How Can A Spiritual Counselor Help?
Cathy was miserable after she broke up with her boyfriend of 11 years. Her thoughts were almost unbearable as she tried to process the loss of her relationship and what it meant to her. A good friend referred her to a Spiritual Counselor. Cathy wondered what a Spiritual Counselor did. Her friend explained they are not a licensed psychologist but can assist a person to understand patterns that are unhealthy and identify the source. Spiritual…Continue
“Mindfulness is not something that is only done in the meditation hall, it is also done in the kitchen, in the garden when we’re on the telephone, when we are driving a car, when we are doing the dishes.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness is not so much a form of meditation with eyes closed and legs crossed on a zafu…Continue
We have all heard about someone miraculously being cured of Stage IV cancer after every other treatment has failed; a lifelong smoker and bacon eater who lived to the ripe old age ninety-five, or the woman being told she would never have children only to achieve a healthy pregnancy, naturally in her mid-forties. This phenomena happens more than one would think. The cause and cure of many chronic diseases is beyond our genes and could be…Continue
Abstract.....While grappling with uncertainty, the question often arises how to get back the restored sense of self. It’s the awareness of self that we can develop as time rolls by, once we are hit with the realization that the healthy ongoing feeling, the one that evokes authenticity, has long gone away and all we are performing is the role of an existential living.
If you’ve ever been in the middle of a painful breakdown with your partner and felt overwhelmed with rage, fear, pain, despair, or some combination of the above, you’re not alone. Even couples that share good relationships can occasionally experience feelings like this. At…Continue
All marriages, even the great ones, have irreconcilable differences. While some differences are deal-breakers, many are natural and even necessary in order for relationships to thrive. An unfortunate all-too-popular myth held by many people is that…Continue
No, you can’t. Next question? Oh, I see, you want me to expound on that one a bit. Well, you’re in lots of luck because that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
One of my favorite spiritual books is Dr. Michael Newton’s Journey of Souls, in which he describes how people choose the basic lineaments of their lives – the script (events that will unfold in a given life) and supporting cast of characters they will interact with – before they incarnate. And the life they…Continue
Added by Bob Makransky on September 21, 2020 at 7:46am — No Comments
Grief is part of the human experience. We grieve the loss of a loved one, a furry friend, a beloved colleague, a career, a relationship or the loss of something we have had in our lives for a long time. We grieve the onset of illness, trauma or some situation that has or will change how we live our lives. And many of us grieve for all of humanity, the animals, the environment ... the collective in its current state of existence.
Also, during this time of massive change on the planet,…Continue
Surviving a pandemic
1. Finding a Project
A great projects ignite our passion, and feed our soul.
2. Finding Peace with Self
Looking inward and working through personal issues leads to inner peace.
3. Dealing with Feelings of Isolation
Learning how to reach out. What does isolation mean? How to keep in touch?
4. Finding Joy
Being happy when it feels…Continue
Spiritual health may be as beneficial in your life as your physical and mental health, and learning how to nourish your spiritual side better can help improve your state of wellbeing. Taking the right measures to channel your spiritual self more effectively can bring about many positive changes. Here are four better ways to connect with your spiritual…Continue
Linda: Lilly knew that there was something missing in her partnership with her husband. But it was hard for her to define what it was that kept her from feeling connected to him and fully loved. When she talked with her closest women…Continue
Summer is nearly over and the cooler autumn weather has begun to set in. Here in Ontario, many of us have started to move our activities indoors. But in this time of Covid-19, the shift indoors could also mean an increased risk of infection.
If we follow the public health guidelines and practice good self-care we can minimize that risk, but if we make poor health choices we risk becoming ill or infecting the people around us.
A recent study…Continue
Are you mindful of what you have been listening to? The word listen means,” to give attention to, attend closely, and to wait attentively for.” We have all been conditioned to follow the latest trends and happenings, so we shift our attention rapidly from one thing to the next. It’s easy…Continue
Added by Melvin D. Nix on September 15, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments
Marina: I know that Alex loves me, and even when he is away from home traveling for business a lot, I do know that he loves me. But knowing that he loves me and experiencing his love are very different. We have worked out a method that has really been good for us over the busy years of raising kids and raising our business. We choose a block of time,…Continue
Abstract......A long stare at the ocean, listening to its waves, crashing and roaring induces a change in the frequency of our brainwaves and our minds lull lazily in a relaxation. From there, we are carried into a meditative state. As we listen to the sound of its waves, the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, and we unwind in tranquility. The ebbing and flowing, the coming and receding of the waves, the frothy delight topping them, stimulates the…Continue
Immunity has always been important, but due to recent events of COVID-19, it is more essential than ever that we stay as healthy as possible. Our health is our vehicle, it gets us from point a to point b, it allows us to provide for our families, spend time with our loved ones, be active in our communities, create art and enjoy what life has to offer! In order to do that we need to keep our immune system healthy, and strong!
One of the ways we can improve our immunity is by…Continue
Happiness in its many different forms and shades seems to be lure for all activities of life forms. Human activities in the pursuit of happiness can produce different types of status changes in our personal world and in the world around. A person’s activities that produce positive or beneficial status changes for the self, seem to deliver happiness to the person. These acts may also produce positive status changes for the greater world around, but they may also be neutral or even negative…Continue
The more we withdraw from challenges, the more fearful we become.
The problem with avoidance is that the underlying issues don’t get resolved. Fear doesn’t…Continue
Jerilyn: I got a wake-up call that shattered the foundation of my life. My husband Ted announced that he was leaving our marriage. He told me that he had made up his mind and there was no point in talking about anything. The movers, he said, would be here in the morning to pick up his things. I was stunned,…Continue