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Spiritual Growth conversations

Discover the joy of engaging in our free, live, online conversations described below.
Join Darla, Alden, and Aprilhelen in life affirming spiritual conversations not restricted to one religious viewpoint.
Our calendar shows this week's live conversations.

Featured Topics

Enrich Your Inner Life

In the realm of our inner lives lies the key to becoming who we aspire to be; a person grounded in ideal values like compassion, forgiveness, patience, peace and trust. At times our outer experiences of daily living seem to control our priorities. We’ll explore whether genuine happiness can flow out of giving our ideal values first priority in our daily lives. In this conversation we’ll delve into the profound significance of our inner guidance and the values that shape our spiritual progress. Your presence will enrich this shared exploration, and we look forward to the insights that will emerge.

Consult Your Inner Spirit

As we walk through life, we find ourselves facing challenges that confound our minds and require help from beyond ourselves. Many have found that within their mind resides the Inner Spirit, serving as a spiritual guide that connects us to the Source of unselfish love.

Asking for spiritual guidance is like asking advice from a trusted friend. Let's share how we have each discovered the various ways in which spiritual guidance can manifest. Perhaps you've received inspired solutions or transformative insights. 
Join us on this journey of self discovery and spiritual growth, as we collectively learn more about our incredible Inner Spirit connection.

Searching for Truth

When a belief becomes accepted as “the truth,” that accepted belief can limit one’s ability to hear other views—views which may improve one’s own perspective of truth. Many people, through their spiritual experiences, begin to understand their insights as vital to discovering the progressively higher truths. In this conversation we will explore how we can improve our ability to discern what is real and true for us, which has the potential to expand our happiness, sense of beauty, and communication, making us better friends, neighbors, and citizens.

Creative Spiritual Adventures

You are the creator of your own spiritual adventure, regardless of your upbringing, religious training, or cultural influences. In this conversation you are encouraged to share your journey of spiritual discovery and to learn from others as they share their experiences. Consider that the wisdom found in our collective community of friends is an important source of nourishment on our creative spiritual adventures.

Spiritual But Not Religious?

Do you desire to experience a rich spiritually-connected life without feeling obligated to an institutionalized system of beliefs? 

While many find spiritual sustenance in their religion of choice, in this conversation we will explore the differences between participating in various forms of organized religion and simply living a dynamic, spirit-centered life.

This conversation explores the challenges, resources, and benefits of living a self-designed, spiritually-fragrant life.

Art of Universal Language

Some of us have come to the realization that even if we are speaking the same vernacular language, each of us may have a unique linguistic interpretation of the same words which may result in the listener getting a much different idea than what was intended. Every single person on the planet has a unique perspective, created from their history, cultural influences, family-of-origin terminology, education, etc.

In this Spiritual Growth Conversation, you are encouraged to practice what we call universal language. Simply put, universal language is terminology that is the most common to all humanity. When utilizing universal language, you are specifically expressing your words and tone for the greatest number of people to understand, doing the greatest good for the greatest length of time.

Meet Your Hosts

Darla Hughes

Hello, from Wisconsin! I am so excited about this platform for meeting new friends who are sharing their hearts and minds about personal spiritual growth. I have been curious about spiritual matters all my life and it has brought me many joyous adventures with new friends as I’ve traveled the world to listen to others and share my spiritual experience. My passion to serve and grow has taught me the importance of the art of effective, loving communication. This has facilitated deeper connections with those I meet. It has brought about trust and friendship on a soul level.

As spiritual seekers, we will explore our inner life together and remain open to supporting one anothers’ discoveries in spiritual growth. I sincerely hope you join us on this exciting platform where we can become friends and partners on our spiritual journey.

Alden Hughes 

Spiritual Growth has become a central focus of my life the last 30 years. Listening to others and sharing my experiences are a key part of spiritual growth for me.  Spiritual guidance and even healing are evidence of just how practical the revealing of spiritual dimensions of life can be. 

The reason this project of Spiritual Growth Conversations is so important to me is it reflects how each individual’s mind is infinitely valued. Each of us can find a special, unique function and purpose in our awakening to a shared Spiritual Reality. We have always taught who we are by how we live our lives. But now we can stretch our minds by sharing new ideas of Truth that we want to learn. I hope you are inspired to join me, in the revelation of the joy and love of who we are.


Aloha Y’all! Having the fortunate inspiration through challenges as a young child to investigate whole health from physical ailments, alongside my caregivers’ encouragement to explore various modalities of spirituality, I am now faithful to the truth that optimal health for quality longevity is a personal responsibility and that religion is a personal experience.

Cheering from the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, with my three fur babies, a property full of garden babies, rivers, and woods, I am excited to get to know you and your unique expression of universal creation!

Would you rather do a bit more reading on your self-directed spiritual path?

Here are some topics you may wish to explore. Each topic link is filled with inspirational readings and exercises for spiritual practice. Check back occasionally, as we are currently adding more topics and conversations.

About Us

We are a group of spiritual adventurers sharing our ideas about how to grow spiritually and experience joy in a world that sometimes feels so difficult.

We offer ideas based on our own experience. We do our best to give you simple descriptions, explanations, examples, and exercises.

We promise: no obligation to us on your part, no cost, nothing to join, nothing you must profess to believe, no attempt to convert you. We simply want to share what we have discovered; you can use whatever works for you.

May you grow in the joy of living!


What Is The Urantia Book?
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