If You Pause and Reflect, Are You A Modern Mystic?

Are You a Modern Mystic?Most people today cannot relate to mysticism at all, not even when it is described as an inner spiritual instinct. For this reason, I prefer to call those who do pause and reflect, listen, and connect spiritually (and keep as their main focus at all times that special inner Divinity innate to us all) modern mystics.

The Five Hindrances: The Thieves of Your Spiritual Growth

The Five Hindrances: The Thieves of Your Spiritual GrowthLet's look at some of the obstacles to our spiritual growth. Let me ask you this: have you ever been stuck in traffic and thought to yourself, “If it weren't for all these other cars on the road, I would get to work (or home) much faster”? Well, spiritual development is similar to that.

Where Are Your Answers? Listen to Your Heart

Where Are Your Answers? Listen to Your HeartWhen I was little, my mother used to ask me if I would jump out the window just because my friends were doing it. The question made me mad, but she was trying to teach me an important lesson about life. Learn to think for yourself and listen to your heart, or you're likely to get into trouble.

Learning How To Talk About End-of-Life Care

Learning How To Talk About End-of-Life CareMerely filling out the form is not enough. The patient’s wishes can be truly honored only if the patient and family understand the options, have the opportunity to pose questions, and trust that their wishes will be followed. In other words, POST achieves its purpose only if it is based on open and trusting relationship...

Gaining Clarity by Receiving & Interpreting Guidance

Gaining Clarity by Receiving & Interpreting GuidanceThe mind is one of your most powerful tools when it clearly receives and interprets the guidance coming from your innermost self. If you want clarity, ask your soul to give it to you. Your soul has the answers, as well as a connection to the flows of...

Raising Our Vibration & Learning to See the Unseen

Learning to See the Unseen on the Other SideMany physicists believe numerous universes exist right alongside ours, and parallel universes are lighter and vibrate faster. People preparing to physically die begin to shake off the anchors binding them to their earthly bodies. With this release, spiritual vibration begins to increase...

Imagination and Morphing as Tools of Perception and Cure

Imagination and Morphing as Tools of Perception and CureThe subconscious is powerful but—by definition—not conscious. It has its routines, and it continues with them until something calls forth other reactions. That “something” can be an emergency of some sort, but it can also be us.

Quiet Time Programs in Schools: Less Stress, Higher Grades

Quiet Time Programs in Schools: Less Stress, Higher GradesQuiet Time Programs have clearly succeeded in inner-city schools and “the most noticeable benefits from TM are that the kids are more eager to learn". I suggest that we consider expanding their reach to more affluent communities. These programs would de-stress our school children and....

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.

How to Change with Joy and with Ease

How to Change with Joy and with Ease

All the theory in the world is useless unless we know how to apply it and make a change. Sometimes when we try to release a pattern, the whole situation seems to get worse for a while. This is not a bad thing. It is a sign that the situation is beginning to move. Our affirmations are working, and we need to keep going.

Spirit Guides: One Size Does Not Fit All

Spirit Guides: One Size Does Not Fit All

If you've lost loved ones, chances are that those people have spent time with you after they've crossed over. They may even be with you on a regular basis. After all, in addition to angels, archangels, and ascended masters, we also have deceased loved ones with us to help and assist.

Bridging East & West Religions and Beliefs

Bridging East & West Religions and Beliefs

All religion, whether Western or Eastern, forms a bridge between the absolute and the relative, between the apparently real, and the truly real, between what we perceive as secular and what we know as holy. Most Western traditions, such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, see the absolute as transcendent, beyond, and other. Most Eastern traditions, on the other hand, envision it as immanent, within, and...

Compassion for a Suffering Person

Compassion for a Suffering Person

The meditation for the cultivation of compassion: begin by bringing to mind a person you know who is suffering adversity, whether physically or mentally. Bring this person to mind as vividly as possible, and picture the whole situation. Let a yearning arise for this person to be free of suffering and the...

