Category: Literature

Becoming Our Own Role Models

Becoming Our Own Role Models

~ There was a time where women stood together in a bond of sisterhood, women supporting women. As women embrace the fullness of who they are as individuals, they may find themselves supporting other women, helping others to reach the level of inner comfort and outer freedom that they themselves have found. Among those who […]

Twin Flames and the Dark Moon

Twin Flames and the Dark Moon

~ “The moon herself does not change, her light does. What we earth beings see as phases of the moon are actually reflections of the moons’ changing relationship to the sun.” ~ Demetra George Twin flames are our ultimate mirrors in life. We feel an inexplicable draw to them that seems to come from our core […]

Embracing the Hearts of Highly Sensitive Children

Embracing the Hearts of Highly Sensitive Children

~ By Daisy Gumin  On April 25, 2013, at 5 o’clock in the morning, I landed at JFK airport, having flown in on a red-eye from Salt Lake City, Utah. This would be my first time home in over a year. I’d spent the prior year trapped in the parallel universe of troubled teens, trying […]

On Hardship & Hope

On Hardship & Hope

~ Two teachings to instill inspiration when we feel paralyzed by despair   By Daisaku Ikeda   On Hardship On the long voyage of life, there are times when the sun shines with the warmth and brightness of a spring day. There are other times, like bitter winter nights, when we must battle the freezing […]

When The Known Crumbles Away

When The Known Crumbles Away

~ By Matt Licata There was an old dream that opening your heart was always going to feel safe, that somehow love promised that. That allowing another to truly matter was going to be easy, that staying close to your vulnerability was somehow not going to feel shaky and at times unbearable. That to heal […]

Do You Think Man Can Destroy The Planet?

Do You Think Man Can Destroy The Planet?

~ “You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There’s been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great […]

An Electric New Pathway

An Electric New Pathway

~ By Matt Licata When your emotional world is on fire and you are looping in the claustrophobia of a spinning mind, pause and return your attention into your body. In just one instant of pure kindness, with the help of the breath, shift your awareness out of the swirling narrative and provide a holding […]

The Significance of the August 21st Eclipse ~ The Diamond Ring

The Significance of the August 21st Eclipse ~ The Diamond Ring

~ One current topic concerning humanity and our field of consciousness is the significance of the August 21st eclipse, and its potential relationships to the state of the world (not to mention the September 23rd prophecy, which you can read about here). There is a lot of speculation around this eclipse, as it is the […]

On the Necessity of Being ‘Selfish’

On the Necessity of Being ‘Selfish’

~ I’ve been contemplating the word selfish lately. A bad word when I grew up in my family, a label that was applied to me, implicitly or explicitly, often. When I tried, in big or small ways, to look out for myself, or do what I wanted, or go to where I wanted to be. […]

How to Deal with Criticism Well ~ 25 Reasons to Embrace It

How to Deal with Criticism Well ~ 25 Reasons to Embrace It

~ “Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~ Aristotle   By Lori Deschene   At the end of the day, when I feel completely exhausted, it often has nothing to do with all the things I’ve done. It’s not a consequence of juggling multiple responsibilities and projects. It’s […]

Be Touched Be Vulnerable  Be Alive

Be Touched Be Vulnerable Be Alive

~ By Matt Licata There was an idea that as we healed, we would feel less – less shakiness, confusion, hopelessness, and rage. That as we awakened, the emotional spectrum would narrow, into some safe, consistent, happy, resolved calm, where we become impenetrable, where only flow and bliss and power emerged. But when did power […]

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When Things Fall Apart ~

~ Tibetan Buddhist Nun and Teacher Pema Chödrön on Transformation Through Difficult Times   “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.” By Maria Popova In every life, there comes a time when we are razed to the bone of our […]

Letting Go of Letting Go

Letting Go of Letting Go

~   By Sharon Lyn Shepard My Facebook news feed is rampant with posts advising us to go into the mysterious darkness and “let go” of all those shadows that have been lurking in our subconscious. This emphasis on “letting go” has been going on for some time as we’re letting go of the old […]

Stay Close To What Is Here Now

Stay Close To What Is Here Now

~ By Matt Licata Stay close to what is here now, even if what is here is flat, numb, confused, and devoid of hope. For these are special allies of the path and able to open places inside you that happiness, peace, and clarity cannot reach. The mystery is always alive around you, taking form […]

5 Of The Most Common Signs Of Emotional Maturity

5 Of The Most Common Signs Of Emotional Maturity

~ Psychologists nowadays believe that I.Q. (Intelligence Quotient) is not the only metric for judging people’s abilities. Another equally important category which distinguishes individuals is what is now called E.Q. (Emotional Quotient). Simply put it’s your emotional maturity and your ability to react and respond to emotional situations in yourself and the people around you. […]

Held, Not Healed ~

Held, Not Healed ~

~ By Matt Licata There are times when you become activated, hooked, and triggered, and the walls feel as if they are closing in. Thoughts that something is wrong with you, that you are unworthy, unlovable. Feelings of shame, rage, fear, and despair. Before you conclude that all is lost, slow way down. Cut into […]

