Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, also known as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic who, in my personal opinion, wrote some of the most beautiful and most profound words that were ever written.
Research shows that meditating benefits everyone around you—whether you’re in the same household or connecting virtually.
Awakening often comes with profound spiritual implications, as we have undeniable experiences of connection to our Universal intelligence. Signs, symbols and synchronicities show up in our lives more and more, altering our course forever. In the process, there are some Universal changes we must make on the path for our own growth and evolution.
How to Release Stagnant Emotional Energy-
“According to Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), emotions that aren’t properly processed become stored in the body—clogging up the flow of vital energy, known as qi, through the body’s invisible network of meridians (channels).”
Thanks to the sages, luminaries, spiritual teachers, thinkers and every-day people who had and shared their enlightening experience, we can ignite the light of expanded awareness of the higher and deeper aspects of the human experience and existence itself, within ourselves.
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The 10 Spiritual Realms as described by Nichiren Daishonin are listed below. Broken into two parts, the first six (Hell, Hunger, Animality, Anger, Humanity, and Heaven) are derived from the Indian concept of the six realms of rebirth. Above these lie the four holy states (Learning, Realization, Bodhisattva, and Buddhahood).
Author, mother and medicine worker Elizabeth Bast wrote the book Heart Medicine: One Couple’s Quest For The Sacred Iboga Medicine And Cure For Addiction. This deeply personal story of healing with plant medicines is extracted below.
The more we try not to see the darkness festering just below the surface (of pretty much everything), the more in-your-face it all becomes. The more we collectively work to suppress it, repress it and oppress it, the more illogical, irrational, hysterical, unstable and dangerous it all becomes.
Whatever your reason might be for embarking on a pilgrimage, more often than not, the journey is life-changing. It could alter your perspective, fuel your purpose or simply offer a level of deeper understanding. At the very least, it is the perfect opportunity to strap on your pack and march into the unknown.
Maybe we can never understand our true purpose, but we can start to build a picture of the impact and meaning that we as individuals can have on both society and humanity.
An increasing number of people are having to face anxiety, grief, and depression during the coronavirus pandemic and an election year. As a collective, we have the opportunity to embrace, integrate, and step back; we create new paths to raise awareness and remove stigmas surrounding mental health challenges.
Joe recently sat down with Dr. Mario Beauregard for an in-depth discussion into consciousness, current events and how we can begin responding to the emerging desire for change.
If we know that human intention, and factors associated with consciousness can impact physical systems, why are we not spending more time and resources looking into this and utilizing these methods more?
Humans are 60% water. When a person’s mental and physical state absorbs too much negative energy, it starts to hold the person back in their daily life. This is where sage bundles come in.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —William Arthur Ward
Mindfulness has many scientifically proven health benefits including improved physical, mental and emotional health. It is actually a holistic type of therapy and in my opinion essential for sanity and intelligence.
T&H – Inspiration & Motivation
Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands. – Brother David Steindl-Rast
It’s easy to find yourself thinking about being mindful rather than being mindful. Simply refocus, return to the present, and smile.
Hope will always be our necessary partner.
We have arrived at a stage in the human story on Earth where the decisions made over the next few decades will determine the future direction, not just of humanity, but of Earth itself.
Since forever, we ask ourselves, what happens to us once we die?
If you told me 10 years ago that keeping a journal would become a profoundly spiritual practice for me, I wouldn’t be able to smother the laughter. After all, journals are simply crush confessionals for teenage girls, no?
By Oska Phoenix Often in life we are faced with negative experiences, triggering a stressful response in the body. No
Whether you’re interested in a slow-paced class whose goal is on therapeutic healing or a yoga practice that will get your heart rate up, this list will give you the inside scoop on which style will fit you the most.