Someone commented on a friend's wall on FB questioning why healers and mediums charge for their services. His argument was that spiritual teachers should teach through example and have faith that the universe will provide. He mentioned Buddha, monks, and shared a philosophical story about an old lady and a bag of precious stones.
The post was promoting one of my links, but I didn't join the fray. My friend and a couple of others spat chilli sauce in his eyes – she doesn't cook, so I was surprised she had some with her – and carved oi, oi, oi into his chest with a nail file, and he confessed that he had spent the last three years being fed and housed by strangers. He repaid those people by doing household chores and impersonating Oliver Twist, “Please Sir, I want some more.” In Australia, we call that free-loading, and if the chores aren't being done it's called raising teenagers.
"We can deny everything, except that we have the possibility of being better."
~ The Dalai Lama
We lament over our faults and shortcomings. We stress over all those things that don't turn out the way we would like. Yet, so long as we can remain open to the possibility that we can become better, we have the opportunity to grow and learn from our shortcomings and sufferings, becoming wiser, more joyful human beings as a result.
What you think of as your weaknesses are, most likely, blessings in disguise. Embrace your weaknesses. Be grateful for them. Turn them into your greatest strengths. Allow them to teach you - to transform yourself into a better being.
Of all the “New Age” practices, healing is undoubtedly one of the most sought after. I often wondered why that was. After much research, I came to the conclusion that sometime after 1950, there was a growing disillusionment with “traditional” medicine. Because of a complicated set of rising circumstances, the face of medicine and patient care was rapidly changing and becoming more institutionalized. Specialization became more prevalent and medicine became more complicated to practice.
The things that hold us back spiritually are all within ourselves. All negative attitudes spell our own undoing because they draw the mind away from God and affirm a separate reality. Only when you’ve overcome the carping, doubting spirit can you uplift your mind in attunement with the Divine.
A study published in the April 2 issue of Consciousness and Cognition found that 20 minutes of meditation each day can improve cognitive skills in as short as four days. The research involved 63 students randomly split into two groups. Researchers trained one group on mindfulness meditation while the other group listened to J.R.R. Tolkein's fantasy novel, The Hobbit. Before and after the experiment, students from both groups were assessed on their mood and cognitive functions, including memory, concentration and visual attention.
What if the true cause of your distress, pain or illness was at the level of subconscious mind, and that the only way the subconscious could communicate with you was through the body, as reflected in your symptoms?There is perhaps not a single one of us who hasn’t suffered from chronic pain or illness at one time or another. And if you are like most, you focused on the physical nature of that pain or illness, the outward symptoms. Indeed, you naturally defined that pain or illness by those symptoms. Chances are the health professional you sought out did the same. And if you are one of the unlucky one’s, that chronic pain or illness came to define you and your life.
Question: I have experienced panic attacks for years. What is my body trying to tell me? How can I stop them?This is a timely question. With humans fighting around the world, the energy of fear and panic is permeating our planetary psyche. Everyone (including animals) feels it on some level because we are all one. We heal the planetary panic by healing our own.In my experience, panic attacks occur when your energy partially leaves your body. Your body panics because it feels your spirit leaving.
It’s about the smoke! I’ve heard countless reports worldwide of cigarette smoke or cigar smoke being blown into a child’s ear to relieve earache. Someone’s Grandpa, Uncle or Grandma stopped the pain with that simple act of mercy. It’s about the smoke! I’ve heard countless reports worldwide of cigarette smoke or cigar smoke being blown into a child’s ear to relieve earache. Someone’s Grandpa, Uncle or Grandma stopped the pain with that simple act of mercy.
...music is a bridge between the human and immortal worlds or between the person and their Higher Self. Music is a language understood by souls without the need of words--a Universal Language.A child’s greatest stimulation for growth and development in the womb is sound. It is the first of all the senses to develop, not yet as hearing, but as feeling. Feeling is our original experience of sound. After birth, sound and music remain with us as carriers and conductors of memories and emotions and thereby our biochemical pharmacy. Sound is an encyclopedia of past knowledge. Music literally acts as a time machine with which to revisit the past, journey through the many doorways of the imagination and explore future realms.
Coning is like smudging your insides.
Featured in the LA Times, on NBC, CBS & Barbara Walters
The most powerful anti-depressant there is, is touch, if used responsibly. As a massage therapist, the focus of my practice is to address the problems created in our lives by various stressors and specifically the problems of touch abuse. I stand firmly in the conviction that alternative healers and body workers of all modalities must find ways to antidote these problems. We have at our disposal an opportunity to model a new and powerful quantum paradigm of healing which I would like to see disseminated into the world. This paradigm addresses a new way of thinking about our reality--not just in healthcare--but in life.