15 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from Joan of Arc — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

St. Joan of Arc proved that unimaginable things that can be achieved through us when we surrender our will to the will of the God within. A simple peasant girl living in medieval France, Joan of Arc led France to victory in its long-running war with England and helped Charles VII be crowned as the rightful king of France.  At the age of only 19, she who had saved France from the hand of its enemies and delivered its people…

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Prayer Exercise: Where Can We Find Faith In Media? – Spiritual Article

Media’s place in our lives goes beyond the “Star Wars” prayer we tried a few months ago. In our ever-connected culture, we spend a lot of time consuming various media. Since it has so much influence, even in daily conversation, we ought to take some time to intentionally analyze what we watch rather than merely consume it.  We can find meaning in the stories from popular culture. Sometimes we even feel the Spirit of God move in and among us…

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Reflection Prayer: The Traditional Ignatian Examen – Spiritual Article

One prayer exercise to get in touch with our inner senses is called The Examen. The motto in Ignatian spirituality is to “find God in all things.” We do that by examining our life. As our lives unfold with each choice, our reactions to unexpected challenges, and our search for stability in the midst of change, we get glimpses of God’s loving guidance, companionship, and support. It’s as if Jesus says, “We have eyes to see.” We develop these special…

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Breath Prayer: An Excerpt From ’50 Ways To Pray’ – Spiritual Article

It is easy in our busy lives to begin to think that we “have” bodies rather than that we “are” bodies. All of our experience of God is filtered through some aspect of our bodies — usually involving our mind at some point. It makes perfect sense, then, to acknowledge and intentionally include our bodies in prayer. That includes breath. In Jewish and Christian thought, breath is closely related to Spirit. The Hebrew word ruach means breath, spirit and wind,…

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Occult Meaning of Jupiter – This Planet in Ancient and Occult Writings – Self Improvement Article

In this post I have gathered important occult and astrological writings about Jupiter for easier personal reference and hopefully this will be useful for some of my readers as well. You can read about the occult Sun, Moon and Mercury information also.  General occult and astrological information about Jupiter Jupiter is the largest planet placed close to Saturn. He has an azure hue and finishes his course through the zodiac in 14 years, 314 days and 12 hours, according to…

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Another Way To Think About It – Self Improvement Article

A weird thing about God I’ve been thinking about for 16 years is a passage from a John Piper (a famous conservative pastor/theologian/lite misogynist) book where he talks about an elderly couple retiring together to a beach house. The book was given to me in college by someone from his publishing company for free for like, proselytizing reasons. Piper talks about a couple spent their nights taking long walks along the shoreline, collecting the beautiful and unique shells they found…

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