Do You Have to Meditate to Be Spiritual?

Do You Have to Meditate to Be Spiritual?

Dear Meli, This may be a silly question, but do you really need to meditate if you’re on a spiritual path? I ask because I really hate to meditate. I have a really hard time sitting still and quieting my mind. I’m a runner and that seems to be my preferred...
The 3 Problems with Being Guided by Spirit

The 3 Problems with Being Guided by Spirit

It sounds so romantic. I’m letting Spirit guide my life. I’m being held and sustained by a Power that’s greater than me. I never worry about anything, ever, because I know the Divine is always in charge. But, like any great romance, there’s a downside. No, it doesn’t...
­­­The Best Meditation Help Ever!

­­­The Best Meditation Help Ever!

I don’t know about you, but when I think about meditation, I think of a thoroughly solo endeavor. Cut to earnest individual with eyes closed, sitting in a field all by themselves. Right?! Sure, you can meditate with someone else, but it’s not anything they...
How Do You Handle Estrangement From Your Spiritual Community?

How Do You Handle Estrangement From Your Spiritual Community?

Dear Meli, For about fifteen years, I’ve been involved in a wonderful spiritual community. I love the people there, and I feel love from them. About five years ago, a new spiritual leader came into the community. At first, we got along really well. She even...

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