Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: The Perfume of Peace offers us a look at what naturally arises in the absence of untruth. Francis Lucille unveils the magnificence awaiting us in each divine moment. The spirit of the message is so well captured in the title!
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.
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by David G. Arenson, ND
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
If you look around, the only thing that has improved is technology – not quality of life, health, happiness, peace or anything else of importance – meaningless technology that brings things we don't need into our lives...
Editor's Note from David Arenson: Who are we really?
How did we reach this point?
Money spinning around from Banks to Corporations, Media, Government and then recycling back to Banks again to create ever-more profit. Or, in one word – Greed.
What can we do about it – or is it too late?
by Cathy Cassani Adams
You are in a hurry.
Even when you don’t have to be anywhere, you are trying to get somewhere.
You have been trained to be in a hurry, to move fast, to get a lot done in the least amount of time...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Cathy Cassani Adams reminds parents to get off autopilot and out of the fast lane in order to be with their children in a mindful way. The decision to be present without leading and judging turns any activity into a meditation. This five-minute practice enables you to feel peaceful and connect with your children in meaningful ways.
by Ellen Joseph
Expansive, peaceful views of nature, with calm waters and verdant trees and colorful flowers, are some of the most psychologically beneficial images for patients who are recovering from surgery, according to the findings of Roger S. Ulrich, PhD, Director of The Center for Health Design. Dr. Ulrich's research proved that such positive scenes of nature can substantially improve patient outcomes...
Editor's Note: Using evidence-based design, artist Ellen Joseph combines research and art to produce paintings and murals that reduce the negative emotional and physiological effects of stress.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Shoshana Avree
As of late, I've been very moved by the idea of the Undefended Heart and the role it plays in creating peace around me. Can I be that seemingly vulnerable? How can I not, when so much is riding on that state of being? This is sticky territory for me as I've spent most of my life in and out of the defended heart...
Editor's Note: I hope you will try this journey to your SAnode. Feeling strong in your heart will assist in any time of crisis and will expand your joy and compassion.
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