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If We Each Have The Power To Change The World - Why Is There Such Chaos?

Gay Browne | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

My spiritual journey has taught me that each of us has the power to change the world. Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day on July 18, I was reminded how de...

The Joy Ride

Leona deVinne | Posted 06.17.2016 | Good News
Leona deVinne

Joy is different than happiness although they are closely related. Joy contains an aspect of happiness, but it is deeper rooted, rooted in the good earthy, visceral goodness that is available to all of us despite tragedy and pain.

The Space of Grief

Anne M. Samit | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anne M. Samit

But in the end I think that's okay. There's healing to do, and asking is how we begin.

Missing the Sacred: Why This Atheist Came Back to Faith

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 04.26.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I missed the experience of the sacred. I missed the sense of communicating with a higher power. I missed the experience of the divine, the thing larger and greater than we are.

Do Trees Have Souls?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.25.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Deciduous trees in winter, shorn of their leaves and their greeniness, seem so full of soul and will and intention -- despite their barren branches -- that I want to say, yes, trees are an expression of the divine.

Why I'm Proud to Be an Insane Beast in Supersonic Socks

Anne M. Samit | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne M. Samit

I met a man named Adeoye. I'd met him before. He works in a store I frequent when I arrive at yoga too early and need a place to go. I didn't know h...

How to Make Every Day Feel Sacred

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

I recently returned from a remarkable and different kind of weekend. It was a weekend infused with poetry, ritual, music, beauty and kindness. Three...

5 Thank Yous to Say Now

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

When I was a child, one of my least favorite phrases was, "You should be grateful." So, I'm not telling you that. What I am suggesting here is that this month is a great time to say these five thank yous. It's a heartfelt endeavor. You'll see. It does a soul good.

Behold Snapshots Of Devotion In These Sacred Altars Around The Globe

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.09.2015 | Religion

Altars can be found in temples, churches and homes around the world. They are the tables, mantels, and many nooks and crannies that house some of our ...

The Real Reason You Should Be Meditating

Emma Bathie | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Emma Bathie

The most frustrating part is being so caught up in the doing, creating and performing that you lose sight of what you're trying to achieve and, funnily enough, you end up getting nowhere.

Where Does God Go When We Lose?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

In defeat, there is a tendency to close down and be judgmental. When we get down on ourselves, it is easy to forget that the Divine is continually rooting for us to get back up and make the most out of the next opportunity to move forward.

On Cultural Cockroaches, True Greatness and Eating the Apple

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

The world's upside down. We're already great. We're already intelligent and beautiful and rich. The world keeps telling us we aren't because it keeps...

An Inner Revolution Has Already Begun

Steve Farrell | Posted 12.17.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Farrell

An inner revolution started decades ago. You've probably been a part of it, at least in some small way, and probably don't even know. Yoga began th...

God Speaks: Humanity's Call

Maria Portas | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

Humanity's Call on this life, is to get the whole place back to what it is meant to be! Where children are not suffering. Where people are being fed, and where we are all taking care of each and every person here on Earth.

The Man Behind the Merman

Steve Schonberg | Posted 11.22.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

One of today's great comediennes is in fact a man. In the tradition of other celebrated gender benders, like Divine, Dame Edna and RuPaul, the man who transforms nightly into Varla Jean Merman has spent the better part of 20 years elevating "drag" to a peerless variety of this art form.

I'm the Crystal (And So Are You): A Poem for Cold Times

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm the crystal/ I'm the light/ Inextinguishable and bright

God Speaks: The Reason We Are Here On Earth

Maria Portas | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

There is a reason that we are all here in this world, and it is all about the discovery of your Self. Your Self, that very real part of you that is wa...

A Spiritual Solution to Religious and Racial Violence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

On a deep and genuine level, people of the various faiths have to accept that God has given multiple ways in which people can serve, worship, and reunite with him. We have to start to honestly feel this way and not just recite it.

John Waters' Women at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

No one missed the irony of a John Waters retrospective at The Walter Reade Theater across Lincoln Center's plaza from Fashion Week.

Did You Forget That You're Awesome?

Heather Strang | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

Innately, wholly and totally, you are an amazing human being. In fact, there is no one on this planet just like you. You have gifts to give to your friends, family, community and the world that no one else can give and you have a special perspective that no one else holds. You are uniquely and completely awesome. Yet, you forget this divine fact every day.

Being a Woman Is a Privilege

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

We create worlds. We inspire communities. We ignite transformations. And yet and because of this, the divine feminine has been repressed for millenn...

Eternity in an Hour: In Tribute to Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This has been the hardest eulogy for me to write. I cried almost every step of the way. I miss him greatly. I know we all do. His smile, sense of humor, warmth, wisdom and vision. We have lost a giant.

What If the Avant-Garde Were the Moral? On Early John Waters and the Future of Queer Culture

Charles Stephens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Stephens

I wish that my generation took up Waters and his work more, because the subversive energy of his early films provides not only a lens but a landscape that helps us think innovatively about the possibilities of not only queer politics but queer practice.

WATCH: The Influence Of Divine's Infamous Poop-Eating Scene

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One of the first drag queens to make an appearance on the big screen, the late and great Divine continues to have a profound impact on queer culture d...

Paying Attention

Irene Tanner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

As I inch forward along this well-worn road, I know by now that to stay alert, awake and attentive is essential to avoiding the pitfalls of mere wishful thinking and downright deception, whether by oneself or well-meaning others.