The New Spirituality: Ecstasy, Responsibility & Love

The New Spirituality: Ecstasy, Responsibility & Love

The primary spiritual challenge is not just to love but to allow love to be the foundation of our lives: the ground of our being, the place of forgiveness and gratitude, delight and awe, and ceaseless source of hope. Here’s what we know...

Dirt As A Spiritual Path: Finding Your Inner Compass

Dirt As A Spiritual Path: Finding Your Inner Compass

Once upon a time there was a Lodgekeeper who managed a mountain resort. Many people visited the area to hike and enjoy the natural splendor of the mountain. One day, a guest checked in and after getting settled, he told the Lodgekeeper he was going out hiking. The Lodgekeeper advised him to...

Death and Families: When Normal Grief Can Last A Lifetime

Death and Families: When Normal Grief Can Last A Lifetime

When I was three years old my brother was born. He had a heart condition, and after being in and out of hospital for the whole of his little life, he died when I was five. The time after he was gone was a long and empty period of terrible loneliness and the hollow aching of grief.

Meditation is Easy, Anyone Can Do It!

Meditation is Easy, Anyone Can Do It!

As a society, we've made meditation into something mysterious and difficult to achieve, yet everyone can meditate now; it's easy. All we have to do is to sit or lie down quietly, close our eyes, and take a few deep breaths...

Awareness & Heart-Centered Consciousness Usher in a Golden Age

Awareness & Heart-Centered Consciousness Ushers in A New Golden Age

Awareness calls us far beyond the tangled web of the current geopo­litical, social and financial vicissitudes, as we create a new paradigm by restoring heaven on earth. This means we move to new light as quickly as we move from the deepest slumber to the world of waking by dawn arising.

Delving Into The Mental Plane for Clarity and Knowing

Diving Into The Mental Plane for Clarity and KnowingWe need the mental plane, and it can be our greatest ally; but it can be our biggest enemy. The mental plane has the capacity to take us to the past. It can also take us to the future, but the mind needs to be trained or it will...

Healing Beyond Loss: It's Never Too Late

Healing Beyond Loss: It's Never Too Late

We so often get in the way of grief; we try to suppress, truncate, postpone, or ignore it. We are afraid of being overwhelmed, of becoming nonfunctional: "If I start crying, I'll never stop:" But grief is more powerful than our resistance. In grief, it is natural to feel...

Preparing for the Coming Changed Times: Being a Love Activist

Preparing for the Coming Changed Times: Being a Love Activist

by Cassendre Xavier. In the times we are now living, there are many cataclysmic changes in the earth and our atmosphere. There is a general consensus that the world is deeply troubled, and among some select “believers” that the end is near. Being calm, loving, peaceful, and positive can help us and even reverse some of the...

What I Learned About Living From Dying of Cancer

What I Learned About Living From Dying of Cancer

Many more patients are now living for years with the diagnosis of terminal illness. The author describes her journey to what she calls "livingly dying" - facing her death by living in the moment with grace and mindfulness.

The Entirety of Our Life is a Series of Moments

The Entirety of Our Life is a Series of MomentsWhile we live, we’re doing something in every moment. That doing may be sleeping and dreaming, or laughing or playing, or sitting very still in meditation, or writing or stretching. Life consists of action (or stillness) moment to moment. So even if...

Is It Fair To Blame The West For Trouble In The Middle East?

Is It Fair To Blame The West For Trouble In The Middle East?

For at least a decade, attempts to understand why some young Muslims living in Western countries turn to violence in the name of religion have raised questions about Western foreign policy in the Middle East.

The Counselor Within: The Wisest Counselor Always There For You

The Counselor Within: The Wisest Counselor Always There For You

by Robert Landau. "I am here for you. Remember, I love you always." Jackie awoke from her dream with a start. However, she could only manage to recall the last few sentences of his long message to her, but how powerful that voice felt! She wrote down as much as she could recall...

Is Synchronicity A Freakish Event or A Purposeful Coincidence?

Is Synchronicity A Freakish Event or A Purposeful Coincidence?

Material scientists have no place in their theories for telepathy because in their worldview the minds of two people cannot talk to each other. Events such as the following, recounted in Phantasms of the Living, cannot occur in material science’s world...

