Featured Articles– May 2014 Archive (23)

To Judge or Not to Judge...

That is the question! Is it possible that at the route of most physical, emotional and mental dis-ease and discomfort lay some form of judgment? When we hold onto any form of judgment toward ourselves or others, we create a constriction in our entire continence. Our bodies tighten, our thoughts become muddled with defense and our emotions bring forward dark clouds of resentment, anger, and depression.

So why do we choose to take this path of doom and gloom so readily throughout our…

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Added by Carl Studna on May 29, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

The Lightworker’s Challenge: Meeting Your Authentic Self

In   A Sacred Voice is Calling  John Neafsy gives insight into the nature of our highest calling, the voice of our spiritual self.    A required reading in many theology programs, the book transcends  the traditional notion of spirituality as taught in many western institutions and embraces familiar and eclectic examples of spiritual life from literature through Eastern religion. He illuminates the  thread of the spirit as unifier among all of us, often using very mundane world…

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Added by Lisa Shaw on May 29, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

The Spiritual Entrepreneur

 There are an every growing number of spiritual practitioners who offer services in the holistic community. Some have stumbled upon their calling to assist others on this planet and others entered their career with clear intention. Yet the questions I pose for contemplation and action is, “Are you a Spiritual Entrepreneur? Do you see yourself as a business owner?” If you are deriving your livelihood from your work as a self-employed massage therapist, yoga instructor, astrologer, spiritual…

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Added by Margaret Ann Lembo on May 28, 2014 at 8:47am — 3 Comments

Is the theory of evolution of science really anti-religion ?

We all know that a feud is going on between Science and Religion, on the theory of evolution for a long time. Bill Nye the Science Guy visited Kentucky (Feb 4, 2014) for a creation-vs.-evolution debate with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham. But is Science’s theory of evolution really going against Religion? Let’s analyze it a bit to examine the important things that both sides are saying, and if they are contradicting each other!

The most sought after element in our lives is probably…

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Added by Jay K Ghosh on May 27, 2014 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

Smudging: Clear Away the Negative and Replace with Love and Well-Being

Everything is energy. All thoughts, feelings, words, and actions are energy. Some of this energy is beneficial and others . . . well, not so much. It is human nature to worry or think about things we really don't want to have or occur in our lives. It takes diligence, great clarity, and good self-observation to shift thoughts, feelings, words and even actions to be aligned with what we do want vs. what we don't want.



The Hamster Wheel Effect

All that…

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Added by Margaret Ann Lembo on May 25, 2014 at 11:51am — 2 Comments

The Physical, Spiritual, and Energetic Lessons of Plants

Many of the plants we pass in the background of our day are hard at work. They are employed by the planet as construction workers, teachers, security guards, and doctors. Arguably the top performers in each profession and certainly the hardest workers, never wanting or taking a day off in their life. Yet it is humanity that fails to understand much of their vital importance in each area. It is said that you don't miss a good thing till it is gone. This seems to be the case with our plant…

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Added by Jefferey Jaxen on May 22, 2014 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

Connecting With Your Intuition

Intuition… everyone has it, but what the heck is it? For many it may seem like this new-agey concept that only spiritual people or hippies use. Being a spiritual person and a wanna-be hippie myself, I don’t take offense to this idea, however, sadly I think most people miss out on our greatest tool and ally in life simply because it’s such an abstract and foreign concept. But is it really that foreign or abstract?

Intuition is simply our instinct or “inner knowing” if you will. It’s…

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Added by Tania Manczarek on May 22, 2014 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Guilt, Stigma, and Five Considerations

Guilt, Stigma, and Five Considerations

by Kathy Custren

Guilt…it can be a real eye-opener to discover that there are those who live, day in and day out, carrying an overbearing burden. As with many things in life, there can be too much of a good thing, which is just as true about guilt, if not more so. When guilt or another person’s expectation becomes extreme, it can also feel very…

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Added by Kathy Custren on May 20, 2014 at 8:18am — 1 Comment

Crossing the Threshold of Your Life’s Purpose

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for

that work has been put in every heart.” ~ Rumi

You now stand in front of a door. But, this is no ordinary door, for when you tilt your head skyward, you see it extend into the Heavens above. It is ancient—hand-crafted from yew wood—beautifully carved and gleaming, the wood’s rich color a deep honey brown to purple to reddish-orange. The door is unattached and…

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Added by Christine Horner on May 19, 2014 at 10:07pm — 2 Comments

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

I consider myself to be a nice person. I spend a lot of my life - giving to others and teaching positive life skills. However, what I like about myself sometimes makes it hard for me to accept other people when they are inconsiderate, selfish and downright hurtful towards others. You see I have a lot of rules about the way people should treat each other and these rules, when I am not living consciously, make my life harder than it needs to be because I have no control over other people's…

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Added by Anne Hartley on May 17, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

3 Things You Can Do Today To Increase Your Happiness

Did you know that there’s a growing field of science known as “Positive Psychology”? Dr. Martin Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness and Learned Optimism, put this area of psychology on the map during the late 1990s when he served as president of the American Psychological Association, but it has its roots in the work of Dr. Abraham Maslow and other well-known social scientists from the 20th century.

