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New Beginnings
Debbie Lawlor Camarda

One morning this week, I woke up feeling good, feeling happy, thinking about and thanking God for all the wonderful blessings in my life, especially for my friends, who so often feel much like Angels. Even the most difficult people and circumstances in my life are gifts if I can learn to see them that way. When any situation brings me pain, I know the only way out of the pain is through it. All I need to do is understand and heed its message. Pain always contains an invitation to receiving a Gift of Divine Guidance, if I choose to receive it. Receiving this Gift will help me reframe painful experiences and help me to grow both personally and spiritually. In fact, I can often feel Spirit tugging at my Soul, reminding me that along with many others, I too am being called to heal and to stretch my boundaries -mentally, emotionally and spiritually -- to do my part in raising the global vibration, thereby increasing the Light and Love on this planet to levels higher than humankind has ever seen. If we listen closely enough, each of us will hear this call of Higher Consciousness that

beckons us to become more fully who we are. As we transform ourselves, we will influence the transformation of our friends, our families and our communities. This Path will become the larger transformation that has now become necessary to our very survival -- the Path that will ultimately save humanity and the Beloved Planet we all share. So now is the time to embrace our collective pain as the gift that it is: a clarion call from Spirit to transform our World, starting with ourselves. We can no longer afford to ignore Ghandi's call to action; indeed, we truly must "be the change we wish to see in the world." The New Year brings forth a new opportunity for all of us -- to let go of the old and embrace the new. If nothing else, 2010 will bring with it a greater level of social and spiritual awareness than modern humanity has ever seen. And from that, we will learn to heal ourselves and our planet. And as miracles abound, they will bring about opportunities and possibilities for all that none of us could ever before have imagined. So here's to a banner year - on all counts! May Love be the Light for us all as we move forward on our journey towards new understandings and brilliant awakenings. With deepest gratitude and love, Om-Times Editorial Team

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Oft-times, when your mind thrust out awry and was like to be rapt down unsanctioned paths, the Immortals themselves prevented, guiding you on the straight going way to the celestial spheres, pouring down before you a dense shaft of light that your eyes might see from amid the mournful gloom. Sleep never closed those eyes: high above the heavy murk of the mist you held them; tossed in the welter, you still had vision; still you saw sights many and fair not granted to all that labor in wisdom's quest. But not that you have cast the screen aside, quitted the tomb that held your lofty soul, you enter at once the heavenly consort: where fragrant breezes play, where all is unison and winning tenderness and guileless joy, and the place is lavish of the nectar-streams the unfailing Gods bestow, with the blandishments of the Loves, and delicious airs, and tranquil sky:
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Celestial! Man at first but now nearing the diviner ranks! the bonds of human necessity are loosed for you and, strong of heart, you beat your eager way from out the roaring tumult of the fleshly life to the shores of that wave-washed coast free from the thronging of the guilty, thence to take the grateful path of the sinless soul: where glows the splendor of God, where Right is throne in the stainless place, far from the wrong that mocks at law. Oft-times as you strove to rise above the bitter waves of this blood-drenched life, above the sickening whirl, toiling in the midmost of the rushing flood and the unimaginable turmoil, oft-times, from the Ever-Blessed, there was shown to you the Term still close at hand:

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Each day of our lives we think about the future, we worry about how things will turn out. We wonder what might have happened if only… or if we had…or… well you get the picture. When we live in the future we are literally living out in front of ourselves. Part of us isn’t present and is literally energetically leaning into what might be. When we live in the past, we are dragging the emotions, the regrets, the grief and even the joy of what was. All of those experiences add up to a great huge mass of unprocessed energy that serves nothing except to bring us down. We live in our past and in our futures because we haven’t figured out how to be in the moment. How to be present. After all, being concerned about later helps this now be less noticeable. Worrying about the past keeps us afraid of what might be and so we skirt through our experiences like a cat on a hot tin roof. All we want is a light at the end of the tunnel that isn’t a freight train. What if for only a moment we could just sit still and listen? If we could here the truth, we would hear the whispers of our souls telling us that nothing ever happened outside of a moment. Ever. Think about it. What we experienced a moment ago, a week ago, months or years ago has been. It has either served to get our attention and we have learned from it, or we are holding those experiences tightly, wallowing in what we did wrong or worse, what someone else did. This kind of thinking only serves to keep us in a victim mentality.

What might happen or could happen or whatever we want to interject into the possibilities is either imagination or speculation. It isn’t truth. It is fear. Fear is not a reality it is a what if… There is only ever this now. What if’s don’t apply to now. We are already here. But do we accept this journey? In order to participate in this now, we must first become present. This now isn’t like an ice cold pool where we stick in a toe or two to see if we want to get in. We are immersed in a warm body that maintains our soul, our essence, and in fact who we really are. We are not our body nor our experiences. We are infinite beings with the power to draw from the infinite for whatever purpose we desire. Shall I repeat that? We are infinite beings with the power to draw from the infinite for whatever purpose we desire Our presence is the only way we can truly create anything. Life isn’t going to come and meet us on the couch or behind the door. We must begin to be ok with feeling our experiences. To do that we must know what we want to create. Who is it that we are trying to become? What is wrong with who we are now? Why aren’t we happy? When we create anything outside of ourselves, outside of a moment, we become victims of our own creative process. Who we are is perfection. There is nothing wrong with us we are perfection. We aren’t happy because we keep trying to be something that we are not. We don’t need to be fixed. There are no mistakes,
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merely opportunities for a different experience. If we choose. Even the concern that all is not perfect creates imperfection The truth is in the choosing. Are you not happy? What is at the base of your lack of happiness? Do you choose to stay there or do you really want something different? Being unhappy becomes a comfortable discomfort. We get used to the idea that we don’t have what we really want and there we stay, stuck in our misperceptions that we have to stay stuck. We get stuck with money issues or abundance issues. We pass up what we want because we might not deserve it or something better might come along or it just wasn’t exactly right. What happens is that our thoughts become entangled. We create complexity of illusion out of simple truth. Happiness, abundance money, in fact anything positive is all relative to how we value ourselves. What if only for a moment we got off that train? What if only for a moment we looked into our heart and asked ourselves what is it that I really want? What is the honest truth of my being? What does this moment offer to me that I am not noticing? Where is it that I think I am going and where am I really going? Each moment carries the answers to these questions and in fact infinite others. The truth is that when we are thinking we are cutting ourselves out of the moment with old tapes that keep us stuck. Look past what you believe. Look into the mirror. What do you see? When you face other people how do you feel? Is it a constant pushing from the inside to be noticed? Have you noticed yourself? Are you ready to jump to help everyone so you feel special? You are special. Are you afraid that if you don’t go along with what they want you will be left behind? So what. And what if they don’t love you anymore? They never did. Not really.

And every time that one of these types of feelings or any other that feels uncomfortable comes up we are not in the moment and our focus is not on us. Where our attention goes our power goes as well. Where is our attention? Are you participating in your own journey or trying to live everyone else’s? Where are you in this now? Where is your perception? What is your perception? Perceptions are an imaging system that human beings utilize to define experience. In order to change the experience, one has only to change the perception. This is your life. This is your moment. Seize it. Live it. Cherish it. Honor it. Be aware within it because the signs for greater reality are already within your and around you. Don’t stop. Live the light that you are. In this now. In this now. In this now. And for infinite now’s.

Meg Blackburn, Ph.D. the author of “Parenting the Children of Now”, “Conversations with the Children of Now, the International Bestseller “The Children of Now, Crystalline Children, Indigo Children, Star Kids, Angels on Earth and The Phenomenon of Transitional Children”, “Pyramids of Light, Awakening to Multidimensional Reality” and the “Online Messages”. She is also a contributor to “The Mystery of 2012 Anthology”. She is a regular columnist in Kinetics Magazine and contributor to numerous other publications. Dr. Meg is a national and international Keynote Speaker and also lectures worldwide. She facilitates group journeys to Sacred Sites including Scotland, England, Ireland, Peru, Egypt and Mexico. She has recently served as a consultant to Good Morning America and 20/20. Dr. Meg can be reached by email at, on her website at or by mail at 29830 S. Pine Springs Rd., Cheney, WA 99004

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The Path to

Sacred Geometry

Charles L. Gilchrist

I have been deeply involved with the study of Sacred Geometry for over thirty years. This experience has radically altered my consciousness and affected a profound psychological healing. And, as a teacher of SG I have personally witnessed the same kind of beneficial effects taking place in many of my students. This fact compels me to share my path into SG as a spiritual process. Why? Because I know that with this information, you can also step through these reliable doorways to spirit and make them your own. I’ve always been an artist and that path eventually lead me to Sacred Geometry. My artistic talent showed itself early and by the time I was four years old I had come to believe that a special talent had been given to me for some mysterious spiritual purpose; as if it were an assignment straight from God. I was totally convinced. With an enthusiastically willing heart I took on the spiritual assignment of becoming a serious artist. But what was an artist.... really? I was just a little boy and I had no idea how to make my inspired vision come true. So I went to my mother with the obvious question. “Mommy, what is an artist?” At first she smiled at me and then squinted at me, guarded and thinking. I had been asking metaphysical questions of her from the time I could speak. Each question of mine would prompt another
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question and so on until she would completely lose her patience with me. She looked up at the ceiling, her forefinger just touching her temple as if searching her invisible mental library for the most appropriate answer. Finally her eyes brightened as she pulled out a dusty old one-liner and read it to the ceiling. “Charles,” she said, “an artist pursues truth and beauty.” Then she softened, looked straight into my eyes and said it again, “Charles, an artist pursues truth and beauty.” That short axiom was like a clear bell. “Oh,” is all I could say, intuitively sensing profound truth. And now after all these numerous decades, it still holds the same power. In Wichita Kansas, the early 1940's, my entire large family did not think making art was at all practical. After all, there was real work to do; food to grow, machines to build and a war to win. It was alright have a little artistic talent which could lead to a nice hobby but the idea of even thinking about “Fine Art” as a profession was simply unacceptable. They went on and on, trying to dissuade me. I think they actually believed that if I became a full time serious artist I would eventually go completely mad and cut off my ear like that poor insane maniac artist “what's-his-name” Vincent Van Gogh. They were frightened.... but I wasn't. Regardless of their fear, I pressed on. In the early 1950's I was a teenager living in the Chicago area. It was then I discovered the surrealist painters. I read library books with countless reproductions of the
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surrealist works by Max Ernst, Jean Arp, Man Ray, Joan Miro, Yves Tanguy, Rene Magritte, Alberto Giacometti. Salvador Dali, etc. I was totally fascinated by the surrealists because they were investigating their own internal dream worlds, their subconscious imagery. This kind of thinking struck a nerve in me and, at that point, I thought of myself as a “Surrealist”. I could feel the serious TRUTH of honest self-investigation. Then high school, art school, marriage and fatherhood. The practical necessities of life had finally caught up with me. I became a professional portrait photographer out of necessity and immediately began to make a decent living. The family was happy as I had apparently started to become respectable. I stopped making serious art and turned to photographic commerce. Surrealism was now the last thing on my conscious mind. The 1960's however, upset my comfort zone. They were extremely challenging years with fundamental shifts of the collective consciousness on multiple levels. lines in the sand were being drawn: the Civil Rights movement, assassinations right and left, the Sexual Revolution, another horrible war, the Women's Movement, Black Power, top level corruption in government, rampant and open drug use by the young, and numerous people coming out of various kinds of closets on all levels. And these were just some of the dynamic power-shifting energies at work. I was horribly conflicted and miserable. And then, on June 17 1970, my thirtieth birthday, I experienced a profound mystical realization in which I remembered my early and intimate connections to spirit, and the commitment I had made to my own God given talents. The entire experience lasted almost two days. There were no drugs of any kind involved, but in those altered states I glimpsed numerous eye-opening visions including my unfulfilled potentials. I had received a gigantic dose
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of my own ignorance and failure. I was thereby humbled to the level of a worm. Almost everything I thought I believed in was simply untrue, or at best only partially true. It was an intensely numbing experience, simultaneous death and rebirth. I cried and prayed for hours. Miraculously, a benevolent voice began to instruct me. He told me his name was “Watcher” and further told me he was there because I had called for help. “Watcher” rapidly became like a guru to me. I trusted him completely. He guided me almost every day for the next two very difficult years, about the length of time it took me to reinvent myself. By then I had changed my profession from portrait to commercial photography. I had already begun to make serious surrealistic art again and had returned to the Cleveland Institute of Art as a night school student. I felt wonderful because I had regained my personal intimate connection with the Universe and rediscovered my early vision of a mysterious spiritual purpose. Watcher instructed me that it was time for him to go. He gave me specific instructions relating to various studies, insisted I continue my meditations in earnest, and then simply went away. I took his advice, studying and growing for five more years (1977) until another trilling mystical experience catapulted me to a whole new level. It began with a surrealist drawing experiment based on a relatively bad photograph I had taken of a beautiful young couple standing in front of a large fireplace. I felt a strong intuitive attraction to the out of focus photograph and transposed the basic composition to a large piece of white paper. Working with fine quill pens and ink allowed me to slip into meditational calmness. I found my consciousness up on the ceiling and watching myself drawing below. It was thrilling and amazing to watch my own creative process unfold from above. The part of me which
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was drawing was also enjoying the fantastic images which were swimming in the blank parts of the drawing. It was open-eyed dreaming. I had already experienced very powerful transcendental levels of my own consciousness through the classical practice of deep meditation but this open-eyed transcendental experience was much more intense. Eureka, a TRUE breakthrough! Over the next few months I continued to develop the same drawing and the process of quietly working on the small details lead me into the same kind of open-eyed transcendental experience. I had stumbled into a consistently predictable way of accessing my own dream world while remaining wide awake. I had discovered a practical technique which allowed me to directly experience the essence of the surrealist philosophy and Sacred Geometry was just around the corner. That drawing (The Saints Of Jade) was the first of a large series of transcendental drawings all based on my photography of models. By 1980, I had already created over twenty of these very complicated and highly detailed drawings and I was healing myself in the process. This series entitled “The Enchanted Couples Suite” lead me to an ever deepening understanding of my own psychological dilemmas and guided me to my discovery of the power of Mandala and Sacred Geometry. Aside from the fact that this work was all figurative, I discovered each drawing also contained mysterious references to classic geometric forms (circles, triangles, squares, spheres, cubes, etc.). And numbers, especially sequences of numbers, floated in and out of these drawings. I realized my internal dream creating “Higher Mind“ was sending me messages in the language of geometry and numbers. This was the beginning of my fascination with the concepts of Mandala making as a transcendental healing process. I had been successfully attempting to discover the TRUTH of my own human situation, and now I was
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discovering that perfect geometric BEAUTY was also existing at the deepest levels of my own universal consciousness. And I could hear my mother speaking to me from the past, “Charles, an artist pursues truth and beauty.” In 1981, I consciously created my very first Mandala entitled “Nineness”, which was a meditation on the circle divided into nine equal parts. This piece was specifically dedicated to the honest pursuit of TRUTH and BEAUTY and, at that point in time, became the deepest and most powerful open-eyed transcendental experience of my life. The creation of that first Mandala significantly altered my life forever and for the better. The open-eyed transcendental meditation of Sacred Geometry had begun and, thousands of mandalas later, I'm still totally fascinated. If you also feel the call to Sacred Geometry and truly want to understand this ever-evolving process, this is the key. Simply allow the archetypes of SG to teach you through your direct personal experience. Put your hands on them, play with them, contemplate them, draw them and color them. Doodle in circles and have fun in your studies. You do not have to have much artistic ability as blank Mandalas and various Mandala templates are readily available. If you simply allow yourself to fall through the doorways of Sacred Geometry, you will begin to feel its universal beauty and perfection.
For more specific and detailed information about Sacred Geometry and Mandala making, visit Charles Gilchrist’s SG website which includes all kinds of cool stuff including FREE Mandala Templates: Visit Charles Gilchrist on YouTube: OM-Times January 2010 Edition

This Gilchrist video describes the artist's process of creating Mandalas based on archetypes of Sacred Geometry. This piece features details about the artist's newest Mandala, Map Of Time (above).

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Creative Expressions
Art, in all its myriad forms, is a way for the soul to speak and the process of creation is a vehicle to link body, mind and soul. The Healing power of the creative process benefits both the artist and the audience.

Featured Musician
AsWeDream was born in 2001, brainchild of lifetime musician Mike Ososki. The focus has always been music, though its evolving expansion now encompasses other arenas. Creative activities like writing, spirituality, voiceover, and the arts are now included. Recently, AsWeDream has even aspired to "business development" and "management consulting." It is an umbrella project name, with many and varied rotating interests and participants. Mike says, "In times like these, we are especially tasked to go within, striving to learn who we are and what exactly we have come here to do."

