Articles by Charlene

Feel free to peruse our library of articles written by Rev. Dr. Charlene Proctor exploring topics of awakening, self care and encouragement. You're welcome to reprint these self-help, spiritual, and personal transformation articles on your website and in your e-newsletters free of charge, see specific article for details.

Emmet Fox, a prominent New Thought minister of the 1940s, stressed the importance of setting a mental equivalent to create an abundant life. He borrowed the term "mental equivalent" from the concept of...

While managing the thousands of details and decisions needed in a day, do you feel you've lost your connection to Spirit?

Having a mantra is an important step on a journey to greater self-awareness. Too often, though, we find ourselves repeating sacred words and phrases without understanding how their meanings can enhance our...

Positive thinking is a discipline that trains the human mind to change a perceived reality by repeatedly making positive mental statements. We practice positive thinking when we derive a positive sense of well being, optimism, belonging, meaning and/or purpose from being part of and contributing back to something larger and more permanent than ourselves...

Many people are worrying about how change and reform will trickle down into their personal lives. Will taxes increase? Will wars continue? Is one person responsible for instituting ideas that...

If you take a stroll through the self-help or religious section of any bookstore, you'll notice a diverse spiritual dialogue taking place. Our concerns about life are shared because people from all wisdom traditions are asking the...

In the current economic conditions, many people are worrying about how change will trickle down into their personal lives. If a daily exchange of fear, blame, or doom has replaced your daily affirmation, you need to...

 Spiritual growth, says Sri Bhagavan, always begins where you are, not where you want to be. This is his favorite advice, which he gives spiritual seekers who...

Nobody can achieve their greatest aspirations and sustain them for any length of time without being well-aligned with God's intelligence. But if we directly and consciously align with divine...

Although we encounter great joys and peak experiences in our lives, sometimes we must make sense of painful circumstances—a child who with AIDS, divorce, cancer, even financial ruin...

I've been writing spiritual and self-help articles and books for six years now. I made my own shift from writing academic articles to books that are meant to uplift humanity's spirit...

With the turn of a new year, most of us want to set and meet empowering goals. We pause to correct negative thinking and make a commitment to process life differently. We take a self-inventory...

Oneness is not a new teaching. It's a timeless, fundamental principle of all creation that refers to one source uniting everyone. Humanity's yearning to find congruency with God...

The holidays are a time of festive gatherings, where we expect to share meals, gifts, and make a positive connection with loved ones. But with many people clinging to old situations or emotional trauma...

Yesterday, one of my dear friends talked about the importance of the New Thought movement where the goal of humanity is to realize its oneness. It is our purpose as teachers to help others manifest...

Surviving a family get together may seem impossible, especially considering the complex history that goes along with relationships, marriages, divorces, births, and other family issues. Making any family gathering a...

Our culture seems to be riddled with negativity from the media, old parental messages, and advertising that tells us we are not smart, happy, or driving fast enough. Many of the outdated ideas or dramas...

What parent doesn't occasionally agonize over the challenges that teenagers bring to a family? Their hormones are raging and the teen brain (I hear their frontal lobes are not fully-developed, which accounts for...

Oprah has taken an interest in people who had vision boards that produced positive and abundant change in their lives. On February 11, 2007, after the February 8th airing of...

The past is important because we learn from it. The past helps us navigate through our present choices in order to evolve our soul. From the minute we hit the ground until we cross over, we're in soul school...

Change is challenging whether it is conscious or unexpected. Viewing adversity as change, not loss or failure, is part of empowered and positive thinking.

Are you ready to speak your inner truth? When my new book arrived, and our employees hoisted cartons from the freight truck and up the stairs of The Goddess Network offices.

Margaret Thatcher once said that a woman's mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine. "Hers is not to preserve a man-made world," she said, "but to create a...