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Ingrid Oliphant
Sunday Prayer
I hope your day is bright and brimming w/ pools of overflowing joy!! Sunday anthem: Move Any Mountain by the Shamen Different Ways to Pray (from Words Under the Words by Naomi Shihab Nye) There was the method of kneeling, a fine method, if you lived in a country where stones were smooth. The women dreamed wistfully of bleached courtyards, hidden corners where knee fit rock. Their prayers were weathered rib bones, small calcium words uttered in sequence, as i... Read More
Kelle Sparta
Walkabout 2002 – Employed!!
OK – I have a firm commitment for a job starting Wednesday next week, full time working as a Recruiter/Trainer for 8 real estate offices. Still have to negotiate the salary and commission stuff, but other than that, it’s all set. Woo hoo! One more step towards self-sufficiency. All I need now is my own place and I’m back on track. * This is part of an ongoing series of posts detailing what happened on a spiritual pilgrimage that I took in 2002. To start from the beginning, go to July 2, 2013 . To see the entire spiritual journey ... Read More
Brenda Tobin-Flood
Healthy Benefits of Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
If your pet has arthritis, fleas, yeasty ears or general health issues, you may be able to help them without turning to pharmaceuticals. Nature provides several great all-purpose tonics, and one of them is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). In 400 BC, Hippocrates described ACV as “a naturally occurring antibiotic and antiseptic that fights germs and bacteria,” and it’s also mentioned in the Bible as an antiseptic and a healing agent. ACV is created when apple juice is fermented into cider and then fermented again to make vinegar. I use, and recommend, raw organic ... Read More
Anne Baker
Natural Sleep Solutions the news media doesn't tell you about
Sleep deprivation and health A January 2014 CDC report has estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. The CDC has called this a problem of epidemic proportions. Several years ago Arianna Huffington president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group realized realized she was severely sleep deprived and began researching the effects sleep deprivation has on the body. What she found astounded her and because... Read More
Jessica Sunshine Klein
Karma and Karma Yoga
Sunday 9/18/11 Meditation based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras Saraswati Andrea Lee and Chitra Jessica Sunshine Starseed Yoga and Wellness of Montclair, NJ Sponsered by The Yoga Life Society OM Shanti call/response lead by Chitraji. “Turn every action into Yoga with the magic wand of right attitude.” - Master Sivananda Karma Usually when we think of karma, we think of it as an effect. For example, if you don’t water a plant, its karma i... Read More
Heike Zelnhefer
What is Buddhism?
In my life I have made many serious mistakes, disappointments, lies, and have hurt many people. For me the very essence of my spirituality relies on me learning to see the good in bad, no matter how difficult it may be. When I first started to study Buddhism, I learned that the true path to a good life first begins with facing your past. Karma is everywhere, no matter how little or big the evil deeds were. If you want to cleanse your spirit, you have to own up to your past. This to me was horrifying, to have to ... Read More
David Schouela
Why are we not happier?
According to the Dalai Lama, “the purpose of our life is to seek happiness”. Yet why are we not happier? What keeps us from being happier? There may be many reasons for this, but one reason stands out for me. We are looking for happiness in the wrong places. That is because we are deeply engrained to believe that happiness lies outside of ourselves. Our culture continuously reinforces this notion – consider the endless bombardment of media messages that flood our consciousness every day. The central theme of these messages is that if we can just get this next thing, then ... Read More
David Murphy
Scientific Evidence to Support Barefoot Running
A fantastic story just came out on NPR about the impact of running in shoes vs. running without them... Something I've claimed for years, based on my own experience running barefoot and also from working with runners, is that shoes causes more impact on your body than leaving them behind.  Running in your birthday shoes lowers the impact on your body simply because it forces us to improve our alignment to avoid pain.  Very quickly our alignment and running posture improves from the simple act of trying to avoid blisters and hard landings.  Getting blisters runnin... Read More
Barry Kerr
Hidden Beliefs
by Barry Kerr and Kristine Gay Believe it or not, your beliefs determine your destiny. Sometimes, this is obvious. For example, if you don’t believe you can write a book, then how would you? But it’s the hidden and emotionally formed core beliefs that have a more profound, persistent impact. These are the beliefs you don’t know you believe. In fact, quite often, what people claim to believe is contrary to what they really believe down in their gut. A young woman came to us reporting how she felt inspired years ago to go back to school ... Read More
Judith Costa
Allow Love to enter your life. To Love another person means to open up your whole being. To show who you really are, your positive and your negative qualities. This can make you feel vulnerable. You can see it as something very scary. But you cannot Love without being authentic, without being yourself. Nobody is perfect, and we all know it. Allow others to Love you the way you are, and you will be able to release all the energy that you are using to protect yourself. You don’t need to sell the best version of yourself. You only ... Read More
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