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in the muck of negativity, you can’t lead a liberated, happy life. As a physician, I see that most people don’t have the everyday tools to transform frustration, depression, anxiety, worry, and fear into positive emotions. This book is a how-to guide that offers you these tools. I work in a mainstream medical system that doesn’t generally deal with emotions in an expanded way. As a UCLA psychiatric resident I learned to prescribe medications and use traditional psychotherapy. In this book, I also bring spirituality, subtle energy, and intuition into this equation and offer strategies that go beyond mainstream medicine. Another powerful reason I wrote this book is that I watched my mother, a physician, literally loose her life to stress and fear. I loved her more than anything, but I didn’t want to do the same thing to myself, as I have similar tendencies.
Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life
An Interview with Judith Orloff, MD on her new book, Emotional Freedom By Barbara Stahura
Barbara: What is emotional freedom, and why is it so important for individuals and our world today?
Barbara: Why did you write Emotional Freedom? Judith Orloff M.D. I’m passionate about teaching people to transform negative emotions into positive ones. If you get mired
Judith Orloff MD: Emotional freedom is your ability to love by cultivating positive emotions and being able to compassionately witness and transform negative ones, whether they’re yours or another’s. This skill liberates you from fear and lets you navigate adversity without attacking someone, losing your cool, or being derailed by negativity. With emotional freedom you can choose to react constructively rather than relinquishing command of the situation when your buttons get pushed (This book is
unrelated to the tapping technique of the same name). Barbara: What is the role of compassion in emotional freedom? Judith Orloff MD: Compassion is key because unless you have self-compassion, it’s hard to heal difficult emotional states. And also when a loved one is going through a trying time, being compassionate without judging them is essential. My spiritual teacher says we make progress on the spiritual path by beating ourselves up a little bit less each day. I believe that. It’s about baby steps. Traditional psychiatry often views them more as tormentors, something to get rid of. I believe that emotions come to us—even wrenching ones like depression—to spiritually awaken us. Each emotion is a prompt for us to get more in touch with our hearts and expand our light. This perspective really changes how you deal with all emotional challenges. Barbara: How can emotional freedom help us to not absorb negative emotions from others?
Barbara: You say that emotions have four crucial components. What are they and why is it vital to know about them?
Judith Orloff MD: To experience emotional freedom it’s necessary to understand these four basic components of emotion: their biology, spirituality, energy, and psychology. With fear, frustration, loneliness, worry, and more, the book teaches you to proactively shift your biochemistry as well as your energy, and to see the spiritual and psychological meaning of what you’re going through. This will give you all the tools you need to change. Barbara: You believe that emotions are a path to spiritual awakening. Please explain. Judith Orloff MD: I see difficult emotions as a laboratory for spiritual growth--whereas
Judith Orloff MD: Many sensitive people come to me, as patients and in workshops, who’ve been labeled “overly sensitive.” These people, including me, are what I call “emotional empaths.” Because we are so sensitive, we absorb the energy of others. We sense their fear, anxiety, and stress and take them into our bodies. Then we get exhausted or feel ill ourselves. As a child, I couldn’t go into shopping malls or crowded places because I’d walk in fine and then walk out exhausted or with some ache or pain I didn’t have before. I didn’t realize what was happening. I went to my mother, a
physician, who said, “Oh, no, dear, you just don’t have a thick enough skin.” Not a good thing to tell an intuitive child! But as I’ve matured intuitively and as a physician, I’ve realized that people on a spiritual path tend to gain more sensitivity as they develop. Thus, they need to learn how not to absorb outside energy so they can feel joyous and free. This book discusses how to be compassionate but stay centered without becoming a n emotional sponge.
Barbara: In the book, you also define four emotional types. What are they and what can they tell us about ourselves? Judith Orloff MD: They are “the intellectual,” “the empath,” “the gusher,” and “the rock.” These are the filters through which you see the world—the default setting of your personality to which you revert, especially under stress. Each type is determined by inborn temperament, upbringing, and perhaps karma. Since emotional freedom means being able to remain sensitive but centered in an overwhelming world, it’s essential to know your emotional type. Without this knowledge, many people dysfunctionally hunker down in their type for decades without examining which aspects do and don’t serve them.
Barbara: When dealing with difficult personalities, it’s easy to lose our cool or attack back. How can Emotional Freedom teach us to cope in a calmer manner?
Judith Orloff MD: There’s a chapter on emotional vampires, which is my term for many difficult people—for instance, a criticizer, a victim, a narcissist, or a controller. I say, let them be our teachers, rather than tormentors. We must ask ourselves: How do they teach us to communicate with more heart and better boundaries? How can we deal differently with feeling irritated, controlled, or insulted? The old way is to get nasty or withdraw. The new way is to not simply react when your buttons get pushed—a behavior that perpetuates war. Practice what I call “the namaste effect,” which is, ”I respect the spirit within you even if I don’t like what you’re doing.” Your victories over emotional vampires are not small—they’re huge. With every success, you are creating more hope for the world. From an intuitive standpoint, we are all interconnected: my emotional freedom affects your emotional freedom affects everyone in the world.
Barbara: Your section of the book about sleep and dreams is fascinating. What can they teach us about emotional freedom?
