The Healing Power of Hugs by April Thompson Hugs don’t just feel good; they do good. A simple embrace can boost our health and mood, connect us spiritually and even help mend society. Hugs and other types of affectionate touching can provide numerous benefits in the face of threats or stress, according to Michael Murphy, Ph.D.,
A new year is a great time to shift and clear the energies in a home, and to support new intentions and goals for the coming year. Feng shui is an ancient art and science that was formalized over 3,000 years ago in China.
Collective Consciousness Nears Spiritual Tipping Point by Linda Sechrist Call it enlightenment, awakening, transcendence, self-realization or any of the myriad terms used to describe the ultimate higher state of consciousness. People have been seeking it for millennia, but beyond peak experiences of heightened awareness, only a few spiritual figures, Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha among them, are known to have lived in this exalted state. Yet, an unprecedented awakening has been underway since the 19th century.
Throughout December, Rev. Marcia MacLean will host Friday conversations for moving through the holidays authentically, and new year workshops for envisioning and bringing about positive change. These gatherings also create opportunities for the founder of Greenville’s newest spiritual center and members of the community to meet.
by Deborah Shouse As a boy growing up in Havana, Cuba, Jacob Liberman struggled with reading—that’s one reason this Maui resident finds it miraculous that he was called to write books. An optometrist, Liberman initially specialized in helping children with vision-related difficulties find ways to better learn and pay attention.
by Roberta Bolduc Humankind has always been fascinated by the celestial objects and their movements. Throughout the ages, as we have studied the night sky, we have tried to correlate the meaning of these changes as it applies to the life of the individual.
From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, November 18, Unity Spiritual Center of Clemson/Anderson welcomes speaker Reverend Dr. Danny Spears, who will explore what it means to be grateful in a lesson entitled, “I AM Grateful? Are You Kidding Me?” Many people find it difficult to be grateful in the face of life’s challenges. However, gratitude as a spiritual practice is perhaps one way to face those very challenges. Rev. Dr. Spears discusses how this practice of gratitude will optimize your experience of self-worth and vitality.
O&O Academy is offering a two-day course in Asheville for anyone seeking greater health, wealth and love. The course, entitled “Source & Synchronicities,” will be held Saturday, November 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 11, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Asheville Dance and Event Centre.
by April Thompson Kristi Nelson has dedicated her career to leading, funding and strengthening organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. Today, at the helm of the Network for Grateful Living, she is helping awaken thousands of people around the world to the life-changing practice of gratefulness. Co-founded by Benedictine monk, teacher and author David Steindl-Rast, the network offers educational programs and practices that inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living, and spark the transformative power of personal and societal responsibility.
10 Practices Open Doors by Dennis Merritt Jones Practices designed to enrich life with purpose and meaning yield empowering results for anyone that takes them to heart. Whether striving for a new job, higher salary, stronger relationships or spiritual acceleration, these “rules of the road” offer inspired guidance to free thinking and enlarge possibilities beyond anything we’ve ever imagined.