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?

Evolve Yourself: Evolution Equals Growth, Development and Transcendence

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.

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.

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...

The Bogey Man Within: He Isn't Real, Never Was

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...

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…

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace. Love. Beauty.

Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace. Love. Beauty.
I’m an “equal-opportunity mystic.” I ask for and receive help from masters from many traditions (and I need all the help that I can get!). I often call upon St. Francis when I work with animals who are sick, hurt, lost, or have been traumatized. I feel the quiet, gentle strength of St. Francis’ energy frequently when I am outdoors hiking or meditating.

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...

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...

Soul Healing: Unifying The Lost Part Of Yourself With Your Whole Being

Soul Healing: Unifying The Lost Part Of Yourself With Your Whole BeingAcross shamanic traditions soul loss--the wounding or fragmentation of a person’s soul as a result of trauma, abuse, war, conflicts, and so on, especially as suffered at an early age--is seen as a leading cause of illnesses, immune-system deficiencies, and all-around dysfunction of physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Resign as Your Own Teacher

Resign as Your Own TeacherThe way we have been taught to make decisions, through intellect and emotion, is ultimately not our answer. If we can’t trust our thoughts and feelings, then, what can we trust? Are we bereft of guidance, impotent to know what is right for us?

How to Recognize the Messages All Around You and Learn to Read the Signs

Learning to Read the SignsThere are signs everywhere to point you in the right direction, guiding you as to whether you are to go or stay put. There are also many that give you the encouragement you may need to keep moving forward. Think of a time that you had a bad gut feeling and...

The Inevitability of the Showdown Between the Forces of Light and Darkness

The Inevitability of the Showdown Between the Forces of Light and DarknessHere in these passages, is a powerful excerpt from the book, A Journey to Oneness that speaks directly to the dramas we are watching unfold, right now. It’s uncanny that these words of Divine wisdom were written in early 2003. They feel just as relevant to the state the world today as they did back then.

Preparing Ourselves for New Possibilities While Hoping and Waiting

Preparing Ourselves for New Possibilities While Hoping and WaitingThe verb hope means “to want something to happen,” while the noun hope refers to “a feeling of expectation and desire” and, in its oldest sense, trust. When we really expect that something we’ve hoped for will come to pass, it’s enough to lighten both our hearts and our steps...

Absolute Trust in Self vs. Distractions on the Spiritual Journey

Absolute Trust in Self vs. Distractions on the Spiritual JourneyImagine for a moment what it's like to have absolute uncondi­tional trust in yourself. That includes trusting your body. Yes, even if it gets sick or if it has pain, can you trust it? No matter what happens...

How To Attain A Total and Absolute Level of Fearlessness

Self-Realization: A Total and Absolute Level of Fearlessness & IntegrityI observe that most of humanity is feeling a vast amount of fear, stress, and worry in this ending of the Kali Yuga, which involves tremendous change. You cannot cross the bridge of fire and water and endure the storms of accelerated transformation without inculcating deep fearlessness...

The Real Spiritual Path Is Wherever You Are

The Real Spiritual PathTo live a spiritual life, you don’t have to give up your job or become a monk or a nun. The spiritual life is where you are, whether or not you have a job, are married or have children. You don’t have to suddenly throw everything away and rush off to join a Tibetan monastery. In fact...

Can Your Mind Help You Find Peace?

Can Your Mind Help You Find Peace?We all desire peace, but most people look for it in the wrong place. We often think of the saying “peace of mind,” but we can’t rely on the mind to give us the peace that is desired from our Souls. Peace is not found in your mind. The mind begs for our attention, but there is no stability or peace if we react to every thought from the mind.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Initiation Into A New Spiritual Path

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Initiation Into A Spiritual PathWhatever life has been, Alzheimer’s changes it. It slows certain things down. It changes one’s ability to focus. It turns life review into a visceral recapitulation. We are not just reviewing our life in our thoughts, our brain and body are reviewing each developmental step we made...

What Happens When Spiritual Seekers Become Finders?

What Happens When Spiritual Seekers Become Finders?Every morning after we walk our dogs, two of them chase each other around the living room coffee table. It’s quite entertaining to watch these exuberant spirits tease each other, bark, and run around in circles. The little one eggs the larger one on and keeps slightly ahead of him in the chase...

Do No Harm! Easier Than Love Thy Neighbor?

Do No Harm! Easier Than Love Thy Neighbor?I wonder whether “not harming” or not hurting other people — near and far — feels more reasonably within reach than loving them? As you think about it now, does it seem more realistic to affirm that you could refrain from harming, rather than “loving” others?

How to Become a Conduit for Miracles in Everyday Life

How to Become a Conduit for MiraclesMany people think miracles are reserved for saints and gurus. According to this belief, the majority of humans are unworthy of miracles. However, the Red Sea parted for Moses and the Hebrews, not to prove their worthiness, but to help them escape Pharaoh’s slavery...

Four Steps to Spiritual Growth: Become A Clearer Expression Of Your Own Divine Self

Four Steps to Spiritual Growth: Become A Clearer Expression Of Your Own Divine SelfFor spiritual growth to take place in your life, you must change. You must let go of some areas in your life and personality -- especially the areas that are not working well or are out of balance -- and allow them to heal. This process is not always easy and often takes courage -- but the rewards are more than worth the effort.

