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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Forget What They Say – Here’s How To Overcome Anxiety

I have been filled with anxiety my entire life. Who knows where it comes from. Perhaps it is the anxiety of not being good enough, of failing in my endeavours, of not being loved, or even of dying. In my experience, it is important to acknowledge both the personal and the universal elements of our problems. In the case of anxiety, it is necessary to understand what it is about ourselves specifically that makes us anxious, as well as having a grasp on what anxiety means in a broader context, if we are to overcome it.

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  man-crying CROPPED.jpg   3 Spiritual Concepts that Will Help You to Endure Times of Chaos, Unrest and Fear

Due to our technological connectedness, now more than ever before people are feeling the heavy weight of severe cataclysmic and tragic events, affecting millions of people around the world, with only the promise of greater turmoil to come. It’s easy in this environment to slip into overwhelm, despair, anxiety and depression, which only makes things worse. It’s imperative to focus on self-care and personal spiritual cultivation in order to endure and protect ourselves from the negativity which confronts us.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   6 Keys to Making the Global Shift in Human Consciousness

The great shift in the consciousness of humanity has hit critical mass and passed the point of no return. It’s been building slowly but surely, and now it’s about to kick into high gear. The next decade or so will be a period of enormous change and perhaps more than a little turbulence. Think of this as the process of humanity going into labour as it begins to birth a new earth reality. In this article, I offer what I consider the six keys to smoothly and successfully making the shift to the New Earth and becoming a charter member of a wonderful new era of humanity.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Nothing to Fear – Shifting From Fear to Love

Fear is running rampant in our world and it is blinding many to the inner guiding voice of their soul, and keeping us from creating a better world. We can all transcend our fears by embracing a few higher truths and increasing our awareness of a few important points.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   This 2,000 Year-Old Story Holds The Key To Finding Ourselves

A story that sums up the human experience for me is that of the prodigal son. This is the story of the overzealous son who wastes his father’s fortune and ends up destitute through his reckless travels. He returns home with the intention of begging his father to be made a servant, but is unexpectedly welcomed back and celebrated for his journey. He is celebrated because he lost himself through the trials and tribulations of being out in the world, but was found again on his return home. He was lost and then was found.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Brené Brown's On How To Cultivate Belonging In A Divided Culture

America is in the midst of a spiritual crisis of disconnection—and that’s not my opinion, but a finding from some of the latest research by social scientist Brené Brown. Brown’s new book, Braving the Wilderness, is about how we can find our sense of belonging in today’s divided political climate. But its lessons apply to anyone who feels as if they don’t belong—in their family, their social circle, or their workplace.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   The Four Qualities of a Boundless Heart

Life is always one step ahead of us.

It seems that once we figure one thing out, another problem always pops up. We get good at one thing, and then realise we are completely inept at something else. We pick up one skill, and then realise we have lost sight of another. Nothing is ever settled. Nothing is ever lastingly resolved. It all exists in a perpetual state of chaotic flux—a dynamic field of everlasting change—and the absence of certainty and stability oftentimes leaves us feeling confused and wanting more.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   The Words That Woke Me Up Last Night

“I’m a bit scared about the change,” I wrote to my friend.

I am about to move to a new home—again. I am about to leave an artist community behind that I had lived in and loved for four years. But, I need a change—I’ve needed it for a long time now. So, there I was having all these nervous and exciting thoughts about the new place and the bittersweet memories of the past after packing all my belongings in piles of boxes and bags. His response was, “Search, ‘What do you desire,’ on YouTube.”

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   An Open Letter to the Spiritual Community About Psychiatry

There’s life with the experience of mental illness and then there’s life as a mental patient. I’ve been told that both entail a large serving of unfathomable suffering. Suffering that brings you to the brink of something you can’t imagine tolerating one more second of, and then it asks you how you’d like to stay there for infinity. The kind of existential fear that comes with not knowing what is real and what is illusion. A depth of pain that feels so endless it’s like a black hole inside your core. Others describe feeling on fire, electrified by worry. Or maybe you’ve just been told that your behaviour is concerning, scary, or dangerous.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Resisting Change Is The Easiest Way To Miss Out On Life

It is hard to admit when we get stuck. It hurts our ego and makes us feel like we’ve made a personal mistake. We take this personally because we have identified with the part of ourselves that wants to stay the same. When we identify with something, we make ourselves into it. Admitting that we need to change requires acknowledging there is something wrong with us, and we tend to have a hard time with this.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   The Stages of Fasting: What Happens to Your Body When You Fast?

