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The Illusion of Death
by Owen K Waters -Texas


The loss of a loved one is one of the saddest and most agonizing traumas that we suffer on this physical plane of existence. From the point of view of the departed person, their transition isn’t sad at all. They move into a higher, more subtle realm of consciousness which, compared to the physical realm, […]


The World is your Drumming Circle
by Jill Mattson – Oil City, PA

hands on drum

The beat pattern of the rain speeds up and calms down until it slackens to a slight drip-drop. The brittle fall leaves create precise rattle-sounds, rustling and shaking like a tambourine. Yet, the spring leaves birth fresh and soft rhythms, as they wave in the beat of the wind. Invisible currents from animals running, moving […]


Listening to the Wisdom of the Natural World
by Nadine Gordon-Taylor


Animals of all types have found their way into my life and into my art. They show up at the most interesting times. Have you ever experienced a beautiful butterfly circle around you and land on a nearby flower or perhaps even closer? At a friend’s outdoor wedding ceremony, one landed on the bride’s shoulder, staying […]


The Fog: A Modern American Allegory
by Thomas Capshew – VA

man walking in fog

There is a thick fog over the land. The fog lays heavy on the dwellers of the valley, where most of the humans live. The fog affects their breathing. It slows down their bodies. It keeps them from seeing clearly, making the path forward hard to discern and making it easier to lose things. Or […]


Expanding The Circle
by Erica Settino, Huntington, NY

chicken crossing the road

 The other day, while out for an afternoon walk with my son, we came upon this beautiful lady looking lost and anxious in the middle of a busy road. All the while, cars were speeding by, honking their horns, or rolling down their windows to get a better view of a chicken crossing the road. […]


How to Handle Perfectionism and Lower the Risk of Anxiety and Depression
by Susanna Mittermaier


Perfectionism is part of our upbringing. In school, we are taught that doing things in a perfect manner leads to success. The question is, “Is perfectionism truly the way to success or is it hindering?” What I found, working as a psychologist and psychotherapist, is that it can be both. Obsession on details and high […]


Q & A with Anna Gatmon, PhD author of Living a Spiritual Life in a Material World: Four Keys to Fulfillment and Balance

How did you go from being an international fashion model to writing a book about spirituality? When I was a successful fashion model in Paris, I struggled with how to remain spiritually fulfilled while living a very gratifying material life. When I left the fashion world to pursue a doctoral degree in education and spirituality, […]


The More Beautiful World We Know is Possible
by Terry Patten – California

Two hands holding the earth

Our times are strange and wondrous—so strange and so wondrous that they far outstrip our comprehension! Even as we are verging on world-changing breakthroughs in science, technology, consciousness, cooperation, and leadership, we’re also verging on catastrophic breakdowns of our planetary ecology, as well as our cultural cohesion, economic and social order, and, of course, our […]


A Heartbeat to Remember
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

Heart with ekg line

While checking out at a grocery store I noticed that a cashier had an unusual tattoo on her forearm. “What is that tattoo?” I asked Ciani. She smiled. “It’s a copy of the EKG of my grandmother’s last heartbeat.” Suddenly the checkout process faded to background. I wanted to hear more. “I loved my grandma […]


Giving the Final Gift: Eleven Ways to Help a Dying Person Let Go
by Patt Lind-Kyle – Nevada City, CA

Person with dove

In our culture, the end of life is seen as a scary and lonely experience. So when a loved one is dying, you may feel afraid, awkward, and unsure of how to comfort them. Here are practical tips for breaking the death taboo and helping your loved one experience the peaceful passing they deserve. We […]