All We Do Has a Planetary Impact: Handling the Belief of Dualism

All We Do Has a Planetary Impact: Handling the Belief of Dualism

May we realize that with every single glance we transmit a message of rejection, indifference, or love. May we have the awareness that the words we say can carry messages that communicate hope and healing rather than disinterest or negativity.

A Song Can Uplift the Heart and Soul

A Song to Uplift Heart and Soul

I have several ways that I use to clear the darkness from my mind when I find it has crept in. One is gardening, or spending time in nature. The other is silence. Another way is reading. And one that lets my spirit soar is music and dancing.

How Our Little Soul Loses Its Way

How Our Little Soul Loses Its Way

I see the Little Soul as a small child. When a child is in­timately connected to a loving, wise, nurturing caretaker (Big Soul), it is fun to go out and explore the world and then come back and share what it has learned. If a child discovers some­thing scary or confusing...

Dark Night of the Soul: How To Traverse The Darkness Before the Dawn

Dark Night of the Soul: The Darkness Before the Dawn

Everything in our lives -- including all the crappy things -- is a choice that we have made for urselves. That is a difficult fact to face for most of us, since it's much easier to blame random circumstances in our lives than to accept responsibility for our own actions

The Inner Journey: Seeing Through the Illusions

Evolve Yourself: Evolution Equals Growth, Development and Transcendence

A lot of what we've been taught by well-meaning parents, teachers, and clergy, is not conducive to self-realization. We've been taught how to fit in, get by and do what we're told. That's fine for children. But there comes a time in everyone's life when you have to start thinking for yourself.

Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself: Can You Have One Without the Other?

Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself: Can You Have One Without the Other?

The hardest thing that we ever have to learn, even though Jesus said it 2,000 years ago, is to love your neighbor as yourself. Most of us don't have a problem loving other people; the problem we have is loving ourselves. We equate that with selfishness.

A Shamanic Perspective: The Corona Virus Seen Through A Shaman's Mind

A Shamanic Perspective: The Corona Virus Seen Through A Shaman's Mind

At this tumultuous time on the planet, many of us are yearning for a spiritual context for the devastating Corona Virus and for higher guidance to show us the part that we are each to play in the global crisis that we now face. There are no easy or “pat” answers to these deep and troubling questions.

Can Slot Machines Be Influenced by Positive Thoughts and the Human Heart?

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

Slot 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.

The Physicist and The Inner Self

The Physicist and The Inner Self

I just read a wonderful article by Alan Lightman, a writer and physicist who teaches at MIT. Alan is the author of "In Praise of Wasting Time". I find it inspiring to find scientists and physicists speaking and writing about "inner self" related topics.

The Force Is With You -- You Are The Force

The Force Is With You -- You Are The Force
"May The Force be with you." We first heard that phrase in Star Wars and it quickly went viral, entering the mainstream as a description of the invisible power that runs the universe, presumably imbued with some kind of ethic. Another term immediately arose: "the dark side of the force."

There’s No App For Enlightenment

There’s No App For Enlightenment
There’s no app for enlightenment. There’s no bypass to its attainment. But it is a worthwhile state toward which to aspire. And keep it mind: as you make progress along the way, you will incrementally derive the benefits.

Mysticism and Politics: Fulfillment Through Contemplation, Action, and Service

Mysticism and Politics: Fulfillment Through Contemplation, Action, and Service
There is a common belief that writers on a higher thought should avoid politics, but it is a belief common only among the mystically inclined or monastically minded, not among the philosophically trained. It is, however, part of the business of philosophy to examine political principles and ethical problems.

Be The Light That You Are and Set Your Self Free

Be The Light That You Are and Set Your Self Free
My book is called Be the Light that You Are. It’s an imperative. You are the light, now be that light in the world. Don’t ignore that part of yourself. Don’t be falsely humble and pretend that you’re not good enough. Don’t buy into the collective “I don’t matter.”

Healing the Separation Between Me and Everything Else

Healing the Separation Between Me and Everything Else
It’s as though the egoic mind, for its survival, needs to remain eternally quarantined inside the head, afraid to step outside its domain, afraid to let go and let God. On its inner throne it reigns supreme, but the price we pay for laying claim to this throne, and never leaving it, is that we forfeit our direct participation in God.

The Greatest Christmas Gift: The Socks Seemed Empty but...

