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Discovering You’re Enough with a Leap of Perception

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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 […]

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How Joy Finds Us: Interview with Mark Nepo

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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 […]

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Hot Rituals to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

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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 […]

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When Spirit Moves Us Out of Our Comfort Zone to Grow

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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 […]

When Life Races By Replace Stress and Anxiety with Gentle Awareness

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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 […]

From Zero to Hero: Spiritual Attitudes That Change Your Life

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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 and Guru Nanak were all spiritual superheroes. They […]

Looking For Love? Maybe It’s Time to Marry Yourself

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Do you think that you need someone else to make you happy? Why not marry yourself instead? Nadine Schweigert, a woman in South Dakota who had been through a divorce created a wedding ceremony to marry herself. If that sounds […]

Writing for Emotional Health and Joy

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Writing can help to heal the heart. Research related to health and wellness has proven that writing is a way to face illness and grow. I first learned about this through Dr. John Evans, who created Wellness & Writing Connections […]

Your Soul Says You Are Beautiful!

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If you let your soul dress you up, what would you look like? Would your soul choose different clothes and ask you to dress or style your hair differently? Sally Miller is a soul stylist, she helps people to connect […]

What’s Your Way to Find Your Bliss?

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Joseph Campbell suggested that when we “find our bliss” and it will lead us to where we need to be. Bliss goes beyond happiness. Everyone wants to find happiness. Happiness is good. It’s a wonderful feeling that comes from buying […]

Could You Turn the Other Cheek?

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If you are slapped on one cheek, turn the other too. – Jesus Non-violence is an elevated way of being. Many of us are raised with feelings of, “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But […]

Making Big Changes One Step at a Time

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If you want to make big changes in your life, the easiest and only way to begin is one step at a time. If you’ve ever looked at a mountain from the bottom before climbing it, the trek can appear […]

Do the Right Thing!

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“Do your duty until it becomes your joy.” How often do we have to make choices between doing the right thing and doing the easier thing?  My favorite story about doing the right thing which is called dharma in Sanskrit, […]

Striking a Spiritual Balance: Equal-mindedness for All Seasons

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“The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us,…The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being’s difficulty in coming to viruous balance with himself. ”- Elizabeth Gilbert Balance is a […]

Why Do We Have To Face Difficulty?

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Imagine going through some of life’s toughest challenges – rape, prison, abuse – and coming out with deeper faith. Patrice Gaines, an author and veteran journalist of the Washington Post, experienced some of the toughest things that life can throw […]

Celebrating Silence the Balinese Way

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Once a year Bali spends three days in silence. It’s the country’s way to celebrate the New Year and bring a sense of balance and move into harmony with nature. Streets fall silent; families move indoors and remain in quiet […]

Taking a Step Up to New Level of Mind

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Remember Einstein’s comment, “The problems we face cannot be resolved at the same level of mind at which we created them.” The level of mind at which we function can have a huge impact on our lives and on the […]

Loving Life’s Uncertainty

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“Love my uncertainty.” – Sathya Sai Baba I like to know what’s going to happen next. I’m the kind of person who will pick up a book, read the last lines and then start from the beginning. I tend to […]

From Religion to Spirituality: Walking Your Inner Path

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Joseph Campbell said, “Religion is a defense to a true religious experience.”  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 […]

Healthy Communication from Heart to Heart

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“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful […]

Synchronicity: The Magic of Soulful Guidance

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According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become […]

Making Work Matter

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“The key questions for today’s managers and leaders are no longer issues of task and structure, but are questions of spirit.” – Jack Hawley, Reawakening the Spirit in Work  Most of us spend eight or more hours a day at […]

Finding the Gift in the Problem

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“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 […]

Intuition: The Voice of Your Soul

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“Intuition is the voice of our soul,” says intuitive Scotti Putnam Holloway. Scotti is the founder of SP Divine Explorations. She has studied with incredible teachers including bestselling authors, Sonia Choquette and Doreen Virtue, and she travels worldwide to do readings and […]

Writing to Know Your Heart

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How often is it that I don’t know what I think and feel until I sit down and put pen to paper? Have you had that experience? I believe that the explosion in the number of people who want to […]

The Anchored Heart

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While traveling in the South of France recently, the anchored heart appeared as a symbol above the church at Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, on gates, and on postcards as a symbol of the seaside town. The Camargue cross […]

Wisdom of Job: Holding Onto Faith Through Adversity

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Some of you may have heard of a guy named Job. He was famous in biblical times because he did all of the right things, loved God, and yet his life fell apart. He fell ill with painful boils on […]

Priceless Friends

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“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”  -Ophrah It’s in troubled times that we discover the value of […]

When Does It Add Up to Love?

