The End of Having A Foot In Each World: Duality and Unity

A Foot In Each World: Duality and UnityThe Duality/Scarcity Global Economy has entered its final death throes at the same time as the Unity/Prosperity Global Economy begins its labor pangs. The waters have broken. Adjustments are being made and tweaks in the consciousness to alleviate the speed with which the switch-over will happen.

Can Our Deepest Wounds and Core Beliefs Feel Threatened by Meditation?

Can Our Deepest Wounds and Core Beliefs Feel Threatened by Meditation?Identifying these wounds, our patterns of hurt and how we defend ourselves, is valuable. Knowing what we do when we feel threatened, we can begin to recognize whether we unconsciously perceive our meditation as a threat and defended ourselves against it with a resistance that prevents us from doing it.

A Dose Of Oxytocin May Make Men Feel Spiritual

A Dose Of Oxytocin May Make Men Feel SpiritualThe hormone oxytocin, dubbed the “love hormone” for its role in promoting social bonding, altruism, and more, may also support men’s spirituality.

Why America Needs The Virtues Of Humility

Jesus washing Peter’s feet. Sculpture beside the Prayer Tower, Pittsburg, Texas. J. Stephen Conn, CC BY-NCIn a recent speech full of allusions to Bible verses and Christian hymns at the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City, Hillary Clinton focused on Christian humility. She acknowledged that

The Religion of the Heart vs the Religion of Fear?

The Religion of the Heart vs the Religion of Fear?A man once said to me, "I want to open my heart more. I often feel a kind of tightness in my chest, which I am sure is fear. The doctors told me there is nothing wrong with me physically." Tightness in the chest is the manifestation of a closed heart...

Liberating Yourself Through The Way of the Heart

Liberating Yourself Through The Way of the HeartThe deepest truth of human longing is that each of us yearns to be free to love and be loved. Everything we keep hidden and everything we distort keeps us from the deeper truth of our longing, the hunger we have had since time immemorial. This deep longing lives as a seed in the heart of every human...

Prayer: Your Personal Conversation with God

Prayer is Your Personal Conversation with GodPrayer is our personal conversation with God. How many people have been taught how to pray, the value of prayer, or the power of prayer? Were you? And I am not talking about reciting prayers by rote...

Are You Struggling for a "Perfect Life"?

Are You Struggling for a "Perfect Life"?One day Ajahn Chah held up a beautiful Chinese teacup. “To me this cup is already broken. Because I know its fate, I can enjoy it fully here and now. And when it’s gone, it’s gone.” When we understand the truth of uncertainty and relax, we become free.

Awareness versus Self-Improvement

Awareness versus Self-Improvement It is not what we feel or experience that we need fear; it is what remains unconscious that poses the real threat. Parts of our survival psychologies, such as an unconscious need to feel loved and secure by helping others, eventually betray us...

10-Minute Walking Meditations Can Change Your Life

10 Minute Walking Meditation Can Change Your LifeIn daily life, walking meditation can be very helpful. A short period -- say ten minutes -- of formal walking meditation serves to focus the mind, develop balance and accuracy of awareness as well as durability of concentration. Beyond this advantage, the awareness developed in walking meditation is useful to...

How To Open Your Heart Totally and Be In Oneness

How To Open Your Heart Totally and Be In OnenessWe are all one. When you are in Oneness your heart is totally open. Your Illumined Self gives freely, receives gratefully, is utterly compassionate and em­pathetic. You accept everyone exactly as they are with glowing love in your heart. You are the heartbeat of the universe.

Living and Talking with The Dead

Living and Talking with The DeadI quickly learned—at the age of four—that while the dead may be dead, they still have a lot to say, and it is my job to listen. As kids, we all learn to look both ways and never take candy from a stranger. I also learned to never argue with a dead person—they often know more than the living.