Title Song As We Dream Back on topic, "There is nothing that so easily touches my soul, brings tears to my eyes, and connects to deep inner feeling as the universal power of music," Mike declares. "This is what I look for while listening to music, and when creating it. When the vibe is right, all sense of being here and now as one seems to flow along with it. For everyone, and especially the artistically-inclined, the goal is to lose oneself in one's work. We can't pretend to completely understand how or why this is so, but it seems to be true for most all of our billions of emotional hearts on this orb, and thank God for it." The song "As We Dream" speaks a little to this. In Mike's typically introspective lyrical style, the song gently grooves and ponders, smoothly querying: "Who knows what is really in there, deep down under the surface seen," and a little on the idea of time... "It's always only right now we have to make our reality."

Musically, like oh so many others, the 1964 Beatles on Ed Sullivan shot straight to Mike's heart and set the course, providing a bridge into emotions, a path of feeling that is always lovely to cross. At age 12, the first paid gig thrilled his young performer spirit. "It was loads of fun dressing up as best I could in the late 60s style, and rockin' out the gym attendees with cover hits of the day." His personal scrapbook displays the guitar pick from that occasion. The late 60s and early 70s brought a wide variety of bands and Midwest gigs, and finally a move from Wisconsin to California, to 'make it big' (still waiting on that one ;) From a family perspective, Mike did well, married to his marvelous wife for 30+ years and counting, with two great kids. Artists all.

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"holy instants" we can realize toward attaining our "happy dream," the better!

Everywhere (is everybody's home)

Taking the message out into as big a universal theme as nearly possible, "Everywhere (is everybody's home)" asserts exactly that. Co-written by Mike with daughter April, (also featured on lead vocal), the lyric states that there is... "A piece of you in everyone you meet" and a bit of bridge advice that... "When the world don't treat you right Go inside to find your light If the world don't treat you fair Remember you're not alone in out there" Who knows where AsWeDream will go from here? Whether music or business, Mike feels that the name is a succinct descriptor for the current condition of most all of humanity. He claims that "In keeping with my practice following the tenets of "A Course in Miracles," I do believe that it is, as it self-declares, 'a required course.' We can only choose when to take it." He thinks why not Now? "It promises to save a bunch of lifetimes in this tough classroom, so why wait?" No matter which paths AsWeDream takes, Mike intends to maintain a practice of ever-deepening self-awareness toward forgiveness, as defined by The Course. And, as we dream constructively here on planet Earth, the more

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Motion Mandala: Nautilus
Movement and Patterns

What are your patterns? Do you move in cycles? Whether the movement of the stars through the heavens, or the evolution of life, there are simple structures and patterns that repeat throughout existence. We discover the natural patterns that appear in microscopes from the most basic life also can be seen through telescopes as the universe creates and recreates. Scale is irrelevant from nanometers to light years. Infinite diversity from ultimate simplicity. The Nautilus is a metaphor for our personal spiritual journey. As the Nautilus grows it creates larger and larger cells to hold its greater volume. While it lives only in the most recent cell; it carries, and cannot be separated from, the remnants of its earlier self. The Nautilus looks forward, to the future, lives in the most current cell, the present, and feels the weight of all the cells that came before, the past.

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Motion Mandala: Stairway to Heaven
A visual meditation on chakras

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Who are we? What are we? We are energy. Energy that has reached a high enough level of complexity that we are capable of perceiving our own existence. Our energy spans the range from the compact, low vibration, ephemeral energy that we perceive as matter, our body; to the ethereal, high vibration energy that we have defined as our higher self, a Being of Light. However, it is misleading to think of the material and the ethereal as separate. We are in fact, a single being who’s energy encompasses a wide spectrum. Having achieved self awareness, how do we continue our forward development to an even greater energetic complexity? Chakras have been used by many systems, from ancient religions to the most modern spirituality, as easy to understand guideposts. Steps on the Stairway to Heaven. Chakras are an understanding of the energy that we are and how that energy manifests in our every day life. Energy is a continuous spectrum, and like the colors that represent them, think of chakras merely as markers along a continuous path. Each discipline, from religious to spiritual to healing and scientific, interprets the chakra energy scale for different purposes. Each focuses on specific details and expands upon that greater knowledge for specific results. However, I feel that it is also an advantage to see the forest as well as the trees. Step back for a moment and consider all the various Chakra disciplines. In their most basic forms, aren’t they all just different perspectives of the same concept? Like numerous people viewing a faceted jewel from different directions, each person’s description will be unique, even though they are all describing the same jewel.

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Olden Days
May olden days be long forgot When painful ways are but a thought May now we learn to see the light Not look for ways to hate and fight May in this life we rise above Return at last to lasting love May we no longer be life bound To a past which just keeps comin’ round

May we change our ways of lore Advance beyond what’s gone before May we transform lives full of fear And learn what we are doing here May we finally end all ways of old And know there’s more than we’ve been told May olden days be long forgot 'Cause what we were is what we’re not

Gordon Artrias Rosenberg

We Are
our best intentions often lead us astray while other inventions steal our attention away in these moments we lose the stillness within where I AM speaks and I AM akin to All

Debbie Lawlor Camarda ©November 28, 2009 All Rights Reserved.

By Angela R Loeb

Zen and the snow shovel
silence but for the scrape of a blade across concrete the icy crackle as boots pressed into the dry power and cheeks rosy exposed themselves to the arctic chill how like a human trying to control the path, clearing it of frosty debris silence was all around winter had descended burying bushes under white blankets the breath expressed with a misty vapor exposing the ether of alive l and all I have is a shovel

By Debby Rosenberg

the sound, the smell the touch, and the sight was glorious for a moment and felt like the waves of natures disposition conspiring its sustainable existence and all I have is a shovel

Divorce & Healing
by deZengo

Divorce Love has dimmed and gone The time to let go and fly Live fearlessly once.

Fear Face your fears head on Learn from each failure and grow Each day brings new hope.

The Wind Some go with the wind Others will complete the race To win, must find peace.

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What to do? Where to go? Why does this happen? Only God knows.
By Marcella Maggio

Give me direction. Show me the way. Who do I talk to? What do I say?

My head is cloudy, And my eyes sting. Can someone explain? Something, Anything? Stuck in the middle, Torn up inside. Damned if I do, Damned if I hide. Am I all alone? Does anyone feel the same? Hopeless and helpless, With only myself to blame. In a funk, Can’t get out. Lost within, Full of doubt. Help Me! Help Me! I’m sinking fast. Someone save me, My sanity won’t last.

So many questions. Too much fear. Be patient, my beloved. I am always here. Who, What, When, Where, Why and How? All that matters, Is the Here and Now. Questions are answered, When you must know. All else remains, Out of your control. Your request has been received. Maintenance is underway. No longer “Out of Order”, Beginning today.

The Simple Thought
By Nichespur

One Heart, One Mind, One Body


And let glory Be the light.

by William S. Peters

i know who He IS . . .

for . . . i am but one of many pigments

i am not the greatest Poet that ever lived . . . but i know who He IS for . . . i am but a syllable in the Word that makes the Poem called Life where all things rhyme divinely can you read me ? i am not the greatest Composer that ever lived . . . but i know who He IS for . . . i am but a note in His Divine Symphony . . . can you hear me ? i am not the most Masterful Artist that ever lived . . . but i know who He IS

on the Palette of life can you see my color i am not the most loving heart that ever lived but i know who He Is for . . . He lives in my heart and He loves me regardless can you feel me

i am not the best reflection of Him my wish is but to be a mirror of His way that when you look at me you see your self . . . and thus see Him . . . who loves us all . . . for . . . are not we all . . .

His Children His Word His Music His Art look closely at your self in the mirror of your soul inside of your eyes and thus you will see Him! . . . for it is He who made us, not we ourselves ! i know who He is !

© 2008 : William S. Peters, Sr.

Though ne’r written down Of life’s cycles and changes In the Goddess’s own gowns Green was for spring time And life with the lamb Yellow for your fellow Who with summer you stand Red for the homestead And the harvest you all planned And blue white for that cold winters night Where the snow covered ever green And perhaps your own hearth light Promised a true rebirth Across all this great land. For giving not guile Was the true ways of the wild Where life was lived by your gifts And not by the piles you might steal from your friends For moment by moment did your future extend Through both darkness and daylight And knowing the real difference Between true enemies and good friends. And then came the butchers, the Barons, and Lards To cut up the landscape and deal us new cards And the Romans soon followed them Whilst life got true hard Leaving little but depression And poverty’s regards While thieves ruled their road ways Paved now by more bloodshed Then they were… fallen leaves. And then came the crosses Who with their red flannelled bosses did rule They cut down the forest

Yule Times Re-Member-ed
By Nichespur

©12/4/2009 T’was the centuries before Christ mass 11:07 AM And all through the forest Every creature was stirring For none then deplored us! For man was part of nature And nature part of the grand old plan Where understanding was an act of reverence And your entire world was with your clan. People often worked together then For winters were hard For healing there were women And many a good Bard For tales they be told

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And made nations of fools Who replaced the old Yule tree With penance and swords Promising eternal platitudes and mournful service To the great God of new horns.

But take heart my almighty friends And all you other sweet peoples who now gather Round any solstice charms The season was given to us for a good reason And that was not to take arms But rather just clasp them together Around any good old Yule tree And suddenly you will find yourself included In Mother Nature's real dreams. The Clans just gotten larger now So there's more to relink?

For the horn of plenty did now blow For those whom the robes took in tow And the horn of victory and valor For those who rose out of squallier To smite their own enemies In the name of this new lord Making enemies of our own true nature With the pride of a good sword

Thus in darkness we were commanded To level our lands Whilst understanding became an impossibility With such con-fusion on our hands And yet the hardships delivered concretes That soon filled our city streets Making smokestacks and jokes facts Out of all the old faiths we might keep.

And so to the victor now goes spoils Whilst the world oils were spilled Making vehicles out of money And all life a cheap thrill Whilst the Yule tree became nothing But yet another decoration for this time of great feast Wherein your own morals maybe no more than a well televised illusion Than a true taming of the beast.

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Health & Healing
Innovative new approaches to Healing as well as holistic methods for dealing with health issues and personal growth


By Judith Orloff

I’m a psychiatrist and intuitive in Los Angeles. What I do isn’t my job. It’s my life’s passion. With patients and in workshops, I listen with my intellect and my intuition, a potent inner wisdom that goes beyond the literal. I experience it as a flash of insight, a gut feeling, a hunch, a dream. By blending intuition with orthodox medical knowledge I can offer my patients and workshop participants the best of both worlds. Now, listening to intuition is sacred to me, but learning to trust it has taken years. I’ve described the details in my memoir Second Sight which is meant to assure anyone whoever thought they were weird or crazy for having intuitive experiences, that they are not! This brief synopsis gives you a good sense of the book. I grew up in Beverly Hills the only daughter of two-physician parents with twenty-five physicians in my family. From age nine, I had

dreams and intuitions that would come true. I could predict illness, earthquakes, even the suicide of one of my parent’s friends. This confused and alarmed me, as it did my parents who were entrenched in the hard-core rational world of science. At first they tried to write my intuitions off as coincidence. Finally, though, after I dreamed my mother’s mentor would loose a political election--which to my horror, came true--she took me aside and told me, “Never mention another dream or intuition in our house again!” I’ll never forget the look in my dear mother’s exasperated, frightened eyes, nothing I ever wanted to see again. So from that day on, I kept my intuitions to myself. I grew up ashamed of my abilities; sure there was something wrong with me. Luckily, I’ve had many angels in human form whove pointed me to my true calling as

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physician. In the sixties I got heavily involved with drugs in an attempt to block my intuitions out—not something I’m recommending to you! Following a nearly fatal car accident at age sixteen when I tumbled over a treacherous 1500 foot cliff in Malibu Canyon, my parents forced me to see a psychiatrist. This man was the first person who ever “saw” me--not who he wanted me to be, but who I was. He taught me to begin to value the gift of intuition, and referred me to Dr. Thelma Moss, a intuition researcher at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She was to become my mentor and guide to developing my intuitive side. While working in Thelma’s lab I had an amazingly specific dream which announced, “You’re going to become an MD, a psychiatrist, to help legitimize intuition in medicine.” When I awoke, I felt like someone was playing a practical joke on me. I’d never liked science, and I was bored around all my parent’s doctorfriends. I was a hippie living in an old converted brick Laundromat with my artist-boyfriend in Venice Beach, working in the May Company’s towel department. (I’ve had a great love of towels and sheets since!) The last thing I envisioned doing was medicine. But because I was beginning to trust my intuition, I enrolled in a junior college just to see how it would go. So one course became two, became fourteen years of medical training--USC medical school and a UCLA psychiatric internship and residency. The irony was, that during my medical training I strayed far from the intuitive world again. Traditional psychiatry equates visions with psychosis. Working in the UCLA emergency room, I’d keep seeing psychotics who were wheeled in screaming, strapped to gurneys, accompanied by cops with billy clubs. These patients professed to hear God and to be able predict things. They also felt their food was poisoned, and that the FBI was on their tail. No

one tried to sort through this mishmash of claims. Typically, patients would shot up with with Thorazine, hospitalized on lock-down inpatient units until their “symptoms” subsided. Seeing this so many times I doubted whether it was safe or appropriate to integrate my intuitions in medicine. When I opened my Los Angeles psychiatric practice in 1983, I had every intention of it being traditional; I’d use medications, psychotherapy, but I didn’t intend for intuition to play a role. My practice was extremely successful. Since I was a workaholic and also loved helping people, I had twelve hour days, though very little personal life. But then I had a heart-wrenching wake-up call that changed everything. It was an intuition that a patient, on antidepressants, was going to make a suicide attempt. Because she was doing so well--nothing supported my hunch--I dismissed it. Within a week she overdosed on the antidepressants I’d prescribed and ended up in a coma for nearly a month. (Had she not survived I would’ve been devastated.) The hardest part, though, was that I thought I’d harmed her by not utilizing a vital piece of intuitive information. This was intolerable for me. From then on, I knew, as a responsible physician, I had to integrate my intuitions into my work. After this episode, my journey to bring intuition into my medical practice began. I didn’t know how I’d do it, but I put out a silent prayer to the universe to help me. Soon, I began meeting people, more angels, who showed me the way. Gradually I grew comfortable with my intuition, set out to write “Second Sight.” This took me seven years to complete because I had so much fear about coming out of the closet as an intuitive. I was afraid of what my physicianpeers would think that they’d mock me or blackball me from the profession. My mother warned, “They’ll think you’re weird. It’ll

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jeopardize your medical career.” Ah Mother: I loved her, but thank god I didn’t listen. Finding my voice as a psychiatrist and intuitive has been my path to freedom. Sure, there’s a risk when you stretch yourself, but the rewards are enormous. Now, I’m blessed to travel around the country giving workshops on intuition to auditoriums full of extraordinary people--health care professionals and general audiences--who long to embrace their inner voice. I’m heartened to see that many physicians are eager to deal with patients in the new way I offer. I gave an intuitive healing workshop at the American Psychiatric Association convention, a annual gathering of the most conservative psychiatrists in the world. I’m pleased to report the response was wonderful. I’m sad to report that my mother didn’t live long enough to see this. In 1993 she died of a lymphoma. But, on her deathbed, she decided to tell me our “family secrets.” She told me, “I want to pass the power onto you.” I was astounded to learn that I came from a lineage of intuitive healers on her side of the family--my Jewish grandmother who did laying on of hands in a shed behind the pharmacy she and Grandpop ran in Philadelphia. East coast aunts and cousins I’d never met since I grew up in California. Also, my mother, herself, had a strong inner voice which told her how to treat patients for over forty years. She’d listened to this voice and secretly used her innate healing powers to keep her lymphoma in remission for many years. “Why didn’t you tell me?” I asked her. She said simply, “I wanted

you to lead a normal, happy life, not to be thought of as weird like your grandmother was.” Oh Mother... I’ll always be grateful for what she shared, but, still... she’d waited so long. Even so, I believe in the wisdom of the paths we’ve been given. Mine has been to fight for what I believed in despite what my parents or anyone said. An invaluable but rugged lesson in empowerment. These days, no matter what I’m going through, especially when my heart is torn in a million pieces my intuition has sustained me. I hope that my journey in my book “Second Sight” can help you. One thing I’m certain of: if you follow your intuitive voice, you can’t go wrong. Stay true to it. Intuition is about empowerment, not having to conform to someone else’s notion of who you should be. It’s about being true to yourself, and all the goodness that comes from that.

Judith Orloff, M.D is author of the bestseller SECOND SIGHT, an inspiring and controversial memoir about coming to terms with her intuitive gifts, upon which this article is based. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, Guide to Intuitive Healing, and Positive Energy. She is assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and an international workshop leader. For more information about new updated edition of Second Sight and Dr. Orloff’s books and workshops visit

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Cynthia's Miracle
by Rev. Judi A. Lynch

A couple of days before my Psychic Awareness and Healing Energy Workshop in March of 09, I received an email from a woman named Cynthia. She said she had heard about me through a local metaphysical group and wanted to know if there was room for her to attend. I wrote back and told her there would be plenty of room at the spiritual center and we would see her there. That was pretty much all I knew about her, her name, how she had heard about me and her email address. It was a small crowd that day. Everyone there had either taken my class, heard my lecture, or had a reading and healing session with me. Except for Cynthia. She walked in and I introduced myself knowing it had to be her because I knew everyone else there. She looked terribly depressed and seemed to be in pain. I could see it in her eyes and her face and in her entire body.

