7 Spiritual Disciplines for Life

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Pastor Chris Noland

We all struggle with various things in our lives. However, there is one struggle that we all have in common and that is the struggle with ourselves. We find it very difficult to discipline ourselves and to be fully committed. We struggle with the day to day motions of life. We get frustrated, complacent, dissatisfied, lazy, and even bored. However, there is something to be said about methodically going through life, living in obedience to God’s Word. There are certain disciplines that all believers should have in their life. We may not always feel like practicing these things, however, our spiritual condition depends upon it. Sometimes, the greatest spiritual growth occurs when we force ourselves to be faithful in the little things even when we don’t feel like it. I’d like to share with you seven spiritual disciplines that is a must for the life of every believer. These disciplines…

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Meditation

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Today I will speak about the benefits of Meditation, my struggles with meditation and the importance of finding a peaceful area in your home for this practice.

Meditation opens the door to our soul’s infinite peace and helps us see our true potential. Inside each of us lies something greater and peaceful than we can ever imagine. Since ancient eras, there have been beings who have learned the wonderful art of meditation and helped others find the way to enlightenment, also called Self-realization or God-realization. Meditation is a passage of self-discovery. By relaxing and quieting your mind, we can go deep within and discover who we truly are. When we discover who we truly are, we find peace, happiness and learn how to solve daily issues effectively.

Why should we meditate?

We meditate because we live in a world that is constantly ON.  Whether we are tending to our children…

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Vibrations of Mind

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The Practice of Living Awareness

ideas_zkZyBkD_The experiences of each day are vibration. We are pulsing with vibrations. Our words, thoughts, feelings, and actions are vibrations. Yes, I will be teaching a new online course tonight focused on just this – but Step 9 of Mind also is about vibration. The three qualities or states of mind (contracting, expanding, and spacious) are the three qualities that we will discover vibrating through us all through the day.

This meditation is abides in the space of Awareness after using the instructions (contracting through asana and expanding through altitude).

Downloadable podcast: Vibration

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How To Meditate When You Can’t Focus

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Living Boho

Meditation is amazing for your mental health; it helps you let go of stress, find inner peace, and escape the troubles of the world. But what happens when you simply cannot let go? Things keep bubbling up that interrupt your progress; that faux pas when you met the in-laws, the time you called your teacher “mom”, or, (gulp) that haircut you did yourself that you thought looked soo cool… It didn’t.

Luckily, there’s still hope.

How to MeditateHere’s a list of tips and tricks I use when I simply cannot let go of the stresses of the world. These tricks work for me very well, but everyone is different. If one of these works for you, fantastic! If not, don’t worry; you’ll find your way with some tweaks to these or a whole new method. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

Make a “Worry List”… And Burn It!

Before you even start meditating…

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Hemp oil to treat pets on the rise

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DENVER — Hemp is one of the world’s least understood plants. But, as more and more humans are benefitting from THC in cannabis, so too are pet owners.

Jessica La Rue made THC infused treats for people in hospice care, when she saw how well the treats handled pain for those patients, she decided to see if small doses of hemp oil could help her own dog who was suffering from as she put it, “rickety hips”.

“All of my dogs over the years have not been healed, but their pain and suffering was eased by use of the oil in doggie treats,” said La Rue.

In Denver, Murphy’s Dog Treats were a big hit at the High Times Cannabis Cup, and if you want to order infused bones on line, Canna Companions is a good company to order from.

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Medical Marijuana Bill Advances Again In Pennsylvania Senate

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By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania has cleared a key Senate committee — and the sponsor says he’s upbeat about getting a bill to the governor in the coming months.

A medical marijuana bill passed the full Senate but failed to get through the House in the last two-year session of the legislature. A new bill has passed the Senate State Government Committee, chaired by Lebanon County Republican Mike Folmer, who is also the sponsor of the medical marijuana bill. As he works to address concerns of members of the House, Folmer says he believes a bill can get to the governor’s desk before lawmakers begin their scheduled summer recess.

“I really do. I know I’m being optimistic,” he says. “I get that. But I really do, because I believe there are good people over there.”

Folmer believes communication and education…

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Cannabis consumers show greater susceptibility to false memories — ScienceDaily

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Cannabis consumers show greater susceptibility to false memories — ScienceDaily.

There could be something to this.  I am aware of false temporal awareness in memories whereby people think something happened a week ago, when it was 3 months ago, for example.  But, if this effect on one’s memory is common, it certainly isn’t remarkably so, nor it is disabling– a bit of a nuisance, perhaps.  But, it is noteworthy and one should be aware of this potential.  The good news is, anecdotally, that these effects fade with abstinence.

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