The Greatest Christmas Gift

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...

We Invented The Bogey Man--We Don't Have To Keep Him Alive

The Bogey Man Within: He Isn't Real, Never Was
Think of a problem or challenge that you may be experiencing at this time. Where did it originate? Out of a belief in two powers. We grew up with this belief. As children, we had battles to fight, pains to alleviate, losses to compensate for, and...

Sympathetic Joy: Delighting In The Joy Of Others

Sympathetic Joy: Delighting In The Joy Of Others
By appreciating the happiness of others, we do tend to improve our chances of joy by about seven billion to one! I don’t gamble, but I do know those are good odds. Sympathetic joy means the heart is like kindling, ready for sparks of happiness wherever gladness and success are found.

Beginning To See Within: The Ways of the World

Beginning To See Within: The Ways of the World
He had not recognized that this had been the case all along with everyone he had met or known. Each person had a connection to each other through their God force, and Manuka was symbolizing that for him right before his eyes. Why haven’t I seen that before? Now it’s so clear that it’s as if I had always known it.

Love Makes Life Worthwhile

Love Makes Life Worthwhile
Imagine a life without love. Sadly, so many people feel a despairing lack of love, even some who are successful and surrounded by friends. Over 50% of Americans report they have no one they can confide in. 25% live alone. An epidemic of loneliness is sweeping the world, spiking suicide rates.

How Mister Rogers' Faith Shaped His Idea Of Children's Television

How Mister Rogers' Faith Shaped His Idea Of Children's Television
The beloved children’s television icon Fred Rogers – who is played by actor Tom Hanks in the upcoming film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” – entered the world of children’s programming during an era of massive political and cultural upheaval.

Love is the Key to Happiness and It Clarifies the Mind

Love is the Key to Happiness and Clarifies the Mind
An unfeeling heart has even been admired by many, as evidence of a "scientific outlook". The truth is that without love no one can penetrate deeply into the heart of things. For while emotions can cloud the mind, calm pure love clarifies it, and makes possible the subtlest intuitions.

Blessing for Global Oneness Day

Blessing for Global Oneness Day
I now feel with such a depth of certainty, of spiritual groundedness that Love is the ultimate reply to all and any problem, be it personal, social or a world issue. And you and I are one with that Love. We are literally welded to Love and nothing will ever be able to change that, even our own doubts and fears.

What It’s Really For: There's A Nobler Purpose To Every Experience

What It’s Really For: There Is A Nobler Purpose To Every Experience
Jewish theologian Martin Buber said, “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” The ego’s destinations are always material. The spirit’s destinations run deeper. We believe we are here to get somewhere physically, while we are really here to get somewhere spiritually.

On This Day, 9/11: A Painful Anniversary

On This Day, 9/11: A Painful Anniversary
None of us will ever forget where we were on 9/11, or how we learned about the attacks on our country. Our hearts, and our innocence, were shattered on that awful day.

Social Implications of Oneness: Love Your Neighbor Who Is Yourself

Social Implications of Oneness Love Your Neighbor Who Is Yourself
Mystics very often see the links of all things – not only between all humans, but between humans and nature, and sometimes they feel a total immersion with the Ground of Being that upholds the universe and every living being. More and more, modern science stresses the same reality, and that apparent divisions are a socially conditioned illusion.

The Five "Rules" on the Path of Surrender, Awakening, and Responsibility

The Five
No one can give you a specific technique for how to surrender. You have to find out for yourself what surrender is, and the way you respond to the felt current of the life force as it makes its way through the conduit of your body will be unique to you. Your dance won’t look like anybody else’s...

How I Flunked the Science Fair but Saved the World

How I Flunked the Science Fair but Saved the World
What goes on in the external world cannot change who we are or affect our true nature. No matter what happens to our body, personality, relationships, career, finances, or worldly politics, external events cannot affect who we are at our core. Our divinity remains intact.

Choosing to Love Unconditionally: The World Needs Unconditional Love

Choosing to Love Unconditionally: The World Needs Unconditional Love
Unconditional love is loving people freely, fully and openly, with no expectations, demands or restrictions. It gives total acceptance and respect and does not criticize or judge. Unconditional love is constant and is not turned on and off as in conditional love.