Through my lecture and questions and answers she sat there and listened. Then I asked if anyone wanted a healing session to see if they could feel this Healing Light Energy vibration. Cynthia got up from the bench and walked to a chair at the front of the room. She said, "I have to be honest with you, I don't know what I'm doing here. I don't even know what I believe in anymore". I'm always skeptical. I understood. She looked like she had been in pain for a long time. Not just physical pain but emotional pain as well. If someone needed a miracle that day, it was her. Donna, who had been working with me on energy channeling put her hands on Cynthia's shoulders. I said, "Can you feel that? No, I don't feel anything" she said. So I walked over to her, "Let me try" I put my hands on her shoulders, "Can you feel this energy coming through to you? It's really strong!" "No, not yet" she said. A few seconds later, there was a presence to the right of me. A very strong presence. He said "This is Bert" "Tell her it's Bert" and then I saw an image of Bert from Sesame Street in my mind. I leaned down and looked at her and said "Who is Bert?" She put her head in her hands and started crying. "Oh my God, that's my Dad!" and she repeated it a couple times. Everyone in the room just sat there as I looked around at them and then several of us started

tearing up too. I said, "I think I know why you came here now, don't you?" She said "He's been dead for a very long time and that was his nickname! I can't believe that! I can't believe it! You could never have known his name! He and I always argued about religion and spirituality." After we all calmed down, she and I had a little time to talk. She had been having a real spiritual crisis along with pain from fibromyalgia and had been very depressed. It was obvious that Bert came in to let her know he was around and watching out for her and everything was going to get better. He told me to tell her several things about his religious beliefs while he had been here and how he had gained instant spiritual knowledge when he crossed over. She verified to me it all made complete sense. A few months later, we talked again and I asked her how she was doing. She said after that day, she was just fine spiritually. It had healed something inside her and brought her a lot of comfort. She had also been meditating and feeling energy come in. A while after that we met in town to listen to a drum circle in the park. She looked like a different person, happier and more at peace with her life and the future possibilities. It is a real miracle to me every time I am able to hear and feel the other side and repeat what they are telling me, and it was a miracle for Cynthia who needed one so much that day.


Part Two

Your "Action" Script!

By Marsha Cook
Dear Ones: We are each connected by threads unseen, energies that travel and bind the universe. One of these threads is silver. The writing you read here is titled, "Silver Threads." It is a simply written message containing alternatives to everyday life choices, and how a bit of change can bring to you a new world. Happy reading, Marsha

emotional pain. It would not qualify as an Award winning show – would it? For a Drama to be at its best it must have hankie-wringing, nail-biting, shudder–when-you-take-a-deep-breath exploits. Now, picture (to pun or not to pun) your everyday life as a Drama - What does that say about your perspective or, your choices? When gazing at life, which glasses are you looking through? Are they rose-colored, do you force a ‘the sun will come out tomorrow’ attitude for the benefit of those around you? Are your glasses a smoked-grey and so tinted that everything you see is dark and gloomy? Within the Drama script is a propensity toward choosing the negative point of view. Nothing will workout; no one ever listens to you – why should they, no one respects you; and heaven forbid why bother to try anything new when nothing changes and nothing ever will. If any of these thoughts reflect your own, you have categorically elected to be the lead actor in a Drama. As with all behaviors, there is a payoff for the Drama. Most would deny there is a perk or a reward for such a bleak, devastating life. However, when we repeat a performance; when the behavior is a way of life, there is always a bonus of some kind. With an Action script, essentially the perk is being loved. In a Drama script, the perk is getting to play the role of the victim or the martyr. Believe it or not, to play the lead in a Drama one has to be strong and quite devoted to the role. It takes great amounts of energy

Rewriting Your Script!
"What I am looking for is not out there. It is in me!” Helen Keller
Basic Script Groups as introduced in the December 2009 issue of Om-Times Magazine Silver Threads are Action, Drama, Tragedy and Comedy. The first to be discussed was Action. Remember, the Action script has you - the Actor, The Star – giving your all - all the time, hoping that through your ever vigilant Action, you will be noticed, appreciated, valued, or in another word - LOVED! And now Drama! This time the producer/director (you, you, and you) has presented a Drama. The Drama script is gut wrenching, heart rendering and gripping. Imagine a Drama without despair, buckets of tears, and, just a drip of physical, mental or

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It is an art to be a willing spirit. A heart and mind that is open to new experiences; open to learning new insights and putting them into practice is one that chooses to be in-charge. With this Director success is yours for the taking! As you create new history, you get to choose the filter that colors the glasses through which you perceive your world. This of course designates a new, lead role – honor and respect. When you choose first to honor and respect your Self, all else will follow suit. You can line up your life dominoes as you please. Why not leave Drama for the big screen where big scenes are needed? Rather than pouring your wonderful energies into a negative script, re-design; use your life force like drops of water sprinkled over a garden of brightly colored flowers. For just a moment, please suspend your reading and take a deep, cleansing breath; then picture this…The soil in the garden represents your life; seeds - your thoughts; water and the warmth of the sun - your filter, and the flowers – your script. What does your garden or meadow look like? Pause here if you will to once again read the opening quote by Helen Keller. Then review the script you have chosen. In the most beautiful of things there is passion, ardor and belief, and a crystal-clear absence Drama. Are you ready for a new role?

to be distressed or angry a majority of the time. Such a performance is a massive undertaking. Where does the Drama perspective come from? If you will look at perspective as a filter, you will see that your filtering mechanism developed as a result of the influence of those who piloted your lifejourney. Those closest are typically the most influential. That which you think, feel and know has been shared with you from the moment of your birth. Therefore, before you ‘awaken’ your viewpoint has already been established and not consciously chosen. Here you are with this filter that basically came pre-programmed with a ‘the glass is half empty’ mechanism. News bulletin - How you look at life is always a choice! There comes a time when you are the one in-charge of your choices; a point in life when you become the administrator of the power that is within. How do you tell the Director you DO NOT want the lead role in a Drama? You FIRE the Director! Yes, that is you! Next, hire a new Director. One who is not mired in past, and ancient history; but is instead an open and willing spirit - an awakened or awakening script manager who has limitless pages of unwritten script. In each human being there lives the soul of an artist waiting to be set free.

Marsha Cook holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition and a Master of Science degree in Natural Health. Over the past 25 years she has helped countless men and women create healthy lives through her work as a fitness specialist, personal trainer and life enrichment guide. Marsha holds a 3rd degree Shotokan Karate Blackbelt; she is a women’s self-defense trainer, newspaper columnist and the mother of six.

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Banish Belly and Other Aches....Guided Imagery Helps
Kids Ease Tummy Troubles
By Charlotte Reznick PhD Eight-year-old Alice suffered from horrible stomach pain. In my office she closed her eyes, breathed slowing into her belly, and asked inside what was the cause. Stress appeared as a large square black block in the middle of her brain. What to do? Her inner voice said Calmness was the antidote. Pictured as a swirling lavender ball, she breathed Calm feelings into hands, belly, neck, and head. Stress melted and her tummy stopped hurting. Over the past 25 years I’ve seen how the pain of chronic stomachaches and headaches can debilitate a child. The worry, anxiety, fear of pain, and feeling out of control can send kids over the edge. But kids can also learn imagination techniques to help them heal. I was therefore extremely pleased to read about the new research just published in the November journal of Pediatrics showing that guided imagery CDs relieved children’s chronic stomach pain. Conducted at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University Medical Center, 30 children ages 615 listened to relaxing CDs several times a week over eight weeks. The children enjoyed the CDs so much that there was virtual complete compliance. Their results showed 63.1% of the

Treatment group significantly decreased their pain, compared to 26.7% in a control group that just received standard medical care. Once the two-month study was over, the control group was given the same guided imagery treatment so they wouldn’t lose out; results were similar (61.5% improved). At a six-month follow-up, children continued to do well. One of their images stood out. The children imagined a special object like butter melting into their hands making them warm and shiny, then placing their hands on ailing tummies, spreading warmth and light inside to create a protective barrier that prevented anything from irritating their bellies. I often use a similar direct hands-on approach to teach children they can heal themselves. My focus is children and teens learning to create their own imageries through a toolbox of nine core imagination skills to mix and match as

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needed. Their personal kit includes: the relaxing balloon breath, discovering a safe special place, meeting wise animal friends and wizards as guides, receiving gifts from them to assist, connecting to the wisdom of their heart and belly, dialoging with symptoms and feelings, and using color and energy for healing and pain control. With these tools, kids make up their own creative scenarios. Below are five suggestions to help you on your way. 1. Teach the Balloon Breath as a Foundation Tool The Balloon Breath is a simple technique of breathing slowly and deeply into the belly while focusing attention about two inches below the navel. This type of diaphragmatic breathing helps center and calm. 2. Pay Attention to Wisdom of Inner Guides An imagined Animal Friend (or Wizard) can be a valuable tool to access inner wisdom. These imaginary guides are kind, loving, and have a child's best interest at heart. Gifts from them are used to receive power and assistance. One six-year-old boy’s pride of lions stood guard around his hospital bed to give him courage during a frightening medical test. Another eleven-year-old girl received the Gift of a spiralmoving rainbow to heal chronic stomach pains, along with rainbow glasses to see the world in a more positive light.

3. Incorporate Color to Relieve Pain When children are very focused and involved with their personal imageries, they are distracted from their pain. One seven-year-old girl created a “color therm-o-meter” that could raise or lower different emotions and pain. She initially worked with feelings; they seemed easier for her then the pain itself. She increased ‘blue’ Calmness and decreased ‘orange’ Fear; then increased ‘pink’ Love and decreased ‘black’ Anger. This helped her progress directly to reducing her pain in a similar manner. And a 12year-old boy found that by first increasing his pain, he realized he had some control over it. He then used this control to lower his pain to an acceptable level. 4. Practice the Three-Question Exercise It’s an easy imagery formula that may relieve or totally eliminate pain. Start with doing the Balloon Breath. Ask your child: “Where in your body do you feel the pain?” Then follow with: (1) What color is it? (2) What shape is it? (3) How heavy is it?

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Be accepting and positive of any response. Have your child continue to breath slowly three or four times between rounds. Repeat the three questions and your reactions to them. Over the course of three to five to ten minutes, there is generally a change from dark, sharp, and heavy, to light in color, round, and light in weight. I’ve seen this work with all kinds of pain. The length of this process depends on your child’s openness to relaxation and the intensity of pain. If there are any bits of pain left, suggest a conversation with Pain in order to find out what your child needs to know, understand, or do to let go of the rest. Or, he can imagine melting away any leftover hurt through his body (through skin, belly button, or whatever he comes up with). 5. Use the Power of Audio As in the fine UNC/Duke study, a well-chosen relaxation CD can work wonders. A favorite allpurpose guided imagery with the kids I see is imagining planting a magical garden where they visualize growing healthy and strong. While their garden grows, they float in a nearby healing pond, allowing the waters to wash away their pain, or heal inside hurts by drinking from the special liquid. After one group session, three boys were relieved of the pain of their stomachache, headache, and canker sore respectively. You may create your own, try the script on pages 127-128 in The Power of Your Child’s Imagination* or have your child listen to the Creating a Magical Garden and Healing Pond CD I recorded.** Remember, it’s not necessary to have the perfect script, or years of experience for facility

with this work. What is important is your sincerity, your respect for your children and their process, and your allowing them to bring forth their natural inner wise healer. As a young pre-teen discovered:

“Your imagination can help you heal.”

Van Tilburg, M., et. al. (2009) Audio-Recorded Guided Imagery Treatment Reduces Abdominal Pain in Children: A Pilot Study. Journal of Pediatrics, 124 (5) 890-897. * C. Reznick. The Power of Your Child’s Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success (Perigee/Penguin, 2009). ** Charlotte Reznick, PhD is a child educational psychologist, an associate clinical professor of psychology at UCLA, and author of a new book, The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success (Perigee/Penguin 2009,

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"Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse" ~ Japanese Proverb

The Lighthouse Calling
As Lightworkers, we are the Light in the Dark. The Lighthouse Call is the opportunity to overcome adversity and shine your Light for others. This Feature is dedicated to honoring those individuals whose personal examples serve as a beacon of inspiration for others.

If you know of an individual whose personal example is a Light for others and would like to see them featured here, please email:

Founder of

Compassion in Action

The Miracle Foundation
Caroline Boudreaux is the Founder and Executive Director of The Miracle Foundation, which was born as a labor of love after she visited India for the first time in 2000. She was taking a one-year sabbatical from her job in television advertising; although she had enjoyed career success, it lacked meaning and purpose to Caroline. India was one stop on an around-the-world journey she was taking with a friend. For five years prior, Boudreaux’s friend Chris Monheim had sponsored, through the Christian Children's Fund (CCF), a little boy in India named Manus. Monheim wanted to meet him in order to find out if he was receiving her support. The two women arrived in India in May and were able to locate Manus. He was exactly as his letters had described and he had, indeed, received the sponsorship money and letters from Monheim. She was thrilled to meet him and pleased that her money was helping. During their visit, the director of CCF invited the women to his home for dinner. When they arrived, they found that he was caring for 100 beautiful, smiling, parentless children in his home. Boudreaux had never thought about orphans before, much less held them, and she was not prepared for what she was about to experience. Later that evening, a little girl named Sheebani came and put her head on Boudreaux’s knee. The orphan was so tired that Boudreaux picked her up, and the girl literally pushed her body into Boudreaux’s arms. Boudreaux sang a lullaby and rocked her to sleep. Upon carrying the little girl to bed, Boudreaux discovered that the children’s room contained thirty wooden-slatted beds. No pillows, no mattresses, no blankets, just wooden slats similar to those on a picnic table. When Boudreaux heard Sheebani’s bones hit that wooden bed, she was brokenhearted. It was incomprehensible to Boudreaux that children were living this way. She knew she had to do something to help and that she had to act soon. The Miracle Foundation was established that day, May 14, 2000, Mother's Day in the U.S. Over the next few years, Boudreaux began recruiting donors, volunteers and sponsors to give these orphans, and others like them, a childhood and a future. Today, The Miracle Foundation operates three orphanages and a home for single mothers, all located in eastern India, one of the most impoverished regions of that country. Caroline was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana and attended LSU where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. Before The Miracle Foundation, Boudreaux worked as an Account Executive for Fox Television and was in charge of new business development for Tocquiny Advertising. Throughout her career, she has created long-lasting partnerships with such companies as Freescale, AMD, and Trilogy. Boudreaux was the recipient of the Hope Award, 2005; Impact Award, 2008; Membership in the World Economic Forum'sYoung Global Leaders, 2009. She has also been featured as a thought leader in books, magazines, films, and news media, including CNN and "One Peace at a Time," a 2009 film by Turk Pipkin.

