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Abbie of Sidereal Catalyst: Quiet Steps of Intention

I write because my thoughts flow with more continuity through a pen onto paper in the quiet moments by myself.  I write because most people don’t understand the raw and undiluted pain that seeps from my pores.  I build a fortress of words as bricks to surround and protect myself, as my words can never be stripped from me.

 

DadAl Poole: A Trip to the Doctor & Death of a New Pair of Shoes, Find more articles on his Author Page

Alfred Poole is now figuring out retirement after a lifetime in social service, including the last 10 years running the Homelessness Intervention & Block-Grant Administration for the city of Seattle.

 

10615410_838575549497930_6022621609380557297_nAlya Shanty: It’s Only One & Living the Journey

Becoming…empty, left aside – everything shaken, slowly ruining inside – what known well from worldly apprehension – becoming useless, in sincere comprehension. What seemed so right, undoubted, correct, with depth of look, quite diligent, direct. Becoming just some knowledge gained in the past – forbidden – in a new perspective vast -long story of the person rising up with heavy baggage – notions and conclusions is getting lost and could not make it up. Carry another package of delusion completely – inexpressible in words -some power simply mixed it all -no more inside or outwards, it step by step crushes every wall – dismissed my “self” instead to keep, forfend, and what is left becoming worth to comprehend.

 

unnamedAmar Gressel: The Most Dangerous Moment of My Life

Staying the course of a principled path isn’t always easy – just ask me – but it’s worth it.  Although I love you, you might not always understand my expression of it – but trust me – I do.

 

DSC00549Amira Carluccio: A Tribute to My Mom’s Random Acts of Kindness

I am a retired nurse, animal and nature lover, embarked on a new journey in search of spiritual inspiration and wholesome nourishment for the body and soul.

 

profile-picAnuradha Prasad: Death, she smells of sweet roses

I am a writer and editor living in Bangalore, seeking to engage in life in new ways and to keep the magic alive.

 

6072_4222855408383_1167445314_nAparna (Linda) Aday: The Great Mystery

For the past 26 years I have taught classes and worked with individuals who are dealing with life transitions, grieving, and healing from trauma.

 

faa2826f030256bfafafb9d0386dd177Arati de la Roziere: Embodying Intentions & Recognizing the Gift

This dance is about wanting to live fearlessly, valuing and celebrating who I am.  I imagine that my life’s journey might touch or inspire others, as I at times feel touched seeing myself reflected in someone else’s words.

 

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Badfish: Miracles of Intention

Badfish always finds himself out of water. He tends to a hermit crab, downs Haagen Dazs, travels the world, collects sunsets, moves on, cares.

 

Chaitanya Poole: To Fear or To Fly

Maybe one day I’ll be like Dumbledore, making the right decisions in every situation that comes up, but for now I just try to be better than the day before, hoping that others will forgive the mistakes I’ve made along the way, and hoping that I can walk remembering that, as Dr. King said, “In the final analysis, what God requires is that your heart is right. Salvation isn’t reaching the destination of absolute morality, but it’s being in the process and on the right road.”

 

CharlesAugustusCharles Augustus: Valuable Opportunities

I have been on this earth 50+ years and am still surprised at what I can learn. As one can see from my blog, I am particularly fond of Thinking, Feeling and Living; sometimes with humor, others with seriousness, but always with passion.

 

unnamedCheryl-Lynn Roberts: Think, Pray, Love, and Live

Her name is Cheryl-Lynn. She’s a woman, a person, a mom, a nana, a youth counsellor, a sister, a lover sometimes, a loyal friend, compassionate volunteer and lifelong student of life. She is a lover of poetry and the written word. As she explores the written word in various forms, she finds Waka (Japanese forms of poetry) and free verse help her best in discovering traces of her soul as she continues on her spiritual journey.

 

Dan at SturbridgeDan Antion: Walk With Intention

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek – oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.

 

unnamedDaydreams: Threads 

Daydreams is a self-described mommy, writer, artist, and gamer among many other things. She is the keeper of a little castle in the clouds where she shares all of her thoughts and dreams with a large community of loyal readers. It’s been said, her art tends to take on a life of its own.

 

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Faith Eirans:  Emotional Butterflies & In My Veins, Find More articles on her Author Page

A lover of letters, words, phrases, emotions, beauty, terror, love and hate.  Faith writes stories to paint the pictures that only she is seeing.

 

image1Gopi: Since You Called Me

“Consider everyone, because they are each a doorway to your own Self.” ~ Amma

Thank you Amma.

 

Screenshot_2015-11-06-18-55-54-1Gunamayi: Step by Step

Gunamayi is striving to walk in peace, to live with awareness, and to make her time on earth meaningful.