Judith Orloff MD: Sleep and dreams are a conduit for emotional freedom. Sleep is a great awakener because your linear mind quiets down, and you enter a purely intuitive state where you can better understand your emotions and other realms. Dreams are revolutionary states of consciousness that impart intuitive wisdom about being free. Here’s a personal example. Once, I went through a period of complaining a lot when nothing was working. Projects were falling through, patients were canceling appointments, I couldn’t even get the plumber to come and fix the toilet. I was in victim mode. Then I had a dream in which my deceased father came to me, and he was
moving from one location to another. I asked, “Daddy, is there anything I can get you?” Smiling, he said, “No, darling, I don’t need anything except a pen and a piece of paper in case I want to write a thank-you note.” For me, this was a wake-up call that highlighted the importance of gratefulness here and in the Hereafter. It was all I needed to adjust my attitude to being more grateful for my life. Barbara: The world seems to get wackier and scarier every day. How can your book help us overcome fear during times of terrorism, economic turmoil, and natural disasters?
to use emotions as a chance to become stronger, brighter, more. This is critical on a personal level because it frees you from suffering. But it’s just as important on a collective level because if we don’t face the fear and anger in ourselves, then we risk projecting it onto a global sphere. This creates war and massive suffering to our human family. We must find inner peace before we can have outer peace. That’s why I consider emotional freedom an inner peace movement.
Judith Orloff MD: To be free, we must view fear as something to overcome, not something to be defeated by. When you see a world with so much to be afraid of— skyrocketing gas prices, the failing economy, and violence—you must chose not to come from fear. Part of emotional freedom is making a vow not to lead a feardriven life. That must be a deep desire in your heart. Then do everything possible to overcome fear and worry with faith in goodness, and trying stay in the moment rather than catastrophizing the future. I’ll show you how to develop the courage to be centered and find non-fear based solutions to anything! Courage or fear is a choice. It’s not something that just happens to you. Barbara: I love that you say emotional freedom offers us opportunities to be heroes in our own lives. Would you elaborate? Judith Orloff MD: Absolutely. If you suffer loss, if you’re having an anxiety attack or feeling depressed or lonely—these are all very spiritual experiences to me. You become a hero in your own life as you learn
About Judith Orloff MD.
Judith Orloff MD, a psychiatrist and intuition expert, is author of the new book Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life (Harmony Books, 2009) Her other bestsellers are Positive Energy, Intuitive Healing, and Second Sight. Dr. Orloff synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. For more information visit www.drjudithorloff.com
Barbara Stahura, a freelance writer in Tucson, Arizona, has interviewed many of the major transformative individuals of our time including Louise Hay, Carolyn Myss, and Wayne Dyer. www.barbarastahura.com.
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the you in me, just humans, Being.
Perhaps I am a thread, a-frayed
of unraveling in an already chaotic universe. Then, the arrogance of such a thought fortunately leads me to the next, a lighter, brighter thought: the great likelihood that even a silly egotist can help strengthen the fabric of eternal human existence.
A Poem by Debbie Camarda.
In the dark quiet of my own heaviness, I wonder who is this person, sadly sighing?
With eyes closed, I can see within the dark the Light of multitudes, brothers and sisters, We are all One.
In the dark quiet of my own heaviness, I can still shine my Light and know without a doubt that together, We Are ever brilliant. For more of Debbie’s poetry, visit her private corner on OM-Times at www.om-times.ning.com
With eyes open, perhaps I am learning to see the me in you and
To be Quantum-ly Mechanic Requires you become Something less then manic For your depression simply can not Divine the dream. Nor does your derision Make the worlds decision To just enjoy Each and every Day today Any way it can For you are nothing more Then just a another smiling face Beneath the stars Who can be quite certain “They” smile too When looking down on you. Even though our division does not equate To the equality we must create Nor sameness the nameness To all the diversity we must learn “how to” Just appreciate for who and what It Is.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT... SO EAT WELL....
By M Johnson
You are what you eat….! You are what you eat, so eat well. A stupendous insight of civilizations past has now been confirmed by today's investigative, nutritional sciences. They have shown that what was once called 'The Doctrine of Signatures' was astoundingly correct. It now contends that every whole food has a pattern that resembles a body organ or physiological function and that these patterns acts as a signal or sign as to the benefit the food provides the eater. Here is just a short list of examples of Whole Food Signatures. A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye…and science shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes. Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys. Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food. Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food. A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics. Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries. Grapefruits, Oranges, and other citrus fruits look just
Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? .... It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them). Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of
like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts. Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells; they even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.
M Johnson, Reiki Master Teacher - Website: www.reikisanctum.com
Individuals tend to label themselves as belonging to separate groups: race, nationality, religion, gender, age, to name just a few. We do not see these labels. We see Souls. Peel away all the outer layers we wear, and at the core of each individual there exists a beautiful Soul, no more or less deserving than any other. We each are deserving of love and we each are deserving of the chance to live a life without fear, whether that is fear of violence, fear of hunger, fear of acceptance or just fear of living.
There is just One Planet. There is only One Humanity.
We all bear the Earthmark.
