7 Signs the Angels Are Guiding You

An angel is a spiritual being who serves as a messenger of God. Angels deliver messages of wisdom, inspiration and support to each of us at different times in our lives. Often angels communicate by sending signs to guide and encourage us along our paths. These signs may or may not be recognizable to us at the time. Angelic messages are perfectly timed coming to us at just the right moment. The messages can be hints, nudges, provide specific answers, messages of support and encouragement or warnings. The messages are sometimes repetitive and delivered over a period of time. Signs of angelic guidance appear out of the ordinary often with a unique personal meaning. The key to receiving angelic guidance is to notice the signs that are being sent to us so that we can interpret the meaning of each sign for ourselves and apply the angelic guidance to our lives.

There are many different ways that angels may communicate with each of us including visions, dreams, hearing a voice, and through signs. Receiving angelic guidance through signs that have a symbolic significance to the receiver is the most common form of angelic communication. The following are 7 of the most common signs of angelic guidance and what they mean.

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5 Steps for Trusting in God’s Plan During Difficult Times

We all face hardships in life, but we never have to walk through them alone.

When navigating through some of life’s darkest moments often all that we can hold onto is our faith in God. Our faith is what sustains us, what gets us through challenging times when we, ourselves, cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is in those times that through our faith we trust that God must have a plan, that there must be a greater purpose to our suffering. Without that belief, without that faith, we would have nothing to hold onto, nothing to get us through the dark night of the soul.

Faith and trusting in God means believing in God’s divine timing and believing that God has the interest of our greater good at heart, even when we cannot see it in the moment. There is always a reason. It just may not be a reason that we can comprehend with our current level of understanding.

As we move through any struggle however, there are certain steps we can take to align with our faith to support us in navigating the storm as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

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6 Essential Steps to Becoming a Happier Person

If you want true happiness, follow these tips.

Happiness sometimes can seem elusive and yet it is the greatest quest in our life’s journey. We all can use more happiness in our lives. Often life’s lessons can seem to deplete our happiness at times, especially when we are facing challenges. Life is a series of cycles, ups and downs. None of us are “up” all of the time.

That said increasing happiness is a worthy pursuit. Happiness does not mean the absence of negative emotions. Happy people still experience the full spectrum of emotions but the frequency of negative emotions is less and they process those negative emotions differently by finding meaning and an alternate perspective that others many not.

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7 Life Changing Ancient Mantras

A mantra is a word or a phrase that can be repeated over and over again allowing the vibration of the sound and its meaning to sink into our subconscious. The use of mantras goes back to ancient times. Mantras have existed for thousands of years tracing back to the Vedic period in India as well as in Japan, China, and other countries across the world.

Repetitive chanting of a mantra allows the mantra’s vibrations to deeply penetrate the subconscious and bring about transformation. How many times you chant a mantra varies based on tradition. In India, mantras are often chanted 108 times counting the repetitions with the help of mala beads, which have 108 beads on the string. The chanting and the ritual of holding the beads in your hand help in setting intentions and maintaining focus.

Over the centuries miraculous reports of the use of mantra rituals to eliminate disease, obstacles, remedy disasters, neutralize karma and bring blessings and love are plentiful. Many believe that the proper use of mantras can make the impossible possible.

Here are 5 powerful Sanskrit mantras, with their ancient meanings.

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5 Tips for Effectively Managing Temptation

Everyone experiences temptation in life. Commercials, advertisements and marketing campaigns tempt us every day. Temptation is defined as a strong urge or desire to have or do something. Some temptations may be small in the grand scheme of life and others so big that they can be literally life changing if we give in to them. Anything that dangles the carrot of a more pleasurable experience can create the feeling of temptation. No matter the life area: career, finances, relationships, health or lifestyle, there will be temptations from time to time.
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Managing Mind and Body through Meditation