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Add it up. Wouldn’t it be easy if we just had a formula where we could see that if A + B happened we would know that love is present? I’ve found one for Love. I’d been puzzling over that […]

The Gift of Seeing with 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 […]

Fifty Shades of Love

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As Valentine’s Day approaches hearts turn to notions of romantic love. But, as shown in Fifty Shades of Gray, love doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone, and there are at least as many shades of love as there are […]

Wisely Wielding Power in Your World

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In the corporate and political worlds power and getting it become major preoccupations. The human desire for power is about wanting to be in control. It seems strange that those who are most obsessed with power and control can rarely, […]

Food and Spirituality: Listening to The Body for Balance

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This past summer after 13 years of following a vegetarian diet I began to eat fish again. I’d fallen ill and found myself so depleted that my body could not get the necessary nutrients from vegetable proteins. Over the years […]

Consciously Evolving Through Crisis

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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 […]

The Joy of Doing What’s Right for You

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When that inner voice contradicts the mind’s urges and desires it’s hard to make the difficult and often more rewarding decisions.  “Consciousness sucks!” This is what a friend of mine says. He’s on the spiritual path and sometimes his inner […]

Finding Meaning at Work

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“The key questions for today’s managers and leaders are no longer issues of task and structure, but are questions of spirit.” – Jack Hawley, Reawakening the Spirit in Work Most of us spend eight or more hours a day at […]

Change 24/7

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Despite a daily illusion that our lives may be fairly stable, in the physical world change happens all of the time. Our cells change. The breath changes. The heart rate increases or decreases according to what we see, hear, and […]

Working Toward Inner Peace

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Everyone says, “I want peace,” as if it will fall out of the sky and suddenly all will be peaceful. I’ve found that peace requires a lot of effort – at least as much as working in a corporation and […]

Five Mindful Ways to Beat Winter Blues

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When winter seems to drag on forever and cabin fever threatens, here are five ways to remain mindful and keep it away. 1)    Cook Up Something New: If you love food, cooking and creativity in the kitchen can focus the […]

Tapping into the Power of Spirit

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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 Humbling Experience of Starting from Zero

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How often have you wanted to try something new and then let fear or embarrassment block the way? As part of my New Year’s resolution I decided to start an art class. I’m terrible at drawing and generally use collage […]

The Aftermath of Big Change: When the Heroine Takes Stock

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Big change on the hero’s journey is one of the hardest steps. All through a story the hero or heroine is faced with incremental changes that lead to making a big decision – one that will change his life forever. […]

The Practice of Chanting Om

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The omkara is the manifestation through sound of the highest consciousness or highest light.  Practice of the repetition of Om or Omkara elevates the mind and raises the vibrations. It helps to focus on and calm the wayward mind. The […]

Getting There with A Steady Pace

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If you’ve ever looked at a mountain from the bottom before climbing it, the trek can appear to be a daunting task. But miraculously, by taking one step at a time, the miles lead you to the peak.  Running will […]

Trading in Values for Resolutions in 2013

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I don’t know about you but each December 31st I seem to make resolutions and by the end of the following week I can barely recall them. So this year I’ve decided to trade them in for values. By focusing […]

7 Ways to Maintain the Status Quo for 2013 — But Do You Really Want To?

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In the New Year there are some surefire ways to be assured of a mediocre 2013. 1) Hold on to self-defeating habits. If you’re like me you know you need to do certain things to stay fit and keep in […]

Nurturing Perseverance to Break Through

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In the realm of the soul sticking to the practices is a key to success. Doing meditation once a week, or practicing meditation only when you feel like it will not carry you very far. A man seeking to develop […]

A Christmas with Friends

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Yesterday I joined with a group of Quakers to celebrate Christmas. I don’t know if you’ve ever met a Quaker or participated in their meetings, but in their gatherings, silence is golden. During the hour or so when the group […]

