Featured Articles– January 2014 Archive (23)

Return of the Godess Demeter, The "Deity of Agriculture"

RETURN OF THE GODDESS DEMETER

The "Deity of Agriculture”

By Nancy Oakes

 

THE GOLD THREAD OF HUMANITY

 

      When we speak of the return of Goddess Demeter, or of Sophia, Mother of the Universe, Wisdom or even the prophesied second coming of Jesus, (which has already happened). We are speaking of a spiritual return of an eternal message, a…

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Added by Nancy Oakes on January 30, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Authentic Flow

Flow. What does it mean to flow through life? We can imagine what it must FEEL like. Fluid. Soft. Balanced. Connected. Peaceful. Joyful. Never too much, and never too little. So how do we reconcile our work lives with our play lives, bringing about that illusive “work-life” balance? Or do we?

Let’s redefine balance. It is not a cup half empty versus full paradigm. It is not a see-saw of energies. Pain versus pleasure. Is that how you see it? Giving up what you hate to enjoy what you…

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Added by Dana Anne Hutchins on January 29, 2014 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

Reaching Neutral, Part One of Two

 

This article is the first of two parts that intends to offer some ways of reaching a neutral state of mind and emotion. We each seek many ways to increase our conscious awareness and cultivate living from a more spiritual self. We celebrate our growing awareness and epiphanies. This growth rewards us with a richer more fulfilling life.…

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Added by John Burton, EdD on January 29, 2014 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

"Come to the Table. Sit:" The Circle of Spirits

In Opening to Channel, a popular 1990s book by Sonaya Roman and Duane Packer, Oren and DaBen, the spirit guides dictating the text, made this very enthusiastic claim, "We rejoice when you make contact."  This is a pretty powerful statement that signals something we don't often consider: the contact is not so much about us as it is about the guides themselves.    Early on the quest to strengthen our intuitive abitilities, we attend classes, participate in guided meditations, and…

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Added by Lisa Shaw on January 23, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

When We Let Go of the Ten Commandments

In an advanced culture, laws are minimally required. Decrees would be regarded more as a form of a mutually agreed upon code of conduct for society to manage collective resources, commons, and well-being. The number of laws a civilization requires marks the maturity level of those able to demonstrate practicality in the physical world and also the Law of Love of the metaphysical world as ascribed to by the Masters such as Jesus, Buddha, Maharshi, and countless others.…

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Added by Christine Horner on January 19, 2014 at 10:24pm — 2 Comments

Choosing Love Over Fear

 

Choosing Love Over Fear

 

By Judi Lynch

 

Free will, life-changing decisions, karma and soul themes. All of these variables and more can insist on crashing into each other with extreme force for some who are trying to overcome the fear of loving. Yes, the absolute fear of loving and giving away too much of ourselves.  Spiritually, we are discovering the concepts of unconditional love and detachment from outcome. As evolving beings, we are…

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Added by Judi Lynch on January 19, 2014 at 7:09pm — 2 Comments

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

In opening a line of thought, this literary excursion includes two favorite subjects, words and food. Both are important staples, in any life, really. Both serve as markers of change and evolution, from academic and anthropological standpoints, as well as physical and spiritual ones. There are a few points of…

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Added by Kathy Custren on January 19, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

"Fear Not, For I Am With You:" Attending the Dying in Hospice





How do we take the promise that we are never alone and that this material world is not the lasting one?  How do we  assist others as they cross the bridge from physical density to spiritual  lightness?  How do we sit in the center of someone’s most critical life moment and ease the experience from one of fear to one of love? In my experience as a Hospice chaplain and spiritual care provider to both patients and families, what may at first be  a…

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Added by Lisa Shaw on January 18, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Creativity To Shift Hearts

To live in a world where creativity reigns supreme is a place in our hearts that can exist today, if only we shift our perception about how we value our resources.

I want you to imagine a simple world where we carefully consider how we spend our resources of time, talent and energy. Where community and its relationships are put first. Where would you spend your time? What would you contribute to your community and the world? Would your time follow natural cycles or old…

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Added by Dana Anne Hutchins on January 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Twin flame an 'Awakening'

Twin flame – an Awakening

A lot has been spoken, written, analysed, deciphered, discerned regarding the ‘twinflame phenomenon’ . Yet to most of us, it still is quite a mysterious or shall we say an in comprehensible , mystical union. Why so ?

Well we fall in love with someone, isn’t that enough to get by ?

