Blog Posts - Spiritual Practices



SACRED TOTEMS: Can a modern, non-Native American really find their spirit animal?

The New Age movement is an amalgam of hundreds or even thousands of traditional, eclectic and cross-cultural practices and points of view. Whether an ancient […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themin...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 1, 2016

DIRECTED VS NON-DIRECTED PRAYER: Working with natural laws and life’s creative process       

During a lively dinner table conversation I once participated in, the subject of prayer was broached. A young woman described an experiment involving garden vegetables. […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http:/...
by The Mindful Word on Jul 13, 2016

These 8 Exercises Can Help You Find God & Deepen Your Spiritual Life

'The unexamined life isn't worth living,' said Socrates. 'Superficiality is the curse of our age,' according to Richard Foster. If so, how do we stop and examine our lives to go deeper? I've created 8 exercises to help you do just that. More…...
by Sheridan Voysey on Jun 14, 2016

065 Why You Should Keep a Journal (But NOT Every Day)

If you’re a journal-keeper from way back, you’ll probably nod in sage agreement at these 7 Great Benefits of Journaling... But if you’re thinking “Oh, journaling? Tried that. Never again.”—stick with me! This'll help you rethink. There's...
by Sheridan Voysey on May 24, 2016

LIBERATION SPIRITUALITY: Freeing ourselves and ultimately our planet

LIBERATION SPIRITUALITY: Freeing ourselves and ultimately our planet “Liberation Theology” has long been associated with the Catholic religion. It began in the 1950s-1960s and...
by The Mindful Word on Feb 11, 2016

SPIRITUAL POLITICS: Oxymoron or real possibility?

SPIRITUAL POLITICS: Oxymoron or real possibility? Once again in the United States we are in the midst of election for President and members of Congress. Backed by large campaign treasure chests and ample staffs of supporters, aspirants for office are...
by The Mindful Word on Nov 15, 2015

THE HIDDEN LANGUAGE OF ASANAS: Expand your learning from yoga inversions by exploring the symbolic context of each asana

My introduction to yoga came from a video a friend gave me back in 2000. I remember the moves feeling really good, even familiar to my […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Nov 6, 2015

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED: A young psychic’s first experiences with the spirit world

The following has been excerpted from Expect the Unexpected, a memoir and spiritual guidebook that Bill Philipps has written about his experiences as a psychic […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.them...
by The Mindful Word on Oct 19, 2015

These 5 Practices Can Help You Build Resilience (FREE eBook)

Researchers into resilience are agreed: there are mental, emotional, social, and spiritual factors that help build inner strength in us. In my forthcoming book 'Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life' I share how I discovered these factors...
by Sheridan Voysey on Sep 1, 2015

049 Life With God: The Richard Foster Interview

Richard Foster is one of the most significant spiritual writers of our day. The author of bestselling books like 'Celebration of Discipline' and 'Life with God', his life is dedicated to helping us live deeply in a superficial world. In this personal...
by Sheridan Voysey on Aug 25, 2015

HEALING HUGS: 3 observations from watching Amma hug people

A couple of years ago, I attended an event in NYC by amma.org, a non-profit whose spiritual leader is known as Amma, also known as the […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Jul 24, 2015

INTRO TO MANDALAS: Sacred Circles Art Therapy book excerpt

An excerpt from The Mindful Word’s first volume in its Art Therapy Coloring Book Series, Sacred Circles Mandala Coloring Book. “Each person’s life is like […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www...
by The Mindful Word on May 20, 2015

COLOUR MANTRA: Use this visualization technique to energize, relax and centre yourself

Traditional mind control techniques, as purported by the creative minds of Hollywood, bring up pictures of gypsy women staring into crystal balls, or mad scientists […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www...
by The Mindful Word on Mar 8, 2015

A WORLD OF INFINITE POSSIBILITY: Connecting physical and spiritual energy through ritual

Rituals have largely been lost in the Western world, and the ones that remain are most commonly connected with birth and death, but there are […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Feb 23, 2015

THE ROAD TO ENLIGHTENMENT: A sobering voyage

Enlightenment is a tricky word: it means different things to different people. For some, it’s the path that leads to the summit of spiritual attainment. […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themi...
by The Mindful Word on Feb 11, 2015

OWN YOUR ANIMAL: Find your power animal to guide yourself to greater expression

We believe that we are separate from our animal guides. Our perceived separation from power animals is a reflection of how we think we’ve taken ourselves out […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.th...
by The Mindful Word on Oct 22, 2014

CREATING RITUAL: 7 easy steps to make 2015 your best year yet

The following article is excerpted from Your Hidden Riches – Unleashing the Power of Ritual to Create a Life of Meaning. Do you know that there’s […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themi...
by The Mindful Word on Oct 14, 2014

MUTUAL AWAKENING AND CULTURAL CHANGE: Talking with Patricia Albere and Jeff Carreira of the Evolutionary Collective

We’ve been hearing for some time that the world’s on the edge of a spiritual awakening, a sort of cultural paradigm shift. We need more […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.o...
by The Mindful Word on Sep 8, 2014

THE PRAYER PROJECT: How do we pray?

The following excerpt is from Parmahansa Jagadish’s Worldwide “Prayer Project” 3 Minutes 3 Times A Day To Change the World (3×3). Many of us turn the very […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged liv...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 1, 2014

INSIDE THE MEDICINE BAG: 4 tools for awakening consciousness

Excerpted from Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag: A Transformational Guide for Living, Happy, Joyous and Free by Lee McCormick and Mary Falkner, co-authors of Spirit Recovery […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http:...
by The Mindful Word on Jul 9, 2014


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