Recognizing the Infinite In Me and You

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Man is veritably a microcosm of the macrocosmic universe. His finite consciousness is potentially infinite. While his physical sensory organs confine him to the world of matter, his soul is endowed with all-powerful instruments of perception by which God Himself […]

Money and Spirituality: Marrying the Sacred and the Profane

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There’s nothing wrong with money or prospering on the spiritual journey. Though often people who have made a commitment to spiritual practice see money as being evil. Money alone has not attributes. But when it becomes the goal and all […]

Peace Starts at Home

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“World peace starts with each individual finding peace and working toward it in her own heart and making efforts to create a terrain of calm and serenity at home. Next take this peace out and share it with neighbors and […]

Give a Gift Without Expecting a Return

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Some people give to others and keep an account of what they feel is owed back to them by the individual they help. Others give to someone today expecting they’ll receive a return from someone else when they need it […]

Dancing with Rumi

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It’s revealing that Rumi, a poet who wrote in the 13thcentury, finds his works on today’s bestseller lists. There’s something mystical that he communicates through his divine experiences. “I am a painter, a maker of the seen and the hidden, […]

The Discomfort of Being In Between

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The other day I took a tram in Geneva to get to a meeting. The tram was stopped and I happened to sit down at the joint of the tram – the place that’s bound together with accordion-like sides and […]

Letter to Saint Nick

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Dear Saint Nick,* Your life was such an inspiration as you helped people in distress all those centuries ago in the small town of Demre, Turkey. Those red robes from your Catholic service as a bishop sure continue to be […]

My Gratitude List

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Thanksgiving is a good time to take a break and reflect. As I consider what I love and the things I’m grateful for a whole list comes to mind and I don’t know where to stop. So let me share […]

Energy Etiquette School: How Do You Relate?

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Someone needs to teach energy etiquette. Many of us have been versed in social etiquette about how to be polite, but underneath if the energy isn’t aligned with the actions then it’s ineffective. I’m sure you’ve had the experience of […]

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen with Mark Nepo

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It’s not often that we think of listening. But Mark Nepo makes an art of it. In his new book, “Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What is Sacred” Nepo, the New York Times #1 bestselling author and […]

Find the Highest Form of Happiness

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The highest form of happiness is contentment. Our media and our consumer society often play on discontent. They show us images of what life could be if we were something better or if we only had something more. But contentment […]

Burning and Building Bridges: Connections to Inner Landscapes

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In Charleston, South Carolina, we can’t go much of anywhere without understanding the importance of bridges. They link us from the islands to the peninsula, help us make connections and cross over water. Draw bridges that lift up or turn […]

From Mad Monkey Mind to Focused and Free

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I love Hanuman. Many people have caught onto what it means to have a monkey mind, but Hanuma the monkey god who adored Lord Rama in the wonderful story of the Ramayana, overcame the natural inclination of the mind to […]

A Lesson from Starbuck’s on Letting Go

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You never know where spiritual lessons will find you. Recently a man at Starbucks taught me to let go…and he didn’t even know it. I was sitting at a table outdoors writing and reflecting when the man came over and […]

Growth Is An Option

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anaïs Nin   Fictional characters have to grow. But in real life growth becomes a choice, an […]

Developing The Courage to Change

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The invitation to change and grow means leaving behind old luggage, old structures, old ways of working and even changing jobs to find a new company which works more in harmony with our renewed sense of values.  One project manager […]

The Formula for Love

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Wouldn’t it be easy if we just had a formula where we could see that if A + B happened we would know that love is present? I’ve found one for Love. I’d been puzzling over that illusive spiritual concept […]

A House of Dreams to Reveal the Soul

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This week I moved into a new house. Led there by a lovely guide, the house has three large, exquisitely decorated rooms that lead to a beautiful brick terrace with views of a very blue sea that looks like the […]

Keeping Cool When the Heat’s On

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When it’s hot outdoors, the oppressively hot weather brings us to heat up emotionally and mentally. Here are some quick ways to cool down and keep your cool and stay spiritually anchored in quiet contentment. Energy expended on anger seriously […]

Vegetarian for A Day

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When one tugs at a single thing in Nature, he finds it hitched to the rest of the universe.” — John Muir While BBQ ribs, burgers, hotdogs and steaks may be part of the summer grill-out fun, try something different. […]