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Simply Spiritual

To perceive reality from a different perspective is to open oneself to the wonders and unlimited wealth of creation. Simply Spiritual offers the opportunity to visit new places, new methods, and different ways to perceive the vast human knowledge of our Universe.

by Steve Sisgold
The end of the year brings another transition time for us and moves people to action. A friend of mine's partner suddenly moved to action and left him last week and I found myself saying what I have said to myself and others so often, "No mistakes.) With compassion of course) "You will learn and grow from this transition. Wow, in time, you'll see why this needed to happen and see that her leaving is divinely orchestrated and a gift, even though now you feel crushed but in time..." If you are going through any important end of year transitions in your life, may this story inspire you to put your seat belt on and jump into the mystery. Or don't wear your seat belt at all. Breathe deeply as you take this journey with me. It is a cold, foggy November morning. I wake up tight and sick, and feel very contracted; like my body is a telephone booth with 12 people crammed inside it. It is the day after my partner told me she wanted to "break up." My mind starts to spin tales ranging from, "I'm having a heart attack, my life is ruined, I will never meet another woman, I will die alone..." and more. My imagination was having a field day scaring me with one bad scenario after another. All of a sudden, I remember that I am at a choice point, so I take a breath and stop thinking, letting myself off from the hook from scary, disastrous scenarios, I am making up in my mind. I say to myself "In this moment, I have a choice. And I choose to be fully present," while taking 3 long, deep breaths, tuning in to my body awareness. I sort out what is real and what is not. "Nothing I was thinking is true. I am not having a heart attack. There is no factual evidence that I will never have a relationship again or die alone and my life is far from ruined. I am wasting precious time mesmerized in the illusion. What is factual is that I am scared, my body is tight and I am getting a message that I am at a very big choice point in my life and it is time for me to take control of what I can, and let go of what I can't, and make some changes in my life. I sit quietly for awhile and contemplate which changes I could make. I consider the idea of taking some time off to properly rethink my life; the farther away and the more

Every Moment is a Choice Point
unfamiliar the destination, the better! I am excited as I close my eyes; take a breath, in anticipation of a picture showing me where to go. After a moment, a distinct impression develops. My heartbeat quickens. I see villages, temples, the Ganges River. I take a deep breath and in the next heartbeat I feel a very strong instinct to travel to India. I choose to drive into San Francisco and visit the Indian Embassy to "feel" it out. I enter the building and am instantly overwhelmed with fear. I forget I am at a choice point, go numb, disconnect from my body, and drive home quickly trying to talk myself out of India. My mind is spinning with fear thoughts again, like "I might get malaria or dysentery. It's too polluted. I won't be able to take the poverty. I won't be safe". By the time I arrive home, I remember that I am at another choice point. I say my affirmation, breathe and realize that none of what I was thinking about was fact, just mental concerns. I know I can prevent myself from catching diseases and can avoid what I perceive as unsafe or uncomfortable areas. I reassure myself that I will have many choices in India and I will stay conscious of my needs and choose wisely. I return to the Embassy excited and secure my visa. One week and one long plane ride later I am in the middle of a wild street scene in Pune, a town about five hours from Bombay. I notice I am holding my breath and afraid. I close my eyes for one long, deep breath and remind myself once again, I am face to face with another choice point. I feel very present and alive and my fear dispels as I look around. I see homes made of cardboard, people huddled OM-Times Magazine January 2010 Edition

around fires cooking grain, a wedding procession parading down the street with drummers and candle bearers, bicyclists and scooter drivers dodging and honking at each other, and a man urinating. I'd visited many parts of the world but this was unlike anything I had ever encountered. Life is inside-out: everything is happening on the street, not behind walls. As I watch the people, so at ease in their environment, I imagine I look like a clothed person in a nudist camp. (One more quick spin thought).

belong. No one but me is phased by their presence. As I watch them I begin to relax and a calm feeling flows through my body. I wonder how my life would be if I were to walk through India - and life - like the cows? They appear at home right now. Do I? In that moment, I realize, all of my money is on the table. This is a jackpot chance for me to truly live in Choice point mode. Being alone in India is offering me a chance to witness and practice how I move back and forth from trusting. All of a sudden, my journey takes on more meaning. I am in a royal experiment to practice what I preach. I commit to feel everything and accept what is happening in the moment and make conscious choices. I tune in to the cows some more and notice that they live in their whole, wide bodies, not just in their minds. I laugh, realizing that I have discovered a new philosophy, and call it "cow consciousness!" To flow with life and trust and listen to my instincts, to embrace the moment, with the aid of my ally, guide, and sage - my body. "Cow Consciousness!" The more I say it, the more I like it.

Taking a deep breath, I start to laugh, and my body relaxes a little, as I remember a cartoon book that I owned as a young boy. The book featured a skinny guy in a turban and loincloth, asking himself in the midst of all sorts of unexpected environments. I remember him in a bullfight, a mob scene and alone on a mountaintop. As a kid, that book had fascinated and impacted me deeply, yet I hadn't thought about it for over 40 years. Now, I was the one appearing on the next new page. I take a deep breath and take my surroundings in again. Here I am in India seeking answers and peace of mind. I realize it doesn't matter what events led me here, I am in India, on my own, here for a big life change! Now I begin fantasizing about where my epiphany might occur. At the Ganges River? In the Himalayan Mountains? In the cave of an ascended master? Udder Joy My thoughts suddenly give way as an entire herd of cows amble down the street right through the wedding procession. The cows look relaxed, content, as if they

I close my eyes and tune in to my whole body/mind. Peace floods my body deeply. I am still aware of the chaos outside, yet I feel content and serene. The chatter in my mind is gone. I feel vividly present and incredibly alive, because I am now feeling my whole body, head to toe, rather than living out of my head. A quiet miracle has just occurred, my epiphany has happened and I didn't have to climb up the Himalayas to find a guru in a cave! It was right here in the street, with the cows!

I restate my commitment to stay present and walk through India in "Cow Consciousness." I vow to remain at home in my body no matter where I am. My slogan is "Wherever I go, whatever choice point I face, I have choice!" I notice I feel stronger and more confident each time I say it. OM-Times Magazine January 2010 Edition

The Dalai Lama The next day India awakens me early with her pungent smells and cackling chickens. I am filled with anticipation as I emerge from my modest room onto the street. I nod and smile and mutter "Namaste" an Indian greeting, to the curious turbaned Sikhs and the children who follow me along an alleyway. As I continue walking, I see a man standing under a sign that says, "Tibetan Medicine." My mind starts to spin fear thoughts and I remember I am at a choice point. I sense there is nothing to fear but my own thoughts and I walk forward. He gestures to me to follow him. We go up several flights of stairs into a small office. Another man stands as I enter and waves. He says two words, "Dalai Lama." I shrug and repeat two words, "Dalai Lama?" He nods and says, "Come." He mounts a scooter, and motions for me to climb on the back. For an instant my mind says "He will kill you and leave you somewhere never to be found", until I "caught the beat" and tuned in to my body. I was nervous, and realized my mind was making up scary dramas. I relax and choose to ride with him, feeling my excitement growing as we drive through a maze of busy streets into the tree-filled countryside. The smells change, the air cools. We arrive in a large field, where a small circle of colorfully robed Tibetan Monks are gathered. One of the monks looks straight at me as I climb off the scooter and walk toward him. He greets me with laughter and warmth, as if to say, "Nice to see you again." I am ecstatic; he is the Dalai Lama! If someone had asked me a week ago, when I was in my mind struggling, if there was anyone I would like to go to, for inspiration and clarity, I would have said "the Dalai Lama" without hesitation. I had come to respect him as one of our greatest living teachers. I knew that he did not live in Pune and I had not even thought of looking for him on this journey. However, by remembering every moment is a choice point, knowing I had choice and by listening to my whole body's intelligence, not just the fears my mind created, I'd been miraculously led directly to him. I think about all the

times my mind's imagination stopped me from following my instinct and moving forward. I felt incredibly grateful to meet the Dalai Lama this way because I had heard stories about people going to great lengths to meet him and failing. We are motioned to sit. The Dalai Lama speaks about kindness. He reminds us to have compassion for ourselves and for others, to relax and trust and make conscious choices. His message is a confirmation for me. My heart is soothed and I feel inspired to teach my methods, more than ever. During my remaining weeks in India, the emotional wounds I have been carrying in my body slowly begin to heal. Appreciating our body as our sacred guide on the journey of transitions I returned to California with many gifts of understanding from India. My own experience helped me notice, that all transitions offer choice points and when I don't trust I disconnect not only from my mind and body, but my spirit and inner wisdom too! Life is one choice point after another. If you are going through any transition right now, embrace every thing you feel. Stay awake. Listen and feel every sensation in your whole body. What is your body telling you? Now go even deeper into that voice deep within. What do you hear? Take the quantum leap! Follow that voice, It can take you where you want to go, even if you don't know where that is yet. Steve Sisgold has been many things to many people. As an author, speaker, practitioner, singer, film maker and businessman, Steve has taught thousands how to use their innate body intelligence to create better health, prosperity and richer and more authentic relationships. To connect with Steve, or to learn more about his latest book, What's Your Body Telling You?, visit: OM-Times Magazine January 2010 Edition

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“Mystery of Life, vibrant in every atom… Mystery of Light, glowing in every Being and Creature... Mystery of Love, closer than my breath embracing all in Oneness. In the infinite stream of unity, may all who dwell, know themselves as Love and feel as One with each other.”
Not too long ago the ideology of unity imbibed the concept of co-existing ideals, beliefs and tolerance. Things have changed dramatically. We are now rapidly awakening from the core of our cells to the subtle dimensional fields of energy. The concept of unity no longer exists as an externalized structure but has shifted to a subtle vibrational holographic field of Love generated from the Heart, a new lens of consciousness from which all form and action is born. As the expansive, ever changing momentum of the universe(s) influences the landscape of our reality through subtle vibration, humanity is organically ushered into the experience of Self as the microcosmic particle of the macrocosm. It is here where Love cannot help but be the dictating force of oneness. Love, the cosmic glue that permeates and unifies all existence is the driving source of our evolution as it activates vibrating portals of consciousness in the heart. Love in its purest expression exceeds romantic entertainment. Authentic Love takes on a new hue of meaning from the depths of our hearts and souls. So strong a current, the mind cannot help but surrender. Ever changing, yet the same, Love, the only constant that remains true to the nature of Source. Love, the vibrant breath of life that speaks through Being.

supreme consciousness. There is a pathway of applying thought, I call, “Conscious Alchemy” where one observes thought, feels the vibration of thought and transforms the kaleidoscope of perceptions to one singular vibrational thought wave of love. It is here where unity and oneness is experienced.

“Love, in one breath you dwell in the space between words... In one breath you heal... In one breath, I become.”
Our brain, glandular system, nervous system, and energetic systems are designed for enlightenment. Realizing this, awakening to the remembrance can be a gradual process where life itself serves as a platform for our unfolding light. Invoking Love, life becomes a feast for giving love of OneSelf dancing in the radiance of oneness that originates beyond consciousness to the source of creation. We become the experience of oneness as we disappear into the vast masterpiece of Love. Transformation happens with every thought, breath and spark of awareness. We make the choice. Like flowers to the sun, the human spirit reaches beyond “matter and fact” to grab the opportunity to Love as the breath of the universe merges every atom of our Being to a place infinite, empty, vast and expansive. Humanity has reached a passage in our evolution where we have the opportunity to be vanguards of a new paradigm. Where inter-dependence evolves into a co-creative cycle of unity. The past and the future merge in a split second of a conscious choice of Love with every breath of the present, opening the door to eternal merging of oneness.

“Love, you've kissed me drunk all I see is you in every face, I taste you in every tear I dream you in every realm I walk on your earth, my feet become liquid light Love, you've kissed me drunk in the mirror I wake... I cannot turn away.”

“Love, cast your fragrance of eternal light through the fated winds of life. I yearn for one drop of your sweetness that burns illusion to cinder so my Heart can taste freedom.”
Many ancient teachings including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are guides to understanding and mastering the mind to source consciousness. Practices like yoga and meditation serve as tools of awareness and activation where one experiences individual consciousness merging with

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions


Ronald Alexander

Learning How to Embrace Your Resistance to Change
It’s that time of year when we reflect on the past and plan for the future, and that means resolve into change those habits or circumstances that we’ve been unhappy with. For many of us, it also means making the same resolutions we’ve made—and haven’t fulfilled—year after year. Even though we all desire or even need to make changes in our lives, whether we are aware of it or not many of us are resistant to letting go of old habits. When we make New Year’s resolutions we often have unrealistic ideas of how to overcome and stop these resistances from sabotaging our resolve to change. Then once again we find ourselves frustrated and unable to move forward. Instead of fighting and struggling with resistance learn to embrace and work with it so you can finally break its hold on you. Here are a couple of steps to help you achieve success in 2010 with your resolutions from my widely acclaimed book, Wise Mind, Open Mind: the other farmer’s tomatoes are gigantic, his pumpkins are huge, his corn is green and his front yard is filled with tall grass. I don’t believe that we can ever get rid of certain resistances or emotions so instead it is important to work with mulching them.

Step Two: Learn the Payoffs to Your Resistance
The next step is to understand the payoffs of resistance, as these are what are holding you back from moving forward. Here are five basic ones: • By resisting change, we can avoid the unknown. What’s familiar may not be terribly comfortable, but sometimes it seems that the devil we know is better than the devil we don’t know. We fear that venturing into the unknown will cause us to discover painful secrets about the world and ourselves that have been hidden from us. • We can avoid being judged as “strange.” When parents are frightened by their child’s differentness, labeling them as “strange,” they’ll usually try to stifle his creativity. The child, sensing their disapproval and fearing abandonment, can shut down his creative flow and then either tries to conform to his parents’ expectations or acts out, claiming not to care what anyone thinks of him. • Another payoff is that we can avoid failure. When we fear failure, we tend to overestimate the risk we’re taking and imagine the worst possible scenario—the emotional equivalent of our parents deserting us as children. • We can avoid success. Strange though it may seem, a fear of success can cause as much resistance to change as a fear of failure can. While you may consciously long for a promotion or hope that your romantic relationship will result in marriage, unconsciously you may be afraid of what will happen if these changes occur.
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Step One: Acknowledge & Understand Your Resistance
The first step in embracing your resistance is to identify what it is and if you have any hidden ones. In my book, Wise Mind, Open Mind I give readers different exercises to help them with this. Once you have acknowledged them the metaphor I like to use is to mulch your resistances as opposed to overcoming them. There is an ancient Buddhist story of two farmers living next to each other. One farmer takes all of his horse manure and keeps throwing it over the fence into the other farmer’s yard. About six months later, he notices

• Finally we can avoid feeling guilty. If we take a risk and make a change, we may feel guilty because we’re contradicting what others think we should or shouldn’t be doing with our lives. This New Year is a time of rebirth following so many months of pain and difficulty during these harsh economic times. This is the year that we can RISE from the ashes of our pain and turn them into healthy vibrant and creative mulch and for people to re-invent themselves by transforming their breakdowns into breakthroughs. But making real outer change begins first with an internal journey and mindfulness is a powerful tool to help you navigate the inner recesses of your mind and psyche.

Learn more about developing mindfulness or mindstrength, the ability to respond (instead of reacting to) your thoughts and feelings at: Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. is the widely acclaimed author of Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisi.... He is the director of the OpenMind Training® Institute, practices mindfulness-based mindbody psychotherapy and leadership coaching in Santa Monica, CA, for individuals and corporate clients. He has taught personal and clinical training groups for professionals in Integral Psychotherapy, Ericksonian mind-body healing therapies, mindfulness meditation, and Buddhist psychology nationally and internationally since 1970. (

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• Get Organized I like to think that I'm a fairly competent judge of people - this coming from my own experience and self-assessment - and I have watch myself permit my own New Year's Resolutions fade away into never-never land

New Year's Resolution
By Maria Khalife

"Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right." ~ Oprah Winfrey

fairly quickly, so this year, I thought I'd lift up the shutters on a new product I'm about to launch that will help you and me to make changes in our lives AND stay on track all year. Would you like that? First, an introduction to my new product. I call it "My Life Is My Message." You all know that I hold Gandhi in high esteem as an example and as a mentor. "My Life is My Message" is his quotation and one that I try my best to live by. MLIMM is an inspirational newsletter that I am going to be sending out Monday through Friday in 2010 with ideas for how to implement change in your life. So, with all that in mind, can you decide what would be the Ten Most Important Changes you might like to hold in your mind for 2010? Changes that would revolutionize you, your career, your relationships, your ultimate success, and the accomplishment of Your Big

I'm trying to put a fresh new twist for you on this old, old idea of making New Year's resolutions and I hope you'll find it inspiring. Here are the ten most commonly made resolutions people make, courtesy of Ten Million Resolutions. • Lose Weight and Get in Better Physical Shape • Stick to a Budget • Debt Reduction • Enjoy More Quality Time with Family & Friends • Quit Smoking • Find a Better Job • Learn Something New • Volunteer and Help Others

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Dream? I'll share a list of 25 inner resolutions or areas in which you might like to improve along with three fill-in-the-blank spaces for your own ideas. Maybe some of the ideas on the standard Top Ten list are for you. Please circle first the ones that resonate with you, and then choose the Top Ten that sing the loudest. • Know my Inner Self more intimately • Understand what motivates me • Turn my mere beliefs into solid understanding • Getting my emotions to work for me, not against me • Generate deep meaning for my one life • Using my memories to support vs. sabotage me • Focusing my attention to always have lots of energy • Seeing who I am clearly • Becoming assertive for myself • Accepting praise lovingly and graciously • Working to understand others vs. judging them • Being aware of discomfort and returning to comfortableness • Deciding to be a conformist or a nonconformist • Working to change society's rules • Genuinely helping others without resentment • Sharing my opinions without fear • Being more persuasive with my own good ideas • Saying "I'd rather not do that" with comfort • Unfolding more trust in myself and others • Deciding to lead and then moving into that role • Being absolutely honest and in integrity with myself • Assuming more responsibilities at home and work • One of your own choosing • One of your own choosing • One of your own choosing

"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things." ~John Burroughs Let’s all work together to make 2010 the best year yet in our lives. Let's decide that we will remain fully conscious all year about our dreams and resolutions. Let's stay on track with them. I promise that once a month, I'll remind you to review your resolutions and see where you've gotten to with them to help you stay on track. And here's an idea you can do right now to see just how far you get toward your own Be the Change goals: imagine that it is December, 2010. Take a few moments and write a short paragraph about your accomplishments this year. It would be fun to compare what you actually accomplish with this paragraph. Good luck! Bon voyage! Happy New Year!

"New Year's Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights." ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie
Warmly, Maria

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Becoming a Beacon of

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By Anyeot

All humans are beings of energy, vibrating at unique and beautiful frequencies. As such, each of us possesses the ability to affect the world in a positive way, simply by using focused meditation to connect with our own environments, our fellow humans, and the Earth. Because it is intention that creates the connection, we all have the potential to act as and to create beacons of light - centers of positive, healing energy that radiates outward, dispelling negativity and spreading joy and wellbeing. It is more than choosing to maintain a positive attitude. Rather, becoming a beacon of light means embodying qualities of energy that can open up the potential of others and becoming a center of positive change by meditating outward.