The Truth About Whether Islam Is A Religion of Violence or Peace

The Truth About Whether Islam Is A Religion of Violence or Peace

The Qur’an contains injunctions that call both for peace and for violence. The problem is not that they are there; the difficulty is that non-violent and militant Muslims appear equally justified. For some, the peace of God is...

Acts of God: Are They Bad or Good?

Acts of God: Are They Bad or Good?If you read the small print on contracts, no one is liable for "Acts of God" -- disasters beyond human control, like storms, floods, lightning. I find it fascinating that in such contracts God takes the rap for everything that goes wrong, and rarely receives credit for the...

Our Role in the Plan: Birthing a New Civilization

Our Role in the Plan: Birthing a New Civilization

You are blessed to be on Earth at this time, preparing for the new Golden Age. You are asked to make the most of this God-given chance. In order to be prepared you are expected to clear yourself of all fear and negativity and replace it with love, peace, joy and abundance...

Granny: My First Spiritual Teacher and Role Model

Granny: My First Spiritual Teacher and Role Model

by John Selby. I often talk about my grandfather as my first spiritual teacher, and about the Indian master Krishnamurti, who lived half-time in my hometown. But probably the deepest influence on my life was my grandmother, known to me as Granny. This quiet woman touched my heart very early at levels much deeper than words can communicate...

Is There Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience?

After a Near-Death Experience: Does God Exist?Easily 90 to 95 percent of near-death experiencers return absolutely convinced that God exists. Whether atheist, agnostic, purveyor of fairy tales, or avid worshipper, watch the experiencer’s face change when someone mentions God . . . a special calmness spreads, a kind of “glow,” as if to affirm all is well.

What Is Spiritual? Seeking Spirituality Beyond Perfection

What Is Spiritual? Seeking Spirituality With BuddhismWhen we are faced with a variety of spiritual teachings and practices, we must keep a genuine sense of inquiry. What is the effect of these teachings and practices on myself and others? In his last words, the Buddha said we must be a lamp unto ourselves.

Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church All Under the Same Roof

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In 2009, archaeologists working in the heart of Berlin excavated the foundations of what is thought to be one of the city's first churches, St. Peter's Church, built in the early 12th century, in what is now the Petriplatz area. The church was destroyed during WW II and in its aftermath. The site is now little more than a wasteland—but that is set to change...

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 meditate will invariably help your well-being. One of the best answers is that you will feel the benefits almost immediately, which is definitely one of the greatest...

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

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

The central Islamic affirmation is la ilaha illa'llah, signifying: "There is nothing worthy of worship other than the ultimate Source of the universe..." According to the mystical tradition of Islam, this affirmation implies that... every being is a ray of light and power from the ever-present Source.

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

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 students and their loved ones. One woman asked the group to pray for the continued health of her sister, whose cancer was in remission. At that time...

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. “More and more people report using meditation practices for stress reduction, but we know very little about how much you need to do for stress reduction and health benefits..."

Coping with Loss: The Many Faces of Grief

Coping with Loss: The Many Faces of Grief

We all deal with grief in our own way. Many turn to addictions like shopping, gambling, hoarding, alcohol, drugs, eating, and even bingo. Many people I know who had been smoke-free for years started smoking again when they lost a loved one. We try to find ways to dull the pain, but they are all just temporary fixes, if even that...

Being Angels to One Another and Making Love Multiply

Being Angels to One Another and Making Love Multiply

Making a loaf of Sabbath bread on Friday morning was my grandmother's favorite teaching tool. As she kneaded the dough, she said, "This is what the world does to you sometimes. It stretches you, and pushes you around, and..."

The Indians' Personal Relationship to the Earth and to Life

The Indians' Personal Relationship to the Earth and to Life

The Indians’ relationship to the Earth, the winds, and the animals is intimate and intensely personal, closely related to their sacred beliefs. This relationship arises out of their environment, the hills and trees around them, the prairie or desert upon which they walk. It arises out of their nature-related...

