May 2016 Articles (49)

How Do I Know If My Meditation Method Is Working?

It is only reasonable to wonder if a meditation practice is really doing what it is supposed to. Through various forms of emotional and spiritual blackmail many cult-type yoga teachers and groups keep their members afraid to either question or come to the conclusion that what they have been taught is worthless–including the teacher and the organization. Some years ago I received a letter from a man who had been practicing “the highest yogic technique” in one of…


Added by Abbot George Burke on May 18, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Natural Way To Lose Weight Following GM Diet Plan

Many of us might have tried many ways and methods to lose weight. From conventional dieting techniques to acupressure, sauna techniques and what not, but many times, people have ended up losing a large amount of money and wasting their precious time.

But the wait for a beautiful…


Added by Usha Panigrahi on May 18, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

I AM.....

I Am…


Who am I?

How many times do you answer that question? OK maybe not phrased like that, yet in every judgement, label or like and dislike you answer it. You became aware of yourself around age 3, by 4 you were getting the hang of it. You had a distinct personality and began your life’s work of defining that question of “who am I”. The problem with ” who am…


Added by Lynn Zambrano on May 17, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Aura & the Chakras: An Intuitive Processing Unit

The Aura & the Chakras: An Intuitive Processing Unit

by Regina Chouza (760 words)


The human body comes with a built-in processing unit that makes it possible for us to receive intuitive messages from angels, spirit guides and our surroundings. It is known as the energy body; we can flex its muscles by working with the aura and the chakras in daily meditations.


The Chakras & Their Psychic…


Added by Regina Chouza on May 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Maybe We Need To Hug A Tree?

When despair for the world grows in me

And I wake in the night at the least sound

In fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake

Rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron…


Added by Michelle Alberigi McKenzie on May 16, 2016 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

What Pulls You to Distraction?

What Pulls You to Distraction?

By Kathy Custren 819 (H&H)

It seems no matter now much we try to stay focused on something, any one thing, our focus ends up being pulled by some type of distraction. From the time we open our sleep-laden eyes in the morning, we are met with birdsong and the sounds of the world around us coming back to life. Multiple distractions face us morning, noon, and night. Some of us may have even more than one preferred distraction.



Added by Kathy Custren on May 15, 2016 at 4:34pm — 2 Comments

Transitioning with Grace

In The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Sogyal Rinpoche identifies a primary problem in western society: a deeply embedded aversion to death. We teach ourselves how to live, he says, but our lessons fail to include dying, which other cultures approach with reverence as part of life. We avoid talk of death until we meet it head-on and at that point, we succumb to fear and panic. We are unprepared. An obvious reflection of this is society’s refusal to accept aging; we cannot allow ourselves to…


Added by Lisa Shaw on May 15, 2016 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Bouba and Kiki, among other stuff

Embodied cognition dances in a multi-dimensional universe, existing in thousands of separate guises...

Take, for example, the pair of odd shapes above. If asked which shape is called…


Added by John DiPrete on May 14, 2016 at 8:48pm — 4 Comments

All the Way Bold—Yes, You Have Permission!

All the Way Bold—Yes, You Have Permission!

by Kathy Custren

Could it be that many of us are too fearful to be bold? “Are we allowed to do it,” we wonder to ourselves. What might it take to prompt us into taking action, when we might very well be surrounded by others just as stiff and silent?

“It is best to ask…


Added by Kathy Custren on May 13, 2016 at 10:35pm — 1 Comment

Loving Yourself No Matter What!

It’s pretty easy to love ourselves when all is running smoothly, when our work is stable and the relationships in our lives feel connected and balanced. But what happens when you get in a harsh argument with your mate, or when the company you work for needs to downsize and adds to your workload while reducing your salary? Where do we turn when life’s challenges meet us straight on and demand our attention?…


Added by Carl Studna on May 13, 2016 at 6:01pm — 4 Comments

Inspiration Versus Motivation

There is a distinction to be made between motivation and inspiration. Inspiration calls you to take action that is enjoyable and will lead to that which you desire. Motivation causes you to take action that is not enjoyable in the attempt to create a certain result. Can you see how inspiration works perfectly within the laws of the universe and the mechanism of physical reality, while motivation is counter to those laws.

We agree that action will create manifestation. But action…


Added by Gary Temple Bodley on May 13, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The 5 Quickest Ways To Boost Your Self Esteem

Self esteem is not a hot and sexy topic. Not even close. Most people don’t like to talk about their self esteem in front of others. But this is a topic we should all be passionate about. Self esteem is defined as confidence in one’s own worth or abilities. We can see how prevalent low self esteem is by taking a good look at our culture today. And unfortunately healthy esteem is not taught in schools or by many parents at home. But there is a lot we can do to change that. Once we become…


Added by Nicole Taffs Hollingshead on May 12, 2016 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments



Enabling inhibitions.

Preferring resistance.

Continuously on a mission.

Emotions subside.

Coming down from the natural high.

Bittersweet goodbyes.

All worth the try.

Adventure seeking.

Heart break repeating.

Strong will completing...

Her free spirited…


Added by Jovana Marie on May 12, 2016 at 3:39pm — No Comments

I Fall

Into the colors of an Autumn tree.

From green to orange & red, miraculous to see.

Openness to change, every season.

Beautifully transpired, natural reasons.

We watch the leafs fall & dead their…


Added by Jovana Marie on May 12, 2016 at 3:36pm — No Comments

To Worship or To Become

To Worship or To Become

by Daniel Mitel

Mirra Alfassa, the famous Master known also under the name ‘The Mother’, said in 1956 to her most prominent disciple, Satprem, “No, no one wanted to become. To worship was so much easier.” People where smiling and didn’t understand the importance of this warning. The Mother’s Agenda, a comprehensive work that encloses more than 6000 pages in 13 volumes is…


Added by Daniel Mitel on May 12, 2016 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

5 Signs It's Time to Do a Detox

We all go through phases where we’ve gained some extra weight or don't feel our best, but what happens when these issues linger for years? A detox may be the best option to help you meet your health and fitness goals.

If you’re ready…


Added by Emma Sturgis on May 10, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments


The Angels want HSPs to be aware of the main Soul challenges of the high sensitivity trait so that they can heal from their past wounding and awaken fully on a Soul level.

So what are the Top Ten Challenges that HSPs face?


For HSPs, this often starts with the family they incarnate through to. They may feel completely different, think,act and see the world differently to their families and as such are often seen as the…


Added by Mel Collins on May 10, 2016 at 11:17am — 4 Comments

Age Spots: How They Occur and How to Get Rid of Them

Fortunately, age spots are usually harmless, but nobody actually wants to have them. Luckily there are ways to prevent, fade, and even remove those annoying age spots.

What are age spots and who can get them?

Age spots, also known as liver spots, are identically…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 9, 2016 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

Dealing with Harmful People in Your Life

“A person who could muster the courage to remove from his daily life the products that he basically doesn’t need would automatically delete the negative thoughts and the toxic people in his life.” ~ Anuj Somany

What makes a person toxic, poisonous, or harmful to you in your life? I think the answer to that question can take up the whole article, but let’s just list a few things.

  • Moodiness
  • Negativity
  • Chronic illness
  • Lack of a loving…

Added by Maria Khalife on May 9, 2016 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

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