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Pamir Kiciman, BA, RM, CHt.
The Wisdom of Receiving
The ability to receive doesn't get much air time. Giving, that's all over the airways. Receiving not so much. That's why for August I picked it as the topic of the monthly dojo meeting I have with my Reiki practitioners. It resonated overwhelmingly and I'm sharing some of that here, as well as other thoughts about it since. While I write, I'm listening to NPR's stream of the Newport Jazz Festival . This too is a form of receiving through the ears and the soul. As a longtime jazz aficionado, I've never been to ... Read More
Pamir Kiciman, BA, RM, CHt.
Meditation Reveals...
Here's a great thought: How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god. — Alan Watts The short answer is that what we experience through the five senses is limited and often misleading. In his lecture for being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, Yasunari Kawabata in part said: The Zen disciple sits for long hours silent and motionless, with his eyes... Read More
Barry Kerr
Making Criticism Your Friend
by Barry Kerr and Kristine Gay Think of the last time someone criticized or complained about your behavior. How did it feel? Easy-peasy? Painful? If you’re like most of us, criticism and complaints can be an uneasy experience, and sometimes even crushing. It can feel like you’re being judged, rejected and told you aren’t good enough. Dang! It’s not like you deliberately try to do things badly, right? Here’s the thing about criticism and complaints: It’s not about being right or wrong. It’s not even about you! Really? Our families,... Read More
Vala Fawn
Be the Change or Be Changed !!
Be aware of the new era we are entering. Manifistations will arrive quite shockingly at your feet if unconsciousness is not harnessed and redirected...Red Alert !! I'm so happy, Doing the Photon Trance~~ Slip into a new world paradigm that we, the people, have dreamt into being. Enjoy the ride! Just Be 2013 is our Celebration day~ It is time the Human evolves to the next level of being Human~ Show up! That is it! Thanks for all the dedication, discipline and devotion! The Human Race needs everyone no matter what level your playing. Big Love ~~Al... Read More
Ingrid Oliphant
The Drumming of a Heart
If you put your heart against the earth with me, in serving every creature, our Beloved will enter you from our sacred realm and we will be so happy. - Rumi This began calling me 16 months ago: Beginning the weekend of October 2012 and through a period of nearly two and a half months, I thought I was going to die  (a very different experience than wanting to die, by the way!).  I drove myself to the emergency room quite sure that I'd had a series of heart attacks.  I experienced what physicians initially identified as ... Read More
Ingrid Oliphant
A truth about suicide
Until you have danced intimately with death in the way those of us who have faced suicide head on, you cannot fathom the thought processes, feelings, and utter lack of desperation that it entails, particularly as an adult. Depression and suicidality are not demons.   They are a way of life for many.  When we decide to end this whole breathing thing, we're following up on a plan that we've had in place for a while.  And, no, we're not going to tell you about it. It's been just over a year since I last tasted metal ... Read More
Joy Clarkson
Feature Holistic Artist for July: Jayleigh Lewis at Incorporating Ritual
Jayleigh's purpose is to work intuitively, to assist people in putting together symbolic objects, and actions that facilitate their moving forward with intent, whether that intent is personal, or a public marking of a transition in their lives. She has been developing this work for the past 3 years, and now offers phone sessions for $55 each (lasting anywhere from half an hour to an hour), which includes an intuitive card reading, and an offering of one or more rituals which might be done to integrate, and carry forward the guidance from the reading. She has been working ... Read More
The Vitality Cafe
Free Healing
The Free Healing is available now at The Vitality Cafe for three (3) consecutive days.  It is very easy to request for free healing at the Cafe website. Visit the page: Fill out the healing form. You will receive an email about the healing slot availability.  You will be sent healing for three days as mentioned in the email. You can also leave your feedback on the site: Wishing health, prosperity... Read More
Kristin Khederian
Top 4 Ways to Stick to Your Yoga Practice this Summer
*Note - I wrote this blog post for one of my clients, Plank Yoga Mats , and figured I'd share it here too. Enjoy!* We at Plank believe that Yoga is an essential part of maintaining physical and mental strength and clarity. Don't let your practice slip just because the temperature is rising! Here are 4 Helpful Plank Tips for Sticking to your Yoga Practice all Summer Long: 1) Take your Yoga Practice Outdoors - lots of studios and yoga brands offer FREE outdoor cl... Read More
Timothy Gay
Life Moving Too Fast? Get Organized!
Feeling overwhelmed? Does it seem like there's so much to do yet, you don't know where to start, if you can start at all? Yep, life has definitely hit you with a ton of stuff all at once and it's a lot to take in. This has been happening to me as of late and it doesn't show signs of slowing down. The past few weeks have been crazy The good news is everything that's happened has been a good thing. So where do I start...? I acquired a new job with a company that ... Read More
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