From Chrysalis to Butterfly: Facing Fear of Change

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Last year, a friend invited me to see her monarchs. She grows milkweed (caterpillar food) and they gorge themselves on the plant. When the time is right the caterpillars begin to go through big transformation. They hook themselves onto a […]

Night School: Healing, Learning and Growing Through Dreams

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“Instead of concealing, the purpose of a dream is to communicate something to the consciousness. The unconscious, in other words, has a kind of intelligence that attempts to guide and otherwise assist the conscious self.” – James R. Lewis Dreams […]

Finding The Women In Spiritual Traditions

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In spiritual traditions there is a great emphasis on the masculine without many feminine role models. We’re familiar with Jesus, the Buddha, Krishna, Mohammad, Rama. But the enlightened women, goddesses and saints remain played down and often pushed aside altogether. […]

Rituals for Letting Go of Ties that Bind

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    Almost no words can soothe an aching heart during a break up. But rituals can help make the transition easier. Though intellectual, Western culture often denigrates rituals as meaningless, they are powerful tools to help in transitions and mend broken hearts. They […]

Awakening to What’s Present

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In the middle of an interview with bestselling author, Sarah Susanka, an alarm beeped.  She’d just come out with her book, The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters which focuses on time and self-transformation.  She pulled […]

Where Eternity Shines Through Time

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A sacred space is a place where eternity shines through time. The sacred space at Assisi, Italy played a key role in the inspiration for the polio vaccine. Jonas Salk was at St. Francis’ birthplace when he conceived of the […]

When the Black Madonna Meets Victoria’s Secrets

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Desire is a part of human nature. Without it we can’t live. Yet the way desire is directed can lead us to elevated spiritual heights or into base animal reactions. A few days ago I received a Victoria’s Secrets catalog […]

In Tune With Divine Timing

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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. Last […]

Trusting the Process

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“Everything happens for us. Nothing happens against us,” says Brenda Michaels, host of Conscious Talk radio. She went through a period of cancer, medical bankruptcy and divorce that propelled her into a new level of understanding. Host of the radio […]

Mastering the Monkey Mind

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“I am burdened with what the Buddhists call the monkey mind. The thoughts that swing from limb to limb, stopping only to scratch themselves, spit and howl. My mind swings wildly through time, touching on dozens of ideas a minute, […]

Cultivating Spiritual Prosperity

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There’s nothing wrong with money or prospering on the spiritual journey. Though often people who have made a commitment to spiritual practice see money as being evil. Money alone has not attributes. But when it becomes the goal and all […]

Letting Go: Gently Embracing Impermanance

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“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 […]

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 […]

Choose Joy!

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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 […]

Memorial Day Tribute to Selfless Service

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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“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

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

Making Sex Sacred

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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

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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

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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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“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

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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

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“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

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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

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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 […]

Uniquely Spiritual: Finding Your Inspired Path

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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 […]

Peaceful Revolution: Vision of a Life Without War

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Can you imagine a world without conflict and war? Paul Chappell can. He has been a warrior much of his life and yet his mission is to write about ways to conquer conflict. His insights in his new book, Peaceful […]

Tests of Love Through Relationships

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A true soul mate is one who grows your capacity to love. As spring turns many people’s thoughts to finding love, hearts yearn to finding someone who understands and loves them perfectly. But what if the equation is backwards. What […]

Deepening Spiritual Practice through Break Ups, Separation and Divorce

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During break up, separation and divorce, we are tested to the extreme.  Through relationship challenges we gain a chance to test the depth of our spiritual practice. It becomes an opportunity to use the practices and live the situation fully […]

Make Your Life A Rose

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Make your life a rose that speaks silently in the language of fragrance. – Sathya Sai Baba Few aspects of spiritual practice become more profound and transforming than working with silence.  Despite the noise, the chattering mind and the loud […]

Springing into Balance: Finding Equilibrium at the Equinox

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This week, March 20th, is the equinox. It’s the day when an equal amount of light and darkness make up the day. In ancient times this day was celebrated as Ostara, a Pagan holiday for the goddess of spring. She […]

Prayer for Guidance From Darkness to Light

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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 […]

Celebrating Nature and the Five Elements the Balinese Way

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Without the five elements of earth, air, fire, water and ether, there would be no physical life as we know it. All things and beings manifested on Earth are made up of these five elements. When we respect nature and […]

