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Awakening Our Inner Light

All of the most reputable and respected saints, sages and mystics of both now and years gone by have frequently discussed the importance of the Light in our lives. So what is the Light? Am I referring to the light that radiates from a random bulb dangling from a ceiling, or perhaps the transparent daylight that emanates from a glorious sunshine? The answer is neither. The Light I am speaking of is essentially the Light of God, the Universe, All That Is, or whatever name you'd like to give ... Read More

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The Master Peace

I was sitting at the edge of my bed as a young child, surrounded by my stuffed animals and dolls. Then, all at once, my perception shifted from thinker to witness -- and my focus zoomed in on one word. It was the word stick. I know what you are thinking: "Stick? Not Om Shanti, or HU, or alleluia?" Yep, it was just a simple word with no spiritual emphasis according to the world of mantras, prayers and chanting. The word suddenly became like something I had never even heard or known before. It ... Read More

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Eagle and Condor Prophecy Awakening coming in December

A noted shaman and condor protector from Peru will join a turtle priest and keeper of eagle medicine from North Dakota and a Mayan time keeper from Central America to present "Eagle and Condor Prophecy Awakening: Activation of the Divine Feminine Consciousness" on Saturday, Dec. 6 in St. Paul. The event, presented by Wind over Fire Healing Arts Center in Rochester, Minn., will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Minnesota Waldorf School Festival Hall, 70 E. County Rd. B, near the ... Read More

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Spirituality and Community Living

I didn't know what I was getting into when I joined the intentional spiritual community of Global Community Communications Alliance. Yes, I was a spiritual seeker. I always had been since my early childhood when my concept of heaven was a superb flower garden where God (in a dark blue Robin Hood outfit) and Jesus (in a light blue one) went around endlessly watering the plants from little tin watering cans. Later, I realized that I was one of the plants that needed watering, and I sought ... Read More

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What You were never told may be holding You back

We are told from the beginning of school to look at the subjects we do well in and focus on those areas for a career. We are told to study hard and take advantage of different opportunities to advance ourselves. We are told to look at the pay scale and health benefits a job has to offer. We are told to work hard and climb our way to the top so we can afford the comforts of life and reap the benefits of our hard work. Why is it then that so many of us follow this recipe and still end up ... Read More

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Star Wisdom: November Horoscope – Building from Insights

With Mercury direct and energy planet Mars in systems-oriented Capricorn, November invites us to implement a plan of action and build on the insights from October's eclipses and Mercury retrograde. Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)...Your energy naturally wants to flow into your most important goal this month. You're getting clearer about your key relationships. If they're willing to support you in exchange for what you can give back, wonderful. If not, it's time to cut bait and go it alone for now. ... Read More

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Recipe: Almond Biscuits

This recipe was given to me by a friend of my husband. I've tried many gluten-free biscuits and this is by far my favorite. It is packed with protein because of the almond flour and eggs. You can make these into "cookies" by adding a thumbprint on the top and adding your favorite fruit-juice sweetened jelly. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups almond flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp lemon juice 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 eggs Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. ... Read More

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From the Heart: Get Real

Sitting backstage at a network television studio in a large metropolitan city, I waited to go on the air for an interview. My segment was scheduled right after the noon news broadcast, which began with a gory account of a murder, then a rape, then war footage, followed by bad economic news and a political scandal. I began to feel depressed, but consoled myself that the broadcast would get to more positive reports. It didn't. The entire 15 minutes was filled with gloom and doom, nothing anyone in ... Read More

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From the Editor: Within You, Without You

"Try to realize it's all within yourself / No one else can make you change / And to see you're really only very small / And life flows on within you / and without you" -- George Harrison Like clockwork every evening about 9 p.m. my two cats stand and meow at the front door, wanting one more chance to go outside before morning. I go to the door, pick up one cat and step outside. Leaves crunch underfoot as I walk a short distance down the front walk. I take in the night sounds. I breathe in ... Read More

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Yoga for You: Garland Pose

Garland Pose, or Malasana, is a posture that brings forth a sense of oneness and connection. We are connected to the earth through our grounded stance and to universal love through our hand position. Our hands are an extension of our hearts, and anything they touch infuses our heart's energy into it. In Anjali Mudra, the hand position in Malasana, our palms press together to unite and embody the continuous circle of loving oneness. In Malasana you are centered in love's energy. Therefore, ... Read More

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Spirit Leaves: Our Sacred Journey

The prompt this month concerns "sacred intimacy." Divorced times three, intimacy for me meant disappearance -- the classic "urge to merge." Energetically attuned to each of my partners, I would vanish into them. Now my quest is to recover the Sacred Soul within. For me, the true quest is for union with the Light within. I was raised with the white lacy dress dream. A person who lives alone is labeled dismissively. She's deemed single, divorced, desperate. Cedric's wisdom teaching on the ... Read More

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Itineraries: High-Altitude Alchemy

The reason for my first venture to Peru arose not from logic but from direct spiritual guidance. I was not informed of the purpose of my visit or that I would subsequently form a company to usher mystics into the sacred energy of the Andes. During the first trek, I had a spontaneous, life-changing encounter with the consciousness of Apu Salkantay -- Apu, in Quechua, the ancient language of the Inca, indicates a revered being and Apu Salkantay is a 20,500-foot massif northwest of Cusco. ... Read More

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Spirited Kidz: Art from the Heart

Dear Nadine, It's Black Friday. What kids' stuff should I stock up on? -- Marian, Minneapolis With the cat away -- my husband was Brit-side getting reacquainted with the Big Ben, the Barbican and Buckingham Palace -- my son decided to play! It was little things. He didn't brush his teeth. Then insisted he had -- until I waved a dry toothbrush in front of his face. He made his bed, but left his pj's on the floor, a cup on his desk, and a book lying in the doorway and took three "asks" before ... Read More

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Reconnect with Your Sacred Intimacy

What does Spirit want you to know about sacred Intimacy? It is your birthright. You know that, don't you? Without it you feel frustrated, unfulfilled and off center. With it, you feel that the world is your oyster. When you are disconnected from it, you are looking outside of yourself for peace, for joy, for all the answers. But, it's all inside of you, waiting to blossom. It's been there all along. Inside you, deep in your heart, you will find a sacred place, your sacred heart and its ... Read More

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Embrace the ‘good’ kind of Selfish in your Relationship

Busy doesn't begin to describe life at our house, or probably yours, either. One would think that, as a spiritual teacher and psychic, I would know better than to succumb to it. Even I would assume that my house would be immune somehow from the craziness of the "to do" list. And yet, it isn't. My partner and I look at each other regularly, usually when we're running out the door to get somewhere that we're supposed to be already but aren't because we got tied up the last place we were, and ... Read More