by Sherri Carter, MS
ATH Supervising Editor
We have been told time and time again that it is better to give than to receive, but at the same time we are to be in a state of gratitude. So does that mean we are to be grateful only for giving? This is very confusing and usually makes many of us great givers, lousy at receiving, but yet we try to be in a state of gratitude, all at the same time...
A Note from ATH Supervising Editor, Sherri Carter: How comfortable are you at saying thank you? What about when someone offers you a compliment? Being able to say thank you is powerful! Remember, if the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.
Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other as People...
by Trish Regan & Doug Hackett
Most of us wish to find the deep inner peace and joy that often seems just out of our reach. We have found that it takes a commitment to the inner journey, to the awakening of our spirit, to find that inner peace ...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Mastering joy not only means we have truly connected with the Divine but have also invited Life's greatest gifts in to our lives. In many ways, this article is a prayer that each of us will take the steps suggested in order to experience and share joy as a global community.
by Tracee Dunblazier, GC-C, CCDC
Today, I claim forgiveness.
I claim forgiveness for myself and my heart to all those who could not be who I wanted them to be. To those who have shown me anger and unkindness. To those who could not understand me or extend compassion...
Intuition & Symbols
by Dr. Steven Farmer
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
One morning when I was saying my morning prayers, a sacred ritual I do every morning before I get up and get going into the day, I caught the flutter of wings out of the corner of my eye and watched as all of the birds that had been feeding outside my bedroom window scattered...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: I am constantly reminded that I am supported in my life's work and in life in general. I love the wonderful reminder of this article that messages and guidance can show up in so many ways. For me, they are especially magical when embodied by an animal.
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
With each buddha, if possible, completely rely upon that buddha with your whole heart, then recite that buddha’s name seven times. With total refuge, or trust, in that buddha, recite his name seven times. After that, you recite, “May whatever prayers you have done in the past for me and all other sentient beings be actualized immediately for me and all sentient beings.” This is mentioned in the meditation that accompanies the Medicine Buddha initiation in the Rinjung Gyatsa, and it might be the same in the Sukha Gyatsa. Both of these collections of the initiations of hundreds of deities have Medicine Buddha initiation...
by Judy DeRuvo
Sandalwood has been used in India for thousands of years as an enhancement to meditation and prayer. It quiets the mental chatter that can distract us in meditation. It allows the mind to move into the deepest states of meditation and connects us with the great cosmic prayer, the infinite meditation...
by Brent Atwater
There is a technique for everything, including prayers. Although emanating from your heart and soul, prayers can be refined to produce better results through the following suggestions on how to verbalize your prayer requests...
Editor's Note from Melanie Channell: In this article, Brent Atwater has honed in on and refined the art of Prayer. These prayer suggestions will sharpen your asking skills, and you will quickly notice a shift in how and when your prayers are answered.
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