To Know One’s Self is to Love

To Know One’s Self is to Love

Personal Development, Spirituality
By Steve Clayton One of the most frequent comments I have heard since my last couple of articles is that the notion of loving one’s self is grand, but how does one go about achieving that? I hear it said that positive affirmations, or making lists of one’s strong points, are good, but their effects do not seem to last. Or people tell me they begin with the best of intentions but said intentions often fizzle out more quickly than they would like to admit. I understand from where these questions and feelings arise as, at various times in my life, I hopped on and off different ‘self improvement trains’ without noticing any great changes within myself. Then, quite recently, I had a “Eureka!” moment where everything came together for me.…
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With All Our Hearts

With All Our Hearts

Personal Development, Spirituality
By Steve Clayton Picking up where last month’s article, A Change of Heart, left off, the first and most important change a person can make is to love him or herself. This may sound trite, tired or tedious, but I cannot stress the importance of learning to love one’s self. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with judgments; how we look, where we live, what type of job we have, what kind of car we drive. The list of judgments is endless and, in the vast majority of cases, we are left feeling that we don’t quite measure up, that we are somehow lacking. More often than not we are made to feel that the reason we do not measure up is due to something wrong…
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You Are a Good Person!

You Are a Good Person!

Healing, Personal Development
By Steve Clayton How often have we heard the phrases ‘Life is the greatest gift of all’ or ‘if you do not have your health you do not have anything’? Unfortunately, there is something in the human psyche that allows us to dismiss these phrases with little or no consideration. They are just pleasant platitudes to be ignored as each of us tries to carve out our corner of existence. Once we are a success then we will have time for such leisurely thinking. Therein lays the rub, for what is the definition of success? Ask one hundred people and you will probably get close to one hundred different answers. Many measure success on monetary and/or material criteria; criteria that omit the ‘human element’ of existence in the never ending…
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A Personal Valentine

A Personal Valentine

Personal Development, Spirituality
By Steve Clayton Here we are in the middle of February and, although winter has yet to relinquish its hold upon us, it is comforting to know spring is roughly five weeks away. Before I launch into my diatribe I would like to take a moment to say thanks to everyone who has signed up for our newsletter and for all the positive responses we are receiving via e-mail or in person. For those persons I have not responded to, I apologize and will do better in the future. Kim gave me a deck of Toltec Wisdom cards based on the book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. This is an incredible read and I highly recommend it to anyone who is on a spiritual journey or who is interested…
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The Power to Manifest Your Dreams

The Power to Manifest Your Dreams

Angels, Manifestation, Spirituality
By Kim Hutchinson The angels want you to know that you are a very powerful being. Do not be afraid of your power! God has given you the amazing ability to manifest your desires. In order to turn your dreams into reality you just need to ask the angels for assistance and then listen to your intuition. You receive daily guidance from your angels. They are always with you, helping you to experience the best life possible. When you don't listen to their guidance, as is your right, you often end up making poor choices which lead you down dead-end paths. That's when life feels challenging and you experience stress and even depression. Conversely, when you listen to your intuition, things come to you more readily and easily. This is…
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