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What Would Happen If Everyone Truly Believed Everything Is One?

Research suggests a belief in oneness has broad implications for psychological functioning and compassion for those outside of our immediate circle.

Miscellaneous | Religion & Spirituality

Isaiah 11 NASB - Righteous Reign of the Branch - Then a - Bible Gateway

Righteous Reign of the Branch - Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch from his roots will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD

Advice & Self-Help | Dr. Eleanor's Books & Audios

S1E15 Science, Spirituality, and Cosmic Energies

In this episode of Seeking the Light of a Thousand Suns, we have a special guest, Dr. Eleanor Haspel-Portner, who is an expert in energy mapping based on the...

Advice & Self-Help | Dr. Eleanor's Books & Audios

S1E18: Building Your Spiritual Toolbox For Personal Growth

In this episode of "Seeking the Light of a Thousand Suns," host welcomes back Dr. Eleanor Haspel-Portner, a licensed psychologist, hypnotherapist, and spirit...

Miscellaneous | Religion & Spirituality

Importance of Integrating Spiritual, Existential, Religious, and Theological Components in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapie

This Special Communication argues for the integration of spiritual, existential, religious, and theological components within psychedelic-assisted therapy based on the prevalence and importance of relevant experiences in psychedelic-assisted therapy.

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What Is Tikkun Olam? - What does Tikkun Olam mean, who came up with it, and how do I do it? - Chabad.org

Tikkun Olam: In Jewish teachings, any activity that improves the world, bringing it closer to the harmonious state for which it was created.

Psychology | Relationships

Retired Colonel Reads 'How Humankind Came To Be,' Receives Dream of 'Lifeline to Heaven'

After Jim Smith read "How Humankind Came To Be" by Mr. Li Hongzhi, the English translation of which is ...

Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

Battling My Eating Disorder, Day by Day - Dealing with Challenge

I have an eating disorder.The doctors call it anorexia nervosa, but I resent being put in a box with a nice little label.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Spiritual Physics - Jewish Prayer

What do you do with this powerful love and desire for G‑d, awakened during prayer as a result of our challenges?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism: Why Is the Contemporary Prayer Book So Long?

During the days of the First Temple, no formal prayer was needed.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why the Jewish People Await Moshiach - Parshah

There’s a secret reason the Jewish people have always wanted Moshiach, and that reason is very relevant to your life, right here, and right now.

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

Duty or Privilege

Jesus always viewed servanthood as a privilege. He also taught that to His disciples.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

Healing Body and Soul - Daily Dose of Jewish Wisdom

Your body and your soul fuse together as one. Nothing happens in the soul that is not reflected in the body. And nothing happens in the body that doesn’t deeply affect the soul

Miscellaneous | Chabad

11 Russian Chassidic Songs That Uplift the Soul and Enliven the Spirit - Jewish History

Russian, Belarussian, and Ukrainian peasants
were a source for beloved songs, sometimes with Hebrew or Yiddish added.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism: Darkness is a lie. There is only light.

Darkness lurks ubiquitously, mockingly, as though it is the sober truth—that all is empty, for there is no meaning.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Discovering a Personal G-d on My Trip to the Ohel - The Ohel

I had decided to visit the Ohel, the Rebbe’s gravesite in Queens, N.Y., a place I hadn’t been in more than 16 years and a place I actually thought I wouldn’t ever be again.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism: Perseverance Vs. Perfection - Vayigash

The Joseph-Judah relationship and the points at which their paths converge continue throughout history. From the sale of Joseph onward, Judah and Joseph constantly interact with each other, and their relationship continues in various forms. Here, in Parsh

Miscellaneous | Chanukah

Chanukah: The Eternal Light - Daily Dose of Wisdom

The flames of the Temple Menorah have been dark for many centuries, but the flames of the Chanukah menorah can never be extinguished.