Live in the Here & Now, Not in the Past or Future

Live in the Here & Now, Not in the Past or FutureLiving in the here and now is the only way to make it safely through life with as much stress-free enjoyment and productivity along the way as possible. Some of us go down the path (life) shining our lights (focus of attention) too far and too frequently behind us...

Finding A Path Back To Life After Pain and Tragedy

Finding A Path Back To Life After Pain and TragedyWe cannot avoid emotional pain in life, and it’s through our experience of it that we come to under­stand what it means to be human. The whole of life is a series of beginnings and end­ings, a succession of mini-deaths, that we have to learn to take in our stride...

Seeking Immortality For Fear Of Death

Seeking Immortality For Fear Of DeathA Taoist seeker was wandering about a mountain range in search of a true teacher. On one occasion he happened upon a small Taoist hermitage high atop a peak on Wu-T'ang Mountain, where a small number of venerable old immortals (priests) were living. Though he found these men extremely wise...

Casinos as a Spiritual Tool: God's Love in the Form of Money

Casinos as a Spiritual Tool: God's Love in the Form of MoneySlot machines, as outrageous as it might seem, are a powerful vehicle to help you learn how to keep your heart open. Since the brain and, in fact, the entire body, is a package of electrochemical impulses, it shouldn't seem so far-fetched that we can influence electronic devices.

Searching for My Soul

Searching for My SoulEver since I can remember, I have known two worlds. The concrete, day-to-day physical world -- deadlines, desks, dinner -- the world of manifestation; and another world, the spiritual world of mystery, the world of God.

I Like The Word Faith: Faith In God, Yourself, Your Family

I Like The Word Faith: Faith In God, Yourself,  Your FamilyI like the word faith: faith in God, in yourself, in your family. It's such an important thing to believe in something these days. I credit my faith with why I've been so blessed with such a trouble-free life.

Connecting With Your Inner Guide

Connecting With Your Inner GuideHere is something you can practice to connect with your inner guide. Find a quiet spot in nature and sit comfortably alone. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Allow yourself to fully feel your body and be present in the Now.

Discovering and Defining Your Personal Spiritual Beliefs

Defining Your Personal Sacred TextIf there were no limitations, such as time or money, where would you choose to travel? While our chosen destinations and itineraries may be as variable as our personalities, I think there would be some fairly common themes in what we want to achieve on our dream vacation. I believe we would all seek to be revitalized and renewed...

How Mindfulness Can Help Make Better Life Choices

How Mindfulness Can Help You Make Better Life ChoicesOne of the most important events in the British education calendar is approaching: A-level results day. Beyond A-levels, choosing what you want to do, or what you want to study are two of the big decisions in life. And, as such, they are not easy ones to make.

Are You Surfing the Waves of Life?

Are You Surfing the Waves of Life?I smile to myself as a long awaited opportunity has finally arrived. I say opportunity perhaps inappropriately, but the chronic illness that challenged my life for so many years gifted me with an understanding of life that would help me make sense of the rest of it.

Why Raising Your Consciousness Can Be Painful

Fifth Dimension Energy Shifts: Raising your ConsciousnessConsciousness itself actually can never be healed, as it is the foundation of healing itself. It is rather that our state of incomplete, separate con­sciousness is what needs to be repaired, mended, reconnected or made whole—brought back into the state of Oneness. This is known as the State of Being.

How To Stand in the Truth of Your Being

Opening Your Throat Chakra: Standing in the Truth of Your BeingClearing and opening the throat chakra releases issues relating to an inability to find and speak one’s truth; this results in authentic and eloquent self-expression. You naturally stand in your highest Self, and your speech expresses the coherence of your whole being. It has the...

What Your Soul Knows: A Sweet Love Pact

What Your Soul Knows: A Sweet Love Pact“Dear God!” I wrote, “I know the vows I want! I want vows to me, to my self, to my soul, to You!” And with that declaration, my divine voice and I began long, intense conversations, diving deeper and deeper together into the well of my soul to find my true vows.

