April 2016 Articles (51)

Passion – Not the Same as Compassion

Passion – Not the Same as Compassion

by Kathy Custren

Passion and passionate energies bring a lot of our heart to whatever is done. By passion, we recognize that when we really love to do something—whether it is our vocation or a hobby—we bring our…

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Added by Kathy Custren on April 19, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

How Disagreeing Can Improve Your Relationship [1]

Disagreeing is challenging for many. How we express disagreement can harm or enhance a relationship, depending on how we do it.

How do you handle a difference of opinion with your spouse or others? Do you express yourself truthfully and respectfully? Become angry or defensive? Or do you try to keep the peace with silence or by changing the subject?

Virginia Satir, a social worker and founder of the family therapy movement, specified five…

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Added by Marcia Naomi Berger on April 18, 2016 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Ode to Divine Mother

To all the beautiful mothers,

A tribute to the Divine Mother in all of us,

On this auspicious Mother's Day! 

 

In the morning, Mother Nature is quiet,

The air is fragrant, the birds are singing,

Our inner nature too, is waiting for our self-love.

 

We recognize that She has been a silent worker,

Taking care of us all night, so that we could wake up

This morning in good health and thank Her.

 

Mother has…

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Added by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari on April 18, 2016 at 2:07am — 3 Comments

RELIEVING PAIN WITHOUT PILLS

We all experience aches and pain from time to time, some more often than others. In today’s health society, there are pills and different types of medicine for almost anything. At the same time, alternative health practitioners strive to offer more natural ways to positively affect our health. All of these various offers are affecting us to sometimes spend more time considering which method to use rather than dealing with the pain and illness itself. Even if we…

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Added by Anne Mari Ramsdal on April 17, 2016 at 2:23pm — 2 Comments

Dating Etiquette: 6 Steps To Get It Right

The landscape of dating has certainly changed over the last several years and while some changes have made things easier there are some changes that have complicated the terrain. I often talk with women who have story upon story of bad dates, perceived wrong doing and sometimes just comical commentary about their dating experience. The vast majority of these conversations begin with those I am speaking with pointing the finger at their date while glossing…

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Added by Laura Brown on April 15, 2016 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

Taurus Sun Sign and Essential Oils

Taurus Sun sign makes its way into the astrological chart as the 2nd zodiac sign, falling approximately between April 21 and May 20.  The Taurus symbol is the slow moving yet willful and powerful Bull.

 

By far, Taurus is the most stubborn zodiac sign.  Taureans need time to digest new ideas or ways of doing things,  so don’t try to force anything on them, they won’t budge.  They move slow and steady with precise determination to get to their goal - to them the best…

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Added by Cris Avery Cole on April 15, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Intuition: 4 Simple Ways to Use Your Super Power

Intuition: the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning; a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.

Many people don’t think they have good intuition, but everyone has it. There are so many things we do to either nurture it or block it. Intuition is far from logical. It calculates answers and delivers them unapologetically, with no explanation, and is usually right. So while tuning…

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Added by Amy B Scher on April 14, 2016 at 12:55pm — 7 Comments

What Love Is

You do not really understand the concept of love from where you now stand. Very few have experienced true love. You have felt good in the presence of your newborn child and you might say this is the highest expression of love. Yet when we talk of love, it is the absence of fear that is the major component. So when you look at your child or mate and you feel love, you also feel fear. You fear for the loss of what you love.



This is perfectly natural and is really unavoidable given…

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Added by Gary Temple Bodley on April 13, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Lonely Intimacy: Expanding Bliss in the Dance of Duality.

"The partner of loneliness is intimacy.

Unity has no opposite.

In unity, intimacy and loneliness are one."

The sense of loneliness is deeply intimate. It arches out from the source of ourselves in a hollow ache of separation from the…

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Added by Georgi Y. Johnson on April 13, 2016 at 7:43am — 1 Comment

Changing the World - 1,013 words Spirituality, Conscious Living, Self-Growth

“Welcome to your life….there is no turning back!”  Meaningful lyrics written by a wise duo back in the ‘80s…Tears for Fears.  Even their name speaks wisdom.  When we read these lyrics, we can almost have this sense of anxiety or fear for this roller-coaster ride we’re about to embark on called life!  But really, facing those emotions and choosing to get on the ride allows us to find our calling, our purpose and track with it, and then this wonderful thing called life can be nothing but…

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Added by Debbie Peluso on April 12, 2016 at 6:24pm — 2 Comments

The Power of Gratitude Journaling

Love for ourselves is the foundation of loving all others and, too often, us spiritual people will neglect to fully thank ourselves for our hard work. We often favor giving to others, rather than spending time to give ourselves the compassion we all so desperately need. If we begin to increase our self-compassion, we will also increase our empathy, deepen our spiritual journeys, and manifest greater love in all areas of our life. But how exactly do we bring the…

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Added by Arien Smith on April 12, 2016 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

How To Release Unhealthy Relationships

How do we release unhealthy relationships? Why do we attract them in the first place? We attract people into our lives to act as mirrors. They reflect our beliefs about the world and ourselves.