Be The Fixer: Repair What Is Broken In Your Heart and Your Life

Be The Fixer: Repair What Is Broken In Your Heart And Your Life
In the Kabbalah of the Jewish tradition, the soul is not something that needs curing from some affliction so much as needing tikkun, to be repaired. It is said that if one person truly knew how to fix the soul by celebrating the Divine Presence in life, then that person would repair the whole world.

Every Act is a Ceremony: Everything Matters, Every Detail Matters

Every Act a Ceremony
In this essay I will explore another view of what modern people can draw from the ceremonial approach to life. This alternative is not a substitute for the rational, pragmatic approach to solving personal or social problems. It is a reunion of the ceremonial with the pragmatic built upon a profoundly different way of seeing the world.

Outgrowing Escapism: Mental Quiet Alone Is Not Enough

Outgrowing Escapism: Mental Quiet Alone Is Not EnoughMysticism has been associated in the popular mind mostly with monasteries, retreats, ashrams, caves, and similar places where novices and would-be yogis foregathered. Thus it came to be looked upon as a way of escape from the domestic difficulties, business troubles, and emotional disappointments that seem so inseparable from human existence.

Cleaning The Mirror To Find The Divinity Within

Cleaning The Mirror To Find The Divinity in You
Like a mirror, your soul reflects the pure light of the Divine. But over time every mirror becomes dusty—caked and encrusted with the negative conditioning of material reality. Eventually, without attentive upkeep, it may become so grimy that it reflects little to no light. This is when we feel depressed, materialistic—even mean and violent. We see the mud and not the mirror. We identify with the grime, not knowing that just below it the mirror is there, ready to reflect the sun and shine if we only give it a chance.

Practicing Altruism, Compassion, and Love Bring Happiness and Stress Relief

Practicing Altruism, Compassion, and Love Bring You Happiness and Stress ReliefModern neuroscience has now found that altru­ism brings us happiness in addition to being a stress reliever. This mirrors Buddhist teachings. Through our meditations and practice of loving-kindness and compas­sion, we gradually come into an experiential sense of our basic goodness. 

How To Short-Circuit Judgment and See Only Love

How To Short-Circuit Judgment and See Only LoveOnce you decide to see only love, you can relinquish judgment and see people for what they are. In the end, everyone benefits, including you. As it says in A Course in Miracles, “You have no idea of the tremendous release and deep peace that comes from meeting yourself and your brothers totally without judgment.”

Trust the Dance of Life: Live an Experience of Expansion and Joy

Trust the Dance of Life: Be Who You Were Made to BeWhat keeps us from reaching that state of continuous expansion and joy? What stands in the way of experiencing that place of no separation? What gets in the way of experiencing ourselves filled with light? What stops us from living life with gales of laughter?

Dancing and Spirituality: God Loves When We Dance

Dancing and Spirituality: God Loves When We Dance"When I have a problem and I dance, at the end the problem is gone!" Ultimately, I am convinced that it is the connection to one’s sense of the spiritual that infuses dance with the power to heal and transform.

How To Move From Worldly Complexity Into Divine Simplicity

How To Move From Worldly Complexity Into Divine SimplicityFor someone on the spiritual path, one of the most beautiful discoveries is that everything becomes inwardly simpler and simpler as she or he progresses in their quest. The complexities of social relations just vanish in the discovery that the essence of every being is divine.

Judgment is a Teacher on The Path of Transformation

Judgment Is As Judgment DoesIt 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..

You Are The Light of the World

You Are The Light of the WorldWithin all of us, there’s a light that shines like a lantern’s bright flame. We may call it love, divine energy, or an expression of our Source. No matter what name we give it, that light never goes out.

You Are A Light Worker: Owning Your Personal Power

You Are A Light Worker: Owning Your Personal PowerThis planet needs as many of you as possible to create the consciousness shift now occurring. And how you feel it! It can feel beautiful, wonderful, joyous, humorous, light, fun. It can also feel torturous and wretched. The shift involves a whole spectrum of emotional states. 

Why Are We So Moved By The Plight Of The Notre Dame?

Why Are We So Moved By The Plight Of The Notre Dame?

Scrolling through news of the Notre Dame fire on social media feeds was like watching a real-time archive of grief in the making, as people expressed their dismay and sorrow at the damage wrought.

