Don’t push away the darkness. Be with it instead.

Some suggest that if you are truly spiritual, you’ll eliminate your dark side so that nothing upsets you. Others believe that challenging times and dark emotions are signs that you are not good enough and are being punished by God. These ideas ring false to me as there is a purpose to our light and [...]

Don’t Wish for an Easy Existence

Some equate living a good life with living an easy life. This is a myth. We can’t live great lives—our best lives—without monumental loss. The hardships we endure steer us onto different paths, scenic and arduous treks we’d never make had life been comfortable. If we didn’t experience that devastation—whether it be the passing of [...]

Faith is powerful

When the mind embraces hope, it unleashes a powerful force: faith. When the heart relies upon faith, we develop a knowing that the Universal Power—God—is always present, always loving, ever patient. Faith frees us to live to our potential, to understand that all challenges bring growth and that we are never alone on our earthly [...]

It isn’t your fault you’re ill

Illness happens to everyone. Sure, it helps to lead a healthy life, but severe physical trials can strike anyone at any time. People ask me if they are to blame for their poor health. They wonder if they’d still be sick if they possessed a stronger faith or if they’d just learn a specific lesson. [...]

3 steps to fully living: release, accept and receive

Everything that comes to us is on God’s schedule, not ours. And to get the most from every day, we can benefit greatly by regularly practicing three actions: releasing, accepting and receiving. #1 Release the past, limiting thoughts and the notion that you’re in control We can’t meaningfully enhance our life until we let [...]

Grieve even though you know your crossed over loved ones are well

In August, my dear friend, Jean Millay Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of the survival of consciousness beyond death, graduated from Earth School. She approached this transition from the physical to spirit realms with grace, joy and anticipation. Our friendship was filled with amazing conversations and I could never absorb all the wisdom [...]

No matter how bad you’re feeling, divine light is always present

Challenges are a part of our life and negativity is part of our society. But we can lift ourselves out of the abyss of despair and renew hope for our future. Depression enveloped me this year Depression threw me into a void—a chasm where I couldn’t access my heart—the place where my joy, spirituality and [...]

Facing your challenge releases its grip on you

When life crashes down upon us, it’s easy to obsess about the hurdles we face regarding the future of our finances, health or relationships. But focusing on the worst possible results only strengthens the hold these challenges have on us, making our problems seemingly insurmountable. Steps to acknowledge and release your limiting beliefs Accept that [...]

In God’s time, not ours

2015 and 2016 posed serious physical challenges to my well-being. I battled a chronic health issue that went undetected for seven months, causing headaches, severe weakness and cold-like symptoms. I was tested for cancer, immune system deficiencies and a variety of other ailments. All results were normal. So in March 2016 when my pulmonologist [...]

Surviving and thriving reveals true beauty

In the U.S., physical beauty generally is highly esteemed only if it fits the ideal set by Hollywood: a willowy size 0. While hiking a few years back in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, I realized the beauty I appreciate most in nature is in the hard-earned tenaciousness that allows an organism to thrive in [...]

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