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SPIRITUALITY | Coming Home to Connection

By Ciel Patenaude – Martin Prechtel, a New Mexican teacher, author, and healer, has frequently spoken on what he calls the ‘recovery of the indigenous soul,’ a process he believes paramount to healing ourselves and our planet. Speaking not only of those persons who would be specifically classified as ‘indigenous’ – the approximate five per […]

SPIRITUALITY | A Revolution of Rest

SPIRITUALITY | A Revolution of Rest

  By Margaret-Anne Enders – Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. For a long time, the 60s loudly called my name. Crazy clothes. Wild hair. Peaceful revolution. Freedom and love, man. Last night I went to the Youth Fiddlers’ evening of old-time music, dancing, and socializing. I was transported back into […]

SPIRITUALITY | Tibetan Buddhist Centre Enters Fifth Year in Williams Lake

SPIRITUALITY | Tibetan Buddhist Centre Enters Fifth Year in Williams Lake

Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre, the Cariboo’s only Buddhist Centre, located at 212 S 3rd Avenue, is entering its fifth year of service to the community of Williams Lake. It is a recognized and well-utilized organization, adding to the rich spiritual diversity in our area with a broad range of offerings including but not limited to […]

SPIRITUALITY | In a Time of Abundance

SPIRITUALITY | In a Time of Abundance

By Margaret-Anne Enders   — In our house, we recently celebrated a sunny fall Saturday with a garage sale. It felt so good to purge stuff from the house that I haven’t used in years. When I was doing the big clear-out, some items were easy to put into the get-rid-of pile, while others took a […]

Margaret Anne Enders | Radical Acts

Margaret Anne Enders | Radical Acts

By Margaret Anne Enders —   Just when the troubles of the world get me down and feelings of powerlessness loom large, along come people who, with radical acts, offer inspiration and hope. Two stories have been on my mind lately.   There is no substitute for feeling valued, feeling worthwhile…. Such empathy is foundational […]

SPIRITUALITY | From Radicalization to Connection | Margaret-Anne Enders

SPIRITUALITY | From Radicalization to Connection | Margaret-Anne Enders

By Margaret-Anne Enders —   As this goes to print, the country is in distress over six young people from Quebec who have set out for the Middle East to fight with ISIS. There is much talk of the proposed legislation to prevent travel for such purposes and jail time for those returning home. People […]

SPIRITUALITY | Explore the Dark Side, You Must | Margaret-Anne Enders

SPIRITUALITY | Explore the Dark Side, You Must | Margaret-Anne Enders

By Margaret-Anne Enders —  As I write this, it is well past Winter Solstice, and the return of the light is noticeable. In the hectic preparations for Christmas, solstice is often forgotten, but it is an important part of many people’s spirituality. The Multiculturalism Program and the Women’s Spirituality Circle celebrated the Solstice with the […]

SPIRITUALITY | The Tough Road of Compassion

SPIRITUALITY | The Tough Road of Compassion

  By Margaret-Anne Enders — Compassion was our November theme for the Women’s Spirituality Circle. It is a core value in each of the world religions and has had sticking power as a virtue throughout the ages. Despite its longevity, compassion is one of those enigmatic words: hard to define, hard to understand, and even […]

SPIRITUALITY | The Tools and Possibilities of Shamanic Practice

SPIRITUALITY | The Tools and Possibilities of Shamanic Practice

By Ciel Patenaude — Shamanism is the oldest known system of healing practice on Earth, and yet it offers great wisdom to our contemporary challenges. Deeply connected to and reflective of nature and the oneness of all things, this practice seeks to reconnect an individual with their spiritual path within the context of the whole. […]

SPIRITUALITY | Reconciliation: Joining hearts, stepping forward

SPIRITUALITY | Reconciliation: Joining hearts, stepping forward

By Margaret-Anne Enders — This is an article about relationships and about our personal and collective work of building, maintaining, repairing, and honouring relationships. As one of the co-ordinators of the Women’s Spirituality Circle, I am blessed to have a job where relationships are the cornerstone of my work. Our Circle was formed just over […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Featured Artist: Living in the Flow with Al-Lisa Tresierra McKay

ARTS & CULTURE | Featured Artist: Living in the Flow with Al-Lisa Tresierra McKay

By Lisa Bland — Artists and visionaries throughout the ages have stood at the edges of worlds unseen—gatekeepers to parallel universes, reminding us of the myths, dreamscapes, and mysteries that exist within and around us in every moment, yet lie just beyond our reach. The trust and courage required to stand fully and authentically in […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | HEALTH ISSUES | SPIRITUALITY | Healing Mysteries

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | HEALTH ISSUES | SPIRITUALITY | Healing Mysteries

By Lisa Bland — Dear Readers, Fall is but a memory now, and with it the spectacular display of colour and beauty around us. As the cool breath of winter creeps across the countryside, mist rises from lakes and forests and morning frost covers the ground for longer each day. It’s time to get used […]

SPIRITUALITY | Giving Thanks in Abundance

SPIRITUALITY | Giving Thanks in Abundance

By Jessica Kirby — Long before Martin Forbisher and the Forbisher Expedition celebrated Canada’s first Thanksgiving to commemorate successfully reaching what is now Newfoundland during attempts to find the Northwest Passage in 1578, native people held ceremonies in honour of the harvest and a sense of security heading into winter. In Europe, ancient festivities celebrated […]