The Sanctuary of the Senses

THE SANCTUARY OF THE SENSES.  We leave our bodies on a regular basis and live in the realm of the mind.  We plan today… and tomorrow… we review the past.  We ruminate.  We try to figure things out.  Our thinking and ruminating triggers a whole spectrum of emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, pleasure, regret, satisfaction […]

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A Perfect Mother’s Day: Sabbath and The Sanctuary of the Senses

A Perfect Mother’s Day: Sabbath and The Sanctuary of the Senses by Chelsea Wakefield It is Mother’s Day here in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  A glorious day, it is about 70 degrees out and there is a gentle breeze blowing through the bright green leaves,  trembling with delight, whispering promises of summer.  The […]

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Spiritual Micro-Practice – Just Breathe

This is the beginning of a series of articles on spiritual “micro-practices” that will assist you in staying connected to your calm core in the midst of the relentless flow of life events. I have coined the term “micro-practice” to refer to any intentional activity that takes less than five minutes that keeps us tied […]

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Replenishment

Are you taking care of your body and soul? Do you have a replenishing practice? Are you going to “the well” regularly, so that you don’t become depleted? Are you giving too much to others and not restoring yourself?

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Grounding

How are you keeping it real? Have you built a foundation that will support your dreams? Are you actually inhabiting your body? Are you integrating your deepest values into your daily life? How are you contributing your gifts of time, talent, money, and energy to heal the world?

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Personal Exploration

Negotiating the Inner Peace Treaty- A method of personal exploration that introduces people to their “inner cast of characters”, teaches them to dialogue with these inner selves, resolve inner conflicts, determining “who” should run the show in different situations, address deep vulnerability and tap into the vast resource and potential we hold to live more […]

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