It's been 10 years now since the book, The Secret, and its promotion of the law of attraction captured popular imagination. The law of attraction is said to be a natural law of the universe that posits that "like attracts like." The Secret tells us that if we act, believe and receive, we'll get . . .
This chakra banner hangs on the wall directly across from my bed so I see it every day. And in fact, I lie in bed and my eyes are drawn to it, constantly. Chakra as a term comes from the Sanskrit for wheel and is normally understood as the wheel of life. Perhaps you have wondered what the Seven . . .
The wild stories of traditional religion are something we've gotten used to. A virgin birth? Walking on water? Fishes and loaves? Raising the dead? They don't seem so crazy, do they? Or at least not when we view them through the lens of traditional religion. But we don't feel the same way about . . .
The first time I heard this was at an est seminar in the early 1980s and it made perfect sense. (It might have been one of the few things at that seminar that did.) Back in the 1960s, it was "go with the flow," remember? Go with the flow. Resistance is futile, said the Borg on Star Trek, as they . . .
I've always been an observer, someone who's felt set apart from the crowd, moored a little out from shore. Truth is, I have always been very different from my family, from the time I was a little girl. For the most part they viewed me as one might a foreign body in the eye, something of an irritant . . .
To a young woman I love and admire: Trust. The world is hard to navigate sometimes and some of the hills can really sap your strength. Just trust that the highest good will always prevail, even if it doesn't seem that way. Bad things are going to happen -- maybe they're there so we can recognize . . .
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone. ~Rainier Maria Rilke We know a lot, it's true, but we don't know everything. Even though we act like we do. We worship scientific materialism--the belief that the only thing that exists is physical reality and we look for reasons to . . .
Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon? ~Mary Oliver Would've, could've, should've. Who among us hasn't had those feelings? You know, the ones where we wish we could go back in time and "be there" for someone who leaves us too soon. My ex-husband lost . . .
Whenever your perspective on something creates emotional pain, Carol, it's always because your perspective is still so narrow that you've yet to see all the good it will make possible. Because it will. Every weekday I get an inspirational message and this one --about the benefits of emotional . . .
I open every door. This has been pinned up in my office for more than a decade. The moment I saw it I had to buy it, because it's how I live. I never made a conscious decision to live that way. It's just how I was made. I like poking around in new places and I think it's because my mother was . . .