Energy is Everything and Everything is Energy
by Pastor Christine Haggerty 

Where Energy Flows, Healing Grows
  
Why is it that people tend to take better care of their automobiles than they do their own health? You know it’s ok to do both; taking care of your car and taking care of you……because you are worth it.  Taking time for yourself should be a top priority in your life and taking care of your energy system is vitally important because energy is everything and everything is energy.
   
When energy flows through the body properly, you are in a state of health.  This is the most fundamental truth about prana, the body, the mind, and our health.  If the aura is clean, the meridians clear, and the chakras balanced….
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We are often asked many questions about our smudges, the most common are: What do each of them do and What's the differences between them?  Today, we are going to cover each one briefly, their uses and how they differ.
   
Probably the most well known smudge is Sage (featured bottom right). Sage is a small perennial plant with a woody stem. Its leaves have a grey hue, and its flowers range from blue to purple. Sage has a unique aroma profile, described as a warm, astringent fragrance with a sweetness kin to menthol.  Magically, Sage has a variety of purposes including: …..
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The Importance of Shadow Work on the Path of Enlightenment
by Morrighan Lynne ~ MorrighanLynne.com

 Born perfect, our soul enters this material world with a set of plans, goals, and intentions. With all the excitement the cosmos can muster, we leave our spiritual home for the adventure that only this world can provide. We have things to do and can’t wait to get started. Unfortunately it doesn’t take too long to realize that not everyone supports our trajectory. Diving head first into a sea of obligations, social requirements, limiting beliefs, and responsibilities it’s a wonder we ever remember the original plan of our soul. We are the proverbial babes in the woods, completely at the mercy of our caregivers and surrounding circumstances. As time beats on, life can beat us down. As we struggle to navigate this human life we eventually begin to forgo the plans of our soul and succumb to the survival of our physicality.
Ways to Calm Your Mind
By Stephanie Babauta, LAc
   
In Chinese medicine, there are many different systems of classification we use to help treat the body. One of those systems is called the Five Elements, which are five specific elements that have a mutual and direct relationship with one another. Each individual element generates the next one in the cycle, and they can also control one another. If there is an imbalance in one particular element, then its relationship with all the other elements can be affected.
   
The Five Elements in their sequential order are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Each element is correlated with certain seasons, organ systems, body tissues and orifices, colors, taste of foods, time of day, and even emotions.