“Fast Forwarding” Your Spiritual Development?

Can a well-meaning religion, filled with rites, rituals and rules hinder your spiritual development? My “long-suffering spiritual development” evolved through the years weaving through religion. As a dedicated Catholic, I immersed myself in religious practices, going to daily mass, reciting the rosary, confessing my sin, pleading through novenas, etc. I even became a Catholic nun for seven years, seeking to . . .

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Yoga ~ The Benefits

You’ve probably heard that yoga is good for you. Maybe you have even tried it and discovered that it makes you feel better. A regular practice can offers all kinds of mental and physical health benefits. Some, like improved flexibility, are clearly evident. Others, including mental clarity and stress reduction, may be more subtle but are just as powerful. When . . .

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The Art of Smudging

Many of us appreciate the benefits of a soothing bath or a vigorous shower to cleanse and refresh our body. Equally as effective but on the psychic energetic level is the practice of ‘smudging’. ‘Smudging’ is the common name given to the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing, a powerful cleansing technique from the Native American tradition. However the burning of herbs . . .

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