People tend to think in terms of personal satisfaction, achievement, and gaining what they desire.
It might be said that the world is somewhat lacking in the desire or effort towards kindness, perhaps because it’s seen as an old-fashioned [...]
Our contemporary world seems challenging at the moment.
Headlines not only in our country but elsewhere around the globe proclaim conflict and economic distress. There are pressures on the environment, on families, and on businesses. None of [...]
Society nowadays seems very divisive, angry, and stress-inducing.
People are quite emotional and passionate about their beliefs. They are also confused or uncertain about many goings-on on the political scene and perhaps in their career and [...]
March Flying Stars and Prophecy:
The world is only adjusting to its new energy, although it feels like there is not enough sage, lavender, and rosemary to cleanse. it. But no worries, there is.
This last month of February 2018, we had the [...]
There is undoubtedly something at the basis of your frustration. Identify it… totally.
Is it physical? Emotional? An affront to your logic? Part of your job, your health, your relationships? Does the condition insult your ego or intelligence [...]
At one time or another, most of us have resorted to blaming another person or circumstances beyond our control for some kind of pickle we’ve found ourselves in.
This is a very common and natural thing that humans do. Blame removes personal [...]
ATTENTION: The Feng Shui for September will get gnarly before it gets better!! Be alerted!!
The Feng Shui of flying stars numbers line up in doubles this month, so the worst of the worst and the best of the best will be together.
The South [...]
Recently a cute post on Facebook by a spiritual teacher proclaimed: “Your height is your karma; your weight is free will.”
This pretty succinctly sums up the differences between fate (or what you are given to deal with as your karmic predicament), [...]
Kathy Sparrow is a self-leadership expert and message strategist, lead author of Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results. She’s talking to us today about her [...]
I bet you never had that thought.
I bet you never thought that you had control over your thoughts – the amount of them, the rapidity of them, or the quality of them. Most people feel that they are their thoughts; they derive their very identity [...]
My husband and I were goofing around about what our choices would be for our next lifetimes.
Since we’re not spring chickens, this interesting conversation followed on the heels of some talks about karma, some introspection about life-reviewing, [...]
When you go through a store looking for your item but passing many enticing things that call out to you, and when you then stop, pick up that item, examine it for a few seconds, and put it into your shopping cart, that is called impulse shopping.
A lot of people, from the looks of it on Facebook and other sites, are feeling many negative emotions seemingly from the fallout of our election process – emotions such as anxiety, anger, or gloom.
(Many other people are feeling elation, some [...]
Two trends I’ve noticed for some time on social media give cause for well-needed hope for society.
One is a great and growing kindness towards the entire animal kingdom, and the second is unphotoshopped evidence of incredibly precocious children [...]
Today’s guest is Colinda Aldridge, an up and coming author who shares her passion and most intimate feelings into a 4 book series entitled Emotions. For Colinda, coping with tragedy, conquering fears and reflecting on life [...]
The difference between an average life and a fantastic life of adventure as defined by you, hinges on three things…
Your thoughts that become realities by your hand; actions that move you toward your destiny; and, a deep persistence knowing [...]
Ken Elliot is the author of the award winning book, Manifesting 123, and you don’t need #3. Learn simple steps to eliminate worry and manifest the desires of your life with Manifesting 123!
Ancient Secrets of Manifesting [...]
The 2016 Yang Fire Monkey…Year of Changeability and Unpredictability is now available for purchase.
The book may be purchased at http://www.maryshurtleff.com, http://www.amazon.com/ or http://www.barnesandnoble.com.
This year will prove [...]
For one year after my Mom died in 1993 she turned a little lamp on by my bed every evening.
At first I thought I left it on by mistake. Next, that my housemates were playing music in my room and leaving it on! Soon I caught on. Since then she [...]
Your home is an extension of your mind and your thoughts create your home.
Does your home support your needs—emotionally, financially, physically, spiritually, and mentally? This monthly Feng Shui aspect feature will help you to make those [...]
Chaos and disruption.
These are the energies I spoke of in my article called “DESTINY IN THE BALANCE: America’s Role in the Great Cosmic Plan ” in Dell Horoscope magazine in January 2010. “When I heard that the dwarf planet [...]
How do ideas strike you?
When do they hit? Have you heard of the phrase, “Stroke of luck…flash of insight…eureka moment!” Creativity involves anticipation mingled with uncertainty. For the record, ideas grow out of your brain through [...]
Several years ago my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Egypt and Israel with a Rabbi and his wife who made the whole experience extremely enlightening.
Some would ask, “Can Jews and Christians share their faith?” We were [...]
I’ve never been on a debating team; my ability to come back with a “zinger” is questionable; and having a soft-spoken voice has probably lost me some points in a heated discussion.
Perhaps this is why I write: to get my point across more [...]
Sometimes, our lives can change swiftly.
Aside from the death of a loved one, change may actually be a good thing. If you are moving out of a long-term relationship, such as divorce, changing jobs/careers or retiring, dealing with a midlife [...]
We humans make judgments on just about everything that comes into our eyesight.
We judge ourselves when we look into the mirror in the morning. We judge our friends by the cars they drive. We judge strangers by the clothes they wear. We judge [...]
I concede I dreamed of a white Christmas.
I will even admit I sang, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow.” Several years ago, before I retired from teaching, the thought of a “snow day” meant a whole day of relaxing, catching up on grades and staying [...]
Discussing the ways in which someone becomes more empowered on the spiritual path while increasing the ability to be loving is a subject of some confusion.
People tend to equate empowerment with toughness, and love with softness. Can these [...]
Are you failing your New Year’s resolutions?
Bored and onto a new trend? Starting another project because the current one isn’t going well? Feeling the let down of early winter? You’re not alone in your disappointment. I’m never sure [...]
Just because you’re an adult, mature and wise, it doesn’t mean you should take this wonderful life for granted.
When something great happens to you, how do you show your appreciation? Do you just ignore it or do you make an effort to be [...]
Debra Brown Gordy MS MRET is a Women’s Spiritual Empowerment Mentor and founder of The Sophia Women’s Institute where she works with accomplished female professionals who hunger for more love and fulfillment, who want to [...]
Back in our college years, my younger brother cut himself shaving one morning.
He bled all over the washbasin. Blood ran down his neck and into the drain. He yelled, “Howard, you stupid expletive, expletive and more expletives! How can one [...]
In recent weeks, my son Trevor quit his well-paying pharmacy tech job in Denver, Colorado for a “room and board” position in a quiet village in the Austrian Alps.
He sickened of his role in filling drug prescriptions for people addicted [...]
Have you ever wondered where songwriters, poets, sculptors and artists come up with new ideas?
How do inventors create concepts that morph into Smart Phones, miniature drones and ocean liners? Who dreams up a screenplay for a movie or the design [...]
Ray Charles learned to play the piano as he lost his vision during his childhood.
In his 70 years, he scaled musical heights beyond the ordinary. Helen Keller, blind, deaf and mute, learned to read and write as she sped toward becoming one of [...]