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Using Nature to Awaken the Higher Self

Using Nature to Awaken the Higher Self

“…all forms of artistic beauty can touch our hearts, as can nature. Why are we so drawn to beautiful sunsets and sunrises? When nature paints glorious images on the canvas of the sky, are we not reborn in some way?” – The Rose and the Sword by Judith Bach and Nanette V. Hucknall, pg. 13 Have you ever felt tired,…

The Difference Between Eastern & Western Yoga, Explained

The Difference Between Eastern & Western Yoga, Explained

Yoga has been around for thousands of years, more than 5,000 to be precise, and it has become an integral part of life for many people across the globe. While the foundations of yoga remain the same throughout the world, there is no doubt that there are many (often vast) differences between the Eastern indoctrinate of yoga and the way…

Working with the Higher Self: Reflective Exercises

Working with the Higher Self: Reflective Exercises

As you begin your journey in working with the Higher Self, it is important that you set aside time to reflect on your current state – physically, environmentally, and mentally. Without self-reflection, the insights gained throughout your practice cannot be used to their full potential and application within your daily life. The following reflective exercises will serve to help introduce…

The Importance of the Spoken Word

The Importance of the Spoken Word

What is the Word, and why does it matter? Many people don’t realize the importance of our spoken words, or the impact they have on our wellbeing and our environment. The truth is, the Word is far more profound than many think; its sound gives birth to the energy that has facilitated all creation, old and new, from nature, to…

Walking in the Sun

Walking in the Sun

Q: Why does a walk in a sunny setting in nature help us to feel better when we are down? A. Walking in the garden, through a forest or on a beach helps us feel better due to the positive effects of the sun’s energy. As a ball of fiery energy, the sun truly directs the life of nature on…

How Can I Control My Temper When My Children Misbehave?

How Can I Control My Temper When My Children Misbehave?

Q: What is the HSY perspective about yelling at children. Sometimes after repeatedly telling my children to do something and they don’t listen, I have a hard time containing my anger and not yelling at them. A: I understand how frustrating it can be to repeatedly tell your child to do something with no end result. Add that to fatigue…

Calming the Chaos and Nurturing the Child’s Mind

Calming the Chaos and Nurturing the Child’s Mind

Sometimes I observe my son who at times laughs too loudly, speaks too harshly and moves erratically. I seek ways to calm him and alter negative behaviors before they take root and become dysfunctional patterns. And so I ask myself, How can I guide him without changing who he is? How can I help him ignite latent beneficial qualities that…