DAILY INSPIRATIONMoving through it
Stick your hand out the car window when you’re parked, and you’ll hardly even notice the difference between the inside and the outside of the vehicle. Stick your hand out the...
Daily Life as Spiritual PracticeThe Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2014
One way we practice our spirituality in everyday life is to go to the movies. As film reviewers for SpiritualityandPractice.com, we review 300 films a year, always looking for how the stories and the characters illustrate spiritual qualities and practices. At the end of the year, we choose the 45 “Most Spiritually Literate Films” of [Read More...]
Quest for Meaning: A UU CollectiveThe ‘Ol Heave Ho Ho
You’ve seen them spilling off the paved trail into the woods; you’ve seen them in parks; across sand dunes; wherever people go. There’s no standard English phrase for them. A couple of terms are “desire paths” and “goat trails.” In another era they were called bootleg trails. They are those paths that steadfastly ignore the [Read More...]
The Divine FeminineNot just work-life balance: work-life integration
Becoming a birth doula has felt like a calling, not just a career. As I take each step, I’ve been asking myself – to quote Carol Flinders – “What is at the root of this longing?” And I think it’s community. The truth is, though my life is beautiful right now, I am yearning for more [Read More...]
The Principles of Spiritual LivingWhat Are Your Traditions?
What sort of traditions do you have? While we experience our personal, family or cultural traditions throughout the year, it seems the winter holiday season often hold the most cherished or memorable. Do you attempt to re-create those traditions year-after-year? If so, how do you feel when something (or someone!) doesn’t live up to your [Read More...]
Conversations with GodHow can spiritually conscious people respond to our world?
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a five-part series by Conversations with God author Neale Donald Walsch on the role of today’s Cultural Creatives in the evolutionary process now unfolding on the Earth with increasing intensity.) I cannot remember a time during my half century of adulthood when the average human being on this [Read More...]
A Goddess in LAA True Gift
Wherever you are, whatever you practice, take a moment to appreciate everything that matters to you. Let nothing be off limits or judged as more or less worthy of appreciation. This is your life and you are a unique individual whose greatness is revealed by self-acceptance. Today, give thanks for all you’ve done well, all [Read More...]
Revealing Your LuminEssenceSelf-Care versus Selfishness
By bringing an attitude of loving self-care into our daily life and recognizing that when we are feeling nurtured and replenished, we can then give to others from a whole and balanced perspective.
Project AwakenAstrology 101 on #StephenSoulTalks
Post By: Stephen Lovegrove, Contributor “Millionaires don’t use astrology. Billionaires do.” – JP Morgan My friend Jordan Bach shared this quote last year, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. At that point, I barely knew anything about astrology, but I decided I should investigate it for myself. Now, one year later, astrology is a [Read More...]
Post-Traumatic Church SyndromeFive Lies Christians Tell about Mental Illness
Lie #1: God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.
Astrological MusingsCapricorn New Moon at the Solstice: The dark point of stillness
“The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.” – Joseph Campbell The Capricorn New Moon will occur just six minutes after the moment of the Winter Solstice – the point at which the Sun moves into Capricorn in the tropical system. [Read More...]
A Happy MediumBe Merry and Bright
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Grady laid her head on the tiled white bathroom floor. She couldn’t feel the hardness of the ground, or the [Read More...]
Wake Up CallSaving Baby Jesus from the Trash Man. (A Christmas Story.)
I am a runner and four or five days a week, in the dim early hours of morning, I jog around town. My path is usually the same, I hug the nearby river as closely as possible, and pass the same houses and landmarks. There’s something comforting about the familiarity the route offers, it’s part [Read More...]
Sarah Over the Moon#TheNewPacifism and “The New Jim Crow”
It’s that time of year again! My friend Rod is hosting the second annual #TheNewPacifism synchroblog over at Political Jesus. This synchroblog is for starting new conversations about pacifism, in light of privilege, injustice, and the intersections of gender, race, class, queerness, and other factors. Last year I contributed with my series on Privileged Pacifism. Be sure to [Read More...]
Pluralism, Pragmatism, ProgressivismTop 10 Best Netflix Streamed in 2014
This list is not my favorite new releases of the year. Instead, it is the best of the content I watched since this time last year. It also does not include films that I saw in the theater. In addition, this list is in alphabetical order because agonizing over a precise order would take out [Read More...]
Spirituality and ConsciousnessFor Your Favorite Aura Colors Fun Holiday Gift Ideas – Part Two
I’ve created a list of cool gift ideas for the different aura color personalities to help you with your holiday shopping. Instead of just guessing what to buy someone, I’m hoping this information about a person’s likes and desires will help you find the perfect gift. Happy holidays! Green aura color personalities are intelligent, [Read More...]