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Aging can be a conscious journey into your own lived and experienced Wisdom.
This involves developing the inner resources to adapt to ageing instead of denying it; it is taking a step to ensure that the next phase of life ... Views: 336
It was Buckminster Fuller who said “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”.
This is the area that many professional change agents and social entrepreneurs are working in with grand missions to ... Views: 598
Were you aware that over a million people each month type into Google – How do you change the world? When you consider how many people there are in the world you might not think that’s a lot of people. I found it comforting to know there are at least one million Souls, if not more, genuinely ... Views: 604
Did you know that your values are an integral part of who you are? If you didn’t have the values that you have, your entire attitude toward life would be different.
However, your most important values, maybe your top two or three, should be absolutely non-negotiable. I call these your core ... Views: 553
When we are feeling stressed and overwhelmed in life, it’s easy to see ourselves as that struggling, small self. We can get stuck in this limiting view. But who you are and what you are capable of achieving is so much more than that. And it’s the challenges and struggles in life that help us ... Views: 476
There is a plan or template for your life, and sometimes when we quiet our busy minds, a wiser aspect of ourselves can reveal that plan to us. It may come in whispers or it may come like a bolt of lightning. The important thing is to listen to that inner voice. Here is a simple process to help ... Views: 373
As a coach who has helped folks from all over the globe overcome addiction, I believe that unlocking one’s true life purpose is a necessary component of addiction Freedom. Frequently, those who are addicted describe a feeling of internal emptiness. This, I believe, is connected to true life ... Views: 943
For some there is no easy way to success – it requires learning from mistakes and is one of the best ways. Take Steve Jobs for example – he certainly had ups and downs before he met with meterioic success. Here are 10 points that help you have more success more easily.
1. ... Views: 406
It’s resonates like an old gospel spiritual: You got a story, I got a story. All God’s children got a story.
The intensity of our stories varies as does the degree of the resulting chaos. Some of us had it really rough, as did I. Yet others have had harsher lives. And for some of us, not ... Views: 782
By Tom Hinton
Not far from my front door is a beautiful park where I enjoy walking in the early morning just after sunrise. Frequently, as I’ve completed my morning walk, I’ve seen an elderly woman arrive with her flower basket and pruning tools in one hand and a small three-legged stool in ... Views: 309
Loss causes us to ask the tough questions, “Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose? It sends us on a journey of self exploration and discovery. It causes us to question the nature of reality. Who we thought we were is no longer. All that we knew to be true, all of our assumptions about ... Views: 1394
Did you know that no matter how challenging life could be, there is a way to keep your balance, vitality and enthusiasm in the dance of life?
You can do it by connecting to your core. But what is your core? Your core is your true powerhouse and it is the essence of who you are. It is the ... Views: 1099
IMAGINE THAT YOUR LIFE WERE A MOVIE CREATED BY AN INFINITE FILMMAKER AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU COULD EVER WISH, DREAM OR HOPE FOR BECAME A PART OF THAT MOVIE.
NOW IMAGINE THAT THIS IS NOT YOUR IMAGINATION BUT YOUR REALITY.
WHAT WOULD YOUR LIFE LOOK LIKE?
There is a saying within the ... Views: 725
There are many components to overcoming addiction, and, without question, unlocking one’s true life purpose is one of them. Those who are addicted often describe the lack of meaning and purpose in their lives as a feeling of internal emptiness. This, in my opinion, contributes to depression, ... Views: 1036
Great Spiritual Teachers have always counseled humanity that the world has meaning. Our soul has descended from the divine, and it has come here with an attainable purpose - a need for worldly experience, spiritual awakening, and perfection, before it returns once again to the divine. They tell ... Views: 416
(1) Keeping a Spiritual Journal is a wonderful way to record your ideas, break through mental barriers, clarify your thoughts, refine your goals, express your creativity, and provide an open channel for new feelings and intuitions to flow freely.
You may want to place a Title on the ... Views: 282
Tomorrow you’ll die – elimination of fear of death in 3 days
Death is an illusion. Death is actually an interval between two states or planes of consciousness. Matter is neither created nor destroyed; it only changes form. Death is therefore a Change or transformation, which is essential for ... Views: 1449
We and Me
How do your relationships support you? They all do, one way or another.
