It's easy to forget that we are all perfect in our own design. Sometimes we muck it up with habits and choices that do not serve us. 

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What To Do When Your Dreams Aren’t Manifesting

When your dreams don’t manifest the way you want them to, trust that there is a reason.

We often have these ideas of what our dreams should look like, how they should happen, and when they should manifest.

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10 Life Lessons from Superbowl 51

They say that over 111 million people watched the game. 111 MILLION! That’s a lot of people.

I was one of them as I expect you probably were too. We watch for lots of reasons right? Maybe you…..

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How to Navigate Your Inner GPS to Find Your Purpose in Life

What if I told you that you have your own guidance system within you that can help you get from where you are in life to where you want to go?

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Reduce Suffering and Confusion by Staying Focused

I’VE BEEN THINKING

All eyes are on “La La Land” heading into Oscars season. The film received a stunning 14 nominations, tying it for the all-time record.

“La La Land” is a beautiful, creative and magical movie with an ending that no one I know can agree on. As my friend John said to me the other day, “The end left me confused, but not in a bad way.”

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Where Do You Call Home? A Cosmic Answer

Home is a charged word for everyone, a source of emotion that's intimately associated with feeling safe and loved, of belonging. When asked "Where is home?" people reply with a country or city, perhaps a specific street address. Almost no one says "My home is the universe." But for scientists trying to explain cosmic issues, the fact that the universe is the ultimate home where human life arose poses some huge mysteries. In our book You Are the Universe , we explore these mysteries, but that's really secondary to something more important. We aim to show that the universe exists to be the home of human beings.

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How to Be a Democracy Under Trump

I watched President Trump’s inauguration from an airport TV in Guatemala. I’d just finished leading 22 people on a pilgrimage to live, study and participate in ceremonies with Mayan shamans at sacred sites. For me, it was the first leg of a two-month working-journey. I am still in Latin America, teaching and speaking at a variety of venues. In the days since that inauguration, I, like so many, have felt the horror of the emerging Trump policies.

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How Are You?... Really?

"I'm fine" is a typical response when someone asks how you are. Are you honest with your answer? Are you present with the person asking...or are you on auto pilot? It is okay to be honest, yet be careful not to dwell on the negative.
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This is For Anyone Who’s Lost a Loved One to Suicide

Today is the anniversary or one of my dear friends deaths. It is also the Celebration of his Angelversary in Spirit. I am sharing with you the story I wrote about my experience walking this journey through suicide for my book No Mistakes. I hope it reminds you to always ask for help…. and to stay present.. in the good and hard stuff in life It is all worth being present for. All my love- SDJ

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How to Stop Suffering and Give Up Struggling

Suffering is caused by the story you make up about your reality. What stories are you making up about yourself and your life? What impact are they having?

Life isn’t suffering. Life simply IS. It’s not what happens to you, but how you interpret  what happens to you and what you make it mean that causes you suffering.

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Financial Self Love

Wow, this past month has been intense. Who else is with me? All that no longer serves us must fall away. The old model of doing things must go. It’s time for energetic and financial expansion.

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The Reason You Need to Practice Daily Affirmations

Successful people, from top salespeople and entrepreneurs to bestselling authors and Olympic athletes, have figured out that using willpower to power their success isn’t enough.

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The Sunday Paper: January 22, 2017

I’ve done a lot of thinking this week.

I’ve thought a lot about what President Trump said and what he could have said. I’ve thought a lot about symbolism, about manners, about civility, about tone, about politics, and about democracy.

Most of all, I’ve thought about my country. I’ve thought about where we are and how we got here. I’ve thought a lot about where we are going.

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A Different View on the 2017 Election God’s Handprint

The election did not go like I had hoped it would. That said, I have spent a great deal of time in prayer and contemplation of the outcome and what it could mean for the USA and for me.

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Discover Peru’s Recipe for Natural Healing

What makes a journey to Peru so satisfying? How does a vacation help heal and transform us? Here we look at some of the vital ingredients that make Peru such an important place for sacred travel, healing, and transformation.