The Myth of the Spiritual and Material Divide

The Myth of the Spiritual and Material DivideWhile traveling on my world tours and meeting people of all walks of life I have observed a common idea that causes people so much distress. This idea says that the spiritual and the material are two separate things.

Introduction to My Mother's Philosophical Stance: Learn, Love, Make A Difference

Introduction to My Mother's Philosophical Stance: Learn, Love, Make A DifferenceGrowing up, I was taught that we all have higher selves, and that this aspect of self is aware of far more than our everyday self. Through our dreams, meditation, and mo­ments of inspiration, we strengthen our sense of knowing. I was taught that in life, we are meant “To learn, to love, and to make a difference.”

Turning Venom into Diamonds: How to Move from Resentment to Empathy

Turning Venom into Diamonds: How to Move from Resentment to EmpathyIt is one of the most difficult passages: not to turn away from injustice and not to be dehumanized by the righteousness that injustice invokes. The question becomes: is it justice or healing that we need? The myth that the angel of justice needs to be blind...

Purifying Your Aura Using The Healing Power of Prayer

Purifying Your Aura Using The Healing Power of PrayerReciting these powerful, energizing prayers lifts the frequency of your aura dramatically. To practice these prayers, center in your heart. Breathe into the heart and begin saying the prayers audibly in a normal speaking voice.

Nobody Has All The Answers You Seek

Nobody Has All The AnswersHowever many books are written about our spirituality, we have to come to terms with the fact that nobody has all the answers. Discovering our own spiritual truth is a lonely road and yet one that is largely dependent on others we meet on the way.

Being Rather Than Doing: A New Vision for a New Epoch

 An Evolutionary Leap: A New Vision for a New EpochHumanity has become enmeshed in a dysfunctional global system. It has become anesthetized by a cultural conditioning that begins at birth, by those who themselves have been conditioned by the generations before them.

The Unseen Journey Back to the Wisdom of the Earth and the Elders

The Unseen Journey Back to the Wisdom of the EarthIn the deepest place in your spirit, the place of wounds and hope, you know that the earth is speaking, and that the time has come to listen to all of her voices. You can only hope that for the sake of your children, and all the children of the world...

How To Be Spiritual in the Western World

How To Be Spiritual in the Western WorldVery often people cannot understand why they should live the Spiritual Life. It is a natural question: “What do I get out of it?” It is important to understand that if you follow through with the Path you’re going to get a lot out of it...

Hey, Are You Listening?

Hey, Are You Listening?After the publication of Conversations with God, the question that I was asked more often than any other was: “Why you? Why did God pick you?” And, always, I’ve responded with, “God did not pick me. God picks everyone. The question is not, to whom does God talk? The question is, who listens?”

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.

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...

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.

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.

Finding the Path to Peace: Five Short Steps on the Path

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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...

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

The Age of Undoing: Resisting Nothing and Entering the Fullness of Time

The Age of Undoing: Resisting Nothing and Entering the Fullness of TimeWhat helps us to let go is that appearances change so completely. Nature is kind in that way — we can't say we haven't been warned. Most leaves wither and fade before they fall, fulfilling every bit of their purpose. My mother came to visit after she'd had two rounds of chemo for ovarian cancer. She didn't look like my mom, but she was still my mom...

Writing A Letter To Your Guardian Angel

Writing A Letter To Your Guardian AngelAn angel letter is a powerful technique that enables you to receive higher spiritual guidance. Writing a letter to your guardian angel will certainly help you to strengthen your communication with each other. The actual process of writing the letter will allow your intuitive mind the space to clearly receive angelic guidance...

The Infinite Blessing of The Hand Upon My Head

The Infinite Blessing of The Hand Upon My HeadOne of my favorite things to do is to imagine a divine hand upon my head blessing me in my life and letting me know that I am cared for and loved. I do this especially when I feel insecure or stressed. Once while in the emergency room with a badly broken leg and ankle, I closed my eyes and just imagined this other-worldly hand upon my head reminding me that everything would work out alright.

Stars, Atoms, and Men: Recognize Your Importance

Stars, Atoms, and Men: Recognize Your ImportanceIt was one of the Greek philosophers who first said everything was made of atoms. Now we say atoms are made of positive and negative charges of electricity — pure energy. No one has seen them, but out of that which we do not see emerges that which we do see. The biggest thing in the universe is just made up out of the littlest things.

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?

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.

How To Go From Wrong-Mindedness to Peace of Mind

How To Go From Wrong-Mindedness to Peace of MindThis story is about a seemingly small event in my life that took on miraculous significance because of the lessons that came with it. I’m not a theologian; in fact, I’ve found most of my spiritual sustenance outside traditional religion...

Embracing the Spiritual Life and Taking Full Responsibility

Embracing the Spiritual Life and Taking Full ResponsibilityNowadays, many of us consider ourselves to be on a spiritual path. Whatever it is we do to enrich this area of our lives, we always want to make sure that it is producing a desired outcome. For example, has your spirituality led you to be more honest with yourself? Are you digging deep within and uncovering...

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.

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...

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