Psychology | Psychology

Unconscious learning underlies belief in God, study suggests -- ScienceDaily

Individuals who can unconsciously predict complex patterns, an ability called implicit pattern learning, are likely to hold stronger beliefs that there is a god who creates patterns of events in the universe, according to neuroscientists.

Miscellaneous | Chanukah

Chanukah: How Is It Possible that Enlightened Reasoning Could Bring to Spiteful Bigotry?

This is the light of God’s wisdom. It’s not there for our use that we can manipulate it and modify it to fit our needs and desires. If we’re able to figure a little bit of it out, well, that’s pretty amazing. But if we can’t, that doesn’t change its truth

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Contemporary Voices: Do You Really Think G-d Speaks to Us?

“How can I know what
G‑d wants me to do?” a woman once asked the Rebbe.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why Do Some Letters in the Torah Have ‘Crowns’?

Many of the letters are topped by
small spikes, called tagin or ketarim. Here is why.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

On the Essence of Shabbat Shuvah - High Holidays

There is an essential problem in the combination of Shabbat and teshuvah.

News | News

UNPACKED - Is There a Connection Between Spirituality and Good Mental Health?

UNPACKED – Is There a Connection Between Spirituality and Good Mental Health? There’s increasing evidence that people who are “spiritual” have fewer symptoms of depression, lower incidence of suicide, and less severe alcohol or substance use.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

‘Spiritual Education’ Details the Rebbe’s Transformational Educational Philosophy

The 11th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, corresponding this year to Sunday, April 5, marks the birth of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

Jewish Wisdom: Religious? Not Me!

When I hear the word "religion," I instinctively cringe. My stomach turns. My hands become clammy. My throat dry. On occasion, I have been known to break out in hives. This tends to confuse people who know me as a Torah observant Jewish woman...

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism: Are You Really Planning to Bring Back those Animal Sacrifices?

I can see the experiential quality of it all: an ancient temple with heavenly music and mystical song; priests in flowing robes deep in meditation; mesmerizing, choreographed ritual. But why the barbecue?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Judaism: The Truth about Moshiach - Moshiach 101

Why is Moshiach so integral to the Jewish belief system? It would certainly be nice to see an end to global suffering, but that is a universal ideal. Why is that a principle of the Jewish faith?

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

6 Steps to Improving Your Relationship With Your Spouse - Love & Judaism

We have the ability to perceive any person and any situation in a positive way, if we choose to do so.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

25 Shabbat Facts Every Jew Should Know

Every week, for the 25 hours beginning just before sundown on Friday until after night has fallen on Saturday night, Jewish people celebrate Shabbat, a period of rest and spiritual rejuvenation.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How (Not) to Fight Evil - Chapter 14 of Positivity Bias

How often do we wish we could be kinder and more loving? Who hasn’t wished that they could curb their impulses to satisfy momentary needs? Who doesn’t want their good deeds to outshine their selfish ones?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Flying Rocks, Palm Fronds, And The Soul Of Sukkot

It’s 2019 and here we are, educated people, carrying around palm fronds and a citron while the rest of the world is busy being productive. What’s with the Jews and their stubborn insistence on living in a world of superstitions and anachronisms?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

7 Paradoxes About the Sukkah That Help Us Break Through Illusions

We depend on our touchstones: psychological security, a stable income, protection from crime. Clothing, food, warm shelter

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How Does Yom Kippur Work? - DIY Soul Repair - High Holidays

Only you can fix yourself. What does a particular day of the year have to offer?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

9 Rosh Hashanah Myths and Misconceptions - High Holidays

Get ready to reexamine everything you ever assumed you knew about Rosh Hashanah

Miscellaneous | Religion & Spirituality

Alveda C. King: What's the answer to racism? America should return to God | Fox News

There is a strange phenomenon is play nowadays, where the Trump Derangement Syndrome and the Deplorables are at each other throats.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Who Is a Good Jew? - Wisdom & Teachings

What are people made of? What really lies beneath the surface of the masks we wear and present to the world? Are we selfish animals at heart motivated by base desires, or are we aspiring souls seeking deeper meaning and connection with others?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn’s Soviet Photo; or, Seeing the Rebbe Once He’s Gone - Chabad-Lubavitch News

A search for the story behind the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe’s lone Soviet portrait yields not one, but two photos

Miscellaneous | Religion & Spirituality

Brain Surgeon Recalls His Near-Death Experience, Says He’s Been to a Heavenly Kingdom

Out-of-body experiences, or near-death experiences (NDEs), are not uncommon. Whilst such supernormal accounts are countless, science is yet ...

