Debra Moffitt

About Debra Moffitt

Debra Moffitt is the award winning author of "Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life" and "Garden of Bliss". A visionary, dreamer and teacher, she’s devoted to nurturing the spiritual in everyday life. She leads workshops on spiritual practices at the Sophia Institute and other venues in the U.S. and Europe. Her mind/body/spirit articles, essays and stories appear in publications around the globe and were broadcast by BBC World Services Radio. She has spent over fifteen years practicing meditation, working with dreams and doing spiritual practices. Discover more at her Awake in the World Website, on Facebook and on Twitter.
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3 Ways to Dispel the Fear That’s Holding You Back

Almost everyone holds onto some fear. There’s fear that can kick in adrenaline to help you speed out of difficult situations like a near-miss accident. Then there’s the needless, energy draining kind of fear that holds us back and drains resources. This kind of fear keeps us from being who we are. It brings us […]

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Peace Like Never Before: Awakening to Joy with Mark Nepo

The things we need arrive at the right time, and so it has been with Mark Nepo and his work. For those of us on a spiritual path, Mark’s writings possess the power to immediately move us into connection with a subtle and powerful awareness at the deepest, most soulful level. Though Mark Nepo‘s writing […]

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Hot Summer Rituals to Celebrate the Solstice

Can you feel the excitement in the air? The days are hot and sunny, and summer officially begins this week on June 21st. It’s the longest day and the shortest night in the Northern hemisphere. I love this day. In the South of France it’s celebrated by jumping over bonfires as a way to gain courage […]

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Intuitive Guidance 101: Daring to Move Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Stepping onto the spiritual path isn’t all peace and roses. It pushes us into a place that moves us beyond our usual comfort zone. As we attune to the highest within us and listen to inner guidance, that guidance sometimes pushes us to try new jobs, to stretch into new creative projects, and to sometimes […]

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“Hugging Saint” Amma on a Quest to Embrace the World

Amma, also known as the hugging saint, is one of India’s many examples of tolerance, selfless service, and unconditional love. For those who don’t know her, she travels around the world and hugs people. This may seem like something that just anyone can do. At least this is what I thought when a group of […]

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Cultivating Joy That Lasts Longer Than Chocolate

Happiness is eating a delicious chocolate bar. It’s a physical pleasure that lasts a very short time. What if you could find something akin to happiness, only deeper and longer lasting? Kind of like a permanent orgasm? Would you want some? Joy dives deeper and lasts longer. It’s a spiritual experience that comes from within. […]

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Ten Days With Tetanus: Why We Need to Question Vaccines

There is growing controversy around vaccines. A weighty social contingent claims that they are beneficial and necessary. While that may be true in some circumstances, a recent experience with a tetanus cocktail that included diphtheria and polio is making me question mainstream attitudes. About two weeks ago a doctor gave me a shot of the […]

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Let’s Walk Together for World Labyrinth Day!

May 4th is Labyrinth Day and a good opportunity to circle inward to your Self and spend some time focusing on oneness. Proclaimed world Labyrinth Day by the Labyrinth Society, it’s an opportunity to become familiar with this spiritual practice of walking on a guided path into the center and following the same path back […]

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How to Connect With Your Inner Secret Garden of Joy

If you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live. – Thomas Merton Everyone wants to find happiness, but what if there is something deeper, something more lasting? Happiness is good. It’s a wonderful feeling that comes from buying a new dress or eating an ice cream […]

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Cooking with Love: How to Practice Mindfulness in the Kitchen

Many mindfulness practices are done in yoga studios or meditation rooms where everything is designed to be calm and peaceful. This is a nice way to begin the practice of meditation, but real meditation starts to take place when it’s intimately integrated into daily life. What better place to start than in the kitchen?! The […]

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