Category Archives: Spiritual Evolution

Just Breathe

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Do you want to know yourself? Sit and breathe. Do you want to know the divine? Sit and breathe.

In an overcomplicated world, this simple advice can change everything. No need to push yourself toward some amazing, grandiose personal change. No need to become unhappy trying to live up to some guru’s expectations. No need to abandon who you are in hopes of becoming something more.

Just breathe deeply and let spirit take care of the rest. Continue reading Just Breathe

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Wake Me Up Before Ego: Masterfully Managing Our Most Stubborn Mind Tool

By Tamara Rant, Conscious Life News

Most of us have heard of the ego and Sigmund Freud’s work around it which tells us that it’s development is a necessary part of who we are.  Without it there is no “I” for us to identify with. Freud goes onto claim that without the ego, our minds would have no conscious way to comprehend where “we” end and the rest of the world “begins”.

I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Freud’s (more so around his less-popular theories on sexuality) and completely agree that without our egos, we would all be leaning toward completely unmotivated. The ego, if used properly as the tool is it meant to be, can show us areas within ourselves that still need healing. Continue reading Wake Me Up Before Ego: Masterfully Managing Our Most Stubborn Mind Tool

21 Keys to Uplift from the Ordinary Consciousness

By Frank M. Wanderer, The Mind Unleashed

The ordinary Consciousness is rooted in, and feeds on, past times. The present moment is less important for it, it is only a gateway leading to a future we long for.

Future is nothing but an improved and beautified version of the past, a future in which we will be successful in  all of the things in which we have failed in the past. For ordinary consciousness, only past and future exist, it lives in those and feeds on those. Continue reading 21 Keys to Uplift from the Ordinary Consciousness

Ganja Yoga: Greatest Thing Since 420 Behind the Bleachers, Or Not?

By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed

Maybe you aren’t a California teenager from the 1970s that was doing hashish behind the bleachers in high-school, but you’d like to revisit the pleasant feeling that marijuana gave you – only like an adult.

Maybe you’re even going to dive in for the first time? There’s a new (well, rediscovered) way to get your ganja-high, and it doesn’t require you to take an intercontinental flight to Amsterdam or even a short puddle-jump to Colorado. It’s the reefer-infused yoga class.

It isn’t anything trendy or happening, and you don’t need a $100 pair of yoga pants from Lemony Lulu or some such company to practice. All you do is smoke (or vaporize) some pot before a yoga class. Dee Dussalt has even written about it extensively the book, Ganja Yoga: A Practical Guide to Conscious Relaxation, Soothing Pain, and Enlightened Self Discovery. Continue reading Ganja Yoga: Greatest Thing Since 420 Behind the Bleachers, Or Not?

Why Global Healing Is About To Accelerate

By Ulonda Faye, The Mind Unleashed

How often have we truly wanted to forgive a situation, a person, or even ourselves only to keep reliving whatever occurred in the depths of our soul?  How does healing truly happen, and how can we let it unfold in a natural process that involves love for self and others? One traditional method from Hawaii is called Ho’oponopono.

On November 14, 2016, I expressed my deep feelings about Ho’oponopono through an article I wrote for The Mind Unleashed titled, Ho’oponopono: Healing for Ourselves & Our World.  During the Presidential election in the United States, I felt there was a deep need for healing, all around. Continue reading Why Global Healing Is About To Accelerate

Backstage in My Mind

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Backstage. Credit: Hippy Garden

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

Archangel Gabriel’s discussion of co-operation as a stepping stone from no-love to love was very, very helpful to me. But not in the obvious way.

Let me take you backstage in my mind.

The price I pay for being locked away in a “home office,” so to speak, is the rusting of social skills, which looking at co-operation mirrored back to me. Continue reading Backstage in My Mind

5 Reasons You Should Wear & Use Crystals

via Vicki Howie, Conscious Life News

If you’re a fan of Ralph Smart of Infinite Waters Diving Deep, you should know that Ralph is a big fan of crystals. He wasn’t always, though. One day he walked into a mystical bookshop in Venice Beach, California and there was a huge, beautiful, powerful crystal. In that moment, everything shifted.

Since then, Ralph has been a convert. Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Wear & Use Crystals

Cannabinoids May Treat Skin Disease, Researchers Say

By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze

You’d have to be a sufferer of immune-related psoriasis or eczema to know the extent of suffering it causes. The fear of unsightly disease being seen – the questioning from onlookers, the scaling and the ensuing repulsion, the money spent on creams, the special clothing to cover up. And perhaps missing events like weddings and swimming outings too… Special diets are cumbersome and are not a guarantee of healing – that’s why it brings me absolute joy to bring you the following news.

According to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, cannabinoids contain anti-inflammatory properties that could make them useful to medically treat a wide-range of skin diseases. Continue reading Cannabinoids May Treat Skin Disease, Researchers Say

The Breathing Wave: Yoga as Energy Medicine

By Parvati Devi, Wake Up World

Deepening your awareness of your breath is a vital key to unlock the alchemical power of Hatha Yoga. The breath is like a bridge to your inner and outer worlds. When you focus on its flow, your breath will gently, yet powerfully, dissolve any notions of being separate. Awareness of the breath will bring you to rest in a field of profound unity with all that is.

When the body is relaxed and healthy, its various rhythms (cardiovascular, craniosacral, respiratory, etc.) flow in a synchronous dance within the whole. Inherently linked to these body patterns, the breath rises and falls in response to a pulse of energy that moves through your spine. Continue reading The Breathing Wave: Yoga as Energy Medicine

The Racist Roots of Marijuana Prohibition

By David McDonald, Natural Blaze

The history of marijuana (or cannabis/THC) stems back over 10,000 years and is widely recognized as one of the most useful plants on the planet. Yet it was made illegal in the United States in the early 20th century due to political and economic factors.

History of The Drug

Let’s get one thing clear: marijuana was not made illegal because it caused “insanity, criminality, and death” as was claimed by Harry J. Anslinger. It was made illegal in an attempt to control Mexican immigration into the United States and to help boost the profits of large pharmaceutical companies. Continue reading The Racist Roots of Marijuana Prohibition