Being in touch with your spirit is the essence of life — the essence of healing and recovery. Here are 7 suggestions for keeping your spirit strong, increasing your chances of a quality recovery and generally making life worth living again:
By Omar Cherif Three weeks ago, I found through my Finnish bungalow-mate, Jarkko, that there is an Underworld concert at the Hollywood Bowl. I thought it would be a cool event and we agreed to go together. We had our raving days back in our early 20s and it has been while for the both […]
Mental exhaustion isn’t necessarily the result of things gone wrong, or any big upset—though it can be—but more of an accumulation of too much. Too many decisions. Too much work in not enough time. Too many interruptions, demands, shifts in attention. Too many things going on without time to pause and restore.
We all feel the deep connection that we have with our beloved pet and we sense that it is something spiritual. “When we focus on the loving gratitude we have for our pet, our heart opens and establishes coherence for our energetic and material body,” Dr. Dennis Thomas.
Ayurveda teaches that we are all born with a set constitution called prakriti (means nature or first creation in Sanskrit) which is determined at the moment of conception. Determining factors are the constitution of both parents (genetics), the state of health of the mother throughout her pregnancy, environmental factors such as the season and even time of day when conception occurred, and our karmic memory (what we carry over from past lives). Just like we cannot change the color of our eyes or how tall we are, our prakriti never changes.
It is from the three doshas (forces or bodily humors) known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha that seven body types (emotional, physical and spiritual) are formed. Our individual combination of the doshas create our unique prakriti.
There is a vast amount of information to glean by listening carefully to our own voice. The voice is a window into our own subconscious mind and gives insights into ourselves at deeper levels than our consciousness allows…Emotions that we have suppressed – surprise us. Negative subtle feelings in our voice give us clues about what invisible baggage we store. Our subtle sounds are a window into repressed emotions. If we don’t acknowledge this crap, we can’t release it.
The Chinese Body Clock is based on Chinese medicine and the body organ Qi(energy) cycle. It’s the idea that there is a cyclic flow of energy through the body that moves in two hour intervals through the various organ systems.
The completion of the encyclopedia after two years of intense work, compiled by five shamans with assistance from conservation group Acaté, is a historical and critical first step towards mitigating existential threats to healing wisdom and self-sufficiency. It is a true shamanic encyclopedia, fully written and edited by indigenous shamans, the first to our knowledge of its kind and scope. The ultimate objective of the initiative is the integration and enhancement of ‘Western’ health delivery with traditional practices. Tribes in the region depend upon rainforest for survival but this relationship extends beyond a utilitarian reliance; there is a spiritual link to the forest, a sense of interconnectivity. For the broader conservation movement, we know that there is a strong correlation between intact ecosystems and regions of indigenous inhabitation, making strengthening of indigenous culture one of the most effective ways to protect large areas of rainforest.
How universal frequencies are affecting you [June 28-July 4, 2015]. We’ve all read astrology charts & some plan their lives around them, but not only are stars affecting you; universal frequencies, or Key Notes, are too.
When you woke up this morning, you did so with an entirely new body part—at least in the eyes of science. You can’t see it or touch it, but it will play a crucial role in understanding neurological diseases and immunity. The discovery, published in Nature, has shaken up the scientific community. This find is the neuroimmunological version of stumbling across a unicorn.
How universal frequencies are affecting you [June 21-27, 2015]. We’ve all read astrology charts & some plan their lives around them, but not only are stars affecting you; universal frequencies, or Key Notes, are too.
Those with an empathetic personality are biologically wired to behave the way that they do. Here are a few ways highly sensitive people interact differently with the world around them than their “thick-skinned” counterparts.
To become aware of our shadow is to shed light on our earliest wounds and to give ourselves a chance for healing and transformation. Any spiritual work must entail exposure and understanding of our shadow. Solely focusing on finding our light keeps us away from places of shame, guilt, jealousy, greed, competition, lust and aggression. But it is these very emotions that must be worked through first before coming near our lighter sides.
Scientists have paved a path that’s had tremendous impact on a new understanding of health and medicine – in some cases, even predicting how long we live. While industry focuses on devices that can be sold as the next new medicine, some scientists have been uncovering the effects of ancient medicine – mind-body-spirit practices such as yoga, meditation, tai-chi and even energy healing on psychological, neural, immune, and endocrine outcomes for patients with PTSD, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Exciting new discoveries continue to be made everyday.