Life Purpose

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…

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…

Only 16 days left in 2016!  What?

Only 16 days left in 2016! What?

Wow!  You may have been hearing that time is speeding up.  Seems entirely true when you realize there are only 16 days left in this year – counting today!  Where did it go? At the beginning of 2016, we offered a class on Setting Foundations for a Meaningful Life – a formula for living a …continue reading…

Explore. Dream. Discover. Dare to be YOU!

Explore. Dream. Discover. Dare to be YOU!

  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain   Have you ever missed an opportunity and …continue reading…

Standing on solid ground when the earth is shifting

Standing on solid ground when the earth is shifting

  A mentor recently advised me to put myself into the shoes of the people I’m writing to before I begin to write.  Trying to imagine this today, all I could do was cry.  My whole body felt tight like trying to squeeze into a spandex body suit that might have fit when I was …continue reading…

All Roads Lead to Home

All Roads Lead to Home

As some of you may know if you saw my emergency prayer request late last night, my father’s partner had emergency open heart surgery this morning. Her health has been quite frail for some time, and there was a debate as to whether going into surgery would be a longer lease on life or the …continue reading…

What Your Heart Has to Say to Your Valentine…

What Your Heart Has to Say to Your Valentine…

Could your heart be speaking to your Valentine without your knowing? Find out what science has to say in this interview with research scientist, Dr. Cheryl Rahima Ritenbaugh, about The Science of the Heart as a Communications Channel. Rahima graduated from USHS in 2010 with the Masters of Divinity in Spiritual Healing & Counseling. She …continue reading…

Where is the mercy hiding for you?

This morning brought an opportunity to see yet another way I was compartmentalizing what I see as the presence of God in my life. I was in a blissful state of remembrance, writing statements of gratitude to Allah when an annoying message popped up on my phone. Let’s just say, my response was not the …continue reading…

Here’s what’s cooking – don’t want you to miss it!

First, I want to express gratitude for the many responses to last week’s newsletter. We are truly blessed with a beautiful, caring, loving community. Thank you for being a part of it! Now for today’s info: We’re almost a whole month into 2016. We hit the ground running this year with new classes and free …continue reading…