Ways to Manage Your Symptoms

Scientific studies show that meditation restructures the brain providing many neurological benefits. These exciting benefits can be seen in a few short weeks and can have a dramatic impact in your life. For people with challenging symptoms of illness or aging, the benefits of meditation can negate or lessen the need for medication and make the symptoms more manageable. Documented physical changes in the brain include: changes in the volume of grey matter; regulation of emotions and cognitive ability; decreased activity in parts of the brain that increase anxiety and cause our thoughts to wander; enhanced synapses or connections within the brain. These enhanced synapses improve memory, spatial reasoning, problem solving and the ability to juggle multiple tasks. The changes in the brain improve overall function and how you respond to stimuli. Through meditation we can train our brain to better manage symptoms of illness and aging. Here are 6 areas where meditation techniques are proven to improve the quality of your life. http://www.beliefnet.com/Wellness/Meditation/Managing-Mind-and-Body-through-Meditation.aspx

Developing the Habit of Honesty

No matter what, developing a habit of honesty is important for us to grow. Honesty is one of the great virtues. Living an honest life often takes effort. Honesty is not only demonstrated by our words, honesty is all so exemplified in our thoughts and actions. Not only must we not lie to others with our words, but we also must be honest in our actions by doing what we say we are going to do. With the many demands on our time, the desire to please others it is easy to say yes when we should have said no. To agree to things, we do not truly agree with. Making sure that our words, actions and thoughts are aligned is not as simple as it may at first seem... Click here to read more: Developing the Habit of Honesty

10 Influential Saints and Their Legends

Each of these saints has an amazing life story that will inspire your faith.

In today’s society a Saint is most commonly associated with the Catholic Church. While the Catholic Church does not maintain a definitive list of named saints, the number is easily over 10,000. However saints are not just related to the Catholic Church, many religions and cultures have identified individuals as saints and we as a culture have embraced those individuals and their life stories.

It is often said the church does not make a saint, God does. Individuals who become names as saints most often demonstrate the qualities of being a positive role model and teacher who exemplifies generous and unselfish behavior. Often saints are believed in their lifetime to be channels for God in some fashion. Saints are believed to have a life mission where they intercede for the salvation of others and help humanity to evolve. In many cases the life of the saint, over time, becomes something of legend that inspires, guides us toward our truth and tells of the time in which they lived.

Saints at times are chosen by a specific group or cause because of the values that saint espoused to be the Patron Saint for the group or cause. While saints are not to be prayed to or worshiped, often we keep pictures or statues of those saints whose struggles or virtues are relevant to what we face in our own lives nearby just as we keep pictures of our ancestors nearby in order to magnify the feeling that they are close to us especially in times of crisis. The following ten saints are shared across many religions and cultures. Learn about their lives and virtues to find a saint that can help to motivate and inspire you along life’s journey. To read more of this article click on this: 10 Influential Saints and Their Legends

The 7 Archangels and Their Meanings

Connect to the archangel that specializes in the area of your life that you wish to improve.

Angels are interwoven within the culture of man. Regardless of religion or belief system, stories of angels are a part of our heritage, of the fabric that makes up human history. Recent surveys say that up to eighty-five percent of American adults believe in angels. Often references to angels refer specifically to Archangels.

Archangels are considered to very powerful spiritual beings that have captured our attention for centuries. The prefix ‘arch’ means ruling or chief in Greek. Religious texts refer to archangels as being at a high level in the celestial hierarchy. While the exact number of archangels is unknown many traditions and faiths reference seven archangels. Who these seven are is also a source of debate varying from faith to faith. Many scriptures tell of the archangels great abilities as healers and guides, intervening with assistance in many of life’s challenging situations. Continue on to learn about 7 well- known Archangels and their specialties. Read more about this article at: http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/angels/galleries/the-7-archangels-and-their-meanings.aspx

The Power of Letting Go: How to Detach

Part of life is having attachments. In relationships, we attach to our partner. We attach to our belongings and physical items that we love. We attach to places and ideas. We attach to our hopes and dreams. Ideally, life is a cycle of holding and letting go, but we become so attached that we can no longer see clearly. Our attachment can become so strong that we actually lose sight of the bigger picture... http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/the-power-of-letting-go-how-to-detach.aspx

How to Reprogram Your Mind

When you find yourself stuck in a rut and things are not flowing smoothly, it may be time to do some mental reprogramming. Ask yourself if you are holding onto limiting beliefs that are keeping you from attaining your goals and living the life you desire. If you have some limiting beliefs that need to be released, it could be helpful to follow this simple protocol to reprogram your mind... http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/articles/how-to-reprogram-your-mind.aspx