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

The vehicle that enables us to live as who we are—that is, as individual personalities in finite bodies who are simultaneously manifestations of Spirit beyond life and death—is the human ego. While problematic in its unhealed state, the ego in its healed state is the best vehicle we have for bringing us to the gate of enlightenment.

You Are Enlightened and Master of Your Choices

You Are Already Enlightened and the Master of Your Own Choices

Someone asked me in a recent lecture, his face hard set with doubt, 'Are you really enlightened?' He pressed on, again with an expression of someone reluctantly mining for the truth: 'What was it that you were enlightened to?' Laughing, I answered him, 'I was enlightened to the fact that there is nothing to be enlightened about.'

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 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...

Opening Up to a Sense of Connection and Love using Sacred Attention

Opening Up to a Sense of Connection & Love using Sacred Attention

Attention, as with awareness, can be understood as a relationship. It is the relationship between the one who is aware, or the "awarer" (whom we know as "me" or "I"), and the object of awareness. When it comes to the quality of our attention, we are like a child who, when he or she initially picks up a hammer, just smashes away at the nail without having yet understood that...

Attaining Happiness Through Buddhist Teachings

Desiring 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' books might appear, human beings are still largely beset by the same problems as their ancestors. The poor seek wealth, the sick yearn to be healthy, those suffering from domestic strife...

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

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

The day before Billy died, a bitterly cold January morning, I ventured into the raw air. I never ask God for favors, but that morning I looked up at the silvery sky, raised my arms, and imagined pushing Billy into the hands of the great Divine. “Take care of him for me,” I whispered. Hours later, Billy was dead.

Looking for Deeply Refreshing Sleep? Try Talking in Tongues

Looking for Deeply Refreshing Sleep? Try this Talking in Tongues Meditation

Very few people are sleeping well, so when you have not slept well in the night you are a little tired during the day. If that is the case, then do something with your sleep. It should be made deeper. You can sleep for eight hours, and if it is not deep you will feel hungry for sleep, starved...

Ancient Stories and the Geological Events That May Have Inspired Them

Ten 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 people have handed down through the ages. But a few have roots in real geological events of the past, providing warning of potential dangers and speaking to the awe we hold for the might of the planet.

Befriending Our Emotions

Befriending Our Emotions, article by author Brandon Bays

by Brandon Bays. We usually have a love-hate relationship with emotions. When we aren't subduing our difficult emotions, we love to feel them and explore their meaning. We hold onto them, recall them, even obsess about who's to blame for them, gossip to our friends about how bad they are...

Deep Abiding Truth: Everything I Call "Mine" is Fleeting

Deep Abiding Truth: Anything We Call "Mine" is Fleeting

This truth is of an order beyond all that appears so solid and real in our world. It throws everything into sharp relief as it reflects back to us the fleeting nature of anything which we dare to call ‘mine’. For there is no possession, no ownership, in this place of truth...

What Happens After We Die?

What Do I Think Happens After We Die?

What do I think happens after we die? I think about this question every day as an exercise of the imagination, and I frequently change my mind about it. Death is something that many people try to avoid thinking about, but I haven’t been able to stop wondering about it since I was a child...

Altruism vs Compassion: From Separation to Oneness

Altruism vs Compassion: From Separation to Oneness

by Matthew Fox. Compassion is the way we treat all there is in life -- ourselves, our bodies, our imaginations and dreams, our neighbors, our enemies, our air, our water, our earth, our animals, our death, our space, and our time. Compassion is treating all creation as holy and as divine... which is...

The Problem of “God”: Transcendent, Personal, Impersonal, Imminent?

The Problem of “God”: Personal, Impersonal, Transcendent, Imminent?

It would be frankly absurd to imagine that the forthcoming New Age is suddenly going to see the end of all devotion to a Deity. The vast majority of the world’s population will seek a continuing focus for their religious observances, certainly still orientated toward a “personal” God...

Humility and Service as a Way of Life

Humility and Service as a Way of Life

by Tolly Burkan. Generally speaking, humility is a virtue. Foolish pride and ego glorification are pretty much universally recognized as the opposite of spirituality. An effective way to cultivate your spirituality and lessen your ego is to put yourself into the service of another...

