Politics and Love, Spirituality and Love

A Christian Reflects on Why Christians are the Very Worst Sometimes

This is one of those posts that runs the risk of alienating a lot of people. I think it may alienate some people who are not Christian and who might wonder why I am bothering to write the post at all. And I think it may alienate a lot of Christians who don’t like being… Continue reading A Christian Reflects on Why Christians are the Very Worst Sometimes

Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Spirituality and Love

Care Package #2 for Stressful Times

Dear All: The Coronavirus situation can bring up a lot of painful feelings. This care package is about dealing with painful feelings in times like this. ***** If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing on social media. If you enjoyed the post above, you might also like this post: An Anxiety Care Package for… Continue reading Care Package #2 for Stressful Times

Practices for Cultivating Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Spirituality and Love

How to Find Your Purpose

Purpose is important. When we have a purpose, we feel like our life is meaningful, that we matter, and that we contribute something good to the world. Nevertheless, it can sometimes feel a little tricky to find our purpose. We don't necessarily receive a lot of instruction in life on how to find it, and… Continue reading How to Find Your Purpose

Contemplative Practice, Practices for Cultivating Love, Spirituality and Love

Butterfly Meditating: A Contemplative Practice

I have a wildflower garden in my back yard, and when it is in full bloom, it attracts a lot of butterflies. All of the photos in this post are taken by me at home or on a walk. I get really excited about my butterflies every day, especially in the afternoon. The sun is… Continue reading Butterfly Meditating: A Contemplative Practice

Contemplative Practice, Spirituality and Love, Wonder and Whimsy

Creating Nature Mandalas: A Contemplative Practice

Humans have been fascinated with circles all throughout history. Circles are everywhere in nature, both in the nature around us (like flowers and forests) and the nature above us (like planets and galaxies). Because of the symmetry of circles, people have long associated them with the Divine, infinity, harmony, balance, enlightenment, and perfection. (You can… Continue reading Creating Nature Mandalas: A Contemplative Practice

Contemplative Practice, Practices for Cultivating Love, Spirituality and Love

Labyrinth Walking: A Contemplative Practice

I have been building and walking labyrinths the last couple of weeks, and I love it. Spiral art, and I take labyrinths to be a type of spiral art, have long been a part of contemplative practice for both non-religious and religious people. I first started noticing spirals when I was researching art and culture… Continue reading Labyrinth Walking: A Contemplative Practice

Contemplative Practice, Practices for Cultivating Love, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Spirituality and Love

Contemplative Practices: What they are; Why They are for Everyone; and How they Help Us

One of the most loving and powerful things we can do for ourselves is develop a consistent contemplative practice. The phrase contemplative practice may sounds religious or mystical to you, and it can be both of these things, but don't worry: even if you are not religious and do not practice any faith, contemplative practices… Continue reading Contemplative Practices: What they are; Why They are for Everyone; and How they Help Us

Intentions and Prayers, Spirituality and Love

An Intention or Prayer for Political Hope

This intention/prayer is for you, no matter your political persuasion. If you believe in God, you can use it just as it is as a prayer. If you are uncertain about God or prayer, you can leave off the "Divine Love" part if you like and use it as an intention. If you found this… Continue reading An Intention or Prayer for Political Hope