Some of our relationships support us with kindness and comfort.
Some of our relationships support us with meaningful tasks and cash rewards.
Some of our relationships support us with challenges and ... Views: 1122
Do you feel that you are drifting through life without a clear direction? Do you find yourself constantly putting out fires or struggling to get what you need while feeling frustrated and stressed in the process? Do you often find yourself wasting time doing trivial things rather than using your ... Views: 735
What is boredom? Is it seeing our life as not enough? We may want something else, believe we need something else, in order to be happy and feel fulfilled. But it is also feeling that we are missing something, either missing out on something in life or lacking what it is we need to be happy. It ... Views: 614
Everyone wants to hit the ground running when it comes to their true life purpose, but it’s hard to put the pedal to the metal if you haven’t overcome addiction, and you don’t know where you’re going! If you’re like most who struggle with addiction, deep down, you probably have a burning desire ... Views: 939
Many people are searching for the one truth to life. A truth that once found would allow them to live joyously and without fear. Seekers look to books, healers, doctors, friends and councillors for answers. They may even try a variety of therapies, workshops and seminars. And with each ... Views: 380
Our long-term findings firmly support the theories of reincarnation and karma. Until we prove them invalid, we will continue to accept them as viable Explanations for some of life’s “mysteries.”
Related to the theory of reincarnation is the notion that there are no accidents in life and that ... Views: 1170
For people seeking help with their lives and careers there are, fortunately, a variety of choices. Coaching, consulting and therapy all provide valuable services. The question is, how do you decided which type of help is best for you? The professional you choose depends upon what you are seeking ... Views: 1564
Recently I have begun a process to extend my work, to get it out to more people. Some of you have read my blogs. Some of you have read my books. I decided it was time to play bigger, to take more responsibility, and to shine the light that is within me.
I am not special. You have a light to ... Views: 453
Every once in a while someone asks me how I got interested in this fierce quest for Growth and Healing. Why not leave well enough alone? What is all this talk of following your Destiny? Isn’t it hard enough just to keep our head above the water? Why not be grateful for being able to keep a roof ... Views: 497
I recently married the love of my life on a hot Spring day in Palm Springs. Prior to the wedding it was a very stressful time in both of our lives. I was in the middle (still am!) of launching my online clothing boutique Vintage Valentine, while he was changing careers.
We managed to get ... Views: 422
Your life has many purposes. Many are fulfilled in your day-to-day life and you do not think of them as purposes. Yet you could say meaning and purpose motivated each choice, each experience, and each role you have played that taught you lessons about yourself, your relationships, people, ... Views: 416
When did you first become aware that living fully is the most important thing you could do?
Sometimes we only realize that we have not been living fully when we encounter a tragedy, such as the death of a loved one, a car accident or fatal diagnosis. Then we wake up and realize, “What have I ... Views: 566
I would like to share the 2 past life regressions I did, 10 plus years ago I do not know really, if I believe these experiences happened or if I made them up in my head. What I do know, is that I gained clarity about a problem I had all my life. The experiences are were clear and foggy at the ... Views: 294
Question: Jesus told his disciples, "Seek first God’s Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things [food and clothing] will be given to you as well." (Matthew 6:33, WEB) How can we seek God's Kingdom and His righteousness first?
Answer: To seek Yahweh's Kingdom above everything else, ... Views: 880
For the past several years I had been hot on the lookout for my elusive life purpose. I had already spent many years of my life doing what I believed I was meant to do, until it was time for me to move on from that, to something new. I never anticipated doing anything new. I didn’t know how to ... Views: 437
One day I woke up.
On this day, I realized that I had been asleep for a very long time – years, actually. Somewhere in my late teens, I decided that life was too scary and difficult to handle, and so I flipped my life switch to auto pilot and crawled back into bed.
Every once in awhile, I ... Views: 568
From a Witches Glossary at http://www.dynionmwyn.net/glossary.html:
REINCARNATION: 1) the doctrine of rebirth of the spirit. Or 2) the process of repeated incarnations (lives), in physical form to allow the evolution of the soul.
