“A primary goal of the spiritual life is to learn to quiet the mind through prayer and meditation, through spiritual practice, so that we can hear what in both Judaism and Christianity, is called the small, still voice within.” — Marianne Williamson
Author Archives: Espirational
Draw Near to God
“If you want to draw near to God, seek him in the hearts of those around you.Speak well of all, present or absent. If you would be a light for others, be like the sun: show the same face to all. To bring joy to a single heart is better than building countless shrines forContinue reading “Draw Near to God”
The Friday Affirmaton
Infinite love flows in me, through me, as me. Affirmations are an important spiritual practice. By filling our minds with positive spiritual statements they become a part of our lives. Let us affirm together, Infinite love flows in me, through me, as me. And so it is.
“If you really know how to live, what better way to start the day than with a smile?…Smiling helps you approach the day with gentleness and understanding….Smile with your whole being.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Smiling as a spiritual practice — I love it. That’s one way we shine our light into the world.
Only Two Mistake
“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: Not going all the way, and Not starting.” ~ The Buddha
The True Lover of God
If you want to draw near to God, seek him in the hearts of those around you.Speak well of all, present or absent. If you would be a light for others, be like the sun: show the same face to all. To bring joy to a single heart is better than building countless shrines forContinue reading “The True Lover of God”
What is Spiritual Practice?
And why is it so important? Spiritual practice is the way we live out our faith, beliefs and principles in our day to day life. These might include prayer, meditation, mindful movement, study, service to others, creativity, loving kindness and other practices. When I find myself going off track in life it is usually becauseContinue reading “What is Spiritual Practice?”
The April Wrap-up
As we come to the end of April I hope you have been inspired to see the connection between creativity and Spirit in your daily life. We end the month with Living in the House of the Souls Belonging with Jan Garrett and JD Martin. They may be found online at https://www.garrett-martin.com/index.html
While we Have the Gift of Life…
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.— Gilda Radner
An Arbor Day Special
“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” ― Herman Hesse I love this quote. I am not ashamed to admit I am a tree talker. I actually put my arms around trees and give them a hug. They comfort me and sometimesContinue reading “An Arbor Day Special”