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The Whole Purpose of Meditation

Every thought we have is a stream of energy and intelligence. We know thoughts are energy because they can be measured as electrical impulses via an electroencephalogram (EEG).  And, we know thoughts have intelligence because each one is about something very specific. Each day, we experience a stream of thoughts that is seemingly never-ending.  There must be a vast reservoir of something at the their source. (more…)

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Meditation

Too Much Thinking

TOO MUCH THINKING Present moment awareness is a state of Being and not a state of the intellect. In fact, countless amounts of suffering are caused by one common condition:  too much thinking. One who is living pure Being (one result of a stress free physiology) doesn't wonder, doesn't speculate, and doesn't hatch contingency plans. When we truly live in the present moment, action occurs spontaneously and in accordance with the need of the time.  It is action which promotes the greatest Evolution to the whole. We cannot think ourselves into present moment awareness.  By the time the intellect is

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Meditation

Unstressing Is Good

Unstressing is good. We need unstressing because it is the only way to get rid of our stresses. In our meditation, what causes us to unstress is the use of the mantra.  The mantra brings our awareness into a less excited state, which brings the body into that less excited state.  Then, the body starts releasing stress.  Our mantra is the anchor, pulling us inward. (more…)

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Meditation

Meditation: No Dark Side

Whenever asked about his own level of consciousness, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi would reply, "We're doing just fine, thanks." At the level consciousness, we are all pure enlightened Beings. That is our common basis point.  Our individual stress muddies and distorts the Bliss that is already there into bad behavior and negating thinking patterns. There is no "bad" consciousness.  There is no "mean" consciousness.   There is no Dark Side of the Force.  In reality, there is only the Bliss of pure consciousness filtered through myriad physiologies, the vast majority of which are littered with stress. (more…)

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Essential Oils, Health

20 Uses for the Lovely Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) is a must have staple when it comes to house hold homeopathic and natural medicinal aids. It is mostly known for its soothing and relaxing effects on the body, but there are so many more uses for this amazing essential oil. It is a wonderful physical and emotional body, spirit and mind balancer. Here are 20 ways to use Lavender on a daily basis! (more…)

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Meditation

Meditation: Identity Crisis

To grow the best fruit, the farmer does not water each individual mango as it hangs from the tree.  Instead, great care is taken to ensure that the roots of the tree are watered sufficiently in order for the tree to reach its full potential.  The product of that full potential is delicious fruit which everyone can enjoy.  The farmer knows where the source is, and how to nurture it. (more…)

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Inspirational Quotes, Meditation

Being Kind to Ourselves. Permission and Love

I have an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. Everyday. It oozes out of my heart, into my blood stream, my arms and legs, out the top of my head and shoots down from my feet, deep into the ground of which I find myself always running on. I am even more grateful for the people around me that help serve others, that are raising families, that are working to keep our society flowing, that offer enlightening concepts, inventors, scientists, children and their energy, as well as their sweet and bright outlooks on life, talents on a streaming media platform to brighten

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Acupuncture

Healthy Aging and Improved Longevity

Leaving behind the bright years of youth and entering a quieter, more mature phase in life often prompts the question: How can I preserve my youth and extend my life? For answers to this question we might consult the teachings of Li Qing Yun. According to the 1933 obituary for Li Qing Yun in Time Magazine, he lived from 1736 until 1933. While this improbably long life span has become the stuff of legend, for arguments' sake, let us acknowledge that this man managed to live to a ripe old age. How did he live so long? Acupuncture and Oriental

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Meditation

Our Full Potential

The more optimistic psychologists and neuroscientists agree that most of us use about 10% of our full mental potential.  The pessimistic ones say that number is closer to 2% - but whatever the figure is, it's certainly small.  That leaves 90% or more of our mental capacity spent recycling, rehearsing, regretting or simply dormant.The Vedic model of the mind states that we are only aware of the surface levels of mental activity.  Mental stresses maintain background neural activity at a high level, preventing awareness of the quieter underlying levels of thinking.  It's not unlike speeding down the freeway in a

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Meditation

Happiness: Getting Into the Flow

Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. writes a wonderful book called Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment. He is also the author of the pursuit of perfect. There are many great points in his books and I wanted to share a quick chart he explains which according to psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, exemplifies flow (a state in which one is immersed in an experience that is rewarding in and of itself, where action and awareness are merged, and where happiness tends to find us). (more…)

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