Keep Moving For Healthy Balance

I recently accompanied a friend to a class for back problems. The speaker was a physical therapist that specialized in sports injuries...talked about using our muscles all the time…with awareness in different activities. When we get up out of our chairs we should use our leg muscles to lift us up instead of heaving ourselves up with...never to young or old to benefit.

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Meditation - How Can I Start?

...quieting the mind from the everyday chatter; a time for inner peace to take over soothing the inner self. If you happen to find it difficult holding still in your mind for any length of time, know that is o.k. A minute would be sufficient as a starting point if that is where your level of comfort is. Desire and effort is what counts.

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Journal To Dreamland

Ever feel like your brain is on a fast track to nowhere? You’re thoughts rushing up multi-lanes and then switching lanes up ahead, at 90 miles an hour? Taking your mind off of what is in front of you all day, just to keep you awake at night? We have all been there at one time or another...

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Francesco Hayez -Italian Painter

Soul Mates, Marriage and Reality

In order to be able to recognize if someone is your soul mate, you need to *know thyself*. A relationship on this level is a true partnership that requires both sides to be aware of the responsibility for a healthy heart, mind and soul.

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Finding Serenity

Of all the tools I have been blessed to add to my toolbox for maintenance of the Soul, one of my most treasured is, modest in first appearance, one of my most useful.

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Life Cycles

Cycles of life. Somewhere along the line I found myself becoming aware of a new one beginning, enjoying the more comfortable middle area where it seems it always was and will remain to be. However, the slight flavor of change was in the air.

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Welcome To The Majickal Garden - Life On The Path Of Light

 

  • Raw Food Recipe ~ Tomato Basil Salad Dressing-No Oil

    Havent been feeling well this week, so my brain isnt working so good. Sorry I botched the recipe and left out an ingredient. Here is the recipe: 3 med tomatoes chopped 2 T onion 2 T celery 2 T bell pepper 1/2 garlic clove 1 teas anaheim pepper 2 medjool dates chopped 1/2 pack basil chopped Blend and add water if consistency isnt suitable for using as a salad dressing. Can also be used as a vegge dip or just eaten plain. Its just that good!! Remember you can adjust the ingredients to your own taste buds. Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe video:: www.youtube.com If you have found this video helpful consider donating here: www.paypal.com I was diagnosed in April 2009 with CLL leukemia. I have chosen to heal and reverse this disease through natural methods. I have background experience in the medical field, working for 13 years in allergy & immunology. That foundation has helped me sort through all the information online in formulating my own healing plan and protocol. Several months ago I discovered Dr Morse’s youtube site and his philosophy was the piece of the puzzle I needed to bring success and structure to my self-treatments. Stay tuned for updates and information that I have learned. What has worked for me and what hasn’t. Please ask questions or share your information. Thank you for watching and have a Blessed & Beautiful Day. Where I get my herbals: www.godsherbs.com www.naturessunshine.com www.mountainroseherbs.com Referral by Laura Wright #2127873 (use for a Nature’s
    Video Rating: 5 / 5

  • Yoga of Sri Chinmoy

    Article by Richard Pettinger

    As a young child Sri Chinmoy was brought up in a Hindu family. The family was of Brahmin caste but they did not adhere to the rigid caste rules and often helped those of other castes. At the age of 12 Sri Chinmoy left his village in Chittagong, East Bengal and travelled with his 3 sisters and 2 brother to join his eldest brother Hriday Ghose in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. Sri Aurobindo was a pioneer of “Integral Yoga”

    This was a modern form of yoga that did not renounce the world but sought to bring the divine into all aspects of life. For over 20 years Sri Chinmoy lived in the ashram spending many hours in meditation, achieving elevated states of spiritual consciousness. These states of self realization led to some of Sri Chinmoy’s most profound poetry. In poems such as Immortality and The Absolute we get a glimpse of the deathless state beyond mind and form.

    “My eternal days are found in speeding time;I play upon His Flute of rhapsody.Impossible deeds no more impossible seem;In birth chains now shines Immortality.”

    – From Immortality by Sri Chinmoy

    In 1964 Sri Chinmoy travelled to America to offer the ancient spiritual traditions of India in a modern and dynamic form to aspiring seekers in the West. He has lived in New York since 1964 and has been offering meditations at the United Nations for over 30 years. Sri Chinmoy has lectured on spirituality, yoga and meditation at many universities in both America, Europe and other parts of the World. He teaches that all religions lead to the same goal and fundamentally share common values.

    Sri Chinmoy’s path encompasses all 4 of the principle types of Yoga;

    Bhakti Yoga – yoga of devotionJnani Yoga – yoga of WisdomRaja Yoga – Yoga of PhilosophyKarma Yoga – Yoga of Divine Action.

    Sri Chinmoy teaches that love is the most direct way to approach God. Sri Chinmoy often says that his path is in essence the path of the heart. If we cry from the depths of our heart the Supreme will respond. If on the other hand, we try to meditate using the mind, we will achieve only very limited peace. An important element of Bhakti yoga is the use of devotional music. Soulful singing is a powerful way for a seeker to approach the divine. Great Bhakti yogi’s such as Sri Chaitanya and Mirabai spent many hours singing Bhajans (devotional songs), through this singing they were able to enter into the Divine Consciousness. Sri Chinmoy is one of the most prolific composers of devotional music. Since coming to the West he has composed over 12,000 songs in his native Bengali and over 5,000 in English. Most of these songs are devotional in nature; appealing to different aspects of the Supreme or identifying with different stages of a seekers spiritual journey.

