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Emma~Deva ♥ Practical Spirituality
Hello Everyone,

Thank you so much to everyone who has given me feedback on what they do -- and don't! -- find valuable; I love hearing from my readers. It looks like you enjoy the content but want a little bit less of it - so instead of 11 - here are 7 things I thought were worth sharing with you this week:

  1. When Denny Dyke retired and moved from southern California to the Oregon coast, he began spending time walking and meditating on the beach. He started to draw in the sand as he walked along, and then he to design beautiful labyrinths that are eventually washed away by the tides -- but until they're gone, many people now walk with him. A great piece with lovely photos from Mary Jo Dilonardo.

  2. Developing relationships and developing boundaries are skills that go together, hand in glove, as much with our spiritual teachers and guides as with our physical friends, family, and colleagues.

  3. "Well, I think people want to be free—I think people want relief. And I think that religion’s failure is that they’re not talking to people about how to be free. They used to. They’re supposed to. So people want relief from suffering. They want relief from a lack of coherent understanding of the meaning of life. “What am I here for? What am I supposed to be doing? Why is this happening in this way and what do I do about it?” And what we’ve been doing is selling them prayer books, and manuals, and things like that, rather than saying, “You have a divine right to be free and let’s work on that.” A fabulous interview in Emergence Magazine with Buddhist teacher angel Kyodo williams

  4. I wrote about the Strength cardStrength can, of course, mean physical strength; however, we are looking for spiritual resiliency, the capacity to not just withstand the pressures and obstacles in our lives, but to discover ways through the very real challenges of human existence and to flourish despite them.

  5. While we already knew this, science is catching up now on discovering that hiking can actually change your brain for the better. This piece discusses a few of the recent discoveries.

  6. Books I'm reading this week!
    • Horsepower & Medicine, a short story follow up to Charles De Lint's Wind in His Heart
    • A Conspiracy of Stars, a well written and engaging YA novel from Olivia Cole who wrote Panther in the Hive and Rooster's Garden. I can't wait until she has the final book out in that trilogy.
    • Diary of a Psychic by Sonia Choquette about her experiences as a young person learning about her psychic skills.
    • A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe by Michael Schneider on sacred geometry.
    • The Creation of Health by Caroline Myss

  7. On Sunday, I began writing an ongoing series on How to Develop your Psychic Skills and that was my most popular post of the week. If there are a particular skills you're interested in learning, leave me a message in the comment section of the blog.
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