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A Course in Miracles

Human Being Versus Human Doing

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 09.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Zarrin

There are two ways we can function in this world. We can navigate using the spirit, or using the mind. The spirit will put us into contact with soul expression and expansion, while the mind will put us into contact with schemes and strategies.

Why Self-Improvement Is Ultimately Self-Defeating

Cate Montana | Posted 09.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

We've got the tools, the language and the incentive. We've got the truth available to us. All we need now is the desire to open our ears to hear and our eyes to finally see.

What If This Is What Freedom Looks Like? (Or, The Day God Wore a Black Robe)

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Divorce
Tammy Letherer

Once again, I'm in a Cook County Courthouse. How many times have I been here over the last 5 years? I've lost count. Anyway, these are not visits I want to remember. Judge Lopez is a gentle looking man, and soft spoken. But he's been the arbiter of my shattered marriage and, no offense to him, I never want to see him again.

Beyond Culture: The Essence of Prayer

Celeste Yacoboni | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Celeste Yacoboni

At the heart of things it makes no difference whether we kneel and make the sign of the cross, prostrate ourselves times a day, light candles, chant mantras, sit cross-legged and meditate, or commune with nature.

You Don't Have To Do 'Spiritual Things' To Be Spiritual

Kate Horodyski | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kate Horodyski

I began to realize that this wasn't spirituality. Spirituality isn't obligation and empty actions; it's being fully alive, doing things that light you up, enjoying and loving life. Trying to force myself to sit through another New Moon manifestation ceremony while I really just wanted to be out having fun wasn't all that helpful.

A New Way to Say Affirmations

Kajal Pandey | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kajal Pandey

One day I was staring out into the ocean. I was focused on the movement of every wave -- the way it effortlessly glides and moves to the shoreline. I was looking at the wave one moment and in the next moment I was looking at the entire ocean.

8 Mantras for Manifesting Your Big Leap

Laura McKowen | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura McKowen

I didn't wake up and decide one day; it's been a series of leaps every day for the past several years and a great deal of sweat, tears, late nights and early mornings, soul searching and asking and receiving.

Namaslay -- Your New Mala Beads Are Cute, But They Don't Make You Spiritual

Bree Melanson | Posted 03.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bree Melanson

The juice cleanse you've been raving about, or Eckhart Tolle's latest book might not be everyone else's end-all cure-all too. As we embark on our spir...

Why Lost Luggage Can Be a Miracle in Disguise

Heather Hubbard | Posted 03.15.2016 | Women
Heather Hubbard

I continued to carry the anger with me for years. Literally. I refused to use that airline and would get angry any time I saw a commercial or heard someone speak about them. Now for the miracle!<

Understanding How Our Feelings Can Benefit Us

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 02.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Zarrin

Once you decipher whether you are acting out of love or fear, you have to make sure your actions fall into line with the bigger picture of your life. It is when these two factors are in alignment that we know our feelings are serving to benefit us.

Loving a Survivor of Trauma: Pray, Embrace, Give Space

Victoria McGee | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Victoria McGee

What about our family and friends? The people we love and live with. They are not always included in trauma treatment, but their intimate knowledge of us makes them an important tool in our healing. How can they support us in a way that is helpful, balanced and healthy?

3 Simple Tools to Create the Future You Want

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 02.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

We are all co-creating our futures. Why not make it different from your past? All it takes is awareness and the willingness to release the past so it no longer has a hold over you. Remember, you can change the future and it starts right now!

A Call to Redirect and Be the Light

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

I felt like a fraud. I have been teaching about presence and gratitude this whole month to my coaching clients and yoga students.

3 Truths From 'A Course in Miracles' That Inspire Inner Peace

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carolyn Jean Roney

These three quotes from "A Course In Miracles," that I consistently revisit, have provided comfort in some of the most difficult circumstances I have faced.

No More Hiding. Be Seen. Be Bold.

Julie Pham | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Pham

As I walk down the school hallway, an acquaintance joyfully says hi to me. I peer up from looking at the ground; entranced from watching my feet move one step in front of the other, I didn't even process that someone was speaking to me.

3 Essential Mindset Shifts to Living a Life You Love

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

So be grateful and choose to feel those feelings of happiness, joy, love or whatever it is that you'd like to feel "someday" today, then simply be open for miracles.

A Brand New Day

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw | Posted 06.25.2016 | Impact
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

On Tuesday evening, my friend Grace and I stood in a restaurant parking lot looking at my smashed in driver's seat window. Fragments of glass hung from the corner of the window and shards covered my entire front seat.

Feeling Threatened? Try Moving From Fear to Love

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 06.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Instead of holding on to the fear, I was able to gracefully move through the emotional obstacle. I used the opportunity for growth and came out on the other side with humility and love.

Getting Rid of My Act

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Comedy
Dean Opperman

Far from being the leafy path to serenity, self help became the greasy downhill slide into insanity. I didn't snap out of it until I realized I was wrapping my legs in seaweed and singing to the seals as part of a Loon Point yoga-thin.

Are You Willing to Forgive?

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

According to A Course in Miracles, forgiveness is our only function. Forgiveness sounds easy but can sometimes feel really daunting. A great tool th...

Actors of Love

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

A few years ago, I met Carlos Espinosa, the founder of Holy Wood Acting Studio in California, and commented on one of his video blogs. I was struck by his wisdom and passion for opening an acting studio in California that is faith-based.

What It Means to Surrender

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

Of the many lessons on my path of spirituality, the one that took me the longest to learn was surrender. In theory, I knew that in order to flow with ...


Michelle Zarrin | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

Before you forgive, you have to expand your perspective regarding the other person or situation. Whether or not you truly know the individual who harmed you, one thing is certain about the human condition: A person's external actions are a reflection of their mindset on the inside.

Being Your Purpose in Life: A Chat With Marianne Williamson

Lisa Aisling Montagu | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Aisling Montagu

Our true being lies not in the reality of our separated, isolated existence, but in our unity with and relatedness to others. So community is simply our natural state. We seek it not only to find others but to find our true selves.

I Love My Husband, But Here's Why I Want to Cheat

Elloa Atkinson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Weddings
Elloa Atkinson

My commitment to honesty means that I share the secrets and dark thoughts that would otherwise quietly eat away at my sense of self-trust and integrity. Today, my secret is this: I love my husband, but I often want to cheat.