by Kay Goldstein
We may first begin noticing that we are not actually doing what we are thinking about and vice-versa: that we ARE thinking as opposed to just doing and feeling what we are engaged in at the moment. It is in this moment of awareness when we have many choices, though they essentially all boil down to two - continue our unconscious, random thought stream or pay attention and intentionally quiet or re-direct it...
by Arthur Rosenfeld
Recently I've been involved in creating and hosting a series of documentaries on integrative medicine. The three films are aimed at healthcare professionals. The first is about the science of tai chi, the second is about the science of meditation and the third is about the science of acupuncture. I've just wound up the last on-location filming (interviewing experts) for the acupuncture film, and am struck by how this ancient healing modality is blossoming in popularity across the country...
Editor's Note: This article is a good introduction to acupuncture to those who have not tried the modality.
"The hope that someone or something will save you, that you will not have to make any changes in yourself, that you will not have to be responsible, is unrealistic. The belief that you can stay in patterns of lethargy and unconsciousness, then take something or have something given to you that will transform you without any effort on your part, is sheer folly. It won't happen."
~ The Hathors in the "Great Shift: Co-Creating a New World for 2012 and Beyond"
by Zacciah Blackburn
Sound Healing is the new buzz word in complementary therapy. Sound healing therapies are being incorporated into traditional and non-traditional healing practices, more and more, from one’s own meditation room, to practitioners utilizing traditional massage, reiki, acupuncture, shamanism, nutrition, psychology, and standard medical practices. One heart surgeon recently was reported to say, “Any surgeon not using music (therapy) in the operating room is simply being negligent,” because he has found it so significantly effective in his patients recovery...
by HealthandYoga's Meditation Expert Team
Mantra involves the rhythmic invocation of a sound. This provides a foundation for the aspirant so that his practice is just not "in the air". This anchor or foundation helps the mind to gradually disconnect with the external experiences provided through the 5 senses, which is the first step to successful meditation...
by Christine K. Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC
What could meditation and drumming possibly have in common? I've been asking myself this question ever since I heard world-famous sound healing expert Jill Purce say "The purpose of sound is silence."...
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
First you must understand what imagination is. It is condemned very much nowadays. The moment you hear the word "imagine' you will say this is useless, we want something real, not imaginary. But imagination is a reality, it is a capacity, it is a potentiality within you...
by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Visualize that you are surrounded by all sentient beings, with your mother seated to your left and your father to your right. In front of you, visualize an enemy; someone who dislikes you or wishes you harm. Behind you, place your dearest friend; the person to whom you are most attached. To the side, visualize a stranger; someone for whom your feelings are neutral.
Editor’s Notes: A great line to ponder from this meditation...”An enemy is my greatest need, the source of all beings’ enlightenment, including my own.” Now, go read it all!
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