Hug a Tree. Bless the Waters. Shine Your Light!

Hug a Tree. Bless the Waters. Shine Your Light!

Tomorrow is Earth Day, a day to remember the Earth Mother of Divine Compassion that we have been born into for this sacred journey. Allah gives us everything we need to live the life we are meant to live here, to learn what we’ve come here to learn, to fulfill the purpose we have come …continue reading…

How to help someone when they do not want to be helped

How to help someone when they do not want to be helped

We all have people in our lives who seem to struggle a bit harder than we believe necessary. It’s easy to look at someone’s life from a distance and see what they need to do to get their act together. We might offer all kinds of advice, financial support and more, but it seems to …continue reading…

Sometimes we just need to know we’re okay

Sometimes we just need to know we’re okay

  It’s hard to see someone we love in pain. It’s natural to want to rush in to fix the situation, to make everything okay. But when we try to fix too soon, it can send the wrong message. A person in pain needs to be witnessed where they are. They need to be heard …continue reading…

Is true happiness attainable?

Is true happiness attainable?

  What is happiness? Is it attainable? Often we think happiness as an exuberant joy that would have us doing somersaults and cartwheels on the sidewalks. That might be attainable from time to time, but it’s certainly not sustainable, nor is it meant to be. We are human beings with all of the attributes of …continue reading…

The Real-Life Game of Chutes and Ladders

The Real-Life Game of Chutes and Ladders

Did you ever play the game Chutes and Ladders when you were a youngster? When we’re young, it seems like a fun friendly game with a relatively low level of competition. We’re striving to reach the finish line, hoping to land at the ladders and climb ahead, and praying to avoid the chutes that drop …continue reading…

Preparing to Answer the Call in Your Heart

Preparing to Answer the Call in Your Heart

Just today, I was speaking with a new friend. You might relate to her story. She has known all her life that there is more to this existence than the mundane physical reality. And with all that is happening in the world today, she can no longer deny her awareness of a greater existence. She …continue reading…

To What Extent Do We Create Our Own Reality?

To What Extent Do We Create Our Own Reality?

    Quick announcement before today’s article: We’re just 4 weeks away from the start of the Spring Masters of Divinity program. If you are interested in the Masters of Divinity program, please connect with one of our enrollment specialists to begin your application process now. CLICK HERE to connect with an Enrollment Specialist.   …continue reading…

Song of the Love Dogs

Song of the Love Dogs

Do you have a song in your heart? Perhaps a love song for your Beloved? Every human heart experiences some sense of separation, and in the separation brews a yearning that draws us to that for which we yearn. It is the connection that we seek. Sometimes we sense the absence, and we feel the …continue reading…

The Delicate Young Flowers of Today's World

The Delicate Young Flowers of Today’s World

  HOW DID THE ROSE EVER OPEN ITS HEART AND GIVE TO THE WORLD ALL ITS BEAUTY? IT FELT THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF LIGHT AGAINST ITS BEING. OTHERWISE, WE ARE REMAIN TOO FRIGHTENED. ~ HAFIZ   Remembering the delicate young flowers of our world today. The Children. Do you remember what was in the news when …continue reading…

From Caterpillar to Butterfly: The Marvels of Metamorphosis

From Caterpillar to Butterfly: The Marvels of Metamorphosis

Transformation can be uncomfortable, be it personal or global transformation.  Yet if the caterpillar doesn’t shed its skin it cannot become a chrysalis.  If it does not spend the full required time in the chrysalis phase, it does not become a butterfly. When I was at Red Wiggler Community Farm in Maryland, I tended what …continue reading…