Sunday, July 30, 2017

Cleaning and Healing by Marilyn Eppolite

"I had spent most of the last 6 weeks resting so I could heal and without any complications. My life was focused on this. My energy level had to be nourished so I did not become exhausted. Even mental activity drained my energy reserve in the first few weeks after surgery. I finally would feel drawn to an activity, alerting me I had the energy to attempt the task. Slowly more activities showed up on the screen of my awareness, telling me if I didn’t overdo it, it was okay to reclaim an activity to my schedule. This week the object of my desire was cleaning the bathroom…

Saturday, July 29, 2017

One of many guides to Meditation

Meditation is proven to be one of the simplest and most effective ways to handle stress, and it's easy enough that anyone can do it and begin enjoying the benefits immediately.  In fact, most people find that regular meditation helps them prevent stress from building up in the first place. If you have ever wanted to start a meditation practice but kept putting it off because you didn't know how to get started, you'll be pleased to know that it's probably easier than you think.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Increasing Your Contentment



1. Let of toxic people in your life- in my experiences, they drain me of vital life energy. I found healthy relationships are better.

2. Let g of fretting about past mistakes- forgive yourself and move on.

3. Let go of the need to be right- I had to ask myself how this was serving me and found that it wasn’t

4. Let go of feeling sorry for yourself- I found my “pity parties” didn’t get me much mileage. I only became good at the martyr-victim role which didn’t serve me well in my relationships.

5. Let go of negative self-talk- This is like toxic people in our lives. Switch to positive self statements and see the change.

6. Let go of the need to impress others- Most people really don’t care. And if they do, are they what you want in business or personal relationships?

7. Let go of limiting beliefs - Like #5, this restricts your ability to move ahead. Set goals and an action plan to accomplish them. You will find limiting beliefs will not achieve the goals.

8. Let go of need to please everyone- You cannot please everyone. Just please yourself and you will be happier.

9. Let go of gossip and complaining- this is like toxic relationships. Cut this out.

10. go of worrying about the future- you cannot control the past or future. Be in the present and live fully. Robert Matuszak Visit: http://www.orionconsultingllc.net/

For more information:  http://www.wisebrain.org/ParasympatheticNS.pdf
and
http://www.mypositivepath.org/book/Hardwiring%20Happiness%20The%20New%20Brain%20Science%20of%20Contentment,%20Calm,%20and%20Confidence.pdf 




Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Seven Karmic Paths

1. NO PATH: This path is best expressed in poet William Blake’s words: “The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” Those on this path eventually, through experience and pain, will perceive what has value and what doesn’t. Those on this path judge everything from a perspective of self, and often they have difficulty judging what action will result in harmony as opposed to disharmony. The No Path people appear to have little sense of balance and are usually unwilling to accept responsibility for their own lives. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Letter from Caroline Myss - a 'must read'

Hi Everyone,  

Well, I appreciate your feedback on my post yesterday. And now I will offer some feedback, if that’s okay by you, as they say. First, there is something to be said for matters of spiritual conscience – not consciousness – but conscience. That is, there comes a time when good people need to speak up when confronted with the face of evil. If not you, then who? Speaking up is not being “political”; it is an act of conscience. I am not promoting anything political. I am pointing a finger at the decline of the quality of life in our nation, in our leaders, in our society-at-large. If we do not speak up, we will ultimately forfeit the right to speak up at all. If you call the right to speak up political, it is you who are mistaken. And I would ask you, “Why are you not screaming from the rooftop?”

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Family Constellations Theory

 
Family Constellations Therapy is a powerful method to solve difficult feelings and situations that occur in families. The therapy takes place in a group with each person representing a family member. Similar in some ways to Psychodrama, it can be powerfully insightful and cathartic and bring about change in relationships. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Solo Vision Quest

The Vision Quest was held by native tribal people of the Americas and was a time spent alone in nature to learn about themselves and about other species, to be thankful for the water we drink, the song of the birds for comfort and the breeze in the trees for company. We can do this in our time, perhaps with fasting, with meditation, with kindness and love for all we see, hear, feel and experience. This video was made in 2011 but the information does not go out of date.  

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Tune in for Serenity

This video helps us to relax during communication with others. It's good advice when dealing with other people and suggests we remain true to ourselves and be aware of ourselves, relax and be serene. This way, we achieve more, have better relationships and feel healthier ourselves. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Alexander Technique - Breathing

 
The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method to focus our attention on everyday activities and use our body properly. Frederick Mathias A;exander (1869-1955) was an Australian therapist who showed how bad habit reflect on our health. (He spent some time in London UK where he treated actors to stand and move well, breathe properly, add to their energy and ability to perform to the best of their ability. Aldous Huxley was one of his patients. He also visited America and developed an international reputation.) When our body is subject to stress or habit, it develops 'body armouring' which can be relieved through exercises, self-awareness and repatterning. It has no side effects.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Transpersonal Psychology - beyond the self!

