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Archive for the ‘Personal Journals’ Category

Jul
2011
2
Marrying a Muslim man in post-9/11 North America

Marrying a Muslim man in post-9/11 North America

Islam means “submit.” I’ve used the code of my adopted faith to accept, and turn, public opinion GUEST COLUMN: REBECCA JONES *— When I met my husband, then-roommate, he was living in the basement of our shared student apartment. We became friends simulating Star Wars battles with toy light sabers and fell for each other ...
Jul
2011
1
My divorce? A scary rebound relationship? Call them my

My divorce? A scary rebound relationship? Call them my “secret projects” for healing

CONFESSIONS: “When my little brother said I was like a T-shirt for women who shack up with abusers, I knew I had hit rock bottom” ANONYMOUS — Sometimes I feel fondly — even grateful — for hitting what I consider rock bottom . . . so long as I never have to visit there again. ...
May
2011
1
The new improved way to get stoned

The new improved way to get stoned

Hint: It isn’t meth. Simply holding a few colored gemstones healed my mind, body and spirit. Crystals rock! BY SUSANNA BELLINI — I once met a woman, a former geologist who after years of handling stones eventually discovered they held energetic and spiritual properties. She left geology to become a healer. Years later, at a ...
Mar
2011
20
Living in fear: We appeared to be the perfect family

Living in fear: We appeared to be the perfect family

My mother’s first hospitalization for attempting suicide came before I even knew what the word meant BY SUEANN JACKSON-LAND — I can close my eyes and see myself at around 8 or 9 years old, sitting with my knees scrunched under me on the floorboard of a 1974 Dodge Coronet. The first poem I wrote ...
Mar
2011
3
A spiritual response to violent crime

A spiritual response to violent crime

“One should not have to lose a child, especially in the violent manner in which mine was murdered, to learn the things that are indispensable to living.” Linda White’s workshop at the Happiness & Its Causes Conference in San Francisco was co-sponsored by Soul’s Code.  A doctor of psychology, Linda specializes in...
Oct
2010
1
Can a whole country be a spiritual guide?

Can a whole country be a spiritual guide?

An Australian tour operator in her adopted homeland of Egypt discovers how ‘place’ is the driving force of her life purpose GUEST COLUMN BY KERRIE GUY — We all have experienced mystical places and spaces. For some, it’s a pilgrimage across northern Spain. For others, it might be Cabo or other tropical escapes. For me, ...
Sep
2010
23
A warrior's guide to developing a conscious relationship

A warrior’s guide to developing a conscious relationship

“Please don’t give up on me or my fellow warriors.” An end to gender war is possible. . . GUEST COLUMN BY JEFF BROWN (read part one of this two part series) — I apologize for my inability to develop a conscious relationship. You were right there with your beautiful heart on your sleeve but I was ...
Sep
2010
11
No exit: My 9/11 memories

No exit: My 9/11 memories

My chance, pre-9/11 encounter with the stranger I almost knew GUEST COLUMN BY AMY PHILLIPS PENN — The Hampton Jitney was packed. It was a Friday in the summer, and I had just flown in from Florida to spend time with friends. I had grown up summering in East Hampton, and had watched the Hampton ...
Sep
2010
7
So you think you can woman worship?

So you think you can woman worship?

In previous episodes of this series an Awakening coach explains to men how opening their hearts to woman worship can take love to a deeper, more spiritual level GUEST COLUMN: ARJUNA ARDAGH, read part 1 and part 2 — Just a couple small questions remain, dear brother. First, do you get what I’m talking about? ...
Aug
2010
23
Entering the magical world of a sexual healer

Entering the magical world of a sexual healer

In a previous excerpt Sarah explained the life journey which lead to her unconventional career as a sacred shaman and sexual healer GUEST COLUMN: SARAH MCCLURE, read part 1 of this 2 part series — My path drew me like a magnet to the annual gathering of dakas and dakinis in May 2009 and again in May ...