The Earthmark represents the Seal a Soul wears when it is incarnate here on Earth. It is the Soul’s bond to our common humanity. Each of us has one. The time has come to remember it is your Earthmark that is more important than any of the external labels we wear. The Humanity Healing logo is the Flower of Life with a transparent Earth in the center. The Flower of Life is the symbol of the growth and the interconnection of the human spirit. The globe is centered and transparent because we do not see boundaries separating humanity and shows our growth must be together and world-wide. Our evolution as race is not limited to a few "chosen". The Flower of Life encompasses us all.
Health & Healing
Innovative new approaches to healing as well as holistic methods of dealing with health issues and personal growth
energies into life force energy that is useful to the body. The area needs to be clear of congestion and tension so that energy can easily flow in and out. Sri Param Eswaran some times does psychic surgery, during which he removes ones inner demons via the Navel. Para-Tan uses the bija sounds of the center to remove all forms of blockage, thus returning the navel to its original state. In the past the navels that you see below generally belong to older people who have lived a stressful life, but today you can see this distortion in very young children. These distortions are more so seen in women then men. Women tend to internalize their emotion and men externalize it. The navel forms the center of the physical and spiritual body. When the navel moves from its original rounded shape to any other direction, it can cause many physical, emotional, and mental problems.
The Unhealthy Navel
By Shri Param Eswaran
The navel is considered the most important center in both the Ayurveda, Kundalini Yoga, and Taoist healing practice. Energy enters the human fetus at the navel and circulates prana, and harmonizes the moon (female) and sun (male) energies. The body is nourished from the navel energy. It balances all forces and is the center of physical gravity. It processes and transforms the Universal, Cosmic and Earth
These navels belong to models, between the ages of 18 to 25, who aspire to actresses, failing which will remain models. Looking at their navels, what would their lives be when they in their thirties.
This girl has a pull both right upwards, and downwards. She also has bad circulation. Hate to consider her life, with internal pain, menstrual, urinary tract and sexual organ, frequent bad dreams, pain in the lower part of the body, coughs and cold will be a common feature.
This person and both upward and down wards pull, and very narrow navel.
sensual pleasure. Body piercing reduces inner vitality, and then what good is enhancing stimulation and sensual pleasure. Looking at the navel piercing navels above, they all look sick. There is scant evidence in the literature of body piercing actually transmitting hepatitis B or C virus, or HIV.1 However, body piercing, like a tattoo, is a recognized epidemiological marker for increased risk of hepatitis B and C and HIV infection,5 and the practice carries the real risk of blood borne transmission. Canadian Blood Services will not accept blood from a donor who has had body piercing within the year
What navel piercing has done to this navel and person? Body piercing is a popular art form, where the traditional piercing was the earlobe and the nose in India and other Asian countries, but now the ear cartilage, nasal septum, eyebrow, tongue, cheek, nipple, navel, labia, penis. The other areas mentioned above should be free form piercing, as one can block the nadis from flowing, this can bring about energetic imbalance. Apart from normal ailments, one will lack energy, and age faster.
This will create problems with rectum, acetum, appendix, and anus, as they are also pulling towards their reproductive organs.
Shri Param Eswaran is the Father of Para-Tan healing from the Mahavidya Temple, Tamil Nadu, India. The nature of Para-Tan is to awaken and activate the Divine Feminine within, whose primary qualities are: LOVE, GRACE, and COMPASSION.
Look how deformed all the navel are, all were taken from girls between the age of 18 to 25. What would their lived be when they grow old. Functionality is not a motivating factor for body piercing. According to a survey of 134 readers of Body Art magazine, most people do it because they like the way it looks and because piercing enhances stimulation and
Negative emotion/stress creates disease
By Dr. MTKvis, MD
~ Everything is Energy ~ Everything in the universe is energy. Nothing is actually solid. Instead objects are made up of microscopic particles vibrating at such a fast rate that they appear solid. Our limited sense of sight doesn't let us see the movement, or vibration, of the particles. Every object, including the human organs, has a natural healthy vibratory rate referred to as "resonance". If a part of the body begins to vibrate out of resonance or harmony, it creates what we term dis-ease Jonathan Goldman, says: "If parts of the body become imbalanced, they may be healed through projecting the proper and correct frequencies back into the body" ~ Disease Prevention is Possible ~ Part of the intense interest in the field of vibrational medicine is the knowledge that disharmony shows up in the energy field before it becomes a problem in the body. If imbalances can be detected while still in the energy field, theoretically dis-ease can be avoided altogether. Another plus for vibrational medicine is that it seems to have no negative side effects. It does; however, tend to produce more smiles, more energy, and an overall feeling of wellness. Most vibrational medicine techniques are complementary to one another and to traditional medicine (acupuncture, yoga, meditation associated with adequate nutrition, healthy lifestyle)
~ Negative Emotion Creates Disease ~ Gregg Braden, author of Awakening to Zero Point and Walking Between the Worlds, has research results which indicate that negative emotion causes the frequency of the body to decrease. On the other hand, feelings of love, joy, laughter, and other positive emotions cause the frequency of the body to increase Jane Buckle, M.D., international lecturer, and former Assistant to the Queen's Physician of England, says that if a person has an auto accident and doesn't deal with the fear that it caused, within 2 years it will show up as disease in the body