    Sri Chinmoy writes on Bhakti Yoga

    “Ask a man to speak about God and he will speak endlessly. Ask a Bhakta to speak about God and he will say only two things: God is all Affection, God is all Sweetness. The Bhakta even goes one step further. He says, “I can try to live without bread, but never can I live without my Lord’s Grace.A Bhakta’s prayer is very simple: “O my Lord God, do enter into my life with Thine Eye of Protection and with Thy Heart of Compassion.” This prayer is the quickest way to knock at God’s Door and also the easiest way to see God open the Door.”

    As well as composing many songs Sri Chinmoy is also noted as a prolific writer and poet. He has published over 1,400 books which nearly all relate to some aspect of the spiritual life. Some books take the form of Question and Answer sessions. Sri Chinmoy is able to offer advice from the deepest spiritual perspective. Often these writings expound on common themes essential to genuine spirituality. These include disciplining the mind so that the seeker does not become beholden to negative ideas the mind can become attached to. This is a short extract from a talk entitled.

    “What is Yoga”

    “What is Yoga? Yoga is the language of God. If we wish to speak to God, we have to learn His language. What is Yoga? Yoga is that which discloses God’s secret. If we wish to know God’s secret, we have to launch into the path of Yoga. What is Yoga? Yoga is the Breath of God. If we wish to see through God’s Eye and feel through His Heart, if we wish to live in God’s Dream and know God’s Reality, if we wish to possess the Breath of God, and finally if we wish to become God Himself, Yoga will beckon us.”

    From: Yoga and the Spiritual Life by Sri Chinmoy

    Karma Yoga

    Sri Chinmoy leads an active life showing that an inner life of prayer and meditation can offer inspiration and help to increase our own capacities. Sri Chinmoy says that spirituality does not involve retreating from the world. Instead he advocates acceptance of the world and the inner fruits of meditation he says can be used to guide and illumine outer activities. At the age of 74 Sri Chinmoy is still very active demonstrating that age is not a barrier to continuing achievements. Sri Chinmoy is a noted weightlifter and continues to lift heavy weights saying that he does so to offer inspiration to others. Sri Chinmoy also travels extensively offering concerts of meditative music in different locations.

    About the Author

    Richard is a cyclist and economics Teacher. He is a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Oxford UK

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    whereby the original author’s information and copyright must be included.

    Richard is a cyclist and economics Teacher. He is a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Oxford UK

    Use and distribution of this article is subject to our Publisher Guidelines
    whereby the original author’s information and copyright must be included.

  • “The Sun Rising” by John Donne. Performed by Julian Glover.

    From the 1984 series, “Six Centuries of Verse”, episode six: “Metaphysical and Devotional Poets 1590-1670′.
    Video Rating: 5 / 5

  • Dr. Lippman, MD: The Best Natural Remedies For Your Medicine Cabinet

    www.thenaturalguide.com (Video by Larry Cook) Natural remedies found in health food stores help the body heal faster, while over-the-counter drugs found in conventional stores only manage symptoms. Why just treat the symptoms with drugs when you can help your body heal faster—or even prevent sickness—by using natural remedies? But, you ask, which remedies should you have on hand at all times? Dr. Cathie Lippman, MD, explains just that in this video • Arnica, a Homeopathic remedy, is for burns, bruises, cuts and trauma. • Rescue Remedy, a flower essence remedy, good for emotional trauma. • Oscillococcinum, a Homeopathic remedy for flu. • Herbal Remedies • Aloe Vera, for burns or skin injuries, and the gastrointestinal tract • Garlic, as an antibiotic – best used raw; also as a supplement • Calendula: natural antibiotic for skin to prevent infection • Elderberry, an herb that is anti-viral • Humacel – anti-viral supplement (it is a brand name) • ProBoost: A Thymic Protein for cell support to fight infection • Epsom Salts, which contain magnesium, for muscle soreness • Vitamin A: For viral illness • Vitamin C: Immune system builder, helps with infection healing • Vitamin D: Builds the immune system and helps with bone growth • Zinc: a mineral that supports the immune system • Probiotics: beneficial bacteria for the intestinal tract, and they build the immune system Learn more about natural remedies and supplements at www.thenaturalguide.com and www.thenaturalguide.com

  • Shopping With Tom – M.C. Escher Coffee Table Book

    A few nice M. C. Escher images I found:

    Shopping With Tom – M.C. Escher Coffee Table Book

    Image by JoeInSouthernCA
    From the used and rare bookstore in Brightleaf Plaza, Durham NC.

    The M.C. Escher of Fire Escapes | iPhoneography

    Image by Richard Cawood
    Image by Richard Cawood.

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    Gino Coppedè meets M.C. Escher

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  • “Barter,” by Sara Teasdale

    poem

    Poet Sara Teasdale - KPLR3.flv

    original clip there: www.kplr11.com