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Why “I’ll pray about that,” “sending prayers,” or “love and prayers;” is shit; and how God feels about it! An “open letter” showed up on my Facebook feed a couple days ago. Since that moment, much has been upon my soul.  It was from a very well-known individual within the Charismatic prayer movement.  Promising that…

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This morning I was doing my practice. I was standing on my mat. I was watching the sunrise. "THIS IS ME," from The Greatest Showman came on the playlist. I began to weep. The journey getting here, to this place, has been a straight up climb. Moments have caused a pause upon my soul. This…

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A time when you have felt radiant and strong in your body? A time when you enjoyed being in your body? A time where pleasure and depth of experience and sensation was a good thing being felt in your body? Working with so many vast populations who experience such opposite realities, I was thoroughly taken…

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Would you ever consider purchasing a house without seeing it first? Or having not seen it, would you ever forego an inspection? Whose opinion would it take for you to make such a decision? While I have rented a home sight unseen, I couldn't imagine doing so without seeing pictures of the place. I wouldn't…

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I'm holding space for you. I'm holding space. Are phrases that you've heard out there in the spiritual arena, that have you scratching your head and wondering what do they mean about that one? My heart at Living Mangaliso is to bring all of those words and "catch" phrases to life for whosoever. This one…

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Posted by & filed under Healing, Personal Development, Spiritual Direction, Trauma Informed Yoga.

What attachment makes you happy?   PAUSE   Truly think about it. What thought? What sensation? What memory? What person? What event? Has you feeling more alive, has you grateful for your existence? What connection helps you feel grounded?   PAUSE   What if that sensation went away? What if you could no longer find it? What…

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The reality of the day was pummeling. We all know them. Those days where the thoughts outnumber the stars and none of them are good. When they feel like the waves that crash in, breaking through the barriers. Perhaps not the best analogy being so close to the most recent hurricanes. Yet, perhaps the best…

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Perhaps the most effective way to step into an utterance is to begin with the telling of story.  I was a girl. I was hungry. I had felt contemplative and mystical realities surround me. If there was anything consistent about my existence. It was that. The essence of other. The drawing me into beauty. The…

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