Thoughts From The I AM: Happiness Is A Choice

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The instant we release self-judgment we are incapable of judging anyone else. We can only judge ourselves if we have not accepted ourselves unconditionally. Every experience is an equally valid expression of life and as such we cannot judge it. True, justice is the allowance of all that is.

Twelve Ways To Tell If You're A Spiritual Being

Twelve Ways To Tell If You're A Spiritual Being

Twelve beliefs and practices for you to cultivate as you develop your abilities to manifest miracles in your life. I use the terms spiritual and non-spiritual in the sense that a spiritual being has a conscious awareness of both the physical and the invisible dimension, while the non-spiritual being is only aware of the physical domain.

Spiritual Development in The Moment Itself: Experiencing Sufism

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It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher may physically appear and guide them in their transformation until the time when the teacher is seen everywhere. As a result of working with a Sufi teacher, enhanced perceptions and awareness bring about deep understanding, inner contentment, healing and...

A Fork in the Road: Living in the Moment

A Fork in the Road: Living in the Moment

The message of "Living in the Moment" was given greater depth when shortly before the writing of this book was completed; my own journey brought me to a fork in the road. A beautiful voice, one that I was familiar with, spoke to me. "Are you ready to come home?" It said, as clear as if someone were sitting beside me...

Overcoming Resistance in Daily Life and in Meditation

Overcoming Resistance in Daily Life and in Meditation

When we start to do something meaningful, excuses come up that prevent us from giving it our whole heart and attention. We can fritter away days and nights on mindless diversions, but when it comes time to meditate, suddenly all sorts of obligations, false expectations, or doubts arise...

The Rainbow Symbol of the Seven Paths to God

The Rainbow: Symbol of the Seven Paths to God

The seven directions and the seven chakras reveal seven paths to God. Although we will discuss these paths in a sequence that may seem linear, one path is no more "advanced" than another. They are simply different expressions, distinct rays of energy that each of us embody.

The Spiritual Life and The Ultimate Spiritual Challenge

The Spiritual Life and The Ultimate Spiritual Challenge

There are many important things we do here in this life, like loving and being loved by others, or finding meaningful ways to help people and the planet. But the most important thing is our spiritual connection, our relationship to our Source, our higher power, divine love, the life-force of the universe.

Stuck Inside Your Home This Groundhog Day? Try Some Mindfulness

Stuck Inside Your Home This Groundhog Day? Try Some Mindfulness

I argue that the lesson at the heart of the movie is that because we can never count on tomorrow, life must be lived fully in the present, not just for oneself, but also for others. Ultimately, “Groundhog Day” gives us a lesson in mindfulness.

For Times Like These: Spiritual Commonsense

For Times Like These: Spiritual Commonsense by Christina Baldwin

I have believed all my life that there is a necessary interaction that occurs between a person and the Divine. This interaction does not come only to great spiritual masters, it comes also to us: ordinary people in our ordinary lives...

The Spellbinding History of Cheese and Witchcraft

The Spellbinding History Of Cheese And Witchcraft

A book of spells claiming that: “You may fascinate a woman by giving her a piece of cheese” and, while proffering a lump of cheddar may seem like an unusual way of attracting a possible mate, Paulsen’s book draws on a long history of magic. It’s a history that has quite a lot of cheese in it.

What!!! Me, Meditate? Triggering the Relaxation Response

What, Me Meditate? Triggering the Relaxation Response

Meditation is like doing mental push-ups that strengthen the muscles of awareness and choice. While it's not a practice that most people are willing to adopt for life, even several weeks of meditation can help train your mind and change your attitudes. If you should decide to keep it up, the benefits for the body are just as positive.

Vitamin S: How Many Moments Each Day Do You Spend In Total Silence?

Vitamin S: Silence Sharpens Our Focus

We’re constantly filling our ears with noise, TV and radio news, podcasts, and, of course, the multitude of sounds that we create nonstop in our own heads. Think about it: How many moments each day do you spend in total silence? The answer is probably very few.

Opening the Portal of Our Heart: Journey with Snake, Puma, Condor, and Hummingbird

Opening the Portal of Our Heart: Journey with Snake, Puma, Condor, and Hummingbird

I want to invite you to breathe in and breathe out, and as you breathe in and breathe out, become aware of your heart as a portal. This multidimensional door has pathways that lead to infinite places, which lead to infinite sacred sites, which lead to infinite realms of consciousness.

Judgment is a Teacher on The Path of Transformation

Judgment is a Teacher on The Path of Transformation

It has been tremendously helpful for me to understand the difference between consciousness and spirituality. Spirituality is one type of energy — the energy that links us to our deepest essential nature and to the universal source. Consciousness is the awareness of all of the energies within us..

How To Recognize Your Angel Signs and Messages

How To Recognize Angel Signs and Messages

Signs left by the angels are meant to help stir and awaken our intuitive nature so that we can expand our conscious connection and deepen our relationship with a higher power. The power is not within the sign itself; the power is within the message that the sign reveals...

A Body of Thought: The Body We Have Chosen

A Body of Thought: The Body We Have Chosen

I was very close to my father, and very upset when he died. A few days after his death, I turned over in my bed, supposedly still in mid-dream, when a shadowy form appeared. He, for I assumed the figure to be such, was similar to those dark depictions of the spirit...

 

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