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Molly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller "The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman.” She is passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential through her classes and blog at www.MollyLarkin.com

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What if everything is a call to prayer?

“What if everything is a call to prayer?

These were the words my good friend and spiritual mentor, Rev. Marchiene Rienstra, posted on Facebook recently.  Here is her full post:

“I grew up in Pakistan and India, where five times every day, the call to prayer would ring out from a nearby minaret. I have often wished that we had that kind of reminder to turn our hearts and minds to God in this country.

“But recently I was struck with this thought, one I hope you ponder with me:“WHAT IF EVERYTHING IS A CALL TO PRAYER?

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Feeling stuck? Let the great Marcus Aurelius motivate you!

Marcus Aurelius, best known by his portrayal in Russell Crowe’s epic film, Gladiator, was actually a real-life Roman Emperor. In the film, we only saw Marcus as a dying old man who served mostly as a plot device to initiate Russell Crowe’s journey from beloved Roman legionnaire general to a slave gladiator. But in history, Marcus was one of the most acclaimed Roman rulers. And a philosopher as well.

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What can we learn from the legend of Atlantis?

What can we learn from the legend of Atlantis? What is Atlantis?

Around 360 B.C., the Greek philosopher Plato wrote of a highly spiritual, moral society and a technologically advanced utopian civilization that existed 9000 years before.

But the citizens became greedy, petty and “morally bankrupt.” As a result, the gods “became angry because the people had lost their way” so the gods sent a “terrible night of fire and earthquakes” that caused Atlantis to sink into the sea.

There is no evidence to back up the legend of Atlantis, yet the story refuses to die!

Whatever the truth, Atlantis is both a warning and a hope as we enter an age of reawakened spirituality.

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Winter Solstice 2018

For ancient cultures around the world, solstices and equinoxes are important ceremonial times. The upcoming Winter Solstice 2018 is no exception.

For people who live in harmony with the earth, the movements of the sun are of paramount importance — it defines the agricultural cycles, the changing of the seasons, and more.  Ancient cultures saw life on mother earth as a spiritual journey, marked by changes in light and weather patterns. They honored these changes with ceremony, and we can, too.

I’ve written several posts over the years on how to celebrate the Winter Solstice.  You will find the links to them here:

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Ancestral trauma: Whose grief is it, anyway?

It’s happened to many of us: betrayal by a friend or lover in whom we put our total trust, leaving us grief-stricken. But whose grief is it, anyway?

Because it may not all be ours.

It happened to me about 20 years ago: my best friend decided she didn’t want to be friends any more.

Nothing particularly happened between us. She just reconnected with an old high school friend and decided she’d rather be best friends with her than me.

I got dropped like a sack of rocks, leaving me heartbroken.

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Where have I been?

You might have asked yourself over the past few months, “Where is Molly? I haven’t heard from her in a while.”

It’s true – I and my blog went on hiatus while I made a major life transition that’s been wonderful, scary, stressful and fulfilling. My last blog post was June 12, then I packed up my house in Michigan and moved to New Mexico.

My experience just might contain a life lesson for you.

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Connect with the cosmos with the Piko Piko Breath

Kahunas, the shamanic practitioners of Hawaii, use the Piko Piko Breath to both relax and energize the body. It can work for anyone, and can give a real sense of the expansiveness of the universe.

The word “Piko” means center, or naval.

Before Kahunas meditate or pray they use this breath to build up their Mana (Power) to get focused and in the right frame of mind for whatever they are about to undertake, particularly healing.

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Join me in Florida on February 24-25, 2018 to learn about the Ancient Maya

On February 24-25, 2018, John Kralovec and I will be teaching a life-changing workshop in Naples, Florida:

Spiritual Tools from the Ancient Maya Indians for Transforming Our Lives

During our 2015 visit to the Maya city of Palenque, John received a transmission from an ancient Maya priestess, and it was a message we all need to hear:

“We’ve forgotten who we are.

We’ve forgotten why we’re here.

We’ve forgotten how to live a life of balance and harmony.”

Looking at the chaos in today’s world, it seems that truer words were never spoken.

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Winter Solstice: the time to increase our light

This year the Winter Solstice is Thursday, December 21, 11:28 am Eastern Standard Time.

It’s the shortest day of the year because there are fewer daylight hours than any other day.

But the good news is that from this point, daylight will get longer day by day.

The Ancients, and still many indigenous people today, mark this day with bonfires to honor the return of the light. It’s also a way of inviting the return of the light.

The Law of Attraction at work.

There is a lot of suffering and confusion in the world right now, so this is a really good time for us to pull ourselves up and let our own light shine, too.It’s the shortest day of the year because there are fewer daylight hours than any other day.

But the good news is that from this point, daylight will get longer day by day.

The Ancients, and still many indigenous people today, mark this day with bonfires to honor the return of the light. It’s also a way of inviting the return of the light.

The Law of Attraction at work.

There is a lot of suffering and confusion in the world right now, so this is a really good time for us to pull ourselves up and let our own light shine, too.

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The Christmas Book Flood. Why not here?

There’s a lovely tradition in Iceland that I would love to see embraced here in the U.S. In Iceland, the best Christmas gift is considered a book. It’s traditional to exchange books on Christmas Eve and spend the night reading them!

Iceland publishes more books per capita than any other country in the world, and most sales take place between September and December, in preparation for Christmas gift-giving.

The name of this Icelandic tradition is Jolabokaflod, meaning “The Christmas Book Flood.”

I can’t think of a better gift! I love books, and read voraciously. In fact, I can’t fall asleep at night without doing some reading first.

So here are some books you might consider giving as gifts, if Black Friday and Cyber Monday didn’t already tap you out:

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Things that get better with age

A friend recently emailed me this article about things that get better with age. It’s uncredited, and when I researched where it might have come from,  I found it all over the internet!

I never found an author credit, and I certainly don’t take credit for it. But these simple wisdoms can certainly lift our spirits at a time when we need all the inspiration we can get.

I hope you enjoy it!

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When thoughts and prayers may not be enough

We live in a time of upheaval, confusion and great cruelty. It’s a time when sending “thoughts and prayers” is criticized as not enough. And it well may not be.

I write an inspirational blog but these days it’s been hard for me to write uplifting posts about the law of attraction, manifestation and maintaining a positive attitude when the news is filled with more and more tragedy on a daily basis.

Speaking for myself, I often feel angry and helpless. And I struggle to maintain a positive outlook. You may feel the same.

Is there a light at the end of this tunnel?

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How to be someone who can attract what you want

This is a guest post by Rebecca Temsen on how to attract what you want in life:

Whether you have read “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne or you have heard friends speak about the Law of Attraction, you may be wondering how you can really attract what you want in life.

Could something as simple as “believing in something” or “knowing it will happen” make our lives better?

It may seem like a tall-tale, but the law of attraction may actually work.

Here are some practical and easy-to-understand ways in which the law of attraction works:

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To bring the sacred into everyday life, start with a sacred kitchen

To find the heart of any home, the place where joy is born, where people feel nurtured and healed, nourished and comforted, look no further than the sacred kitchen.

Not being much of a cook, I never had much appreciation for kitchens. Living alone, I usually only have to cook for myself and always keep it simple.

When I attended Native American gatherings where women were typically involved in food preparation, I always demurred and preferred physical outdoor labor such as chopping wood and carrying water.

But that all changed after a profound experience I had while attending a Sun Dance ceremony in the southwestern U.S. some years ago.

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