Friday, October 31st, 2014 Focus: I choose to create an oasis of repose and serenity in my life.

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As the pace of modern living has accelerated, I believe that it is increasingly important for us to create oases of repose and serenity in our lives. Because Space Clearing has the power to transform the energy of our homes and offices, it can play a very important role in restoring balance and meaning in our lives. It is a practice that can be used on a regular basis whenever you want to shift the energy of your environment.

Doing a thorough clearing of the energy of your home following an argument, after someone has been ill, in the wake of an unpleasant visitor, prior to moving into a new home, before bringing a new baby home, or even if you’re just feeling our of sorts can really make a difference in your life. Space Clearing offers an easy and amazingly effective way to turn your home into a haven for your soul.

Space Clearing involves a four-step process. Each step is integrally linked to each of the others, and together, they create a kind of magic. These steps are: Preparation, Purification, Invocation, and Preservation.

Excerpted from the article:
Space Clearing: Making Your Home a Sanctuary of Love and Joy
Written by Denise Linn.

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Space Clearing A-Z: How to Use Feng Shui to Purify and Bless Your Home,
by Denise Linn.

This easy-to-use guide teaches simple ceremonies aimed at tranforming the energy of living and working spaces. These include rituals from ancient India, Egypt, China and Japan, and incorporate the use of bells, candles, sages, salt and more, to create love, abundance and joy.
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Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Focus: I have a vision of a human world animated by the best qualities of which we are capable.

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A monk or mystic contemplative in the mainstream of society is an agent of change, of reform. He or she has a vision of a human world animated by the best qualities of which we are capable, a world where compassion is alive, where love takes precedence over indifference, kindness over neglect, and mercy over oppression.

The reform I have in mind is the most radical of all: the eventual disappearance of cultural and economic selfishness, and their replacement with sharing, compassionate concern, loving kindness, and merciful consideration of all.

In such a new world, street people will find a real home and the opportunities to cultivate themselves and their God-given gifts, thus allowing their innate preciousness to shine forth.

Excerpted from the article:
Lessons from the Homeless: The Vital Principles of Sharing and Simplicity
Written by Wayne Teasdale.

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A Monk in the World: Cultivating a Spiritual Life
by Wayne Teasdale.

Wayne Teasdale explores the real world topics of friendship; time, work, and money; the problem and opportunity of the homeless; a contemplative understanding of suffering; the struggle to promote personal and social change; as well as the as the role of the church and nature in building spiritual understanding.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 Focus: I get in touch with powerful opportunities for healing, resolution, and guidance.

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Most of us see death as an ending, a final loss. We assume that any possibility for reconciliation is gone. But this is just another concept that limits us in our grieving. For many other cultures there is no impenetrable wall to divide the living from the dead.

Death need not cut us off from those we love. Through dreams and techniques using the imagination, we can access an inner relationship with a deceased loved one, a relationship that offers powerful and mostly untapped opportunities for healing, resolution, and even guidance.

To the imagination, death is not an ending, not a catastrophe but a transformation. Within you, your loved one lives on, and with your participation, your mutual relationship will grow and change.

Excerpted from the article:
Healing Beyond Loss: It’s Never Too Late
Written by Alexandra Kennedy.

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Honoring Grief: Creating a Space to Let Yourself Heal
by Alexandra Kennedy MA LMFT

Honoring Grief: Creating a Space to Let Yourself Heal by Alexandra Kennedy MA LMFTWritten by psychotherapist and grief expert Alexandra Kennedy, Honoring Grief provides powerful and compassionate advice for dealing with loss. Compatible with any religious or spiritual orientation, this book aims to help readers create a sanctuary—a special space where they are free to work through the difficult emotions that accompany grief. The act of grieving can be overwhelming. That’s why the self-help tips in this book are simple, brief, and effective—ideal for anyone suffering the emotionally and physically exhausting effects of grief.