How Black Women Preachers Spoke Truth To Power

How Black Women Preachers Spoke Truth To Power
African-American women comprise more than 70 percent of the active membership of generally any African-American congregation one might attend today. According to one Pew study, African-American women are among the most religiously committed of the Protestant demographic – eight in 10 say that religion is important to them.

God Is In The City; Wherever I Am, God Is!

God Is In The City; Wherever I Am, God Is!
Many people have this fear of the city. It's understandable. Each night, on the evening news, the major emphasis seems to be on the latest stabbings, shootings, rapes, and suicides. The good news is often not heard. But fear of personal danger isn't the only problem people have with the city, and out-of-towners are not the only ones guilty of misconceptions.

The Open Heart: Antidote to Fear, Limitations and Restrictions

The Open Heart: Antidote to Fear, Limitations and Restrictions
Is it likely for most of us that past life, early childhood, and then community experiences all generate doubts and self-imposed limits that cloud our ability to see that we can be a successful creator of a terrific life. Further, such experiences cause us to question our own lovability and the goodness of the universe.

Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World Is Up to You and Me

Repairing the World Is Up to You and Me
In the sixteen-century, people suffered from hunger, disease, hatred, and war. "How could God allow such terrible things to happen? Perhaps," Luria suggested, "it is because God needs our help." When you see something that is broken, fix it...

A Planetary Awakening: The Deep Inner Calling Of Hidden Truth

A Planetary Awakening: The Deep Inner Calling Of Hidden Truth
Have you felt the deep inner calling of hidden truth? Do you feel sacred knowledge is just waiting for you to grab it? The Mayas believe this is a time when everyone will begin to remember. In the spring of 1995, we entered a new cycle of time that the Mayas believe to be deeply profound and exceptionally transforming.

Five Short Steps To Find The Path to Peace

04 27 five stepsEach of the major religions has the same goal: to provide us with a way to know and experience God. The only difference lies in the instructions for accomplishing this knowing. It's very hard to know where to focus my attention to find peace. I am sad to discover that I can't find it in my morning New York Times.

The Great Breaking Open: The Time Is Ripe For Transformation

The Great Breaking Open: The Time Is Ripe For TransformationThe breaking open that is happening right before our eyes and under our feet is actually creating conditions, situations, and circumstances that are ripe for transformation. It’s up to us to be clear and intentional about how we respond to what is happening.

Taking the Spirits with Oneself: The “Hunt for the Soul”

Taking the Spirits with Oneself: The “Hunt for the Soul”This is a shamanic method practiced by the shamans in Siberia and Mongolia who believe a man will lead a hard life until he takes his spirits with him. The most powerful expressions of the soul are the spirits, the so-called power images...

Bringing Back the True Meaning of the Holidays and the New Year

Bringing Back the True Meaning of the Holidays and the New YearEach of us is encouraged to become our own Elijah by simply doing something nice for someone else. Elijah is a Biblical prophet who appears throughout history to spread light in the midst of darkness. He is the person who comes into your life and makes your day!

The Puzzle of Altruism: Why Do Selfish Genes Behave Unselfishly?

The Puzzle of Altruism: Why Do Selfish Genes Behave Unselfishly?Although we human beings can sometimes be selfish and competitive, we can also be extraordinarily kind and selfless. However, the materialist worldview tends to downplay the benevolent aspects of our nature, and even explain them away.

How to Make a Miracle

How to make a miracleI have spent nearly twenty-five years of my adult life searching through the spiritual culture -- during which time I have worked as a body-mind-spirit publisher, a historian of alternative spirituality, and an individual seeker, sampling and struggling with many of the ideas of self liberation and self-development on the current spiritual scene (and working with the originators of some of these ideas). 

How Mister Rogers’ Message Of Love Might Help Us Now

How Mister Rogers’ Message Of Love Might Help Us Now
The Pittsburgh neighborhood in which the recent horrific mass shooting took place isn’t only the home of the Tree of Life synagogue. Squirrel Hill was also Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, the place where he lived and ultimately chose to die in his own home.

Why Believing In Ghosts Can Make You A Better Person

Why Believing In Ghosts Can Make You A Better Person
Halloween is a time when ghosts and spooky decorations are on public display, reminding us of the realm of the dead. But could they also be instructing us in important lessons on how to lead moral lives?