The Promises of Committing to a Spiritual Practice

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Joseph Campbell said, “Religion is a defense to a true religious experience.”  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 […]

Spiritual Contentment on the Waves of Life

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The highest form of happiness is contentment. Our media and our consumer society often play on discontent. They show us images of what life could be if we were something better or if we only had something more. But contentment […]

Balance on the Spiritual Path: Waiting to See What Comes Next

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Equanimity is a key teaching in Buddhist practices. Teacher and Tibetan Lama, Sogyal Rinpoche often spoke of the skill of maintaining equanimity in all situations. This is a term not often used in the West. We fly between extremes, seeking […]

Making Peace with the Body

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In Nia dance class on Saturday, my instructor, Bill, emphatically said to let myself be guided by joy. Nia is a lively and powerful dance that draws from the martial arts for its moves. The body experiences joy, he said. […]

Healing Power of Dolphins

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Dolphins are considered a healing force and a powerful symbol by many. They were revered by sailors as dolphins would accompany ships for long distances playing in the wake of the waves. They seem to exude joy and they look […]

Tuning in to Healing Spaces and Sacred Places

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Ever wonder why great architecture like Notre Dame Cathedral makes your spirit soar and bad architecture can make you feel sick? Dr. Esther Sternberg, a former member of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) says that built environments can […]

The Mind/Body/Spirit Equilibrium

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The mind is a powerful and wonderful instrument. When it’s balanced with the body and spirit a certain peace and harmony take shape and guide one’s life. Being fully in the body means experiencing the sensations of the five senses […]

A Pilgrim’s Journey – David Whyte’s Spiritual Meanderings

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“Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.” ― David Whyte, The House of Belonging Surrounded by the white painted wood […]

Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath

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“It is a misunderstanding to think that the practice of meditation is merely a method for relieving stress and achieving peace for oneself alone,” writes Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche. “Begin your meditation with a generous attitude. Each time you sit down […]

Pet Blessings Inspired by St. Francis

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In the U.S. we have some 150 million pet dogs and cats and birds according to the census of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Birds, horses, rabbits and other animals contribute to the pet population. Pets and animals have become […]

Spiritual Bliss: It’s Human Nature

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Indian teacher, Sathya Sai Baba, repeated often, “Ananda (Sanskrit for bliss) is your true nature.” It’s sometimes hard to believe this when life is whirling all around throwing out difficult situations, breaking your heart and disrupting your best plans. But […]

Spiritual Growing Pains: Releasing Attachments and Expectations

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If we’re committed to a spiritual life, it means we’re prepared to grow. But sometimes those around us make other decisions. It may feel that – like a child who outgrows clothes – we expand beyond the people and places […]

Chanting the Divine Name Meditation Practice

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Meditation practices are only a first step on the spiritual path. One must light the lamp of inner wisdom and march on, clear and unobstructed. In India the jyothi or inner light is the light of wisdom. Ignorance is often […]

Finding Balance Between Joy and Pain

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Life is a series of ups and downs. It’s a pleasure between two pains. We get something we want and are happy for a little while and then something breaks down or gets in the way and we feel upset. […]

Synchronicity: Your Soul’s Guidance

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When we begin to wake up and pay attention to the world around us and look for meaning, Spirit begins to play and present synchronicities. Synchronicity was a word coined by Carl Jung in the 1920’s. Jung was on a […]

Five Ways to Awaken Your Wisdom

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We often think of wisdom as being something exclusive to saints, gods, gurus, and teachers, but everybody has a vast amount of wisdom and knowledge. However, many of us have forgotten how to tap into it. As children we knew […]

Follow the Heart to Divine Bliss

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The heart gets inspired. Follow the heart.  An ancient Hindu story tells of hiding the Divine and Her wisdom. It goes like this: When God created the earth, she gathered together the deities and playfully asked where she should hide […]

Finding Love on Valentine’s Day

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“Lovers don’t just find each other. They’re in each other all along.”       – Rumi  How is it that as human beings we long to find that perfect mate and dream that when we do we’ll be made whole? It’s like […]

Measuring Contentment: Am I Happy?

