Currently Browsing: Holiday Spirit

Finding Truly Meaningful Gifts
by Ken Honda

 ‘Tis the season for buying holiday gifts for our loved ones! But instead of trying to find the perfect gift, how can we make this year’s gifts truly meaningful? Here are three tips for finding truly meaningful holiday gifts: 1) Choose Innate Value Over Perceived Value: Name brand bags, shoes, cars, and toys are all […]


by Annette Cravera Goggio – Oakhurst, CA

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I struggle with serenity, the not having it as a state of being. I wake in the dark of night, uncomfortable in my bed, in physical pain, going over conversations I had during the day or heard on the TV that most probably are the cause of that pain. Though I know serenity is achievable […]


Apply Truth In Everything You Do Until It Becomes Wisdom
by Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis

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As you walk the spiritual path, many truths will be revealed. This opens the mind to new possibilities and inspirations. Gathering mystical knowledge is exciting, but as the philosopher and mystic Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali so famously taught, “Knowledge without use is useless.” It’s essential to illuminate the mind, yet until you actually go through the […]


Whose Permission Do You Need?
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

I was coaching a woman who had been out of work for a while. Then she was offered a job she really liked. “I feel guilty because I am so excited about taking the job,” she told me. “My spiritual studies tell me I am not supposed to want things.” I told her, “It’s fine […]


A Celebration of Light
by Ann Albers and The Angels – Phoenix, AZ

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Your holidays are a celebration of Light in the darkness. The Christ child came during dark times of oppression, amid taxation, in a dark, cold cave, through a young, unwed mother. The lamp stayed miraculously lit after intense massacre, war, and turmoil when hope was desperately needed. The celebration of the solstice – the darkest […]


911 From Your Soul: Will You Answer the Call?
by Jeanine Thompson

Life is a spiritual journey. Every breath, every relationship, every joy and sorrow are calling you to remember who you really are, and to be and experience all that you came here for. Our discomforts, challenges, and even crises are invitations to free ourselves, expand our wings and rise into our highest expression—for ourselves, for […]


The Vital Importance of Inner Alignment
by Owen Waters

Many people in society today work at jobs they don’t like, and find themselves with little or no time for activities that increase the quality of their lives. Such people are being kept out of alignment with their inner selves. Traditionally, society has pressured people into conformity. Peer pressure to conform to an immediate social […]


When Will Life Stop Being Such a Struggle?
by Ann Albers & The Angels

So many times you ask us, “When will life stop being such a struggle?” Our answer, with great love, is always, “when you stop struggling with life.” Consider a stream. Unobstructed it flows smoothly, gracefully, swiftly, and powerfully. When it encounters an obstacle, such as a boulder that it cannot move, temporarily some of the […]


When They Go Low, You Go High by Alan Cohen

Relationships provide us with our greatest opportunities for spiritual growth. Some relationships bless us with love and joy, and others bring challenges that help us grow stronger and wiser. We can be grateful for everyone who comes our way, friend or apparent foe. Ultimately our foes are our friends because they teach us through important […]


Morning Rituals for the Soul
by Vish Chatterji

The Business Casual Yogi: Take Charge of Your Body, Mind & Career.

In the ancient system of yoga philosophy, there is a powerful concept known as Sadhana which is often translated as your daily practice. As with all Sanskrit words, there is much more complexity to Sadhana than just a practice. There are a few words embedded in Sadhana. Sadhaka is a student following a path towards […]