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Our Role in the Plan: Birthing a New Civilization

Our Role in the Plan: Birthing a New Civilization

by Diana Cooper. You are blessed to be on Earth at this time, preparing for the new Golden Age. You are asked to make the most of…
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The Real Spiritual Path

The Real Spiritual Path Is Wherever You Are

by Imre Vallyon. To live a spiritual life, you don’t have to give up your job or become a monk or a nun. The spiritual life is…
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Do You Believe in Miracles? I Don't...

Do You Believe in Miracles? I Don't...

by Lynn Woodland. The perfect parking place shows up every time. Teeth with cavities grow new gold fillings seconds after a…
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Why Does God Allow Bad Things?

Why Does God Allow Bad Things?

by William Fergus Martin. Have you ever felt like blaming God for all the bad things, which are going on around us? When we are…
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Granny: My First Spiritual Teacher and Role Model

Granny: My First Spiritual Teacher and Role Model

by John Selby. I often talk about my grandfather as my first spiritual teacher, and about the Indian master Krishnamurti, who…
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Grace and Purity of Heart

Grace and Purity of Heart: Becoming Whole-Hearted

by Rashmi Khilnani. Keep moving on the spiritual path from the lower truth to higher truth, until you come to that place deep…
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After a Near-Death Experience: Does God Exist?

Is There Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience?

by P.M.H. Atwater. Easily 90 to 95 percent of near-death experiencers return absolutely convinced that God exists. Whether…
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Embracing the Spiritual Life and Taking Full Responsibility

Embracing the Spiritual Life and Taking Full Responsibility

by Sara Chetkin. Nowadays, many of us consider ourselves to be on a spiritual path. Whatever it is we do to enrich this area of…
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What Is Spiritual? Seeking Spirituality With Buddhism

What Is Spiritual? Seeking Spirituality Beyond Perfection

by Jack Kornfield. When we are faced with a variety of spiritual teachings and practices, we must keep a genuine sense of…
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How to Quickly Quiet Your Mind: The Magical Playlist

How to Quickly Quiet Your Mind: The Magical Playlist

by Jonathan Robinson. While we all want to experience a deeper peace in our lives, most of us have little time to practice…
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Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church All Under the Same Roof

In 2009, archaeologists working in the heart of Berlin excavated the foundations of what is thought to be one of the city's first…
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Following the Sacred Trail

Following the Sacred Trail: Every Footstep Is The Journey

by Michael Garrett. The first time I actually saw a rainbow, its quiet beauty struck my heart with such awe that it touched…
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Clearing the Mental Chatter: One of the Greatest Aspects of Meditation

Clearing the Mental Chatter: One of the Greatest Aspects of Meditation

by Kamal Sarma. Why go to all the trouble of learning to meditate? Isn't it all too hard? The short answer is that learning to…
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You Are Not Alone: There Is A Sacred Intelligence Awakening You With Its Call

You Are Not Alone: Sacred Intelligence is Awakening You with its Call

by Guy Finley. The need for whatever it may be that we’re drawn to is the yet to be realized presence within us of that very…
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The Power of Protection: The Light Within Your Soul, Higher Self, and Angelic Teachers

The Power of Protection: The Light Within Your Soul, Higher Self, and Angelic Teachers

by Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis. The light within your soul is what gives power to your consciousness. It gives you the…
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The Practice of Islam: What Does It Mean to be Muslim?

The Practice of Islam: What Does It Mean to be Muslim?

by Lex Hixon. The central Islamic affirmation is la ilaha illa'llah, signifying: "There is nothing worthy of worship other than…
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Good Enough to be True by Alan Cohen

Too Good to be True? or Good Enough to be True!

by Alan Cohen. When I began to teach classes on spiritual principles, I devoted time at the end of each class to pray for…
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25 Minutes of Meditating for Three Consecutive Days Eases Stress

25 Minutes of Meditating for Three Consecutive Days Eases Stress

Even brief sessions of mindfulness meditation—25 minutes for three consecutive days—can alleviate stress, new research suggests.…
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How The Ego Can Hijack The Spiritual Journey

How The Ego Can Hijack The Spiritual Journey

by Cissi Williams. Our ego, which is that fearful, judgmental voice in our head, that never feels satisfied, that constantly…
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Coping with Loss: The Many Faces of Grief

Coping with Loss: The Many Faces of Grief

by Echo Bodine. We all deal with grief in our own way. Many turn to addictions like shopping, gambling, hoarding, alcohol, drugs,…
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Nine Steps to Spiritual Health

Nine Steps to Spiritual Health

by Carla Wills-Brandon, Ph.D. Along with working through my emotional baggage and caring for my physical wellbeing I began…
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Lifting the Seven Veils of Illusion on the Path to Enlightenment

Lifting the Seven Veils of Illusion on the Path to Enlightenment

by Diana Cooper. The journey to enlightenment is the removal of the seven veils of illusion. They can more easily be removed…
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Unlocking the Doorway to Your Heart

Unlocking the Doorway to Your Heart: It’s Time For True Self-Empowerment

by Joan Cerio. Love enters and exits our physical body through the sacred coordinate within our heart. It permeates every organ,…
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The Indians' Personal Relationship to the Earth and to Life

The Indians' Personal Relationship to the Earth and to Life

by Richard Erdoes. The Indians’ relationship to the Earth, the winds, and the animals is intimate and intensely personal, closely…
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Walking The Glorious Path of Sacred Sensuality with the Sensuous Goddess Meditation

The Path of Sacred Sensuality: The Sensuous Goddess Meditation

by Sharron Rose. The following visualization/meditation has been created to assist you in walking this glorious path of sacred…
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If You Meet Your Ego on the Path, Don't Kill It; Heal It Instead

If You Meet Your Ego on the Path, Don't Kill It; Heal It Instead

by Jason Shulman. The vehicle that enables us to live as who we are—that is, as individual personalities in finite bodies who are…
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turning-on-your-heart-s-light by Joan Cerio. Just as a sculptor chips away the marble that covers the already-formed work of art, our inner work is to remove what doesn’t belong and...Read More