 

575790_516170758440781_1444144020_nThe Holistic Wayfarer: The Question of Human Suffering

“…When I hit the age that embodies spiritual gestation, something happened.  I remembered I was more than a mother.  Motherhood is no less my solemn charge today than it has been the last six years.  But the woman God had created to reflect Him in her way even before she birthed her child had gone missing.  I remembered that writing is how I really breathe.”

 

website2Jagati (Bonnie) Olson: Home Grown & No Other Way

Bonnie Olson (Jagati) works to include multi-cultural and low income folks in affairs that effect their lives.  She runs a business,Emerging Design Consulting, supporting diverse nonprofits and people to build community, equity and justice.

 

IMG_20151114_204016Jamerly De La Cruz: A Plan… A Healing Process…

Jamerly De La Cruz is a future educator, present blogger, and a midway fashionista. She loves learning about children as well as learning about different cultures. That is why she is majoring in Education and Anthropology. Her dream is to travel the world and document  other culture’s perspectives and policies of education, particularly focusing on “underdeveloped” areas. In her spare time, she loves planning events and has planned two fashion shows and too many dinners and parties to count. Her hope is to be able to blog for the rest of her life for various bloggers and magazines on her experiences. Until then, she is taking one step at a time with a pen in her hand and a foot halfway out the door.

 

IMG_0052Jamie Vilasini Otelsberg: What the Swastika Means to Me

Jamie Vilasini Otelsberg lives in Amritapuri Ashram and dabbles in design work for a good cause. She is an appreciator of good stories, art and all things history.

 

janelle-mangatar-roundJanelle Weibz: The Seductiveness of “Next Time”

Janelle Weibz is a Canadian writer, gamer, adventurer and “ex-expat.” Recently returned from four years in Japan, and originally from Vancouver, she currently calls Canada’s capital city Ottawa home base. Her online home base is Breaking Moulds, where she explores the question “If a person doesn’t ‘fit the mould,’ does the problem lie with the person, or the mould?” She can also be found on Twitter and Instagram as her alter-ego @genkiduck.

 

imag0039Karen Van Benschoten: It Took a Long Time to Find Me

My hope is that my writings help, if nothing else, just one person to work through their own feelings, as survivors of abuse.

 

Karuna Poole: Tearing at the Fabric of Racism & Living with Purpose, Find More articles on her Author Page

Karuna Poole is a psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle, Washington.  She is author of,Getting to Joy: A western householder’s spiritual journey with Mata Amritanandamayi and Letting Go of Suffering.  You can find more information on her at www.karunapoole.com or on her blog Living Learning and Letting Go

 

image002Kathie Arcide: Yow! There’s a Huge Spider in the Bathroom & Timothy’s Death Timothy’s Birth

I am inseparable from my title of Gramma. But I also have important stories to share so I write. I don’t even want the title of Writer. I hate writing but am driven, reluctantly answering the damn CALL to write. So to be clear, I’m not a Writer. I just write. Need more clarification? Ask me to sing a song. I sing all the time but am NOT a singer. One tune from me and you’ll get the distinction right away.

 

IMG_6462Katie Morris: Something’s Got to Give

I love to LOVE. That pretty much sums me up. I am an avid explorer, a Jetpack operator, a writer, a yoga instructor, a spiritual ninja and a soulful singer.  I enjoy traveling around the world and sharing every detail on my blog Warrior Girl Yoga.

 

KILAYA - XMAS BryantPKKilaya Ciriello: Intention as Prayer

Kilaya writes a blog that he describes as “Spiritual Thought from Many Traditions.” www.kilayaciriello.wordpress.com Although he is currently compiling a version of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras there, his favorite subject is considering the spiritual implications of quantum mechanics and string theory. If you corner him on a particularly sunny day you might hear him talk ecstatically about either Krishna or the teachings of Don Juan. His un-digitized life involves giving astrology readings to benefit the charities run by his guru, Amma.

 

Header PhotoKripa Gressel: Oh Goodness,  Fated, & Home

Writer, Thinker, Cook, Fixer, Traveler, Lover of life, with a stare-you-down look that is capable of making you rethink the mischief that you are about to engage in.

 

photoKristjaan Panneman: Secrets Unveiled

I am married with children and live in The Netherlands. Not so long ago I started Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, a daily haiku meme on blogspot. You can find Carpe Diem Haiku Kai at: http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com.  I write my haiku (and other Japanese poetry forms) under the pseudonym Chèvrefeuille, which is French for Honeysuckle.

