by Laurence Kingston
Rhodes Scholars are selected not just for their outstanding academic achievements, but also for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. A Rhodes piano is an electro-mechanical piano that was described by the New York Times in 2001 as having a “shimmering, ethereal sound”. Both of these very different Rhodes are exceptional...
Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: Music is an incredible form of art that can serve many purposes. It can be used for relaxation, distraction, expression, or prayer. Music can also be a very powerful meditation, just as washing the dishes or walking can be. Music is just one example of an activity that you can make richer and more satisfying by putting awareness into it.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
With each buddha, if possible, completely rely upon that buddha with your whole heart, then recite that buddha’s name seven times. With total refuge, or trust, in that buddha, recite his name seven times. After that, you recite, “May whatever prayers you have done in the past for me and all other sentient beings be actualized immediately for me and all sentient beings.” This is mentioned in the meditation that accompanies the Medicine Buddha initiation in the Rinjung Gyatsa, and it might be the same in the Sukha Gyatsa. Both of these collections of the initiations of hundreds of deities have Medicine Buddha initiation...
Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other as People...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Life is sacred. In this brief video, Dr. Hawkins tells us how to live this sacredness consistently. His wisdom is always on point and resonating with truth. He reminds us to keep our focus on the present moment where we will find the freedom to be in the presence of God and unconditional love. I always feel touched by grace when I listen to Dr. Hawkins. Enjoy!
by Sherri Carter, MS
Co-Editor for Family & Parenting
We have been told time and time again that it is better to give than to receive, but at the same time we are to be in a state of gratitude. So does that mean we are to be grateful only for giving? This is very confusing and usually makes many of us great givers, lousy at receiving, but yet we try to be in a state of gratitude, all at the same time...
A Note from Editor, Sherri Carter: How comfortable are you at saying thank you? What about when someone offers you a compliment? Being able to say thank you is powerful! Remember, if the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.
by Trish Regan & Doug Hackett
Most of us wish to find the deep inner peace and joy that often seems just out of our reach. We have found that it takes a commitment to the inner journey, to the awakening of our spirit, to find that inner peace ...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Mastering joy not only means we have truly connected with the Divine but have also invited Life's greatest gifts in to our lives. In many ways, this article is a prayer that each of us will take the steps suggested in order to experience and share joy as a global community.
by Melanie Channell
Asst. Editor of Energy Medicine
When you immerse yourself in a ritual bath, you are participating in an initiation to open yourself up to spirit. Ritual bathing implies that water and prayer washes away any spiritual grime, cleansing and purifying your body and your aura...
Editor's Note from Melanie Channell: Taking a ritual bath is a form of spiritual cleansing that can clear your aura of negative energy and lift your spiritual vibration. Water has been used as a spiritual cleanser throughout history and is still a relevant option today.
by Tracee Dunblazier, GC-C, CCDC
Today, I claim forgiveness.
I claim forgiveness for myself and my heart to all those who could not be who I wanted them to be. To those who have shown me anger and unkindness. To those who could not understand me or extend compassion...
Intuition & Symbols
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