The process begins by creating environments that are supportive and energizing, but also a sanctuary where those who enter your space can find renewal. That is the seed. To make it blossom, sit in a quiet place and begin breathing deeply, focusing on achieving a clear and calm state of mind. Center yourself and visualize a blanket of warm, positive energy flowing over your hands. When you can perceive the energy shifting and having an effect on the air around you, direct the energy into your body. Finally, release it and let it spiral outward, first into your home, then further into the yard or surrounding homes, then over your entire neighborhood, and through your city, state, and country. Finally, let the gentle vortex of perfect light and perfect love that you have created settle over the entire world. As you send out your loving thoughts, realize that you are the center and the source of the beacon. When you've spread your gift of positive energy as far as it will travel, return your focus to the place from which it originated and take a moment to observe your own feelings. As you take one last deep breath, reflect upon the fact that in brightening your own soul, you have played a positive role in all peoples' spiritual evolution and in blessing your own home; you have also blessed the Earth. From the Desk of Anyeot

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The Psychic Twins, Terry and Linda Jamison
“The Jamison Twins, in predicting the 9/11 terrorist attacks on tape, have managed to predict a highly improbable event that would have a statistical probability of almost zero.” ~ Adrian Gilbert, Ph.D in statistical sociology Many people have urged us over the years to have a respected mathematician calculate the statistical probability of our having been the only people to predict the 9/11 events on tape. After much searching, we found statistician Adrian Gilbert, who kindly volunteered to assist us with our goal. He told us that our 9/11 prediction (which we made on Art Bell’s Coast to Coast radio show on November 2, 1999) is in fact known as a “Black Swan Event.” Nassim Taleb, author of bestselling book The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, has referred to difficult to predict events as “Black Swans,” which are unexpected events that have enormous consequences. Most people expect swans to be white because that’s what their life experience tells them - a black swan by definition is a surprise. The belief was destroyed when a black swan was discovered in Western Australia during the 18th century. A Black Swan is an extreme outlier event that lies beyond the realm of normal expectations. The probability of a Black Swan Event occurring is

essentially zero and as such is not predictable by statistical approaches. Taleb says, “What we call here a Black Swan is an event with the following three attributes. First, it is an outlier, as it lies outside the realm of regular expectations, because nothing in the past can convincingly point to its possibility. Second, it carries an extreme impact. Third, in spite of its outlier status, human nature makes us concoct explanations for its occurrence after the fact, making it explainable and predictable. I stop and summarize the triplet: rarity, extreme impact, and retrospective predictability.” Traditional risk assessment, like that used by insurers, gauges the probability and likely cost of an event by assessing historical data. Insurers know from experience, for example, that an 18-year-old OM-Times Magazine January 2010 Edition

driver is more likely to have a serious accident than a 40-year-old, so the teenager's premium is higher. But a number of factors make this type of calculation less reliable in assessing the kinds of catastrophic events that have struck in recent years. Terrorist attacks on the scale of 9/11 are too rare to establish a statistical probability. Events considered by many to be Black Swan Events include:      Black Monday 9/11 World War 1 The personal computer X rays

According to Gilbert, the occurrence of a zeroprobability event is incomprehensible. This means it is virtually impossible based on statistical evidence. While some skeptics may insist that our 9/11 prediction can be explained, the findings of Taleb indicate that this horrible event simply could not have been foreseen by ordinary predictors. We extend our sincere thanks to Adrian Gilbert for his research findings in this area. As pioneers in what theoretical physicist Michio Kaku calls “physics of the impossible,” the two of us will continue to operate at the extreme outer edge of what is statistically possible, in the realm of the Black Swans. NOTE: Adrian Gilbert has a Ph.D in statistical sociology and has been working in the finance sector for 10 years developing statistical models to predict various types of risk. With all good wishes for your health and abundance, Terry and Linda The Psychic Twins

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Looking Back at What I've Learned
By Maria Khalife I’ve learned that age is an issue of mind over matter. I don't mind, so it doesn't matter because I think of myself as ‘youthful maturity.’ I own every moment of every year of it. Do you? I‘ve learned that whether you are convinced that you can do something, or you are convinced that you can't, you are always right because you are 100% in charge. I always choose “Yes, I can.” What do you choose? I‘ve learned that people may forget what you said, people will surely forget what you did, but people will never relinquish how you made them feel, bad or good. I try my best to make them feel good. I hope I have succeeded so far with you. How do you want to make people feel? I‘ve learned that when we fear less, we can hope more; If we eat less, we will chew more; If we whine less, we will breathe more; and if we talk less, our words will say more; and lastly, if we love more, then all good things will eventually be ours. I always choose to Hope More, Say More, Breathe More, and Love More. What do you choose? I‘ve learned that we arrive at love not by seeing or embracing a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. I know it is hard, but it is worth giving it a chance. I am working on it, and I love it. What about you? I’ve learned that arguing with a fool proves there are two fools! I always choose a smile

I’ve learned that arguing with a fool proves there are two fools! I always choose a smile instead. Can you learn to smile when someone treats you foolishly? I’ve learned that what we perceive depends mainly on what we are looking for. I always choose to see the best in everyone. Try it, and you will be amazed at the good that will appear in your life. I’ve learned that you and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are. It is always a reflection of who we are. Our attitude is the lens through which we look. What are you seeing in your life? I’ve learned that how we do one thing is how we do everything. I do the best I can in everything, with everything, and for everything. It is my unique formula. Try it. Explore your inner self and see where you can do your best. I’ve learned that your problems cannot be resolved from the level on which they first manifested. So I stop looking at what happened yesterday – which was the level where I created the problem. I bring it to the present moment, and think about it. It’s a relief to know that today, I can create something new because I am not yesterday’s “me.” So can you. I’ve learned that love is like a lost article. Love will show up when and where you least expect it because love is one of our underlying substances. To find it though, you should expect it to show up. Is there love in your expectations? I’ve learned to make everything as simple as possible. Complicated, detail dense or intense

Doesn’t serve me well. Tiny steps always get the job done. Do you take continuous, small steps? Every step is stately. I’ve learned that there isn’t anything as useless as doing efficiently something which should not be done at all. What a waste of time and energy. What do you need to stop doing? I’ve learned that stress is an alarm clock that rings to let you know you’ve attached to something not good or true for you. I stop and question myself: “What is not good or true here? I am feeling stressed.” Do you? I’ve learned that we say to other people the words that we most need to hear ourselves, so I always try to choose good words. Are you listening to your words? I’ve learned that ultimately I am, right now, all that I can be. If there was more for me to be right now, I’d already be that. I have stopped worrying about tomorrow. I hope you will, too. I’ve learned that we suffer only until we begin to realize that we can’t know everything. Life is a process and we are in the process. You will always continue to learn more. I’ve learned that we never make a decision when the time is right; the decision makes itself for you, and you learn to weave it into your life. No sense fretting over it, right? I’ve learned that until we know that death is similar to life, we live in fear. Death is like getting on an airplane, falling asleep, and waking in another country. Nothing to fear.

I’ve learned that seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already have it - that you are it. Yes, you, too. You are Love Itself. I’ve learned that no one can hurt me – that is my job. I am the one who allows the hurt in – or, I can decide not to let it in. It’s always my choice….and yours. I’ve learned that reality is always kinder than the stories we tell about it. When we learn to look for life’s lessons in our stories, the painful issues take a back seat; but if we don’t search for reality’s lessons, the pain takes a front seat. Where do you want to sit? I’ve learned that we do only three things in life: we sit, we stand, and we lie horizontal. The rest is just a story. From where you sit, what’s your story? I’ve learned that everyone in the world loves me. I just don’t expect them to realize it yet. If I stand still in a crowd and think “Everyone here loves me,” it just radiates forth and returns in…. well, why don’t you try it at your next gathering and discover the secret? I’ve learned that there are no physical problems - only mental ones. When you solve the mental ones, the ones that appear to be physical change auto magically. Working in the mental realm is much easier, too. I’ve learned that if I think you are my problem, I am insane. And this is the height of intelligence, right?

January We Begin Anew
by Lorri Amsden

For many of us January marks a new beginning. This is a time of reflection as we look back on the past year and make resolutions for the new. With a countdown-clock and a sip of champagne we lift our voices pledging to be better this year, to exercise, to eat right, to spend more quality time with those we love….The clock strikes twelve and we turn from the old, with hopeful hearts each of us desiring to shrug off our bad habits and transform ourselves, knowing this is a time to forgive, a time to abandon the things that did not serve us, to make peace with the troubles of the past and to look ahead with hope, each of us aspiring to be better people as we pay homage to the cycle of life. So why do we hesitate in the cold morning light? Don't allow your old habits to slip back in. It is the small changes we make today that fosters big changes later on. Look in the mirror and decide what is important to you. Write your goals for this year down and post it where you can see it every day. Take time to sort out what is important to you and put your energy toward its realization. A healthy lifestyle which includes moderation in all things: eating right, daily exercise and a normal sleeping pattern is key to balanced energy. One trick to healthy living is making small changes. Make wise choices (skip the chips choose raw fruit or vegetables) Eating healthy snacks will make you feel awake and alive. Free yourself from a bad diet in simple steps: add fruit to your cereal, have an extra glass of water instead of soda, limit your alcohol and caffeine consumption. It is possible to ease into a healthier lifestyle just by making conscious choices The practice of yoga and daily meditation are also

wonderful vehicles to a healthier life. Our bodies are so much more than meets the eye. Of course we are flesh, blood and bone but we are also Spirit and within our body lies and an amazing network of energy centers or chakras. This energy system ensures that our organs, cells, and tissues stay strong and healthy. When there is a block in an energy pathway, the organ system that the pathway corresponds with will also become blocked. Through meditation we can move energy through the body and heal it. Not only can we eliminate stress but we can heal and balance our own bodies by drawing energy to the energy center or chakra point that is not functioning to its fullest potential. The practice of meditation is a large part of psychic development and spiritual work. Meditation is the practice of focusing and quieting your mind to achieve a heightened awareness of your inner spirit and release your inner wisdom whereby you are attempting to merge the desires of the subconscious mind with the desires of the conscious mind in order to work toward a common goal. When you shift your attention to each breath slowly and deeply drawn and released, you shift your mind into a quiet mode, releasing your mind clutter and silencing the “monkey mind" that constantly tries to invade our thoughts and emotions. The result of this shift is peace, serenity, calmness and inspiration. Through Meditation we are able to recalibrate our energy and connect with the divine. Only you can make your life better. You can make your life into the life you desire. Indeed You have the power to change the world.

Tending To Garden Within

By Shervin Hojat To live life fully with joy requires one to know self without the filters of societal conditioning, familial conditioning and one’s ego. These filters block our vision and truth of who we really are and how we are connected to the Universe. These filters also block us from hearing our own inner guidance and voice.
To know self requires being able to recognize and delve into layers of beliefs, frozen emotions, past traumas, and self-limiting thoughts that block seeing who we really are. These layers manifest themselves as weeds and rocks in our “garden within”. Simply said, our garden within is the truth and understanding of who we are and the potential that we can reach. Tending to our garden within is the process of consciously and continuously being in touch with ourselves. be our society and family conditioning, trauma, selfpity and beliefs. Rocks in our garden within are also old patterns that keep repeating themselves and harm us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. In order to effectively tend to our garden within, requires one to take several steps to re-gain being in touch with self. The first step is to get help to recognize, acknowledge, and remove major burdensome rocks in our garden within that deprive our soul and body of major nourishment. It is important that we deal with the most burdensome rocks first since they have direct impact on the growth of weeds in our garden. Next step is to find those gardening tools that will enable us to connect with our true self. Such tools can be meditation, prayers, mirroring, being in nature, intuitive work, dream analysis, or artistic expression. One needs to be open to utilizing any gardening tool, even though that particular tool may not have been of interest in the past. The final step is removal and maintenance of the weeds in our garden within. The process of removing weeds and maintaining a weed free garden within is a continuous process which will take less time as we become more familiar with it. We need to be aware, patient, and kind with ourselves during this life long process.

Due to years of living, our garden within may be filled with weeds, rocks and boulders that do not serve any useful purpose. Weeds in our garden within can be fear, anger, despair, self-doubt, or selfimportance. Rocks and boulders in our garden may

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During our personal self-discovery, we sometimes regress back to our old habits and self-talk. The key is to be able to recognize the patterns and forms of weeds in our garden within and take care of them gently and consciously. The following poem is based on several experiences that I had when I regressed back to my old habits and patterns in response to sometimes trivial, but upsetting challenges in my daily life.

You feel iserable and do not smile. You are now focused on hook’s wound. You are no longer looking at the big picture. You are in massive turmoil. Take out the hook gently. Smile despite what you perceive are going through. Look at how many things are working for you not against you. Question your limiting assumptions.

You are hooked again.
You took the bait! You are hooked again without realizing how easily you took the bait. The bait is your distraction from truth.

Take a deep breath. The bait has hooked your total attention by voices inside your head: Get connected again. The story that was the bait will no longer be attractive. The story that was the bait will not keep you in a cramped cell. The wound will magically heal fast. The hook is in your heart. You are not balanced. You are agitated. You do not feel connected. You question your worth. Your attention will be hooked again and again, but each time you will remove the hook faster. Copyright 2009 @ by Shervin Hojat

Poor me. I will always be alone. It should not be like this. I am not lovable. Tomorrow I will be miserable. Nobody has problems like mine. Nothing works for me.

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Shared by Marty’s partner and Human Ambassador to the Squirrel Nation Chris Anderson

Marty is my playful side coming to the surface. He is designed to be a relief-valve for a world that takes itself far too seriously. A lot of the ideas I plan to explore with him are gentle reminders that the material world is always swinging from left to right... duality is the nature of the journey here on earth. Marty questions beliefs and fears, is a bit self-serving, but at his core there exists a love supreme... the mask that, when removed, reminds us there is really only one life, and we all are it.

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Short Stories

Smiling Monk
by Eagle Spirit Shaman

I sat under a tree for shade in the hot sun at noon day when i was greeted by a monk walking to temple, Hello i said and he waved to me with a beautiful smile and continued on his way. I thought to myself what a kind man with a genuine smile and pleasant spirit, i arose and thought to myself i shall also go to the temple and maybe i can be happy as this monk was. Walking into the temple i was greeted by chants and prostrations and incense filled the air. So calm was the spirit in this holy place. I placed incense in alter and prostrated before Buddha and i felt my heart flutter, sitting up i looked into eyes of the Buddha and saw the same smile i had earlier saw on the monks face as i sat under the tree.

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Steve Sisgold

Let’s have 2010 be a time where we focus on what is the most spiritual, life-fulfilling course of action we can choose to follow, no matter what is happening outside of us.
Carl is sitting on the outdoor lawn of his company’s luxurious campus when the grapevine delivers the news: We’ve been acquired. Carl is stunned. The grapevine spokesperson fills in the details: “The CEOs office just announced that we will be closing temporarily, then reopening and downsizing.” Carl’s imagination immediately starts constructing the worstcase scenario: I’m going to get laid off. I’ll never find a position this great again. I’ll lose my home. Caught in the cyclone of fearful thoughts Carl slumps and watches (in his mind) his career and his future sink like the Titanic. He stands up and walks around the park like a man who is completely lost and reaches for his Blackberry. He gives it a voice command: Steve Sisgold.

It takes discipline of our mind through constant focus on faith, gratitude and trust, to rise above this collective fear. The power of choice is always available to all of us, even in moments that seem the darkest and most challenging. We all have what it takes to change our consciousness and behaviors at will, and it starts with allowing our spirit to flow into our bodies instead of blocking it with fear thoughts. The more I breathe in consciously, meditate and pray, I notice how that tempers the wind and wave that batter me around in the sea of the mind.

The entire universe we live in breathes and expands. All systems, stars and planets, do this too. So when we merge with that rhythm by breathing and welcoming spirit in, we unwind the veils of illusions, traumas and unexpressed emotions we hold in our bodies that make us forget our faith and trust. We all always have free will to transmit and manifest what is deeply already inside of us; our innate-God, light, wisdom intelligence and reclaim our natural state of vibrant, light, magnetic, energy.

I listened to his report and reminded him, “This is an opportunity to practice Whole Body Consciousness and stop your fictional thoughts in their tracks. You just lost faith for a moment” Carl like so many of us got caught up in a behavior, which is rampant in our culture today; what I call the Fact VS. Fiction Syndrome. 2009 was a year where mass consciousness focused much attention on fear around the necessary restructuring of our global economy, and an uncertain future…and faith went out the window.

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Designing 2010 Consciously
I offer the following tips to reduce any stress you may have about entering a new cycle and to be used as a daily ritual to access all of your intelligence in every step you take when visioning, taking action and consciously embodying 2010 with more faith and trust. 1. BREATHE - Tune in Take five slow, deep whole body belly breaths, inhaling in through your nose and exhaling out of your mouth. Fill your belly like a big beach ball, then relax your jaw and throat, and sigh aloud on the exhalation. Touch your belly with your hands. Do three more full deep breaths and visualize God’s energy traveling throughout your entire body.

