Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Mallorie Vaudoise, author of Honoring Your Ancestors.
As an animist, I experience the world as alive with spirits. I see the intelligence of animals, plants, and stars.
Because the world is alive with spirits, we don't need to go out looking for them. There are spirits all around us. For most of us, having a good relationship with just three types of spirits is necessary and sufficient for a healthy existence in the animist ecosystem.
1. Your Own Spirit.
Hey, we're spirits, too—spirits who chose to experience human incarnation. The closer in touch you are with your own spirit, the more of those vital experiences you get to
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Angela A. Wix, author of Llewellyn's Little Book of Unicorns.
"You like unicorns a lot,” my niece exclaimed recently, handing me the unicorn bracelet she'd made especially for me. "Like, a lot,” she asserted, just to make sure I got the point. I smiled, taking the colorful hoop from her and pulling it onto my wrist.
"I sure do!"
There's no denying it now. I'm officially the unicorn lady. I used to resist this label, scoffing away my own interest and convincing myself it didn't matter. But when you are something, often it oozes out of you anyway. No matter how you try, people notice.
The truth is that once I embraced this part
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Roland Comtois, author of Signs of Spirit.
Messages from our loved ones come and go—or at least that's what we think. We feel them. We hear them. We see them clearly in our dreams. Then, everything changes. There are moments when the communication between us gets a little shaky, and this may be followed by silence, no communication. We believe the connection has disappeared and they are no longer able to reach our realm. We become confused, and often it rattles us to our core. But, there is a reason for all of this.
My mother, Theresa, passed some 7 years ago. I don't always hear her voice anymore. I do not see her as much as used
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Rhoda Shapiro, author of Fierce Woman.
We've all heard it many times: Self-care is absolutely essential.
As women, we're well aware of this fact. We put so much energy every day into jobs, tasks, responsibilities, and relationships; if we don't replenish and nurture ourselves in the process, we'll eventually get depleted.
Many of us put off self-care because there's simply no time for it. Others feel guilty about carving out the time to do something for ourselves.
Right now, I feel like our definition of self-care is quite limiting, which is actually keeping us from engaging in it at a deeper level.
When we think of self-care,