The last few weeks were filled with some lovely time with family. As I have gotten older, I appreciate the time away from my office, my part-time work, — enjoying life around me. Visit from In-Laws Last week, my husband’s sister and her husband drove up from the southern part of the state and spent… More Enjoying Life
I spent three days this week attending the CSL VISTA 2023 Conference. Of all the things I learned, I discovered how important belonging to a community can be. Our world has changed so much since 2020. Not just for me but for so many of us. We battled a pandemic that left us isolated and… More Belonging to a Community
If you have been around the New Thought spiritual community, you may have heard the term Spiritual bypass. So what is spiritual bypass? Spiritual bypassing involves using spiritual explanations to dismiss or avoid complicated emotions or psychological issues. ~ Very Well Mind Spiritual bypass or spiritual bypassing is a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices… More Spiritual Bypass
Reading spiritual magazines is very inspiring to me. While reading through the July/August Unity Magazine, I read a prayer that I have revised: Spirit Be With Me Prayer. After reading this prayer/poem in Unity Magazine, I was intrigued and did some research. The original prayer is a Catholic prayer from St. Patrick: St. Patrick’s Breastplate… More Spirit Be With Me Prayer
You may have heard, in New Thought circles, about Holding Space for one another. Maybe you wonder about this or did not fully understand what it was all about. A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal… More Holding Space: What Does it Mean?
As I write this, the Russian army has advanced into Ukraine. Anyone who watches the news has seen the destruction of Ukrainian cities and people. As terrible as this is, my observations during conflict are very interesting. As a pacifist, this act of destruction appalls me to my very core. Having lived through too many… More Observations During Conflict
As a young girl, I remember when my mother was talking to me, she’d often ask: Are you listening? Now, as a grown-up with grown kids of my own, I hear them ask their little ones, are you listening to me? (They probably remember me asking them the same thing when they were little.) Of… More Are You Listening?
Every day we make decisions about our lives. Often, these decisions only affect ourselves and maybe our immediate families. Sometimes, we are tempted to go beyond the bounds of what is ours to do! Last week, I needed to deal with this decision when I received a phone call from a gal affiliated with an… More What is Ours to Do?
As Spiritual Practitioners, we were taught to cultivate discernment while dealing with clients. In other words, don’t judge other people or their actions — especially those who come to you for help, support, and prayer. According to Wiki: “Discernment is the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well. In the case of judgment,… More Cultivate Discernment
We are living in a world where information — whether true or false — is widely available. Being informed is a good thing. Framing opinions as facts is something entirely different because our words have consequences. As a young girl, I was very sensitive to the words of others. I remember coming home from school… More Words Have Consequences