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Beyond the Reading: Love or Money

Today's reading, brings up an interesting, yet not all that novel situation. We see two people in a committed relationship, but one of them is focused on one thing more than the actual relationship - monetary wealth. From the outside looking in, this type of situation can elicit different reactions - from "if that's the… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Love or Money

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Beyond the Reading: Finding Balance

In today's reading, we were asked to appreciate the small moments and acknowledge that change is inevitable. By releasing what we know we need to let go of, we have an opportunity to start over. This involves releasing the things that aren't working for us anymore, the situations that hurt us or impacted our well-being… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Finding Balance

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Beyond the Reading: Believing in Fate

Today's reading tells us to essentially trust in the process because what's happening is fated and important. These are comforting words especially for those of us that believe in fate, but what if we don't? What if we aren't sure that fate or destiny or a higher power has any impact on the choices we… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Believing in Fate

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Beyond the Reading: Finding Peace

While the topic of today's reading is a simple one, achieving a state of 'peace' can be elusive for so many of us. When we hear the word peace we think of a calmness that overcomes, a stillness that slows down our anxiety and stress. Puff (2017) believes the key to reaching this state of… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Finding Peace

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Beyond the Reading: Breaking a Cycle

Today's reading encourages us to recognize when we are in a cycle. While it may seem obvious to other people when we exhibit a pattern of reacting to people, places, and things in a certain way, we may not recognize it in ourselves. While breaking the cycle is hard, realizing that we are in one,… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Breaking a Cycle

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Beyond the Reading: A Push for Authentic Pride

Today's reading outlined a path towards joy. We were told to embrace pride, to acknowledge our accomplishments now, so that we will have the endurance, the mettle, to keep going later. But can pride be a good thing? Apparently, pride is a little more multifaceted than being just the first of seven deadly sins. Proper… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: A Push for Authentic Pride

The Pendulum Series

The Pendulum Series: Finding Your Match

When it comes to choosing the right pendulum, having options can feel overwhelming. Pendulums come in many different materials as well as slight variations in shape and weight. The traditional triangular shape that we see in stores and online is just one of several options. Ground Gaia highlights the different shapes from chambered to spiral… Continue reading The Pendulum Series: Finding Your Match

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Beyond the Reading: Surviving Change

What is it about change that stresses us out? We want to feel excited and happy, looking forward to something different and new. But, every time we are faced with a big change, we freeze, we start planning out everything wrong that can happen, just in case. We've spent years pushing ourselves towards change -… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Surviving Change

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Beyond the Reading: Difficult People

Whether we work with them or are related to them (or we are them?...gasp), we've all experienced that difficult person. We're talking about the one that makes our eyes roll, the one that makes us keep quiet and cross our fingers. They come around and we brace ourselves for the onslaught of negativity and ego.… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Difficult People

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Beyond the Reading: Choosing to Forgive

Today's reading encourages us to use self-reflection in aiding us to forgive and let go, so that we can be excited about things in our life again. Forgiveness is encouraged, taught, regaled, and mentioned frequently throughout our lives. We are taught about forgiveness at a young age to the point where some people expect it.… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Choosing to Forgive