Featured Articles– October 2014 Archive (24)

The Emotional Side of Divorce

 

 As we merge into marriage each of us have hopes and dreams of how life can be with that person. We envision daily life, future conversations, romantic moments and life altering vacations. We have feelings of deep connections with ourselves and our partner, more importantly we envision a…

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Added by Jennifer Sharpe on October 25, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

HSP Living: How Do You Spell Support?

An inherent part of living with Consciousness is to be able to understand what is going on with both ourselves and others, so we can act with mindfulness and compassion.

Under this general heading, we often face the issue of feeling supported in our endeavors, and how to best be supportive of others. As an active member of the global HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) community, one of the most common themes I see in forums, blogs or just hear from individuals is "I need support!"…

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Added by Peter Messerschmidt on October 22, 2014 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Healing Yourself Through Breath

Breath gives us life. In Sanskrit, that life force, prana, is considered the equivlaent of "chi" energy or the "ki" in Reik . It is the breath of life that permeates our entire being and moves up the spine touching and vitalizing each chakra, healing by its very nature. Various systems concentrate on the breath as a healing agent, from yogic breathing to holotropic breath work (rebirthing) to the science of LaMaze childbirth or rebirthing, which uses a series of uninterrupted breaths to…

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Added by Lisa Shaw on October 22, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Are You Immobilized by What You’ve Grown Accustomed To?

We become very accustomed to things, don’t we? We become accustomed to having oatmeal for breakfast. We get accustomed to having our clothes cleaned in a particular way. We are accustomed to a specific manner of interface with particular individuals. When we arise in the morning, we have an accustomed way that we move through our morning rituals. We are accustomed to receiving our paycheck on certain days. We’re accustomed to the way our home is maintained. Because we are accustomed, we…

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Added by Maria Khalife on October 20, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

ASIAN LOVE – Real OR Practical

ASIAN LOVE – Real OR Practical

 

The three words together sound a little out of alignment : love – real or practical ? Now one may wonder what has love to do with reality or practicality so to speak.

Love does resonate with spiritual love or real / true love  and the like…What on earth love has to…

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Added by Sunanda Sharma on October 15, 2014 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Can My Relationships Endure My Spiritual Growth?

Not only are society’s outdated beliefs changing about the “sanctity” of relationships, how we behave and define ourselves in them is also shifting. Whether you were the first one in your family to move in with your sweetheart prior to marriage, or you’ve been in a loving same-sex partnership for decades, or have…

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Added by Veronica Lee on October 14, 2014 at 9:31pm — 3 Comments

How To Use Fear Constructively

What is holding you back from reaching your potential?

Maybe you have a dream that keeps nagging at you in the back of your mind, but you brush it away. It keeps tugging at your heart, but you push it down again and again. What are you afraid of?

3 Big Fears

There are three main emotional fears all humans have in common. See if any or all of these ring true for you.

  1. Fear of being rejected or being unloved.
  2. Fear of being…
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Added by Angela R Loeb on October 14, 2014 at 11:46am — 3 Comments

Dying to Live ~ Unity and Oneness or Corporate Rule? (Part One)



The system we live in is a slow burn into a personal and private prison of negative emotion perpetuated by antiquated ideals in regards to energy, government, and finance. Our society isn’t functioning from a place of teaching us how to live healthy lives and thrive in…

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Added by Jennifer Deisher on October 14, 2014 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

Dying to Live ~ Unity and Oneness or Corporate Rule? (Part Two)

Health Care

This is also true for the pharmaceutical companies in that they do not promote Healing or Wellness rather they invent illness so they…

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Added by Jennifer Deisher on October 14, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Meditation and Cognitive Development

Many studies have been done to determine how the practice of meditation affects both mind and body in humans. It has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, slow metabolism, and lower blood pressure.  Studies have also begun to determine how meditation effects serious illness such as cancer and asthma, and whether the effects of meditation are physiologically genuine or just a function of mind over matter.…

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Added by Catherine King on October 13, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Is The Focus On Finding A "Twin Flame" A Healthy One?

