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Whatever’s Missing Is What You’re Not Giving

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Nothing enters into this world except through the process of giving. If we don’t give, there can’t be more. If you want more to come into your life, you must let more life come out of you!

You are a divine power plant, and a power plant doesn’t receive energy, it generates it. Even the word human comes from a Sanskrit term for ‘man’ that ...

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What Do You Really Want?

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Desire sometimes gets a bad rap in the spiritual world. Perhaps it started with Buddha who supposedly said desire causes suffering. And has led to many teachings that imply that desires aren’t spiritual and we should strive for a desire-less state.

But desires aren’t the problem, our misperception of them is. The word ‘Desire’ actually has a deeper meaning: ‘of the sire,’ as in father ...

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Your Action Is Your Religion

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Want to know what you really believe in? Don’t look at what you’re thinking, saying, affirming, or praying, look at what you’re doing – especially under pressure. If you profess to believe in something, but your actions are not in integrity with it, you’ll suffer and become stagnant. But if you align your actions with your highest vision, no matter what, you’ll rapidly shape ...

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Spring Is Here!

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And, with it there is a growing impulse to emerge. Those places within us that have been fallow begin to feel the stirrings of new life, those parts of us that seem deadened have the chance to be resurrected again.This is the Great Hope and The Good News. This is the deeper esoteric message of Easter. As it says in Joel 2:25, ”I will restore ...

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Growing Down: How to Cultivate the Soil of Your Soul

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Our attempts to pray, affirm, or visualize away all the bad, ugly, filthy parts of ourselves and our life are like a seed trying to pray away all the dirt – which is made of everything that has died and decayed before.

If it could, and it succeeded, it would find itself sitting atop a rock, no dirt in sight. And when that sun came ...

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Why Good Things Happen To Bad People

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“To he who is right in mind, he can do all the wrong things and it will still turn out right. To she who is wrong in mind, she can do all the right things and it will still turn out wrong.”

As we watch the Wall Street rich get richer (many of whom created our economic crisis) while honest, hard-working people get poorer, a ...

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Are You Living on Purpose Or by Accident?

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“Where there is no vision, the people perish.
— Proverbs 29:18

Within you, there is a destiny waiting to be born — a life of such purpose, creativity and contribution that its light would blind you if apprehended it in its fullness. But to actualize it, you must dive beneath the surface tension of the mind’s need to control the present. You must project ...

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Do You Suffer from the Disease of Self-Improvement?

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There is a disease in the Western World, and it’s called “self-improvement.”

The fundamental sense of inadequacy so many people feel is not linked to any actual deficiency or inability to achieve; it arises from a universal belief that we’re not already whole and complete.

A baby doesn’t suffer self-worth issues. It can’t walk, it can’t talk, it can’t eat on its own — it ...

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The Urgency of Emergence

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There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

— Victor Hugo

The impulse for freedom seems to be sweeping the planet, from the Midwest to the Middle East. And no matter how hard people resist, nothing can hold these evolutionary energies back for long. Of course, this emergent impulse is obvious in popular uprisings against repressive rule. But the breakdown of ...

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