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5 Spiritual Challenges that Arise in Times of Transition (and How the HS Can Help)

5 Spiritual Challenges that Arise in Times of Transition (and How the HS Can Help)

As spiritual practitioners, we are always working to grow and change. This inevitably means that through our own volition or through the forces that we may be facilitating on a subconscious level, we are purposely allowing our lives and our very selves, to be open to periods of transition.  Times of transition require a close examination of the core aspects…

Overcome Stress With the Help of Your Higher Self

Overcome Stress With the Help of Your Higher Self

If the growing health, economic, climate, and political concerns of our times are having an impact on your day-to-day well-being, you are not alone. The American Psychological Association recently released their annual “Stress in America” poll, and the results indicate that Americans, who are already struggling to manage the long-term effects of a two-plus year pandemic, are feeling even greater…

3 Tips for Resolving Conflicts Using Your Higher Self

3 Tips for Resolving Conflicts Using Your Higher Self

Difficult conversations, situations, and even people are all a part of our normal day-to-day interactions. Unless we isolate ourselves from our community, misunderstandings and conflict are impossible to avoid. Thankfully, conflicts are not something that should be avoided. Conflicts in relationships often occur because certain behavior and actions need to be corrected, so avoiding conflict for the sake of preserving…

4 Ways Technology Can Distance Us From Our Higher Selves

4 Ways Technology Can Distance Us From Our Higher Selves

Modern technology has dramatically changed the fabric of our day-to-day lives. At its best, it has brought the free flow of information along with wonderful opportunities for learning and education to billions of people around the globe. At its worst, it has sown discord and anger, amplifying hostility and negativity at the expense of kindness and common sense.  While there’s…

5 Quick Mindfulness Exercises to Activate Each of Your Senses

5 Quick Mindfulness Exercises to Activate Each of Your Senses

Sometimes, the effort to embrace neutrality and minimalism can be a refreshing way of letting go and relaxing into a clean, restful atmosphere that isn’t overstimulating. In the wellness world, there is often an over-emphasis on “clearing,” “cleansing,” and “letting go,” when in fact what we might actually be craving is the opposite of that feeling.  Nourishment of the senses…

Spirituality for Busy People: 7 Ways to Connect to the Higher Self During Everyday Life

Spirituality for Busy People: 7 Ways to Connect to the Higher Self During Everyday Life

Moments for deep practice are essential for continuing our spiritual progress.  For instance, carving out a time to explore one of the visualization techniques for conversing with your Higher Self, can offer experiences that range from the insightful to the profound. Of course, as spiritual practitioners, it is both our challenge and opportunity to integrate our practice into our daily…

The Mental Game: 5 Ways Meditation Gives Athletes a Competitive Edge

The Mental Game: 5 Ways Meditation Gives Athletes a Competitive Edge

Some of the world’s top athletes are frequent meditators: Olympian and professional tennis player Novak Djokovic practices 15 minutes of mindful meditation a day, and other practitioners include A-list competitors like Lebron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Misty May, Tom Brady, and Derek Jeter. So what exactly does meditation do that makes it so popular among elite competitors? While the physical challenges…

Mindfulness vs. Awareness: What’s the difference?

Mindfulness vs. Awareness: What’s the difference?

In a landscape of increasing stress, anxiety and depression, meditation has taken on a cultural role as a coping mechanism. This ancient technique, once derided as a fringe “new age” practice, is now being integrated into the daily routines of even the most secular-minded among us. The terms “mindfulness” and “awareness” are two of the most important concepts in meditation.…