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What to do When You Feel Stuck

In the tarot, the suit of swords corresponds to the mental realm, for, just like a sword, the mind is double edged. It can cut through confusion and generate new ideas, but it can also lead us through a labyrinth of unproductive thoughts. When we don’t know how to use our minds in a soul-aligned […]

You Are Shaping Your Reality Right Now

The idea that our thoughts create, or at the very least influence, our reality is becoming ever more mainstream, but I’ve noticed an interesting disconnect happening for many of us. A disconnect between what I’ll call our real-time thoughts and our “special,” mindful thoughts. Let me explain. Meet Sara… Sara’s a big believer in the […]

Allowing Money to Flow

I was at a bookstore the other day with a simple task: buy a graduation present. I even knew exactly what I was looking for: a cute journal. Nothing more. But when I got to the journal display and saw the assortment of beautiful, colorful books (not to mention all of the tempting merchandise I […]

Can We Experience Flow Even in Crappy Times?

In spiritual circles, when someone says they’re experiencing a state of flow, they usually mean things are going well. Or, put another way, things are going the way they want them to. But can we experience flow when things are unpleasant? Or does unpleasantness signify that we’re disconnected from flow? Flow, in my mind, is […]

Is your wisdom diet balanced?

One of my tendencies that I consciously exert energy to balance is the tendency to read and read and read and read…without using the information I’m gathering in any way. Some call this mental masturbation. So, in this post let’s talk about practical ways to stop (mentally) masturbating all day and get on with the […]

March 9, 2017 mind and emotions

Is that a fact?

Our self-talk can impose serious limitations on our lives when we state an opinion as a fact and when we use this as inarguable justification for our action or inaction. Let’s say Laura is mulling over her financial situation. Her health insurance premiums as a freelance writer are eating up her monthly income, but she […]

Enough Is Enough

Even seemingly straightforward situations have a lot of moving parts. Think about it: You’re ordering a coffee, and you have a 30-second exchange with the barista. Simple, right? Yes…and all of your past experiences led you to this particular moment in time, as did the past experiences of the barista, the other people working at […]

How to be a Light Worker When You’re Pissed

I was flipping through one of my old journals when I came across an entry that really grabbed me. I’d been struggling with anger toward one of my parents at the time, and in my journal, I wrote that even though I knew the anger was detrimental to my well being and was fueling self-destructive […]

Try This When You’re Feeling Imbalanced

My yoga teacher said something in class today that really made me think. We were prepping for standing bow pose, which looks like this (image source): Before you get into the pose on the far right, it’s helpful to find your balance in various intermediate poses, like the ones on the left. My teacher explained, […]

Past Lives and Chipmunks

Since Christmas, I’ve become acutely aware that my time with my grandma, at least in this current physical form, is limited. She’s still in great health, thankfully, but…well, she’s preparing–giving away her books, sifting through photos and letters, and making arrangements. And it’s hard. Man, is it ever hard. Last week I read this book, […]

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