Monthly Archives: December 2016

Interbeing and what defines a spiritual experience

What defines a ‘spiritual’ experience?
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on December 27, 2016

It was either an out-of-body experience or an inner-body experience.  I can’t decide.

It happened during an afternoon meditation while I lay on my back.  Blue and purple stones surrounded my head, my holy trinity being blue calcite, kyanite and amethyst.

I dumped mantras long ago.  I couldn’t remember them, and, when I did, I fixated on pronunciation and maintaining a catchy chant.

Instead, I started visualizing color.  I didn’t have to worry about words dragging me back to Planet Thinking.

Something strange happened.  Continue reading

Changing your strategy is not the same as changing who you are

Change your strategy, not you
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on December 20, 2016

Heather Holland of Ruby and Pearls Yoga, Fort Myers, demonstrates Warrior II.

Sometimes, you just can’t get people on board with your plans.

You have big ideas for a business, a campaign, a book, a revolution.

People haven’t joined your bandwagon. Perhaps you are too aggressive, elitist or arrogant.  Maybe they think their ideas are better.  They are jealous or just simply apathetic. It’s your language, your posture, your tone.

No, nothing is wrong with your ideas or plans, but you might want to change your strategy.

Changing your strategy is not the same as changing who you are or what you want to accomplish.  You need to figure out a way to meet people where they are without compromising who you are.

Only you can figure out how to do that.

Make Your Move Meditation   Continue reading