“Reincarnation is the ... Views: 813
Slowing Down to Understand the Real Purpose of Life
“The purpose of life is not to be happy, successful and have peace of mind; but rather to learn how to be happy doing the few things that will result in a sense of progress at having greater happiness, success and peace ... Views: 648
A lot of people who don't have experience with religion or spirituality or existential questioning (like wondering what your life means) can hold the idea that spirituality is something mysterious, unattainable, or even meaningless especially in this day and age of making ends meet, managing ... Views: 401
The only instrument of Mind is idea. See with perfect clearness and never become discouraged nor overcome by a sense of limitation.
Know this:—that the Truth with which you are dealing is absolute. All of God, all of Truth, all there is, is at the point of man’s recognition; and every time ... Views: 295
We are surrounded by a Universal Subjectivity, a Subjective, Creative Consciousness, which isv receptive, neutral, impersonal, always receiving the impress of our thought, and which has no alternative other than to operate directly upon it, thus creating the things which we think.
Each one ... Views: 696
Isn’t it time to discover your own USP! There are people who follow their bliss and do what they love and so can you, and get paid for it!
Are you living a life that fills you with enthusiasm and passion? If not, are you instead feeling stuck or a little confused? It may be time to ask a few ... Views: 567
Disney taught us that, “when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.” Unfortunately, if your dream is to have both of your parents live to see you succeed, you’re sheer out of luck. In fact, of Disney’s forty full-length animated features from 1937 until 2000, I know of only one where the ... Views: 870
To the Americans it is Mom, but to the British it is Mum! (or is it!)
Whether it is Mom or Mum – most of us dearly love our mums. By the way the word Mom is used widely in the Midlands of England (Think Birmingham). Mom and Mummy are old-English words. In some parts of Scotland they also use ... Views: 531
It was a warm summer evening in June. I was a senior in high school, and everyone in our class had been invited to offer a performance piece as our “Senior Farewell Event” for friends and family. I decided that I’d sing Oh Very Young by Cat Stephens. It’s a song that is a bit challenging ... Views: 595
I had a very powerful experience this week. I was flying home from Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference, and the woman next to me was in tears. She had just received news that her 28-year old nephew had been found dead in his bed that morning. It did not appear to be suicide. They had no idea what ... Views: 750
I grew up in Michigan in a large Catholic Family in the 50’s and 60’s. I was taught that sacrifice was the price you paid to get into heaven. In service to this I let go of my wants, needs, thoughts and feelings. What I was left with when I hit my 30’s was pretty much an empty shell of a being ... Views: 417
No one has ever seen Mind or Spirit, but who could possibly doubt their existence? Nothing is more self- evident than that we live; and since we live, we must have life; yet who has ever seen this life? The only proof of life we have is that we live; and the only proof we have of Mind is that we ... Views: 980
The belief in duality has robbed theology of power and has polluted philosophy with untruths; it has divided science against itself and has made countless thousands go through life with saddened hearts.
DUALITY IN THEOLOGY
The belief in duality has given rise in theology to the idea of a ... Views: 554
The argument has been something after this manner: The Ultimate Cause back of all things must be One, since Life cannot be divided against Itself; the Infinite must be One, for there could not be two Infinites. Whatever change takes place must take place within the One; but the One must be ... Views: 451
Vampires. The Trost family tree. The British Records Office. Hemingway. Dorothy Parker. An 'assault on Whitney'.
What does it all mean? And who – or what – is Whitney?
This morning a friend sent me a mail. He said it was about vampires. But it wasn't. It was a newsy bit of chit-chat from ... Views: 360
What is the nature of our world? Is it as it seems; a hard-edged, walled-in Skinner Box, in which we are rats, closely monitored for our individual performance, our ability to outwit, outlast and outplay according to laws of randomness and separateness?
For most of us, slowly coming to terms ... Views: 319
You hear a lot of talk in the self-improvement industry about how important it is to share your 'gifts' with others, to be the change you want to see in the world. But what if you don't know what your gifts are? What if you don't have some extraordinary talent that makes you 'gifted'? Does that ... Views: 239