Why categorise it into twinflame, soul mate stuff ! Reminds me of that song …” I don’t care who you are ? what you do ? as long as you love me…” Actually ‘love’ is all…

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Added by Sunanda Sharma on January 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Top 5 Tips for Reducing Stress in 2014

Stress is on the rise, more people each year are reporting stress as being a problem in their life: effecting their work, home life and health. After years of depression, stress and barely keeping my head above water with our modern, frantic pace of life, I finally broke down, and after a couple of months off work with stress I finally quit. It was time to get out, heal myself and get some perspective.

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Added by Alexandra Redmond on January 15, 2014 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

The Art of Manifesting

“Our life is a manifestation, and we can very well make that manifestation beautiful and meaningful and have a good influence.” Thich Nhat Hanh

I'm sure you've heard of the act of manifesting, but do you really know what it is? Manifesting is the process of conscious creation. It is the creation of the reality we live in by applying the universal law of attraction or, "what is within, is without." Which means: what is first created inside the mind will eventually become an outward…

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Added by Lorri Amsden on January 13, 2014 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Money: Do you Chase or do you Follow?

Money: do you chase or do you follow?

This distinction has recently come to my attention and the pieces have just fallen into place. It may seem that the difference between chasing and following is a subtle one, but it’s a key one where money is concerned.

 

Take this example from human relationships: sometimes in interactions between two people (romantic or otherwise) one party is more interested than the other. They may pursue the other person, phoning…

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Added by Jenny Griffin on January 10, 2014 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

Unleashing Human Potential

What if our true potential lies not with our advancing technologies, or in the study of Genetics, but with our understanding of the field of consciousness?  This is a field of pure potentiality, where all possibilities exist in waiting.  In order for us to discover and deeply engage in this field, it requires us to be active participants in our wholeness; a mind, body and soul endeavor.  It is not a destination; it is a part of us that is awaiting activation.  Our world is deeply rooted in a…

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Added by Angela Levesque on January 9, 2014 at 9:38pm — 3 Comments

Loving Your Shadow into the Light

This article presents a somewhat different perspective on transforming what is known as our shadow self. The process described here is based on the work of Carl Jung as well as some of internal family systems concepts and then my own experiences in personal growth work. How do we create a shadow and what how does our shadow affect us? Well, first, volumes of written material exist describing our shadow self. I will give a very brief overview from a practical perspective. Then we’ll see how to… Continue

Added by John Burton, EdD on January 6, 2014 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

The Art and Psychology of Colour Therapy

"Colour me Beautiful"

Just for a moment, stop and take a look around you right now.  The world as we know it is vibrant and alive with colour. Everywhere you look, the greens of the trees, the multitude shades of flowers, the birds and animals, the turquoise and blues of our lakes and oceans, the clothes and materials we use to adorn ourselves and our homes...are all different shades of vibrant colour.…

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Added by Shivana Pateras on January 5, 2014 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

Animal Heart Connection: A Healing Meditation for You and Your Pets

We all know the restorative power of meditation and its related modalities such as guided visualization, chanting, deep breathing.  All of those combined make for powerful meditations that not only calm the body and mind but that open channels to the spiritual realm, whether it is our own higher self or the messengersof Light that accompany us on our journey. Those of us who meditate in our homes with our animals present know that as we slow down the mental chatter and…

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Added by Lisa Shaw on January 5, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

To Thine Own Higher Self Be True: How Intuition Will Set You Free

We have all committed the cardinal sin. And, no, it’s not Pride, or Greed, or even Wrath – it’s something less obvious, but more dangerous: we have committed the act of going against our Selves. We made a choice to deny our inner truth. For some of us, it is an occasional slip – and it feels noticeably wrong; for others, it is a way of life so deeply engrained that we hardly notice it anymore. We have drowned out our inner voice for so long that we wonder if it even…

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Added by Kim Chestney on January 4, 2014 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Genealogy: Physical and Spiritual

Genealogy: Physical and Spiritual

By William Bezanson

          Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.

          The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,

          Hath had elsewhere its setting,

          And cometh from afar.

                - William Wordsworth, “Ode: Intimations of Immortality”

In this article, I want to suggest that spiritual…

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Added by William Bezanson on January 4, 2014 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

In Harmony with the New Year

Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet?

 

Stop making resolutions and commit instead to flow.

 

This is the year of listening to your body, for your body is part of Mother Nature and Her wisdom. The human body is an amazing machine, capable of incredible self-care, which is why it is always communicating to us exactly what it needs to thrive. But are we listening?

 

When we listen to the body, we listen to an intuitive and instinctual wisdom…

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Added by Dana Anne Hutchins on January 4, 2014 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

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