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The highest form of happiness is contentment. Our media and our consumer society often play on discontent. They show us images of what life could be if we were something better or if we only had something more. But contentment […]

Ahimsa: Rediscovering the Practice of Non-violence

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When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. – Mahatma Gandhi Non-violence is an elevated way of being. Many of us are raised with feelings of, “an eye for an […]

Everyday Sacred Space

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A sacred space is a place where you will find yourself again and again. An ideal way to make inner sacred space manifest in the world is to create an altar. The word altar comes from Latin and literally means […]

Divine Dance Inspired by Rumi

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Dance can elevate a soul to the divine. When the Sufi mystic, Rumi walked through the market, he heard the jewelry makers hammering gold. Through the pounding, he heard the voice of God and the rhythmic sounds and energy moved […]

Cultivating Self Care

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In our society we tend to perceive softness and gentleness as being weak. But this is far from reality. As any hiker on a mountain trail knows, a mother bear is gentle and soft with her cubs, but fierce with […]

Cooking with Joy

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In the wonderful book, Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel, Tita, a beautiful woman with a great talent for cooking, cooks her heart out while life goes on around her. Because of tradition, as the youngest daughter she must […]

Conscious Creating: Expanding the Mind for Intuitive Insights

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There is only one journey – going inside yourself. – Rainer Maria Rilke The level of mind at which we function can have a huge impact on our lives and on the lives of those around us. Remember Einstein’s comment, […]

Mastering Money as a Spiritual Practice

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The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.  In American culture we hold attitudes about money that say money and spirituality are mutually exclusive. “It’s easier for a camel to […]

Celebrating the Body Temple

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Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies.  ~Frank Gillette Burgess  The body is the most incredible instrument. It is self-regulating. There’s no need to ask it to digest the sumptuous meal you just digested. The lungs seek breath of […]

Teachings from Trees

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Trees. We rarely consider them, but without them we’d breathe at lot less easy! They give and give, even when we harm them. They give us oxygen, fruits and nuts. They provide shade to everyone. They open their limbs to […]

Yoga Teachings: Putting Pantanjali into Practice

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“Yoga is the cessation of agitation of the mind.”  – Yoga Sutras of Pantajali The word, yoga, comes from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit. It literally means “to bind one to” or to yolk someone to something. In the ancient […]

Embracing a Rainbow of Colors and Crystals

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Colors and stones can influence moods and bring healing. A few years ago I awoke to a dream where I saw that wearing an amethyst would be beneficial. Though I lived on the French Riviera where Cartier and Van Clef […]

Growing Pains: Maneuvering Change on the Spiritual Path

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If we’re committed to a spiritual life, it means we’re prepared to grow. But sometimes those around us make other decisions. It may feel that – like a child who outgrows clothes – we expand beyond the people and places […]

Dancing with the Shadow

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At the “Creating the Life You Want” Workshop, Master teacher and head of Moving Ventures, Ellen Watson, led us to meet our shadow. As we faced the wall in the sanctuary at Seeking Indigo, the low light cast a shadow […]

Knowing When to Celebrate Your Birthday

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Birthdays mark the time when the body, mind and spirit came into the world. Some people moan about another birthday. Others celebrate with parties. Everyday can be a birthday, a day to learn something new and grow. An aboriginal way […]

Joy In the Three Life Principles of Bali

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The Balinese live by three principles call Tri Hita Karena. They are simple. Honor the connection between humans and God, between humans and humans and between humans and nature. Love and respect of nature are evident throughout every aspect of […]

Manifesting from Dreams to Reality in 2012

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As the days turn lighter and brighter and our vibrations quicken, we’ll soon be able to manifest things faster. There’s one caveat. Be careful what you wish for. Dreams will come true faster. So staying aligned with the highest good […]

Trusting Inner Guidance and Dreams for Finances

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Inner guidance can show you the best ways to work with wealth. Back in April of 2008 I woke up with a dream where I saw an economic machine that was broken from top to bottom. I knew that hard […]

Mantras and Centering Prayer to Focus the Mind

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Using a centering prayer or mantra to focus the mind is an ancient practice that continues to bring peace and fulfillment. It helps to uplift the mind when all around are filled with worry and fear.  Using a centering prayer […]

Love Uncertainty: Appreciating the Shifting and Changing Nature of Life

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Many of the things we count on in life as being solid and certain are actually only temporary — our bodies, our mates, our families, our jobs. This is the nature of life. So how can we live comfortably with […]

