Wealth & Abundance
Submitted by Johnny on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 15:32.
What I believe isn’t important.
The fact that I can put order to my thoughts, sort them into opinions and fan them into beliefs is hardly impressive. In fact, such thinking is unavoidable. It’s what our highly evolved human brains do. They compare and contrast and judge in an endless attempt to make sense of the world around us. Believing is as automatic as walking or talking or sneezing, and about as noteworthy.
There was a time when I considered my beliefs to be something more than just an assemblage of thoughts. I mistook them for something much more important. I thought they were me.
At various times in my life I believed I was a Catholic, a Unitarian, an agnostic and a secular humanist. I was a liberal, a feminist, an environmentalist and a pacifist. I took on new identities in search of a higher self and, down deep, I think, to distance myself from certain vulgarities that characterize the human condition - qualities like greed and aggression.
Submitted by gayatri on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 01:01.
Sharing is a vital aspect of community building. By uniting isolated neighbors into caring networks, sharing has the capacity to create communities of people who understand that their greatest source of abundance is in their shared, human assets. Parents who struggle alone to provide for their families, for example, can collaborate with neighbors for reliable, quality childcare, teen mentoring with local seniors, meal and ride sharing. Key to community building, however, is good governance and decision-making processes. Being a long-committed community-builder, I am excited to describe a highly effective governance system that enables communities to be thriving contexts of caring, collaborative relationships.
Submitted by gayatri on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 00:49.
Living Well Community & Care Home
From the outside, Living Well Care Home looks like a regular older home in the neighborhood. Even walking in, you’d never know it is a holistic, 15-room, Level III, residential care and assisted living facility for elders.
Located in Bristol, Vermont since 2004, Living Well emphasizes organic nutrition, whole life care and sustainability. They are the first nonprofit health care facility in the country to use Dynamic Governance (DG), a style of management based on co-creative input from all levels of the organization – including residents.
In just four years, they started receiving national and international recognition.
Submitted by Violet Smith on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 02:00.
Tell us about real experiences you’ve had with this LOA you say. I have many but I’ll tell you one. When I found my self job-hunting a few years ago, I knew I had the summer to create one. And getting it was against all odds.
I would go into a daydream repeatedly that was spontaneous. You see I didn’t have a clue as to what I wanted, but the daydream revealed it to me. I didn’t go into daydream with a plan to focus on the library. Rather, I let myself go to a place that I loved and did what seemed natural and pleasurable to do.
Soon I found myself mentally roaming the stacks of my local library. From then on it was easy to fantasize. I lived that scene repeatedly all summer. I knew I couldn’t have worked at that library until I was working at the library. That’s what I did for 3 months – play at being a librarian in my mind.
Submitted by Guest on Thu, 04/02/2009 - 20:10.
An example of Joey Korn’s Prayer Blessing:
To bring your Bed Pattern and Human Energy Pattern into balance, stand at the foot of your bed and say this prayer.
“If it be Thy Will, may the Powers of Nature converge to increase and enhance the beneficial energies and balance any detrimental energies within my being and in my living environment, especially here around my bed, to bring healing and balance to my (our) complete being(s), physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Work especially with the Bed Pattern and the Human Energy Pattern, for now and into the future, for as long as is appropriate. Amen.”
For further information, see the story "Dowsing: A Path to Enlightenment" on this site here.
Submitted by Guest on Thu, 04/02/2009 - 19:30.
Dowsing: A Path to Enlightenment — by Joey Korn
When most people think of dowsing, they think of an old-timer using a forked tree branch to find a place to drill for underground water. That's what I used to think too. Now I see dowsing as a powerful tool for self-exploration, for understanding the natural forces of the Universe, and for working knowingly with the Divine and with Nature in our lives.
I learned to dowse in 1986 from a kindly old gentleman who helped me find our septic tank with a pair of cut up coat hangers. He had fashioned them into L-shaped wires (that's why they're called L-rods) and he walked with the long parts pointing ahead of him, using the short parts as handles.
Dowsing for Objects
Submitted by Guest on Thu, 04/02/2009 - 18:16.
The Wake Up Call — by Michael Levy
Every so often an event occurs in a persons life that makes them wake up to the notion that what they believe in all their life may be false. To illustrate that point I can relate to an incident that happened a few years ago which helped a woman understand there is more to life and death than meets the eye.
One sunny day in spring, about ten years ago, an old friend from my hometown in the UK called me on the phone. I will call him John and his wife Jane to protect their real names. John told me his mother-in law was dying and she lived about 15 miles from my home. He and Jane were staying with her until she passed away and would continue to own the condo as a vacation retreat.
Submitted by Violet Smith on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 19:24.
For years I seemed to have been impeded in my use of the Law of Attraction (LOA), by my strong doubt of it. I must have read 500 books on this subject (if you count the re-readings). I also attended workshops, watched videos, and listened to tapes and CD’s. I spent much time talking this over with friends. I also attempted repeatedly to enter a conscious dream so I could bring about change in my life.
Did it work? Yes and no. I often despaired of getting results which often came to me in disguise. Then occasionally I would hit a home run. The solid life-changers appeared after I had made sufficient internal adjustments to receive them. However, doubt often prevailed. I didn’t know what I was allowed to manifest, often afraid of offending God. Surely there was more to this than met my eyes.
Doubt Fueled My Growth
Submitted by Trey on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 15:11.
In November of 2004, I suffered a grand mal seizure and was diagnosed with epilepsy. My life changed dramatically, and I began searching for answers. I read book after book with a hunger to find out more about the universe around me as well as the one inside my head.
I later realized that this was the beginning of my path toward self realization. All of my research on subjects ranging from physics to psychology, from cosmology to biology, from science to religion, lead me to the essence of my search: The answer to the question, "Who am I?"
During this period of time many people have come into my life offering me guidance of all kinds. This has always been the case, but I learned to welcome it because I knew there was a message meant for me in everything I experienced.
To paraphrase Eckhart Tolle, "Treat everyone you encounter as a noble messenger." I have done my best to heed his suggestions, as well as those of other spiritual teachers, in the search for my Self.
Submitted by Dorothy Maclean on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 16:41.
What would happen if we let go of everything and committed totally to living according to inner guidance? How do we prepare for such a thing?....
Dorothy Maclean and Peter Caddy studied with a spiritual teacher who for years assisted in connecting with the Divine. Then one day, the teacher challenged them to expand their connection by letting go of their jobs and “find out what Spirit wants” them to do.
This is a story about Dorothy Maclean who, along with Peter and Eileen Caddy, traveled around the United Kingdom during the 1950s, meditated daily asking for guidance, and followed subtle promptings. From this practice, Eileen began to hear clearly ‘that still, small voice’ within, and later Dorothy could communicate clearly with Nature realms.
Submitted by gayatri on Sun, 05/04/2008 - 14:04.
Last year when I promised that this site would be up by the end of August at the latest, I really believed it. Soon after that announcement, however, the third web designer I hired apparently went on vacation. I hired additional help. Problem was, he didn’t know the software platform being used at the time.…