 

Salty and meLeigh Gaitskill: Life’s Cycles of Living and Dying

She began studying yoga in 1986 with Bill Hunt, later the owner/director of Oak Park Yoga Center in Oak Park, Illinois. In 1988 she earned a teaching certificate from the teacher training program at the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. She developed classes using movements that trigger deep muscle releases and combining that with stretches and has created a manual that’s available on Kindle, called Restoring Fluidity and Freedom of Movement.  She’s been blogging since 2011 at Not Just Sassy on the Inside.

 

LevantineLevantine: Last Seen 26/9/2012, 8:28 AM

Once upon a time, in a kingdom fa… Oh sorry not in a kingdom, in some kind of republic, or an ex-republic, there lived a princes…  Oh sorry, just a normal girl, like any one you may have ever known…  She is not a writer but she likes to write sometimes.

 

bestblogimagelitebeing:  All Is Not What It Seems

litebeing delights in assisting others in self-discovery as a blogger, astrologer, teacher, artist, mentor, writer, therapist, dreamer, intuitive guide, light worker and mystic. She has been blogging at litebeing chronicles for three years.

 

515fd5dc5271c6c08b5129810c184d31 (2)Mandy: Learning about Love through Death

My forthcoming memoir “Secrets In Big Country” is the story of childhood sexual abuse, betrayal and abandonment. I hope by sharing my story, I can reach adults molested as children, to let them know they are not alone. Together, we can overcome the shame that comes from secret-keeping.

 

mark pMark Paxson: Baby Steps & Lessons and Living

Mark Paxson is an attorney in California. He has several blogs, including KingMidget’s Ramblings, which chronicles all the things he wants to shout to the skies; MarkPaxson.com, which chronicles his life as a writer of short stories and novels; and The American River, his newest blog which chronicles his quiet moments along the American River. Mark has self published two novels and two short story collections and continues to struggle through the worlds in his head to produce more stories.

 

IMG_1237Marlena McGuigan: The Ives

Marlena McGuigan is an astrologer, teacher, and intuitive guide currently living and dying in Denver, Colorado. For more information on her, check out her business website at Maieutic-arts.com or her personal blog at Marsnplato.wordpress.com.

 

profile picMartha Stout: On Your Mind

My blog name is Martha of martha0stout and I enjoy reading and writing and (surprisingly) poetry. That last was a giant surprise that I hadn’t really thought much about until I started blogging and realized that I couldn’t live without it. I just moved out and started a farm with my sister and her children and it is a lot of work with very little return (at the moment, hopefully), but has adorable baby animals who are looking very fluffy for the winter. (Seriously, those baby goats are so fluffy I could just die!)

 

MLunatobio picMichelle Lunato: Everybody Lies & There Were Moments

Currently, I work as an editor for Army doctrine as a civilian and command a public affairs unit as a Soldier. Two jobs tend to keep me a bit busy. However, I find time to embrace life and try new things, like blogging!

 

Apoetic1_self picNicole Allen aka Apoetic1: The Grey In Between & A Reflection on Intentional Living, Find more articles on her Author Page

Before the sunset, I was the rose that emerged from the crack in the concrete, with my parents serving as both the concrete and the crack. Hard and broken, solid and open, earth gave birth to me. Gemini – twin of the universe – living in duplicity.

 

TracesOliana Kim: Denied Privilege & Protected: Learning to Walk With Intention

I’m a woman, a person, a mom, a nana, a youth counsellor, a sister, a lover sometimes, a loyal friend, compassionate volunteer and lifelong student of life. I am from Montréal where we have long winters and too much of that four letter word – snow! I am a lover of poetry and the written word. As I explore the written word in various forms, I am enjoying myself as well as discovering traces of my soul on this spiritual journey.

 

Puneet HatPuneet Gabriel McCorrison: Into Color

When a painful nerve condition forced me to abandon my not yet begun music career in college, I turned to yoga both as a means to alleviate some of the pain and as a way to release some pent up creative energy. In the years since, however, it is the philosophy of yoga that has made the deepest impact, as it lead me to the great spiritual master, known as Mata Amritanandamayi or Amma. I have spent most of the past 12 years living in Amritapuri, Amma’s ashram in southern India.

 

2015-08-16_1439751401Rarasaur: Our Sameness, & Walking With Intent

My story is a long one, but the short version is: I love people who do things, people who hate things, people who love things, and (probably) you.

 

cJkYio8Rebel Willing: Smiling

Cutting through my own neurosis, finding ideas are easy to come by, sometimes truth hides out of sight, peace is my lullaby but to fight is my birthright.

 

IMG_20151129_120847Rudran Degnan: The Key

Rudran Degnan is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He taught high school English in the Bronx, NY and then on the campus of the University of Connecticut. He is currently living in an ashram in Southern India trying to free his mind and out of the matrix.

