by Janis Masyk-Jackson
Meditation is an altered state of consciousness which removes distraction and allows a person clarity and awareness. Beginning with ancient man, the practice of meditation spread throughout the world and evolved into many different forms...
by Amy Lansky, PhD
In past issues of the Active Consciousness Newsletter, as well as in Active Consciousness, I have written about different components or aspects of one’s self. These include...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Amy Lansky explores the concept of the Original Self. She offers some simple techniques for discovering that part of ourself that existed before conditioning and stories started influencing our behavior and well-being.
by Franco Santoro
The term trance comes from the Latin transire, which means “to go over” or to move from one state to another. Although this word is often popularly associated with unusual states of mind or altered states of consciousness, its implied conditions play a vital role for all human beings and extend in all areas of life...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Rupert Spira inspires us to look at meditation a little bit differently. He defines it as knowingly being the presence of awareness. Robert explains so clearly how thought, our thoughts, create the "separate self" or our identity with the body-mind. This is a great segment for those interested in differentiating between the identities and stories created by the mind and true consciousness.
by Sarah McLean
I wasn’t brought up in a very religious fashion, but was familiar with prayer. My mother, who grew up Catholic and went to Mass every Sunday as a girl, now lights candles and says prayers at the chapel in the mall...
Editor's Note: As a meditator, my spirituality is ever evolving, and I have found prayer sneaking into my consciousness. This article by Sarah McLean articulates the difference between prayer and meditation...
by Louix Dor Dempriey
The soul never sets about with the intention of introducing pain into the body. The soul is constantly drawing situations and circumstances for the purpose of extricating the energies (and consciousness) of Separation from the self...
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: As all healers know, when you begin the journey of intuitive healing the first person you need to heal is yourself. Louix's article aptly explains how important it is for those of us who facilitate healing opportunities for others to make sure we continue to work on ourselves so we can put our best selves forward as we're being of service. Enjoy! See Part 1.
Intuition & Symbols
by Pamela Welch, MA, CCHt
Although I have training in several very effective psychotherapy and hypnotherapy methods, I am continually in awe of the healing power that lies, not in any specific technique, but within the client-therapist relationship itself. By allowing myself to be truly present with my clients in a state of loving consciousness...
Editor's Note: Pamela Welch offers her unique perspective on counseling and shares her personal journey as a psychotherapist.
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