See Everything As If For the First Time

I See Everything As If For the First TimeWe look at things always with old eyes. You come to your home; you look at it without looking at it. You know it -- there is no need to look at it. The last time you looked at your wife or at your husband may have been years ago...

Spirit Energies and Ghost Stories: Lincoln and ANZAC

Spirit Energies and Ghost Stories: Lincoln and ANZACGhosts are still to be found haunting old buildings, castles, domestic houses, prisons and just about any place of human habitation you can imagine. There are even many recorded stories of ghosts in the White House in Washington. The 16th US President Abe Lincoln has been seen by...

How to Experience Spiritual Renewal in Your Day to Day Life

How to Experience Spiritual Renewal in Our Day to Day LifeTrue seekers, my parents were constantly questioning how and where they could feel closer to God. As dysfunctional as my family was, my parents understood that spiritual nourishment was as essential to their individual and family’s well-being and health as good nutrition and exercise. In fact, sometimes their focus...

How to Give and Receive Pure Unconditional Love

How to Give and Receive Pure Unconditional LovePure love is totally undemanding and accepting. It extends its energy to everything but you only feel it when you are in the moment. Whenever you give or receive pure love the angels step in and pour their light through you.

Being Is Enough: Approaching a Loved One's Moment of Death

Being Is Enough: Approaching a Loved One's Moment of DeathSome births happen with just a few easy pushes while others are a long, drawn out, Herculean task. The moment of death, too, is unique and can happen with gentle ease or struggle and effort. It deserves the same honor we reserve for the moment of birth whether it was a peaceful experience or a conflicted one.

Passion and Prayer: Wherever There Is Aliveness, There Is God

Passion & Prayer: Wherever There Is Aliveness, There Is GodVeronica declares, "I confess... I confess that I find more ecstasy in passion than in prayer. Such passion is prayer." For those of us who have been taught that prayer or spirituality requires denying our passion, Veronica’s statement may come as a shock. But, as Phillip Brooks noted...

Is There a "Right" Religion? or Is There a Right Way to Behave?

Is There a "Right" Religion? or Is There a Right Way to Behave?The God I believe in may not be the same God you believe in. And the person standing next to you may not believe in God at all. So, shall we divide ourselves and throw stones? For thousands of years the answer seems to have been Yes...

The Greatest Calling: Serving and Making a Difference

The Greatest CallingThe true secret of a great life, as I see it, is making a difference for others. All else is empty. When we’re empowering others through our sharing, that’s when we get what we really, really want. If we love something that’s bigger than we are, we’re in service...

By Any Other Name: Some Thoughts on the Universe, God, and Meaning

By Any Other Name: Some Thoughts on the Universe, God, and MeaningI am in awe of my mother’s faith in God. Despite the circumstances that life has inflicted upon her, she has remained committed to her Christian belief. I’m also in awe of the fervent faith that I’ve seen in friends of mine who are Buddhist, Muslim, or even those who choose to not give the divinity a name per se.

Meditation: Your Travel Partner for Life

Meditation: Your Travel Partner for LifeMeditation is an essential travel partner on your journey of personal transformation. Meditation connects you with your soul, and this connection gives you access to your intuition, your heartfelt desires, your integrity, and the inspiration to...

Do No Evil: The Importance of Forgiveness

Do No Evil: The Importance of ForgivenessAs the Lord’s Prayer indicates, forgiveness plays a part in settling spiritual debts, and in helping to prevent new ones from being established. Forgiveness provides great protection for the self, as well as helping others. It ends vicious cycles of action and reaction.

Spiritual Care At The End Of Life Can Add Purpose And Help Maintain Identity

 People nearing the end of their life often express fear of dying alone. Gerard Moonen/Unsplash, CC BYIn nursing homes, older people are increasingly frail and being admitted to care later than they used to be. More than half of residents suffer from depression, yet psychiatrists and psychologists aren’t easily accessible, and pastoral or spiritual care is only available in a subset of homes.