Choices & Non Interference: Practicing Patience & Respect

Choices & Non Interference: Practicing Patience & Respect

by J.T. Garrett and Michael Garrett. The highest form of respect for another person is respecting his or her natural right to be self-determining. This means not interfering with another person's ability to choose. Every experience holds a valuable lesson. Noninterference means caring in a respectful way. And it is the way of 'right relationship.'

Dreamtime Premonitions & Visitations from the Afterlife

Dreamtime Premonitions & Visitations from the Afterlife

Departing visions occur every day, all around the world, and modern-day researchers are beginning to take such reports more seriously. One area of the departing vision experience in need of more research involves the dreamtime encounter...

A Miracle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

A Miracle A Day Keeps the Doctor AwaySometimes God comes along and gives us a real jolt.  And once in a while those "jolts" come in the form of experiences that could only be explained as . . . well, as inexplicable. When this occurs we are left to ponder, what has happened here? What's going on? ...

Visualization to Connect with Spirit Guides

Visualization to Connect with Spirit GuidesA guide seeks to help you fulfill your life’s purpose, thus allowing you to make a real and positive contribution to the quality of life of the people you meet, and to our planet’s evolution as well. Whoever the guide is, and from whatever background...

When Illness or Injury Can’t Be Fixed — and Dying Is Okay

When Illness or Injury Can’t Be Fixed — and Dying Is Okay by Meg Blackburn Losey, PhD.

Sometimes there are circumstances that we aren’t meant to change or heal. Sometimes it is time for a soul to move on in its journey. Life is like that. We have, throughout our lives, windows of opportunity through which we can transition right on out of our earthly lives. Dying is part of living, and it is...

Embracing the New & Releasing the Old, Easily

Embracing the New & Releasing the Old, Easily

by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer. A meditation by Orin & DaBen focusing on letting go of what no longer serves us and embracing the new in order to create the life we really desire.

Light and Darkness: Two Separate Forces or One?

Light and Darkness: Two Separate Forces or One?

by Gregg Braden. Without a doubt, we do live in a world of opposites. In theology, these opposites take on names and appearances that translate into the forces of light and dark, good and evil. While I'm not denying their existence, I am describing how it's possible to change what they mean in our lives and redefine...

Pearls of Religious Wisdom from Eight Different Paths

Pearls of Religious Wisdom from Eight Different Paths

by Sarah Stillman. Some grow up against a backdrop of strong pious traditions, while others are born into families in which both parents belong to different denominations, or no denomination at all. Most of us tend to adhere to the religion of our parents, but some choose to venture on their own spiritual paths...

Better Health Through Meditation

Better Health Through Meditation

by Eric Harrison. Don't be surprised if your doctor says to you, "Have you considered meditation?" He's not some alternative quack. The doctors are on firm ground when they recommend meditation. They are backed up by hundreds, perhaps thousands, of scientific studies going back decades.

The Path to Oneness: A Roller Coaster Ride to Realization

The Path to Oneness is a Roller Coaster Ride

Despite what some may say, and certain texts may set forth as gospel, I can attest to the fact that the sacred journey to Oneness is not all a bed of roses. The peaks and valleys of the roller coaster ride to Realization continued to swerve and dip, even as...

Let Them Talk: Getting Death Out In The Open and Celebrating Life

Getting Death Out In The Open and Celebrating Life: Let Them Talk

Death is often the elephant in the room that everyone pretends isn’t there. This must change, because what ends up happening is that the person who’s dying feels very alone in this important time of their life, unable to communicate to their loved ones about what they’re...

The New Year: The Seeds of Birth and Rebirth?

The New Year: The Seeds of Birth and Rebirth?

If other species are aware of seasons of the year and hours of the day, they don’t make a big deal about it. We humans, on the other hand, have arranged our lives around the calendar and the clock, all culminating at midnight, December 31, when one year ends and a new year begins...

The Greatest Christmas Gift

The Greatest Christmas Gift

by Bobbie Christmas. One of my most cherished Christmas memories involves a Christmas when the only gifts I received came without gift-wrap. The socks hung exactly as we had left them, lifeless and flat. "There's nothing there," I sobbed...