Remember to continue breathing fully, scanning your body for any of the following: • Is your breath smooth or choppy? • Is there any place that feels pain, tightness or special sensation?

• Are you feeling any emotions, light or strong? Once you are in contact with your body sensations and feelings, declare them out loud, or silently. You can do all of them at once or one at a time. For example, “I am noticing that my breath is short, my jaw is clenched and I am worried,” or, “I feel tingly and excited about 2010.” I like to move uncomfortable feelings by shaking my whole body; this can be done either standing or lying down. Breathe in and out through your nose or mouth and shake your body, then rest.


4. PRAISE – Tune into your heart Breathe love in and out. Give yourself love affirmations like “I love that my soul is choosing to enter a new year” Give your self even more love with touch and massage.

Put your heels flat on your bed or the floor and bring your knees up, sliding your heels closer to your bottom. As you breathe, tilt your pelvis forward and arch your back on the in-breath, then move your pelvis back down as your back flattens out on the exhale. Do this five times. Notice your spine waking up and your body filling up with spiritual light energy. 3. APPRECIATE Say a blessing or express appreciation for the spiritual dimension of your existence. This could be a prayer or a simple expression of gratitude such as such, “I am thankful to be entering a new year.” Take five more whole body breaths and anchor this grateful attitude in your body and mind

5. REMEMBER – Connect with your life purpose continue breathing consciously and remember your life purpose. Say it to yourself a couple of times and focus on gratefulness for being here on the planet in the year 2010. For example: My life purpose is to help children learn and I am grateful to be alive NOW to do that” 6. VISUALIZE – Tune in to your spiritual journey for 2010. Visualize and see your self moving through the year fully connected to your faith and trust in God. Set an intention for how you want your year to unfold, breathing calmly in and out through your nose. See your self having a miraculous, spiritually connected year, and staying open to the mystery as it reveals and unfolds its plan for you.


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Movies That Inspire
If you see just one film this holiday season (or even this year), make it James Cameron's Avatar. It's a powerful, inspiring film that demonstrates movie-making at its best, and it delivers a crucial message for our time: That all living beings are connected and that those who seek to exploit nature rather than respect it will only destroy themselves. With Avatar, Cameron has delivered a fast-paced fantasy adventure that weaves together a stream of powerful themes that are so important to our modern world that they extend far beyond the world of fictional film: Issues like corporations destroying nature for profit, the lack of respect for living creatures, and the failed policies of "military diplomacy" that the USA continues to pursue. The themes in Avatar reflect the greatest challenges of our modern world, and the message of Avatar is both deeply moving and highly relevant to the future of human civilization. Not many who view Avatar will understand all this, of course. To the younger crowd, Avatar is simply a cool actionadventure film with a compelling love story that makes it a great date flick. But to those who've been around on this planet a little longer, the story of Avatar is a far important story of good versus evil, war versus peace, destruction versus healing and isolationism versus interconnectedness. This depth of sensitivity to life is rare to find in any film these days, much less a blockbuster feature film, but that's what makes Avatar so truly remarkable: It speaks to viewers at many different levels, intertwining the core themes of human mythology in an extremely tight, fast-paced screenplay that doesn't let a second go to waste.

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The world depicted in Avatar also demonstrates the healing power of Mother Nature as the key character Jack Sully has his consciousness transferred from his broken human body to his much stronger alien body through the help of a healing tree (into which all the natives are neurologically plugged in, too). The concept of Gaia is also unleashed in the film, although it's never referred to as Gaia. At one point in the film when all hope seems lost for the natives, Jack Sully prays to Gaia to help save them, at which point the female character Na'vi says, "[Mother Nautre] doesn't take sides. She only maintains the balance of life." This demonstrates a much deeper understanding of the role of nature than most modern humans grasp.
James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’, not to be confused with M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ has been off the radar for some time now. Few who have seen footage of the film praise it’s innovation and revolutionary visual effects.

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Digital Media
Chocolate Wisdom
by Humanityhealing

"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death." ~ Anais Nin Live simply, Love generously, Talk kindly and take good care of yourself, You are the Gift of Life. You are the Light of the World.

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"The doctrine of avatars can be found running like a golden thread through our spiritual consciousness, relating all great faiths to one central source.” Adapted from: Alice A. Bailey's The Externalisation of the Hierarchy

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Feel It!!!
I have been wonderfully engrossed in some fascinating conversations lately with people who are at varying stages of their relationship journey. Some are happy and content, what a joy! Some are "bumbling along" and some are in the middle of a tricky separation and having to explain what is going on to their partner and loved ones. For those who are experiencing the pain of troubles in love, the explaining part is quite a challenge when you think about it, because it is feelings that we are trying to convey but on a platform of intellectuality, tinged with intended rationality so that others can understand what is happening. A difficult predicament! How do you feel with words? Is love a feeling or a word we use to describe it? And if is a word then what is the feeling that comes so powerfully with it? Chicken and egg. I am observing a client at the moment that is breaking up from a very long term marriage on the grounds that "that certain feeling" they once used to feel for their partner is no longer there. And when the injured party is looking for a rational explanation, how do you explain what is essentially a feeling that once was there and now is not? But feeling it is the answer to your life's happiness. Although traditionally, we believe men to be the ones who find it hard to express feelings, we are all human beings with the same physiological capacity to feel and thankfully things are changing rapidly! Gender stereotypes and history dictate that women are generally the nurturer/carers with a built-in ability to really understand emotions, but in a partnership relating feelings is a critical part of good communication. When you explain how you feel, it is owned by you and you can't be blamed or indeed blame, for just simply feeling a certain way.

By Gina Hardy

Don’t Intellectualize It
Feelings are experienced on a physical level first, and then our brain interprets the sensations into words. We are prone to react quickly when we feel intense emotions but how often do we really listen to our feeling centre, some may call it the heart centre and let it be our guide through life? Would we be much happier if we did? I know I am and try to do more and more in daily life as well as in relationship with others. I invite you to ponder this...your love relationship is your greatest teacher and your greatest potential for growth, but many times because of the depth of feelings that our partners bring out in us at times, we do not want to go there because it can be mighty uncomfortable. Reflect for a moment on a current or previous relationship and ask yourself, have the emotional/feeling challenges helped me to really know myself better? I look back at my complex and varied portfolio and say a huge YES to that one! Nothing challenges you more than the complexity of love and the heart with a partner and it is from here that we always know the truth. Gina Hardy is a relationship educator, yoga teacher and therapist. She runs workshops for singles and couples in the art of conscious behaviour and uses the very powerful work of partner yoga for people to learn how to re-connect through non-verbal dialogue.

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By Mary Cook Humility is not self-deprecation, impoverishment, shame or humiliation. It is not codependence, inferiority or passivity. Neither is it lack of personal caretaking or responsibility. Humility is recognizing that we see a tiny fraction of ourselves and life, and that everything is much greater than our physical senses and human awareness indicate. Humility believes there is a deeper dimension in spirit, and that higher consciousness can lead us there. Humility means that we remain curious, open-minded and teachable, and thus in a process of continual growth. As divine creations, we have a responsibility to honor, respect and care for ourselves, each other and our planet. We all have a profound effect on one another and we choose whether it will be positive or negative. As the earth, its elements and atmosphere enable plants, animals and humans to survive, humility engages us to protect and nurture our precious resources and each other. Harmful actions in the world can remind us how important it is for us to share peaceful, healing, loving energy in all that we do. Humility recognizes the interdependent family

of humanity. We understand that free will was given to us as a sacred right by our Creator. We see the contrast between our human and spiritual selves and the duality on this planet. We appreciate the opportunities to learn from the rich diversity of life and the contrast of opposites. Our experiences with giving and receiving, ignorance and knowledge, war and peace, love and hate, freedom and oppression, joy and sadness, beginnings and endings, allow us to mature. Recognizing the consequences of our thoughts and actions as individuals and as a collective society helps us to be more careful,

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wise and considerate of a much larger perspective in life. Because flaws and faults are an integral part of us, we focus on observing, listening, understanding and forgiving rather than judging and condemning. Humility means that we do not take more than we need, and we willingly share what we have. We do not seek to control people nor our God, for that entraps us in mental, emotional, physical and spiritual sickness, and removes our ability to fulfill our soul’s purpose. We rightly understand that our human will is far from higher consciousness. We accept disappointments, loss and tragedies for the lessons that we learn from them. Humility is reinforced with failed expectations. They help us discern between our will and divine will. Trust and faith can be strengthened as we allow the temporary feelings of disappointment to abate. I once heard that the purpose of bowing is to place the heart higher than the head. Our minds perform perpetual exercises in associating the present with the past. Thus dominant thoughts and habits commonly determine our present condition. This leads to repetition and stagnation rather than growth. Our deepest imprints occur in early childhood when we are helpless, needy, and hungry for information to understand the world. Later in life, experiences that stimulate these associations automatically bring childhood feelings and thoughts to our attention. Thus rather than using our adult knowledge and resources and our spiritual beliefs and practices, we tend to react from a childhood dependent state, which is typically defensive or offensive. Humility reminds us that our goal is to positively change ourselves, and offer assistance when it is appreciated and beneficial. Humility asks what positive energy

we have to give to the present. Humility means that we place a higher priority on our heart and soul experience, and pay less attention to our mental chatter. Our spiritual perspective tells us that we are complete and we have all that we need. Suspending focus on our mind, allows each present moment to unfold without past or future referencing. This leads to a wellspring of fresh energy and joy which is independent of external circumstances. When we are struck with awe and wonder, when we are witnessing blessings and miracles, our mind is still and quiet. There is no thinker and no thought, only pure experience in the moment. This is a humble and ecstatic merging into the oneness of life. Humility means that we conduct ourselves with honor and integrity. We witness and accept the whole of life, to learn what positive contributions we might offer. We pay equal attention to information from our physical senses and information from deeper awareness. We understand that although we are a tiny part of the world, our presence has an important ripple effect on the planet. Humility informs us that we are here to become enlightened, and that this is a process of perpetual discovery.

WWW.MARYCOOKMA.COM Mary Cook has a Master’s degree in psychology and is a registered addiction specialist, with over 33 years of clinical practice and 29 years of University teaching experience. She is a writer, a national speaker, and has a private practice in San Pedro, CA. Mary is available for telephone and office counseling, consulting, guided meditation, speaking engagements and inservice training. Her book “Grace Lost and Found” will be available by March 1, 2010

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Privacy 101
Legal Aspects of Social Media
By Darity Wesley
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela
Here’s a cocktail fact for you- did you know that social media has taken over pornography as the #1 activity on the Internet? You probably participate in at least one type of social media, a website that is based on participation and usergenerated content in some form personally and/or professionally. So now let us count the ways you may be engaged in the social media revolution- social networking websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Twitter; social bookmarking and news sites; Nings like Healing Humanity Network that are centered on user interactions; and other myriad technologies and practices that we use to connect with each other and share opinions, insights, experiences and perspectives with each other. With all of this incredibly accessible information and ability to interact, have you noticed how the borders between our public and private lives are blurring? Do you ever wonder whether or not to post a cute family photo to share with your network of family or friends? How about to expressing your real opinion about someone or something? These are good questions to stop and ask yourself before posting anything. The best rule to follow is: Anything you post online is publicly available information that anyone in the world can access. State and federal legislators are reacting to this explosion of privacy issues and online privacy has become a higher priority on Capitol Hill. The first lawsuits have been tried both in Pennsylvania and California for invasion of privacy for online issues, and both cases were lost. There is a plethora of bills nationwide addressing age verification, creating false profiles and required warnings that what you post may be used by anyone, anywhere. It’s definitely a privacy new frontier out there on the Internet and the law is just arriving in our global town. Free speech is being tested in this cyber-jungle. People have the right to commercial use of their own images for publicity (think pictures on Facebook). Defamation of character (false statements about a person presented as facts intended to harm that person) is still illegal- and it travels like wildfire on our instantaneous global networks like Twitter. While defamation is a great big no-no, you do have the right to state your opinions.

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Business is adopting social media at a wild pace, particularly relationship-oriented industries like real estate. Unfortunately, home listings are getting spread around everywhere, which is not really a good thing, and there are few social media policies in place yet to protect both business and individual rights. It is both a business and personal imperative to stay aware and alert about what you post online. Remember, once you post it you can’t ever take it back, even if you crossed your fingers behind your back when you did.
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Darity Wesley is Founder and CEO of Revive Your Spirit™ and creator of her daily Oracle email service. Additionally she is CEO and Legal Counsel for Privacy Solutions, Inc,. a San Diego based consulting firm. You can always reach Darity at or 619-670-9462


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Healing Cuisine
* Healthy Meals * Healthy Tips *

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. ~Buddy Hackett

In this Section:  Sugar: Friend or Foe  Fat Burning Vegetable Soup  Tangy Stir Fry Cabbage

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that the sugar contributes to or creates. The list of health problems associated with sugar is quite lengthy and growing by the year. Some generalities include the following: * depression * mood swings * irritability * hyperactivity * anxiety * panic attacks * mineral deficiencies * adrenal gland depletion * hypoglycemia * Candida overgrowth * increased cholesterol levels * chronic fatigue


Friend or FOE

I know, I know tis the season to overindulge and sugar seems to always be at the top of the list. AS with all aspects of life, balance is the key. However, I just wanted to take a moment to discuss some of the effects that sugar has on the body. So, although I realize it will probably NOT be takien off the market anytime soon, if we begin detoxing the body gradually from the short and long term effects of this product, we have time to PREVENT not Treat! This is an excerpt from just one site. There are many others who are beginning to conclude (despite that deceptively yummy addictive flavor) that sugar actually does the most to harm the body. It takes years, but the results are the same. Thousands of dollars spent eating the sugar and then fighting the diseases

Then we get into the more serious diseases and disorders, as cancers, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Sugar, even in small amounts, suppresses the immune system making it easier to succumb to the various ailments. It should be noted though that there is a very significant difference between white refined sugar and naturally occurring complex sugars found in whole foods.

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Recipes by Dezengo

Tangy Stir Fry Cabbage
cilantro, which will be added the last 3-4 :: Ingredients :: minutes. Stir and 1 Whole Medium Size Cabbage 1 Onion (Yellow is our preference) ¼ cup Shredded Carrots 1 Bell Pepper (Slice or Cube) ½ - ¾ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Season Salt Red Peppers (if desired) Fresh Minced Garlic to desired taste ½ Cup Chopped Cilantro Add the Cilantro and any additional ingredients desired. Simmer for several minutes. Serve. This can be used as a main course or served as a side dish. Toasted homemade bread is a perfect addition to this meal. :: Directions :: Cook meat & drain any excess grease off. Place ALL ingredients together excluding the Great combination of textural experiences for the palette allow ingredient s to cook until the vegetables are tender, but still crunchy.

Extras & Optional
Tabasco Sauce – Fresh or Cooked Tomatoes 1-2 Cups Ground or Chunk Lean Meat (Turkey or Chicken Preferred)

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All fruits, except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want except bananas. Cantaloupes and watermelons are lower in calories than most fruits. Eat your soup and fruits the first day. For drinks: unsweetened tea, cranberry juice or water. Day 2 All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with all the fresh raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. Try to eat leafy green veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas and corn. Eat all the veggies you want along with your soup. At dinner time you may reward yourself with a baked potato and butter. Eat all the soup you want this day also, but do not eat any fruit.

Fat Burning Soup Recipe
Day 3 2 Large Bunches Green Onions 2 Bell Peppers 2 28 oz. Cans Tomatoes (can be placed in blender) 1 Bunch Celery 1 Large Head Cabbage 1 Pkg. Lipton Onion Soup Mix 2 Bouillon Cubes (optional) Several cloves of garlic or bottled garlic (optional) Several Bay Leaves (optional)Cut vegetables in small bite-size pieces. Put all vegetables except tomatoes in pot. You can just cover with water or add 3 ½ - 4 cups of water. Boil fast for 10 minutes. Cut heat down and simmer for approximately 30 minutes until veggies are tender. Add tomatoes along with the juice. Bring to a boil and heat thoroughly. Add soup mix and simmer for 10 minutes. May be seasoned with salt, pepper, parsley, curry, oregano, basil and thyme to taste. Add extra cabbage and tomatoes if desired. Mix day one and two. Eat all the soup, fruits and veggies you want. You cannot have bananas or a baked potato this day. If you have eaten for the 3 days as above and have not cheated; you will find you have lost 5-7 pounds. Day 4

Bananas and skim milk. Eat as many as 8 bananas and drink as many glasses of skim milk as you can on this day along with your soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates and so is milk, but on this particular day of your diet you body will need the potassium and the carbohydrates, protein and calcium to lesson the craving for sweets.

Day 5 Beef and tomatoes. You many have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can or tomatoes or as many as 6 fresh tomatoes on this day. Try to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water this day to wash out the uric acid in your body. Eat your soup at least once this day. Suggestion: You can make hamburger patties – easy recipe

Day 1

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1lb chopped Sirloin (lean) 1 small chopped onion 1 egg 2 tbsp. Rotelle Tomatoes 2 tbsp. Bran Salt/Pepper if desired Broil until done. Then refrigerate in air-tight container.

