In this enlightening book, internationally renowned psychic, coach and author Elsabe Smit breaks down some key concepts of spiritual development into short, highly accessible articles, and provides ways in which the reader can achieve spiritual growth.
Inspired by a lifetime of facing sometimes seemingly insurmountable challenges, Elsabe examines the subtle nuances that influence our lives, and explores these age-old questions: Why are we born? How can we get closer to enlightenment? Is there life after death?
Don't blame God for what goes wrong. Find the wisdom in the experience and move on.
You will not forgive them as long as the focus is on them rather than on you.
This two-day festival celebrates the day on which God gave the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than 3300 years ago.
The word Shavuot means
Theophany means "appearance/showing of God" and refers to the appearance of a deity to a human, or a divine disclosure.
This term has been used to refer to appearances of the gods in the ancient Greek and Near Eastern religions. However, for Christians Theophany refers to the visible appearances of God in the Old Testament.
The Armenian Church maintains
The Catholic Church in England and Wales moves this festival to the nearest Sunday if it falls on a Saturday or Monday.
Epiphany (Greek for "to manifest" or "to show"), is a Christian feast day which celebrates the revelation of God in human form as Jesus Christ. In the East, where the celebration originated,
I have recently discovered meditation and have been meditating for twenty minutes daily for the past two months. I have already experienced some wonderful benefits, for example an increase in my confidence and realizing that I was going to do something wrong before I did it.
I have tried very hard to reach the deep meditative stage where I can directly connect with God and get answers to my questions. At the moment I am going through a lot of changes in terms of my career, and I am really worried about making wrong decisions. I feel that no matter how hard I try to connect to God to get help with these decisions, He is just not there.
What is the process for connecting to God? I am worried that I have selected the wrong career and want God's opinion before it is too late.
I think of myself as a kind, decent person from a good family. I was brought up to believe in a God of love and was involved with the church when I was a kid. My mother is a devout Christian and a beautiful person.
I know many people whom, in my opinion, don't care about God or religion but they seem to have their own way and get whatever they want. It seems that these people have such an easy life.
About ten years ago this so-called loving God took great pleasure in ripping my family to pieces. My father contracted a chronic illness which left him an angry, nasty man needing constant care.
My mother became his full-time nurse against her will and had to give up all her freedom. My dad aims all his frustration at me, and my brother tries in vain to be a peace-maker.
As if that was not enough, God then decided
I often wonder about religion, faith and tolerance.
This time my questions were triggered by an item about a postcard advert for a non-emergency phone number for the police. The postcard featured
Why is it that we get so involved in our own lives that we lose focus on the bigger picture? Yes, we should be involved in our own lives, because they are our lives.
But at the same time we are actors on a stage called life. We have the option of simply