Making Your Life A Meditation: Is Your Heart Chakra Open or Closed?

Making Life a Meditation: Is Your Heart Chakra Open or Closed?Clearing and opening the heart chakra releases emotional blocks and attachments. When this chakra is not clear, you may experience great ups and downs in your feelings and be subject to emotional drama. You may also be jealous, clingy, and demanding in your relationships...

Suicide and the Afterlife According to Janelle

Suicide and the Afterlife According to JanelleJanelle and I first ‘met’ in 2010 when a member of her family came to me for a reading. After this particular reading I overflowed with compassion, feeling the pain of those who believe they have lost their loved ones forever.

Was Jesus Really Nailed To The Cross?

Peter Gertner Crucifixion WaltersJesus’s crucifixion is probably one of the most familiar images to emerge from Christianity. But what was crucifixion? And why was Jesus killed that way?

Plugging Into Your True Power Through Silence

Plugging Into Your True Power Through SilenceSilence is often the doorway to an ever deepening understanding of this thing called Life and our own true power. Silence is a wonderful place where wonderful things happen... Silence is food for the soul, a gift from the Great Universal Intelligence.

I Think, Therefore I Am ... So What Are You Thinking?

I Think, Therefore I Am ... So What Are You Thinking?In the 17th century, the French philosopher René Descartes came up with the "explanation for it all": I think, therefore I am. This statement was the source of debates in philosophy classes. It was the existential "which came first" dilemma: the chicken or the egg?

How Spirituality Can Help Us Cope With The Trials Of Aging

How Spirituality Can Help Us Cope With The Trials Of AgingOld age is a time of many challenges. Retirement brings opportunities, but for many people it also results in loss of role and income. Loved ones may die, leading to the need to grieve and reconstruct life, sometimes without a partner of many years. In advanced old age, physical and mental frailty may lead to further loss of role and greater dependence on others.

Redefining Self, Redefining Food: Vegetarianism and Yoga

Redefining Self, Redefining Food: Vegetarianism and YogaA friend of mine--a much-loved teacher of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion--told me about the day he became vegetarian. Becoming vegetarian had less to do with health than realizing consciousness is active in all creatures big and small.

Facing The Darkness and Grief Of A Loved One's Death By Suicide

Facing The Darkness and Grief Of A Loved One's Death By SuicideIn this excerpt from the beginning of her book, author Steffany Barton explains her perspective on suicide, one that she has come to since a dear friend of hers took his life. Steffany’s search for answers and understanding has been a long often painful but ultimately rewarding journey.

Spirits and Faith: Following Your Calling

Spirits and Faith: Following Your CallingI try not to mention anything about my work as a medium when I’m around my grandma, since she disapproves of it, but I felt such a strong presence from a spirit one day several years ago when she and I were at home that I couldn’t help asking her about him.

Why We Sometimes Root For Characters Who Do Bad Deeds

Why We Sometimes Root For Characters Who Do Bad Deeds"If you had a really bad day and did something you weren't proud of, you could go home and turn on a show that features moral ambiguity and bad characters—and feel significantly better about yourself," says Mina Tsay-Vogel. A viewer could watch Dexter, for example, and think, "At least I'm not as bad as Dexter."

Did Ancient Priests In Peru Invent Authority?

ancient authorties 4 30"More than 5,000 and certainly 10,000 years ago, nowhere in the world was anyone living under a concerted authority," says John Rick. "Today we expect that. It is the essence of our organization. 'Take me to your leader. Who's in charge here?' So where did that come from?"

Going From Ignorance to Wisdom Through Mindfulness

Pursuit of Wisdom Through MindfulnessThe practice of mindfulness entails a careful examination and surgical dissection of what is being presented by reality from what is being projected by us. When we are simply imagining something and we attend with a quiet mind, our projections tend to vanish like mist under a hot sun. On the other hand...