At the end of the seventh day, if you have not cheated on the above diet, you will find that you have lost 10-17 pounds. If you have lost more than 15 pounds, stay off the diet for 2 days before you resume the diet. This 7 day eating plan may be used as often as you like. As a matter of fact, if correctly followed, it will clean your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being as never before. In just a few days of the process you will begin to feel lighter by at least 10 pounds and have an abundance of energy. Continue this plan as long as you wish and feel the difference. This diet is a fast burning diet and the secret is that you will burn more calories than you take in. This diet does not lend itself to drinking ANY alcoholic beverages at any time become of the removal of fat build-up in your system. Go off the diet for at least 24 hours before intake of any alcohol. Because everyone’s digestive system is different, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day 3 you will have more energy than when you began if you do not cheat. After being on the diet for several days, you will find your bowel movement has changed. Eat a cup of bran (fiber). Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find that you don’t need caffeine after the third day.

Day 6 Beef and veggies. Eat to your heart’s content of beef, and veggies this day. You can even have 2 or 3 steaks if you like with leafy green veggies. NO BAKED POTATO. Be sure to eat soup at least once this day.

Day 7 Brown Rice, unsweetened fruit juices and veggies. Again, stuff, stuff, stuff and stuff yourself more. Be sure to eat soup at least once today. (Rice can be mixed in with soup for variation)

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The Path of Service
The ascension of humanity to a higher level starts in the hearts of each of us. When we raise another, we raise ourselves.

There is just One Planet. There is only One Humanity. We all bear the Earthmark. We recognize that there are many Paths to Heal the Heart of Humanity and you will find the one that calls to you. Volunteer your time with a Charity. Accept a Good Deed and Pay It Forward. Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty. Most importantly, give the very best of yourself. Participate! That is the real key to making the world a better place. This section of OM-Times is dedicated to highlighting organizations who are making a difference. You have our profound respect and deep Gratitude.

What We Do
The Miracle Foundation is an organization dedicated to empowering children to reach their full potential, one orphan at a time. We are making a significant impact on the lives of orphaned children in India by:   Raising the standard of living for the children in orphanages Reducing the number of non-orphaned children living in orphanages

The Miracle Foundation was founded in the year 2000 on Mother's Day by Caroline Boudreaux. Unable to bear the poverty she had witnessed among Indian orphans, she returned from a trip to India and started The Miracle Foundation.

The Crisis
There are 25 million orphaned children in India and the number is growing. It is estimated that one million orphans enter the system each year. All of these children share a similar story. A life of poverty, with no family to care for them, nurture them or nourish them. Many live on the streets and the "lucky" ones live in overcrowded, under-funded orphanages. The state of orphaned children in India is heart-breaking.     An estimated 31% of the babies surviving past the age of one will die before the age of five Approximately 18% of children under five in India are moderately to severely underweight The rapid spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic has resulted in India possessing the largest number of AIDS orphans in the world UNICEF reports that 25 million orphans are living in India—a number equivalent to the population of the entire state of Texas

The Miracle Foundation renovates existing orphanages, builds new ones, raises money for construction and finds sponsors for our children. Because the effort is so focused, there is little overhead. In India, our money goes a long way towards healthy food, tuition, better living conditions, clothing, and medical care. Love, affection, and hope for a bright future come from our incredible staff, ambassadors, and sponsors. The Miracle Foundation currently operates four Children's Homes and one home for unwed mothers.

Our Accomplishments
In the past six years that The Miracle Foundation has been renovating and building new orphanages for the children of India, we have significantly impacted the lives of hundreds of children. Our standards and practices for operation in our network have:     Increased the percentage of school-aged orphans attending school from 2% or 100% Increased significantly the number of bathrooms in each facility from 1 per 100 to 1 per 10-20 children Increased caretakers from 1 per 30 to 1 per 10 children Renovated sleeping arrangements from wooden beds to comfortable bunk beds.

Most orphans live in overcrowded, under-funded, government orphanages. The rest live on the streets. The conditions in the orphanages in India are far below the standards we have in the United States. Dilapidated, well-worn, and filled to over capacity, orphanages are no better than the conditions on the streets. It is from these devastating conditions that The Miracle Foundation wants to break the cycle of poverty and birth a new miracle in the country of India. There are many ways you can get involved with this worthy cause, click here to learn more about how you can help.

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The Miracle Foundation's homes are located in the states of Jharkhand and Orissa. Tribal people make up about 25% of the population in each state and their children make up a sizable portion of the children in The Miracle Foundation's homes.

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Transparency One of the goals of our organization is to be as open and honest about the work that we do. We understand the stigma surrounding giving to organizations that do work overseas. The beautiful part about The Miracle Foundation is that you can actually visit the child you sponsor and see first hand the work that we're doing. You can do all of this through our Voluntourism program. There are many ways you can get involved with this worthy cause, click here to learn more about how you can help.

Child Sponsorship In addition to caring, educating and loving these children, we also provide a monthly giving program that connect sponsors directly with an indvidual child. Sponsors can choose an child at one of our orphanages and begin the intimate process of exchanging letters, receiving updates and becoming a global parent. Start now by choosing an orphan to sponsor. Lunch & Learn Program Many villagers in India are so povertystricken that they are unable to provide for their own children and often abandon them at orphanages hoping their children will have a better future. Our Lunch & Learn program supports keeping these families together by giving them an option. Children enrolled in the program can attend local government schools where The Miracle Foundation provides them with school uniforms, books, two meals a day, and after school daycare at the orphanage. Visit The Miracle Foundation's website at:

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The Enlightened Path
A Collection of Readings and Channeled Messages to Help Guide Your Steps

Angel Reading
January 2010
Have we been here before? This ecstatic blissful space of heaven you are now experiencing on earth? Have you ever felt such peace in your life on earth? Have you wondered where you are? You are indeed my loves, on planet earth, as she is turning, loving you, and supporting you. We ask you to honor her as you go about your daily rituals and practices. Do not forget the mother who is supporting this endeavor; the soil, the trees, the birds, the air, the wind, sun, moon, flowers, animals, oceans, rivers, lakes, streams. This earth which supports your soul's growth, your mission, all that you have come to do in service: Make offerings to her please. Plant gardens, trees, and take slow walks outside. What a beautiful moment of surrender, submission, and stillness in the midst of the breakdown of an entire system in humanity. We watch your stress levels rise and fall with the collective consciousnesses aches and pains. We watch your over-identification with all that is happening, and We lovingly remind you to acknowledge your sensitive bodies and hearts, by exercising, eating light, live foods, drinking crystal clean water, and getting enough time in nature. Your practices of balancing through pranayama, yoga, meditation, singing and dancing are needed during these times to remain in your center. You are preparing for the holidays, winter time, and a time of respite, relief, and quietude. This is a time of inner working. Allow time and space for this work to occur. Honor the body's messages to rest, write, read, and take long baths, whatever you feel called to do, trust your body's messages to you. As we close, we wish to offer you once again our love and gratitude for your service here on the planet. We realize at times you feel as though it is not much; however from our perspective, we truly see and feel the difference you make each day, with each loving interaction you have, and we thank you. You are greatly loved and blessed by God, and we are forever your servants, do call on us for support, guidance, love, healing, and protection. It is all given freely, we only request that you ask for what you want and need and we are there. Andria Wagner


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Creating a New Way of Life
As we begin the journey into a new year and a new decade, (Can you believe it? Wasn’t it just 2000 yesterday?) the energies and directions of the month of January evolve around taking this time to feel, experience and understand that we are living in some very exciting and powerful times. On the deepest level of consciousness, radical spiritual transformation is taking place and it is happening within each of us who are paying attention to and participating in this transformation. This month really is a continuation of the spiritual processes we have been going through over the last few years, but specifically for January, it is the time to take a good look and see what you need to let go , what or who you need to release from your world, so you can build your new world in its place. For January, it is enough if you will just identify them, write them down and maybe keep track of them…adding and deleting like a “To Do” list during this month. As Paularyo says through my friend Connie Russert ( m) : “Allow It To Be Easy.” If you feel discouraged or the negative mind just will not let go, release all that mental busy-ness by fixing your attention on a beautiful image or just go outside and look

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at the trees, the clouds, the plants, the flowers, connect with nature. Feel grateful for this beautiful Planet, hold your attention there until the mental struggle abates and you find a sense of renewal. The changes taking place begin with you and as more and more individuals are awakened, that awakening vibration moves into mass consciousness shifting each and all of us along the way. This releasing or “Breaking Karmic Patterns” is one of the most important spiritual processes you can put in place this month, truly releasing the old and creating the new. As we are moving into our new lives, the old, duality, must pass away and we look this month to see where those “old” patterns are holding us back. The key word for this month of January, 2010 is RELEASE. Let your mantra for this month be: I AM releasing the old so I can build the new…And So It Is!!!

Darity Wesley is the Founder and Chief Spiritual Revivalist at ReviveYourSpirit™ based in San Diego, Califonria. You can contact her at © 2009 Darity Wesley All Rights Reserved.

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The Astro-Sage

The Astro-Sage
By Chris Anderson/Onefeather

Looking at the Climate for January 2010... Cluster and Fluster: According to the pundits at Encarta; Cluster: a group of galaxies or stars (or planets) that are gravitationally interacting in space and appear to an observer on Earth to be close together. ~ Fluster: to become nervous or agitated, or make somebody become nervous or agitated. Greetings fellow Pilgrims! The year 2010 begins with a number of conflicting energies that will be around for the entire month of January. When properly embraced, these influences will cause the seeker to evolve upward to a higher state of consciousness. When the chela resists change, well... imagine “carpet-bombing” in a celestial sense. The world one inhabits is the out-picturing of our inner thoughts, feelings and beliefs ~ and the movement in the heavens is our invitation to progress with the unfolding of the Universe. As one aligns Oneself to the ebb and flow of celestial tides, life becomes effortless. Woe unto He who resists with impunity, for Pluto is edgy in the early stages of its passage across the midHaven in Capricorn.

January and the year 2010 enters with a seductive, feminine, fulling of the Moon in Cancer, its oppositional dance with the Sun, masculine and Earthy, in Capricorn. Mercury in Retrograde brings a potential for miscommunication to the boudoir so the Sage is careful to think before speaking or acting. All interaction with those around you should be conducted with respect and the grace of forgiveness. Patience with the mechanical articles that enrich one’s life is wise, also. We come into this time of yearly renewal with planets in clusters, each one’s nature influenced by another. Pluto (purgative) and Venus (our personal Art of Living), Sol (life force) and Mercury (communication and exchange) Rx [in retreat] are housed in Capricorn, the sign of the Goat... stubborn and lofty in its position at the height of the wheel. Saturn (the Teacher) squares the Kin of the Goat from its position in Libra, demanding we obey Life’s rules. This is a time for discretion and compliance. One’s pose in existence is under scrutiny by the heavens and doors will be opened for those who are diligent. Rewards come with effort, but he who runs counter to the union of humanity will be forced to do penance. Pay that parking ticket or deal with the tire-boot! Chiron (Self-sacrifice) and Neptune (Life’s Mysteries) are married to Jupiter, (Lord of the Planets, the expansive desire) in Aquarius, the WaterBearer... impersonal and serene. Mars in

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retrograde in the fiery sign of Leo seeks to oppose and disrupt this trinity. As the Moon crosses over Mars expect conflict and subversion, the Warrior and the Goddess unite to contest all who seek to further personal cause. This is a time when forward motion will seem difficult but be patient, the transit is fast. By the second week of Janus all conflict will be resolved as the trine of Moon to Uranus will bring serendipitous release. Saturn will turn back toward Virgo on the 14th; those who were tardy with Virginal homework will be given the chance to make up for poor grades. As it begins to descend below the horizon into the 6th house of job and health, nurturing others and self would be wise. The Moon will be newing on the 15th, and union with the Sun brings fruition to seeds planted on the first day of the New Year. This union will bring the first eclipse in 2010; Sol will see a shadow fall upon the Earth in Capricorn, taking the shape of the Dragon’s Head. The Pilgrim should ponder the events of 19 years before, for the cycle will repeat with this New Moon. Doors open that were closed and there will be option given to not repeat the past. Impish Mercury will find its bearings and return to direct on the 16th; clouds of confusion will begin to clear and Electra will bring the Dawn’s light. The seeker will notice she’s given to more lucid thinking and ease with communication is restored. To the sojourners delight, lost valuables might suddenly reappear. Lord Jupiter, Sovereign of the Planets, will enter Pisces, the home of the Fishes, on the 18th. This is the arrival of the Missionary, the return of the Prophet. For the next 12 months benevolence abounds and the Pilgrim is offered a helping hand from the Divine. This placement is the most optimistic position for Jupiter to arrive at

and the tide of redemption flows back to the shoreline. Those who have shovel and pale at ready surely a buried treasure in the sand will find!

January ends with the moon coming to full in the Lion on the 30th. Bright Orb of darkness casts shadows across the nightscape... patterns of life’s journey are woven to reveal the tapestry of one’s being. The Chela would be wise to ponder the mystery of self in the flickering embers of Leo this night. January presents the Voyager with both high and low points as so it is with all Seasons of Mankind; our lives in the material world are given to duality. As 2010 begins the Wisdom of the Buddha would have us contemplate thusly: On life's journey Faith is nourishment, Virtuous deeds are a shelter, Wisdom is the light by day and Right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him; If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.
About the Author: Writer, artist and mystic, he now devotes the latter half of his life to the quest for spiritual truth. Having attained the age of Elder by the standards of the tribe, he shares his unique, gentle wisdom with all who seek him out. Pictures are a courtesy of Chris Anderson /Onefeather

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Reading January 2010
By Deb Graves, Blue Ray Healing. In order to stay focused in love and joy, take time for yourself, be creative, go for a walk in nature, sign up for a class that you have always wanted to do. Allow the flow of love and joy to course through your body. You can do it! Even just 10 minutes a day doing something that is just for you will bring about changes. Don't forget to reward yourself for all of your hard work, yes hard work, changing beliefs about yourself and others, adjusting your diet to become healthier and clearing out stuck energies are not easy. A reward could be as simple as a chocolate or buying something that you really want, maybe that something that usually gets put to the bottom of your list. You could book yourself a spa treatment or go for some energy healing. Thank and reward yourself for loving you enough to move forward in the flow of these amazing energies.

January 2010, will start out with many more seeking their path and life purpose. Even those who seemed to resist will feel the need to seek out knowledge. The easiest way to find what eludes you is to do it from the perspective of joy. Ask yourself "Will this path bring me joy?" As joy will lead you to your highest rewards. The giving and receiving of joy brings about the highest vibration including unconditional love. Watch as those closest to you begin to sense the shift within you, and they too will start to vibrate at a higher frequency. Remember the more love you give, the more love you have to give, as love that is given freely returns to you multiplied.

sense of increased self healing energy. This stone is also said to have the ability to open to the receiving of the flow abundance. A stone of new beginnings this seems perfect for January. In the physical body it is felt that chrysoberyl can assist with problems relating to the heart as in heart dis-ease. Other heart stones include rose quartz, datolite, green calcite, malachite, tourmaline, moldavite and diopside. When choosing a stone or crystal go with the one that feels right to you. Don't be concerned that it is not on this list as the crystal will share with you what you need at this time, as we are all at different stages in our evolution. When interacting with a stone you may feel a slight tingling in your hand, some people feel sparks as if being shocked; both of these reactions are telling you that this stone has something to share with you. If you feel nothing from these crystal entities don't worry, as they will still let you know which one to choose. It might just be the one that you can't take your eyes off, or the one that falls to the floor allowing you to touch it once again. *Please note these are intuitions and not scientifically proven facts. Blessings, Deb Graves May this New Year bring you much happiness, joy and abundance.

The energy of family is also coming through. This could mean blood relatives or your extended earth family, or to your brothers and sisters of the light. Have you noticed that as you awaken to the possibilities of connectiveness that many of like minds are drawn together to share? Groups and circles are meeting and sharing; online gathering places are expanding and growing. These are the energies of the mass consciousness drawing you together with others to allow the giving and receiving of shared knowledge.
Crystal suggestion for January 2010 Green Chrysoberyl. The flood of emotions that are felt when holding this stone range from waves of unconditional love, peace and compassion to a

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The Shift
For those traveling the winding roads of Self-Knowledge, it is necessary to be aware of energy shifts and their consequences while not losing perspective. Without the explicit intention to be iconoclastic, we offer you actual examinations of the cosmic reality from different outlooks, the flow of energy and its influence in individual life journeys. The multiplicity of the phenomena of the Shift cannot be translated based solely from one’s own point of view. We invite you to experience others’ and share yours.

