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Mind, body, and Spirit

This message discusses the trinity which connects us to the spirit realm.  The human body (body), the conscious part of the body (mind), and the part of us that stays in the spirit realm (spirit) are the three aspects of this existence that work jointly to provide us the experiences we have on earth. All animate and inanimate objects are

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New Beginnnings

This message contain a meditation.  This meditation forces the doer to visualize a desired new experience. Our souls chose to be part of this world with all of its uncertainty and negativity.  We have chosen the role we are now playing.  Many of us after gaining an understanding of this end are continuously spiritually evolving, but despite this awareness hardships

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The Art of Being You

I used to take art lessons as a child and stopped in my early teenage years.  The result of my 2 to 3 years of lessons was a public exhibition of what I created at the most advanced stage of my learning.  I am now in awe of my oil paintings which are hung beautifully in my Cleveland home. I

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The cure you Possess

Have you ever heard that the bodily organs have the ability to regenerate? Every organ in our body is made up of tissue and tissues are made up of cells. Most of us have heard of apoptosis- cell death; and the malfunction of this process promotes cancer, but on the flip side almost every cell in the human body reproduces

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Science of the Soul

The soul is the part of us that transmigrates after our life ends.  It is the part of us that never dies; it is what gives the rest of our body vitality and movement.  The soul determines the fate, consciousness, and presence of the body. When the body loses life, we say than Joe has passed away or passed on,

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Work It Out!

Working out is a hobby I started practicing regularly since my early teens.  Since then I have been asked one question many times, “Why do you work out; you are so thin?” I thought after the 90’s everyone knew that one goes to the gym for more than physical fitness but I guess not.  Physical conditioning was the primary objective

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…For the Wrong Reasons

Part II of Trying Harder than We Should Trying hard is good, it builds character. People who try hard win hard; but we only win hard when we try hard sincerely, earnestly. If we persist in our trying we will achieve success because with every new failure the probability of success increases. Trying to achieve something can expand horizons, holds

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Trying harder than we should…

Everyone tries their best, and that is a good thing. Being the best we can be is noble, healthy, and inspiring. If everyone tried their best there would be a lot less disappointment. If everyone understood that trying their best is good enough, there would be less misery, but they don’t. Instead there are a lot of face rubbing, hair

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Disappointment promotes Courage

  When we are faced with disappointment we usually get discouraged. Recently there was a question posed on disappointment as to which of two extremely unfortunate scenarios would make you more disappointed. The scenarios were something like this: getting a failing grade after studying so hard, having your ATM thieved after saving for one month for that special present for

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Failures lead to Success

There is a famous quote I quoted on my senior page by Paul Coelho that goes “You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit;” many of us call it quits when we lose either because we are afraid of failing again or putting in the effort again.  When I used this quote on my senior

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Not-love

This second Mayan message talks about the duality of this universe vis a vie karma. This universe was created to allow for free will, the expression of which allows us to experience the good and the bad. In our universe where there is up, there is down; where there is cold, there is also hot and where there is light,

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A Nonviolent Approach

  We all learn about the great nonviolent movements of historic figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. How these movements changed history and persevered amidst opposition is eye opening.  The importance of these movements lies within the radical and defining changes they brought about in society.  Through nonviolent tactics both leaders produced prolific and resounding revolutions that

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In the beginning

This first Mayan message serves as an introduction to the Mayan messages and explains how we came to be and how the Universe came to be. Our spirits came into this world with basic knowledge of the experiences we would have; however the construct of free will made the difficulty and complexity of these circumstances unforeseeable. We directed our own

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The Need to Win

Life is a maze. Life is a puzzle. Life is a game; but we generally forget we are just players not competitors. Have you ever played the game Life? It starts with an empty car and if we are lucky we add passengers to our car. Sometimes our car breaks down, sometimes we have to take a detour, and sometimes

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Technology Tirades

We hear about how great technology is; the building block of the next invention.  We hear and see all the advancements there are due to technology, but how come we seldom hear of the drawbacks of technology? Technology has helped tremendously in virtually every field: medicine, communications, automotive, engineering, and the list goes on.  But like with everything, the good

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Live your Life

Most of us don’t know how to live our lives. We get caught up in the nuances of life, in the details of living life, and forget to actually live life.  We trap ourselves in thoughts of acceptance, actions of propriety, and boundaries of conformity that we forget what are true desires are.  We work so hard at trying to

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Inhale

We take our breath for granted. As a matter of fact we take most of our bodily functions for granted, but let’s focus on breath as it is one of the more vital and basic needs for survival. In yogic terms the breath in called ‘prana’ or life force, and the exercise of breathing is called ‘pranayama’ or extension of

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What you see is what you get

People wish, want, and pray real hard for that ideal partner, that promotion at work, monetary success, or a better life, but we usually don’t get it.  Despite how much we think we want something, our actions, thoughts, and energies sometimes say something different.  We dream and wish for a partner with specific traits, but when we find them we

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What to expect when you are not expecting

