The Cathars: Christians who believe in Reincarnation, Dualism, and Ascetic Salvation

The Cathars: Christians who believe in Reincarnation, Dualism, and Ascetic Salvation

The Cathars were Christians who broke away from the Catholic church during medieval times. They did not label themselves as "Cathars" -- rather, "good men" or "good women" or "good Christians." The religion was a dualistic and Gnostic movement. Unfortunately, the Catholic church eventually struck back and they died out by the 1200s -- while [...]

Falling into temptation ~ strength & persistence

Falling into temptation ~ strength & persistence

I have disrespected myself recently. And  with mistake-making, when we go through a time of feeling out of control, we can take back control by making the right choice afterwards. First off, you need to move on. You can't dwell on imperfection because we are all human. You must forgive yourself and anyone else involved. [...]

Mythology Monday ~ Parvati

Mythology Monday ~ Parvati

Parvati is the Hindu goddess of love, marriage, children, motherhood, fertility, devotion, and strength. She has many different aspects to her personality, which are all manifested as different / separate goddesses, including Kali and Durga. Parvati is part of the Hindu trinity of goddesses, along with Lakshmi and Saraswati. Her husband is Shiva, and their [...]

Flow Friday ~ Accept Abundance!

Flow Friday ~ Accept Abundance!

Part of the spiritual journey involves detaching yourself from the physical world, dissociating from worldly pleasures, and letting go of materialism. It means humbling yourself, knowing you are not "obligated" to be showered with riches. It means understanding that happiness and fulfillment comes from within, not from anything outside of yourself. It is the realization [...]

Mythology ~ Goddess Isis

Mythology ~ Goddess Isis

Goddess Isis is the most legendary goddess of ancient Egyptian mythology. Most dynamic of all, she is goddess of almost everything -- most famously known as goddess of love, motherhood, fertility, magic, mystery, healing, death, and rebirth. Her Greek name is "Isis" while the ancient Egyptians called her "Aset" or "Iset." In the beginning times, [...]