 

Why we attract the same ole thing in new packaging.....

Often beliefs limit us or leave us stuck playing a role, such as victim for example. When we are ready to step out of those belief systems we must address the emotion and thoughts contained in them. An…

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Added by Lynn Zambrano on April 12, 2016 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Three Simple Techniques for Great Sleep That Anyone Can Do

We've all been there – feeling exhausted and can't wait to get into bed after a long and stressful day. Finally, we lay our head down and instead of drifting off into a restful sleep; we lie awake consumed with thoughts from the day, to-do lists and planning for the coming day. It seems as if the head isn't going to allow the weary body the rest it deserves. There's nothing to do but hope for sleep to eventually come, or is there?



What if there was in…

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Added by Sandra Rea on April 12, 2016 at 4:24am — 2 Comments

The Real Master

The Real Master

by Daniel Mitel

“Dadu,

 We are your children surrendered at your feet. Thank you for guiding us with your light. Please accept our quiet offering.”

 (Dedication made by Swami Satyananda Giri to Sri Sailendra)    

This article started with a beautiful dedication made by a Master to another Master. The respect and consideration the masters had in the past for any human being or for a different spiritual…

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Added by Daniel Mitel on April 11, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Fine Alignment of Our Personal Truth and Soul Self

by Gia Dalton 

Submitted to Personal Growth 

REVISED 

Words -873

Bio -57

PUBLISHED MAY 1, 2016 Edition 

PERSONAL GROWTH PAGE 96 

Do you desire to align your personal truth and soul self harmoniously?  There is a fine alignment which can be achieved to avoid feeling sluggish, fatigued, overwhelmed, and just plain unhappy.  Are the thoughts and feeling you have been experiencing…

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Added by Gia Dalton on April 10, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

How to Feel Fulfilled in the Face of Adversity Using the Ace of Cups

By Diane Wing, M.A., all rights reserved

Category: Metaphysics/Tarot/Personal Growth/Fulfillment

Title: 67 Characters with spaces

Words: 708

There are times when something goes wrong and times when it seems everything is going wrong. It can be difficult to stay optimistic and motivated when the majority of the day is spent doing battle with internal and external issues. We have all been there: an outside circumstance generates internal doubt, fear, and worry. And then…

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Added by Diane Wing on April 7, 2016 at 8:28pm — 1 Comment

When Highly Sensitive Turns Highly Selfish

Though nobody is immune to struggle in this world, there are certain struggles that highly sensitive people have in common. The process of evolving as a highly sensitive person tends to follow a pattern. In the beginning, we struggle to feel normal in a non-sensitive and often abrasive world. We struggle with feeling different and separate from everyone else. We paddle through these murky waters until our desire to improve our situation becomes big enough to seek…

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Added by Nicole Taffs Hollingshead on April 7, 2016 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

5 Ways to Boost Your Spiritual Business

When you start your spiritual business your biggest concern is getting people to know you even exist. Then, once your business is established, you worry about how to keep customers coming in. The strategy is always the same whether you are just starting out or have an existing business.

            As a spiritual business owner, a big part of your job is to make it easy for someone to find you and build a personal relationship by getting to know you. Even if you get their attention,…

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Added by Lisa K. on April 7, 2016 at 2:03pm — 4 Comments

The Positivity Process

Perhaps, by now, you already know this truth: happiness is not something you need to discover because you are already capable of it and because it is intrinsic to the essence of your being! Believe it or not, happiness is not elusive. I just requires your focusing on it for it to become completely obvious to you, because it IS there. You see it in others and you like seeing it there. You want more of it for your own life. You may only need a few tools to either maintain a baseline of…

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Added by Maria Khalife on April 7, 2016 at 1:45pm — 1 Comment

How to Boost the Power of Affirmations (Do Affirmations Work?, revised)

Affirmations can work for some people, but there is a catch. The effectiveness of an affirmation depends on how one feels about oneself when uttering a positive self-statement.

Psychological researcher Joanne V. Wood at the University of Waterloo in Canada discovered that a person's level of self-esteem determines whether a positive affirmation will be psychologically acceptable. If someone has high self-esteem, a statement such as "I am lovable" fits with their self conception. But…

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Added by Maryjane Osa on April 7, 2016 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

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