The Harmonic Scale of Emotion, as described by Robert Tennyson Stevens, indicates which emotions is high frequency and which ones are not. The highest frequency emotion is enthusiasm. Love and joy also fall into this category. This is followed by pain (emotional or physical) which is followed by anger. The next lower frequency emotion is fear, which is followed by grief. Below grief is apathy. Finally, the lowest frequency emotion is unconsciousness (meaning it is so awful we have completely blocked out those situations from our lives) . If we are experiencing anything less than enthusiasm in any area of our life, we have lowered our frequency and are running the risk of dis-ease. In order to be healthy, people must increase their frequency ~ Chakras and the Human Energy System ~ Ancient Indian texts accurately describe the human energy system. Information and diagrams describe in detail where the main energy centers, called chakras, are located. They also suggest what part of the endocrine system each chakra center works with and how imbalances in the
chakra affect the physical, mental, and emotional state of the person. Specific vibrational healing tools are suggested for correcting imbalances depending on the particular energy center involved. These energy centers and the energy field surrounding the body, called the aura, can now be seen using Kirlian and other special photographic equipment. The latest technology in the health is called "Vibrational Healing" or "Energy Medicine". Vibrational healing and energy medicine are nothing new. These healing modalities have been successfully practiced in numerous forms all over the world for thousands of years. Only recently has it come to the forefront in western society. That's because scientists have finally developed instruments that are sophisticated enough to measure how and why this mode of healing works. Considered "quackery" in the past, many of these "alternative techniques" are now being used in tandem with mainstream medical treatment. The new term is "Complementary Medicine"
~ Healthy Lifestyle ~ Better lifestyle habits can help you reduce your risk for heart attack. Learn what you can do to help prevent heart disease and stroke *Managing Your Weight
We can help you manage your lifestyle to better manage your weight and reduce your risk for heart attack *Exercise & Fitness Swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing, dancing, walking and dozens of other activities can help your heart. Whether it is included in a structured exercise program or just part of your daily routine, all physical activity adds up to a healthier heart
Dr Martha or MTKvis, MD is a The InCor,
Heart Institute Hospital, is recognized by the American Heart Association and the AHA developments resources with the Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia.
*Kids and a Healthy Lifestyle The American Heart Association is working to raise public awareness about the serious threat posed by childhood obesity. Learn more about the various ways on how you can become involved in improving children's health *It's Not Just a Man's Disease Heart disease is far and away the leading cause of death of American women, but you can do a lot to help protect yourself and women from it. Read this section for some important advice. References: http://www.americanheart.org www.dolphinempowerment.com http://jama.ama-assn.org http://content.nejm.org http://www.medicinenet.com/diseases_and_cond itions/article.htm
Using the Mind to Heal the Heart
By Laura Fine
In Saint Exupery's The Little Prince, he states, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye."
continue to restrict its path until it can no longer find a path for movement, it will pulsate
The heart is not just a physical organ, it is an energy center, a place of consciousness, a space of expanded awareness of the existence of essence, the essence of the universe which is love, that lives and pulsates inside of us. It is our most natural state. Our "other" states are those of lifetimes of learned distortions of the essence of our True Self. My teacher says, "We use the mind to heal the mind." He is referring to the True Mind, which lives near the physical heart, not the brain. All distress that isn't life threatening is based in learned distorted perspectives of our mental patterns, sometimes referred to as "belief systems." These belief systems repetitively replay like cassette tapes in our mind. Our belief systems can either perpetuate a state of well being and ease, or a state of distress. Some of us who may already be working with positive thinking, understand this concept. But the question is, if "positive thinking" were really that effective, why hasn't it worked for me consistently? Why do I still struggle with old repetitive negative hurts? If you look at a cell under a microscope its natural life force impulse is to move. If you restrict its path, in one direction, it will look for movement in a different direction. If you
In place, its walls will begin to thicken, and finally, it dies. Inherent in our nature are spontaneous creative impulses looking for life force expression in every direction. When one direction is thwarted, we create defenses; we then look in another direction until we can find movement. The more restricted our possibilities for movement, the thicker our walls become. These restrictions and walls create rigid patterns in the neurological matter of the mind. The subconscious and unconscious mind retain these deeply patterned thought rigidities. These patterns have an energetic dynamic that originated in our childhood, infancy, and uncountable past life times. These unconscious patterns express themselves as restrictions to
our present life interactions, relationships and ambitions. They cause us pain, distress, a sense
once stagnant rigidified energy of the belief systems to again flow freely.
It can feel something like an internal shower of tingling sensations that can be experienced as invigorating, highly stimulating, small body spasms or fluid electricity that floods throughout the body. This energy then "washes" over the mind, the experience itself bringing new insights and clarity where there might have been confusion or doubt. This process is not "magical," it is physiological, though our responses to it sometimes feel as though it is miraculous, enlightening, and uplifting. This process is the activation of the body's natural innate self-correcting healing mechanism bringing us closer to the heart's natural state which is one of unconditional love and The True Mind's natural state, which is one of clarity and serenity.
of low self esteem, insecurity and other limitations. As much as we may possess an intellectual, rational understanding about "why" we may feel defensive or insecure in a particular situation, it often does not diminish our feelings of discomfort. Our frustration lies in the knowing presence of our True Mind that senses we are capable of more pleasure.