News | Jewish Community

Podcast: Dovid Margolin on the Rebbe’s Campaign for a Moment of Silence

How something as simple as a brief moment of reflection for schoolchildren could influence hearts and minds for the better.

Miscellaneous | Religion & Spirituality

A resurrection in faith-based films - CBS News

Long out of favor in Hollywood, faith-based movies, like "Breakthrough," are back on screen, with big-name talent, larger budgets, and box-office success

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Is It All About Getting Spiritually High? - Parsha Perks

Our natural human desire to get close to God sometimes leads us to pursue methods of religious ecstasy. Yet our human desire to be close to God may well be at odds with God’s divine desire to be close to us.

Miscellaneous | Religion & Spirituality

The Many Reasons to Be Thankful | National Review

We face challenges both domestically and internationally. But the reality is that things are pretty good and getting better all the time.

Advice & Self-Help | Products with Integrity

The Rhythm and Energy of My Paintings

My paintings have a life of their own and creating them has been a dialogue with an expanded part of myself— as in a dance or puzzle which unfolds before me.

News | Interesting Links

Virgin Mary statue appears to 'weep' olive oil that smells like roses

The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces is investigating a Virgin Mary statue that appears to be weeping in a Las Cruces, New Mexico, church.

Health & Fitness | Health

Training Physicians as Healers, July 18 - AMA Journal of Ethics

George Washington University has taken the lead in preparing trainees to meet patients’ spiritual needs by integrating spirituality into its curriculum.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Religious Experience Has Fascinating Effect On The Brain

Brains scans during religious experience reveal the effects of intense divine feelings.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

“Tell Them It’s Never Too Late”

The rabbinical students hesitated before knocking. The name on the doorbell read David O’Malley-Keyes. Not a very Jewish sounding name. But you never know.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Why are dreams such potent vehicles for the supernatural?

The world’s great religions and spiritual journeys emerged from dreams and visions. Neurochemistry tells us how

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Raising the World’s Vibration | Spirituality & Health Magazine

As the world seems to be getting crazier by the moment, we need to amp up our personal practices of peacefulness, love, compassion, understanding and responsibility.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

If Judaism Is Spiritual, Why All the Rules? - On Freedom By Choice - Questions & Answers

More than Torah is about keeping rules, it’s about breaking them. Torah is about transcending the rules of the universe and creating freedom.

Psychology | Relationships

Connect With Spiritual Friends: Here's How

I knew I needed to make some new friends who shared my love for everything wellness and woo-woo, but I didn't know where to find these hip, heart-centered, crystal-loving ladies. Turns out, they're everywhere. You just have to know where to look. If you��

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

31 Yoga Photos by Robert Sturman to Inspire Transcendence

As you meet your true Self, you will begin to transcend attitudes, reactions, and ways of being you were previously accustomed to. Open up to the true you.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Reiki goes mainstream: Spiritual touch practice now commonplace in hospitals - The Washington Post

Sandra Delgado wasn’t held much as a child growing up in a stern, Catholic, Mexican-immigrant home in the San Fernando Valley.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

What a Shaman See’s In a Mental Hospital | Spirit Science

The Shamanic View of Mental Illness In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disor

Health & Fitness | Spiritual Development

How moms set children's spiritual compass and why it matters - Religion News Service

Mothers are best at conveying "the spiritual life is as real as the earth under our feet: We stand on it and we count on it,” a psychologist says.