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 Focus: Every time I catch myself being mean to myself, I stop, interrupt myself, and choose a different response.

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The way you treat yourself can make an enormous difference in how your body, mind, and spirit respond. Changing your internal conversation is one key way to turn down the stress and turn up the relaxation.

The key is practice. Every time you catch yourself being mean to yourself, stop, interrupt yourself, and choose a different response. The same goes with your diet, exercise plan, and all other aspects of self-care. Finding a way to do them lovingly, rather than self-critically (“I’m so fat!” “I’m so lazy!” “I’m so undisciplined!”) is a crucial part of reversing chronic stress.

Our ultimate goal is to treat ourselves with love and respect, providing our bodies, minds, emotions, and spirits with the care and nurturing that they need. If at the moment that sounds too challenging, let’s take it down a notch. Just notice how you talk to and treat yourself. Then, if you have the opportunity, interrupt yourself whenever you hear the mean or overly critical inner monologue and choose a different response.

Excerpted from the article:
How To Be Good to Yourself
Written by Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP.

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RECOMMENDED BOOK OF THE DAY

Are You Tired and Wired? Your Proven 30-Day Program for Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue and Feeling Fantastic Again
by Marcelle Pick.

With all the stresses that exist today-from challenges at home and at work to environmental toxins to chronic health problems-the adrenal glands, which are responsible for providing the fight-or-flight hormones, can force the body to endure a constant flood of stress hormones that can ultimately lead to multiple health issues, especially severe fatigue. Marcelle Pick helps readers identify which of three adrenal dysfunction profiles they fit-racehorse, workhorse, or flatliner — and then lays out an easy-to-follow, scientifically based program to help them restore adrenal balance, re-gear their metabolism, and regain their natural energy to live a happier and less-stressed life.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Focus: I am prepared to heal and assist, and most of all, to be loving in all ways.


There have always been difficult times. We can best navigate these times by being prepared to heal and assist, and most of all, to be loving in all ways.

We need to learn to listen to our own inner hearts and minds, and to listen deep down and know for ourselves what we believe to be. We need to stop being sheep.

There is much power in knowing your own truth, living by it, and then calling your spiritual and earth community of sisters and brothers to live their own truths as well. That’s very powerful in changing what’s going on around us from negative and challenging to positive and blissful.

Excerpted from the article:
Preparing for the Coming Changed Times: Being a Love Activist
Written by Cassendre Xavier.

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RECOMMENDED BOOK OF THE DAY

The Lightworker’s Way: Awakening Your Spiritual Power to Know & Heal
by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

It is now time to get to work in healing the planet and its population. You are a lightworker if you feel called to heal others; want to resolve the world’s social and environmental problems; believe that spiritual methods can heal any situation; feel compelled to write, teach, or counsel others; and know that you are here for a higher purpose, even if you are unsure what it is or how to fulfil it. Doreen Virtue helps you reawaken the natural gifts that you have within you.

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Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Focus: I am learning to love the present moment.


There are no ordinary moments. This realization, this challenge, lies at the very crux of your life and will determine the quality of your every moment.

Can you, will you, learn to love the present moment? Can you develop the capacity to show each arising moment the same attention that you might give to a cherished friend or a lover — or at least to an online game?

Will you wake up to the inestimable value of each passing moment as it slips, like a grain of sand, through the hourglass of your remaining time here?

Excerpted from the article:
The Entirety of Our Life is a Series of Moments
Written by Dan Millman.

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RECOMMENDED BOOK OF THE DAY

The Four Purposes of Life: Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World
by Dan Millman.

The Four Purposes of Life was born from Dan Millman’s decades-long search to make sense of life. He distills decades of experience into a concise map of the journey — the full scope of what we’re each here to accomplish here on planet Earth. It puts together, for the first time, essential elements from the “peaceful warrior teachings” in their full and proper context — providing a burst of clarity to bring our lives into sharper focus.

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