Today's headline story was so moving I thought I'd post it. In honor of those who don't come home as well as their families. And for a President whom we know as an advocate for peace. This is surely a prayer for Peace across the world today.
By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer Ben Feller, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 38 mins ago
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – Standing in the pre-dawn darkness, President Barack Obama… Continue
A fresh attitude starts to happen when we look to see that yesterday was yesterday, and now it is gone; today is today and now it is new. It is like that - every hour, every minute is changing. If we stop observing change, then we stop seeing everything as new. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
The Buddah taught that there are three principal characteristics of human existence: impermanance, egolessness, and suffering or dissatisfaction.… Continue
Added by Alexa on October 26, 2009 at 12:07am —
Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or meat-eater, here is something to Celebrate.
As of Sunday, October 25... It is officially World "Go Vegan!" Week, and anyone can participate in this movement to honor animals and eco-sustainable farming. Simply commit to sharing at least 3 vegetarian meals this week with someone you love (could be you!). Or go for the whole week (this is really what it's all about...more info below).
Feelings vibrate, just as all things in the universe do, at a particular frequency. This is why people and places that inspire and cultivate positive feelings have what we call good vibrations.
Good vibrations inspire health, happiness, and optimism. When we are tuned in to good vibrations, our bodies heal, our hearts open, and our minds shift toward the light. We see new possibilities and feel… Continue
Shifting into Gratitude: The Question of Worthiness
We all know what it’s like to finally get something we want, only to find ourselves feeling as if we don’t deserve it. Whether it’s a car, a new job, or a date with someone wonderful, we suddenly feel as if we are not up to it. Something in us wants to reject this gift from the universe, perhaps because it requires that we think of ourselves in a new way or makes us question why we should… Continue
As healers, teachers and fellow lighworkers on the path, many of us have or do experience the need to clean our energy field on a regular basis. Even taking a shower or a (sea) salt bath can be an easy and excellent energy field cleaner. There are also fine practices, like certain fun and easy QiGong movements, that can effectively clear your own energy field after working with or on another person. These are also good daily practices for empaths and… Continue
Added by Alexa on October 17, 2009 at 9:00am —
By calling in the elements, one can set and create a powerful container for ritual, prayer or meditation. After you have designed your altar or sacred space in preparation for your ritual, you can use the following prayers to call in the support and guidance of the five (yes, five) elements. You can even "draw" a circle for your ceremony using stones, beads, leaves, or any other special items that you wish. I have been utilizing this practice for many… Continue
It was easy to see when Pres Obama came onto the scene that he was "hip" to recovery. His recovery lingo and policies were clearly evident and so obvious to me, I remember thinking "I need to write down all these phrases he is using b/c he is soooo recovery!" Now I am having a failure to recall his many quotes, but I will look up some of his earlier speeches to illustrate my point. Meantime, I see in this article both he and his half-brother also mention a bit about their own recovery from a… Continue
Even with the congratulations, my prayers and blessings go out to Pres Barack Obama today as he is notably awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. My prayers go out because he has been getting so much attention and putting out such great and needed messages and actions into the world society, yet the actual recovery work must still happen one day at a time. I hope the pressure has a chance to subside and people realize that there needs to be breathing space also, and that the… Continue
Finding Joy in Life's Surprises: Releasing Your Expectations
As we endeavor to find personal fulfillment and realize our individual ideals, we naturally form emotional attachments to those outcomes we hope will come to pass. These expectations can serve as a source of stability, allowing us to draft plans based on our visions of the future, but they can also limit our potential for happiness by blinding us to equally satisfying yet… Continue
Added by Alexa on October 7, 2009 at 11:36pm —
A small child stands on one side of a gate looking through it. He is so small, and so convinced that he cannot get through, he cannot see that the gate is not locked; all he has to do is walk through it.
Whenever we feel 'left out,' or excluded, it brings up this feeling of being a small, helpless child. It is not surprising, as the feeling is deeply rooted in our earliest childhood experiences. The problem is that, because it is so…Continue
Added by Alexa on October 7, 2009 at 11:36pm —
"As you imagine and visualize and verbalize your new story, in time you will believe the new story, and when that happens, the evidence will flow swiftly into your experience. A belief is only a thought you continue to think; and when your beliefs match your desires, then your desires must become your reality.
There is no physical body, no matter what the conditions, that cannot achieve an improved condition. Nothing else in your experience… Continue
Added by Alexa on October 7, 2009 at 9:30am —
I spent an evening yesterday with don Miguel Ruiz, one of my greatest teachers, along with my husband. It was the first time my hubby and I were together at one of Miguel's events! It was great. It was sooooo good to be in the presence of this loving Master, Angel and Teacher after so many years. The last time I spent time with him was in 2003 for a long weekend in SanDiego. And I feel so truly blessed that he was here in our town for a visit at just… Continue
Sometimes we have an experience that we don’t understand, but if we look deeply, or wait long enough, a reason for that experience will usually reveal itself. All the events in our lives lead to other events, and all that we have manifested in this present moment is the result of past events and experiences. We cannot easily tease apart the many threads that have been woven together to create our… Continue
Added by Alexa on October 3, 2009 at 9:58am —