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Donna Juzva, BellaOnline's Astrology Editor
Learn about one of the oldest forms of astrology practiced in the Western Hemisphere.
|Fate and Predestination in the Bahá'í Faith|
Cheryll Schuette, BellaOnline's Baha'i Editor
What does the Bahá'í Faith say about the perennial questions of Fate and predestination, and how does free will play any part in the Plan they firmly believe exists for creation?
|Whispers of His Power Book Review|
Preena Deepak, BellaOnline's Bible Basics Editor
Whispers of His Power is a book of daily devotions written by Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur. This review tells why this book makes a valuable addition to a believer’s quiet moments with God.
|Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta - The 3 Marks of Existence|
Lisa Erickson, BellaOnline's Buddhism Editor
The Buddha taught that there are three characteristics of everything we experience in our world - impermanence, suffering or dissatisfaction, and 'no-self'. Deeply contemplating the nature of these is the foundation for wisdom, which is itself a foundation for enlightenment.
|Abortion Facts & Prayer for the End of Abortion|
Melissa Knoblett-Aman, BellaOnline's Catholicism Editor
January 22, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and legalized abortion in the United States. Here are some abortion statistics and a prayer for the end of abortion.
|Frustrated With Your Gift?|
Karen Elleise, BellaOnline's Clairvoyance Editor
Frustrated by your gift? Do dreams, visions and feelings send you flying out the door trying to escape them? Understanding why you are the way you are and where the information comes from may help!
|Miscarriage Dream Symbol|
Lori Phillips, BellaOnline's Dreams Editor
Just as pregnancy dreams aren't necessarily about being pregnant with a fetus, miscarriage as a dream symbol is not about the cessation of a waking life pregnancy. But it is about a loss of some kind.
|Devils Tower and The Pleiades|
Phyllis Doyle Burns, BellaOnline's Folklore and Mythology Editor
Looking Southeast in the early morning hours I saw them. The Seven Sisters, sitting peacefully together, safe from danger. They have become a beautiful star cluster and celestial ancestors.
|Worship in the Home|
Sangeetha Ekambaram, BellaOnline's Hinduism Editor
Hindu worship is centered in the home. Read more about home altars and how they exemplify the fact that Hinduism is a part of everyday life.
|Shabbat - A Woman of Valor|
Lisa Pinkus, BellaOnline's Judaism Editor
Each Friday night, a woman is recognized for all that she does through the singing of Eshet Chayil, A Woman of Valor.
|What is Faith?|
C.S. Bezas, BellaOnline's LDS Editor
In a world that sometimes feels topsy-turvey, just what is faith?
|Charity and Being Charitable Meditation|
Susan Helene Kramer, BellaOnline's Meditation Editor
A charitable attitude can be nurtured by seeing the best in others’ motives and deeds - even when the consensus is against them.
|Angelic Crystal Cards by Hazel Raven – a Review|
Lauren D´Silva, BellaOnline's New Age Editor
The Angelic Crystal cards bring together guidance and wisdom from the Crystal Kingdom and the Angelic realms. You can use them to draw a card as a daily focus or to help with healing a specific issue.
|The Art of Tracking|
Ian Edwards, BellaOnline's Pagan Editor
Learn the art of tracking to enable you to read the environment like a book.
|The Story behind “The Conjuring”|
Deena Budd, BellaOnline's Paranormal Editor
I must admit I was quite excited when I saw the trailer for the upcoming movie “The Conjuring.” I actually screamed so loud at one point that my dog started barking. I was afraid to go down the steps into the basement the entire night…and that was just from a short trailer. I’m never like that. It t
|The Value of Intention|
Sascha Norris, BellaOnline's Philosophy Editor
How quickly do you find yourself judging another person's character by his or her actions? How often do you judge yourself this way? In my article, I examine the reasons why the intentions behind actions are oftentimes of more significance and relevance than the actions themselves.
|Unlocking the Spirit with Dance|
Debbie Grejdus, BellaOnline's Spirituality Editor
Music and dance is a way to connect with and unleash the spirit within each and every one of us.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
Spiritual Memoirs of a Catholic Priest, By Edward L. Beck. Each chapter contains a scripture passage and personal tales revealing God’s presence in everyday life. Fr. Beck is a member of the Passionist community and travels throughout the country preaching and organizing retreats. I highly recommend this wonderful book and have personally attended several of Fr. Beck’s inspiring parish missions.
The Power of a Praying Wife
The Power of a Praying wife is crafted out of Stormie Omartian’s experiences and the never failing word of God. A must have book for every wife who desires to build her home, the power tools suggested in the book are entirely out of the Bible. I use these prayers to pray meaningfully for my husband and I see God at work in my marriage. Grab your copy and unleash the Power of God in your life!
A Guide to Zen: Lessons From a Modern Master
A Guide to Zen: Lessons from a Modern Master by Katsuki Sekida is a contemporary classic that lays out the foundation for zazen, Zen sitting meditation, as well as commentary on the artistic masterpiece and spiritual parable ´In Search of the Missing Ox.´