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Finding the Well of Motivation

I owe much of the success in my life to my spiritual practices. Socrates was indeed correct; my spiritual practices have indeed taught me about a life worth living. They taught me about my true nature, my motivations and fears, and of course, how to to cope with life. The essential power I found in these practices are related to self-esteem. Self-esteem is more than feeling good about myself — it is a profound appreciation of my humanity, connected spiritually to all of creation.  The secret to my success, you could say, is the practice of self-esteem. So, it is not just a feeling
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Working with Your Travel Altar

A travel altar is one of the easiest ways to strengthen your daily spiritual practice. Like most clients I help, you probably do not have an established daily spiritual practice. There are many obstacles and excuses, but a common one is that you feel like you should be somewhere special and specific for it to work, to get your mind quiet, etc. This is where your travel altar comes into play. Anywhere – anytime – you can create sacred space for prayer, meditation or other personal ceremony. This easy altar is a 4″ x 6″ postcard printed with a medicine wheel diagram on
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Healing with the Medicine Wheel

Wisdom of the Medicine Wheel The medicine wheel is an enduring source of counsel. My personal spiritual practice is an ongoing tracking, surveying and mapping life’s journey around the medicine wheel. The ability to understand changes happening in my own life as well as my clients stems from my study and application of the medicine wheel. Here are 4 truths I have recently experienced as transformative healing principles that will also guide you onward into the journey of healing: East Medicine: Your point of view and attitudes shape your experience and quality of life. South Medicine: Express yourself creatively, especially in spiritual affairs. West Medicine: Honor
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Teaching of the Sacred Arrow

Teaching of the Arrow Find the truth in the present situation. You can protect yourself from uncomfortable situations by using the truth as protection. It does not matter what others think of you. You know the truth. When you honor that truth, you cannot be hurt by the lies of others. Armor yourself with the good intent and truthfulness of those you wish to associate with. Drop those who would no longer honor your path or truth. The arrow and it’s path fly straight, “Stay on the Sacred Path.” A spiritual warrior is not only brave, a leader and agile,
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Eye Gazing – Tracking Soul Light Energy

Eye Gazing: How to track Soul Light Energy in the Human Being You are a spiritual being having a human experience. Day to day life can occlude this fundamental reality. Perhaps the political landscape, a strained relationship or other personal concern has fostered a sense of being different than your fellow human. Eye gazing allows you to connect at the soul level with yourself or another person, revealing information indicative of the law of one. The practice also develops your shamanic sight as a tracker, cultivates intimacy and strengthens psychic channels. The practice of eye gazing In a darkened room, place a
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Where to Go from Here

Here you are, and here I am. Life happens to everyone. It means that unexpected and unwanted changes do happen. It may be very difficult to navigate difficult emotions while disoriented in the turmoil, but it is important to recognize that you are not alone. At the very center of your being is your spirit – your soul. The essence of who you are at the most fundamental level is a divine spark of light. This part of you is in constant communication with the natural world as well as the spiritual world. You are always guided and supported by spirit even
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A secret that’s not so secret

I’m going to let you in on two important considerations: Everyone has untapped potential. There are parts of yourself that have yet to be seen. You do not know everything yet. Everyone can use help getting reaching greater potential. Be humble yet courageous and compassionate in these pursuits. Now that the calendars have turned over to 2017, I ask you – what is holding you back or keeping you small. Winter is a great time to find stillness. In the reflection of that stillness you can access a deep connection to source energy. Taking an inventory here to continue the
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How to Talk About Yourself

How to Talk About Yourself I  believe you should be sharing more of YOU. But, there is just one guideline to maximize your resilience, spiritual growth and life aptitude — only talk about the events, conversations and feelings about what is beneficial, uplifting and life-affirming. Or more basically, stop the complaining. Life is difficult, perhaps not fair even. Everyone faces hardship, loss and pain. The more you talk about your subjectively negative experiences, the more you enforce that reality. Imagine that you stubbed your toe one morning, and with every casual human interaction you retell the story about the pain of your toe. Your
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Create A Spiritual Schedule that Fits Your Life

How to Life Guide from The Green Shaman   The benefits of a spiritual practice indicate how important it is to work more closely with spirit. Certainly the number of apps, books & teachers (myself included) confirm the desire to align closer to spirit.   It’s generally easy to get here, then you’re faced with all those in-between times: a challenging co-worker, a family feud, that car on the highway, et al.  If you are struggling with fitting a spiritual practice (yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, ceremony) in your already-too-busy schedule, changing the questions you ask will make the difference. How
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Developing Your Inner Child by Adopting a Beginner’s Mind

Summer season corresponds to South medicine on the medicine wheel, and so working with your inner child is an integral way to deepen your faith, trust more and find the inspiration in your life. Creativity and play time are classic ways to foster a relationship with your inner child. Today, I’d like you to consider another way that you can practice your spirituality every day. Adopt a beginner’s mind to your daily life and you’ll find yourself living in the now, staying present and grounded more and more. Buddhist traditions lend their teachings well to this principle of beginner’s mind.
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