Spirituality lies at the heart of The Secret Of Life, so I decided that spirituality blogs should have a links page all of their own. I would like to expand this list, so if there are any other spirituality blogs you would like to see included here - either your own or someone else's - please get in touch. I'm also including self-development blogs in this list. Often, of course, the two categories are one and the same, though I am less interested in self-development blogs which are specifically business orientated. (For those, see Priscilla Palmer's Self Development List, which includes all kinds of self-development blogs.)
A Cup Of Karma: Susannah says: "the whole point of this blog is for us to share tidbits of knowledge that will make us stronger spiritually, to help us nourish the body, mind and soul, and to exchange ideas and thoughts to send us further along the journey towards enlightenment".
Always Embraces All Ways: I am thinking of listing Sue Ann as one of my official gurus! Her blog can be a challenging read, but she has much wisdom to teach and she writes from her own unique perspective. Sue Ann recounts: "I fled into the wilderness. I went there to hide and die. But I didn't. Oh, I came close. I had two strokes... The area of the brain affected was also the area of the brain in charge of perceiving time and space." Regular readers of The Secret of Life will understand how this might be significant...
A Spiritual Journey On Planet Earth: Writing and artwork by Vivi-Mari from Finland. Vivi-Mari writes "I wish to share the experiences of my life's journey with the hope that this will help others to open up to their inner selves and understand their emotions, intuitions, and the purpose of their personal lives."
Available Light: This new favorite blog of mine comes from an Anglican priest in New Zealand. Kelvin posts on subjects such as quantum physics, evolution, reincarnation, the Bible, the state of his church, and his own struggles with ill health.
Enhance Life: An eclectic mix of self development posts and humor: "incidental gleanings from everyday life".
Golden Zen: Harmony writes about her new blog: "Golden Zen is about the exquisite breath of each moment and how to find it; how to feel the sensation of being alive and how to be happy without one thing changing, except for you."
Goodness Graciousness: Jennifer's aim in creating this blog is to "share inspiring and uplifting thoughts and ideas on goodness throughout the world" and indeed this great combination of thoughtful, inspiring posts and beautiful images oozes positive vibes. On several occasions I've come to this site feeling rather down and left feeling spiritually replenished. One of my favorite posts is Bearwalker, which just happens to be in perfect harmony with the Secret Of Life approach to spirituality.
Gurushabad: Frequent inspirational and thought-provoking posts from Surjit in Chandigarh, India. He always gets lots of response - a very popular blog.
Haunting Breaks Elizabet writes: "I am an ordinary 48 year old with the "gift" or "curse" of psychic ability. I have experienced "unexplained" phenomena since the age of 3 or 4. I see and hear Angel, human and animal forms. I also see orbs and am able to communicate with the energy of other life forms that I witness.
Herbal Connection: This is one of my very favorite blogs. Marion is a great story teller and weaves her finely crafted words around gorgeous photographs of the natural world. In spite of the title, I haven't found a lot about herbs here though! It's more about shamanism, nature, and - most of all - Marion's life. Here's a quote from her sidebar (these are not Marion's words, but they give a good idea of her philosophy): "I don't think happiness or unhappiness is the point. How do we meet the problems we face? How do we best learn from them and transmit what we have learned to others, if they would receive the knowledge?"
HomeSpun Healers: 'Healing for the mind, body and spirit' from Athena, Venus and Diana. (What a coincidence that they're all named after goddesses!) Posts on recipes, remedies, weight loss and general self-development.
Isabell'a-Muse: 'Relationships on Planet Earth'. Isabella's blog is 'about relationships, but explored from a spiritual perspective. The focus is on looking within and growing in order to improve our relationships with others: friends. family and intimate relationship partners'.
Island Wench: A beautifully crafted and also very practical blog with lots of really useful self development tips plus beautiful photographs of Island Wench's craft projects with information on how to make your own. A very impressive blog.
Jon's New Age Wanderings: "The ruminations and of a wide-eyed New Age neophyte", strongly influenced by Neale Donald Walsch's Conversations With God. Jon used to be a Christian. Now he's not.