 

Sanaa RizviSanaa Rizvi: PhoenixMomentum & The Journey of Life and Death

Sanaa is a 20-something fun soul who loves all things poetry and literature. Having done her graduation in English Literature, she found solace in the world of poetry and quickly realized she has a knack for it herself.

 

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Sarah: That Little Voice

I’m about family first.  The rest takes time.

 

 

IMG_2726Sarah Myers: Creating Our Reality

I am a St. Louis native and social worker who spent 10 years working with homeless addicts in North city. In about the course of a year I got married, had a child, left my job and moved to the Seattle area – made about every big change one can make.  Now I’m a stay at home mom and loving every day of it, but I’m also trying to rebuild my life around these big changes.

 

SlpmartinSlpmartin: Ghost Stories

Charles W. Martin (Reading Between the Minds) — earned his Ph.D. in Speech and Language Pathology with an emphasis in statistics. Throughout Charlie’s career, he maintained a devotion to the arts (literature/poetry, the theater, music and photography). Since his retirement in 2010, he has turned his full attention to poetry and photography.

 

Sonya Profile PicSonya Kassam: A Letter From God & Die Each Day

I was born in Mombasa and live in Nairobi, Kenya. Fortunate to have 2 beautiful daughters, I enjoy listening to music, reading and drinking tea…lots of tea.

I am a former banker, creativity came to me much later in life. I have been writing poetry as a regular hobby since mid-2012. I have written very little prose, simply because I like to hide behind the ambiguity that poetry offers.

 

meSoul Seeker: The New Arrivals

I am the Soul Seeker/God Seeker. I’ve created a purpose to learn as much as I can to help further my enlightenment and to finally understand that no amount of knowledge and money will have you meet with your maker; only loving submission can. In this life, my endeavor is to learn, submit and shorten my distance to my maker, how much ever I can.

 

srividyaSrividya Sheshadri: Born to the Brothels

Srividya Sheshadri is a Research Associate at Ammachi Labs, a research department out of Amrita University dedicated to developing technologies designed to improve quality of life for the most underserved sectors of society.

 

fae55a27c58276d503d2f14e3fbbbb33Trevor Washington: Don’t Ask Me to Look at the Moon & Overcoming Fantasy on the Road to Living an Authentic Life

– Don’t look, for you’ll never find me.

 

Uncle BillUncle Bill: The Truth I Live By

Wise words from my late, awesome Uncle Bill.

 

 

vince profile pictureVince Horan: Living With Intention & Reflections on Living and Dying

I am the owner/counselor of Horan Counseling Services for 24 years. I work with my wife Sandra. I have also owner/director/ counselor at Passages Professional Counseling Services for more than six years. I also worked in a drug and alcohol treatment center, was a Youth Minister at St. Frances Cabrini Parish, and a counselor at Catholic Community Services. I have a Doctor of Ministries degree from the Jesuit School of theology in Berkeley, CA., A Master’s Degree in Counseling from Gonzaga University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Seattle University. I taught counseling at Pierce College in Lakewood, WA. And I am a Vietnam veteran.  (You can contact Vince through email at vincehoran@comcast.net and find his book Boy Soldier on Amazon

 

unnamedWendell A. Brown: Freedom Song

Each day is a blessing to me as I awaken. I am daily blessed by the two loves in my life, God, and my wife Deborah! I receive the Lords blessing with a smile from the rising morning sun…and also from the smile I see when my wife awakens…between the both of them I am nourished by their special love. They paint the color of my day with a certain happiness that stays. I choose to share what I feel in words daily to all who read and embrace my poems, reminding them to take time to smell the roses in their lives. I believe that by doing that others will also seek out that same love to live within them. To me sharing a genuine spiritual smile with others is a most exquisite blessing…a treasure that will always last throughout the day. There is nothing like the blessing of smiling words! Always remember the words of our Lord that we should love our brothers and sisters as ourselves, as we are all children of the same living God, whose love showers us with blessings each day and we should emulate this by selflessly sharing the love alive within us with everyone we meet! Thanks for visiting my blog site, and may God always bless you everyday of your lives!

 

And Featured Artist:

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Aleksandra Bhagavati Kerzhentceva, the Growth of a Natural

Follow the growth of a natural artists as her journey takes her beyond the canvas to the enlightening of her soul.

 

 

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Puneet Gabriel McCorrison; Indie Spotlight

His music should  be all over the radio. You can support him by subscribing to his YouTube channel here: The Puneet Gabriel Channel.

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  1. I like the new page a lot! It really brings back memories as I look at all the guest posts from the past. There is one I haven’t read so I’m off to look at it now!

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