I wrote Sunburned: A Blog Series About Spirituality while doing research for War & Grace, the final installment in my epic fantasy trilogy Daughter of Light. Since the foundation of the story is the evolution of consciousness ...
Foundation: Consciousness is the purpose of the Whole.
In this regard, two fundamental principles exist:
1. A dynamic equilibrium sustains the metaphysical energies between the mortal and enchanted worlds;
2. The Whole forever seeks the conservation of psychic energy, e.g., consciousness.
Within this framework, the purpose of mortal life is to bring the soul’s essence to fulfillment. —Half Faerie, by Heidi Garrett
... considering how our human view of religion and spirituality has evolved over the centuries has helped me finesse the arc of this third and final book in the trilogy.
In the meantime, I've been posting weekly links to meditation (& ecletic) spirituality things around the web ... because I really do believe it is all about evolving our consciousness—and meditation is one of the best ways to do that! I try to keep things fresh and avoid repetitive articles.
Why Should You Meditate?: So you can embark upon your own epic journey & fearless transformation.
Meditation Beats Inflammation: This is a benefit I haven't specifically heard of before, but it totally makes sense to me.
"Inflammation is a common contributor and possible cause underlying all diseases, whether you are talking about heart, liver, kidney problems, obesity, or psychiatric disease,” says Dr. Daniel Lee, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center and School of Medicine. In general, when your mental energy takes too much from your physical energy, it puts your body in a state of deficit, and inflammation in the body occurs.
My exhausting meditation retreat—10 days of Vipassana, silence and spiders: He-he.
Why I'm teaching my 6-year-old to meditate: Really lovely piece. Strength. Power. Comfort.
A History of Spirituality in Santa Fe: This sounds like a totally fascinating read.
Meditating United Passenger accused of turning violent: Umm. When meditation doesn't work.
Pediatrician turns to meditation for kids: And ... when it does.