by Guest Author Jared Dealing with schizophrenia will put anyone who is diagnosed with the disorder on a long road to learning more about psychology, medication and themselves.
This week I visited my friend in her garden. There we spoke of the many transformative changes in our lives and in the world around us, as we watched butterflies and hummingbirds lighting on milkweed and on butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii). Milkweed, is a native North American wildflower that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Viewed by…
Are you a doodler? Have you ever drawn mandalas ? I had a very busy week full of medical and laboratory appointments and I spent hours traveling between them. While sitting in waiting rooms I began to doodle and produced several mandalas. My girfriend who was visiting and chauferring me between appointments got into the…
Have you visited inspired type: where good thoughts are designed? I love what I see there so I’m inviting you to check out these inspirational images. It’s a growing collection with new ideas weekly — thought provoking, encouraging and motivating. Spread good thoughts! If you see something there you like, please share it with your…
The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the “lighter half” of the year and beginning of the “darker half”, and is sometimes regarded as the “Celtic New Year“. The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The…
My friend Juliana is a remarkable woman in recovery from alcoholism. Juliana has been in recovery for many years and helps other women to get the life they truly deserve because there is only one life, ‘it ain’t no practice run’. In her blog she shares her spiritual journey, and in her most recent article…
Touching is a vital human need and an essential ingredient for healthy relationships. Studies have shown that without touching, many animals – including humans – will die in childhood. Being caressed also lowers blood pressure and releases natural opiates in the brain, as well as the chemical oxytocin, which is essential for human pair-bonding.
Alan Watts had profound insights into the nature of life and existence that have affected millions of people. “My point was, and has continued to be, that the Big Realization. . . is not a future attainment but a present fact, that this now-moment is eternity and that one must see it now or…
If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility, no compassion. You would not be reading this now. Suffering cracks open the shell of ego, and then comes a point when it has served its purpose.
Easter is derived from two ancient traditions: Pagan and Judeo-Christian.
Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal.
Candlelight has many positive associations. Regardless of the belief systems you may adhere to a lighted candle symbolizes enlightenment, awareness or the search for truth.
Without doubt compassion is our Buddha seed or true nature, our potential to become a Buddha, and it is because all living beings possess this seed of self acceptance and compassion that they will all eventually become Buddhas.
Is the desire to take personal responsibility for things in life purely ego-based? In response to this important question from one of our members, Eckhart reminds us that it is our state of consciousness in any given moment that creates the world we see around us.
A Canadian singer songwriter who does a mixture of pop, world music, new age, jazz and ambient voices.
The frog symbolizes the unconscious, at first sight frightening but, when assimilated by the conscious ego, reveals itself for what it is – the total psyche, beautiful and true.
The benefit of Mindful Breathing Practice is being able to use it to cope with stress arising in every day life, and to improve relationships through conscious living.
I have two near death experiences and I have sung this healing chant many times. Shaina Noll sings this song so beautifully. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Late one night a young brave was awakened by the sound of a hauntingly beautiful voice. The enchanting voice called and the brave followed the sound to the banks of the lake.
When we buy into gender based stereotyping we are buying into dehumanizing each other, because both men and women need and want the same things in long term relationships.