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Silence Part III

February 12, 2014 1,021 Comments
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Erik Walker Wikstrom in Simply Pray says “If you long to connect with the Sacred, if you desire to live a life that is more in touch with the Holy, stop listening for something and start simply listening…build your theology around the experience, rather than the other way around.” What Erik is telling us is by having …

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Melody of your Thoughts

November 22, 2013 967 Comments
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I read an article by Rev Dr Bob Luckin who suggests that thoughts (like music) have a mood, rhythm, theme and feel.  These form an energetic tone which creates a pattern which goes out into the universe.  He suggests, “These patterns attract anything and everything in the universe that match them. Thoughts create a unique …

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What is a Spiritual Practice?

October 22, 2013 703 Comments
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  What is a spiritual practice?  First,  a spiritual practice is about bringing spirituality into your daily life.  Scott Alexander (UU minister in Vero Beach, CA) edited a book called Everyday Spirituality.  In the book various people shared how they bring their spirituality into their daily lives.   Scott himself considers his daily run a spiritual …

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Why Spirituality?

October 3, 2013 688 Comments
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Why would you want to connect to spirit? What would the value of being aligned with spirit?  First I think it is about being centered.  When we are connected with spirit we feel centered and balanced. Feeling balanced gives us perspective.  We can appreciate the bigger picture.  We know that there are forces beyond the …

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Living in the Present Moment

August 1, 2013 829 Comments
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What does it mean to live in the present moment?….With our busy, do..do..do lives I think it is hard to live in the present.  How often do you realize that you have been busy and there has been no satisfaction and it has been mostly frustration and overwhelm?  Other times do you find that you are …

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Gratitude

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Do you have an attitude of gratitude?  According to  Gary Ryan Blair  an Attitude of Gratitude heightens awareness and expands your interaction in the world and  is required for a successful life. When we are feeling gratitude we are blessing everything and appreciating life.  When we are feeling gratitude we are not feeling worry or …

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Appreciating the Beauty in our Lives

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Do you appreciate the beauty in your life?  Or are you so busy doing that you forget to “stop and smell the roses”?  How often do you take the time to recognize and value the beauty in the world?  I walk my dog first in the morning every day. Some days I get back from the walk …

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Selected, Simple Techniques for EveryDay Spirituality

March 25, 2013 1,833 Comments
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Last week I was on a blog radio program with Kathryn Yarborough,  creator of Flowing with Change www.flowingwithchange.com and we talked about some simple techniques and tips on how we include more spirituality in our daily lives. The first area is your daily chores.  Kathryn loves to cook mindfully. For example when she is cutting vegetables she notices the colors, textures, …

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How you live your life is your spiritual practice

February 20, 2013 1,034 Comments
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In the last blog I introduced the idea: How you live your life is your spiritual practive.  I have continued to think about this concept.   And today on a blog radio show with Flowing with Change founder Kathryn Yarborough, we explored this idea as well as some specific ideas on how to get more meditation …

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Easy and Every Day!

January 30, 2013 1,411 Comments
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In my welcome to Spirituality for Every day, I said we would  discuss what spirituality is, why it’s important and ways to easily include spirituality in our lives every day.   There are two concepts I want to highlight.  The first is that including more spirituality in our lives must be easy.  If it’s not easy …

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