The Great Liberation: Abandoning Yourself To Your Experience

the great liberation: abandon yourself to your experience
Scientist and philosopher may argue to the end of time, but meanwhile the human soul thirsts, and psychologist, priest, and mystic have the temerity to suggest that there may be ways of approach to the ultimate mysteries other than laboratory observation and pure logic. For while scientist and logician dissect and analyze, the mystic looks for meaning in the whole.

Blessing: A Way of Sending Love, Peace, Healing and Goodness to the World

Blessing: A Way of Sending Love, Peace, Healing and Goodness to the World
Blessing is a way of sending unconditional love, peace, healing, goodness to a person or a situation, or simply seeing them bathed in that love. Blessing isn’t associated with any religious denominations. It can be practiced by anyone, and I have an atheist friend who purchased my first edition of The Gentle Art of Blessing, and even gave copies away!

Where Do We Go Between Births?

Where Do We Go Between Births?
Where do we go between births? One can look at this a different way and see birth as a death—a dying to the world of light, a suppression of those memories. Which is our true home? Which is the real going out: our visits to earth or our visits to the world of light?

There Are Signs When You Need Them

There Are Signs When You Need Them
While driving home one day, I noticed that someone had posted some cardboard signs along the roadside, leading guests to a party on my street. At every important choice point, there was a sign. It occurred to me that this is how Spirit gives us guidance -- we get signs when we need them...

Synchronicity Is the Language of the Effortless Mind

Synchronicity Is the Language of the Effortless Mind
Our identity, or ego, is the aspect of ourselves that attempts to control and plan our present and future experience. But as we all know, no matter how hard you try to control life, it somehow has a way of changing those plans.

Ending Conflict: You're Not Always Right and Everyone Else Isn't Always Wrong

Ending Conflict: You're Not Always Right and Everyone Else Isn't Always Wrong
Everyone works with people they like -- and with people they dislike. We dislike some of them intensely. Seldom is there the luxury of working only with people who are friends or who are in total agreement with us. Since conflict cannot be totally eliminated, it is important to learn how to deal with conflicting wants and needs.

Living In Duality and Striving For Harmony and Balance

Living In Duality and Striving For Harmony and Balance
Although the majority of people may well wish things were different, the fact is that we live in a dual world here on Earth. Our lives subsume day and night, light and dark, good and evil, hot and cold, male and female, light and heavy, yin and yang, above and below, feast and famine…

Actively Cultivating Inner Peace in Day-to-Day Life

Peacemaking: Actively Cultivating Peace as a Virtue
"According to Spinoza, "Peace is not an absence of war. It is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, trust, and justice." Even if all weapons were to disappear from the earth that would not guarantee peace. We must actively cultivate peace as a virtue...

Disillusionment: The Best Thing That Can Happen To You

Disillusionment: The Best Thing That Can Happen To You
The outside world, as constructed by the ego, is one gigantic multiple personality disorder. Therefore, disillusionment, or giving up on the world, is an imperative prelude to mystical awareness. American author Dan Millman, in his book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, says that disillusionment is the best thing that can happen to someone...

Always More to Learn: Life Is A Never-ending Learning Process

Always More to Learn


Years of ongoing shamanic and spiritual training have taught me many lessons. Perhaps the main lesson is that life is a never-ending learning process. Although we reach a certain level in our growth and development, there is always something new to learn, to experience...

The Value of One Heartbeat: A Heartbeat to Remember

A Heartbeat to Remember
While checking out at a grocery store I noticed that a cashier had an unusual tattoo on her forearm. “What is that tattoo?” I asked Ciani. She smiled. “It’s a copy of the EKG of my grandmother’s last heartbeat.” Suddenly the checkout process faded to background. I wanted to hear more.

Living in the Flow of Grace: Seashells in the Desert

Living in the Flow of Grace: Seashells in the Desert
I am astonished and delighted at how the universe works. I am learning more and more about how to live in what I call “The Flow of Grace.” For me, this is learning to allow, rather than push; to accept and receive, rather than hold myself closed out of fear; to expand, rather than contract; and to...

The White Lion of Ancient Zulu Prophecy: The Golden-Hearted Alchemist

The White Lion of Ancient Zulu Prophecy: The Golden-Hearted Alchemist
In Africa, Zulu elders teach that there is vital significance in the appearance of the White Lions in Timbavati at this time. As with all the other White Spirit Animals, the White Spirit Lions have come to warn us of dramatic Earth changes, encouraging us to work together in these perilous times.