Cultivating Curiosity for Youthful Energy

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Are you too old to learn? If you want to maintain a youthful attitude, then holding onto a healthy curiosity about life is one way to keep a child-like, energetic and vibrant perspective. It can help us to continue to […]

Karma 2012: The Key to Changing Your Destiny

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Thoughts lead on to action; actions form habits; habits create character; and character creates our destiny. – Debra Moffitt We often think that moving into a new year will automatically change our fate. But actions from the past will follow […]

Tapping into Courage for Spiritual Change

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I recall when my uncle was wounded in war and the army sent home his purple heart to my grandmother. It lay in a beautiful little box and it represented blood that had been shed in the line of duty. […]

Mastering Money for 2012

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Money is a great servant and a terrible master.- Benjamin Franklin In American culture we hold attitudes about money that say money and spirituality are mutually exclusive. “It’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle […]

Dance to Cultivate a Joyful Spirit

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“Dance when your heart is broken open. Dance when your spirit dives. Dance to the rhythms of life and let your heart soar.” – Debra Moffitt Dance can elevate a soul to the divine. When the Sufi mystic, Rumi walked […]

New Year’s Resolutions That Last

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Ok, so more often than not, this time of year we make New Year’s resolutions that sound good on December 31st, but don’t make it past mid-day on January 1st. Because most of these resolutions are based on superficial desires, […]

Taking Your Emotional Temperature

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The time leading up to the New Year rush causes more stress than most any other period.  Between high expectations, financial pressure and duties to family and friends it’s easy to lose sight of one’s feelings and forget about self-care. Often explosions, […]

How Not to Be Successful in the New Year

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In the New Year there are some surefire ways to be assured of an unsuccessful 2012. Here’s a list. 1) Hold on to self-defeating habits. Changing  self-defeating habits like overeating or negative thinking will  improve your chances of greater well […]

Happiness at Christmas Rule Number 1: Reduce Desires and Expectations

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If you make no appointments, you will not suffer disappointments. – Sai Baba One of the biggest things I remember about Christmas as a kid was a pervading sense of disappointment. The holiday was so built up, so out of […]

Opening Your Soul’s Gifts

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“There are so many gifts still unopened from your soul’s birthday. There are so many hand-crafted presents that have been sent into your life by God.” – Hafiz translated by Daniel Ladinsky Hafiz, an illuminated Persian poet who lived in […]

Synchronicistic Messages from Your Soul

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Synchronistic events offer us perceptions that may be useful in our psychological and spiritual growth and may reveal to us, through intuitive knowledge, that our lives have meaning.  — Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD When we begin to wake up and […]

New Patterns Emerging in 2012

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Do you feel it in the air? Things feel different, more vibrant and alive. At the same time there’s a sense of uncertainty about the existing traditions, patterns and structures around us. It’s as if new energy and creative life […]

Yogananda on the True Meaning of Christmas

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“Let us meditate until we perceive the Infinite Christ reigning in our own hearts.  Let us learn to love those who love us not; and to forgive those who do ill against us. Let us break all our mental boundaries […]

Cultivating True Character

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Money comes and goes. Character comes and grows. Money, too often, becomes the central focus of all of life. It becomes the be all and end all of existence. We need it for essentials, but should not let pursuit of […]

Bliss is Your True Nature

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In India, a dear teacher repeated often, “Ananda (Sanskrit for Joy or Bliss) is your true nature.” It’s sometimes hard to believe this when life is whirling all around throwing out difficult situations, breaking your heart and disrupting your best […]

Circling to the Center

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Once confined to ancient cathedrals, labyrinths are popping up in unexpected places as tools for creativity, healing, reconciliation and meditation.  Using labyrinths can reduces stress, aid in problem solving, build communities and replace more static practices like sitting meditation.  The […]

Native American Wisdom: Ecology of Body, Mind and Spirit

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  This we know …  The earth does not belong  to man; man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites one family. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a […]

The Science of Love

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Wouldn’t it be easy if we just had a formula where we could see that if A + B happened we would know that love is present? I’ve found one for Love. I’d been puzzling over that illusive spiritual concept […]

Preparing for Big Change: Notes on 2012 Transitions

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This New Year, 2012, more than any before it, will bring a good number of changes. Time seems to be speeding up and the pace of change is accelerating. Many of the things that we thought we were will fall […]

