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4 Things to Consider While Meditating in a Public Place
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4 Things to Consider While Meditating in a Public Place

4 Things to Consider While Meditating in a Public Place People frequently pick public places to meditate, such as parks, lakes, and hillsides. These are excellent spots for meditation. These places are not only calm, but also gorgeous. Hence, you get to meditate and enjoy some beautiful scenery. These are four things to think about before going to a public setting to meditate. #1 The Air and Weather When meditating in a public setting, there are two external aspects to consider. The weather is the first, and the air quality is the second. The weather has to be ideal. Wherever you go, you must be able to enjoy a pleasant climate. The weather should be warm and bright. But, stay away from humid environments if you don't want to get all sweaty. This is going to be a really unpleasant ...
Mother’s Day & The Divine Feminine
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Mother’s Day & The Divine Feminine

Mother’s Day & The Divine FeminineHappy Mothers Day!Mother's Day is a beautiful opportunity to honor and thank mothers. Your mother – the soul who said yes to bringing you to the planet, whether thy remained in your life beyond that. Mother Day is also an opportunity to celebrate Gaia Mother Earth, our spiritual mothers, as well as to honor the influence of all mothers in society. Thank you! Thank you Mothers everywhere for aligning with the sacred energy of the Divine feminine to birth us all in the physical. Thank you for loving, nurturing, and caring for us all whole heatedly. Thank you for selflessly helping to set into motion each of our own unique spiritual journey's through life on earth… Of course not everyone has the most positive or healthy relationship with their birth mothe...
The Spiritual Meaning of An Eclipse & Why You Need to Know!
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The Spiritual Meaning of An Eclipse & Why You Need to Know!

The Spiritual Significance of Eclipses and Why You Should CareDo Eclipses Have a Positive or Negative Spiritual Influence? Eclipses are often talked about as if they are somehow a rare or special occurrence. But the fact is that eclipses happen every year, and in fact, they happen twice a year. But what difference does it make? Is there a spiritual influence on us in the physical world as a result of an eclipse cycle, and if so, is it positive or negative? Before we get started, I'd like to stress out that we are living in profoundly revolutionary times. This implies there are numerous significant time periods, high-energy gateways, and astrologically observable occurrences that serve as markers on our pathways and transformational portals just waiting for us to claim and step through th...
Top 15 Crystals for Gardens & How to Use Them!
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Top 15 Crystals for Gardens & How to Use Them!

Top 15 Crystals for Gardens & How to Use ThemTapping Into The Power of Crystals in the Garden Crystals are the most stable manifestations of spiritual energy in the physical. This makes them incredible allies for healing, spiritual awakening, and for supporting plants and gardens too! Crystals have much to teach and share, and because they're of the Earth element, and created within the Earth over millions of years, just about any stone can bring supportive crystalline energy into your garden. But of course, crystals come in many different forms and there are certain crystals that are uniquely suited to help heal the Earth, nurture plant growth, and support a vibrant and thriving garden. And so we're going to explore these perfect suited “garden crystals” here! Collaborating with Cry...
Why Introspection is Important?
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Why Introspection is Important?

Why Introspection is Important? Introspection is an important practice that encourages positivity. Though it is widely referred to as a  modern-day psychology term, it originally branched from Indian Spirituality. It is the concept of Awareness. So, basically, Introspection means scanning thoughts to set your experiences and the world you perceive right. The success possibilities of introspection have been highly effective for those people who practice it properly and not for those who merely feel that they are aware. We shall now understand introspection with respect to our thoughts and situations we encounter! Why do we encounter unpleasant situations? In one word, the answer would be… Misalignment! Yes, we are often misaligned. Our intentions form our thoughts, which do not quite al...
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God’s Great Story and You

God’s Great Story and YouThis is the last book written by the popular Jesuit priest and writer on prayer and spirituality, Father William Barry. James Martin, SJ, who recently dedicated his New York Times best-seller, Learning to Pray, to Barry, writes in this book’s foreword: “It is fair to say that Bill Barry is one of the main reasons for the growth in spiritual direction, the popularity of Ignatian spirituality, and the spread of individually directed retreats, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council.” William Barry, SJ, died at 90, just after he handed this manuscript to his publisher. He begins by saying, “I want to help readers — you, that is — to know/love God better to have a more fulfilling and productive life.” It is a life-giving premise, and one that he upholds beautifully a...
Improve your communication with the 3rd House of Astrology
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Improve your communication with the 3rd House of Astrology

Improve your communication with the 3rd House of Astrology Perhaps you find yourself struggling when it comes to conveying and speaking your truth, especially when you’re having trouble with your 3rd house of astrology. Avoiding misinterpretation can be quite a hassle, especially when planets are wrecking out your ways of expression. Do you feel as if your cosmic energies have been disrupted? This causes you to feel as if you are stuck in a certain chapter in your life. You wish to move forward but there is so much unpredictability in the world that you don’t know how to.  Well, you are in for a treat! In this article, you’ll know about: How Planetary Movements can Affect Your 3rd House of Astrology Improvements in your life from the 3rd House Practical Ways to Channel Your 3rd House Ene...
STROKES ARE NOT JOKES: It is not OK to laugh at people who have had a stroke
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STROKES ARE NOT JOKES: It is not OK to laugh at people who have had a stroke

STROKES ARE NOT JOKES: It is not OK to laugh at people who have had a strokeThe reality of my new normal hit home when I tried to read on my Kindle for the first time. As the screen lit up, all I saw were nonsensical symbols and squiggles, some of them morphing into different shapes while I stared at the page. I thought my Kindle must be broken, so I opened and closed it a few times, but I could not comprehend what I was looking at. I couldn’t identify a word. I didn’t understand what words were. This can’t be right … it started to sink in that maybe I couldn’t … holy shit, I can’t read?! I burst into tears, and my heart was pounding so loud, it started to hurt my ears. Oh, no, no … this cannot be happening … I ran downstairs to show my Mom, but at the time, I could not speak and the only ...
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Zen Is Right Now

Zen Is Right Now“I would ask, ‘Do you think I should go to Japan to study and practice? Do you believe it's important for me to learn about Japanese monastic life?’ He would always tell me, ‘There is no place to go.’ “At other times I would ask, ‘Is there something you would like me to do?’ He would say, ‘There is nothing to do. You are free to do whatever you desire. Just be yourself.’ I kept those words in mind, almost like a mantra: ‘There’s no place to go; there’s nothing to do.’ “I asked Suzuki if he would explain the Heart Sutra to me, so I could answer the questions my friends were sure to ask. “ ‘Yes,’ he said, ‘but let’s do it later. Take a look at the amount of sweeping we have to perform. Help me with the sweeping first.’ “We did the sweeping. He then went on to do something els...
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Zen Is Right Now

Zen Is Right NowThis is a collection of anecdotes and short teachings of the Zen master, Shunryu Suzuki, author of one of the most influential spiritual books of the twentieth century, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. It is compiled by David Chadwick, a student of Suzuki’s since the 1960s, who also wrote his biography (Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki) in 2000. An earlier collection of similar short teachings, To Shine One Corner of the World, appeared in 2001. We were so taken with it that we decided to give it one of our annual book prizes that year. That collection has now been republished by Shambhala Publications under a new title: Zen Is Right Here. Zen Is Right Now is perhaps even better. Most of these teachings are from memories of Chadwick and other students of ...