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Tiny Prayers for Protesters and Prophets

Tiny Prayers for Protesters and Prophets Micah Bucey is one of S&P's film reviewers. A United Church of Christ-ordained minister, he currently serves Judson Memorial Church of New York City, a congregation committed to curiously seeking the intersections between spirituality, justice, and creativity. We have been posting his short prayers that touch upon the concerns of populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, he has focused on black lives taken and the protests springing up around the world. We will continue to add to his prayers for those killed, for protestors, and for the prophets and community leaders who encourage them. Here are the prayers: December 15th Tiny Pr...
Is it too late to change our ways?
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Is it too late to change our ways?

Is it too late to change our ways?By Amirah: Singer-Songwriter Asking questions is how I learn to understand something. Sometimes, this means asking difficult questions.   Trying to understand this world is both fascinating and confusing. For one, I noticed that people tend to create “boxes” of other people. We categorize and sort people like a mental filing system. It is somehow the easiest way to understand them, especially in societies that are very multicultural, which is fast becoming more commonplace. The “boxes” that exist in our society divide us by our skin color, language, race, tradition, religion, and so on. However, these boxes limit us from being who we are and from knowing someone for who they truly are. They divide us. In my song “Tell Me”, I ask the questions: Ar...
Meditation For Sleeping With Someone Who Snores
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Meditation For Sleeping With Someone Who Snores

Meditation For Sleeping With Someone Who SnoresMy sister-in-law asked me an interesting question today: How to use meditation for sleeping with a snorer.Yes, it turns out my brother snores every night and keeps his wife awake. Naturally she’s getting a little irritated about the situation and is tired of dealing with sleep deprivation. Meditation, however, can help.When it comes to using meditation for sleeping with a snorer, you’ve definitely got a lot of choices. You could choose to use some relaxing meditation sounds at night, to both block-out the snorer and to help you relax. White noise machines can be helpful too. And obviously, you could just stuff some earplugs in and be done with it. But some people don’t like any of those solutions. So how can you use meditation for sleeping wit...
Conscious and Ethical Gifts – Give Gifts that Give Back this Christmas!
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Conscious and Ethical Gifts – Give Gifts that Give Back this Christmas!

Conscious and Ethical Gifts – Give Gifts that Give Back this Christmas! The Holiday Season is all about giving! Giving thanks, sending love, and giving gifts!Why not give gifts that give back this year?Really, it’s a simple and yet powerful shift. Consciously spend the money you’re going to spend on gifts on items that are not only awesome, but are also hand-made, fair trade, and that have a greater impact too.My sister inspired me about this recently when she sent me her blog post about the non-profit Mayan Hands, and asked what I wanted for Christmas from their site.I loved the idea!Not only do they have beautiful handmade products, but it's for a wonderful cause too!I’ve not always prioritized giving gifts through the lens of having an impact… And I’ve certainly done my fair share of la...
Full Body Flow  |  20 Min. Yoga Practice  |  Yoga With Adriene
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Full Body Flow | 20 Min. Yoga Practice | Yoga With Adriene

Full Body Flow | 20 Min. Yoga Practice | Yoga With Adriene Set an intention and get ready to get the juices flowing in this fun and supportive 19 minute Full Body Yoga Flow. Give every area of the body some love while cultivating heat to build total body strength and increase mobility. Synchronize the breath with movement and flow with energy and ease to create a moving meditation. Welcome a feeling of vitality and balance back into your inner world. Let me know how this practice goes for you in the comment section down below! Namaste. For more videos like this, try this Yoga Flows playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLui6Eyny-UzzyYOtKfMfLl0h94mjsUKv9 #yogawithadriene #freeyoga #fwfg - - - - - - - - - - ❤️SUBSCRIBE to the YWA channel...
Crystal Grid Guide: How To Make A Crystal Grid In 8 Simple Steps
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Crystal Grid Guide: How To Make A Crystal Grid In 8 Simple Steps

