Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time
It is important to remember that you are one of a kind. While it is easy to get in the bad habit of comparing yourself to others, it is much easier to embrace your differences and focus on you.
Yes, it is important to learn from others but take those lessons and apply them to your own life. Celebrate your authentic self and live life to the fullest.
By Gregg Prescott, M.S., BodyMindSoulSpirit.com
As a society, we have lost that connection to nature and how it interacts with every form of life. We have bought into ego, materialism, and greed at the expense of depleting our resources and subsequently killing that which keeps us alive.
The following video contains quotes from Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Oren Lyons, and Russell Means. These Native American words of wisdom show our link to all life and the future of our planet. Continue reading We Are One – A Native American Perspective
By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel
I wrote the following for the 257th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.
Income from the guide helps me get by and ensures I can continue to offer free content, and every subscription is appreciated. The option to subscribe is given at the bottom of this post (learn about subscribing with cash/check here).
Do you know who you are or the incredible power you possess? Are you aware of the magnificence of the place you came from or the evolutionary process that will eventually return you there?
For the most part, I’m not. I like to write about it and encourage others to be open to it, but I have yet to glimpse it in a real or meaningful way. Nor should I yet, because the point of being here is to gradually rediscover the truth of who we are and how we can help this world before returning to that heavenly place we dropped down from to be of service.
Continue reading The Spiritual Warrior’s Responsibility
via Collective Evolution
Dr. Hester O Connor, clinical psychologist, shares her experience as a Mindfulness teacher and a Heartfulness practitioner.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.’’
– Helen Keller
On the 30th of April 2016 I will celebrate twenty-one years of Heartfulness meditation. I trained as a Mindfulness teacher in the beautiful valley of Triginos in Wales in 2008. For me the Mindfulness practice of being present moment by moment softens me and takes me to my heart. Heartfulness satisfies the longing of my heart. I would like to share with you the love story of my route to Heartfulness. For it is a love story. Every day I get up to re-orient my inner compass to a heart-centered goal that started out long ago when I was a small child in a village near Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland. Continue reading Heartfulness & Mindfulness: A Personal Reflection
When I think about women and Buddhism, the first thing that always comes to mind is the story of Tara’s vow. This story expresses our situation so very clearly and applies equally well to both ancient and modern times. It is a story that originated when Mahayana was integrating with tantra, ultimately forming what became Vajrayana in India. It is emblematic of a wave of stories that followed about powerful women who valued themselves as women within Buddhism.
Many of the stories from that era in India (around 700–800 CE) tell us what was happening both sociologically in the culture, and developmentally in Vajrayana. During this period, for the first time, Buddhism had women teaching men. It was also the dawn of female Buddhas and the feminine wisdom principle, which began with Prajnaparamita, the ‘Mother of All the Buddhas,’ in the Mahayana period. Continue reading The Rise of Women in Buddhism
By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia
If I were to hold to any “ism,” I’d want to revive centrism in politics.
I think it got a bad press many decades ago and being mild in temperament yielded place. But I think we need to welcome it back to the table.
It’s possible that I’m alive to this issue because, in Canada, we have a well-developed centrist political tradition. Continue reading In Praise of Centrism: The Politics of the Heart
By Peter van Els
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. held his world-famous speech; “I Have a Dream”. A dream we all dream and dreamed of. I was almost 7 years old and still remember.
His speech was full of fire and passion, right out of his honest heart. A speech, and also in that time the greatest demonstration ever in America, was for freedom and emancipation. Equal rights, for all, regardless of color, race or religion, regardless of man or woman. It was the time to make the promises of democracy real. It was the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Continue reading Dreaming the Same Dream
via A Nice Time
“The Point is the fulfillment of Revelation. I no say is my work to go out in a Babylon to really do what I do, but I find myself doing it, and I cannot stop it because a greater power than the power of I know of myself, make I do it.” – Bob Marley
via Jennifer Farley, The Creator Writings
There you are, waiting for something big to show up here, there…. anywhere! You have this feeling of anticipation fluttering in your gut, you know something amazing is going to happen so you keep looking around you. I have a surprise for you (smiling)! It’s happening right now, right where you are sitting/standing, right inside you! Are you ready for it? Well then, get moving and spread it to the world! ~ Creator
Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time
Stop right this moment and think of something that will make you smile. JAH has given you so many reasons to feel gratitude.
So let go of life’s challenges and focus on all that is positive. Your happiness will be contagious with those around you and help create a more positive world for all!