Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: In DeDe's brief inspirational speech, she tells her story of personal transformation. It often takes an "aha" moment, life crisis or hitting bottom to snap you out of a destructive and/or limiting trance. If you allow yourself to wake up, your soul restores you to your truth and magnificence. DeDe reminds you to reclaim your power in order to create a life filled with authenticity, passion and personal meaning. Her ending is special.
by Sara, from Institute of HeartMath
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
It is said kindness is its own reward; it is love in action. But did you also know that kindness is also joy fulfilled?
We devote great effort and time to the pursuit of joy.Those who show kindness on the journey of life soon learn it is one of the best ways to experience true joy...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Compassion, gratitude, care and appreciation are all manifestations of kindness. Share some kindness today and every day. Joy naturally arises in its presence, a gift to both the giver and the receiver...indulge yourself!
by Russel Bruhn
Try harder, work smarter, strive to be the best! It’s a dog eat dog world to get to the top! These messages are sent to us regularly in the society that we live in. Most of us are in such a rat race that we never stop to consider whether our goals are possible or that they even are our goals...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Being the best and being successful truly happen by just being you. Read on...
Editor's Note from Karen Stabley: This video is a collection of interviews with art therapists with a passion for their profession. This video was made by the Department of Creative Art Therapies at HAN University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Kera Everett
I love the words of the Dalai Lama. His book, "My Spiritual Journey", sits on my living room coffee table. In it he says, "An authentic attitude of compassion does not change, even faced with another person's negative behavior." This... I found, was not an easy task.
by Julie Hoyle
I would be standing on the shoreline looking out at the ocean, watching in trepidation as a huge, dark tornado was forming. Growing in power and strength, the entire sky would blacken, the wind would grow in intensity and the sand beneath my feet would vibrate...
Editor's Note: I have also occasionally chosen unwisely not to listen to the Spirits and every time, there was Hell to pay. It has been quite awhile since then and life has been much easier. Shamanism is about relationships, your relationship with your loving and compassionate teachers. The more you practice the easier it becomes to "know' the voice inside.
by Karen Maezen Miller
In the early summer of 1997, my husband and I found ourselves in the backyard of an empty house on a quiet street in Sierra Madre, a suburb of Los Angeles. The backyard was Southern California’s oldest private Japanese garden, an oasis of ponds and pines that had stood mostly intact since 1916...
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: Some years ago, I got attracted to do Zen meditation after reading a book. At the beginning, I meditated at home, later in a Zen Center. Zen meditation has changed my perception about life. I have found compassion, gratitude and simplicity, and I am deeply grateful for that experience. Karen Maezen Miller's article describes beautiful principles that will detangle the complexities of your life and make it easier.
Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Shamanic healing is strictly on the spiritual level - at its essence it is not mental, emotional, or physical. But in the paradigm of the shamanic worldview, the spirit of something, anything, anyone, from human to ant to galaxy and beyond, is considered to be fundamental and core. As a result, shamanic spiritual healing can have profound ripple effects on other aspects of self. When a therapist uses shamanism in conjunction with more generally practiced psychological healing, the results are often quite spectacular. Persistent mental and emotional pathologies that had stubbornly remained under conventional therapy can melt away with the assistance of helping compassionate spirits.
We at ATH are committed to bringing together a worldwide community of individuals and organizations
dedicated to informing and educating people on topics relating to alternative healing of mind, body,
spirit and the planet at large.
||Atlanta Web Expert: Affordable, reliable, web design and web application development services.