Chakra Meditations for Energy, Maintenance, and Healing

The Chakra Meditations for  Energy, Maintenance, and Healing

Similar to getting an oil change every 3,000 miles, you benefit from doing some sort of Chakra Meditation regularly. Just as you wash your car when it is dirty, you can use a Chakra Meditation to clean up whenever you are not feeling your best...

Becoming Consciously Self-Realized Beings

Becoming Consciously Self-Realized Beings

With their light in my consciousness, with instruction from my Angelic guides, a great desire has opened within my heart and soul to write about the Angels of Atlantis, so as to assist with your transformation during this current period of vast planetary and personal change — to create a bridge between...

What To Do If You Have Made Afterlife Contact

What to Do if You Have Made Afterlife Contact

If you’ve had a quick peek at the next dimension or been visited by your deceased loved ones you might be asking, “How do I integrate these afterlife encounters into my daily living?” Such experiences can rock us to our core, challenging everything we...

There Is No End to Your Life: There Is No Death

There Is No End to Your Life: There Is No Death

We need no external demonstration to prove to us that those that have gone before are still alive; we now know that no soul can possibly cease to exist, and we spiritually discern the immortal existence of...

The Future of Religion & the Current Politico-Religious Conflict

The Future of Religion and the Current Politico-Religious Conflict

The old, restricted Eastern mystic attitudes and Western religious theology, perhaps ideal for their times, are now clearly being seen as having had their day and needing to give way to a broader spiritual perspective. It is for this reason that the West, with its more enforcedly open political, legal, and commercial culture, was — despite the associated materialism — made to become...

Uplift Your Home (and Yourself) with a Space Clearing Meditation

How To Uplift Your Home (and Yourself) with a Space Clearing Meditation

I suggest clients use the Light Work - Space Clearing Meditation when there is discord in the house, yet remind them that to clear someone else’s space is unethical. This is a highly effective technique for clearing common areas if there is fighting going on in the home, you have a home office...

The Conversation: A Former Atheist Interviews the Source of Infinite Being

The Conversation: A Former Atheist Interviews the Source of Infinite Being

I met God in the basement of my house, which was a weird thing to happen to an atheist. I was a skeptic, and it would have been easy for me to conclude that this emerging “hello” from another world was just a figment of my imagination, or worse, the onset of mental illness...

Beyond Fear: Meditation to Release Fears One by One

Beyond Fear: Meditation to Release Fears One by One

by Gus Fowler. Fears are the biggest blocks that keep people from achieving the level of mastery they desire. The subconscious mind draws to us whatever we think about. Fear is a very strongly energized thought and has a lot of power to create undesirable conditions in our lives. "Like attracts like" and if you are always thinking of fearful things, the very things you fear will be attracted to you.

Waking Up From Our Daily Unreality: Ego, Religion, and Forgiveness

Waking Up From Our Daily Unreality: Ego, Religion, and Forgiveness

It seems reasonable to surmise that all forms of religion have been invented in an attempt to get back to our fundamental awareness of God, for the ego has never been entirely successful in completely driving our infinite source awareness from consciousness. The development of religion has engendered countless...

Being Present at the Moment of Death of a Loved One

Being Present at the Moment of Death of a Loved One

When I do presentations, I ask if anyone has been present at the moment of someone’s death; those who have, I ask what they experienced. Nobody felt they could put into words their emotions. Many spoke about a sense of...

A Voice from the Ashes: Billy Reaches Out From the Afterlife

A Voice from the Ashes: Billy Reaches Out From the Afterlife

Now that the weather had started to warm, I began thinking I should do something with Billy's remains. His ashes had been sitting in a rosewood box by my fireplace for almost three months. When Billy was alive, he always said he wanted to be cremated and scattered in the sea. I suddenly had the impulse to...

