What does it mean to be inspired? It means to breathe into, to infuse (as life) by breathing, to draw forth or bring out. If we break down the meaning even further, the root of the word inspiration (similar to respiration), means to draw in, or to breathe life into. Spiri—or Spirit—is the source of […]Read More Live Inspired: Finding Your Source of Inspiration
Be willing to face any challenges or misfortunes that arise on your journey, and challenge—within yourself—any resistance that arises in the form of doubt or perceived obstacles. Change the way you think about things. View every obstacle as an opportunity for further growth, and greater success. Opportunities, moreover, must be met halfway. You can only […]Read More Overcoming Fear and Obstacles with Courage
Enthusiasm requires high energy to manifest. When you picture someone you know who is enthusiastic, you probably think of someone who could be described as joyful and energetic. Why is energy such an important part of enthusiasm? The root meaning of the word “enthusiasm” is en or “in” and thus, Greek for “spirit”. More simply stated, enthusiasm’s […]Read More What Does it Mean to be Enthusiastic?
A positive attitude is a right attitude. Have you you ever noticed that when you are positive, your energy is lifted? During such a time, you may say, “I feel high”, or “I’m on top of the world!” Now, reflect on those times that you were feeling negative. Did your body seem to become “heavy” […]Read More How to Be Positive for Success
What is spirituality? Spirituality can be described as man’s endeavor to attain his highest potential. Spirituality can also be described, as the name implies, as the Soul’s personal connection with Spirit; Spirit being the ocean of consciousness, and Soul being one of the many waves that rise from It’s surface. There are as many ways […]Read More The Need for Spirituality
Yesterday I started the day by asking Divine Mother to be with me and give me a day just for her. I asked her to show me the perfect Divine Mother Day, dedicating the entire day just to Her. I have lived in Santa Cruz, California all my life, and never before have I seen […]Read More Dedicate Today to Mother Nature
The following story is an inspirational and touching account of our oneness with nature from The Sky and Earth Touched Me. Note: This blog post was written independently, in efforts to support this wonderful and transformational book. Excerpt from the Sky and Earth Touched Me: Living in Oneness: Katie- a friend and fellow member of […]Read More Joseph Cornell’s “The Sky and Earth Touched Me”
A great teacher once said, that “spirituality is anything that uplifts us.” Swami Kriyananda said, “Spirituality is a free-flowing thing.” If we take these statements into our hearts, then we may for the first time see spirituality as whatever it is in life that makes us a better person, makes us live in more joy […]Read More What is Spirituality?
Most of us have probably heard of “bucket lists” and are even beginning to hear about “YOLOs” (YOLO-you only live once). These lists help us focus on the changes we want to make in life and how to achieve them. Creating a bucket list made up of spiritual goals helps us to achieve our highest aspirations. Making a […]Read More Spiritual Bucket List
The meditation technique of Paramhansa Yogananda is the one that I found to be the most effective for bringing me to a deep feeling of peace and calm focus. Yogananda is author of the best-selling spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi. The name of this technique is Hong-Sau. “Hong” rhymes with “song” and “sau” is pronounced “saw.” Hong-Sau […]Read More How to Meditate: Meditation for Beginners