“American Indian spirituality is not evangelistic. It is private and entirely cultural. You cannot convert to 'Native American" any more than you can convert to being black. The only way to 'join" a Native American spiritual tradition is to become a member of the cultural group, and it's impossible to do that over the Internet. No one who truly believed in American Indian spirituality would ever offer to tutor total strangers in religious matters online, much less charge anyone money for such a thing. So, by definition, the people who make these offers are those who either don't really believe in Native American spirituality, or
While St. Ignatius made 30-day retreats commonplace, members of nearly every religion value spiritual retreats. They are the perfect opportunity to get away from the daily grind and reflect on life, meditate in preparation for a new season of life, break a troublesome habit or
Gone are the days of gluttonous cruises, where the buffets were plentiful and the most activity you got was getting up from your sun chair to change outfits for cocktail hour. These days, cruise-goers are looking for a different experience, one that refreshes them in mind, body and spirit.
Wellness cruises are rapidly growing in popularity amongst fitness enthusiasts, yogis, spa-lovers and those who just want to feel good and increase their good health. No matter what your wellness-related pleasure, there's a cruise (or a cruise amenity) for it:
'My husband and I are far from religious ... but it's a place you can go look at things to be grateful for what you are," said Capitani, who has since switched jobs and is now a consumer advocate. 'That's probably where I was more reflective than any other place in my life.'
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