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Toss Out Your Story

Current neurochemical research substantiates this. Neurons fire in patterns. These patterns when embedded from repeated use become automatic responses. Responses, including memories and feelings, are triggered quickly when a pattern is embedded.

Embedded responses are good and desirable when they provide us a safer existence. Patterns related to driving are an example.
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Bringing Light to Earth

A SPIRITUAL CONSPIRACY   Courtesy of www.heartoftheinitiate.com On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark. But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something else is happening underground An inner revolution is … Continue reading

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Is Meditation a High Form of Service?

Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s words are beautiful, inspired and form images often used in meditation. That said, I have a different take on meditation than that stated above which I want to share here for your consideration. Baba says “Service is the highest spiritual discipline. Prayer and meditation, or knowledge of scripture, cannot help you reach the goal as quickly as service can. Continue reading

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A Quote to Journal or Meditate On

“I think perhaps I have gotten more out of life than it contains.”  Natalie Clifford Barney I believe it is possible to get more out of life than it contains. How? By living in awareness, in conscious alignment with the … Continue reading

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Dr. Dan Siegel, Mindsight & the Blue Man Group Video – Woo Hoo!

Researchers say laughing opens us to new connections occurring within our brains. Get ready to laugh and learn about Mindsight. Mindsight is what Dr. Dan learned on his incredible journey into the brain to discover how the mind moves along its waves. Yes folks, the mind and brain are not the same. Continue reading

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What if You Couldn’t Smile?

Check out this brief documentary by a woman who has facial paralysis and hear how it effects her interacting with strangers. Thank you to the NY Times for providing this article titled “A Face Without Emotion” produced by Karen Barrow. … Continue reading

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Are You Feeling Trapped in Your Life?

Many people feel trapped today by their jobs, habits, weight, money, family demands, illness and so on. People are so numb to their thoughts and feelings they have lost sense of their options, desires and their own solutions. Numbing through addictions, depression, TV and the internet all keep the thoughts and feelings at a subconscious level. Going within your self each day for silent reflection vanishes the traps that once seemed inpenetrable. You won’t see the situation the same way. It will feel different. You will behave differently without much effort or thought. Your freedom is within no matter what the traps are. Your body will de-stress, symptoms will reverse, and behaving to numb out will not be an option or desirable any longer. Continue reading

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Living Life from our Soul

Prompt- “I am receptive to the purpose, power, will of God, as it is stepped down to me from my soul. I serve that purpose, accept its power, and do the will of God.”…It is being fully present in your service, giving from your heart, then your mind, being fair in decisions, and kind in your interactions with others.
Holding the vision of your connectedness to every living thing in the forefront of your service
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Giving as the Way to Relieve Stress over the Holidays

Welcome to tip #2 for de-stressing your holidays this year. The topic today is giving.
Giving is the best way to relieve stress at any time of the year. You might be saying something like “Giving?? Are you kidding? that’s all I ever do is give, give and give some more until I’m all worn out. I give to my kids, spouse, work, friends, and elderly parents. I have nothing left to give.”
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Marketing and Meditation Share the Steps to Success

Meditation and marketing have some things in common. Seth Godin, the genius of marketing for businesses, recently wrote in his blog about the hierarchy of success from his standpoint and it occurred to me that the same concept could apply to meditation. Seth and I begin at the bottom of the list with execution. This is where most people place their focus- often by asking me ” what is the right way to meditate?” Continue reading

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Whether you Desire Stress Relief or Insight, Journaling Works Wherever You Are

Journaling about how you feel about your situation is a powerful stress reducer. Research has shown us that journaling can ameliorate depression, post trauma stress, and unresolved events in one’s childhood. Continue reading

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The Gift from the Common House Fly

As I recall, this phenomena was first identified in a study of prisoners of war, and later with battered women … or maybe it was Skinner’s behavioral operant conditioning studies that came first. I am a little more awakened now. “We are all one” has deepened in its meaning. Continue reading

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Where is Our Consciousness Located?

Where do you think our consciousness is located? In our mind, our brain, our body? Have you wondered if it is located outside of your body or or mind – out there somewhere? Think about it for a minute. When you think of butter, what makes the thought and image come to you?
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Meditating to the Gophers?

Meditation is powerful. Once your practice is begun, meaning regular sessions of some duration, changes in your life and in you will simply happen, almost as if by magic. I find the energy I receive from meditating with a group … Continue reading

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There is Always Enough Time

There will always be enough time because time will expand when I am in consciously seeking and receiving. It contracts when I am unconscious and engaged in avoidance and self-centered thoughts and actions. Continue reading

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Conscious Living is Also Cleaning Out Your Fridge

When I read or hear people talk about conscious living it’s most often in the context of meditation, spirituality, yoga, eating vegan and other green healthy ways of living. I am all for that, don’t get me wrong, but when you are awake you also become conscious of your dirty refrigerator shelves, the dust layered under armoires, and the dust-balls, pens and paperclips stuck between your couch cushions. Or more correctly I should say the thought to look between your couch cushions will enter your awareness. You get my drift. Continue reading

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Living to Make Sense of It All

What do you imagine you might be thinking if you were sitting on the bench in the picture? Continue reading

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