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This Renewal

"We have not come into this exquisite world to hold ourselves hostage from love. Run, my dear, from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings. We have not come here to take prisoners or to confine our wondrous spirits, but to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and Light!" ~ Hafiz
The arrival of spring and the first burst of warmer weather are often accompanied by a surge of joy. At the same time, we have the perfect opportunity to reevaluate our lives and to clear away all that is no longer working for us. Sometimes this includes leaving a relationship with a lover, a close friend or a family member that no longer serves our most authentic self. While this level of clearing is never easy, the fact remains that it is impossible to grow emotionally and spiritually until we release that which no longer strengthens us.
Regardless of what we are told, not all relationships are meant to be a lifelong commitment. Often people come into…

A Blessed Realization

"Knock at the door of reality, shake your thought-wings, loosen your shoulders, and open." ~ Rumi
There are times when a consistent, long-term exposure to any spiritual teaching can feel overwhelming. Keep in mind that whether we are practicing meditation, yoga or receiving intensive Reiki healing energy, we are literally raising the vibration of our auric field to a higher frequency. In so doing, we are opening our inner body to a new way of living and being in the world. In the beginning, our practice is often accompanied by a period of joy and peace. However when that first wave of bliss recedes, it is possible to be left with a feeling of uncertainty.
As many of us know, this lull can easily lead to a chase to repeat the initial feeling of ecstasy. Many of us have caught the egoic mind asking, "What's next?" Yes, we all long to get to the place of true inner peace that never wavers. However, it is important to acknowledge that we might have to play catch up w…