Creating Digital Art

Healing is Art.  Art is Healing.  Creating art is healing and it is ageless. The young, the elders, and everyone in between can participate in the magic of creating... from mud pies to digital art. I urge you to spread your creative wings and soar.

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Everything Is Light

One night while I was sleeping I became conscious that I was floating above my body that was lying in bed still sleeping.  Instantly, I knew that ‘the real me’ was not sleeping.  I was awake and conscious. My mind, my consciousness, my astral body was floating above my sleeping physical body. ...

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Shamanic Journey: Courage

The practice of shamanism and the shamanic journey has brought me hope, courage, and faith innumerable times. Throughout theyear I have rarely recorded my shamanic journeys unless I was participating in a class.  But, I was so personally inspired by my recent "Starfish and the Star" journey that I felt compelled to record it and post it. The journey presented metaphors of the very real life journey of my love for my son who passed away in September of 2009 after a very long, arduous illness. May you be inspired, as well.

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Bubbles: Metaphor for Opportunity?

Bubbles: metaphor for opportunity? What if 'when the bubble bursts', we are left, not with emptiness, but with space teeming with opportunity? What if we are left with a gift, pieces of the bubble, and pieces of the original masterpiece; the blueprint, which we can take and turn into the next big work of genius? What if we are left with the seeds of opportunity?

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Waking Up the Giants

Waking Up the Giants by Nan Moss with David Corbin appeared first in issue 67 of Sacredhoop.com. Earth’s atmosphere is heating up - and right along with it are the tempers and fears of our communities and nations. Amidst all our squabbles, the predicament of global warming and its consequences continues to reveal threatening changes to the world as we know it, our ways of life, and the survival of many.

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The Fourth Way, Your Way, and Transcendence

George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff believed the knowledge of reality was a way to inner freedom, liberation. To him, knowledge of "reality" was knowledge of "being" and that knowledge of being was a flowing stream of knowledge passed on from ancient times, from generation to generation, from race to race, from culture to culture. Gurdjieff knew that an individual ...

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Beelzebub, Gurdjieff, and Me - An Obfuscation Observation

In a previous post, Gurdjieff And Circles I wrote about my abject thrill at Gurdjieff's teachings about the deep, underlying, true meaning of the ancient adage that everything in life is a circle, recorded in the book In Search of the Miraculous by P.D. Ouspensky, a student and long-time friend of Gurdjieff, whom he referred to as G. And in another post, Gurdjieff - Appealing and Appalling, I wrote about my roller coaster, "I" opening, experience of reading G's Meetings with Remarkable Men and (speaking of circles) coming full circle of getting-over-myself-already, to ...

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Celebrating the Solstice - the Time the Sun Stands Still

...In ancient cultures, life moved in cycles, not in linear time. Past and future were unimportant while the cycles of the moon gave life a sense of predictability. Holding this awareness allows us to remember just how closely attuned ancient people were to the natural cycles of the world they inhabited. The moon, ever changing in the night sky, marked times for planting and...

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A Global Shamanic Perspective

What is a global shamanic perspective? What is the current state of the world and how can shamanism relate to it? We are on a wild ride perhaps, with many twists and turns. On the one hand, we see our human created structures: financial, religious, political, health care, business, shaking and at times crumbling at their cores. And we see the apparent big time stirrings of Gaia in many places across the planet – perhaps in response to the increasing energy of the ...

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Gurdjieff - Appealing and Appalling

"Know Thyself" is an ancient teaching for awakening. The teachings of Gurdjieff about self observation as a means of knowing the self have caught my attention and current fascination. Excited about his teachings, I immediately ordered a half-dozen books by or about Gurdjieff, indulging my addiction to books and assuaging my conscience about said indulgence with the excuse that, after all, it is for research and they are Christmas presents to me... from me. I've

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Gurdjieff and Circles

Gurdieff and circles.  Everything in life is a circle.  That's a fact, not a cliché.  This week I read "In Search of the Miraculous", a book  by and about P.D. Ouspensky and his quest for solutions to the problems of Man and the Universe that  ultimately led him into an intense learning association with Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff and his teachings of what came to be known as The Fourth Way.  I would not be so arrogant as to imply that I read with understanding.

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Using the Hui-Yin Point in a Reiki Treatment

Using the Hui-Yin point in a Reiki treatment: The Reiki practitioner contracts the Hui-Yin point (the perineum) and places the tip of the tongue against the palate to create a bridge between the Functional Channel in the front and the Governor Channel in the back, forming a circular channel of Reiki energy to hold Reiki energy within the body and increase the flow through the hands while giving a Reiki treatment using the Reiki II symbols,.

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ESP Every Day

ESP every day. How do you enhance your ESP?  It happens to you.  For some reason, out-of-the-blue, thoughts about a person you know pop into your head.  The phone rings.  Surprise!  The person about whom you were thinking is calling you.  Or, you're in the kitchen humming a song.  You turn on the radio and that same song is playing. Or perhaps you're driving your car, hurtling along toward a blind corner, when suddenly you get a sense of danger and

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What Do Bears, Badgers, Eagles and Tigers Have to Do with Meditation?

I was scouring through my files in preparation for "The Wondering Mind" newsletter about ESP, meditation, and shamanism when I came upon the following notes, hastily sketched after a silent, group meditation on a summer's night in 1991.  I had received the images and understandings that night, prior to any of the events that later unfolded. This information came...

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Argonauts and Augur Nuts

What do argonauts and augur nuts (divining enthusiasts) have in common?  A willingness to explore the unknown, to expand the limits of the known world, and to take risks are qualities of these intrepid explorers. Various implements, elements, fauna, and flora have been used for augury.  Crystals, water, black cats, chicken entrails, flocks of geese, dreams, weather phenomena, and catastrophic...

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Omens, Signs, Portents, and Cigars

Omens, signs, portents, and cigars? Augury, the practice of divination using omens, has fascinated, foretold, and, at times, fooled humankind since antiquity. Ancestral stories shape-shifting through shrouded mists of yore tell of portents, ofsacred or sometimes sinister signs of celestial guidance from the stars and comets, of Raven's "Nevermore." Grandma read the clouds and knew when to plant the sweet peas. Farmers checked wooly caterpillars to foretell ...

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