 The higher self is a part of ourself which is beyond and transcends the individual ego, beyond the self serving and selfish aspect of the self. It is understanding and appreciating the sacred and avoids religious dogma and traditions. Altered states of consciousness can be experienced. Spiritual development and values such as serenity, self understanding, joy and gratitude are part of the bigger spiritual picture.
For more information about transpersonal psychology, visit: http://www.meaning.ca/archives/archive/pdfs/davis-transpersonalpsychology.pdf

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fritz Perls and Gestalt

Fritz Perls was an innovatory humanistic practitioner whose Gestalt Therapy became very popular during the 1960s. The word 'gestalt' comes from a German word which explains foreground and background images. Perls was a rather controversial figure but his psychotherapy provides fast insight and change. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Resurgence

For free ecards, try Resurgence Magazine: www.resurgence.org/ecards
Resurgence Magazine is, it’s thought, the longest-running environmental magazine in Britain. Its survival so long, without millionaire backing and without turning itself into a consumer lifestyle accessory, with the advertising to match, tells a compelling story – not only of conviction, commitment and endurance but of need, role and relevance. It was founded in 1966 by John Papworth, a well-known peace campaigner with connections to the Committee of 100 and the Peace Pledge Union, but rapidly broadened its critique from the nuclear nightmare generated by the Cold War to pollution, intensive farming and food production and the related political problems of centralisation, bigness and the growing separation of economics from ethics.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a therapy mainly for relief from post traumatic stress disorder. Founded by an American psycholologist, Dr Francine Shapiro in the 1980s. Similar to how the brain naturally processes stressful events when it uses rapid eye movements during sleep, the therapist assists the client to use their eye movements to wipe the memory of the traumatic event from the brain. Visit: http://emdrassociation.uk/

Monday, July 10, 2017

How is money created?

Do you know how our money is created? Most people don’t, but it isn't complicated, says Bruce Nixon! 97% of our money is created by commercial banks when they make loans, i.e. interest bearing debt, not by the Bank of England or the Mint. Only 3% is created in the form of notes and coins. Thus the profits of creating money go to the commercial banks rather than the public purse.

Over the last 40 years commercial banks have increased the money supply at an average of 11.5% a year. And that was obviously too much, too quickly. If the increase in the money supply were say 5% a year, about £60bn a year could go to the government and reduce our taxes by that amount.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

2017 The Year of Authentic Connection

2017 is a number 10 year (all the numbers add up to this). 

Pythagoras was the earliest numerologist and mathematician. He was also the first philosopher (a word which means ‘lover of wisdom’) and his ideas formed the foundation of Western thought. He was born in Ancient Greece and lived 500 years before the birth of Christ. He had a special understanding of this specific number, 10, and stated it was a holy number which connected the earth to heaven. He also stated that this number created the form of a triangle glyph and oaths were sworn upon this design. 
The modern numerals we use today in the west are Arabic numerals which show a pillar and a circle, thereby bringing the male and female polarities together to create a third - middle path - which is considered to provide the greatest health, wellbeing and progress. 

In the tarot, the number 10 is represented by the Wheel of Fortune, so 2017 will be a year of great importance, as, when the wheel spins, it moves energies, so that transformations of all kinds can take place. Whether these are positive or negative transformations is dependent on how we allow our own power to be used by others. We need to discern and differentiate good from bad, right from wrong, kindness from foolishness, necessary expenditure from waste, reality from fantasy. We also need to emphasise healthy relationships that are free from manipulation, that are open and honest, where trust is honoured, where there is peace and contentment, where there is lasting dedication and commitment, and where justice is received. 

The Chinese, who represent a dynamic element within the earth’s growing maturity, consider 2017 to be a Metal Yin (Female) Fire Rooster year which heralds the dawning of righteousness, responsibility, insight and awareness and creates the passion for hard work. This Chinese year begins with the new moon on 28th January, when we are invited to make our resolutions for the coming sun cycle. 

I have coined 2017 'The Year of Authentic Connection', as this concept of authenticity needs to apply to our personal connection to all aspects of our life, to others, to politics, to our health and to the planet. The concept of authentic connection needs to be cultivated in order to achieve the greatest progress on earth at this time. Wendy Stokes wishes you a successful year ahead. 🌄

Saturday, July 1, 2017

An Overview of the Structure in Afar Poetry by David Tatham

The Afar are an ethnic group living mainly in Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia who have contributed some of the world's most imaginative and beautiful poetry. Unfortunately, they are often overshadowed by their Somali neighbours but deserve recognition for their outstanding creativity. The general verse structure in Afar poetry consists of one complete sentence. This sentence then creates an automatic parallelism due to the verse structure and its intonation. This is also further emphasized through other means of verse structure i.e. through a rhythmic formation and isosyllabic rule.