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DAILY INSPIRATION

Live with persistence

Live with persistence. The great experience of today will be yours when you stick around long enough to find it. Success and fulfillment are to be found just on the other side of...

 

Daily Life as Spiritual Practice

The 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 Collective

Heartbroken in America

This week my guest blogger is Jim Foti, the assistant minister at the congregation I serve. He delivered a version of this reflection over the weekend. We hold in our hearts the United States, as our country continues to fail to extend to all the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. [Read More...]

The Divine Feminine

Not 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 Living

What 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 God

How 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 LA

Living life based on predictions?

I don’t believe in living life based on predictions; I know that at every moment we possess the power to influence and change the trajectory of our health, finances, relationships and careers, essentially our entire lives. But I am fascinated by the wisdom found in the many forms of energy interpretation. Recently, I’ve seen the [Read More...]

Revealing Your LuminEssence

Self-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 Awaken

Astrology 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 Syndrome

Five Lies Christians Tell about Mental Illness

Lie #1: God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.

Astrological Musings

Capricorn 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 Medium

Be 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 Call

Saving 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, Progressivism

Did the Exodus Happen? And What It Means Today

Ridley Scott, is the director of such classic films as Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, and Gladiator. So when I heard that Scott, who is a self-described atheist, had been given a $140 million budget to make a film of the biblical Exodus story, my curiosity was piqued. It’s been almost sixty years, since [Read More...]

Spirituality and Consciousness

For 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...]

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: A Guided Meditation with Images
By Christine Valters Paintner

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