Self-Growth

Attachment, Desire, and the Benefit of Retreat

By | 2018-02-14T19:06:56+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized|

Attachment and desire are two terms translated from ancient wisdom traditions that often confuse modern Western students. This article aims to briefly clarify these terms, and then show how a more complete understanding can aid our spiritual journey and practice. On retreat, we can work with more diligence on these hinderances.  On Attachment In Western [...]

How SpiritQuest is different: Integral Healing

By | 2018-01-16T19:11:40+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

There is no retreat center in the United States like SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats because we recognize the interconnected and interdependent nature of health and healing. The body cannot be healthy without activity and conscious eating. Misalignment in the body can also be caused by stress and tension that originates in the mind or the emotions. [...]

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Freshness as a Couple

By | 2017-12-22T17:17:23+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Relationship Tools, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

To be in a relationship as a couple requires constant growth. The person we chose to spend our life with isn’t now the person we married or committed to. People change, needs change. We pass through life milestones and enter distinct phases of our lives. When we commit to someone, the truth is that we [...]

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Seeing the World with Freshness

By | 2017-12-02T13:29:27+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

It is an old cliche that “the only thing that stays the same is change.” It may be old and well-used, but that’s because it’s true. Nothing is ever the same, ask any toddler. A toddler responds to the present moment, in a way, closer to the true. They are overjoyed by the sky, a [...]

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On Being Present

By | 2017-11-28T09:33:10+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Relationship Tools, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

Again and again we hear wisdom traditions ask us to “be present,” but what does this really mean? Often we associate “being present” with lovely and nice things: taking a vacation, hanging out with the kids, planting a garden, or making time for a favorite activity. While these things are part of a healthy, balanced [...]

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Judgement and Compassion

By | 2017-10-05T12:52:18+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Relationship Tools, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

The word “judgement” has many connotations in English. It can have both a negative flavor (as in someone that constantly expresses superiority over others) or positive flavor (as in the rule of law and justice). Judging, comparing, and assessing are all aspects of our mind and the human experience. There is nothing inherently “bad” or [...]

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Journey of Awakening

By | 2017-10-05T12:54:34+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

Throughout the day we are often caught up in trains of thought that are so compelling we become totally absorbed. It is as if the present moment disappears. Imagine your body sitting on a bank by the river, your thoughts would be like the boats that float by. However, often we don’t choose which boat [...]

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What is Healing?

By | 2017-10-05T12:53:19+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

I’d like to invite you to ponder the question: what is healing? This seemingly simple question is actually profound. When the skin is cut, is it the antibiotic that “heals?” The bandaid? When we are injured, the body unleashes an automatic set of reactions so complex we still can’t fully understand the process. How often [...]

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Healing From the Inside Out

By | 2017-10-05T12:56:33+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|Tags: , , , , , , |

Healing Through Love & Peace Most pain originates from a source wound. We often talk about connecting to “source”, as in a spiritual connection to God for Personal Healing, but what happens if we connect to source on the shadow side: meaning, connecting with the source of our biggest patterns and wounds? Spiritual & Emotional Healing [...]

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Finding Your Centerpoint

By | 2017-10-05T12:58:08+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|Tags: , , , , , , |

Connecting Heart through Breath The Hawaiian word Aloha means “the presence of breath” or “the breath of life.” Ha, means breath. Alo, means presence. But this term encompasses so much more. Is it treating each other with respect, sending and receiving positive energy. Aloha Is Living in Harmony. It is similar to the term Namaste [...]

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