Word of the Month for January 2019: INSPIRATION

The Saints in Training Word of the Month for January 2019 is INSPIRATION. The Saboteur of inspiration is VANITY. We are often inspired to do good works, especially by those who have set a high bar by their own example. How can inspiration help us to help ourselves and others? How does vanity get in the way? That is the subject of the first Word of the Month for 2019.

Word of the Month for August 2016: Heartfelt




The Virtue is Heartfelt and the Saboteur is Jealousy

Heartfelt actions inspire love and envy.


A person who lives from heart is courageous, inspirational and memorable. These traits can also make a person susceptible to being envied. Where there is light, jealousy is sure to be lurking in the shadows. Remember that all things have opposites and those opposites are always inherent. Peacemakers are found in the midst of conflict, healers are found among the sick. Likewise, where you find true leadership, you will also find those who are suffering from jealousy.

There aren’t any jealous people, however, we all suffer from jealousy. Jealousy may be defined as the inability to experience heartfelt joy for another person’s success. Animals suffer from jealousy too. Read more

Word of the Month for March 2016: Intuition

The Virtue is Intuition and the Saboteur is Conclusion

Intuition is our inner compass.

The Phoenicians were an ancient mariner society that lived as long ago as 6,000 years. Their navigation genius changed the face of the world. Some say these people may have navigated themselves across the entire globe. They exchanged ideas as well as goods. They brought us the alphabet, invented purple dye and supplied Egypt with wood for their magnificent temples. All these things and more came about because these people pondered on the nature of the night sky.

They intuited that we humans were travelers in space and time and that the stars and planets were also time travelers. The night sky viewed from the Earth used to be like a piece of black velvet dappled with brilliant diamonds spilling across its surface. The Phoenicians pondered the graceful movements of the stars across the sky, how they synchronized with the seasons and even synchronized with events in their lives.

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The Word of the Month for February 2016: Natural

Lotus in Blom

The Virtue is Natural and the Saboteur is Normal.

Naturalness isn’t always the norm.

We don’t often use the word natural unless we’re speaking of health food stores or a trip to the country. We don’t usually refer to ourselves as natural either, rather, we refer to ourselves as normal. I’m normal. Is that normal? You’re not normal! I’ll never be normal, and I don’t want to be normal.

It’s normal for people to shout one another down because each side claims to understand the nature of the Universe.
It’s natural to ponder on the nature of the Universe. Are we immortal? What’s the point to all of this?
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