by Doctress Neutopia
Wholistic Gaia science is not only a foundational world view for the investigation of "the details of how all organisms exchange gases and other chemical compounds with the water, atmosphere and soils of Earth." But, from a cultural standpoint, what I am seeing is that Gaia is also a foundation for a planetary religion, a benevolent new way of living with and revering the Earth. Gaia shows us the way to create evolutionary new habitats so that we have not only the scientific technology, but the philosophy to peacefully penetrate deeper into the mysteries of the Universe using both science and art.
by Spontaneous composition by students and teachers at Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus, Ohio
That thought there…touch it and let it go.
Our plates are not trash. They are beautiful. I am glad.
Lovely oral sensations bursting with strong flavors...
Editor's Note from David Pratt: This simple and beautiful poem was a spontaneous composition by teachers and students in the last class of a Contentment and Everyday Life course at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus, Ohio. The piece is as refreshing as a juicy pear, with lines like "with soil, water, sun, love - it all grows," and "I take one bite. My stories take two." You can almost hear them crunching their lunchtime crackers...
from The Chopra Center
According to Ayurveda, sleep is the nursemaid to humanity. During deep, restful sleep, our body recovers from stress and we wake up feeling refreshed, clear-minded, and energized. Unfortunately, with the turbulence in people’s personal lives and in the world at large, many of us suffer from insomnia and a lack of adequate rest...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: We all struggle with obtaining a sound sleep on occasion. Ayurveda recognizes most sleep interruptions as a product of aggitated Vata. As we enter deeper into Vata season, getting a restful night's sleep may call for some Vata pacifying tips. A soothing evening routine, sleep mantra or essential oil massage may serve to sooth a Vata body and ease a Vata mind. Check out these 5 tips from The Chopra Center that are bound to send you into sweet slumber.
by Joie Power, PhD
"Even an oil which is quite truthfully described as pure may be of poor quality, and therefore of less value therapeutically. IF AN ESSENTIAL OIL COSTS MUCH LESS THAN YOU WOULD NORMALLY EXPECT TO PAY FOR IT, the oil may well be a third or fourth distillate from a batch of plant material which has already yielded the greater part of its properties to the first or second distillation..."
by Beverley Hawkins
As many of you may be aware essential oils can be very helpful in times of Emotional Stress and Disharmony. Because our sense of smell is hot wired directly into the limbic system of the brain, aroma can elicit a mood or memory response before you are even aware of what you have smelled, or sometimes even before you realize you have experienced an aroma at all...
Editor's Note: Rickvanman explains the basic principles and procedure of preparing an infused oil with herbs and also states the difference between Essential Oils and Infused oils. He makes it easy.
by Merry Lycett Harrison, RH (AHG)
Because Mother's Day always falls during the beautiful, fertile time of spring when we can cultivate our gardens, herbs make a perfect gift. Even if your mother is not a gardener, there are sure to be a presents of herbal products just right for her...
Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: Who doesn't appreciate a wonderful gift that shows someone you were thinking of them. Sharing herbs in the form of starter plants is and excellent way to introduce your loved ones to our world. Herbalist Merry shares with us so many wonderful ways to offer herbs, essential oils, products such as scented soaps and if you are feeling creative DIY craft for a luxurious relaxing bath infusion.
from Organic Consumer's Association
What if…there were an inexpensive technology that could cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 51%?…this technology could also store 50 parts-permillion of CO2 in our soil instead of our air, to bring the total ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere down to 350 ppm –the number scientists tell us we must achieve in order to avert a climate crisis?...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Here are some savy, get-to-the-point, points about how to organic will cool the planet, naturally of course. Download the ideas from the Organic Consumer's Association.
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