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Reiki - Without going deeply into whether there is something behind reiki or not, I would not have practiced it if there were not and I did not practice professionally. I found taking early practice in reiki assisted my natural spiritual healing talents. Therefore, I took what it had to show me and used it to channel healing abilities which naturally existed. I found this worked just as well.

Reiki is not a hidden code of the universe, it is another interpretation of processing connections ...

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Walk Out Into the Wild

Discussing climate change can stir strong opinions and, especially when considering what to do about it, can leave many people feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. It’s made me wonder if there might be a better way to approach this ubiquitous and increasingly foreboding topic.

Consider what Antoine de Saint Exupéry said, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up ...

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Wild and Free

Listen only with your heart

There is a song waiting just for you . . . your special song . . . waiting

And when you least expect it

it will quite suddenly find you

And leave you bursting open

Singing . . . Your love song

From a distant star


For thousands of years, holy men and women from indigenous cultures have gone out into nature ...

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As we journey through this life, we are often given points when we take stock of our journey. Those times can be triggered by births and deaths, usually as family dynamics change. Perhaps less intense are the job changes, moving house, or children leaving home, but regardless of the source, we think in the moment, and we think in the whole picture. Rarely do we take small, meaningful sights and sounds and create a space in our hearts and bodies for the less significant, less intense gifts that ...

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The Quantum Revelation

In 1984 I had the great fortune in my life to be ordained as an Interfaith Minister through the New Seminary. Studying with Rabbi Gelberman, Father Gils Spoonhauer and Rev.Jon Mundy was an opportunity transcending anything I could imagine. The paper I was required to write was entitled "My Quest for A Real-igion" which spoke to my desire to have a religion with ...

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Shadows on the Road

The new year has shadows of the old. It has to release the well-worn dark path of 2021 before it can spread its wings and expand to its full potential on a different trail. We can only learn to let go of what we held onto in 2020, otherwise, the attached homing device of 2020 will have us continue on the same path and bypass the junction of 2022 that leads us to a more positive ...

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Holiday Child

Find the holidays challenging? It could be expectations that cause our disappointment and stress. To find that inner peace we seek, try non-attachment throughout the season.

We have officially entered “the holiday season” here in the United States. When I was a kid, I was so excited about the holidays. Growing up celebrating Christmas, I had a lot of expectations about Santa, ...

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All Paths Divinity School

There are times when you receive an email, have a phone call and just know a special connection with a kindred spirit. As Board Chair, one of the many highlights of the work I do is talk with other seminaries, spiritual organizations, reciprocal partners and potential members to World AWAKE.

I was so blessed to have a talk on the phone last year with Rev. Debrah VanZyl, the ...

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Rev. Jody Breton

Shamanism is an ancient, multi-cultural practice of relational living and communication with benevolent spirit beings that reside within ordinary and non - ordinary realms of existence. The spirits of all beings, including those of our ancestors, offer guidance and wisdom in support of ourselves, individuals in the community and the world at large. Deeply founded within shamanism ...

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Natural Path in the Woods

I love antiques in general, and old photographs in particular.

Along one wall of our dining-room we have a dark cherry drop-leaf table, a mid-nineteenth century beauty passed down to us by my husband’s parents. It holds many photographs of his side of the family. My family members appear there, too, but in one of those digital frames which rotates through the ...

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Quantum Priestess Realm

QHHT, or Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy is a unique form of hypnosis therapy created by Delores Cannon. She came across this technique by accident when her and her husband were doing Past Life Regressions, and people started skipping the past life and going into lives on other planets, with non-human beings speaking in the sessions. This is when Delores learned that we have ...

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Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt

No. I was not happy. I’d been chanting a beautiful rendition of Psalm 23 in Hebrew in my daily spiritual practice for some time, a recording I’d found on the Shalom Scriptures Studies website. I was so in love with it that one day, early on when I was still memorizing, I couldn’t pull myself out of the car in the Walmart parking lot. Impossible! Shopping would have to wait! ...

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Three Feathers

It’s been said that synchronicity is the language of God. In those times when we recognize the language and can sense that wondrous dance of synchronicity sparking us, ironically, we often find ourselves becoming very still—for we know now no effort is required on our part—except for our willingness to simply be malleable instruments in the flow of the moment. It brings that ...

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Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt

Last night I watched the 60 Minutes interview with lead prosecutor Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison in the trial of Derek Chauvin. I was struck when he reminded us that, "Everyone in this process is a person," saying he'd felt bad for Derek Chauvin because, "He's a human being." Now, certainly, there's a spectrum of hurtful, harmful, evil behavior ...

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Rev. Helen G. Rousseau

Sometimes when I travel on roads covered with asphalt, I can almost hear the ground below it crying to me: “My breath fails me, my voice is silenced by noises overhead. My land is barren for lack of sun and rain. I once was rich and beautiful with grasses, flowers, and trees, but progress has been covering these lands, free for millions of years. This does not stop ...

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Reverend Dr. Sheryl T. Martin

Sometimes, life can be difficult and sometimes, you feel a little at a loss. These are all great times to have a conversation with spirit or with your guides so that you feel more confident in the decisions that you make and about the journey that you are on.

We humans are spiritual beings having this human experience. We are here to learn and each of us has a ...

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I love and collect Hamsas, the Jewish symbol of the Hand of God signifying protection. Over the decades, I discovered it to be a symbol that is interfaith in nature.

The Hand of Protection known as the Hamsa in Judaism is known as the Hand of Fatima in Islam. In Buddhism it is the Hand of Dharma.

The image first appeared in ancient Carthage (present-day Tunisia) and Mesopotamia ...

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