Laura Fine is the Director of Lionheart Institute West
When we explore the invisible electromagnetic realm of the physiological and energetic dynamic that contains the constricting experience of discomfort, the light of consciousness exposes the distorted cellular memory message and brings about a "combustive experience" that necessitates change. Conscious awareness of the emotional content, life force (unconstricted breath), and cognitive understanding, release the cellular trauma from its rigidified state and allow that
Spiritual Awakening: From the Unreal to the Real
By Michael David Lawrience "Lead me from Darkness into Light, from the Unreal to the Real, from Death to Immortality." *Sanskrit Prayer.
The voices of all of humanity thunder in an agonizing roar, clamoring for the unreal upon our planet. In this din a voice like that of the Golem from Lord of the Rings raises above all sounds, My precious … mine … all mine, which echoes the voice inside us that clutches at having more and more material stuff. Inside each of us lurks a facade of illusion. Within this facade we believe we know our real selves. We, however, attach our identity to the facade, which is unreal. This facade attaches to all the false things around us. Our facade struggles in a war within us as most things in the world reflect and maintain the illusion of the facade such as accumulation of more and more products, clothes, cars, houses, and money. If we had more sensitivity, we would feel the pain this illusion of reality creates in our bodies For example, what we grasp for as money exists only as electronic bits passing from one computer to the
next with no real value. Our paper money has no real value either for no gold standard backs it. We accept the illusion of the value of money yet; it has no inner value within itself as gold does. This unreality we live in calls out to destroy life. It crushes our souls. It creates misery, pain, and suffering. Yet, we cling in desperation to our unreality for fear of losing all the material “stuff” we have accumulated and create more suffering for ourselves. What if we could move beyond this unreality rather than being trapped within it forever? Would we be willing to take the necessary steps? What if we could gradually loosen the hold of illusion upon us? This would mean a shift in our
consciousness from material accumulation and comfort to a yearning for spiritual awakening.
may take many years or lifetimes. This occurs as we evolve in consciousness when we become a fuller expression of our Soul. All the aspects of our warring personality come under the influence of our Souls. Our Soul replaces the illusions of our unreal self held in our mind. The seed of illusion binding us tightly to our unreal self breaks open. This seed loses its foothold in our body and only memory remains, which also eventually dissolves. For the seed to dissolve, however, we need to enter the pain, to go inside the pain. Outside exists only illusion. Lana on her path of spiritual awakening explains her experience of the seed of illusion dissolving. "I awoke with the weight of all of humanities illusion crushing down upon me. Voices of all the false selves in the world roared in my ears. I sensed the world’s illusion in every cell of my body and in my spine and neck. I feared I would implode from the agony. My husband, a healer, physically held my left and right occipitals. As I writhed in pain upon the floor, he remained in an empty place neutral of any emotion or reaction. Unwilling to hold on to my unreal self any longer and the illusion I had lived for all my life, I entered the pain, which moved up my body and head and into the frontal lobes of my brain where I saw with inner vision light circulating. Then I sensed movement down my body, bit by bit, until it reached my tailbone and legs. The false, the illusion of my unreal
One of the first steps towards spiritual awakening means desiring and practicing methods to bring more light into our physical bodies. It means shifting from the outer to a focus on improving our inner lives. More light enters our bodies once we experience a “soul merge.” Receiving more light assists to begin to know our Real Self, shifting from the unreal to the real, from death into life. Our Real Self has also been known as our soul and the divine spark with us. I mentioned a soul merge, which
self, finally moved out of my body. I sensed it like a giant jellyfish with tentacles. Throughout my ordeal the music of the Moola Mantra played. It has been given by two spiritually awakened masters from India, Amma and Bhagavan. They say it awakens the divine presence in our heart, among other things. For me it sounded as the voice of freedom and like the breath of the Divine moved through my body. As the light came through the body, it also came back up my body. My body opened like a rose. As a result of my experience, which differs for each of us, I aligned more with my life purpose, which involves realigning the DNA in people. I believe most humans remain unaware of their attachment to illusion. Like hermit crabs humans constantly shift the sands of illusion on the lookout for more and more things to consume. Like some hermit crabs some humans seek a bigger shell to settle into to feel safer because of fear of attack from others. The illusions of our unreal self held in our minds drive us to anger and attack. These illusions cling to life at any cost, which keep us trapped in suffering. In reality we really only attack ourselves, like one arm wielding a knife and slicing away at our other arm, for we only fight against our own misery. Our unreal self has no life, it only believes in the illusion of life. We need help to unlock the illusion which has become trapped in our
own physical bodies. Inner and outer teachers can only take us so far. We need spiritually awakened beings in physical bodies to take us the rest of the way to awakening. These awakened beings embody Divine Grace, the other 50% of the equation to liberate us from suffering, which we otherwise would be trapped in forever. Amma and Bhagavan, two awakened beings, from the Oneness University in Chennai, India have assisted me. “They are like the spirit, all pervading yet abiding in the deepest recesses of one's Being,” Oneness University. I have traveled twice to India to retreats where I received daily Oneness Blessings – a transfer of divine energy, which dissolves the illusion of separateness. A neurological shift in the brain results as awakening gradually occurs. I will clarify that I have had no direct contact with either Amma or Bhagavan. They instruct and bring their students known as “dasas” into awakening who than work with the public giving Oneness Blessings and teachings."