While fasting is nothing new, it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as many discover its health benefits. If you are planning your first fast or looking for ways to improve your next one, there are a few things you should do to prepare. The first step is learning about the different stages of fasting. This knowledge helps you mentally and physically prepare for what happens to your body when you fast.

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  Tasmanian Devil Milk is capable of killing the most deadly superbugs  

The Seven Requirements Of Love

How to Develop an Evolutionary Relationship
It is critical to remember that this crisis we are facing is a crisis in which the sacred powers of love in the human soul are being diverted by distraction, by greed, by ignorance, by the pursuit of power, so that they never irrigate the world and transform it. What is needed is a vision of evolutionary relationship as a relationship that helps us come into the real, take responsibility for it, and enact our sacred purpose with a partner, and for the world: when two lovers come together in this dynamic love consciousness, they create a transformative field of sacred energy, from which both can feed to inspire their work in reality.

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  Tasmanian Devil Milk is capable of killing the most deadly superbugs  

Suicide: Falling Through The Cracks of Stigma

If you have ever lost a loved one to suicide, you know the tremendous amount of pain it causes. There may not be a worse feeling in the world. In my experience as a psychiatric nurse, I believe that nobody commits suicide because they want to die — they commit suicide because they want the pain in their lives to go away.

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  man-crying CROPPED.jpg   How To Do More Than Just Cope With Our Problems

Coping is what we have been doing since the beginning of time. We see the problems in front of us, and we “get through.” We find ways to tame the pain and manage the challenges. But what if we could do more than that? What if we could go beyond just coping, and actually find ways to embrace healing?

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Buddhism for the Brokenhearted

The fullness of her breasts, the sweet little freckles on her cheeks and her flashing smile enraptured me the moment I pulled into her driveway. Unfortunately, I was not there to pick her up for a hot date, I was there to pick up my two and four-year-old daughters. As a matter of fact, everything between her and I, except for the child support, was over.

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  man-crying CROPPED.jpg   Twelve Things Happy People Do Differently

I’d always believed that a life of quality, enjoyment, and wisdom were my human birthright and would be automatically bestowed upon me as time passed. I never suspected that I would have to learn how to live – that there were specific disciplines and ways of seeing the world I had to master before I could awaken to a simple, happy, uncomplicated life.”
Dan Millman

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  A New Take on Sewage: How to Harness the Superpowers of Poo and Pee for Better Ecological and Human Health  

Medicating Migraines With No Relief? Try This.

I am now a firm believer that our body is trying to tell us something when we have distressing physical symptoms—and it is in our best interest to find out what that something is. Not listening has significant consequences.

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  A New Take on Sewage: How to Harness the Superpowers of Poo and Pee for Better Ecological and Human Health  

Waking Up to the Sacred in Nature and Reclaiming Our Earth Soul

“In the absence of the sacred, nothing is sacred. Everything is for sale.” Oren R. Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle clan

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  man-crying CROPPED.jpg   10 Truths re Finding Happiness

What is happiness, and how do we find it? It’s the question we’re all trying to find the answer to. We all seem to be pursuing it, yet we so often miss the mark. Happiness is not merely the absence of suffering or a temporary halt in unhappiness; it’s being connected to who we are. It’s less about elation and perfection, and more about purpose and fulfillment.

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  man-crying CROPPED.jpg   About Pain and Expression
Pain, Expression, Love, Expansion and Suppression

I woke up the third day in a row with a migraine – and that became a doorway into a new state of awareness. I had had enough of pain, so I decided to face my torturer. I sat down in meditation, mapped the grasp of my pain, its colour, texture, shape, and as I could visualise what I was up against, I asked it: What are you trying to tell me? What am I supposed to learn from this? And it spoke to me! This is what it said:

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  Re-Connect With Ancient Indian Holistic Wisdom to Treat the Root Cause of Pain   How to compose a love letter

Sometimes, I worry that we’ve reduced our emotions to 140 characters or to the space of a text message. We’ve confined our language into abbreviations to make more room, but are the messages we convey worthy of saving?

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  Re-Connect With Ancient Indian Holistic Wisdom to Treat the Root Cause of Pain   Climbing mountains and spanning valleys; forging rivers and surfing tides

Trust in the journey before you that only your own spirit recognises and can uniquely translate.

