During the months of September or October (depending on the Hindu calendar), Durga Puja, worship of a manifestation of the Divine Mother (“Ma” or “Devi”), is the one of the grandest Hindu festivals in West Bengal, India. New clothes, sweets,
Menopause refers to the process of cessation of menstrual periods in women, marking the end of the reproductive years. What does post menopause mean? Dr. Traci C. Johnson (2022) defines post menopause as a time in a woman’s life after
The pairing of God and menopause hearkens back to the famous, bestselling book, “Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret” by Judy Blume, where Blume explores tween related issues through the character of Margaret. Margaret is faced with menstruation (e.g.
Forgiveness has a lot to do with freedom from painful emotional states which allows us to live and love well. Recent research studies in psychology have found the beneficial effects of forgiveness on emotional and physical health. The concept of
I am very honored and excited to present my interview with Mr. Jason Stephenson. I discovered his powerful and soothing sleep meditations in 2020 when I was struggling to sleep some nights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Zara Abrams (2021)
There is agape love in the world. People doing heroic things and saving other people’s lives with no personal gains. I have an unique story of agape love that saved my father’s life. My family and I celebrated Ramananda (Ram)
I recently read Dr. Michael F. Kuhn’s brilliant book, “Finding Hagar: God’s Pursuit of a Runaway”. Dr. Kuhn has lived for about 25 years in different parts of the Middle East (Egypt, Lebanon) and North Africa. He is a professor,
I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Dr. Sherry Ruth Anderson on the themes of women’s spirituality and aging based on her two books. Sherry and Patricia Hopkins (1991) published “The Feminine Face of God: The Unfolding of the
Tibetan prayer flags represent prayers sent to heaven. Tibetan prayer flags often have the image of the Tibetan mythical creature, wind horse, or Lang-Ta, who carries prayers with the speed of the wind and strength of a galloping horse.
Different religious and spiritual traditions include songs and music in the worship of the Divine Source or God. Music and songs are powerful parts of worshipping the Divine One. Music and songs of worship can be powerful in strengthening one’s