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4 Ways to Be an Ethical, Spiritual Consumer

4 Ways to Be an Ethical, Spiritual Consumer

The coronavirus pandemic continues to illustrate the inherent structural inequalities of our economy. In addition to mass unemployment, the closing of local store-fronts and restaurants threatens the existence of small businesses, and whole industries like travel and hospitality have ground to a halt. Millions of Americans are too financially vulnerable and unstable to participate in the economy that is disproportionately…

7 Steps For Turning Your Anger Into Righteous Indignation

7 Steps For Turning Your Anger Into Righteous Indignation

These days, it’s nearly impossible to read or watch the news without feeling angry, and for good reason. Economic, social, and racial injustice are running rampant in the world. You would have to have a heart made of stone to not feel your temperature rise when reading about police brutality, wealth disparity, and political oppression. Traditionally, anger is seen as…

How Dante’s Divine Comedy Introduces the Higher Self As a Way to Transform Human Nature

How Dante’s Divine Comedy Introduces the Higher Self As a Way to Transform Human Nature

     “Because people suffer, they make other people suffer.”      “Human history can’t change until human nature changes.” – Dante Alighieri These two predictions of the 14th Century Florentine poet Dante are as pertinent today in the Great Unraveling as they ever were.  Without a new response to suffering, the passing on of suffering will go on and on, expressed both toward…

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Practice Meditation

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Practice Meditation

Thirty years ago, openly practicing meditation as a CEO would have given you the reputation of an eccentric, fringe, Steve-Jobs-type leader.  Today, the effectiveness of meditation is a well-accepted truth by the business community at large. Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, meditates daily. Bill Ford, the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, credits meditation with keeping him grounded during…

3 Exercises to Strengthen Your Intuition

3 Exercises to Strengthen Your Intuition

Our bodies tell us about the physical world. Our emotions help us to relate to others. Our minds connect us to the world of ideas. And our intuition helps connect us with our spiritual and creative selves. For some, intuition comes as a sensation—as a sudden wash of uneasiness or peace. For others, it anchors even deeper in the body—as…

Spiritual Teachers Need Boundaries Too

Spiritual Teachers Need Boundaries Too

Being a yogi does not mean tolerating abuse. As practitioners, we aim to open our hearts to others, to have a generous spirit. We aim to be good friends, good parents, children, colleagues, partners.  And it’s those with naturally empathetic spirits and big hearts that are most often drawn to the practice. But, if we’re not careful, our hearts can…

How to Connect With Your Higher Self

How to Connect With Your Higher Self

The concept of the Higher Self is present in some form in almost all spiritual practices, including Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and individualized practices separate from any major world religions. At Higher Self Yoga, we see the Higher Self as an extension of yourself that is part of you and part of the Source—the ultimate higher power, the universal source…