Editor´s Note: Michael Pollan, notable and talented author of several books, including his new released "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation", speaks out in this video on coffee and tea. He discusses the history of the caffeinated plants and how early on coffee and tea became acceptable, giving individuals a mood change when consumed. He compares the plants with other plants, not so acceptable like tobacco, and confirms that the mixture of caffeine compounded with other properties in coffee and tea, is what we crave and look forward to every morning.
by Michael A. Singer
The highest spiritual path is life itself. If you know how to live daily life, it all becomes a liberating experience. But first you have to approach life properly, or it can be very confusing...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Michael Singer's The Untethered Soul is a genuine gift. It's an easy to read book that illuminates a path back to our true selves. This article is an excerpt from the book in which he explores the transformation possible when we make an unwavering commitment to being happy. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share one of my favorite works.
by Michael Katz
In the years since I first began to work with therapeutic gems and uncover their hidden potential for healing, the field of energy medicine has undergone a transformation. In 1988, when I began my exploration of these powerful healing tools, energy medicine in its various forms was practiced in the West by a few pioneering physicians and enjoyed by a relatively small number of people looking for alternatives to conventional medicine...
by Deb Schnitta, RN
The Soul returns in each life looking to grow and expand. It may be that the expansion is in its capacity to love or to be compassionate...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Deb Schnitta explains how the soul and personality work together. Through this discussion she provides an easy "how to" guide to bring our souls more completely into our daily lives.
by Juhani Ihanus, PhD
Already in the symposia of the Greek Antiquity, as described by Plato, poetry was central in reaching toward the Socratic aim: “know thyself!” Although this task is imbued with a paradox (actually, you will never totally know yourself), the quest for truthful, non-deceitful, and non-exploitative words and identities is connected with poiesis, “making” the self and the world...
Editor's Note from Tomasz Czepaitis: Very good article of a prominent Finnish Bibliotherapist, emphasizing a special role of metaphor in biblio/poetry therapy: "Metaphor is not only a mode of language and cognition, not only a figure of speech, like in the Aristotelian tradition, but, (...) can be described as the 'currency of the (emotional) mind,' open-ended, and with enormous potential of (self-)transformation, evoking creative fantasies."
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Dr. Judith Orloff
Transforming depression is sacred work. My blood runs cold when I hear of people entering conventional psychotherapy for this emotion without a peep of spirituality mentioned as part of healing. Why is this such a damaging form of neglect? You deserve to have an illuminated appreciation of depression to justly dignify it...
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: Depression - a state many people experience in our modern society. This articles gives you new perspectives - and reveals the importance of not going through it alone.
by David Patten
Born to well-educated parents in Chicago as an autism-spectrum child, David Patten was repetitively misdiagnosed in the 1950’s, a time when autism was little understood. After a youth of a severe disorientation and isolation, the seriously dyslexic Patten made a living dealing drugs and engaging in other street-level enterprises...
Note from Editor, Sherri Carter: Here is Part 2 of a Q&A with David Patten, author of Dummy, A Memoir, which goes through David's journey with autism, a loving mother, and transformation. A very inspirational story! See Part 1.
Family & Parenting
by Christina Sarich
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Just as the physical body has seven (or more) identifiable energy centers, or swirling vortices of subtle energy, so does the planet have chakra centers that govern her health and act as a reflection of her energetic evolution...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: One of the best decisions I made was to travel to Sedona for the Venus Transit. Being in the energy of the vortices was powerfully transformational. Christina Sarich's article inspires future travels to sacred destinations. First stop, Mt. Shasta!
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