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Five Ways to Make Peace Our Natural State of Being

“Ego says, ‘once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.’ Spirit says, ‘find your peace, and everything will fall into place’.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Here’s a secret: everything in your life is already falling into place whether you realize it or not. As we live unconsciously, we take on the perspective that we are the ones making every single choice and decision in our lives and therefore we need to fear making a wrong or bad decision. Our ego believes it’s the one who needs to achieve something or succeed at something.

Because our ego is imagining that it is the one in charge of how our life goes, it compares itself to others, frets over decisions, conjures up worst case scenarios in our imagination, and lives day to day life in fear and stress. The illusion that our ego is the one controlling our lives is in fact the one thing that prevents peace from being able to come into our reality. When we start to live more consciously and be more present in our reality, things shift from stress and fear to acceptance and love.

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Three Ways to Embrace the Mysteries of Life

“Life is not a problem. To look at it as a problem is to take a wrong step. It is a mystery to be lived. Loved. Experienced.” ~ Osho

While most will agree that the mystery of life and the secrets of the universe are most likely beyond the comprehension of our little human minds, it doesn’t stop us from trying. The hunger for knowledge and the thirst for the ultimate “understanding” can often become insatiable for those of us who have dared to ponder the deeper meanings behind life itself. In our quest for the highest wisdom, the ultimate truth and deepest meaning behind the things that happen to us, we begin to take on the role of a “riddle solver”.

It’s as if we have this spiritual fantasy that once we figure out the deepest secret of the universe then that will be the day that everything in our lives will start to make sense. We will no longer have any problems, have to deal with any difficult emotions, and we will then be able to face our fears head on. Once we solve the riddle, everything will fall into place. So we search.

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Divine Nurturing: How to Mother Yourself with Help from the Sacred Feminine

remembering-earthA mother is often someone we take for granted as being nurturing, when in fact they can be anything but. There are emotionally unstable mothers, passionate mothers, embarrassing mothers, selfish mothers, overly human mothers, mothers who make mistakes, who always say the wrong thing, who are a little prickly or clumsy with their love, who seem detached, cold or are even outright cruel to US… Their children.

Sometimes mothers are entirely absent, parted by sorrow, misunderstanding or even death. Mothers are often a far cry from nurturing, and so, when needing to be nurtured, we can often feel strung out in the dark.

As if something has been severed from us but we’re not quite sure what. Like a phantom limb, our actions when we become mothers or are struck with the necessity to be nurturing ourselves, the gap can itch yet we feel lost as to how to deliver this kind of rare and divine love.

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Time to Grow Up: Which Element of the Child Archetype is Resonating in You?

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” ~ Tom Robbins

We have every single archetype that has ever been imagined living within us. And, whether it’s active or dormant, it’s still there. If everything that can be imagined can ‘come true’ and the action of perceiving something can cause it to change, then which archetypes we chose to focus on in our lives is entirely up to us dependent on what our soul wishes to learn and express in this lifetime… so which one do you most identify with?

Though all six are to be found somewhere within us, there is more likely than not to be one that you can use to close the doors on your past for good and reawaken the innocence that so longs to flow out.

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How to Melt Old Karmic Patterns with Pure Love

If the West favours the left-handed, logic and analytical side of the brain and the East favours the creative, spiritual and feeling-centered side of the brain, then it’s no surprise that in the West, we approach our problems all too often with cool logic and analysis.

That’s not to say that these approaches are valid and appropriate in many problem-solving situations in life, but when it comes to patterns of behaviour and trapped emotions, the best option available is actually often completely the opposite. Instead of burying ourselves in countless counseling sessions and trying to claw our way out of the labyrinth fruitless style, sometimes we just need to rise above it like a hawk and drop all of our problems at once.

If there could be one ‘higher purpose’ for meditation – higher than relaxing, enhancing our health or improving concentration – it’s this. Untangling ourselves from the over-use of our minds and just letting all those years of effort simply melt away, we are able to see that there really wasn’t any problem there in the first place. Lifting persistent burdens on our emotional well-being, not to mention our time and energy leave us free to focus on what we really want to make our lives all about.

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Ho’oponopono ~ The Hawaiian Art of Healing

“But the truth is it only has to reach you, through me, as we are all one and it all happens inside.” ~ An excerpt from preface by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, author of Zero Limits and Hawaiian shaman and healer.

The state of absolute ‘stillness’ known as ‘Shunyata’ in Buddhism is where you are devoid of any thoughts, simply ‘empty’ like a glass without water, no movement, no ripples, no waves. This state of non-duality is also the root of the Hawaiian art of healing, Ho’oponopono.

Simply put, Ho’oponopono means,‘to make right,’ or ‘to rectify an error.’ Based on the principle of love, gratitude and forgiveness, this ancient practice talks about the ability to take responsibility of not only our own action, but also the action of others.

“Ho’oponopono is a profound gift that allows one to develop a working relationship with the Divinity within and learn to ask that in each moment, our errors in thought, word, deed, or action be cleansed. The process is essentially about freedom, complete freedom from the past. ~ Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Ho’oponopono Master Teacher”

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When Life Knocks You Down, Fall …

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. Those persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Life isn’t always easy. In fact, some of the most powerful and transformative moments of our lives often come wrapped in the form of pain, struggle, and defeat. It is often in these times of the most strenuous of our circumstances that we ask, “why me?”

For many who have been on a spiritual or self-improvement/awareness journey, we often believe that we should be immune to feeling any sort of pain or negative emotions. We think with all of our new found wisdom and higher perspective on life that we, if anyone, should be the ones who are strong enough to handle any of life’s circumstances.

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Seven Thought-Provoking Videos with Alan Watts

“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.” ~ Alan Watts

Alan Watts, the British philosopher, writer, poet and modern mystic, began popularising Eastern philosophy in the West in 1950s and 1960s. His refreshing perspective on reality, the purpose of life serves as a guide for the open-minded and awakened toward finding your inner self, to re-think your way of life and become who we really are.

e was a critic of modern society, poked fun at institutions and gurus and always saw the big joke of it all. Watts famously described himself as a “philosophical entertainer.” Here are seven lectures/teachings of Watts that I found inspiring and is sure to make you question reality!

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6 Signs the Universe May Be Trying to Tell You Something…

butterfly-symbolism “We do not create our destiny; we participate in its unfolding. Synchronicity works as a catalyst toward the working out of that destiny.” ~ David Richo

Old wives tales and folklore superstition; signs from the universe have been recognized for centuries and, much like pagan rites and traditions upheld by families on special occasions, we are probably much more knowledgeable about them than we may think.

Much like dream interpretation, signs give us messages from our higher selves, angels or the subconscious to help us on our paths and redirect us if we begin to go too far astray.

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Three Ways We Can Help Everyone Raise Their Vibrations


Be positive! Distance yourself from negativity! You’re only in a hole if you’re attracting it! Don’t be a victim, wake up!
This is the sort of over-simplified advice I see time and time again, in articles, self-help and spiritual books, and out of people’s mouths (brother, I may have even handed it out myself a few times).
I get it, I know – when you ‘peak’ or become introduced to a new, unspoiled kind of reality, words no longer have the edge they once did. I… just… can’t… quite… put it into words… Just be positive! It IS that simple, but for those who are still suffering (and those many times in our lives that we slip back and our once perfect advice shrivels up into the empty shell of insincerity) we need to find the individual recipe that’s perfect for them.


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