Bhagavan also gives public transmissions of the Oneness Blessing and teaching over the internet, which reaches people all over the world.
Only Divine Grace carries us through the doorway beyond suffering into feeling and knowing the oneness of all life.
I stress again we can only make the final shift from the unreal to the real, from separateness into oneness, and from suffering into joy and compassion through the Grace of awakened beings.
RESPONSES TO STRESS AND ANGER
By Mary Cook
Stress and anger are natural, normal human responses to internal and external elements in life. Expressing these feelings in ways that do not harm us or others, and ultimately focusing on what will help us recover, and find solutions, improvements or insight, is healthy and mature. It is when anger and stress become chronic or intense enough to exacerbate or create problems that a re-evaluation of our responses is in order. Our bodies react to stress and anger by becoming tense, rigid, constricted or destructively expansive. With stress, we tend to have scattered, fragmented, or low energy. Anger generally results in narrowly focused high energy with adrenalin surges. People can become addicted to the excessive adrenalin associated with anger. Its’ feeling of exciting high intensity aliveness can hide feelings of depression, lethargy, a sense of inferiority, fear and emptiness. The stress hormone cortisol is present in high amounts with anger or stress.
When we allow ourselves to experience underlying feelings of sadness, pain and loss, our tears lower the level of cortisol. Breathing during periods of stress and anger tends to be shallow, erratic, withholding, hard, and rough or hyperventilating, which increases stress and anger. Our bodies maintain the energies of unhealed anger and stress in tissues, muscles and organs. They become weak areas of the body, vulnerable to aches, pain, injury, disease, lowered mobility, strength or functioning. Destructive behavior increases the amount of negative energy held in the body, thereby lowering immune system support. Chronic anger or stress hijacks our internal guidance system, giving us physical sensations that promote greater strife, rather than healthy selfcare. When we lack healthy personal caretaking, we are more dependent upon others for gratification. This inevitably leads to more disappointment and anger. If we were physically or sexually abused, especially in childhood, our brain may have protected us from painful body awareness. Whether we disassociated, denied or repressed painful sensations, we learned to disconnect from signals of danger that in later life can prompt us to set boundaries, disengage or cry for help. Sometimes in the absence of healthy bonding, harmful interactions are defined as positive, because they are the only sign of attention. In this case we may have learned to idealize abuse. We may think that our tolerance for abuse indicates strength, adaptability, lack of neediness and vulnerability. This can also precipitate self-harm. Willfulness and excessive need for control is typically a reaction to earlier trauma over which
we had no control. Significant self-centeredness likewise, is a common response to an absence of sufficient attention, interest, value and feelings of love in childhood. When our childhood experiences with vulnerable feelings were not met with acceptance, understanding and helpfulness, we may deny them. This then sabotages our ability to identify the roots of problems and resolve them. This denial also prevents us from developing a firm identity and a supportive, nurturing, positively empowering relationship with ourselves. Our relationships with others then lack acceptance and tolerance or have excessive fear associated with them. Other consequences of past maltreatment include maintaining tension in the body, having startle responses, being hypervigilant and hypersensitive to any cues of danger, and needing to control our environment and people around us. If we keep our body braced, tensed and alerts, we think we’ll be prepared for any necessary defensive or offensive actions to protect ourselves. Conversely we believe that if we allow ourselves to relax and be vulnerable, then when we are hurt, it will hurt more. The truth is contrary to this notion. Maintaining the tension or intention of harm, attracts harmful people and situations to us, creating a selffulfilling prophecy. And we are not learning resiliency, recovery, or healing, nor are we cultivating positive emotions in our bodies. This stance also places us in an adversary role with life and keeps us in a child dependent reactive state. Hopefully at some point, we realize that our relationship with stress and anger has compounded our problems. We can find healthy, safe support in which to heal earlier pain, and explore, understand and release vulnerable feelings and physical tension. We
can choose which thoughts to empower and which to disempower. We are not meant to be puppets to dominant habit thoughts, nor to our childhood experiences. We can learn calm, deep, relaxed breathing, and practice feeling peace inside of us. We can develop greater tenderness and empathy for ourselves and others. We can accept the constancy of change and know that it is enough to choose responses to life that further our psychological and spiritual growth.
We can appreciate being an adult and accept responsibility for our own well being, rather than over-depend on others through blame, intimidation or submission and passivity. We can meet stress and anger with compassionate inquiry that leads to support, insight, healing and solutions. We can develop greater faith in a Higher Power by accepting periods of emptiness, confusion, and loss of what is familiar, in order to become more enlightened. We can understand that what allows us to move forward is what we leave behind. And we can use daily prayer and meditation to remind ourselves that the greatest power does not come from stress and anger, but from spiritual love.