Integrating Spiritual Practice In Daily Life

Integrating Spiritual Practice In Daily LifeHow do we integrate our spiritual practice into our daily life and professional work? How do we really bring it alive in the world, make it acceptable to our friends, co-workers, and clients? How do we celebrate our interconnectedness in our work and in our relationships in the world?

A Final Wish: My Mother and Robin Sharma

A Final Wish: My Mother and Robin SharmaI have never liked hospitals but suddenly I began to appreciate the safety and stability it brought my family and I. Room 305 carried a special meaning for me, one of courage, hope, power and strength.

Practicing Mindfulness and Kindness

Practicing Mindfulness and KindnessLiving amid the busyness of our high-tech and low-touch society takes us away from fully experiencing our day-to-day lives. We often live on autopilot, doing without experiencing. We can be quick to judge, react, resist, run away, or retreat when things don’t...

Meet These Jeans Wearing, Nature Loving Nuns

Nature nuns 4 12“The easiest way for me to find God is in nature,” Sister Ceciliana Skees explains. Born Ruth Skees, she grew up in Hardin County, Kentucky, during the 1930s. It’s a rural place of soft green hills, where her father farmed his entire life.

When Keeping a Quiet Mind is Inappropriate

When Keeping a Perfectly Quiet Mind is InappropriateHaving a quiet mind is lovely, and there are some simple man­ual tasks that you can do with a quiet mind: washing dishes, rak­ing leaves, sweeping floors. But there are other tasks that are a bit more complex, where keeping a perfectly quiet mind may be inappropriate or even unsafe.

Why Science And Religion Aren't As Opposed As You Might Think

You don’t have to believe in this to be religious Michael Rivera/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDThe debate about science and religion is usually viewed as a competition between worldviews. Differing opinions on whether the two subjects can comfortably co-exist – even among scientists – are pitted against each other in a battle for supremacy.

The Very Strange History Of The Easter Bunny

The Very Strange History Of The Easter BunnyWhile you’re biting the heads off your chocolate bunnies this weekend, you might wonder how cartoon rabbits became so central to our Easter celebrations. It’s tempting to assume that because there’s no biblical basis for the Easter Bunny, rabbits and hares have no religious significance – but that’s just not the case.

Why Judas Was Actually More Of A Saint, Than A Sinner

Detail Da Vinci’s The Last Supper by Giacomo Raffaelli. Judas seated second right. Alberto Fernandez Fernandez [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY

Easter’s almost here, the time when Christian communities reflect on the death of Jesus and celebrate his resurrection. It’s also a time when the biblical character Judas Iscariot is remembered for his betrayal of Jesus. In many Orthodox and Catholic countries an effigy of Judas is burned as part of the Easter rituals, a custom continued in areas of Liverpool in the UK until as late as the mid-20th century.

The Afterlife: We Never Have to Say Goodbye

The Afterlife: We Never Have to Say GoodbyeToo many people go through life afraid of death, either the event itself, or facing the prospect of the unknown. My interest and research into the areas of past lives, life after death and reincarnation has totally influenced my personal views of death, and indeed of life as well.

Letting Go: Awakening to Our True Nature

Letting Go: Awakening to Our True NatureMost of the time whatever we are experiencing is merely a mental habit. Fear is a mental habit, so is hatred, and so is this ongoing sense of dissatisfaction. We are dissatisfied with the way we look, dissatisfied with others, and so forth...

Loss Is A Wound and Its Healing Requires Courage

Loss Is A Wound: Healing Requires CourageLoss is a wound that creates a sea change in the way we see and experience our lives. It can’t be healed in our emotional body by applying a poultice of science, religion, or any other measurement. Grief is as individual as our face or our fingerprints.

