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Being a Woman Is a Privilege

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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 mill...

The Sacred Geometry of Letting Go

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Letting go is the oxygen of life. The luster of love. The sacred spirit of joy. Surrender to the possibility that you know what's best for you. Re...

Spiritual but Not Religious an Oxymoron?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Religion
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Many people have come to prefer different language to describe their religious beliefs and practices. This is because the word "religion" has accumulated negative connotations.

Loneliness and the Sacred Web of Life

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

The unspoken poverty in our culture is a poverty of spirit, a real hunger for what the West has forgotten: that not just individual life but all of creation is sacred.

The Labyrinth: An Ancient Path Leads to a New Documentary

Cintia Cabib | Posted 03.09.2014 | DC
Cintia Cabib

On the rooftop of the American Psychological Association's office building in Washington, D.C., meditation teacher Klia Bassing leads class participan...

Top 5 Religion Stories... Of All Time!

Gary Laderman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
Gary Laderman

Perhaps this year we can look at religion and identify some stories that never die, that are not simply events that happened over the course of 12 months but are, in a sense, eternally returning and deeply rooted in human cultures and consciousness.

Including the Earth in Our Prayers

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

We are part of a magical, beautiful, and suffering Earth, whose darkening we have created with our endless exploitation. The Earth, which is so infinitely generous, needs our prayers, needs our loving, our open hearts and remembrance.

Slicing the Baby in Two

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Robert Koehler

The wholeness of who we are is what matters and we need to live in a way that honors this, not in a way that dismembers it. We need to live more with reverence, which can't be reduced to a billboard slogan, than with certainty, which can.

Arresting Beauty - Finding the Sacred Off Screens

Heidi Legg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Heidi Legg

In the chaos of a digital life it seems harder and harder to find the sacred, those singular epiphanies when a body of work or reflection of society in art stops us in our tracks.

Sacred Joy in Getting Surpassed

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 12.02.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Andy Siegel was only fourteen when I met him. But he carried himself with an air of experience. His questions were striking, and his ability to work with people of all ages was like nothing I had ever seen, especially in someone so young.

Sacred Rites of Spring: Voting

Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.

All I see is my screen go blank, after which I deposit my card with some church volunteers who place it on an open stack and hand me an "I Voted" sticker. Did I really?, I now wonder.

Why We Need Rituals in Our Lives

Donna Henes | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

When we set aside the quality time and claim the psychic space for ceremony, when we assume the authority to do so, we are able to transform our perceptions, our perspectives, our experiences, and in the process, our reality.

The Office: Finding The Sacred In The Everyday

Bradley B. Onishi | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Bradley B. Onishi

The Office showed us that the mundane has the power to be--often simultaneously and often powerfully--sacred and profane.

Sacred Mole

Megan McFeely | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

I am not angry at my doctor. I feel compassion for her, because she was trained in the mechanical model, but I write this today for myself, as a reminder that it is okay to take my time and listen to my body, even if there are time pressures and the schedules of others to accommodate.

Gay Marriage Is Sacred

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Marriage is about profound interpersonal connection and love, not just sex. It is held sacred by our rabbinic sages, and by leaders across so many different traditions.

Dawkins, Dennett And Hitchens: The New Theists?

Peter Rollins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

There is a form of atheism that is closer to the divine than the standard theism witnessed in the church. For wherever a concern of beauty, an embrace of life and a love of liberation are exhibited the sacred is proclaimed.

Finding Recompense in Remarkable Ways

GAIAM TV | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
GAIAM TV

Marianne Williamson's strength is the way she boils down complex dogmas into simple truths. At one point, she says, "You think you have many problems, but really you have only one: separation from God." Here are three of my favorite Williamson strategies for aligning with the sacred.

Journey To The Sacred: An Interview With Mark Nepo

Mark Matousek | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Mark Nepo is a philosopher, poet, and teacher whose work has inspired millions of readers to take the spiritual plunge. I recently caught up with this modern-day magus at his home to talk about his new book, Seven Thousand Ways To Listen.

Hollywood and Hip Hop Unite to Help Save Lakota Sacred Site

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Language, tradition, geography, ethnicity and religion offer the illusion of separation, but experiencing the sacred brings us to the source and commonality of our creation stories. We all live under a dome of stars and hope to find our way home to our individual Creators.

Fight for Lakota's Sacred Pe' Sla Brings Miracles

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

An amazing idea took hold in the last few weeks. People from around the world decided that they could do something to right a terrible wrong that has existed for hundreds of years here in the United States.

Actions and Choices at Bancroft Bay Park, Albert Lea, Minnesota

Kari Adelaide | Posted 08.16.2012 | Green
Kari Adelaide

There are consequences to not listening to the land; we must choose to protect the land and honor sacred territory.

Please Meditate: Create a Sacred Space for Meditation

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

It is exquisite to reserve a place exclusively for peace, and peace has a flavor that intensifies when concentrated. However, it's not necessary to depend on that space to meditate: You can take your practice wherever you go once it is established.

Did Religion Create Civilization?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

In Gobekli Tepe, we have strong evidence that people's need/desire to gather for worship is what created civilization, not the reverse, as was previously assumed.

The Sacred and the Dead

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.28.2011 | Green
Robert Koehler

The Bolivian national legislature may be about to birth a stunning global precedent in the creation of an environmentally sane future: establishing legal rights for Mother Earth.

The Comet

Robert Ellis Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Ellis Gordon

As it so happens I'm acquainted with the child. She's my eldest niece, Rebecca. This happened back when she was eight, as she painfully, reluctantly came to the conclusion that her Uncle Peter was crazy.