Join The Chi Center Grand Opening in New Mexico, Sept.30 – Oct. 2

The Chi Center has a new home! Formerly the Vista Clara Ranch Spa Resort in New Mexico, this incredible property is now The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong. This beautiful 79 acre resort is located 20 minutes south of Santa Fe in Galisteo, NM. With breathtaking views of New Mexico’s landscape, the dazzling sunsets over the western mountains, and vast darkness of the enormous night sky, healing emerges as mind and spirit connect.

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Merlian News September Newsletter

Dear Readers: Thank you for all of the positive feedback last month for our new website and the new look for our newsletter! The response has been great and we’re excited to report a surge in readers, potential advertisers, and new writers and websites looking to contribute to our site. Let’s keep the positive trend going! Please continue to contact us with your ideas and feedback. In the meantime, enjoy our newsletter, check out the articles, and don’t forget to take a look at our Website of the Month.

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Excerpt from Matthew Fox’s “A Way to God: Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality”

In 2015, preeminent theologian and bestselling author Matthew Fox was invited by the Thomas Merton Center in Louisville, KY, to give a lecture to honor the centennial year of the legendary Catholic monk and writer’s birth. In preparing for the talk, Fox re-immersed himself in Merton’s work and revisited the correspondence he had with him while he was alive. As Fox read through Merton’s journals, poetry, and religious writings, he realized that his exploration was inspiring far more than just one talk. The result is A Way to God: Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality, a powerful book about Merton’s pioneering work in deep ecumenism and interfaith; about his essential teachings on mixing contemplation and action; and about how the vision of thirteenth century mystic Meister Eckhart profoundly influenced both Merton and Creation Spirituality, which Fox has long espoused and written about.

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I’ll See You In My Dreams

Coming from a long line of women gifted with the “Second Sight,” I’ve known since I was a child that there are many ways for the Universe or individual souls to get in touch with you. One of the easiest ways is through our dreams, and I learned years ago to pay close attention to who shows up when I’m sleeping. This is not exactly secret knowledge — there are books about the various types of dreams, such as precognitive, announcement dreams, vision quests, meeting your power animal, and more. Any ofRobert Moss’s wonderful booksteach the reader about these kind of dreams as well as about lucid dreaming and how to navigate through the different dream worlds.

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Visions of the Future

Several years ago I had a vision of the future that transformed my life and helped me to determine what new career path to pursue. Leading into that moment was the fact that, at the age of 40, after years of working in computers, I was back at school. I was an adult returnee in my “senior” year at college and my three most favorite professors had each approached me about entering into their field of expertise: Asian Studies, the School of Journalism, and Psychology. What a wonderful compliment! — each thought that I would excel in their profession and offered me mentoring, contacts and references for further graduate work. I was both flattered and immobilized with indecision

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The Healing Benefits of Bone Broth

The Healing Benefits of Bone Broth from Dr. Joseph Mercola, at www.mercola.com . People have known for centuries that bone broth is good for you: it helps heal your gut and aids digestion, it inhibits infection and reduces joint pain and inflammation. Dr. Mercola writes, “According to an old South American proverb, ‘good broth will resurrect the dead.’ While that’s undoubtedly an exaggeration, it speaks to the value placed on this wholesome food, going back through the annals of time.”

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New Robert Moss Seminar: Shamanic Approaches to Death, Dying & the Afterlife Begins Oct. 5th

Robert Moss writes: my next online course for The Shift Network, “Shamanic Approaches to Death, Dying and the Afterlife” will go deeper and further than anything I have offered online before. Classes start on October 5 and run for 13 weeks. This course is not for the faint-hearted. Side effects may include transformation, bringing courage, clarity and superabundant energy for LIFE.

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Ayurvedic Dairy Free Diets by Charlotte Jernigan

| by Charlotte Jernigan

“Ayurveda discourages consumption of dairy products for those who are allergic to them and those with aggravated KAPHA DOSHA (body chemistry) and the associated imbalances of phlegm in the stomach or lungs, sinitus, asthma, cold, cough, flu, lymphatic congestion, edema, fibro-cystic breasts, cystic ovaries, etc. For ALL, dairy intake should be avoided or reduced during cloudy, rainy or snowy weather, or after the sun has set, when the following “TAMASIC” qualities are dominant in the environment: cool, damp, dark, still, quiet, slow or stagnant.”

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The Health Benefits of Salt Caves

Salt caves have been associated with healing for hundreds of years, and are a perennial favorite of European and Asian spa devotees… Himalayan pink salt is supposed to be the best and the purest for therapeutic purposes, but any salt minerals should work. Obviously, it can be pretty hard to trek to the Himalayas for the real deal, but not to worry. In the last few years “salt caves” have opened all over the country.

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Sounds Wonderful by Rick Heller

It’s common to meditate while listening to beautiful music, but I’ve found that meditating to ambient sounds—whatever sounds are present at this very moment—is not only a wonderful meditation, it provides a deep insight into where we can find joy in our lives. I lead weekly meditations at the Humanist Community at Harvard, and one of our mainstays is the ambient sound meditation. I first learned it myself when I attended a workshop by the Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. The idea is to pay attention to all the sounds around you with a friendly welcoming spirit. This includes the sounds of trucks and buses going by, sirens, coughing, rustling and other sounds that we typically label as “noise.”

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