of recent losses rose and […]

Praying From the Heart

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Praying is a way to connect with the divine. In the traditional sense, in prayer we often ask for our heart’s desire. The heart yearns for many things and those yearnings bring lessons that help us to grow and understand […]

The See Good Practice

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Goodness is the essence of all things. This may be difficult to perceive when we see pain and challenges around us. But many things unfold with divine complexity and we can only see a small piece of the picture. The […]

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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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