The Search for Peace to End Our Personal Distress

The Search for Peace to End Our Personal DistressEveryone wants to feel peaceful, don’t they? People go out of their way to avoid stressful situations, or to bring about their dreams, in the hope of finding peace. Would it surprise you if I told you that feeling peaceful has nothing to do with your current personal situation?

Nine Steps to Spiritual Health

Nine Steps to Spiritual HealthAlong with working through my emotional baggage and caring for my physical wellbeing I began looking into what I needed to do for my spiritual health. Following are a few of the steps I took.

Asking our Higher Power for Help in All Situations

Asking our Higher Power for Help in All SituationsThe first three steps of the twelve step program for recovery from addiction have to do with asking for help, knowing that we are powerless without help from a higher power, and trusting that this higher power can restore our lives greater than we could even imagine. I have seen these twelve steps work miracles...

Five Tips for Maintaining Mindfulness of Life

Five Tips for Maintaining Mindfulness of LifeA good way of integrating mindfulness into daily life is to practice while engaging in activities you might usually plow through on auto-pilot.  You might find that paying attention to these everyday activities can radically...

How We Can Restore The World To Wholeness

How You and I Can Restore The World To WholenessIt is said that every tiny bit of restoration of wholeness within ourselves directly contributes to the restoration and awakening of all beings and of the whole world. The impulse of every movement toward healing, every moment of mind­fulness, every act of kindness we generate within ourselves, is directly shared or transmitted...

Mini-Meditation for Daily Life - Wherever You Are

Mini-Meditation for Daily Life - Wherever You AreMindfulness meditation can be practiced at your desk, on a train or bus, or in a supermarket line... You can also use it when you’re faced with a particularly challenging situation, those times when we’re more likely to fall back onto automatic pilot...

The Raging War Within: Lower Self vs. Higher Self

The Raging War Within: Lower Self vs. Higher Self

The battle between the Lower Self and the Higher Self is an internal battle, fought every day in the minds and hearts of all men and women. The challenges that these internal battles create in our lives exist regardless of our beliefs, religion, culture, or race...

Making a Habit of Mindfulness, One Minute At A Time

Making a Habit of Mindfulness, One Minute At A TimeMaking mindfulness a habit seems paradoxical: habits are things that we do automatically and with little attention, whereas mindfulness is about paying attention to the present moment. Yet we can develop a habit of paying attention to the present.

Stop Bargaining for Your Life

Stop Bargaining for Your LifeMost of us have been taught to bargain with life, instead of taking the direct route to receiving our own souls and the abundance that can be found there. Bargains always include an IF and a THEN. The following are just a very few of the bargains we make with life that keep us stuck...

Monitoring Those Voices in Your Head... And Making Choices

Monitoring Those Voices in Your Head... And Making ChoicesI house two voices in my mind. Of course you have them, too. Our access to either voice is always just a decision away. My introduction to the existence of these two voices, the one that is soft and kind and loving and helpful and the one that is abusive and controlling and angry...

Recognizing Yourself As A Mystic: Remembering and Understanding

Recognizing Yourself As A Mystic: Remembering and UnderstandingI’m convinced every person on this earth is a mystic. I’m also convinced almost every person on this earth has forgotten all about this. A mystical experience is more about remembering and understanding. The mystical experience profoundly propels you to not only transform ingrained beliefs about limitations, but also remember intrinsic wholeness...

Learning to Trust Your Intuition Through Meditation

Learning to Trust Your Intuition Through MeditationLearning to trust your intuition takes time. The only way to accomplish this is through meditation — by silencing the mind and listening inward. If you have meditated before, especially on a regular basis, you know how much the practice can improve your mental fortitude. As a medium, I recognize that it is absolutely critical for me to have a clear and open mind...

Are Beliefs About God The Answer To Religious Conflict?

Are Beliefs About God The Answer To Religious Conflict?Interviews with Palestinian youth suggest that differing religious beliefs don’t always incite aggression. In fact, the findings raise the possibility that beliefs about God can mitigate bias against other groups and reduce barriers to peace.

