My attention was turned to the concept of compassion. Webster’s dictionary defines compassion as, "Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it; pity."
Hmmm... that didn't "feel" quite right to me. So I sat with it for a moment...
OK, compassion is an emotion: a feeling in motion, therefore it is a tool
for moving forward. But as all tools, it can be used in a positive or negative manner. Yes, fire can cook soup for your loved ones or burn your enemy's house down.
It really bothered me that Webster uses the term pity when defining compassion, because Webster defines pity as, "a feeling of sorrow that inclines one to help or to show mercy." Well, yes, mercy is often a motive for rescuing another from pain. And we have been taught that mercy is good. Yet, from a higher perspective, pity and... Read More
Much has been written about the health benefits of a vegetarian diet from which dead and devitalized substances have been eliminated. Ecological principles are also cited as a prime consideration for restructuring our diets to better serve the fragile ecosystems of the Earth and our own bodies.
But what about the spiritual impact of eating a diet in accordance with the laws of the Universe?
Gabriel Cousens, M.D. goes into great detail in his book, Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet
, describing the system through which he believes cosmic energy feeds and nourishes our physical bodies. This system begins with the potential energy that fills the cosmos prior to the materialization of an object. The first "stepping down" of this virtual energy is into something called a tachyon
field space, which can be thought of as the... Read More
The Cool Dog Duke brand is committed to supporting animal rights and promoting the well-being of all who share our planet... in the wild, in the shelters, all over the world. Characterized by "talking dogs," a percentage of all Cool Dog Duke sales support organizations that "give animals a voice."Visit http://www.cooldogduke.com and the Lab Gang will tell you all about their cool-dog mission. As Dukey says, "when you make a purchase at Cool Dog Duke you be doin' a good ting. We share a little bit of the cash to help our brothers and sisters... even the cats mon, even the cats! So relax, have fun, shop off leash. You're in good paws. We all be sharin' the love."... Read More
Well, maybe you are. But maybe you are just gathering up energy for your big push forward to the ultimate expression of your beautiful self! If you use the metaphor of a butterfly cocooning, and seemingly "doing nothing" from the outside, we know there is tremendous inner work going on prior to the outward, visible, new and amazing creature. So, what if instead of feeling like you are being trapped in a life full of excuses, blocks and frustration, you feel excited that you’re actually in the process of gathering up the drive and commitment to create a life that you can really love...
Quite a shift!
Each of us is born with tremendous potential, but it becomes buried beneath self-defeating beliefs and behaviors rooted in childhood and/or trauma from past lives, and as we keep perpetuating the doubt and... Read More
"I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides.
I honor the place in you of love, of truth, of peace, and of light.
And when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are one."
I am one of those people that finds meaning in every single person and thing that comes across my radar each day. I believe that synchronistic events are the universe’s playful way of giving me a message, a sign, or a point in the right direction.
I place the value of “message for the purposes of learning and growth” on the signs, songs, and conversations I experience. I believe there are no coincidences in life, and I do try to be truly conscious of every single moment of every single day. I believe there is a greater purpose and meaning to all
The intricate patterns of the natural... Read More
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India. He led India's movement for independence from British rule and is one of the most respected spiritual and political leaders of the 20th century. In 1948 he was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic who opposed his tolerance for all creeds and religions. Gandhi is honored by his people as the father of the Indian nation and is called 'Mahatma', which means Great Soul.
According to Gandhi, "a man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes."
The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, not too long before his assassination. This list grew from Gandhi's search for the roots of violence. He called this list acts of passive violence. It was his belief... Read More
In my workshop series, "Bathing in Blessings," I teach students how to make wonderful elixirs that combine energies from minerals, herbs, and essential oils that you can use to improve the quality of your life. The first one, Forgiveness
, is one of my favorites. The energies of the minerals and plants help you to raise your own vibration and allow this "quality" to manifest as a primary signature in your life. Forgiveness is the basis of all unity in that all is allowed; yet all is healed. In using the vibration of forgiveness, nothing sticks, and therefore all karma is released. As forgiveness is made a part of the aura, all interactions become blessings. So in the spirit of the season, I will share my technique with you!
Traditional gem elixirs are made by placing cleaned... Read More
Watch these adorable dogs decorate cookies and get ready to celebrate the holidays in style. They're not only spreading good cheer, they have an important message to share— Make a holiday wish come true for a homeless dog or cat... ADOPT!
Even if you can't adopt a pet you CAN do something! The Cool Dog Duke brand is committed to supporting animal rights and promoting the well-being of all who share our planet... in the wild, in the shelters, all over the world. Characterized by "talking dogs," a percentage of all Cool Dog Duke sales
support organizations that "give animals a voice."
You'll find a nice selection of Cool Dog Duke fun gear right here on Addoway
, so you can support your favorite venue and animals in need.
You be doin' a good thing!
Oshun Spirit is a holistic lifestyle company that focuses on conscious solutions for personal transformation. We offer the resources you need to achieve self-growth, live a healthy lifestyle and to positively transform our world. Our "Earth Friendly Goods" empowers you – and all people – as you shop Fair Trade, earth friendly, and upcycled gifts.
You shop for a cause when you make selections from Cool Dog Duke fun gear, too. A percentage of all sales are donated to organizations that give animals a voice.
The first good thing: This Leopard Pashmina Scarf! Value $30. (You can see it at www.oshunspirit.com.) I'll do a random drawing from the first 20 SHARES of the facebook post about the drawing on our fan page. That's a one-in-twenty chance of winning, it could easily be YOU!
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