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  Re-Connect With Ancient Indian Holistic Wisdom to Treat the Root Cause of Pain   Re-Connect With Ancient Indian Holistic Wisdom to Treat the Root Cause of Pain

The human body is a latticework of energies vibrating at different frequencies, which encompass physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. It has been perfectly created to provide optimal function as long as we observe the laws of nature. When we divert from these laws through breathing polluted air, eating food far from its natural state, drinking chemical-laden water, ingesting toxic medications, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, usinginorganic body care and household products, being exposed to electro-magnetic pollution, and even thinking negative thoughts, imbalances result within our energies, leading to dis-ease.

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  grounding CROPPED   Healing the Psychic Split Which Causes War

A world at war is the manifest outward projection of widespread inner human conflict, a world where nations see other nations as ‘enemies’ reflects the external projection of unresolved internal fears, a world where light and dark are conceived as irreconcilable opposites reflects an inner world torn asunder by rampant conflict.

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  Could Talking to Your Body Be the Answer to Your Health Complaints?  

Could Talking to Your Body Be the Answer to Your Health Complaints?

Have no doubt, the mind can be a powerful healing tool. And science is beginning to acknowledge what shamans, healers, intuitives and spiritual masters have known for a millennia. Researchers like Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. have shown that our thoughts, whether conscious or not, have a profound impact on our bodies — right down to the cellular level and our very DNA. Time and again, it has been demonstrated that when we harbour ill will toward ourselves with negative self-talk and beliefs, our well-being and health will eventually suffer. Fortunately, the reverse is also true. When we hold ourselves in unconditional, genuine love — miracles happen as a matter of course.

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  Are Doctors Making You Sicker? Reclaim Your Innate Power to Heal!  

Are Doctors Making You Sicker? Reclaim Your Innate Power to Heal!

Did you know that your mind/body is the world’s most sophisticated quantum computer – capable of amazing rejuvenation and great healing? Every organ, cell and body part functions harmoniously because they are programmed to do so, and if there is a problem, your mind/body knows how to heal.

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  The Hijacked Mind: Healing a Society in Trauma  

The Hijacked Mind: Healing a Society in Trauma

The hijacking of our minds and our consciousness with fear-based societal manipulation is the foundation for many of our most deeply rooted beliefs and perceptions. The institutions of our society are designed to produce fear, stress and trauma via manufactured systems of power, governance, education, religion and finance (just to name a few) — all of which serve to propagate institutional instead of personal power. And, while we are spiritual beings having a human experience, we are human after all, and our psychology and biology play compelling parts in our behaviour and reactions to those manipulative stimuli.

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  The seven most common factors responsible for chronic illness  

The seven most common factors responsible for chronic illness

Many people struggle on their path to meditative states of consciousness, becoming downtrodden when their minds refuse to obey the orders to be silent and blank. A cycle of periodic “empty” mind moments infiltrated by incoming thoughts erupts, infuriating the practitioner who simply wants to achieve a peaceful state on their path to personal enlightenment.

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Discipline With Dignity

Tommy, an agitated 14-year-old high school student in Oakland, Calif., was in the hallway cursing out his teacher at the top of his lungs. A few minutes earlier, in the classroom, he’d called her a “b___” after she twice told him to lift his head from the desk and sit up straight. Eric Butler, the school coordinator for Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY—the author is executive director of the organisation) heard the ruckus and rushed to the scene. The principal also heard it and appeared. Though Butler tried to engage him in conversation, Tommy was in a rage and heard nothing. He even took a swing at Butler that missed. Grabbing the walkie-talkie to call security, the principal angrily told Tommy he would be suspended.

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Finding healing for the healers

Compassionate care is the focus of a local program that is designed to improve the patient-caregiver relationship. Seventeen years ago today, in the Boston Globe Magazine, a dying man issued a plea for greater compassion in medicine. He worried that medical professionals faced increasing work demands that prioritised efficiency over empathy. Kenneth Schwartz died of lung cancer two months later, but not before founding an organization that would bring increased attention to the importance of human interactions in medicine.

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The Healing Power of Poetry

“I never could connect with poetry,” Jan said. “I’m a math teacher!” She was sitting on my living room couch surrounded by piles of poetry books. On the coffee table was a stack of cards, each with a different poem on it. Even some of the art on the wall had hand-calligraphed verses among the colours.

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The Giving Keys

This week a woman in Texas learned that a mother in Oklahoma had been leaving McDonald’s with her two young sons when they were struck by a car. Her youngest son, just three-years-old, was killed. The women’s lives had crossed briefly three years before, when they bonded at a wedding, both being pregnant.

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The power of I AM in healing, forgiving and moving through difficult situations

Humans are a gifted, blessed species with a level of spiritual free will that often goes unused in modern day society. It's easy to feel doubt, to feel less than capable, letting time pass us by.

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