Acceptance of Death: Developing a Lasting Sense of Peace

Acceptance of Death: Develop a Lasting Sense of Peace

by Margaret Coberly. One important and obvious realization that can come to light when thinking about death is that death is inevitable. Through the process of further reflection, a greater awareness of death occurs and eventually a calm presence in the face of death can be developed.

Four Meditations to Activate Your Chakras & Inner Wisdom

Four Meditations to Activate Your Chakras & Inner Wisdom

To help us embrace mystifying messages that flow through our own inner wisdom and the divine mystery, the following exercises activate four of our seven chakras — the Solar Plexus, the Heart, the Throat, and the Third Eye.

Beyond Food Addictions & Bingeing: MB-EAT

Beyond Food Addictions & Bingeing: Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training

People whose “drug of choice” is food have a tendency to cope with stress by over-eating, often bingeing on foods. Unlike drugs or alcohol, it isn’t possible to steer clear of temptation — we all need to eat, several times a day...

For Times Like These: Spiritual Common Sense

For Times Like These: Spiritual Common Sense

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...

Breathing — a Powerful Focus for Meditation

Breathing —
 a Powerful Focus for Meditation

Working with the breath is the most time-honored meditation technique. Moreover, breathing meditation arises from its simplicity — the breath is always with us. When you practice breathing meditation, your mind follows your breathing. The air comes in and goes out...

The Yoda of Grief: If You Feel It, It Will Heal You

The Yoda of Grief: If You Feel It, It Will HealThe best information I've ever heard on the topic of grieving and what happens when we don't do it comes from a retired cop turned public speaker and therapist for police officers, Bobby Smith, PhD. Bobby knows more about grief than per­haps...

The Next Dalai Lama Could Be A Woman?

The Next Dalai Lama Could Be A Woman?

Traditionally, The Dalai Lamas of Tibet have been men, but when the current Dalai Lama was asked if he would be pleased if his successor was a woman, he responded "Yes" without hesitation. The successor is chosen when a child is "recognized" as...

In God's Garden: Living the Good News in a Changing Climate

In God's Garden: Living the Good News in a Changing Climate

The people of the Bible, including some of their teachers and prophets, were farmers and shepherds. This means that the God they worshiped was daily encountered as the life-giving power at work in soils, plants and animals...

Reaching the End with No Regrets

Reaching the End with No Regrets

True value is not on what you own, but on who you are. Dying people know this. Their belongings are of no consequence whatsoever at the end. What other people think of them, or what they have achieved in belongings, does not even enter their thinking at such a time. In the end...

Chakra Meditation to Increase Your Energy Flow

Chakra Meditation to Increase Your Energy Flow

The following meditation works to open the channels of the human energy system. It burns away obstructions in energy flow, providing the mind with the monumental energy needed to be fully attentive to the present moment.

Life & Death, Birth & Rebirth: The Continuum of Life

Life & Death, Birth & Rebirth: The Continuum of Life

Mortality nudges into our awareness at different points in our lives. Sometimes it strikes like a fist, and at other times it brushes alongside with the merest touch. It tapped me on the shoulder several years ago, about the time my wife and I were trying to have children.

Selfing & Unselfing: The Dance between Awareness and Unawareness

Selfing & Unselfing: The Dance between Awareness and UnawarenessSelfing, is a very accurate description of how we are creating and maintaining the shell-like falsehood of who we are. If we look into a mirror, what do we say? “Oh, I don’t like my hair.” This is selfing. Then we talk to someone: “Oh, I don’t like this person.” We are engaging in this mental compulsion, this constant selfing.

Are You An Earth Angel?

Are You An Earth Angel?

Do you feel different from other people, as if you were dropped off on this planet and wonder when someone's coming to take you home? If you have a passion and talent for healing, teaching, or helping others, yet you yourself have substance-abuse problems, weight issues, relationship challenges, and the like, then you may be an Earth Angel. If you're highly sensitive...

Can Natural Disasters Be Avoided

Can Natural Disasters Be Avoided

by John Payne. The time has come for you to realize that you are always in safety. The reason why you fear such things is that you do not yet believe that you are the creator of your own experience. As we have said many, many times before, that which you turn your attention to is that which you draw unto yourself...

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