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Standing up for the Seastar…and my values

Have you ever not stood up for what you believed in to let someone else save face? We don't need to belittle anyone, but we also don't need to stand by idly and watch something we know is wrong. Sometimes I am afraid to ruffle feathers so I don't speak up. Yet there are polite ways to get a point across...next time I will choose to speak up...in a non-condescending yet informative way.

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Writing Your Soul Self into the World

Every time you write, you are expressing something about yourself, sending a vibration, either a faint, half-hearted one or a full-on, authentic blast of your soul self. Whether it’s an email, a social media post, or an article or book intended for publication, it is filled with your vibes—clear and forthright or vaguely uncertain. In the world of vibration and perceived intent, writing is the same as speaking. We are announcing who we are in the world with every word we utter, out loud or in cyberspace. The question is: How truthful are we when we speak/write? True to ourselves, that is.

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Discover Your Leadership Style and How it Can Help You Grow

By Sage Lavine

Have you ever wondered whose lives you'll change with your unique, powerful, and ever-important message? Have you pictured their faces, and imagined what it will be like to look at them and know, deep in your heart, that you played a role in transforming their lives?

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Staying Optimistic in spite of it all

Whew, what a week. There is so much going on in the world that it often feels hard to keep up and stay optimistic. But staying optimistic and positive is critical, so I'm not going to share what has upset me, but rather what has inspired me from this past week.

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Dog Spelled Backward

Admittedly, I am a cat person. Even though I grew up with a dog companion (Pepper), whom I loved dearly, cats have been closest to me as an adult: Edward for 8 years and Lily for 22. Of course, animals of all kinds touch my heart, and this has become increasingly true as my own awareness has expanded to be able to perceive the intelligence and sensitivity of all living beings on our planet. In my garden, I have sweet and often funny exchanges with birds, bees, butterflies, squirrels, rabbits, and chipmunks. A connection and communication beyond words frequently passes between us.

Since I am a gardener, I am outdoors a lot of the time in the spring, summer, and early fall. As I plant and take care of my flowers in the yard, I often see neighbors walking their dogs. All kinds of dogs: labs, Scotties, pit bulls, schnauzers, pugs, huskies, terriers. Some are intent on their “appointed rounds” through the neighborhood, sniffing every tree and bush and not that interested in the occasional human gardener. Others, however, are absolutely thrilled to encounter another human besides the one at the other end of their leash.

Two dogs in particular come to mind: a small white terrier named Honus and a large black lab named Maggie. One morning, as I was on my hands and knees pulling weeds in the front border, I heard a kind of whining panting sound immediately behind me. I turned, and there was Honus, straining to get to me, at the absolute end of his leash, as his person tried to keep him contained. He was still a bit of a puppy then, waggling all over, his eyes sparkling with excitement and the overriding desire to get close enough to greet me with licks and touches. Who could resist such intensely focused friendliness? I immediately fell in love with Honus. Every single time I’ve seen him after that initial encounter, he has behaved exactly the same: so excited to see me, this human crawling around on the ground at his level. He is always stretching to get to me before I hear him, turn around, and then reach out to pet and talk to him. It’s a huge gift that makes me happy all day.

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Being Present

So many people have the false notion that following your intuition means tuning out the real world. Nothing could be further from the truth. Strange as it may seem, in order to become aware of your sixth sense and higher awareness, you must first become aware of the world around you and what is here and now. My spiritual teacher Dr. Tully taught me that the key to developing intuition, in fact, is to pay attention to the world around us today. He told me that people are confused when they think intuition is tuning into some otherworldly frequency. ""Genuine intuition" he explained, "is founded on accurate observations of the here and now. It is these accurate observations, once turned over to the Higher Self that lead to the most advanced insights.” In other words, you need to be fully aware and present in the moment to activate your vibes.

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30 Simple Ways to Create Balance and Connection

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