Editor's Note from J. Stewart Dixon: Here's a FUNNY FUNNY video by Mike Jenkins about all our neurotic expectations of enlightenment. I chuckled all the way through. I bet you will too...
Mike's website: www.nothingsayingthis.com
J. Stewart Dixon's All Things Healing www.BLUECOLLAR-ENLIGHTENMENT.com series: What enlightenment looks like in ORDINARY FOLKS. Many of my spiritually awakened friends and I are in this category. We do not have the eloquence of Adyashanti, the mass appeal of Eckhart Tolle or the motherly sagacity of Gangaji or Ammachi. We are ordinary, imperfect and quirky human beings and we are spiritually awake. This is what enlightenment looks like in ordinary people and dare I say that this is probably what it will look like in YOU...
by Barbara Lazarony,
Every creative writer is occasionally faced with falling face first into the proverbial hole or banging their head against writer's block. Then it's a slippery slope down the well-worn path of beating ourselves up for being in this place yet again. The truth is, there is another method...
Editor's Note: Every creative writer is occasionally faced with writer's block; rather than getting stuck again, consider meditation to jump-start your creativity.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Ryan Ginn
Human beings are wired to tell stories. Whether we admit it or not we are constantly telling stories about others, ourselves and every situation we enter into...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: I was just talking about this in my Wednesday meditation class... how I want every relationship in my life to be as real and authentic as possible. At this point, I want no more... no less. Then, here's Ryan who has helped start an intentional community in Oregon where this type of real and honest communication is agreed to in a literal, written contract. Amazing. We all need a "Matrix Circle."
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In this interesting video of Ayurveda: Balance and Bliss, Lissa Coffey has greatly ascertained Ayurvedaas a science of life which originated in India more than five thousand years ago! She discusses with Karen Osburn, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, that Ayurveda is recognized by World Health Organization as it promotes balancing practices of yoga and meditation and the calming as well as Vatta balancing effect of oil massage techniques. Lissa calls Ayurveda therapy as art of living in harmony with nature! Lets have a look.
by Marjorie Schuman
One of the basic premises of mindfulness, a meditation practice which derives from Buddhism, is that when we relate to our experience with nonjudgmental attention and interest we can more easily move through and resolve pain, fear, and confusion.
Editor's note from J. Stewart Dixon: This is a series of articles/videos I will be presenting here at ATH that I will call BLUE COLLAR SPIRITUALITY: What enlightenment looks like in ORDINARY FOLKS. Many of my spiritually awakened friends and I are in this category. We do not have the eloquence of Adyashanti, the mass appeal of Eckhart Tolle or the motherly sagacity of Gangaji or Ammachi. We are ordinary, imperfect and quirky human beings and we are spiritually awake. This is what enlightenment looks like in ordinary people and dare I say that this is probably what it will look like in YOU...
by Linda Foltyn
Every day I give myself a bath, well that too, but this is a colorful light bath that clears and balances my chakras. I use it at the beginning of my day to protect myself and set my intentions.
Editor’s Note: This is a simple and relaxing exercise that you may enjoy, especially if have never tried a chakra meditation before. Enjoy, and feel free to share your experience in the Energy Medicine forum.
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