Category: Spirituality

Ten Ways to be Thankful

During the Thanksgiving season, the focus turns to gratitude and celebration; but consciously focusing on gratitude every day can enrich overall sense of well-being and open the mind up to new possibilities and opportunities throughout the year.  There are many ways to express gratitude and show appreciation to others – no holiday required. Here are

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The Healing Power of Crystals

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How to Use a Healing Wand

Healing wands are used to draw in and direct healing energies to specific areas of the body.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are made from various healing stones and crystals.  Some wands are pointed at one end and rounded at the other; while others may feature points at both ends.

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Crystals for Protection

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Different Types of Crystals and Their Meanings

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Empty Your Cup

“Empty your cup” is a common mantra used to teach enlightenment in many disciplines, but what does it mean? To truly gain wisdom and understanding you must make room for new ideas to enter. Take for example the parable of the Master trying to explain a lesson to one of his advanced students. Each time the master spoke

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How to be at Peace with Yourself

Inner peace is often seen as a goal to be attained. We are taught that when we find happiness; it will bring us peace. As a result, most of us spend our time actively pursuing goals, having careers, buying things, and looking to others for a sense of fulfillment and inner peace. We follow these various paths, only

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Chakras

Chakras are energy centers in the auric field that correspond with specific areas of the body. They facilitate the flow of Chi, or life force energy, throughout our being. When they are unable to flow freely or become blocked; various mental, emotional and even physical symptoms can result. Many people work with the Chakras to facilitate whole being

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Finding Your Sacred Space

Finding your sacred space within is easier when you take the time to create a harmonious area in your home dedicated to spiritual practice. It can be as simple as a small corner in one room. The only thing that is required is to have a spot that is quiet and free from clutter and outside distractions. This

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Incense for Protection

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Simplify Your Life

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” John Zabat-Zinn Modern society is truly awe inspiring. Think of all the discoveries mankind has made in the past century, or even just the past 50 years. Technology has exploded and we are connected with information at the touch of a button. This is truly a remarkable time

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Mala Beads

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Benefits of Laughing and Smiling

“Laughter is the Best Medicine” Chances are you’ve heard this expression before, and in fact, it is a great truth. Laughter is a natural gift that creates feelings of well-being and empowerment. It has been shown scientifically to improve both mental and physical health.  It is so widely recognized that Cancer Centers of America promotes

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Prayer Flags: What They Are and How to Use Them

Prayer Flags have a long history, dating back thousands of years.  They are associated with Tibetan Buddhism but some historic sources say they are much older.  According to tradition, prayer flags are believed to carry prayers and positive intentions on the wind, and are used to attract peace and harmony in both the home and

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Ideas for a New Moon Celebration

The New Moon phase represents the birth of all the lunar cycles, and has been celebrated in many traditions throughout history.   It symbolizes replenishment and the fresh seeds of a new phase of life. In the Old Testament and in Hebrew traditions, the new moon is considered a holy time of spiritual renewal at the

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Ripple Effect of Positivity

Have you ever skipped a stone across a pond? Or watched as rain drops hit a still body of water, causing circles to branch out from the point of impact? This is what is known as a ripple effect, where one action, causes a chain of other incremental reactions. Merriam-Webster defines the “ripple effect” as

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Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

  “Be the Change You Wish to See in the World” is a quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi.  Although it is a simple statement, it carries a complex message. Some view it merely as act like what you want to see; to change the world all you must change is yourself.  Others view it as

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How to Appreciate the Father Figure in Your Life

Dad’s contributions are not often as well-recognized or acknowledged as Moms.  Mothers are most often depicted as the emotionally invested nurturers and caretakers, while dads role has traditionally been depicted as that of the provider, problem solver and rule enforcer.  Recent studies however, have proven that a loving, involved dad has a greater impact on

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Properties of Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is a powerful stone that has been used as a protective talisman since ancient times. In this article we will discuss some of the properties of black tourmaline. In some cultures, it was believed to protect against demonic activity and used to dispel all negative energies and counteract evil spells.  Today, it is

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Recharge Your Energy

Do you ever have days where you feel sluggish and aren’t sure why? Does your home sometimes feel tense or stuffy instead of calm and inviting? If so, it may be time to do a cleansing ritual to free pent up energies and restore your vitality. There are many tools and techniques that can restore

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