by David G. Arenson, ND
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
You have accepted your Life Assignment. Now it’s up to you how to fill in the blank canvas…
Whatever your personal journey, you are guaranteed an epic adventure, and remember the oft-quoted words of Joseph Campbell to guide you, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek...
Editor's Note from David Arenson: Life is one of the greatest journeys imaginable. These important 10 spiritual reminders - lessons in transformation - remind us that you don’t pass or fail - you may as well enjoy the journey. In the final analysis, there is no failure. Your choice is to choose love over fear every time. On this journey, that’s the most important thing you need to know.
by Bliss Cavanagh
1. What was the inspiration for Sensory Delight?
Drawn from my personal experience of living with Tourette syndrome, Sensory Delight marks the professional development from my Bachelor of Fine Art Honours work ‘Sensory Overload...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: I LOVE Bliss Cavanagh's story! As both an art therapist and an artist, I view her use of art and the creative process to deal with her Tourette syndrome, as a profound validation of the power of art to heal and enlighten. Her story is a perfect example of mythologist Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey - a descent to her deeper self, her return bearing gifts and knowledge of benefit to both herself and the wider community. Bliss's transformation via art is also a story of self-acceptance, of learning to use and work with her Tourrette's rather than continually trying to 'fix' herself of something that has emerged, via her art, as her greatest gift.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Elaine O'Brien
In their new book, Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe call for excellence in action: wisdom centered on human values, character strengths, moral purpose, and our and society’s positive transformations...
Editor's Note: What's worse than smokadiabesity? Inactivity. One of the best presenters I've ever seen, Elaine O'Brien in this article explains a promising new movement: Exercise is Medicine (EIM). A collaboration spearheaded by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), EIM offers a proactive approach to solving the obesity epidemic. Check it out and see how you can get involved in your community.
Exercise & Fitness
by Debby Andersen RYT, C. Ayu.
Today I’d like to share a little more in depth about Pitta dosha, the principle of transformation. If you need a more basic introduction to the doshas be sure to check out this previous post...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Pitta imbalances can be hard to spot for some individuals. Although we aim to keep agni strong, subtle signs of fire organ disturbance can arise in the liver, stomach, pancreas and even less pitta known outlets such as the skin, blood, muscles and eyes. Ayurvedic practitioner Debby Andersen reviews 6 key areas to observer for pitta fire disturbances. As always, we encourage you to read further about Ayurveda and contact a practitioner if you notice any of these pitta imbalance signs. Namaste
by Matt Toussaint
Traditionally, shamanic practices are rooted in small communities and tribal societies that lived a primarily pre-modern life. While all shamanic cultures are most likely not expressions of the idyllic state of oneness with nature that is commonly portrayed...
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: While shamanism has been an indigenous practice for centuries, it's time to fuse the ancient traditions with modern times to create a sense of personal completion. Matt shares how shamanism absolutely has a place for our modern culture in our modern times for the modern person.
Intuition & Symbols
by Glenn Perry, PhD
In the 1930's, Dane Rudhyar began to reformulate modern astrology in terms of Jung's analytical psychology. He especially focused on Jung's idea that the psyche was a dynamic compound of opposing forces in equilibrium, and that the psyche was intrinsically motivated to evolve in the direction of psychic wholeness, a process Jung called individuation. Jung believed that the process of personality transformation was innate, or teleologically motivated...
Editor's Note: In Part 3 of Glenn Perry’s “The birth of Psychological Astrology” we have a fascinating look at the origins of what most of us practicing and using astrology believe today. Dane Rudhyar, known as the father of Humanistic Astrology was one of the great thinkers of all time... See Part 1 and Part 2.
by Glenn Perry, PhD
It is difficult to appreciate just how far astrology has come over the last 30 years. It wasn't until the advent of humanistic psychology in the 1960's that astrologers began to think seriously about the chart in terms of growth and transformation. For those who began studying astrology only recently, it might seem that it was always this way. But it was not...
Editor's Note: I'm so excited to deliver my very first submission as your brand new Astrology Co-Editor, and delighted to offer an article from the hugely respected Glenn Perry, PhD. I've studied with him myself, so I enthusiastically vouch for his amazing depth of knowledge, his clarity of delivery, and the integrity with which he approaches psychologically astrology. This article, The Birth of Psychological Astrology, is excerpted from his book "Essays in Psychological Astrology."
by Shakti Gawain
Transformation begins on an individual level and moves out into the world. The more I’m learning to trust my intuition and act on it, and the more I’m willing to experience and accept all my feelings, the more the energy of the universe can move through me. As it comes through, it heals and transforms me and everyone and everything around me...
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: Our world needs a change. I often notice that people are aware that this change is possible. They have doubts and they feel powerless. This article describes powerfully that the power to achieve this change lies within everybody. Read this article and become a role model for change!
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