by Cathy Pagano
I don’t know when we Westerns forgot that we come back to Earth in many incarnations. Just think of it: Since we are part of Mother Earth (‘from dust to dust’), then we are bound to live according to Her laws. These cosmic laws or archetypes give form to our lives and are the terms and structures of our initiation into consciousness here on Earth...
by Paul Levy
I tried to explain to the psychiatrists that I WAS sick, however, but just not in the way they were imagining. I had a creative, psychological illness, which is to say that my seeming madness was an expression of my creative self, alchemically transforming an underlying perturbance in the field of consciousness so as to heal itself...
Editor's Note: A true pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence, Levy describes the correlation between being traumatized, abused, and wounded, and having a shamanic initiation/spiritual awakening. See Part 1.
by Betsy Grund, CDT
This time of year issues a special invitation to enter and engage with dreams. These nightly gifts transform us by expanding consciousness, even when we are unaware of the gift. Consciously engaging with dreams fuels this expansion and creates space for inner harmony and connecting with others. Deep awareness takes root in the personal, touches our relationships, and ripples into the community...
Editor's Note: Dreams are a gift of the season! The darkness of winter is the ideal time for turning inward and listening to our dreams, according to this wise and thoughtful article by Betsy Grund.
by Silvia Mordini
Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals make the decision to gather together in a breathtaking natural environment for the purpose of uplifting their lives & expanding their consciousness. The result is something beyond words...
Editor´s Note: Have you ever thought about a different type of vacation or getaway? Why not try a retreat? There are all kinds out there, but if you have an affinity for yoga, then a yoga retreat is order! This is such an increcible way to have break thoughs, get to know your real self, deepen your yoga practice, make life-long friends with similar interests…and oh so much more! Yoga instructor, Silvia Mordini, gives provides you with three excellent reasons for participating in a yoga retreat. I've done it several times….it's so worth it! Namaste!
by Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee PhD
There is a spiritual tradition of watching and witnessing: that events in the inner and outer worlds need to be witnessed. This book is a witness to changes that have been happening in the inner worlds(1) over the last few years, changes that are directly reflected by those in the outer world that belong to our growing sense of global interconnectedness and an awakening consciousness of oneness...
Editor's Note from Janet Gillett: This sneak peek into Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee's newest book embodies his insightful exploration of the inner world and how this spark can bring revitalized energy to the world, healing both ourselves and the world.
Books for Healing
by Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund
I’ve come to deeply appreciate the body-mind-spirit connection through many years of hospice work. Through my interest in the many holistic modalities that are resurfacing today, I’ve come across many interesting energy-related modalities. Most recently I’ve discovered Access Consciousness and the running of The Bars, a most unique and powerful form of energy medicine...
by Michael Damian
As consciousness is unchanging, enlightenment is not, strictly speaking, a process of altering, increasing, or expanding consciousness. It is a process of subtracting ignorance...
Editor's Note from J. Stewart Dixon: I know Michael through www.meetingtruth.com. This is an excellent article about ignorance and the basics of the evolution of a spiritual seeker.
by Judith Orloff, MD
As a psychiatrist, I’ve seen how intense sexual attraction is notorious for obliterating common sense and intuition in the most sensible people. Why? Lust is an altered state of consciousness programmed by the primal urge to procreate...
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: Dr. Judith Orloff always has insightful information to share and in this article she shares how to tell the difference between lust and love. She explains how you can have a heart centered relationship as opposed to just a physical one.
Intuition & Symbols
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