“Guru Dakshina” is a term which means a payment of some kind, a donation given to the one who imparts spiritual knowledge, that is, a guru—literally, “the dispeller (Ru) of the darkness of ignorance (Gu).” Only light, of course, can obliterate the dark and where the light is, there is no dark. The two do not and cannot co-exist.... Read more.
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Inspiration for Life
The Magic of Finding Our Perfect Mirror - Ramtha
How do we fall in love? Falling in love is first to have worked upon ourselves, honed in ourselves. We cannot fall in love if we are begging illness, if we are begging death, if we are begging sickness, if we are begging poverty, if we are begging victimization. We don’t fall in love; we only get relief, but that is not love. We have to work on ourself and we have to love what we are, like we would love us as children..... more
What do Sir Richard Branson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Paul Mitchell founder John Paul DeJoria; bestselling author/speakers Jack Canfield, Gregg Braden, Barbara Marx Hubbard; three-time Nobel nominated Dr. Scilla Elworthy; philanthropist James Caan; former financial fund manager Alison Poithier; drug-addict-turned-addiction-counselor/life coach Brian Moran; 12-year-old natural food advocate Birke Baehrand and myself have in common? Each one of us faced a "Choice Point" in our lives—a seemingly negative life event or crises that proved to be an opportunity for change. Faced with this challenge, we each opted for something better...a choice that led us down the path toward serving the greater good on a large scale—and dramatically increased our satisfaction with our own lives..... more
What does it mean to be a teacher, a guide, to have the spiritual responsibility of taking souls Home? For many years I knew what it meant to be a disciple, to have my heart opened by love, to sit at the feet of my teacher being absorbed into emptiness, to see the light of another world in her eyes. From the first moment I met the white-haired Russian lady who was to be my teacher, I felt in her the inner authority that belongs to a Sufi teacher, and in the coming years, full of fear and longing I sat, week after week, in her small room, wanting nothing except the Truth I knew she knew...... more
Many people have trouble with the word love. Love, as most of us have known it, can be sentimental, potentially messy, and most definitely out of control.
And yet, love is what we crave. There is often a love/hate relationship with the idea of love, most likely stemming from our experiences as children where we loved helplessly..... more
Picture Jack Canfield, the charismatic co-author of the Chicken Soup For the Soul book series and "America's #1 Success Coach," vroom-vrooming through the cosmos on a solid gold Harley... accompanied by a Gang of spiritual soul mates. Then... picture yourself joining the Gang. It's hard not to smile, or at least raise an eyebrow. But it's more than just a whimsical image. It's the inspiration for Canfield's new book, a mostly factual, adventure-filled account of his personal spiritual journey and his subsequent awakening to his life's purpose..... more
I have some lovely plants to share with you. You probably won't find most of these beauties growing wild where you live, but they are generally easy to grow. Beware! The flowers we choose for our gardens are often poisonous! Some of these garden plants are medicinal and a few are edible, but they are in my garden primarily for their sweet scents and their glorious colors..... more
The Medicine Wheel of Plant Uses begins in the East, place of the rising sun, place of dawning and beginnings, place of birth. The element of the East is air: it is the first breath, inspiration, laughter, singing, flight. The plants of the East taste sweet and bland. They are rich in sugars and starches, the two forms of carbohydrate. The archetypal plants of the east are the cereal grasses. They were the first plants to be cultivated, and they continue to be the mainstay food of all the world's peoples..... more
There are good reasons to use antibiotic drugs. That said, most physicians and healthcare professionals agree that they are often overused. The overuse of antibiotics has created “superbugs” that are immune to the most common antibiotics. But on a more personal level, antibiotics can wreak havoc on your own immune system and gastrointestinal tract..... more
Many people sense a planetary shift is going on. There is global economic instability, climate change, increased solar activity, unusual magnetic field changes and more frequent occurrences of both extreme weather and geological events. On December 21, 2012, there will be the great alignment of Earth with the center of the Milky Way, which happens just once every 25,000 years. The date also marks the end of the Mayan calendar. Some fear the end of the world as we know it, while others perceive a shift into higher consciousness is unfolding — that a more heart-based world is being born while Old World structures are falling apart...... more
In two independent experiments that defy the notions of Einstein, researchers have been able to stop, then restart a beam of light. Ordinarily, light travels at the speed of 186,282 miles per second, but the research team of Lene Hau, a professor of physics at Harvard, who in 1999 was able to slow light down to 38 miles per hour, has been able to trap light in a cloud of sodium atoms super-cooled to near 'absolute zero'..... more
Our scientific knowledge and technological achievement has yet to catch up to the limitless dreams of our imaginations. But perhaps just because we have yet to achieve time travel in our universe, in our particular point along the cosmic arrow of time, doesn't mean it isn't achievable...and maybe the key is the universe itself..... more
It turns out that you don't want to be a former city dweller in rural parts of southernmost Australia, a stalk of wheat in China or Iraq, a soybean in Argentina, an almond or grape in northern California, a cow in Texas, or almost anything in parts of east Africa right now. Let me explain. .... more
Before the Appleton Wisconsin high school replaced their cafeteria's processed foods with wholesome, nutritious food, the school was described as out-of-control. There were weapons violations, student disruptions, and a cop on duty full-time. After the change in school meals, the students were calm, focused, and orderly. There were no more weapons violations, and no suicides, expulsions, dropouts, or drug violations. The new diet and improved behavior has lasted for seven years, and now other schools are changing their meal programs with similar results...... more
Texas may be best known for “Big Oil.” But the oil that could some day make a dent in the country's use of fossil fuels is small. Microscopic, in fact: algae. Literally and figuratively, this is green fuel. Plant physiologist Glen Kertz believes algae can some day be competitive as a source for biofuel..... more
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