Melany Murray

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'Spiritual Home Cleanse' Sites Promise To Get Rid Of The Ghosts In Your Home, Seriously

Halloween is the ideal time to recognize and relish in all that is spooky, scary and ghostly. But for some, the holiday spirit hits a little too close to home--meaning literally <i>in</i> their homes.<p>According to an article by Fox Business, there are professionals you can hire to give your home a "vigorous …

Letting Go of Toxic People: When Staying in It Is Not More Spiritual

We all have people in our lives who have profoundly harmed us. Sometimes the situation with the other person has changed. You may have forgiven them and they may even have taken ownership and expressed remorse for their harmful actions. Other times, the same harmful behavior goes on with no change …

Interspiritual Revolution: How the Occupy Generation Is Re-Envisioning Spirituality and [New]Monasticism

<i>"We must all achieve our identity on the basis of a radical authenticity ... [for] it is only in the real world of the person -- neither singular nor plural -- that the crucial factors influencing the course of the universe are at work."</i> -- Raimundo Panikkar, "The Silence of God," Introduction p. …

Eco-spirituality: towards a values-based economic structure

Corporate visions of sustainability focus on material prosperity – but leaders must respect the soul as well as the soil<p>As our world stumbles to the brink of ecological collapse, the "tipping point" of irreversible climate change, sustainability has become a vital issue. But in order to consider …

Sustainability

Spirituality Is a Key Element of Mental Health

Everyone wants a piece of the future when it comes to health care. If only we could all peer ahead and find the golden key to better outcomes, cost cutting, and patient-focused care.<p>There are a lot of people ardently focused on those very outcomes. Yet, a significant part of the solution has "been …

Sustainability and spirituality: despair as well as optimism

It is only by transforming our own personal despair, rather than trying to bypass it, that we can become effective change agents<p>• Sign up to Guardian Masterclass workshop on 11 July with eco-philosopher and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy<p>We have created an extremely complex globalised society, but …

Spirituality

What the Bible Says About Spiritual Fasting

In the Old Testament, God commanded Israel to observe several designated times of fasting. For New Testament believers, fasting was neither commanded …

Spiritually, we do ourselves no favours constantly trying to avoid boredom

Our distractions – travel, drugs, the Xbox – are just a desperate attempt to hold off the acknowledgment of meaninglessness<p>The boats on Roaring Water Bay are hardly moving. The west Cork wind, often ferocious, has dropped to a whisper and the dinghies are aimlessly bobbing up and down on the tide. …

Uncommon Wisdom About Your Body, Lifestyle and Spiritual Awareness

<i>Photo Credit: istockphoto.com</i><p><i>"When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously." -- Norman Vincent Peale</i><p>Empowerment.<p>It's what I'm all about. It's the name of my company. It's what I teach in both my Huna and NLP trainings. My mission …

A quest to seek the sublime in the spiritual

Surveys show religious people are happier than the secular. Why is this? Is it — as an atheist friend quipped — that “ignorance is bliss?” Not long …

Religion

Law School

The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances

The idea of summoning the spirits took thrilling hold of the Victorian imagination – and has its adherents now. But the psychology behind spiritualism is more intriguing<p>As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It …

Humanism needs spirituality

Is Buddhism a religion?, part 3: Buddhists seek to discover the conditions for the possibility of wisdom and virtue<p>What one draws from the Buddhist traditions depends upon the needs and interests that define one's starting point. But one has to start somewhere, even though this entails the risk …

9 Ways to Be a Spiritual Warrior

Only as a [spiritual] warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a …

Mindfulness

Spiritual and Healing Properties of Moonstones

Crystal healing properties unique to moonstone are its lunar energy and it talent to balance emotional upsets. Moonstone has a gentle energy …

Shannon Taggart: Spiritualism in Lily Dale, N.Y., captured in portraits (PHOTOS).

As a teenager, photographer Shannon Taggart was introduced to the world ofspiritualism after a medium told her cousin details about her grandfather's …

Religion vs. Humanism: Isaac Asimov on Science and Spirituality

Science and religion have a long history of friction as diametric opposites. But some of humanity’s greatest minds have found in science itself a rich source of spirituality, from Albert Einstein’s meditation on whether scientists pray to Richard Feynman’s ode to the universe to Carl Sagan on the …

Carl Sagan on Science and Spirituality

The friction between science and religion stretches from Galileo’s famous letter to today’s leading thinkers. And yet we’re seeing that, for all its capacity for ignorance, religion might have some valuable lessons for secular thought and the two need not be regarded as opposites.<p>In 1996, mere …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Lightgazing | Japan’s best illumination spots of 2013

Illumination. It’s an odd word to hear in a sentence, made only odder as a seeming tourist destination. But In Japan, especially around this time of …

2014 Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Girls,’ and More

The films 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle were the big winners in the 2014 Golden Globe nominations, each getting seven nods. See the full list …

Amazing Facts To Blow Your Mind Pt. 3

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