Instead of merely focusing on “how can we relieve suffering?”…

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Added by Angela R Loeb on May 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

YOUR INNER RADAR SYSTEM

 

YOUR INNER RADAR SYSTEM 

THE ART OF LISTENING TO YOUR INNER GUIDANCE

 

All human beings are born with a powerful inner voice and guidance system, a gift from the Creator’s Mother/Father God to aid humanity.  This gift alerts us to possible harm and serves as a built- in spiritual and intellectual barometer.  My grandmother, who was Cherokee, said this inner system is housed in the higher heart-the thymus gland.  The…

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Added by Nancy Oakes on May 13, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Soul Changes

Soul Changes

 

By Judi Lynch

 

So many people choose to face dire consequences than make permanent changes in their lives. For some, the thought of changing anything is so frightening the fear wins before they ever try to break free from it. It wins by taking them to a place of darkness and despair--they begin to tell themselves they won’t recover from. That feeling of despair can be healed and transformed but a person has to have hope, they have to…

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Added by Judi Lynch on May 11, 2014 at 9:08am — 2 Comments

5 Ways to Invite Contentment into Our Lives

1. Give up the illusion that someone else will make you happy

Why do we still believe that someone will make us happy after all our experiences to the contrary? No one can make us happy until we resolve to fill our own mental space (where we live) with the vibrating Divine Presence and joy. It is our spiritual awakening that alone can light the path and allow us to live a sacred life of contentment and fulfillment.

As we are flooded with the moment-to-moment joy of our awakened…

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Added by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari on May 11, 2014 at 12:17am — 1 Comment

Spiritual Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has been a popular trend in the last few years.  People who are looking to get a new project, business or idea off the ground are looking for 'backers' to help support their cause. The point of crowdfunding is to acquire support from a large base of people instead of from one main source. Can we take this idea of crowdfunding and apply it globally? Looking at it as an investment in humanity to fund our awakening?  There are already some…

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Added by Angela Levesque on May 9, 2014 at 10:02pm — 2 Comments

The Active Principle: The Divine Masculine

The Divine Masculine is the universal father, represented by any and all of the following: God, Mikael, Christ, Chiron, and many others. All of these beings represent the energy of doing, taking action, moving forward.



The Divine Masculine is available to everyone regardless of your gender. Invite energy when you need to feel or be the protector and the provider. The universal father loves us, provides shelter and safety and watches over us in a state of action. Invoke the part…

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Added by Margaret Ann Lembo on May 9, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Neutrality

One of the greatest attributing factors to the experience of suffering in the physical world is our need to continually perceive and label events and situations in our lives as either good or bad. All perception is illusion. Good and bad are relative terms just like big and small or high and low, so they cannot be used to truthfully describe anything. What seems good to one person could…

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Added by Rev. Marcy Ellen on May 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

GemSpot: Goddess Divine and The Color Pink

Affirm.

I am blessed with nurturing vibrations wherever I go! I am gentle with myself. I recognize that kind-heartedness brings about better life situations. I am kind and compassionate with myself and others. I enjoy loving relationships.



The Color Pink and the Heart Chakra

While Mother’s Day comes once a year, the vibration of the Divine Feminine is always available to each and every person. It flows on the color pink. Pink is…

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Added by Margaret Ann Lembo on May 8, 2014 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

The Many Facets of Love

Love is like a shiny diamond with many sides, all facing different directions, some in shadow, some in light. It is all-encompassing in a way that is heart-openingly simple and yet complex all at once.



Love is an action, a state of being, an emotion, a gift, a word, and so much more. It is the essence of existence, and it is everything.



Everything is Love.



We’ve heard this before, and it may not appear to be profound, until we strip away all the structures…

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Added by Jenny Griffin on May 8, 2014 at 8:49am — 3 Comments

3 Relationship Warning Signs

When it comes to matters of the heart we can often ignore signs that there is trouble in paradise. We deny, we turn our cheek, we bury our heads in the sand all to avoid seeing the end of a relationship; but the ending is still there, looming before us, whether we choose to accept it or not.



Sometimes we tell ourselves that we never saw it coming and perhaps this is true. The need to avoid seeing that a relationship is ending can be so strong that we never become aware of the…

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Added by Laura Brown on May 5, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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