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Spiritual Attitudes

How to Meditate on Love

The heart is both physical and spiritual, the center of our being which connects us to everything. Our spiritual self longs to connect with divine love. That longing for connection creates a vacuum and if we are not careful, we will attempt to fill it with things that don’t belong in the heart. This is toxic and causes our hearts to become seemingly blind and deaf to everything around us while attaching to worldly distractions.

Instead of finding joy and love in helping a stranger in need, some find that to be a burden and would rather seek joy in spending money or career. Nothing wrong with being successful or wealthy, but that is not the root of happiness and it can distract us from what really matters.

God is the ultimate love and ultimate light, that light is in everything all at once. The trees, the wind, the difficult and the easy; one can find The Light in everything if their hearts are listening. Love can act as your compass in life if you allow it. This doesn’t mean blindly go after other humans you are attracted to. While companionship love is important and will be used down below in the meditation exercise, it is not the ultimate love which I am referring to.

No matter what name you assign to God, no matter if you are agnostic or unsure about faith, most can at least agree something deeper and larger than ourselves puts a spark in your heart sometimes and you feel it. THAT, that something, is The Light, The Fashioner of Forms, The Forgiver, The Protector, The Most Loving, The All-Encompassing. Call it whatever you like, I call it God.



Spiritual Attitudes

Why Spirituality is Good for Your Mental Health

Spirituality, or being concerned about your connection to the human spirit and the light all around us, is beneficial and uplifting for our overall mental health and quality of life. The secular world often looks at spirituality as hocus pocus when dealing with mental health or physical concerns, but the truth is the human body is not a car, it is more than just mechanics.

Technology and science are needed and beneficial, but they are not the solve-all that some people hope they are. We have a growing disconnection from that sacred light and love within our bodies, even our physical environments have grown into more concrete and steel with less nature and beauty. This lack of spirituality leaves a void; which we fill with overeating, anxiety, sex, money, fighting, career or some other placeholder which we shove into that void thinking we are doing just fine.



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How to Awaken Spiritually

As the new year is upon us, many people are making resolutions for personal growth and seeking a better quality of life. Now is a great time to focus yourself on what really matters the most, an authentic understanding and expression of your inner truth and spirituality.  Simply put, walking your path to awaken spiritually.

Maybe you have resolutions related to losing weight, career ambitions or being more charitable. Whatever your goals, if you heighten your spiritual awareness it will positively impact...


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Turn Your Emotions Into Power

Your emotions can be a source of power, but only if you embrace them instead of pretending they don't exist.  Across the world and generations, women have been told that our emotions make us weak and vulnerable. Men are often seen as less masculine if they demonstrate an emotional response. These cultural stereotypes are cages that keep women and men locked up inside of themselves afraid to truly express what they feel because of how society will react. In turn, we see people exploding or having emotional break downs because they tried to cage their heart for so long.

Yet, for those who control their emotions without ignoring them and understand how to wield them effectively and when to let them flow, emotions can be turned into power. Your emotions can be like your own personal fuel source. Your spirituality and your emotions are very connected, often for those who seek higher levels of spirituality they find their emotions become stronger.



Trauma

Loving a Survivor of Trauma

Trauma survivors often begin to isolate themselves, they find that being alone is easier than being vulnerable. Yet it is human nature to desire love and acceptance. If you love a trauma survivor, be it a romantic or family love, not only...


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4 Inspirational Psychological Quotes

Inspirational quotes are all over blogs, walls and computer desktops. They offer us insight and new perspectives on our current situations or struggles we are enduring. Here are a few of my favorite  quotes from Mental Health Professionals , God willing they can inspire you...


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Learning How to Trust Again

We have all been hurt and experienced pain at some point in our lives. That pain compromises our trust and can transform our perspective on life. It is natural psychologically to defend ourselves when we feel vulnerability would be dangerous, but trust is as much a blessing for our own mental health as it is a gift for those we chose to trust. When trauma or pain takes away our ability to trust others, this means it is continually hurting us and depriving us of deep, meaningful bonds.
Our spiritual heart-felt side cannot thrive if we keep ourselves walled up. While we must be careful with whom we decide to open up with, it is not healthy to withdraw trust from everyone. Every relationship whether intimate, professional or family based requires a certain level of trust.  


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6 Signs Your Heart is Diseased

Your heart is a reference to your soul/spirit, a place of emotional , spiritual and intellectual understanding. Like a super sensory organ that is linked to metaphysical truths. Often we tell people that we love them from the bottom of our heart or go so...


Spiritual Practices and Rituals

Progressive Relaxation for Sleep

Progressive relaxation for sleep is a technique  I began practicing years ago for myself. I initially utilized Ipad apps with guided meditation that incorporated progressive relaxation, I opt for the self-guided method now. This is a technique that I still find to be beneficial...