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posticon The Power of Gratitude

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Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley

Two days ago, on November 25, 2021, the United States celebrated its annual holiday of Thanksgiving.

The message of gratitude often gets confused, misused, and even lost. So it’s helpful to remind ourselves, now and then, of how much we have to be truly grateful for.

Here are some of Spirit’s thoughts about gratitude.Read more

posticon Religion: Curse Or Blessing?

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The essential work of religion is to help us recognize and recover the divine image in ourselves and in everything. Whatever we call it, this “image of God” is absolute and unchanging. There is nothing we can do to increase it or decrease it. ~ Reverend Richard Rohr

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We have often said religion is neither desirable nor undesirable. It depends entirely upon the humans who practice any particular religion or follow any particular religious practices.

Berna and Johnny grew up in the Roman Catholic tradition.Read more

posticon The Power of Solitude

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Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it.~ Deepak Chopra

One of people’s greatest fears is being alone. How about you? Do you fear growing old alone? Or do you fear any situation where you are totally on your own?

Few ever consider the benefits of being alone, or the power of solitude.

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We have often said you are never alone. So why are we talking about solitude, or being alone, today?Read more

posticon The Magic and Mystery of Time

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We’ve talked about time several times over the years—what it is, what it is not, how we can better understand and use it.

Here, in no particular order, are some of Spirit’s thoughts on the magic and mystery of time.

  • Linear time is a convenient invention you’ve created to help you make sense of your experiences in a physical body.
  • You can always alter your perception of time, and how you experience it.
  • Time, as you perceive it, is a myth.
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Steven Charleston is an Episcopal bishop and a member of the Choctaw Native American Tribe. His religious practices are a blend of his Christian faith and Native American spirituality.

Reverend Charleston practices what’s been called laying on of hands.” He’s also an environmental activist.

He has invited all people to join him in a healing ceremony for our Mother Earth. In the ceremony, as he lays his hands on the earth, he says “Thank you, Mother, for all you have given us.Read more