mind...... For an easy kick-off I recommend to read "Thich Nhat Hanh" - he is just amaaaaazing! He will instantly change your life, because he teaches you why you should SMILE even at the red traffic light or in traffic jam, because this is a god-sent whiff to give you a little extra moment of peace and rest, especially (!) when you are in a hurry..... And you can't change the situation anyway..... Then I'd recommend that you continue with Neale Donal Walsch "Talks with God" - fascinating! God is my best friend and just a brilliant coach, who does both: supporting my dreams but also slowing me down in order to re-reflect or to have me see the reality behind the veil of the reality; i.e to see the fourth dimension (i.e. my and other soul oscillations and vibrations which delete our visually very delimited threedimensional view of constantly "higher, further and faster") If you want to dig deeper in your soul and spirit, then read Viktor Frankl : "Man's search for MEANING" - stunning! This doctor-philosopher from Vienna propelled a new era of psychology, called logotherapy! As opposed to the Freud'ian and Adler'ian narrow perspectives on lust- and/or status-driven neuroses, he emphazises (wo) men’s FREE WILL to find proper MEANING in everything we do or experience: provided we listen to our sound and quiet conscience which is telling us what we shall (divinely become) and devote ourselves in self-distance (yet self-awareness!) with humility to personal missions and / or other people. The key to a meaningful life is hence "taking on
Three ways to empower your soul
By Dirk Boehmer Dear friends, I'd love to share with you three spiritual jewels which you may enjoy in little slices in quiet moments in your daily life (i.e. in bed, when you are on vacations or go on a retreat).... They are fairly easy to read and grasp, chapterby-chapter, leaving ample time to reflect and let your thoughts, spiritual perceptions and selfawareness slowly sink into your soul and
full responsibility" in everything we do, in the sense of answering the abundance questions life poses us each day, every minute (and not vice versa ;-) Hence the word Response.ibility and not Ask.ibility ;-))) And our free will heals us to always decide to act in this way or in that way or in another of 1.001 possible ways. Therefore, if we fill our decisions with love and dedication and devotion, than we find true meaning. We even can find meaning in suffering; it is just a question of the adequate perspective. Hence, finding true satisfying meaning in life every day is the result of proper selfquestioning: What. FOR (divine destination) am I inborn here onto this planet? And not: WHY did I land just on this weird planet and what the heck am I actually doing here? ;-)) (Btw: Frankl earned for his thinking’s nearly 25 honorary doctorates and various lecture seats at America's top ten Universities in the 60's-90's ....) But reaching down to your soul and living inside-out (and not vice versa) might feel like a butterfly's arduously emerging out of his cocoon..... ;-)) But I am sure that one day you will fly and soar and feel light like a hot-air balloon without all this parental, social, conjugal etc. pseudoballast which so far kept you involuntarily grounded all the time..... As to Frankl, Walsh, Thich N.H, Csikszentmihalyi and many other great modern spiritual minds,
LUCK and FLOW are NOT the result of having reached the top of the Maslow pyramid in terms of self-actualization (if not often even mental self-"masturbation") - LUCK and FLOW are just the outome of the quite simple fact that we excel in striving and aspiring to just BE (according to our sound conscience! - and not to our narrow alleged consciousness - this is a very fine distinction! ;-)) Hence we should appreciate and LOVE who we really ARE (as given upon birth!) , because each of us is in truth an individual and UNIQUE uncut jewel - and it is our OWN response.ibility to cut this divine gift to perfection - and not to let others to mis-shape and squander us ... And that's exactly how we should educate our children... because education means in Latin educare "to bring up / bring out", in the sense of ex- "out" + ducere "to LEAD"... Proper education is hence help for self-help of our kids to "lead" their own TRUE lives according to their own kernel of being, their own predispositions, skills, virtues and soul vibrations, which (if properly interlaced all together) form a human being which manages the evolution from pure being over person up to being a (hopefully sustainable) true authentic personality..... So start to climb your own evolutionary spiritual "ladder" right now.....
Iran and the need for international election monitors
By Rene Wadlow
Dear Friends, Since the protests concerning the contested elections in Iran continue and have become 'front page news', the call of citizens of the world for permanent UN election monitors is timely. Thus I would be glad if you could share it with others. With best wishes, ~ Rene Wadlow
massive show of democratic stirring by a show of force and by cutting off means of communication — web sites and cellphones. However, the fact that hundreds of thousands came out on the avenues of Tehran and in less numbers in other cities indicates a failure of the repressive policies. Even if large protests do not continue, a ‘wind of change’ has blown over Iran.
The post-election demonstrations in Iran which have led to deaths and arrests indicate that a large number of Iranians believe that the election count has been the result of fraud. The regime had hoped to prevent a
The Iranian government had declined the offers of international monitoring of the elections, and thus the world community is left with only the word of the Iranian government that the election process was free and fair. The wide victory of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — 62.6 percent against some 34 percent for his main challenger, Mir Hussein Moussavi, goes against earlier opinion polls and an increasing popularity of Moussavi in the late stages of the election campaign. Mir Hussein Moussavi had been Prime Minister during the long and costly-in-life war with Iraq (1980-1988). After four years of President Ahmadinejad’s weak economic policies as well as his confrontation with many other countries,
many Iranians were looking for a change. For the elections, President Ahmadinejad tried to build his support in the rural areas with last moment rural development efforts which his opponents saw as transparent ‘bribes’. He had lost much support among educated Middle Class urban voters who wanted a better standard of living, employment opportunities for the young and greater personal freedoms. Thus, the election could have been close even if Ahmadinejad had won fairly, having the resources of the State at his control. Now, there is great scepticism concerning the outcome both in Iran and in the world community. The scepticism is so great that a promise by the Guide of the Iranian regime, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been made concerning a recount in certain contested areas. However, electoral fraud is rarely at the counting stage. One can recount a stuffed ballot box and come up with the same number of votes. This is why the whole electoral process needs to be monitored by independent election agents.
rights, to strengthen the rule of law and to ensure pluralistic democracy. Election observation work is an important activity for the 56 member States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights housed in Warsaw, Poland. The Office for Democratic Institutions, originally called the Office for Free Elections, first played an important role in the democratic transition in post-communist countries. While its observation of elections is its most visible task, the Office also conducts a number of other useful election-related activities: reviewing electoral legislation, training observers, and publishing guidelines and handbooks about electoral issues.