How Do We Know When the Right Answers Come?

How Do We Know When the Right Answers Come?Material answers may come, often unexpectedly, in offers of supply or immediate practical help. But what about answers, like I needed now, for the next actions or decisions? I have found that these come inside, especially when we open our mouths—that is, our consciousness—and just ask.

Taking Refuge: Receiving and Radiating Spiritual Strength

image cropped from: flickr.com/photos/maiabee/2441672616Bombarded by the intensity and complexity of our life, it is easy to feel overwhelmed: “How can I possibly manage this situation?” We all need help, guidance, and inspiration to find our way and to stay the course at times when we may become distracted or dis­heartened.

Why So Many People Find Meaning In Star Wars

Why So Many People Find Meaning In Star WarsAfter witnessing the overwhelming popularity of Star Wars, director Francis Ford Coppola told George Lucas he should start his own religion. Lucas laughed him off, but Coppola may have been onto something.

Creating a Place of Solitude & Refuge In Your Home

Creating a Place of Solitude & Refuge In Your HomeAny place we live must accommodate a number of activities: socializing, sleeping, cooking, eating, bathing, relaxing. But what about quiet alone-time? Renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell insisted we all need a place to "simply experience and bring forth what [we] are and what [we] might be."

Five Surprising Findings About Death And Dying

Five Surprising Findings About Death And DyingIn this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes, as Benjamin Franklin famously wrote. Few of us find taxes exciting, but death – even just thinking about it – affects us profoundly in many different ways. This is why researchers across so many different fields study it from their perspectives.

Free Yourself From Your Mental and Emotional Nets

Free Yourself From Your Mental and Emotional NetsDecember marks the beginning of whale season in Hawaii. Around this time majestic humpback whales appear in Hawaiian waters, having traversed 3,000 miles of deep blue sea from offshore Alaska. The whales stay through the winter, mating and bearing their young. To watch them cavort is a spectacle for the senses and the heart.

Embrace the Astounding Strength of Kindness

Embrace the Astounding Strength of KindnessThe impact we can have on the world we share, if we choose to be kind in every circumstance or even in an occasional situation, simply can’t be overestimated. The shift in how life would feel to everyone is truly beyond description. This may seem far-fetched, but...

Living the Path of Enlightenment, Day by Day

Living the Path of Enlightenment Day by DayGreat prophets, gurus, spiritual leaders, and teachers across the world encourage us to search for the Great Light and find this mysterious thing they call "enlightenment". Many people begin their spiritual quest with one major mission: to become enlightened. But what is enlightenment and how can we truly reach it?

You Don't Have to Find Your Path, You're Already On It

You Don't Have to Find Your Path, You're Already On ItYou stumble along thinking you don't know the way, and then one day you realize you're in the middle of it. I'd always thought that a path was a means to an end. A course of study, a tour of duty. The distance from A to B. The anguished span between wanting and having. The truth is...

The Power of Meditation and Meditative Prayer

The Power of Meditation and PrayerMeditation is receiving from God. Prayer is petitioning God — it is a giving out. Meditative prayers are a type of supplication to the divine. In this type of meditation, you are making a specific request to the Higher and then receiving the blessing that the divine wishes to give you.

Are You Waiting by the Pool of Bethesda?

 Are You Waiting by the Pool of Bethesda?Do we want to get well — give up our complaining and blaming, our image of a sick self, to do what we protest we can’t? Or do we love our deprivation and misery? Do we keep repeating that the world is against us, that others have all the luck? Does our poor-me status make us feel special?

Fire the Old God and Set Yourself Free

Fire the Old GodI created an exercise many years ago where I ask people to write a termination letter informing the old God he is no longer needed. He has served his time, but the job is over. This can be a fun exercise as well as deeply meaningful and transformational.

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