Great post on how your spiritual practice heals your physical body…

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by Krisca Te

For some of us, spiritual nourishment means adhering to religious practices and their tenets. For others, it’s a feeling of a larger meaning, a sense of the sublime, a higher state of human consciousness.

In a surveys among physicians, more than half of them (56%) believed that spiritual nourishment, of any kind, has much or even very much effect on the physical health of patients.

The exact mechanism that connects body and soul is very difficult to find, and scientists have been pouring many research hours in an attempt to discover it. But research after research shows that people with deep spiritual beliefs fair better than those without a spiritual guideline. The theory behind the effect of spirituality on the body says that if a person feels stability and calm in their psychological approach to their lives, they fair better in the physical sense as well. This…

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Cinnamon Crow

Sanskrit Name: Mulhadhara

Color: Red 

Location: Genital area near base of spine

Element: Earth

Sense: Smell

Aromas: Ginger, Cedar & Sandalwood 

Key Sound: Musical note C, bass drums

Ruling Planets: Saturn & Earth

Root Crystals: Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Obsidian, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Garnet, Carnelian

Key Phrase: I Am

Positive Phrases: I Am safe.  I Am secure.  I Am loved.  I Am abundant. I Am calm.

Key Functions: Survival, primal instincts, physical needs, grounding, trust, security, abundance

Linked Chakra: Throat

Spiritual Lessons: Living in the physical, survival, trust, connecting to tribe or group, creating abundance

Functions:

Connected to all things physical and material, it spins slower than the chakras above because of the denseness of the energy it processes.  It manifests everything needed to survive, holds instincts, controls the Fight or Flight response, determines if you become a part of the tribe, society or group, if you…

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Nice post on states of consciousness…

The Calm Monkey

What actually happens to your brain when you meditate?   I teach this in my ‘Learn to Meditate’ class.  I’d like to share this with you.

If you have ever meditated, I would bet money that you have fallen asleep, and falling asleep during meditation may even be one of your biggest meditation challenges.  The ideal state for meditation is just before you feel that you’re falling asleep, but are still lucid.

Here are the different major brain wave states:

Meditation brain wave states

BETA– the state when we are fully awake, conscious, interacting with our environment, and going about our normal day to day activities. The outer world is more real than our inner world.  80% of what we process is visual.  When we are in ‘high beta’, we tend to over analyze, and we may have trouble thinking objectively. Good answers are not found in this state of high beta.  The…

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Great way to prepare for the unknown…

It has been said that we will fail at the margins of our experience. With such a statement we can draw a couple conclusions:

  1. Preparation opposes failure.
  2. Experience is extremely valuable.
  3. If you find yourself in a situation you haven’t been before, the chances for failure are higher.

This holds true for most folks, whether you’re in the work place or fighting for our freedom overseas. The same is true for those of us that have sport as a career, too. Never given a keynote speech before? The odds are against you on that first one, my friend. How about a marathon runner from Los Angeles who has signed up for an event at altitude in Colorado? She is already set up for more failure than those with altitude training under their belt. 

But, what if our goals include things that are beyond the realm of our experience? How can…

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Great post about a fascinating topic…

The Great Scintillate

From Rajunas Reserve:

http://soul-service.tumblr.com/post/25264976746/energy-vortex-ancient-people-knew-that-wherever

Ancient people knew that wherever the earth’s energy gathered into a vortex was a sacred place. These strongly charged areas of the globe have also been the places where people have chosen to build churches, temples and other centers of spirit and learning. Places like Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Egypt, Easter Island, and so on are well known as vortex spots. There are three main types of vortexes – all three are replenishing and supercharged with high quality energy.

The three vortex types are:

  • Electric – stimulates and energizes, activates
  • Magnetic – attracts energy to the area
  • Electromagnetic -both activates and attracts energy


There are powerful vortexes scattered around the globe that are, in essence, the Earth’s chakra system. Earth has both a major and a minor chakra system, just as people do. With the advent of modern life and wide spread pollution, the Earth’s chakras have…

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Emotional Purification – A Meditation

Try this to get rid of emotional aches and pains:

  • lie down comfortably and imagine that you are lying in the middle of a stream
  • see the water flow around and through the center of your body
  • as it flows through you, see it taking away debris, little by little
  • do this for 10 minutes or more
  • you can add whatever other calming imagery you like (sunny meadows, tree tops swaying gently under a breeze, birds flying in the sky…), but always return to focus on the water flowing through you
  • add gentle music; maybe, something you know calms you or sounds of water flowing.

Another good place to do this meditation is in the shower.

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