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God is not a Four-Letter Word

Recently I purchased a Time (magazine) Special Edition: Mindfulness, The New Science of Health and Happiness. The front cover boasted ...

Civility & Decency: Hallmarks of Personal & Social Cultivation

It takes little effort to notice the frequency of low-level behaviors demonstrated individually and societally these days. Regardless of whether ...

MEDITATION AND CARDIOVASCCULAR BENEFIT

Post by Dr Jacqueline Eubany, MD FACC FHRS Meditation has been shown to lower your risk for heart disease. Meditation is ...

Easter Message

I realize that Easter, Christianity, and the issues surrounding resurrection beliefs can be 'gospel' to some, explosive trip-wires for others ...

Going to church: Is it worth it? Yes! New study says it lowers risk of suicide among women

By Joy Stephenson-Laws Despite the increasing awareness surrounding mental health issues, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States ...

When Someone You Love is Dying

An excerpt from Words at the Threshold by Lisa Smartt   When her father became terminally ill with cancer, Lisa Smartt began ...

The Four Pearls and The Four Squirrels

THE FOUR PEARLS AND THE FOUR SQUIRRELS New Book Provides Four Pearls of Wisdom for Finding Happiness While Avoiding Distractions In the ...

Spring Renewal: Virtue and Valor

Spring is typically seen as a season of both physical and spiritual renewal. Given the political upheavals confronting this country, ...

Four Signs that the Human Race is Undergoing a Collective Awakening By Steve Taylor

Guest post by Steve Taylor In spiritual circles, it’s often suggested that the human race is in the process of a ...

Your Voice Reveals Your Truth

Guest Post by Leah Guy   Your voice is an important barometer of your health. Like a finely tuned instrument, it reveals ...

What Ought to be the Ultimate Reality of this Universe

Many of us have pondered over this question as to what is the ultimate underlying reality of this universe. Mainstream ...

The Myth of Love vs. Fear

For 20 or so years now, those who have been adherents to the New Age, New Thought, Human Potential movements, as ...

The gift of good health

The other day someone asked me what my favorite gift was this holiday season.  I didn't hesitate to say, "The ...

Love is Undefeated

Guest Post by Vanessa D. Werts Have you ever wondered what your life would be if you could conquer your fears, ...

Grassroots Actions are Key for Peace in the Holy Land

Guest post by Dr. Frank Romano, December 7th, 2016   I sincerely believe that one of the keys to peace in the ...

Spiritual Understanding to Cope with Times of Change

My original goal with this post was to address political turmoil and global strife from a spiritual perspective. For example, ...

The Power of Transcendence Through Surprise

Guest post by Deirdre Hade The (Not So) Little Book of Surprises was twenty years in the making.  My husband, Will ...

Who Are You Really?

If you ask yourself who you are, the answer might sound like: I am this person reading this article whose ...

Post Election Prayer

This is a prayer that is featured in my book "Bhakti: 108 Prayers of Devotion" - I think it is ...

Post Election Traumatic Stress Disorder

PETSD - I'ts real! By Teri Williams Over the last 90 days we, as a country, have experienced more election stress than ...

Global Healing and Social Harmony Meditations

A thought came to me recently while meditating: Most everyone I know is frustrated by and discouraged with global strife, ...

AstroNumerology

By Jesse Kalsi “Numbers are alive and are represented by planetary energy. They have a direct impact on our success, health, ...

Meditation is a Spiritual Practice

As a longtime yogi, meditation teacher, and student of the mystical, I’ve observed the various points through which hatha yoga ...

Making One of Two

Why is it so difficult for us to imagine ourselves as One with the divine, with each other and with ...

Political Correctness is not Spiritually Correct

It doesn’t take much review of current headlines to wonder if we’re truly going to hell in a handbasket. Even ...

Secrets of the I Ching

In her documentary, THE SECRETS OF I CHING, filmmaker Bettina Wilhelm goes in search of the life and achievements of ...

A Logical Perspective on God

People have many different perspectives on who or what God is. For some, God has a specific form, for some ...

Spirituality for Atheists

Lot of highly intelligent people in an intellectually-oriented field (like science, technology, engineering, etc.) tend to be atheists i.e. they ...

ESTABLISHING A HOME YOGA PRACTICE

An Excerpt from THE ART AND BUSINESS OF TEACHING YOGA by Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith, PhD   Yoga in America is ...

Desire as a Personal Power

We generally do not think of desire as a form of empowerment.  But it is actually a personal power of ...

How Do You Play the Prosperity Game?

