July 2015 Articles (77)

Why You Should Thank Closed Doors


Personal Growth, 721, Bio 60 

by Gia Dalton

Are you feeling down because a door closed that you had wished was open? Do you have difficulty letting it go? Sometimes a closed door can be your biggest break. Looking back, you may discover the closed door was part of a greater plan, designed for your highest good. Without that closed door, you may not…


Added by Gia Dalton on July 26, 2015 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

“How to Grow as a Spiritual Student”

“The Student and Master Relationship”

To plant the seeds of spirituality, there first needs to be a strong desire to know God, the Universe, and the One and Only. There needs to be a burning deep down inside that drives a person forward wanting to know more. That is the seed spirituality, and students must crave…


Added by Dr. Paul Haider on July 23, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

“What About Karma and Physical Health”

We come to this plane to learn lessons and some of those lessons concern living life with physical difficulties. Some are born with all kinds of physical and mental impairments. When we are on the other side of  the veil we soon decide that we need to go back to the physical plane and learn more, and thus we decide the lessons we need to learn. There is no thought to how much pain and suffering we will endure, that’s of…


Added by Dr. Paul Haider on July 22, 2015 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Egolessness: Unconscious Consciousness?

The self-development field is a fascinating place, filled with fascinating individuals.

As lifetime students of the Human Condition, we have always been rather intrigued by the highly diverse paths people take in pursuit of their personal journeys towards enlightenment, self-realization or whatever else it is they seek.

Which brings us to this thing called “Ego.”

Ego is perhaps the single most over-analyzed, over-discussed and over-used…


Added by Peter Messerschmidt on July 22, 2015 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Light Thieves -- The difference between light workers and light stealers.

There are people who will claim to know you and act as though they are part of your tribe, using you for their own agendas as they drop your name in other circles. Their sincerity depends entirely on how much you can offer them in each moment. Their motives are selfish, not selfless. These are not light workers in any way, shape or form. Don't fool yourself into thinking that because they have light, they must be good people. There are many gifted healers who don't have an authentic…


Added by Sarah Nash on July 22, 2015 at 2:01am — 2 Comments

“Spiritual Peace = Controlling our Mind”

In order to have whatever we want, we must first control our mind. Think about Sir Edmond Hillary the mountain climber climbing Mount Everest. It's a long arduous journey and there are many obstacles in the way, such as crevasses, icy cliffs, lack of oxygen, and with great heights every step feels like a person is moving tons of concrete. A person of normal mind would never make it to the summit. But a person with…


Added by Dr. Paul Haider on July 21, 2015 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

Your Personal Evolution: What does it mean to you?

Title:  48 characters with spaces

Article length:  750 words

Category:  Personal Growth

If you are reading this, it's likely that you are a "constant improver," a person who spends a lot of time and effort making sure that your work is the best it can be, a high achiever dedicated to your development, and at the same time may tend to worry about your performance and how others perceive you.

The Meaning of Personal Evolution

People talk…


Added by Diane Wing on July 21, 2015 at 8:26am — 1 Comment

Triggers and Compressors ... Engaging the Activation Process.

     The evolution of awareness is an ongoing process, moving from a state of confusion to a state of health and stability. The activation of intense emotion, usually called triggering, has been associated with PTSD for the most part, but is actually a description of something that happens to everyone across the board. That makes it an evolutionary opportunity for all to engage in.

     Whether we have PTSD or not, we are presented with situations that engage us and activate…


Added by Vito Mucci on July 20, 2015 at 10:31pm — 1 Comment

Awareness and Self-Actualization Revisisted

The majority of those of us in the self-improvement, metaphysical or spiritual movement idealize a time when we are able to fully incorporate and live from the remembrance of the truths we have come to believe. Although we may disagree on the content of those beliefs, we are universal in our desire to become what Abraham Maslow has termed “self-actualized.” We believe it is possible for us to become all that we can be and remain in a state of awareness without the slumber of unconsciousness…


Added by Shannon Crane on July 20, 2015 at 8:20pm — 1 Comment

The Etheric Body

The lowest vibrational layer of your subtle body, that has direct contact with your physical body and sustains your life, is the etheric body. It is often referred to as your human atmosphere and contributes to vitality and health.

Your etheric body is the connection to the divine and absorbs and distributes the vital force energy of the universe to your entire physical body. It is the bridge between your outer physical world and your inner energy world.

