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How to Quickly Quiet Your Mind: The Magical Playlist

How to Quickly Quiet Your Mind: The Magical Playlist

by Jonathan Robinson. While we all want to experience a deeper peace in our lives, most of us have little time to practice…
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Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church All Under the Same Roof

In 2009, archaeologists working in the heart of Berlin excavated the foundations of what is thought to be one of the city's first…
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Following the Sacred Trail

Following the Sacred Trail: Every Footstep Is The Journey

by Michael Garrett. The first time I actually saw a rainbow, its quiet beauty struck my heart with such awe that it touched…
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Clearing the Mental Chatter: One of the Greatest Aspects of Meditation

Clearing the Mental Chatter: One of the Greatest Aspects of Meditation

by Kamal Sarma. Why go to all the trouble of learning to meditate? Isn't it all too hard? The short answer is that learning to…
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You Are Not Alone: There Is A Sacred Intelligence Awakening You With Its Call

You Are Not Alone: Sacred Intelligence is Awakening You with its Call

by Guy Finley. The need for whatever it may be that we’re drawn to is the yet to be realized presence within us of that very…
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The Power of Protection: The Light Within Your Soul, Higher Self, and Angelic Teachers

The Power of Protection: The Light Within Your Soul, Higher Self, and Angelic Teachers

by Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis. The light within your soul is what gives power to your consciousness. It gives you the…
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The Practice of Islam: What Does It Mean to be Muslim?

The Practice of Islam: What Does It Mean to be Muslim?

by Lex Hixon. The central Islamic affirmation is la ilaha illa'llah, signifying: "There is nothing worthy of worship other than…
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Good Enough to be True by Alan Cohen

Too Good to be True? or Good Enough to be True!

by Alan Cohen. When I began to teach classes on spiritual principles, I devoted time at the end of each class to pray for…
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25 Minutes of Meditating for Three Consecutive Days Eases Stress

25 Minutes of Meditating for Three Consecutive Days Eases Stress

Even brief sessions of mindfulness meditation—25 minutes for three consecutive days—can alleviate stress, new research suggests.…
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How The Ego Can Hijack The Spiritual Journey

How The Ego Can Hijack The Spiritual Journey

by Cissi Williams. Our ego, which is that fearful, judgmental voice in our head, that never feels satisfied, that constantly…
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Coping with Loss: The Many Faces of Grief

Coping with Loss: The Many Faces of Grief

by Echo Bodine. We all deal with grief in our own way. Many turn to addictions like shopping, gambling, hoarding, alcohol, drugs,…
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Nine Steps to Spiritual Health

Nine Steps to Spiritual Health

by Carla Wills-Brandon, Ph.D. Along with working through my emotional baggage and caring for my physical wellbeing I began…
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Lifting the Seven Veils of Illusion on the Path to Enlightenment

Lifting the Seven Veils of Illusion on the Path to Enlightenment

by Diana Cooper. The journey to enlightenment is the removal of the seven veils of illusion. They can more easily be removed…
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Unlocking the Doorway to Your Heart

Unlocking the Doorway to Your Heart: It’s Time For True Self-Empowerment

by Joan Cerio. Love enters and exits our physical body through the sacred coordinate within our heart. It permeates every organ,…
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The Indians' Personal Relationship to the Earth and to Life

The Indians' Personal Relationship to the Earth and to Life

by Richard Erdoes. The Indians’ relationship to the Earth, the winds, and the animals is intimate and intensely personal, closely…
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Walking The Glorious Path of Sacred Sensuality with the Sensuous Goddess Meditation

The Path of Sacred Sensuality: The Sensuous Goddess Meditation

by Sharron Rose. The following visualization/meditation has been created to assist you in walking this glorious path of sacred…
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If You Meet Your Ego on the Path, Don't Kill It; Heal It Instead

If You Meet Your Ego on the Path, Don't Kill It; Heal It Instead

by Jason Shulman. The vehicle that enables us to live as who we are—that is, as individual personalities in finite bodies who are…
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You Are Already Enlightened and the Master of Your Own Choices

You Are Enlightened and Master of Your Choices

by Dr. Ilchi Lee. Someone asked me in a recent lecture, his face hard set with doubt, 'Are you really enlightened?' He pressed…
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Overcoming Resistance -- in Daily Life and in Meditation

Overcoming Resistance -- in Daily Life and in Meditation

by Tulku Thondup. When we start to do something meaningful, excuses come up that prevent us from giving it our whole heart and…
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Steps to Follow to Attain a State of Meditative Listening

Steps to Follow to Attain a State of Meditative Listening

by J. Donald Walters. What is meditation? Here is a good definition: Meditation is listening. It is listening not only with the…
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Learning the Art of Discernment & of Seeing Things As They Are

Learning the Art of Discernment & of Seeing Things As They Are

by James Allen. Spiritual progress is painfully slow and uncertain until the eyes of discernment are opened. Without discernment,…
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Desiring Happiness Through Buddhist Teachings

Attaining Happiness Through Buddhist Teachings

by Daisaku Ikeda. We all desire happiness, and yet happiness seems to be just beyond our reach. However many 'how to be happy'…
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Reading Between the Lines: Communication from the "Other Side"

Reading Between the Lines: Communication from the "Other Side"

by Annie Kagan. The day before Billy died, a bitterly cold January morning, I ventured into the raw air. I never ask God for…
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Looking for Deeply Refreshing Sleep? Try this Talking in Tongues Meditation

Looking for Deeply Refreshing Sleep? Try Talking in Tongues

by Osho. Very few people are sleeping well, so when you have not slept well in the night you are a little tired during the day.…
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Ten Ancient Stories and the Geological Events That  May Have Inspired Them

Ancient Stories and the Geological Events That May Have Inspired Them

Myths have fed the imaginations and souls of humans for thousands of years. The vast majority of these tales are just stories…
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Befriending Our Emotions, article by author Brandon Bays

Befriending Our Emotions

by Brandon Bays. We usually have a love-hate relationship with emotions. When we aren't subduing our difficult emotions, we love…
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