by Karen Adler
ATH Asst. Editor of Arts & Art Therapy
Returning to our origins – our own creation stories – whether they be familial or cultural, is a worthwhile exercise at Christmas time, which brings to mind birth and beginnings...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: We are all storytellers. Sometimes the stories we tell ourselves are fairy tales with a happily-ever-after ending. Sometimes they're horror stories where everyone suffers and ultimately dies a lonely, miserable death. The imagination is a powerful place and it's wise to know who's speaking inside us. This adaptation of a Creation Story made me realise the power of the stories we tell ourselves and also the power of the stories we inherit - both from our culture and from our families.
Everyone loves to bash narcissists (except narcissists). They do make easy targets. Their inflated sense of self makes others feel inferior, so putting them down a peg makes others feel better about themselves. Also, their outlandish, over-the-top displays of grandiosity can serve as good fodder for parody...
Editor’s Note: An earlier column discussed the many “faces” of narcissism including what we sometimes refer to as “healthy narcissism.”
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Sinus pressure, congestion, mucous and colds are a result of tridoshic imbalances, but can be prevented with the Ayurvedic pancha karma of nasya. Beginning with Vata, dry, cold nasal passages stimulate the body to increase blood circulation via nasal vessels, thus bringing Pitta heat to the barren location. Soon after, Kapha fluids and mucous accompany Pitta to help lubricate the passages. However, this leaves the nose susceptible to viruses and bacteria for infection. Nasya uses herbal sesame oil to lubricate and medicate the nasal passages before the onset of dry, inflammed, mucous-filled cavities. This explicit video demonstrates the preventative nasya technique that provides tremendous relief for Kapha excess and helps prevent the progression of colds and infections. Namaste
English grandfather, Roger Wilday, was walking his German Shepard, Jade, in a park last week, when his dog suddenly ran over to a cluster of bushes and refused to come when Wilday called him. Wilday finally went over to Jade to find out what she was so adamant about showing him...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi:Amazing stories of rescues warm our hearts and renew faith. This wonderful dog finds and saves a baby. Miracle.
It is our birth date, when reduced to a single digit, that shows us the numeric symbol of our Life Path. The numbers 1 through 9 (as well as the two master numbers 11 and 22) are the possibilities. Each of these symbols contains a multiplicity of meanings. It is important to note here that all numbers are positive in essence. It is our choice whether we align to that positive energy or repress, deny and resist, thus experiencing the negative distortion of that experience...
by Carolyn White, PhD, DCH, CSC, ChI, Co-Editor of Energy Medicine
I receive questions from my website readers about the human energy system - the Chakras. This week, I found the following message in my inbox:
"Hi there, I’d like to know if you do hypnosis to help the solar plexus as i have many problems in that area; affecting my stomach and having a 2 year chronic headache - please let me know if you can help..."
The second position in the numerology chart describes, through number symbolism, the quality of one's mind. The number is arrived at by adding the consonant value in our birth name. Mind is the aspect that focuses our attention, the vital pathway of our soul's intention. Knowing the number represented in this position of your personal chart enables and supports an opening of this channel, so spirit, the highest and best of each of us, can flow with integrity and purpose...
What do I mean by healing? This step is about bringing the soul back into a state of wholeness so that you can get on with fulfilling your spiritual purpose. It’s about healing from the past, integrating the Shadow, and releasing the soul from karmic patterns...
Editor's Note from Pat Lantz:Seeing the signs as steps in a 12-stage process breaks them out of their little boxes and reveals a chain of reason that tells us so much more.
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