Etheric comes from the…


Added by Geoffrey Jowett on July 20, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

“How to Find the True Meaning of Life”

“The Advancements of Technology or the Call of Spirit”

We are exploring the deepest parts of the oceans, climbing the highest peaks of the world, going out into space to visit other planets, landing on asteroids, crossing the oceans with solar powered planes, colliding particles with giant magnetic chambers… and much…


Added by Dr. Paul Haider on July 20, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

How to Create Balance for Your Life

In our work-a-day lives, we are driven to achieve, to be successful. Work is just one focus in our lives. What about who you are in your own mind, what about your finances, and what about your vision for the future?

It would be wonderful to have a Master Plan for your life and to include all of those topics. If you don’t have one, why not take a few moments and create one? Floating along IS one method, but the results are not quite as predictable.



Added by Maria Khalife on July 20, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

21st Century Enlightenment

Nowadays, we see many spiritual buzz words banded about such as ascension, golden age and 5th Dimension, all pertaining to a charmed and more enlightened life for humanity. But what really is Enlightenment?

In the Oxford English dictionary enlightenment is defined as "The action or state of attaining or having attained spiritual knowledge or insight".

Spirit sometimes refer to themselves as "Masters in their own essence" where they use this spiritual energy as a means…


Added by Jeni Powell on July 19, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

“Why We Should Meditate and Pray Now”

During times of hardship like we have now people have gone inward

praying and meditating on love, 

praying and meditating on their heart where God lives,…


Added by Dr. Paul Haider on July 19, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

The Magic Carpet Revealed

As a child, did you delight in the exotic, mystical stories of magic carpets, manifestation through puffs of smoke, and genies?  Most of us did, either through storybooks that unleashed our imagination or through colorful and hypnotic animation in movies and on television.  The names, the clothing,   The Arabian locales and cultural accoutrements increased the exotic appeal of the story, which appeared, like many other compelling tales, in the 1001 Arabian Nights.  Who wouldn’t desire a…


Added by Lisa Shaw on July 19, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

5 Steps to Find Your Soul Mate

Plato told a story of soulmates being once bonded together as one and then Zeus split them apart. Since then the two have sought each other out as each half seeking to be completed by their other half. They have an unspoken understanding of each other and feel united as if they were twins. Since then many people have looked for their perfect mate, that one and only "soulmate." Whether soulmates exist is debatable but many of us seek that special someone we can be with who is like no…


Added by Lisa K. on July 18, 2015 at 2:53am — 2 Comments

The Hope in Pandora

The Hope in Pandora


By Kathy Custren


Taking a look around our world today, especially when using social media and mainstream news, hope seems to be in short supply. We can still count off any number of the problems released in the ancient story of Pandora. For the background of the story, read more on the Wikipedia page at this link:…


Added by Kathy Custren on July 16, 2015 at 11:40pm — 2 Comments

“A True Story of Love and Healing”

Once there was a young boy who went through life feeling alone. Feeling as though he did not belong, and that everyone was busy doing this and that, but he did not fit in. He went to school and had a hard time learning because he had a learning disability, which made it difficult for him to read, write, and do math. It was frustrating for his parents that didn’t know what to do… so their frustration eventually grew to…


Added by Dr. Paul Haider on July 16, 2015 at 2:23pm — 2 Comments

Don't Read This!

Don’t Read This!

By William Bezanson 


What?  Are you still reading this?  What did the title say?

Ah!  I can guess that you are a rebel.  You’re probably a wet paint toucher, too.  If a sign says “Wet Paint”, you likely touch the painted object to check if the sign is correct.

I’m that way also.  I’m a literalist.  I saw a sign on a bridge once, stating “Do Not Pass”!  So I stopped driving.  I obeyed the sign.  (It…


Added by William Bezanson on July 16, 2015 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

3 Most Common Camera Fears - How to Summon Camera Courage

Champions don’t become champions in the ring. They are recognized there. In our boxing ring, the entertainment industry, a performer hears the sound, “Action!” instead of a fight bell. This cues an actor to penetrate through the camera. Bringing scripts to life is our job. From Audrey Hepburn’s charming and charismatic performance as Holly Golightly in Breakfast Tiffany’s (1961) to Matthew McConaughey’s dramatic transformed hustler Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (2013),…


Added by Courtney Marchesani on July 15, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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