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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Walking Meditation with Labyrinths

posted by debramoffitt

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 […]

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The Power of Sacred Spaces

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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 […]

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 […]

Religion Versus Spirituality: Defining the Difference

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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 […]

Cooking with Loving Consciousness

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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 […]

Lotus Living: Growing Gracefully Out of the Muck

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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. […]

Soul Vitamins for Spiritual Health: Fast and Slow Down

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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 […]

Cicadian Cycles: Learning to Accept 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. They’ve […]

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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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