Over the past four years, I have dedicated my time to studying spiritual traditions around the world. Through my research, I discovered many similarities across religions and holidays which has deepened my appreciation for just how closely linked our expressions of spirituality are. The summation of this work has been compiled in a poster which I […]
History of Valentine’s Day, its meaning of origin, and an invitation to create new traditions.
Emotions manifest themselves in our body in many ways. In fact, patterns of physical reactions can be observed by paying attention to how we feel in our body across a range of emotions. This article in The Atlantic uses heat maps to show how our emotions can affect our body, “activating our nervous system, endocrine, […]
Origins of Sacred Texts & Sites Humans began walking the earth nearly 200,000 years ago. Buddha is said to have been born 2,600 years ago (623 BCE), Jesus 2,000 years ago (4 BCE), and Muhammad nearly 1400 years ago (570 CE). Interestingly, the first examples of sacred religious texts began well before that — 5,000 years ago. Prior to the written word, expressions […]
“To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the times comes to let it go, to let it go.” – Mary Oliver The phrase “letting go” has roots in Old […]