February 2010 Blog Posts (78)

They Might Be Traitors

This was originally published with the title Stop A War about the time President Bush invaded Iraq. The title has proven pointless, but the issues raised are even more relevant today. Only the title has been changed.



A nation at war with itself cannot stand. He speaks of American justice and points us to evil while he cuts deals with nuclear armed devils. A friend of Al Qaeda, he is the Commander-In-Chief of the most powerful military force on planet earth and the man we call… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on February 9, 2010 at 12:34pm — 9 Comments

Metta: The Practice of Loving Kindness

I learned Metta in the fall of 2004 and this pracitce changed my life.



Metta is a practice of sending Loving Kindness first to yourself, then to another, then to ever-widening families or groups of people, and animals too.



It will include sending loving kindness to those who have hurt you. And when difficult or painful feelings come up in your practice, it is important to return to having loving kindness for… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 9, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

A Frog with a Rainbow Connection



"How can a song, performed for a kid’s movie, be so deep that even upon looking at the lyrics, you struggle to comprehend its meaning?"



There is a song written for children and sung by a frog that is so magical and haunting it still stirs my soul today beyond description. The song is "Rainbow Connection" and it was originally… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 9, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Law of Attraction or Law of Awakening?

The cosmic formula of creation is gloriously simple:

Attention + Intention = Manifestation

Nothing in the universe evades this law. The reality you perceive is entirely a function of the only two forces at your command: your attention and your intention. Bring conscious awareness… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 8, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Give Me A D - by Christiane Northrup M.D.

Give Me a D!

There’s a paradigm shift going on in medicine as new research reveals a far greater role for vitamin D. Vitamin D is not just for kids—or the prevention of rickets. Optimal levels of Vitamin D (40–80 ng/ml) enhance the creation and functioning of healthy cells throughout the body.…

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Added by Marianne on February 8, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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Paralysis





One of the most troubling dream events, and startling physical side-effects

of REM, is paralysis. Large muscle groups often become paralyzed during a

dream, presumably to prevent injury to the dreamer in case the dreamer's

instincts would cause a physical reaction to dreaming visuals. It can be

troubling if the dreamer becomes aware of his body in a paralyzed state

without being aware of the fact that the mind is still in a dream… Continue

Added by Nancy Anderson on February 7, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

<>Dreams about Money<>

Money





Money can be lost, gained, or spent in dreaming. Dreams about money are often really about power, control, and competency. Consequently, the larger perspective of who is interacting with you around money and what your role in the transaction is are important features of the dream.

Many people who dream about money are controlled by it-the desire for it, the lack of it, or the inability to control themselves with it. This last category is seen most clearly in money… Continue

Added by Nancy Anderson on February 7, 2010 at 1:37am — No Comments

Clearing Your Mind

Clearing Your Mind

Allowing Spirit in



Set aside time each day to unclutter and settle your mind. Whether through yoga, dance, walking or journaling.





After a full day out in the world, stories, words, images, and songs from any number of sources continue to play in our heads hours after we encounter them. Even as we lie in bed, in the quiet dark, our minds continue noisily processing all the input…

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Added by Alexa on February 6, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Yay For Us!!

Many thanks to our Alexa............LOOK, we have a new name and a new sub-title!! Indeed, we are having a celebrating journey! (So is the squirrel!)

Marianne…

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Added by Marianne on February 6, 2010 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Finding and Dancing with Our Soul Tribe

We all have a soul family as well as our family of birth or origin on Earth. Our Soul Family, or Tribe, consists of those souls who we travel with through numerous lifetimes and who hail from our cosmic "home base." In the here and now, they accept and embrace us just as we are.…

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Added by Alexa on February 6, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"We Are All Wayfayers" - from Shambhala Sun

We Are All Wayfarers - By



It’s very easy to get annoyed, particularly with our loved ones. I’ve been married to someone for fifty-three years and in a close relationship with him for fifty-six. Sometimes that person makes a stupid remark that hurts my feelings,…

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Added by Marianne on February 5, 2010 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

Practicing Nonattachment

It's amazing that this article came across my desk today. As I continue to work with the principal (and birthright) of my own autonomy, I am reminded that healthy parents raise children to become healthy adults - free and whole in and of themselves, despite the difficulty of letting them go at the appropriate…

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Added by Alexa on February 4, 2010 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

The Art of Being Alone!



I just wanted to throw this topic out because I sense that I am not the only one to be in this position.....







I willingly (after YEARS of contemplation) walked away from a 15 year marriage, about 2 years ago. The marriage was not bad, but I wanted a happiness that I knew I would never experience with my ex-husband.







This thread is not to discuss whether the decision to leave was right or not .... but… Continue

Added by Time 4 Fun on February 2, 2010 at 11:52pm — 1 Comment

2 "Secret" Words to Transform Your Life

From The Secret Daily Teachings



There are two words that, when spoken, have the most unfathomable power to completely change your life. Two words that, when they pass your lips, will be the cause of bringing absolute joy and happiness to you. Two words that will create miracles in your life, wipe out negativity, and bring you abundance in all things. Two words that, when uttered and sincerely felt, will summon all the forces in the… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 2, 2010 at 1:03pm — 3 Comments

Fun & Yummy Valentine's Treat - Red Velvet Cupcakes

Whether you spend Valentine's Day with a sweetheart or a friend, here are some fun ideas to share love and fun on Valentine's Day this year. Enjoy!



Red Velvet Cupcakes



First made popular in Southern cuisine, red velvet cake gets its name because acidic ingredients, buttermilk and vinegar here, react with cocoa to give it a redish tinge. Usually, this color is further intensified with the addition of red food coloring. The… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 2, 2010 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Fun and Yummy Ideas for Valentine's Day - Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries



These strawberries are first dipped in semi-sweet chocolate; and then they are dipped in white chocolate to create these fancy berries. They can also have chopped nuts or coconut sprinkled on them for an extra touch of class. The dipped strawberries make a perfect appetizer or light dessert to be served at a bridal shower or special luncheon. They also make a festive display on your holiday buffet… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 2, 2010 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Take The Vow With Deepak Chopra

Added by Marianne on February 2, 2010 at 11:53am — No Comments

A Thought From Rumi

Added by Marianne on February 1, 2010 at 1:20pm — No Comments

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