Types Of Soulmates You’ll Meet in Life

Types Of Soulmates You’ll Meet in Life

~ By Dylan Harper Do soulmates really exist? It’s a crazy idea that there is a single person out there who is perfect for us — not just someone who is our supporter and life-long companion, but a special someone who can make us feel whole again, who enriches our spirit and takes us to […]

Pure Imagination ~

Pure Imagination ~

~ By Matt Licata On the path of the heart you will never be asked to “get rid of your story,” as if it were some defilement to cleansed perception. At times you will wear it as an ornament and at other times you can set it down, allowing it to rest from a long […]

It's A Beautiful Time ~

It’s A Beautiful Time ~

~ By S. C. Lourie Feeling anxious, unable, downhearted, desperate, confused, unmotivated, troubled, frightened…all of these emotions are so normal and natural in a world where we are not made to feel supported or acknowledged. We are like coal sent into the fire of cut-throat living to make fuel for a machine that sees right […]

Fall in Love with Yourself

Fall in Love with Yourself

~ by Pye Will If I could give you one experience, it would be the experience of being loved—not loved by anyone or because of anything, but because you are. Whilst we hope others will give us this, this can only occur when we have learnt to give it to ourselves; when we have brought […]

Allowing Your Soul to Shine

Allowing Your Soul to Shine

  ~ When we hide and try to be invisible and unseen by all we are only really hiding from ourselves. By Madisyn Taylor At times, we’ve all wanted to crawl under a rock and hide away from the world. We may have preferred to be invisible rather than let other people see us or […]

Confronting The Beloved Within

Confronting The Beloved Within

~ It is so natural to long for deep relationship with another, a fellow traveler with whom to explore the mysteries of intimacy. Someone with whom you can walk into the uncharted lands of the heart, unsure where the journey will lead but pulled by the call to union. “I want to share the burning,” […]

A Quiet Leader Is Still a Real Leader

A Quiet Leader Is Still a Real Leader

~ By Quiet Revolution’s Field Notes By day, Tamar Charney is an editorial lead at National Public Radio. On the side, Tamar writes about all sorts of things, including horses, monsters, social media, and things Icelandic for a variety of outlets. Tamar’s writing bio and links to recent pieces for Public Radio International can be found […]

A Hope From Beyond ~

A Hope From Beyond ~

~ By Matt Licata A hope from beyond… While the work of integration and encoding new circuitry is not easy, and requires just about everything we have, there is hope. While it can seem like moving a mountain, the pathways are open, translucent, and not as solid as they appear. In their own way, they […]

The Sacred Field of Not-Knowing

The Sacred Field of Not-Knowing

~ By Matt Licata There’s a fantasy that we’re supposed to know what to do with our lives. And if we do not then this is clear evidence that something is wrong with us, some cosmic error has occurred which must urgently be remedied. Especially if this not-knowing is accompanied by waves of uncertainty, hopelessness, […]

6 Science-Backed Ways Being Kind Is Good for Your Health

6 Science-Backed Ways Being Kind Is Good for Your Health

~ By Maile Proctor We all know the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. While this is an old adage we learn from an early age, there are a number of real-life benefits associated with the way we treat others. Science shows that as children, we’re biologically wired to be […]

How To Love A Girl Who Writes ~

How To Love A Girl Who Writes ~

~ By Kate Bartolotta Much has been made of dating a girl who reads, but what of the other side of that coin? For a girl who writes is a double-threat: she is well read, yet creates worlds of her own as well. If you find a girl who writes—find her charming, wish to court […]

Rest in The Sacred Middle

Rest in The Sacred Middle

~ By Matt Licata When a feeling or emotion surges within you, it does so longing for two responses. First, to be met with your presence. To be seen and held as valid, as worthy of your curiosity, openness, and warmth. You don’t have to pretend to ‘like’ the feeling, but you honor it in […]

At Times, A Child Will Appear At Your Door

At Times, A Child Will Appear At Your Door

~ At times, a child will appear at your door. She will be cold, scared, anxious, and tired from a long journey of becoming. Her heart may be broken, rage may be erupting from her body, and she may be confused and uncertain about who she is and what is being asked of her. How […]

The Achy Call of The Beloved

The Achy Call of The Beloved

~ It is no secret that, for many, intimate relationship is one of the great amplifiers of the unlived life. We can count on our partners to relentlessly illuminate everything that is longing for wholeness within us. Not because they have some agenda to do so, but simply by the nature of the crucible that […]

Take a Day Off From Becoming ~

Take a Day Off From Becoming ~

~ What would it be like if you took the day off from becoming someone or something different? Or just a few hours? Or moments? To set aside the grand project to improve yourself, heal your past, be someone different, or to learn something new. To figure something out, to manifest new things or experiences […]

Doing Nothing a Radical Act of Kindness

Doing Nothing a Radical Act of Kindness

~ By Matt Licata There is such a deeply rooted belief that we must do something with intense surges of feeling and emotion as they wash through: understand them, determine their cause, link them to some life circumstance or person, change them, transform them, eliminate them, or even “heal” them. Somehow we lose touch with entering […]