Life often falls short of our expectations and as a result we are unhappy. When we set our minds on a certain outcome we are setting ourselves up for failure.  Every Saturday I go out for lunch with me best gal pal; the one day of the week I get to feed my craving with a delectable warm fudge brownie

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Paying attention is good: beyond school

We all have our daily routines which sometimes feel monotonous and mundane.  Grooming, eating, exercising, working etc. are examples of activities we do every day, and doing so can make them seem repetitious, and thus dull.  Once we get accustomed to an activity such as grooming our minds switch to auto-pilot: we don’t think we just do.  Doing an activity

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Meditative mantras: the modern modality

When we have a job we are generally allotted vacation time; why? When we go to the gym or do some repetitive strength exercise we do a certain number of sets and rest in-between, why? After running all- nighters we often feel groggy and sleep deprived, why? The answer to these questions involves some scientific explanation, but the bottom line

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The Greatest Love Story

We often wonder, savor, dream, or ruminate on the ideal love life. We get our notions from the media, experiences, and what we observe.  Snuggling under the blanket on a cold day, having moonlit dinners, and walking across the beach under a beautiful sunset with our partner are romantic notions that we have all yearned for or experienced at some

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Letting go

Many of us worry abput losing control. I know that I can be charertarized as a Type A personality control freak, but my recent experiences in yoge, mmeditaion, spirituality, and a technology limited existence have led me to an understanding that loosening up on the reigns is ok.  I thought I needed the answers to every question that could be

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When the World becomes a More Inviting Place

All of us have been annoyed with the proceedings of our lives, at one point or another.  Some more than others, but we all feel like helpless victims at some point.  We are slaves of karma, servants to our children, and robots in a commercialized culture; sometimes we just want to break free and do what we want when we

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Flowing with the Flow

I believe all of us need to practice something we enjoy that will bring us closer to ourselves. Something that gives us joy. Something that gives us peace of mind. As we grow, we tend to forget to do this because of the responsibilities and tensions life hands us. We slowly, but surely lose touch with the child we once

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Affirm yourself

Most of us talk to ourselves; thoughts, reminders, criticisms, and commentaries are just a few ways we converse with ourselves every day. We weigh out the pros and cons with ourselves when we make decisions, we talk ourselves into or out of different predicaments, and we encourage and discourage ourselves daily.  Negativity, as well as positivity, is a consequence of

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Newton’s law of karma: Hinduism’s law of motion

Science has explained that when any object exerts a force, it is met with an equal and opposite force.  The collision of these two forces result in a movement.  The study of this movement is largely carried out by physicists, most notable of whom gave us our 3rd law of motion: for every action there is an opposite and equal

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Unconditional love: Crossing the limit when you love someone

 When we love someone, at what point do we decide that our threshold of tolerance has been exceeded? We all know the concept of unconditional love; we all want to be loved unconditionally, but what does it really mean? Loving someone this way means that there are no expectations, limitations, or conditions to the way you feel. Let’s consider this:

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The difference b/w spirituality & religiousness

The difference between religiousness and spirituality is a question that arises often. I was asked this question in a ‘coincidental’ meeting I had the other day. I was taken by surprise when asked this; usually one gets to reflect and ponder on the differences of such similar constructs. I gave a very succinct answer that I hold to be true.

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A coincidence

What a coincidence!” We proclaim that all the time, but is it just happenstance or is there a reason for it? Starting from childhood we encounter and use the concept of coincidence often. What is coincidence? Is it two events that take place randomly and in unison, but seem unlikely to have a propensity to collide in time. But what

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Quantum Physics

I was poor student of science so when I first was introduced to the concept of Quantum Physics I held my breath and refused to swallow. However, several weeks ago I read up on the theory and was able to wrap my head around it within minutes. So this is what I have deduced it to: 1) It is a

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Mental abuse

Many people are subject to abuse on a daily basis, and many of us are subject to it from an early age. Although the effects of abuse never become less injurious, we do get accustomed to being abused. In childhood when we get poked fun of by other children the scars can reach deep. Belittling comments that are commonplace such

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Happiness- a learned phenomenon?

The age old question. What is happiness? Is it a feeling, an object, attaining a certain status? Can it be measured? Can it be learned? Isn’t happiness relative to the human being? What I derive happiness from is different from what you may derive it from. Hence it seems from this statement that happiness can be measured. If happiness can

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When prejudice become practice

If you are like most people you will deny that you are prejudice. What is prejudice? It’s an intolerance, a bias, or even a disliking that we have. It is natural to have prejudices, but becomes problematic when we become offensive or discriminatory based on them. People learn prejudicial behavior, and if we repeatedly reject or condemn something due to

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Second chances are given in small packages

Would you give someone a second chance? Most people would like to think they do; but actually our society is very close minded and tunnel visioned. Would you befriend a murderer, or engage with someone who committed a crime? Most people live in denial as far as our true identities are concerned. We won’t readily admit to personality inadequacies and

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The origin of a name

Why is your name Heather, Amanda, Lisa, etc.? Why is my name Alma? Our parents named us when we were born; we might be named after someone or the name might have been decided at the spur of the moment. I believe everyone comes into this world with a name already assigned to them. My beliefs do not oppose free

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