Modalities

Your True Inner Voice

Wisdom is the component of the mind. Wisdom speaks. It’s your Inner Voice. Wisdom is not knowledge, rather the collective of all your experiences, from all Life-times. Wisdom is a gift from God. It is what allows us to move forward in Life: an eloquent processing tool, so…

New Directions: An Astrological Perspective

When I received “the word” for this issue of Garden Spices, I must say my first reaction was not a positive one. For those of you who aren’t familiar with me, one of my first studies outside of a traditional education was and still is astrology.  From that…

The Physiology of Power

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the Universe and all its Power, and when they realize that the center of the Universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is…

Peace in Your Power

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of Evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Sir Edmond Burke (circa 1775) PEOPLE: I know that I am truthful and that is a good feeling. I wish everybody could be truthful, but they are not. The more truthful…

Building Personal Confidence and Self Esteem

There is an easier way to ensure that you are able to build your personal confidence. Most people look for things outside of them instead of what they have inside.  Confidence can be built through appreciating who you are and where you want to go.  At times it…

Goin’ In: Battle With Joy

Because you don’t see my scars does not mean I am not hurt. Because I am not lying on a hospital bed does not mean I am not ill. Because an IV is not plugged into my body does not mean I am not suffering. Because you can’t…

New Directions: Simple Pleasures

When I think about joy, I always think about my mother.  While she was a complex person and we had many disagreements throughout our life together, the one thing I always think of first is her laughter and her pleasure in the simplest of things.  That is also…

Both Sides of Joy

Happiness, joy and bliss hold very unique perspectives. Though interchangeable, each carries a significant attribute. It can be ascertained that there exists a hierarchy—levels of sensation—within rapture, namely: happiness, joy and bliss. Respectively, they are sequential, practically speaking. Though, if you meet God somewhere, I trust you’d go…

Starrdust: Lose the Tube, Gain Your Life

Almost four months – that’s how long it has been since we gave up television. I’m going to tell you what that action has done for our home, but first, some background. The realization of how many hours I have spent in front of a television, mostly watching…

“You Have Permission to Walk Out”

  By Caroline McGraw, published exclusively at A Wish Come Clear   I’m not proud of this, but here’s the truth: I waste a lot of time gripped by false guilt. Last month, for example, I felt guilty that my husband Jonathan and I spent $11 on ornaments…