Category: Empower Me

What is Your Divine Beauty?

By Lisa Meade   Tell someone that they are beautiful and you may get one of many different responses. Depending on that person’s story and beliefs around beauty, it may be a positive reaction or a negative one, or it could be indifferent. The response may also be based on what you are referring to when you acknowledge their beauty. One indisputable fact is that we are all divinely beautiful. We have an essence of our soul that shines. Maybe not all the time, maybe not in a while—perhaps it is hiding or wounded—but underneath it all and somewhere...

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I am the Becoming: Reigniting My Soul.

    By Tanya Tiger   After my daughter’s death the Universe offered up an opportunity of a lifetime—a retreat which would help me re-center and regain some level of normalcy (whatever that is). I had never traveled anywhere alone before, but something inside me knew that I needed this retreat. I was a mixture of nervousness and excitement as I left for the airport. I had no idea what to expect and that kind of excited me. I knew that I would be joined by 30+ woman, all seeking something that we couldn’t quite name. Over the next week...

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I Found Myself Again & Something Good is Coming.

By Nina Rubin “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” ~ Marianne Williamson Since I started writing regularly, most of my blog posts have skewed toward a pensive, reflective, often sad bent. However, in the last few months, I’ve said yes more frequently and have made the decision to make more magic in my daily experiences. A couple of months ago, I participated in an online project to recognize all of the gifts that come my way. This program, “The Receiving Project,” reminded me of so many blessings I experience on...

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Who Are You? Going Beyond What You Were Told.

  By Ilda Dashi Who am I ? Or rather what am I? As I ask this question, I see thoughts running on a race accompanied by wild emotions. Then, I feel all the feelings, every specific thought produces or provokes in my head as an effort to give me an answer to the “as old as the time itself” question “who am I?” A thought comes from a tiny window and yells at me “You are your appearance—your looks.” Now this thought makes me feel so afraid and insecure because there are many physical features that I have that I don’t appreciate...

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The Most Compassionate Response.

  By Heidi Bourne   In an old Zen story a student comes to visit his dying teacher and asks “What is the teaching of your entire lifetime?” The teacher replies, “An appropriate response.” Each year my husband and I spend time hiking in the desert, most recently in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, just a few miles north of the Mexican border in southern Arizona. It is the only place in the United States where the organ pipe cactus grows. It is also full of saguaro cactus, forests of saguaro; tall, multi-armed with comical gestures—some hundreds of years...

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