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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 […]

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 […]

In a period of great change where it’s easy to get drawn off center, few things in the material world act as tools to anchor us in the core of our spiritual Self. But I awoke one morning recently at […]

Your sacred space is where you will find yourself again and again. – Joseph Campbell 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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The lotus is an extraordinary symbol in the East. It grows with its roots deep in mud and yet out of the gunk grows a singular, exquisite pink flower. As the lotus grows – so too the individual can grow. […]

Summer is a great time to fast. It 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 […]

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 […]