July 27, 2015
12 Practical Ways to Kick-Start Your Daily Spiritual Practice

12 Practical Ways to Kick-Start Your Daily Spiritual Practice

Establishing a daily spiritual practice helps to reinforce our awareness of Spirit, God, the Universe, whatever you choose to call It, in our day-to-day lives. These practices facilitate a purposeful, conscious reconnection with the Truth of our being and the Divine essence within, and nourish our souls. They enable us to see with the inner eyes and hear with our inner ears, and ultimately increase our awareness of the consistent Divine Presence in every area of our lives. As we increase our conscious connection to Spirit, we create space for new insights and inspiration because these practices create an opening within us for new ideas to come through.
April 11, 2015
Tree of Truth by Hartwig HKD via Flickr

Conscious Reframing: An Empowering Twist in the “What If” Game

Usually when we play the "what if" game, we let our thoughts drift towards the negative side of life as our egos create myriad stories about all of the bad things that could happen due to a given situation, circumstance or experience. If we play this game long enough, we can work ourselves into a tizzy of fear, doubt, and worry, and get stuck in a downward spiral of negativity that becomes difficult to climb out of.
April 4, 2015
Our kitty, Karma

Gratitude and Grace: Profound Lesson from Karma

The other day I made salmon for the first time in a few months. As I typically do, I saved most of the skin as a treat for my kitties. My husband took the plates to the kitchen to clean up after our meal and set out the treat for […]
March 22, 2015
The Garden of Now

Gratitude and Grace: This Moment

I abide in gratitude for this moment. I am grateful that the kingdom of heaven is not only at hand, it is within. I am grateful that in this now moment, and in every moment of the eternal now, that I can choose to be a beacon of and for Love, of and for Peace, of and for Harmony, of and for Joy.
March 20, 2015
Seraphina

Gratitude and Grace: The Little Things

My husband has been sick over the past few days – nothing serious, just a bit of a cold. So I've been taking care of him with lots of hot tea and nourishing foods, letting him stay in bed and rest so his body can heal. And it's been reminding me of what an amazing caretaker he was for me when I was sick.
March 19, 2015
Candles

Gratitude and Grace: The Power of Prayer

I am so very grateful for this thing we call prayer, for the opportunity to get centered and still, for the remembering of the Truth of who and what we are as perfect children of a perfect God, whole and complete right where we stand. I love how prayer changes me, makes me more open, receptive and available to good.
March 18, 2015
And yes I said yes I will. Yes.

Gratitude and Grace: The Power of Yes

One of the things I've been noticing as I've spent more time on Facebook lately is the number of people who devote energy to the things they don't like. That energy becomes a beacon attracting more of the same into their experience as it's the expenditure of energy, not the "no" to what they're focused on, that creative law responds to.
March 17, 2015

Gratitude and Grace: Facebook

I used to look at Facebook with disdain. When I first signed up several years ago, there was too much focus on the minutiae of people's lives and seemingly endless updates on Farmville and other games folks were playing. Candidly, I wasn't particularly interested and so I essentially boycotted Facebook for years.
March 16, 2015

Gratitude and Grace

Yesterday in meditation I was guided to focus on what I am thankful for, to contemplate how I abide in gratitude and what I appreciate in my life. And the funny thing is, the first thought that popped into my mind was fibroids. How odd, I thought.