Have you ever played the Prosperity Game?   I play it periodically when I am feeling out of sorts financially or ...

Science and Spirituality

There are some profoundly fundamental questions that humans have been pondering upon through the ages. These questions include: Where did ...

Gentle Energy Touch

Imagine being able to utilize the power of your mind for the purpose of healing with Universal Energy—just by asking ...

Thomas Merton on Silence

An excerpt from A Way to God by Matthew Fox Even though he passed away in 1968 at the young age ...

Debugging the Mind

Its hard to find an unhappy baby, whereas its very easy to find unhappy adults. Something specific has to be ...

Purpose of Life

Everything we do in life - how we spend each and every moment of our life - has been neatly ...

Imperience

This is an excerpt from the book “Imperience: Understanding the Heart of Consciousness,” by Erik Knud-Hansen. Living spiritually is the only way to ...

Loving On Me

This is an excerpt from the book “Loving on Me!: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Mess to Message,” by Katrina ...

Yogic Meditation for Yoga Practice

Meditation is often included in modern hatha yoga classes in a relevant-but-not-essential way. Many who utilize meditative elements do so ...

Seeking Jordan

Q & A with author Matthew McKay What were some of the ways you sought to make contact with your son? In ...

Beginning the Conversation

An Excerpt from Seeking Jordan by Matthew McKay, PhD Time moves us downstream from each loss. The living relationship is further ...

The Lessons of Uncertainty and Loss

An Excerpt from Seeking Jordan by Matthew McKay, PhD The sound of truth, like some harmony that only the wise can ...

All Together: The Living and the Dead

An Excerpt from Seeking Jordan by Matthew McKay, PhD At the funeral, all eyes are on the coffin. As if the ...

A Spiritual Perspective about Societal Issues

With social unrest percolating at a furious, oft-fanatical bubble these days, many pause to reflect on what is happening, why, ...

Commentary on Meditation

Meditation is my thing, plain and simple; teaching it, my ‘Calling.’ Fortunately I’ve been trained in a tradition empowered by ...

Meditation, Spirituality, and Mental Health

Until relatively recently, yoga, meditation, and non-traditional spirituality - as opposed to classical religious practices - were widely perceived in ...

Serendipity – Being in the Flow

Serendipity is a faculty of making desirable but unsought-for discoveries by accident.  When the faculty is operating smoothly in your ...

Awaken the Divine Wisdom Within You

We all have access to an unlimited and infinite source of guidance and wisdom.  It comes from a source far ...

What’s the Key to Maximize Personal Productivity?

My focus has been on the topic of Productivity lately as I’ve been asked to participate as a guest speaker ...

Intention-Setting

Recently I enjoyed a lovely lunch with Phaedra Purdue, the representative from one of my vendors on Home and Family ...

Awaken, Develop, Reinforce

Recently, I was speaking to a HR manager who has been asking me for support in bringing out the best ...

Playing with a Dynamic Vision Board

Visualization is such an important part of moving our desires from wishing to becoming, and having a vision board is ...

A Few Tips If You Want Something More

It’s a rare, gray day here in Southern California.  With rain so scarce over the past few years, we relish these ...

The Practice of Contemplative Retreat in Our Modern World

The Practice of Contemplative Retreat in a Modern World As I awoke this morning, my thoughts were filled with thoughts of ...

Happy Valentine’s Day

We belong to a mutual appreciation society, my baby and me!  And I’m very glad we do for appreciation is the sweet ...

Simple Steps to Kick 2015 into High Gear

Over the past few months, we’ve been contemplating the importance of our purpose and the need to outline a plan before ...

5 Steps For A Productive And Purposeful 2015

A very happy new year to you! I hope that you really enjoyed the Christmas season with family and friends. Seeing ...

The More You Give, the More You Get

                With all the focus we’ve just had on gratitude this past month, I feel a sense of completion as we extend ...

Spiking Your Holidays with an Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of year.  No matter our differing backgrounds, we can each spend a little time to celebrate ...

Selenite Cleansing Technique

This is a simple cleansing technique that Heather just learned on her trip to Kauai that you can do everyday ...

Clear Your Head, Clean Your Closet

Years ago, I remember asking a wise woman, “What is the best way to clear my head?” She looked at me ...

Define Your Truth to Find Purpose

I can't tell you how many times I've changed my hair color, clothing styles, favorite bands and authors, or wall ...

Passion: A Sign of Purpose?

Passion – a word that has so much energy and promise. It brings lovers together; it wins wars; it creates fine ...