“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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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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