By Gogo Thule Ngane, Wake Up World
Many hours of my day are filled with immense reflections, observation, mental notes and analysis, and just a whole bunch of thoughts! I blame it on my Aquarian imagination and air sign tendencies. So much of what I observe draws me in deeply.
One thing that has always intrigued me is how people express their love and appreciation for God, the divine, or their spiritual deities in the form of constant spiritual practices centered around devotion and appreciation, or bhakti.
Ceremonies, rituals, and all kinds of spiritual events occur around the world where hundreds of candles are beautifully lit, thousands of flower petals nicely adorned on altars, incenses burn strong and sweetly, prayers and empowering words are said, and fruit or carefully prepared foods and dishes are not eaten but offered as a sign of a follower’s gratitude — all an energetic exchange that says, ‘thank you, i love you’. Continue reading Spirituality: The Path is the Practice
Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time
You wont always find encouragement from the people around you, sometimes you have to supply your own. It could feel like you have a good reason to feel sorry for yourself, but you can just as easily choose to feel encouraged.
There is always goodness to be found within yourself, you may have just forgotten it’s there. When you feel your positive purpose, nothing can take that away from you. We are all worthy and relevant, and capable of the very best. Remind yourself that every disappointment is temporary and every frustration can be overcome.
One Love… Cedella
via Gloria Wendroff, thanks to Golden Age of Gaia
You and I, as Oneness, are as close as close can be. One is One. Yet, this Reality may continue to seem far-fetched to you. Alas, you may well feel closer to the presence of loneliness than you feel to the beat of My Heart.
Our Oneness does not mean that I own you, or that you own Me. If I were a guitar, it would mean that in Oneness, you and I are One and the Same Guitar. We’re not talking about two guitars. There is One Guitar, and it plays Itself for all to hear. We don’t have to get down to brass tacks with this metaphor, you understand. Music is Self-Evident. Continue reading Heavenletters: Music! Music! Music!
By Gary Z McGee, Waking Times
“A man who is intimate with his anger and who can express it skillfully is a man in whom forcefulness coexists with vulnerability and compassion, a man worthy of our trust, a man capable of deep intimacy.” ~Robert Augustus Masters
Anger is not the problem. Anger is a vital tool. It’s what you do with your anger that becomes problematic. It’s your response to anger that makes it healthy or not. Anger can be a tool toward leveraging courage into your life or it can be a weapon that violently destroys everything. It can be a fire that makes you stronger or it can be a fire that consumes you. Continue reading The 4 Types of Healthy Anger
By Heather Callaghan, Editor, Natural Blaze
Do These Basic 5 Things to Live Longer…
…according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, published in The American Heart Association’s Circulation in late April.
U.S. women and men who followed these 5 things: healthy food, exercise, healthy weight, moderate alcohol and no smoking – maintained the healthiest lifestyles over a 30-year period and were 82% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65% less likely to die from cancer than their unhealthy counterparts.
The American Heart Association isn’t always about healthy prevention. For instance, a cardiologist called their new cholesterol guidelines a “disgrace” and gift to Big Pharma because they put millions of Americans on the “statins list.” However, for this study, prevention in the form of a healthy lifestyle was key. Continue reading Do These 5 Things to Add More Than a Decade to Your Life
By Dr. Joseph Mercola, Wake Up World
You may have heard of myrrh from Biblical stories, as one of the precious gifts (together with gold and frankincense) offered by the three wise men to the newborn Jesus. This valuable element actually has a long history of use, especially in ancient civilizations. Today, myrrh is most commonly known — and used — as an essential oil. Keep on reading to learn more about its many benefits. Continue reading Myrrh Oil: The Health Benefits of This ‘Holy’ Oil
By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution
I recently got back from spending a few nights in nature, camping, with no cell service – by myself! This experience was actually surprisingly powerful and provided me the time and space to allow insight into my life to come through in order for me to get clear and align with what is working and what isn’t. Not only is there tremendous healing power from nature, but spending time alone, truly alone — without the distraction of Facebook or movies, proved to be a very healing experience for me. Let me explain… Continue reading What Happened To My Spirit When I Spent 2 Nights In Nature…ALONE
By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia
Adyashanti is said to have remarked that he was surprised to learn in his life that, unlike himself, other people believed their thoughts.
A spiritual wag is said to have commented that our lives go along very happily – until we think about them.
I’ve noticed a peculiar phenomenon. When I first wake up, for a microsecond, I feel awful. And I also notice that I often take this feeling, and the thoughts that arise with it, seriously. Continue reading Believing Our Thoughts – Part 1/2
By Dr. Mercola, Waking Times
Medical cannabis has a long history as a natural analgesic,1 and is now legal in 30 U.S. states,2,3 the majority of which allow limited use of medical marijuana under certain medical circumstances. The medicinal qualities of marijuana are primarily due to high amounts (about 10 to 20 percent) of cannabidiol (CBD), medicinal terpenes and flavonoids.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive component of marijuana that makes you feel “stoned,” but it too has valuable medical benefits, so depending on your problem, you may want higher or lower levels of THC. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. Continue reading Can Cannabis Fight Tumors?
By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze
Probiotics are a Bandage on Colony Collapse Disorder But Cause More Problems – while they have been shown to help bees withstand threats like fungal infection and pesticides – is it worth the price bees pay?
Previously, commercial probiotics have helped boost bees’ immune systems to withstand pesticides and fungal infection. But now scientists have harvested bacteria from bees’ own intestines to use instead to fight the fungal nosemosis. While we need urgent solutions for bee decline, we just have to ask….is this worth it? Continue reading Scientists Will Now Kill More Bees to Get Their Bacteria…To Help the Bees