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Eleven Years of Gratitude

There is wonderful quote from the Winnie-the-Pooh series: “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” This speaks to a fundamental truth about feeling and expressing gratitude – it opens the heart. When our hearts open in gratitude it allows more of our […]

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Benefits of Resting in Uncertainty

One of the rocket fuels on the spiritual path is cultivating the ability to rest in a state of not knowing, or uncertainty. The egoic mind usually does not like uncertainty and tends to feel safe and comfortable when it feels like it has some semblance of control. Yet rarely does life always flow in […]

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Silent Blessing Experiment

There is a wonderful quote by Mary Anne Radmacher, “There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world”. Some days we may have the inspiration, and energy, to do some act of kindness or compassion for others. Maybe we say a kind word of encouragement to a friend or volunteer […]

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Meditation

It happens regularly in our store that conversations with customers turn to the subject of meditation. One of the most common things we hear is, “Oh, I could never meditate! My mind is way too busy.” Actually, having thoughts is not a barrier to meditation. It’s really quite simple and only takes a little guidance […]

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Meditation Altars

Whether you are a novice or an expert in mindfulness, having an altar specifically for meditation can be a sweet refuge where you can turn to for a spiritual boost. It also provides a sacred space where you can release daily stresses and burdens, while learning to live in the moment. When it comes to […]

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Candle Magic – How to Use Candles in Manifestation

The sight of a burning candle with the flame dancing gracefully is powerful enough to send you into a trance. Does candle gazing awaken something deep within you? If so, you’re in for some candle magic. The glow of fire can be so comforting to the extent that it can teach you how to focus […]

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Learn to Listen

“There come to us moments in life when about some things we need no proof from without. A little voice within us tells us, ‘You are on the right track, move neither to your left nor right, but keep to the straight and narrow way.”  -Mahatma Ghandi We’ve all made decisions, from carefully thought out […]

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Yoga as a Preparation for Meditation

Meditation is the art of training your mind. Yoga is the way of bringing harmony between your body and mind through various postures and breathing techniques. As you feel a sense of calmness, you can enjoy enhanced mindfulness and better ability to concentrate. Thus, yoga sets the tone and plays a key role in your […]

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Spring: A Time of Renewal

The Spring brings us the first change of seasons in the year. Winter is on the wing, leaving behind the occasional nippy morning, even as milder days are ushered with sunny skies or sudden rain showers. Small green stalks resolutely poke up from the long-sleeping earth and buds begin to shyly peek out amidst barren […]

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Keeping Yourself Motivated

“The worst thing you can do is nothing.” -Terry Pratchett Whenever we set a goal or make a resolution, we often forget the work it takes to reach that goal. Usually we’re focused on envisioning the benefits of the goal, like wearing a pair of jeans in a smaller size or being able to afford […]

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