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Archive for January, 2010

Jan
2010
29
A recession special: When you are paralyzed into in-action

A recession special: When you are paralyzed into in-action

How to put the dynamic of hope into action. Case studies: Gandhi, Václav Havel, Goenawan Mohamad and other guide-posts DAVID RICKEY — Hope is a great four-letter word, but it gets lost in the shuffle of our lives if it isn’t bonded with action. Václav Havel, the first President of the Czech Republic, said ‘Hope is not the ...
Jan
2010
29
A female mystic shares her prescription for feeling great

A female mystic shares her prescription for feeling great

Pamela Wilson asks: When you worry, or feel fear, can you say this to the anxious voice in your head? “You are welcome here!” BEING THERE: PAUL KAIHLA — Pamela Wilson has many moving parts — part poet, part Gestalt Therapist and part enchantress, in the sense that she can induct an audience into an ...
Jan
2010
28
Can inconvenience be a motivator?

Can inconvenience be a motivator?

We can use the hurdles that life throws at us to grow and reach our spiritual potential GUEST COLUMN: PHYLLIS KING — As we grow and mature, our intellect and reasoning skills increase. However, with that, often our ego increases. The skill we acquire with our use of words sometimes exceeds our ability to truly ...
Jan
2010
27
Spiritual Surf: Sundance takes down Mormons; Kitty Kelley takes down Oprah; Tu Beshevat (the tree of life) and St. Paul

Spiritual Surf: Sundance takes down Mormons; Kitty Kelley takes down Oprah; Tu Beshevat (the tree of life) and St. Paul

8: The Mormon Proposition, a movie on spiritual politics Utah not only hosts the annual Sundance Film Festival; in the 2010 edition of the film fest, the state’s (unofficial) church has a starring role in the line-up of movies. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is taken down in a documentary about the 2008 initiative that ...
Jan
2010
25
Even the Earth has faults: Haiti’s powerful reminder

Even the Earth has faults: Haiti’s powerful reminder

Like the Earth itself, we are all vulnerable to the energy within us GUEST COLUMN BY HEATHER GREAVES — The Earth in all her pain (toxicity) and glory has faults. Likewise, we human beings with all our broken dreams and victories, have faults. As below our feet. . .so it is above. The year 2010 ...
Jan
2010
23
James Hillman's The Soul's Code meets astrology

James Hillman’s The Soul’s Code meets astrology

An astrologer finds validation in James Hillman’s thesis that your inner evolution is coded from birth. An astrological metaphor: your star sign GUEST COLUMN: ALAN ANNAND — As a working astrologer, I find that the members of my profession are often cast in the role of oddballs, out on the fringe of society’s “healing arts” ...
Jan
2010
23
An unlikely love connection

An unlikely love connection

How to turn MySpace into Our space: A contemporary shaman’s response to hate-mail GUEST COLUMN: DAWN DANCING OTTER — Everywhere I go, in every moment, the ongoing mantra in my mind is a repetition of the four graces of Ho’oponopono — “I am sorry, I love you, please forgive me, thank you.”  What I have come to realize ...
Jan
2010
21
Demystifying mysticism

Demystifying mysticism

From a hero’s journey to a great awakening, 4 similar features spiritual masters like Jesus, Lao-tse and Gandhi share in common GUEST COLUMN: RONDA LARUE — More and more people have been asking me lately, “What do you mean by the word mystic?” There’s a lot of confused thinking out there and some outright misconceptions about ...
Jan
2010
20
Spiritual Surf: the gospel according to Elton John, Tiger Woods goes back to Buddhism, and more

Spiritual Surf: the gospel according to Elton John, Tiger Woods goes back to Buddhism, and more

Mawlid, birthday of Muhammad This Friday Sunni Muslims across the world will celebrate Mawlid, the birthday of the prophet Muhammad.  Though the celebration is centuries old, historically Muslims were divided over the issue of permiting the holiday and how it should be celebrated (maybe it appeared too similar to that religious birthday among...
Jan
2010
20
Winter Rhapsody: a meditation by David Rickey

Winter Rhapsody: a meditation by David Rickey

How to savor lasting impressions of beauty in the present moment DAVID RICKEY — I am sitting by the window listening to a recording of Le Tombeau de Couperin, by Maurice Ravel, performed by Pascal Rogé. Ravel was one of the great French impressionist composers. The music lends itself to drifting in thought, and. . ...