Let's Change The World: "Kiss longer, laugh harder, love deeper, smile wider!" declares Desiree at the top of her blog. She believes that together we can change the world, and invites you to be part of that change by engaging with her thoughtful and inspirational posts.
Let's Live Forever!: Robin explains why this is a good idea...
Merging Point: Musings on the road to realization.
Monday Morning Power: "Dedicated to the pursuit, capture, care and feeding of a positive mental attitude", this is a good place to go if you want an injection of positivity. It's called "Monday Morning Power" because that's when you need it most. The site covers all bases: along with the positive mind talk, there are jokes and cartoons to cheer you up.
Moving For Peace: All the latest news about Moving For Peace from Cosmic Sunshine (aka Linda). "Mostly this is about people joining their energies in the name of peace. Some people walk, some dance, some ride their bikes..."
My Secret Spiritual Dance: Pamm's informative blog offers "mysticism, Buddhism, Paganism, meditation, law of attraction, Tantra, personal growth, and a whole lot of fun". She adds: "I love respectful and honoring discussion of Paths that are both similar and different than mine."
Ocean Of Perspectives: Lea writes: "Ocean Of Perspectives is about having a place to share ideas, concepts, experiences and beliefs that we are developing or have developed on our life journey and our search for truth."
Philosophy With Fur - Dharma The Cat Cartoons: This is one you really have to see. In this unique blog, David Lourie uses his weekly Dharma The Cat cartoons (and sometimes the work of other cartoonists) as the starting point for discussion. David and Dharma the Cat both share their own points of view - and as the icing on the cake, there are contributions from the perspectives of various world religions.
Positive And Successful Lifestyle Tips: Self-development tips.
Self Growth, Spirituality and Social Responsibility: Reflections on life and spirituality from Durga Dash in India.
Shades Of Crimson: Davina from 'Living Pulse' has moved to this new blog. She writes: "I'm inspired to practice experience without expectation. To notice. Some days I succeed, some days I fail - two sides of the same coin. But, getting up in the morning to focus on experience rather than accomplishment sheds new light on things. I feel lighter starting the day this way."
Soul Meets World: Alexys says: "Life is an odyssey, a collection of uniquely derived moments designed to lead you to your real moments of truth. A time that can clip your wings or give flight to the Phoenix in your Soul. This is your moment. Life gives you wings, all you have to do is fly."
Spiritual Healing Journey: Sometimes, blogs seem to have an aura about them (honestly!) and there's a lovely warmth about Miruh and Edward's blog, as they reflect on life and explain what they have learned and has worked for them.
Spiritually Speaking: Carla Golden is "an ordained Unity minister, writer, and motivational speaker". A lovely, inspiring blog which embraces both Christianity and spirituality.
Surface Earth: SE digs deep with poetry, prose and a little artwork: "Digging through the levels of each moment, seen and unseen, recognized or unacknowledged, this is a quest to move beyond the surface."
The Naked Soul: The tireless Mark produces insightful posts on spirituality on an almost daily basis. I admire both his energy and his persistent vision of a better way of being.
The Power of Choice: "The Power of Choice," says Amit, "is... a universal truth which... states that all actions and perceptions are of my choosing and are a result of my free will. With this understanding... we can then uncover the deepest secrets of the human soul and its potential."
Think Simple. Be Decisive. Very well prepared self-development posts by Tina Sui, 'Chief Happiness Officer'.
Touchstones. Pete says of his blog : "Once, when I was young, I got lost in the forest... I thought I might never find my way out... I wandered frantically through the trees and underbrush until I came across a pile of neatly stacked stones, a cairn; left by another hiker... This site is a cairn, a touchstone meant to comfort you, and me; on our journeys."
Yang Town: Female readers should approach this site with caution as it's for boys only: "a blog for men centered around spirituality and self-improvement". But we guys are getting spoiled because it's the prettiest blog I've ever seen.
Yoda Sutras: 'Here, at last, is spiritual help for the chronically confused.' A very original site, transposing extracts from science reports and graphic images with quotations from Osho and (apparently) Yoda from Star Wars!
Your Caring Angels: A repository of all things angelic, by the warm-hearted Angelbaby.