Working as an advisor in the new-age industry, I can end up talking to many individuals, both as clients and friends.  As a result, I’ve listened to a multitude of individuals and seen how certain new-age ideas have been employed. I’ve also observed the detrimental effects they have had. If consistent patterns arise, I may begin to question, “What is it about certain beliefs; that instead of bringing people more peace and contentment, they are making a great number of individuals feel…

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Added by Mandy Peterson on October 11, 2014 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Sound: the Language of the Body

Sound: the Language of the Body

Studies are popping up all over – showing that the language of the body is sound. Invisible sound waves are the body’s secret communication system! Understanding the “Rosetta stone of body language” will unlock untold breakthrough for health.

Science maintains that nerves communicate information to the far reaches of the body through electrical impulses. Thomas Heimburg[1], a Copenhagen university, biology…

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Added by Jill Mattson on October 11, 2014 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Compassionate Consumption

We live in a world based on the consumption and accumulation of stuff. This truth is even more exaggerated over the holiday season. But in a time when the earth and so many inhabitants are suffering, can we use this season as an opportunity to turn over a new leaf? To consume in a way that is better for all of us? It is so easy to use the holidays as an excuse to overspend, overindulge and overexert ourselves, however in this very tenuous time in humanity’s history it makes it even more…

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Added by Angela Levesque on October 10, 2014 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

Three Steps to Filter Your Speech: Bless All and Harm None

The gift of speech is so customary to human beings that we fail to appreciate the true magnitude of its power to bless or to harm. Words have incredible power. That power, how we can use it to bless ourselves and others, how we misuse it to hurt ourselves and others, and the thoughtless habits we fall into with regard to it, all offer us an immense resource for cultivating mindfulness.

The bottom line is, we need to be happy. That is our base instinct,…

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Added by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari on October 9, 2014 at 5:47pm — 2 Comments

Healing Relationship Energy-Codependence

     Do you ever feel exhausted and drained after spending time with another? Do you willingly give others your energy, in the hope that he or she will feel uplifted and more positive? Do you need to be in a relationship with another in order to feel alive and energized? 

In most of our relationships we give and receive energy. It is natural and normal. Yet, if you rely on another’s life force energy or if another is…

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Added by Sherrie Dillard on October 8, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Faith and Believing

Faith is something we all have. We always have faith in some things at all times. Having faith in something is the act of believing in something so strongly that we don’t even consider it could be any other way. For example we have faith every time we take a breath that there will be oxygen in the atmosphere to fill our lungs. We have faith that when we eat our food our body will properly deliver all of the nutrients needed for our survival. We have faith that when we take…

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Added by Rev. Marcy Ellen on October 8, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

How to Be the Change You Want

Being the Change in your life is not a magical, instantaneous event.  Like Life itself, it is a journey and not a destination.  Be the Change is a process that can be accomplished while you life your life, go to your job, raise your children, love your pets and take vacation.  It is like playing an exciting game in the background while you do the things you merely do.  It’s a colorful extension you can play with the “I” of you silently while your kids swing on swings, while you mow the lawn,…

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Added by Maria Khalife on October 7, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Entropic Healing and Chaos Therapy: ‘You’ve Got the Power’

Entropic Healing and Chaos Therapy: ‘You’ve Got the Power’

By Kathy Custren

By definition, entropic--or the word ‘entropy’-- does not sound very appealing at all. It supports the idea of decomposition well enough: it can mean a degree of energetic disorder or randomness in [the] system; a gradual decline into chaos. Who would want that to happen? How would entropy be useful?

Alchemists in the know may identify entropy as part of a necessary natural, negredo (nigredo)…

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Added by Kathy Custren on October 7, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Eating and Stress-Beating Tips for Healthy Aging

It’s no surprise that stress accelerates the aging process. Are there foods that help to combat aging and reduce our stress levels? So-called ‘comfort foods’ may not really be doing you any favors, especially since they are often high in fats and carbohydrates. When you feel stressed, your best choice is to feed your body the healthiest things you can find, because unhealthy foods will actually increase your stress level. Think about it. The last time you were stressed out, and you ate a…

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Added by Dr. Bradley Nelson on October 6, 2014 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

Plant Your Feet, Extend Your Soul!

Whether you are new to meditation, getting back at it or practice it daily, one thing that is always a great learning tool is grounding.  Regardless of the type of meditation you are doing – mantras, guided, drumming etc.- you will always go deeper and feel more centred when you perform a grounding technique at the beginning of your meditation.  If you do any form of energy work you will find grounding a valuable tool to use with it as well. Any time you can bring your focus inward you are…

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Added by Janice Chrysler on October 5, 2014 at 10:46am — No Comments

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