Articles

Tuesday
Aug302011

Breath Language by Joy Manne author "Conscious Breathing"

As long as we are still alive, the way we are breathing right now is the right way for us right now, and we can learn from it! As the freedom of our breath is restrained by the experiences we have repressed, our breath is teaching us about our state of consciousness.

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Monday
Aug292011

Sex & Karma ~ What is the connection? (by Ken Kizer)

The short answer is that having sex creates karma. There are several levels to these two energies (karma is simply energy that is held with a certain expectation). Sex is a form of power that is expressed through the first and second chakras. These chakras represents the life urge and survival, and as such, have very little social conscience. In a society with other people, this can be a major problem, because survival urges are totally self-centered, without regard for others.

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Monday
Aug292011

Prayer of Protection of Animals (by Tony LoMastro)

It is with an open heart and a joyful plea that I raise my thoughts and voice to God to protect all animals of the world. Saint Francis is a friend and so am I to my loving pet and to all sentient animals on the planet. I pray to treat my pet with loving care and to always act in it's best interest. I am grateful for an animal's beauty.

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Monday
Aug292011

The Mother of All Addictions (by Bob Mandel)

Issue: Volume 8, Number 6. November/December 1996 It is very fashionable these days to get out of denial and tell the truth about our addictions. While such confessions are obviously healthy and a clear step on the road to recovery, there is a deeper addiction that most people avoid looking at altogether. It is popular to observe our substance addictions, be they drugs, alcohol, sugar or caffeine.

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Monday
Aug292011

Integrity (Patrick Collard)

Throughout my life, even at a young age, I noticed how many times I experienced others and myself, using familiar patterns or habits instead of common sense or reality to accomplish this task called "living." At best, we created personal or general policies to get what we wanted or to justify getting what we wanted. I first realized policies were rules I make for myself, and with others because of the lack of trust. If I do not trust someone, including myself, I make or agree to the rules to follow. Policies or rules are then, at best, a replacement for integrity. If I trust someone's integrity, including my own, I have no need for rules or policies.

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Monday
Aug292011

The Harmony of Life (by Kerry Henwood)

I was reminded of India as I sat in the mountains of Oregon USA, playing my didgeridoo. I became part of the sound, and my mind began to float. All parts of my being in this moment felt like a sweet melody. I became the instrument. I moved to a space where I felt a part of all living things: the rocks, trees, grass, clouds, birds, the hawk flying above and the deer as it came close to me. With that I thought I stopped playing and in the silence I heard the greatest music of all - the trees, leaves, grass, rocks and earth, singing a joyous song.

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Monday
Aug292011

The Great Secret (by Bob Mandel)

Many people ask me what the secret of love is. What does it take to create a truly fabulous loving relationship? Why are so many people unhappy in love, struggling with their partners, stuck in painful conflicts, while so few seem to experience the consistent joy, ease, pleasure and harmony that we all want? Why are so many people longing for love, looking for love in all the wrong places, attracting rejection instead of acceptance? What's the great secret? Well, here it is, the cat's out of the bag. In order to be successful in love, you have to be

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Monday
Aug292011

The Whole Man

In the last two thousand years we have seen many role models for men. From the crusader to the Renaissance man, from the man in a uniform to the man in the gray flannel suit, from the explorer to the man of letters; these diverse images float through the contemporary man’s mind like a multiple choice test for male correctness. In the last fifty years, we have witnessed the march of the male role models in a new form—the warrior, the wimp and the wild man.

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