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5 Ways to Be an Ethical, Spiritual Consumer

5 Ways to Be an Ethical, Spiritual Consumer

The coronavirus pandemic continues to illustrate the inherent structural inequalities of our economy. In addition to mass unemployment, the closing of local store-fronts and restaurants threatens the existence of small businesses, and whole industries like travel and hospitality have ground to a halt. Millions of Americans are too financially vulnerable and unstable to participate in the economy that is disproportionately…

Finding My Higher Self: Mario Canki

Finding My Higher Self: Mario Canki

“Finding My Higher Self” is a series of autobiographical pieces written by long-time practitioners of Higher Self Yoga. The stories chronicle their personal journeys, spiritual awakenings, and the discovery of their Higher Selves. * * * As far as I can remember, I’ve always been driven to seek greater knowledge and to better understand my purpose and myself. I would…

7 Steps For Turning Your Anger Into Righteous Indignation

7 Steps For Turning Your Anger Into Righteous Indignation

These days, it’s nearly impossible to read or watch the news without feeling angry, and for good reason. Economic, social, and racial injustice are running rampant in the world. You would have to have a heart made of stone to not feel your temperature rise when reading about police brutality, wealth disparity, and political oppression. Traditionally, anger is seen as…

How Dante’s Divine Comedy Introduces the Higher Self As a Way to Transform Human Nature

How Dante’s Divine Comedy Introduces the Higher Self As a Way to Transform Human Nature

     “Because people suffer, they make other people suffer.”      “Human history can’t change until human nature changes.” – Dante Alighieri These two predictions of the 14th Century Florentine poet Dante are as pertinent today in the Great Unraveling as they ever were.  Without a new response to suffering, the passing on of suffering will go on and on, expressed both toward…

Can crisis be a catalyst for transformation?

Can crisis be a catalyst for transformation?

If 2020 had a catch-phrase, it could easily be, “in these uncertain times.” While the year has so far been punctuated by a staggering stream of destabilizing events including everything from the Australian Bush Fires to Brexit, to a Global Pandemic and a Rally for Justice in the face of unchecked police brutality, in many ways, these moments are simply…