This is not a self-help blog, and you are not broken.

I didn’t start Luminous Leanings to sell you a product forged in the fires of never-good-enough. I don’t have anything to give you that you don’t already have inside of you. There is nothing new here, no new magical formula or elixir that will cure your human condition. I have simply begun to realize how […]

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All Beings Long for Connection

I remember as a young girl, longing and aching so deeply for romantic love. I didn’t know how, but I had such unwavering faith that one day I would find a soul mate and  romantic fulfillment. I remember when it dawned on me as clearly as if it were yesterday: my longing is proof of […]

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6 Noticings on the Journey of Self-Discovery

The journey of awakening is the journey of self-discovery. John Calvin said, “Without knowledge of self, there is no knowledge of God. Our wisdom, insofar as it ought to be deemed true and solid wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. But as these are connected by many […]

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