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Dimensional Shift
For many at this time in history, there’s a sense that all around us the world is caving in. No matter what one’s physical circumstances (even for those still well supported by society) there may be a growing feeling of discontentment. It would seem to be difficult for most people to feel a real security in this time of chaos and despair. Yet, there’s also a sense among many that a growing shift in consciousness will bring inevitable changes to this planet and species. Those on the verge of such a conscious leap are deeply aware that a coming dimensional shift will bring with it the energy and awareness necessary for the continued evolution of humankind.
It would seem that humans now have no choice but to become enlightened. This is to say that each being now on this planet has no choice but to become who they really are. This is the time of a great awakening of humankind, and anything short of full recognition of one’s real self will leave each with a sense of loss. Look

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around you and see those in states of upheaval and distress. Why do you suppose this is now occurring on such a global scale? It’s because anyone who’s living less than a conscious life isbeginning to realize their sense of futility. Can you see how confused many of people have become? Look and see what it’s like to live as less than one’s ideal self. Living up to only part of one’s spiritual capacity may have worked here for centuries, because humans were still evolving to a place where the entire species can make a leap into higher consciousness. But now that the time for this leap has come, we no longer have the luxury of clinging to old dying realities in the hope that we shall somehow be served by them again. Actually this shift is rather magically occurring, but it’s still necessary for each being who will partake in it to first decide how much they’re willing for their life to change. These personal changes are necessary if one is to keep up with the pace of human evolution. If one is afraid of

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changing, one will stay mired in the past. In this time of expanding awareness, we must each change our old ways or be snared in the distress of the dying aspects of former human consciousness. Were you able to evolve fully while continuing to live in your past reality, then that would be happening for you. Yet for many people, the state of relative comfort in which they’ve been living has given way to a state of distress, in order to prepare them for the consciousness leap that’s coming. People, it seems, by nature are often afraid of change to such a degree that they will do virtually anything to maintain their comfort level – until they can no longer tolerate the pain brought about by trying to hold onto past beliefs and fears. Then and only then will many people change. Are you so afraid of changing that you hold onto old ways of doing things, even when they’re no longer comfortable? Many people are, and this is why the world is now in such chaos and struggle. Those holding onto the past are trying to keep things as they were, while those wanting change and evolution are pushing the comfort envelope. We’ve reached the point where we must decide individually if we’re coming or going and how we each may fit into a new world. This is a time of great decision and discovery and we each must decide our role in our own future, and where that future will occur for us. Great tension building on this planet is an expression

of the need for individuals to see beyond themselves. When we identify only with our own needs, we’re in conflict with our inner desire to live according to our higher purpose. However, when we realize that our interests are no different than those of others and begin living according to the needs of all, we become more fulfilled. Do you know how to do what your heart wants for you? Can you see that you’re most benefited by doing what serves all? Each being here wants essentially the same things, and if we all worked together to achieve these things we’d evolve much more rapidly as a species. But while some people now realize this, many others are still struggling in the hope of discovering themselves as individuals. This will ultimately result in disaster for these people, since individual realization is not the way of this world. The only real way to happiness is to merge with higher consciousness and play out the part for which each of us has chosen birth. Then and only then will we be satisfied in tomorrow’s world, and only then will we discover the power of the new energies coming here and how we may each use them for the benefit of all. Gordon Artrias Rosenberg

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When you look at the view of Earth from space, you are immediately in awe of what you do see: the incredible beauty of Creation. It is not until you look closer that you realize what you do not see. You do not see lines partitioning countries. You do not see separation between races. You do not see division between religions. You do not see the walls people build to isolate themselves from each other. There is just One Planet. There is only One Humanity. This section is dedicated to introducing thoughts and ideas to foster a greater understanding of Humanity’s interdependence.

Volunteer Travel
Leaving More Than You Take

Shelley Seale
The idea of volunteering in another country has long been considered the province of students and recent graduates; images of intrepid twenty-yearold Peace Corps workers in a remote Sierra Leone village might spring to mind. Today, however, the idea has reached far beyond that to become accessible, and highly popular, among travelers of all types and ages. Volunteer travel has grown so popular that a term has even been coined for it: Voluntourism. Foreign destinations are luring American citizens who want to sightsee, while at the same time engage in community service. Companies and websites specializing in voluntourism have sprung up by the hundreds, and volunteer vacations can be found in all parts of the world, doing all kinds of activities – from digging wells for clean water in South America, protecting the elephant population in South Africa, or working with children living in orphanages. It was this last type of volunteer vacation that hooked me – in fact, inspired me to write a book about my experiences. In 2004, I became involved with a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas called The Miracle Foundation, which manages orphanages in India and recruits sponsors and donors to support the children living there. I began volunteering for the foundation and sponsored a child, a ten year old boy named Santosh, living in the state of Orissa in northeastern India. Caroline Boudreaux, founder of the organization, soon invited me to accompany her and a group of other volunteers to Orissa. And so it was that in March 2005, I found myself in India for the first time – a ten-day volunteer trip that I was to make, it turned out, many more times over the years since. The village is remote, and it took forty-eight hours of exhausting travel to arrive at the ashram where the children live. By the time we arrived, all ten volunteers in the group were suffering from sleep deprivation and culture shock; the overwhelming throngs of people, the smells and sounds that awakened all the senses at once. The streets filled with bicycles, rickshaws, cars and cows with the constant, blaring beepbeep of the horns that rose above it all. Mostly, the frantic poverty that does not let you rest. Caroline had briefed us well on both India and expectations for our week at the orphanage, but nothing could have prepared me for what I felt OM-Times January 2010 Edition

when we turned through those gates. Dozens of children were lined around the drive in a semicircle, waving and chanting "welcome" over and over. I climbed out and they swarmed all over me, reaching for my hands and touching my feet in blessing. I was overwhelmed, lost in the sea of small bodies; smiling, barefoot children who asked nothing from me more than simply being there.

a home and family for some of these children. Before The Miracle Foundation, he had constantly lacked enough food, clothing and supplies to adequately provide for those he had taken in – children who had nowhere else to turn. Mr. Sahoo, known to everyone simply as “Papa,” greeted the volunteers heartily, chewing the betel nut that turned his teeth red. He gave us a tour of the compound while the children trailed us, rushing past each other to claim a volunteer’s hand. They were everywhere, always underfoot, craving our attention. As I walked along four or five clung to each arm; when I sat down they filled my lap, their slight frames making barely an imprint against my skin. I spent the following days just being with the kids, befriending them, playing with them. Our days at the ashram were filled with games, reading, dancing and laughing. It felt a lot like summer camp. There were puzzles, English flash cards, hopscotch, frisbee and the hokey-pokey, which the children wanted to do over and over once it was taught to them. I began to discover who they were – their individual personalities and dreams. I watched the shy ones come out of their shells and self-confidence blossom. As it did, their “best behavior” fell away and they were normal kids, not always sweet and perfect but often mischievous as well. When they thought I wasn’t looking, they would shove each other out of the way or bestow thunks on one another’s heads in annoyance. They used the language barrier to their advantage, pretending at times not to understand when the adult volunteers said it was time to put a game away, reminding me of my daughter when she was young and seemingly deaf to the word “no.” We began to make friends, and I discovered that they were just as curious about us and our lives as we were about them. The kids spoke varying levels of English, largely dependent on how many years they had been living in the ashram and attending school. Some had a large vocabulary and conversational skills; others spoke little more than a few words of English. I found it was surprisingly OM-Times January 2010 Edition

As I would soon come to find, in India these “invisible children” are everywhere - they fill the streets, the railway stations, the villages. Others have been trafficked or taken into indentured labor to pay off an old family debt. They are orphaned by AIDS and malaria, simple infections or sometimes, nothing more than poverty – their parents cannot afford to feed them. Many are homeless, overflowing orphanages and other institutional homes to live on the streets. Amidst the growing prosperity of India there is an entire generation of parentless children growing up, often forced into child labor and prostitution – more than twenty-five million in all. But there in Choudwar, a small town about a hundred miles south of Calcutta, one man named Damodar Sahoo had dedicated his life to providing

easy, however, to communicate without sharing even a word of common language. In many ways they were just like other children I’ve known with homes and families of their own – except for their neediness, their raw hunger for affection, love, belonging. In the midst of the games, laughter and silliness that we engaged in all day long it became almost easy for me to forget that they were orphans. When that reality came crashing back it never failed to hurt my insides with the same breathless intensity as it had the first time. Especially when it intruded unexpectedly, as happened one afternoon. Caroline and Papa had arranged an ice cream party. Two tables were pulled into the courtyard as the frozen cartons were delivered. The kids lined up eagerly from youngest to oldest to be handed their paper cups of ice cream as we scooped it out in a battle of time against the sun blazing overhead. As we served the icy treats and listened to the kids slurping away, I noticed that Santosh, the boy I sponsored, was nowhere to be seen. I asked some of the other boys about him, and they pointed toward the top of the stairs. I went up and found him sitting alone, seeming sad and listless. He wasn’t interested in the ice cream. A house mother named Madhu passed, and I asked her to help me find out what was wrong; I was afraid Santosh was hurt, or sick. Madhu took him into the boys' dorm and talked to him for several minutes. “He misses his mother,” she said simply when she came back out. I felt it in my heart, and knew that although they loved us being there it could sometimes only make them miss the presence of their own parents. The good of all these caring surrogate parent figures – Papa, Caroline, the house mothers, the volunteers – outweighed the heaviness of sorrow, to be sure. But it was easy to miss the sadness, at times, in the presence of love that filled the ashram. I was reminded anew that these children all carried secret grief and damage inside them, often hidden or temporarily forgotten but never erased entirely.

I sat with Santosh on the edge of the concrete walkway outside his dorm room. Draping my arm around his shoulders I squeezed reassuringly and held him against my side. I knew that his mother had died when he was so young he couldn’t possibly remember her, not really; but to mourn the idea of a mother, that huge absence in his life like a great gaping hole – that was another thing completely. We sat together, not speaking, while in the courtyard in front of us the other children slurped up their ice cream noisily.

Shelley Seale has written for National Geographic, The International Ecotourism Society and The Voluntourist, among others, and is a contributing author to The Voluntary Traveler. She is also the author of The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India, which tells the true stories of some of the inspiring children she met on her journeys through the orphanages, streets and slums of India. For more information, visit: The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India – The Voluntary Traveler – The Miracle Foundation – OM-Times January 2010 Edition

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2010: International Year of Biodiversity

For International Year of Biodiversity, World Citizens Propose Planting Trees of Life Rene Wadlow* Listen for whispers from the woods, and wisdom will come. The United Nations General Assembly, in Resolution 61/203; has proclaimed 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. The resolution, marking the UN Convention on Biodiversity was passed prior to the holding of the December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference which highlighted the interactions between global vegetation and climate, the negative effects of deforestation on climate, the importance of vegetation feedbacks on global warming, and the extent to which forests create their own micro-climatic influence. Denmark was an appropriate location for this emphasis on the role of woods and forests acting for the benefit of the planet. In Scandinavian mythology, the Great World Tree, Yggdrasil, is the tree of existence, the tree of life and knowledge. Care of the tree is entrusted to three maidens named Urdhr (Past), Vervandi (Present) and Skuld (Future). From this tree springs forth our visible universe. On the topmost branch of this tree sits an eagle, who symbolizes light and whose keen eyes see all things taking place in the world. The tree is the cosmic pillar that supports heaven and at the same time opens the road to the world of the gods. The tree permits an opening either upward (the divine world) or downward (the underworld). The three cosmic levels — earth, heaven, the underworld — have been put into communication. In the myths and legends of other cultures, we also find the importance of the tree as a symbol of life with its roots underground, its trunk in the world of humans and its top-most branches touching the sky. Branches are compared to steps or a ladder and so is a way by which the hero climbs, through initiations, to higher consciousness. It is under the protecting branches of a tree that the Buddha reached enlightenment. The loss of the leaves of a tree and their renewal has served as the symbol of death and regeneration. The tree is a living symbol. A grove of trees was often considered sacred and the sanctuary where religious rituals were carried out. In the grove of trees of life,

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animals also have symbolic meaning, such as the eagle in the Scandinavian myths. Birds represent the element air, and a snake, thought to live underground among the roots, a symbol of the earth or the link to the world of after life. This symbolism of animals in a tree grove was stressed by A.J. Wensinck in his study Tree and bird as cosmological symbols in Western Asia. For African examples see the extensive research of Viviana Paques.L’Arbre Cosmique Dans Le Pensée Populaire et Dans La Vid Quotidienne Du NordOuest Africain. In the Bhagavad Gita, the tree is the symbol of the person and his destiny, a symbol also used by Plato as well as in the Kabalist Zohar. Thus the tree is an appropriate symbol for the integration of human, animal and plant life in a system of biodiversity. The planting and care of a tree is a ritual of respect for biodiversity and a way to overcome the sense of separation from nature which many humans feel. Societies have often taught its members to fear nature or to conquer nature — an understandable attitude in earlier stages of human evolution. However, today, this disconnection from nature produces dysfunctions and environmental, social and mental problems. Re-contacting with nature can produce joy, regeneration and community bonding. This feeling of harmony with nature is what the

former Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson called “biophilia” — connections that human beings subconsciously seek with the rest of life. Our natural senses are designed to bring our being into harmony, fulfillment and community with the world. As Wilson wrote “wilderness settles peace on the soul.” Obviously, there are many different aspects to the protection of biodiversity, measures which need to be undertaken within the United Nations system (1), by national governments and by local authorities. However, individual action is necessary and important. The planting of a tree both individually and as a group effort is an important sign of respect for biodiversity and thus a contribution to the International Year of Biodiversity. Each planting can be accompanied by the thoughts, emotions and words considered appropriate. Each tree is a living symbol of respect for nature and a positive contribution to world citizenship. (1) For more information on UN activities, see the UN website for the International Year of Biodiversity: *Rene Wadlow, Representative to the UN, Geneva, Association of World Citizens

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Dr. Dan Mathews had a near death experience in August of 1992. On the other side of the veil he was ordained into the priesthood of Melchizedek and was given specific information about the “paradigms” which are defined as the level of consciousness that exists on earth.* He was told that since the original downfall of man only three paradigms or realities had existed: one which began at the dawn of time, the second beginning with Abraham and the third emerged during the life of Jesus. Dr. Dan was told that beginning in 2003 humanity would enter into a warp-speed evolution of consciousness by moving through another twelve new paradigms of consciousness. Hear from the Founder of the Miracle Foundation about her story and the birth of The Miracle Foundation: In 1999, my close friend Chris Monheim and I took a pleasure trip around the world together. One of the places we wanted to visit was a remote village in India where Chris had been sponsoring an orphan named Manus through the Christian Children’s Fund (CCF). Chris and I wanted to find out if Manus really existed and had been receiving Chris’ financial support for the past five years. “Tough stuff,” like physical, relational, financial or spiritual challenges can be your soul’s call to better alignment with health, wealth and happiness. How are you being called? Kanta will share her inspiring story and discuss the “Becoming” process. Kanta Bosniak is the author of the book Surviving Cancer and Other Tough Stuff: An Illustrated Journal and Workbook for Healthy and Abundant Life and Becoming Who You Really Are. Her Guided Imagery CDs include “Surviving Cancer: A Sacred Journey for Women” and “Lose Weight in Theta State.” She has facilitated workshops in spirituality, art and Guided Imagery since OM-Times January 2010 Edition


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1970. Some venues include Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment, Omega Institute, colleges, universities, and Camp Le Jeune Midway Center for US Marines. Kanta was twice Artist-in-Residence at Omega. Collectors of her art include an Emmy winner, a Nobel Prize winner, a US Champion athlete churches and holistic centers throughout the US and people of all walks of life. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women. She lives in Berks County, PA, where she has an international in-office and telephone practice of Life Coaching and Guided Imagery. Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D., is the author of the international Best Seller, “The Children of Now”, “Conversations with the Children of Now”, "Pyramids of Light, Awakening to MultiDimensional Realities" and the Online Messages which are distributed globally. Her audiences lovingly call her “Dr. Meg”. Her internet radio show, “Continuum”, is broadcast on the first and third Wednesdays of every month. Dr. Meg is a Master Healer, speaker, and teacher. She is an Ordained Minister in both Spiritual Science and Metaphysics. She is a Ph.D. of Holistic Life Coaching and holds a Doctoral Degree in Metaphysics. She is a medical intuitive the developer of the Seventh Sense Attunement® healing process.

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Tend to Your Garden Within by Shervin Hojat, Ph.D. A personal spiritual journey to know self, inspect beliefs, contemplate life and lead a more joyful life. Tend Your Garden Within arose from many years of searching by the author for his spirituality and life's purpose.

Enlightenment in Our Time by Lonny, J. Brown HHC This is a refreshing new look at the timeless topic of Enlightenment, the ultimate goal of all spiritual paths. It resulted from twenty-five years of meetings with teachers from a wide variety of wisdom traditions, including Sufi, Hindu, Buddhist, and New Age. The book is nonsectarian and contemporary in tone... a psycho-spiritual poetic odyssey for 21st-Century pilgrims. The tone is eclectic and adventurous, It is not only about enlightenment, it is meant to be enlightening. Instead of chapters, it has short sections, framed by provocative quotes from a wide variety of inspired voices, both known and obscure.

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