Crystal Grid Guide: How To Make A Crystal Grid In 8 Simple StepsCrystal grids are specific arrangements of stones that solely depend on a person’s intention. Just as how flowers are arranged into a beautiful bouquet, a crystal grid can don certain layouts, not only for aesthetic purposes, but also to magnify their healing properties. While each crystal is already effective on its own, imagine the power it can hold if your clear quartz is placed beside an amethyst, a tiger’s eye, and a rose quartz for example. Sounds like a powerhouse, right?But no matter how cool a crystal grid may sound, it is important to remember that it takes careful planning to create one. You can’t just throw in all your healing crystals, form a beeline, a circle or a star, then call it a crystal grid. It’s importan...
Commercialization of Spirituality | What is spiritual materialism?
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Commercialization of Spirituality | What is spiritual materialism?

Commercialization of Spirituality | What is spiritual materialism?As long as there is hope, there is a false pursuit which makes the search more diverse, delaying the finality of things. This delay is where one finds time to find excuses and indulge in whatever is dear to the mind and the senses. The hope for enlightenment has been fooling the living organism through endless lifetimes perhaps. One wakes up in the morning to find himself being mauled by the second-hand of time, pun intended. One gets busy throughout the day, trying to keep pace with one’s routine, getting busy with a search which will inevitably continue the next day too. Every day, the routine has very few alterations and continues day after day without anything spectacular happening. Even if something spectacular were to ...
Meditation For Tinnitus Sufferers For Fast Relief
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Meditation For Tinnitus Sufferers For Fast Relief

Meditation For Tinnitus Sufferers For Fast ReliefIn this guide, we will be looking at the benefits of meditation for tinnitus relief, and we will practice mindfulness meditation to reduce the symptoms of the condition.Tinnitus is the perception of sound when there is no sound present. It usually manifests as a ringing in the ear,  a buzzing, hissing, or whistling. The American Tinnitus Association [1] states that almost 50 million Americans suffer from the condition. They describe it as an audiological and neurological condition that can cause dizziness, hearing loss, vertigo, and pressure in the ear [2].Because of the psychological nature of tinnitus, meditation can help alleviate its symptoms.Benefits of meditation for tinnitus reliefThe primary benefit of meditation for tinnitus su...
HOW TO LIVE HOLISTICALLY | HOLISTIC HEALTH & HOLISTIC LIVING with AMY MAXINE
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HOW TO LIVE HOLISTICALLY | HOLISTIC HEALTH & HOLISTIC LIVING with AMY MAXINE

HOW TO LIVE HOLISTICALLY | HOLISTIC HEALTH & HOLISTIC LIVING with AMY MAXINE CHECK OUT AMY'S VIDEO WITH 5 MORE WAYS TO LIVE A MORE HOLISTIC LIFE - https://youtu.be/tD0X-ZrnLsk We share how we live holistically. Sharing our top ways that we live holistic lives. Holistic living is so important. Looking after your body as a whole instead of seeing different things as different entities. Our body is one and everything is collected. I love natural health and try and encorporate it into a healthy lifestyle by using holistic healthy methods. It was great to be able to get tips from Amy Maxine aswell! **this is personal experience - I don't have any medical experience
Meditation Script For Acceptance –Accepting Self, Life & Others
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Meditation Script For Acceptance –Accepting Self, Life & Others

Meditation Script For Acceptance –Accepting Self, Life & OthersThere is one meditation script for acceptance that I have found absolutely wonderful. It helps us to cultivate non-judgment, to accept others, and to accept ourselves.Let me ask you a question. What kind of acceptance are you seeking:Acceptance for your present reality?Acceptance of yourself?Acceptance of other people?Acceptance from other people?This acceptance meditation script will help you to achieve all those things. Let’s get started.Meditation Script For Acceptance*This acceptance meditation script will be largely based on mindfulness (the state of living in the moment without judgment). If you are new to mindfulness, you might like to try my 40 best mindfulness exercises.For our acceptance meditation script you will be ...