Citizens of the World have often called for international, basically UN supervision, of elections. The organization of elections remains a prerogative of the national – administrative sub-divisions of the State, and local governments. However, in cases where the election campaign can be tense and prone to violence as was the presidential election of Zimbabwe, or when there has been a past history of fraud, international, independent monitors are important agents of fair elections and help to protect human
The Office for Democratic Institutions is concerned with a” wholistic” approach to election monitoring including the following:
- Respect for basic fundamental freedoms such as the freedom of assembly, of association, and expression; - Respect for the civil and political rights of the candidates and voters; - Compilation of accurate voter lists;
- Equal opportunities to campaign in a free environment; - Equitable access to the media; - Impartial election administrative bodies; - Unhindered access for international and domestic election observers; - Effective representation and participation of women: - Effective representation of national minorities; - Access for disabled voters; - Honest and transparent counting and tabulation of the votes; - Effective complaints and appeals process with an independent judiciary.
to request international monitoring for its presidential elections. Now it is too late. It is unlikely that a new election will be held to replace the contested one. The Iranian elections have indicated a wide current of support for change. The hesitations of the ruling circle concerning post-election manifestations have highlighted division of views within this ruling circle. The demonstrations have also indicated to the world community as a whole the need
for independent election monitoring. Steps should be taken quickly for the UN to provide such services drawing on the rich experience of the OSCE.
The United Nations has no comparable permanent election monitoring office, but on an ad hoc basis the UN played an important monitoring role in the first multi-racial elections in South Africa, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has provided election aid and monitoring in countries such as Nepal as that country was coming out of a decade of armed violence. The Iranian government would have been wise
Rene Wadlow, Representative to the UN, Geneva, Association of World Citizens
There has been a very strong push in the mainstream media to demonize the government of Iran. This has been going on a long time. Every since they were declared part of the "axis of evil" there has been constant negative attention given to them. I remember when the propaganda machine was rolling on another country within the "axis of evil", Iraq.
The nightly declaration of weapons of mass destruction, Iraq was linked to 9-11; the people are being oppressed by the Iraqi government. Does anyone else see the correlation?
The murder of one young woman, as tragic as it was, pales in comparison to 1 MILLION murdered in Iraq. It saddens me to no end to live in a world where anyone must be murdered. I understand. I understand more then I want to. My whole point of this post is to ask you to look beyond the mainstream propaganda, and let’s not turn Neda into another mass murder, made possible by the weapons of mass deception. We speak out for Neda, as well we should, but we should speak out for All victims of murder, oppression, and genocide.
I find it resonating with truth. Sometimes the truth is very hard to accept. We learn a great deal about ourselves when we see how easily we can be deceived. The great spiritual people of our time were rarely deceived by the powers that be. If we are half the spiritual beings we think we are, we will learn to be honest with ourselves. We must, as spiritual beings stand up to all oppression, not just what the nightly news tells us to! Let’s not let the rising consciousness of this phenomenon known as Neda, go on without turning the brilliant shining light on ourselves. Let us have the same courage and shine that light in our own backyard. We might be amazed at what we shall find. Thank you, and may all who are oppressed and weak of spirit find the courage and strength to stand up and civilly disobey their oppressors. For in my mind that is the ultimate act of love, to peacefully stand up to the oppressors and say no! For in doing so you are giving the ultimate gift to your fellow man, the chance of true freedom.
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her voice to aid in meditation programs and healing sessions. was indifferent to the lyric chart. With the passing of Maestra Narici, was surprised to learn that her humble master had kept her title of Napolitain Barona a secret. Isabelle has performed around the globe and has been featured in documentary and movie soundtracks.
The Art of Isabelle Rajotte
During this time, she also shared classes and space with at an art school for teenagers with the teacher, Yoland Guérard. Celine Dion also attended this school, but the two had. At seventeen years of age, Isabelle embarked on a three year singing tour of Quebec with her uncle. At twenty, she left for a five year tour of Europe. During this time, she had a mystical crisis which resulted in the awakening of her Kundalini. This added a spiritual layer to her singing and people have been known to enter trances and have visions during her performances: memories of angels and an awakening in the listener knowledge of the divinity within. Isabelle has seen firsthand the ability of music to heal and has used
Isabelle Rajotte was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada and started singing at the age of three. Isabelle was a gifted and a natural singer and began to study opera at 15 years old in private class five days a week with the great master Maestra Dina Maria Narici. In exchange for the lessons, Isabelle cooked for the master. Maestra Narici found Isabelle to be a curious student: she had great passion and talent for the vocal exercises, but
Isabelle Rajotte works with Humanity Healing as an Ambassador of the House of Creation and is currently developing a series of sacred chants to be used in meditations and visualizations
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