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Three steps to a Perfect Thanksgiving

On this day in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving. It was designed to be a day where we gather with those we love the most and express our gratitude in word and prayer. In reality, it is just another 24-hour period. Hospitals and some stores remain open and larger stores prepare for the madness of Black Friday. People who have to work often feel resentful. They have to miss out on a celebration that the world takes for granted. Some feel pressured to create a “perfect holiday experience for their families. Adult siblings compete for the love of their parents, causing arguments and creating more stress. Dietary restrictions, religious beliefs, and political affiliations, only add to the chaos. All...

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Being Inconvenient

As you follow your unique spiritual path, you might find that you start to feel a little disconnected from those around you and from events happening in the world. You are not separating from your friends, loved ones and co-workers, you are pulling away from the shared beliefs of those around you and society. You are learning to question your reality and think for yourself. You are not alone on this journey, many are going through the same process. This independent thinking can be very inconvenient for those who are in positions of power and want to keep you subdued. There is much more to reality than we have been led to believe, by churches, politicians and other people in...

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Spirituality and the 'Real World': The Family

As we prepare for a holiday weekend, many families will be getting together. That can mean a time of celebration and joy or extreme frustration and hurt feelings. You may love your family, but you do not need to agree with them on everything. At family gatherings, focus on the things you have in common: Great memories, hobbies or stories from your childhood. As much as possible, avoid controversial subjects like politics and religion. You can politely, walk away, help with cooking or clean up or just sit quietly and practice forgiveness work. If you must engage, find common ground: the belief in a higher power, kindness and compassion towards others or the blessings of the Angels in your life....

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Retrograde Solstice: Re-visiting Christmas Past

Mercury Retrograde, when it falls during the winter holidays, is a great time to look at your family dynamic, both immediate and ancestral. What happens to us as children can affect our entire lives. When childhood memories surface, Christmas memories are usually quite vivid. Ask your guardian angel to stand beside you as you look […]

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