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5 Ways To Harness The Magic Of Spring

Here we are, in the beginning of yet another beautiful spring. Something is rumbling beneath the soil, a thing of beauty waiting to burst from its cocoon, a promise made long ago that is about to be kept. This is a ripe time of year to reshuffle the deck, shed skins of the past, and give yourself a fresh ...

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Poetic Wisdom From A Sufi Mystic

I came across a poem yesterday that gave me a perfectly timed dose of insight. The wisdom it contained was something I’ve heard spoken before by a shaman, but using different words. The piece below from the 13th century poet Rumi carries within it an essence that is central to many spiritual traditions ...

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Spring Medicine For The Soul

We find ourselves in a powerful and transformative time of year – an interim period between two seasons. The spring equinox was a few weeks ago, but the ground of the northern hemisphere is still remembering the winter and just beginning to wake up to the promise of the warmer months. This transitory phase ...

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A Powerful Habit I Learned From A Shaman

A few years ago, a shaman in Honduras taught me an extremely useful technique that gives you clarity on your path and dissolves stress and anxiety. It’s had a pretty profound effect on my life and today I’d like to share it with you. Like much of the healing wisdom that comes from native cultures, ...

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Nourishing Your Inner Garden

I came across the little saying below yesterday and felt called to share it. “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” Our thoughts often pass behind our eyelids without much investigation into their origin, as though these assemblages of ...

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Soul Medicine For These Unusual Times

We certainly live in unusual times, don’t we? When the news headlines are filled with fear and uncertainty, it’s easy to be thrown off keel and get into our heads. But the elders have taught for thousands of years that personal evolution doesn’t occur without a little ruckus, just like new seeds won’t...

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A Lesson In Letting Go

In the middle of winter, there is a temptation to numb our senses while we wait for the flowers and bumblebees to come back in the spring.  But each season holds an equal amount of wisdom that is just waiting to be unlocked by those who are truly awake. Our ancestors had no choice but to listen.  Their ...

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Words Of Wisdom To Lighten Your Load

Have you ever read something that so closely matched a thought you were having just moments before that your jaw had no choice but to drop halfway open? I was meditating on the importance of patience and trust last night, and BAM – I stumbled across the passage below first thing this morning. “My ...

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The Healing Magic Of Tree Mushrooms

If you’ve spent some time in the woods, you’ve probably seen a tree mushroom before. These ornate and often multi-colored organisms grow only on living or decomposing trees, and there is a large variety of them in the Earth’s forests. But did you know that many of these are superfoods? In today’s...

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A Simple Breathing Meditation For Peace & Connection

Today, I want to share an easy breathing meditation that you can do anywhere to reach deep states of inner peace and release any tension you are feeling. In the video below, Taoist abbot Pedram Shojai shows us an ancient Buddhist practice called Four Count Breathing. Pedram teaches that we humans are always ...

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Staying Centered In A Wild World

The other day I did something I shouldn’t have. Before going to bed, my wife Michelle and I made the mistake of reading some mainstream news headlines, which – as you know – are fear-based with only small bits of levelheaded truth. Not a smart way to end my day! “If it bleeds, it leads!”...

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5 Back Pain Remedies Everyone Should Know

As we’ve evolved as a species, a number of new physical ailments have arisen as an unintended result of our lifestyle upgrades. But there’s nothing new about back pain. This chronic problem will affect 85% of human beings in their lifetime and has been around since the beginning of our existence. How...

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