In The Face of Suffering, Invest Your Heart and Soul in the Peace Within

In The Face of Suffering, Invest Your Heart and Soul in the Peace Within
If you were asked to take a moment to observe your choices in life through witness consciousness, what would you find? Do you still, from time to time, use the places you know do not serve you? Do you find yourself looking outside for validation, seeking control over events, and needing to grab and hold?

A Day in the Life with Your Spirit Guides

A Day in the Life with Your Spirit GuidesApproach these conversations exactly the way you would if there were another being sitting next to you, because there is. You have no idea how rich, fulfilling, growthful, and life-changing these conversations will be — and not just for you. Your guides will celebrate this growing relationship right along with you.

What Is The Point Of The Spiritual Journey?

What Is The Point Of The Spiritual Journey?Growing up in a traditional Catholic home, my child self got a clear picture that God was a big, powerful, male being out there somewhere and the purpose of my life was to seek and serve Him. A startling yet comforting mystical truth is that we do not initi­ate the search for the Divine...

Why It's Time to Drop the Hypocrisy & Walk Our Talk

Grace and Purity of Heart: Becoming Whole-HeartedKeep moving on the spiritual path from the lower truth to higher truth, until you come to that place deep within you, one that is silent, that is peaceful, and that is pure beingness and beyond judgment. As you progress, keep letting go of the many impurities that get stuck to the so-called religious and spiritual paths and “isms.”

So Much to be Grateful For!

So Much to be Grateful For!The month of Thanksgiving as well as the specific holiday are my most favorite times of the year. I am thankful that I can take the time to appreciate what I never take for granted.

Guided to "Drive South": Everywhere I Went A Blessing Came

Guided to "Drive South": Everywhere I Went A Blessing CameOne morning I awoke and realized I had absolutely no plans for the day. The gallery was closed until the weekend, and I was open to anything. I checked in with stillness, trying yet again to hear the “Holy Spirit.” To my surprise, I heard a quiet, still voice within me quite clearly. It was like an inner dialogue...

My Experiment in Forced Simplicity

My Experiment in Forced SimplicityFor someone so inspired by the poverty and simplicity of St. Francis, it’s embarrassing for me to admit how dependent I am upon my smartphone. I have loads of apps for just about everything. It used to be that my brain was in my head. But now it’s too often in a six-inch-long little metal box with a screen.

Be True To Yourself and You Will Never Fall

Be True To Yourself and You Will Never FallThis isn’t a new spirituality, but rather all spirituality. It is not exclusive to any person, sect, religion, race, sexual identity, or creed. It simply is. It is right here, right now, and it’s all good, even when it’s not. The importance of being able to “detach from our ideas of how we think it should be and continue to return to the center”...

The Lotus Flower of Light: An Exquisite Inspiration For Life and Death

The Lotus Flower of Light: An Exquisite Inspiration For Life and Death

The flow of time, which appears to us as real as the flow of a river, may be nothing more than an illusion. “The distinction between past, present, and future,” Einstein writes, “is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Past, present, and future may all exist in a single infinitely indescribable moment.

Finding Peace In Turbulent Times

Finding Peace In Turbulent TimesThe possibility for creating peace must begin within each one of us as we become peaceful within ourselves. We are part of the whole. Our task is to heal separation, isolation, and defense of “us” as opposed to “them” within ourselves first; then we can bring that conscious awareness to all...

Let There Be Peace on Earth: Grassroot Movement?

Let There Be Peace on Earth: Grassroot Movement?The song "Let There Be Peace on Earth" has been sung around the world since 1955. It is popular in churches and numerous other groups. The story behind this song is very interesting as it was not "officially published" but just spread by word of mouth throughout the world...

Why and How To Make Spirituality Your Way of Life

How To Make Spirituality Your Way of Life by Wendy StokesWe are told by spiritual teachers that we must seek enlightenment and that we must become ‘conscious’ and ‘awake’. However the proof of personal transformation is that our service and other actions demonstrate that we believe and understand eternal truths and the nature of...

You Too Can Ask The Angels For Help

You Too Can Ask The Angels For HelpAlthough much has been written about angels throughout time, we don’t seem to acknowledge their presence. However, I believe that we all have...

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