Let’s be real. There are days when one gets a little weary of the continual message to ‘Think Positive’. Since the release of The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale many years ago, the advice to keep one’s thoughts positive and upbeat has pervaded self-help books too numerous to mention, and it is even a cornerstone of certain spiritual disciplines and practices.
First, is it really worth the effort?…Continue
Added by Leigh Ann Lipscomb on July 12, 2021 at 5:00pm — No Comments
If you’re experiencing allergies, getting summer colds or just generally trying to stay healthy, supporting your immune system is one of the best ways to prevent illness.
Your immune system is designed to defend your body against all kinds of disease and illness. On any given day it helps you fight off countless bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens you encounter as you go about your life.
The immune system is a complex system designed to fight off infection.…Continue
Quantum physics tells us that there isn’t an objective reality, and that the only reality is the mind. Let’s look at a tree, for example. When we fall asleep, there’s no tree.
The tree reappears promptly when we wake up. Where did it go when we were sleeping? It simply didn’t exist for us.
Like most of us, you have perhaps felt at times completely alone in the world. But yogic philosophy and…Continue
One of the biggest challenges along the path of higher consciousness is overcoming our impulse to cast judgment on everyone and everything. Our little old monkey mind just loves to sit as judge and jury for everything that enters our conscious awareness. Yet, if we wish to bring love, peace, compassion, understanding and tolerance into our daily lives and into the lives of others, we may want to choose to practice discernment.…Continue
Abstract: Ready or not, our kids are going to change our lives A LOT! As we strive to guide and teach our kids the best we can, we bring to focus our own need to guide and teach ourselves! What if we could parent from a different perspective? What if we knew that we already have all we need to be a good parent? Tips on making parenting easier and more enjoyable.
Authenticity is a concept that has been on my mind lately. As part of my deep-dive and introspection, I asked some friends and acquaintances what this word meant to them.
Everyone was very happy to share their thoughts. Some defined authenticity by spotlighting the opposite. They described an inauthentic person as dishonest, selfish, lying, or breaking promises. Others saw authenticity as a person whose behavior showed up with heart, compassion, and integrity.
Although I agreed…Continue
Meditation and Self-observation work hand-in-hand to help you to separate from the constant activity of the personality, finding the peace and inner sanctity of the Essential Nature. When you touch and feel the quality of your Essential Nature, then you are ‘aligned’ with the Soul on its own plane. Then you are centered and fulfilling your first Dharma…Continue
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Seven Self-Care Tips to Help Raise the Vibration
By Judi Lynch
Article Submission for May 2021
Word count – 675
Bio Word count - 60
We have all seen and heard much about self-care recently. In light of recent world events we all need reminders on how to love and honor ourselves more. When we feel rested, connected and observing life from a higher vibration we are truly more able to live in purpose and assist others as well. Here are a few suggestions to…Continue
We always make time for the things that are most enjoyable to us. It's not that the important things aren't a priority, but it is easier to motivate ourselves when we know joy is on the way. So much of our lives are riddled with responsibilities. It's easy to understand how it can be difficult to prioritize more work in the little free time we have. This is why working out and exercising can be difficult for some. We procrastinate for a multitude of reasons such as fear of failure, fear of…Continue
Forgiveness: A VERY Misunderstood Process
Have any of you ever struggled to forgive someone? I know I have! When a person has done us wrong, it seems to violate every aspect of our nature…Continue
Article Submission for April 2021:
The Pursuit of Love, Peace and Security
By Judi Lynch
Word count – 637
Bio word count - 60
Human beings can have a tendency to feel anxious and fearful when untethered from their inner source of existence. To help cope with the knowledge that we are only here in the flesh for a short time, humanity has filled up that time with constant distractions. Materialism, competition, domination, control dramas and judgment are all…Continue
Universal Individuals Arise!
by Barbara Ann Briggs
The world is in need of “universal individuals” who can think globally. A universal individual pledges their allegiance to the whole world family. Already there are multitudes who work to advance their own selfish interests. They don’t consider the negative consequences of their actions on others. The world needs individuals who are committed to…Continue
The Arrival Of An Unforeseen Detour
Obstacles and roadblocks are some of the most unwelcomed occurrences that happen in daily lives. They tend to show up at the most inconvenient moments and create periods of frustration and angst. We’ve all been there. You get out of bed late and remember…Continue
We exist in a world where there always seems to be a new obstacle or challenge set in our path. While it most certainly is easier to allow ourselves to be upset or frustrated we must rise to the challenge, and shift our perspective instead. We know this isn't a small task to ask of ourselves. We know it's going to take time and dedication. We also know things worth fighting for tend to be worth it in the end. Perspective is everything. Perspective is the key!
The truth is we can…
Setting Healthy Boundaries to Enhance Our Spiritual Growth
By Judi Lynch
(Article Submission for March 2021)
Word count – 763
Bio word count - 60
Throughout our lives we learn how important setting boundaries are in relation to our spiritual health and well-being. When we are able to define and love ourselves as we are evolving, we can learn to protect ourselves and respect our energy levels. When we agree to things we really shouldn’t or truly don’t want…Continue
Analyzing Our Dreams
by William Bezanson
ABSTRACT: This article gives a personal view of experience with a Jungian approach to dream analysis, based on the author’s analysis of many of his own dreams. The main Jungian archetypes are briefly explained, and a process for understanding dreams is…Continue
We all know that if we find the right diagnosis for our suffering then it is always easier to find more effective remedies and solutions. Sages belonging to all faith traditions have found a common ground in diagnosing what causes human unhappiness. They could fathom the reasons for the suffering of humanity and found it is all in the Mind. In the following five articles we will explore the 5 Afflictions of Mind (Pancha Kleshas) according to Rishi Patanjali, the great sage of…Continue
Life sneaks up on us when we least expect it. We are going about our day like the many before, and all of a sudden we feel the brush of anxiety and stress taking hold. We would love to believe that the world could just stop spinning for a moment, but we know better than that. It is us who needs to stop spinning, and not the other way around. Learning to take a breath or a break can be essential to our success and well-being. Meditation has many benefits, and can be practiced in a variety of…Continue
For many, the restrictions of the pandemic have forced us to examine our lives. Whether we have been shut out of our in-person jobs, shut in with our families underfoot, or have had to disconnect from our normal activities, this time of “isolation” has offered us a thought-provoking mirror. Most notably, the reflection of how we spend our time - which paves our life direction - is staring accusingly at us with, "Well, is this working for you? Is this what you truly…Continue