The true grateful feelings around Thanksgiving are seldom practiced after the actual day of celebration. Over the years, the historical story about the Native Americans and Pilgrims’ special meal evolved into a national day of gratitude. Since the late 1700s, people celebrate this event in history by sharing a large meal with loved ones. But… More Living in Gratitude After Thanksgiving
We all regret something from our past. Whether it pertains to relationships, work or events in life, there are always things that we wish we did differently. But in the end, how many of those regrets impacted us adversely? And how many really mattered in the end? Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent… More Five Regrets in Life
In the last few days, I’ve pondered the following question: Are we doing the best we can? In other words, are we, as people in general, doing our best in all (or at least most) circumstances we encounter in life? I first came across this thought in Brene Brown’s book: Rising Strong. After watching her… More Are We Doing the Best We Can?
I am sure you’ve heard the word: Karma! We often refer to it as the retribution to some action (usually negative action). In other words, negative actions against someone or something (or in some circles, evil actions) will be rewarded with negative action. In biblical terms, this would be the ‘eye for an eye’ concept.… More Karma: What Is It?
I’ve always believed each of us is endowed with a special gift. And although being a great artist, singer, musician, or writer is definitely a special gift, it goes much further than just artistic gifts. (NOTE: You might want to refer back to my last article: We Are Creative Beings.) Two years ago, I shared… More Finding Your Gift!
For years, I never considered myself to be creative. I didn’t paint. I didn’t sing (at least not well enough to get paid for it!). I didn’t pay a musical instrument… You get the idea! But when I learned more about New Thought principles, I understood that we are all creative! Here are some interesting… More We Are Creative Beings
Chaos is too common lately. Some days, my emotions flare up — I get angry, and I lose my alignment with Spirit. The first thing I do is go into my spiritual practices of affirmative prayers, spiritual reading, and meditation. I often wonder what others do to ‘stop the burning’! When I see the level… More Stop the Burning!
Following is a wonderful short story, about Buddha and the mustard seeds, taken from the Unity booklet, Compassion: Living Life with an Open Heart Self-Compassion by Rev. Kelly Isola About 600 years before the writers of Mark, Matthew, and Luke penned Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed, Buddha told a parable of a mustard seed.… More Buddha and Self-Compassion
Happiness is your choice! It is not dependent on getting that great job; marrying your wonderful soul mate; having the best looking body; or possessing all the money in the world! Every day when we get out of bed, we DECIDED to be happy! Even though we all share the ups and downs of life,… More Making Happiness Your Choice
Expressing and embracing the likeness of the Christ Consciousness is a goal for anyone wishes to grow spiritually. I would like to share some thoughts from Grace L. Faus, 1897–1988, Founder, Divine Science Church of the Healing Christ, Washington, D.C.: We become more Christlike as we accept Christlike ideas, such as— A word: Peace. Joy.… More Prayer for Embracing Christ-likeness