Love and Embrace Uncertainty

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We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot. —Eleanor Roosevelt One of my teachers repeated, “Love my uncertainty.” […]

Karma 101: Learning Lessons of Cause and Effect

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Thoughts lead on to action; actions form habits; habits create character; and character creates our destiny. – Debra Moffitt Karma simply means the effects of our actions. When we eat a little too much today, tomorrow, and again the next […]

Crazy Wisdom: Fast Track to Enlightenment

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The Rubin Museum is well-known for its ability to combine Buddhist and Asian culture with tantalizing spiritual events. Over the next weeks it presents “Crazy Wisdom,” a film about Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche who is considered to be one of the […]

20 Days to Christmas – Giving Compassion for the Holidays

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Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.  -Peg Bracken Why is it that at the Christmas season, we often feel the most curt and strained with those who we love and who […]

Move into a Silent Night

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As the days are short and the nights are long, the world seems to draw inward and turn its eyes inside to the inner realm of the spirit. In this dark, silence one can hear the whisperings of the heart. […]

Day 25: Light the Lamp of Love

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In many countries in this side of the hemisphere, candles and fires are lit to bring in warmth and light during this season. The days grow short and we naturally draw inward, away from the cold to move more deeply […]

Give Yourself a Gift

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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

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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

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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 […]

Finding the Way Home through Silence

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“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 […]

Preparing Foods with Loving Kindness

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Conscious cooking is a way to uplift and give the gift of love to family and friends during the holidays. In addition to creating a good practice for mindfulness, preparing foods with love nourishes their spirits and minds as well […]

Moving with the Rhythm of the Season

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As the days grow short and cold, a body naturally seeks to move inside and find quiet and comfort. This is a time of year that naturally invites us to introspection. The pace of nature slows as trees become still […]

Fast and Slow Down: A Purification Practice

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Fasting feeds the soul and cleanses the body. This practice which has been common throughout cultures down through the ages has fallen out of use. But it’s being rediscovered for health benefits, as a way to detox, and as a […]

The Art of Impermanance: Embracing Change Every Day

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“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 How much we yearn for things to stay the same. […]

Awakening to Emotions

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Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down. – Natalie Goldberg So often we are cut […]

Friendship: Connecting Hearts in Troubled Times

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“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own.”  -Benjamin Disraeli It’s in troubled times that we discover the value of friendship. I once heard someone refer to […]

Turning Trying Challenges into Adventures

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Life is an adventure. Explore it. Opening the heart can become an adventure. Recently a friend wrote to me in a state of shock. She was on her way to the hospital for a surprise – open heart surgery. I […]

The Energy of Love in Action

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“Love is neither sentiment nor emotion. Love is energy.” – Sathya Sai Baba Some of my best and greatest teachers have been embodiments of love. They teach through example. My grandmother, Eva, gave me good lessons. Regardless of my childish […]

Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Energy of People and Places

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“We are all One. One Energy, from One Light. Let us band together as humans with love for all of humanity, living each day in harmony as we explore our spirit.” – Kala Ambrose We are all energy. Beyond the […]

Cultivating Joy and Harmony: Dolphins Show the Way

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On the beaches of South Carolina near Seabrook Island and Kiawah, dolphins come together to  “strand feed.” At low tide they swim to the shore at an inlet and collectively, they herd fish onto the shore and the dolphins jump […]

Stillness: A Place to Hear the Heart’s Whisper

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Noise is so common that most of us don’t know what true silence is and often we flee it by turning on the TV or music to fill up a silent room. Cars rumble by, sending out their vibrations. Refrigerators […]

One Love: Going Deep for Connection

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“If I go far enough in me I find you.” – Mark Nepo Despite the apparent diversity and separateness, the essence of all life is One. There’s something sparkling, vibrant and alive that, regardless of what you call it, animates […]

Neutral Mind, Quiet Mind: At Work and In the World

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Phillip Moffitt shares insights based on deep experience and heartfelt wisdom. Moffitt is the director of the Life-Balance Institute and teaches at Spirit Rock. He made the shift from a corporate career as editor-in-chief and CEO of Esquire Magazine into […]

Inspired Mind: Moving to Higher Levels of Consciouness

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“We cannot solve problems at the same level of thinking at which we created them.” – Albert Einstein The level of mind at which we function can have a huge impact on our lives and on the lives of those […]

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