This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:
“I was blessed to grow up with the master of ancient wisdom my grandfather, an Anishanabe Elder. His simple wisdom and insight were a huge part of my early training and he never tired of my constant questions… I learned of the sacred teachings of the Medwiwins in the Anishanabe tribe. The closest name or word for Medwiwin in today’s language would be Shaman. So my beloved Grandfather taught me the ancient ways of the medicine wheel which are the basis of all our teachings.”
“My musical journey began when I was young. Drums were a regular part of our lives. In the summer were the war dances, now called powwows. As kids, we would imitate the drummers on my mother’s galvanized washtub. The very first time I heard the flute, I was a young boy living on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation located in Southeastern Montana. Grover Wolfvoice was the flute man playing this wonderful music. The music was beautiful to my ears, yet it scared me. There was much poverty and depression at that time. The sound of the flute touched my heart, where there was much pain and uncertainty. Through all of the hardships of reservation life, the beauty and wonder of our homeland beckoned to me.” -Joseph FireCrow
Environmental Awareness Chile Earthquake May Have Shortened Earth’s Days, According to NASA
“The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth’s rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday… The quake, the seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history, hit Chile Saturday and should have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 milliseconds…
Yoga Euro-Hinduism in America: From Vivekananda to Deepak Chopra by Stuart Sovatsky: Part One “As a nondual (advaita) vision of existence, Sanatana Dharma speaks to the awe, opportunity, quantum uncertainty, and situational ethics of every conceivable aspect of life. From its consciousness-matter integrated field cosmology and prescribed ethics governing conflict as depicted in the Bhagavad-gita and in Gandhian activism, to the plethora of Yogic pathways activating demonstrably the deepest of psychophysical potentials, this living tradition has accumulated some 9000 years of (largely yet-untranslated) research.”
“Those who gather the courage to surrender their ego-mind will heal into consciousness and be the torchbearers for this new cycle of human evolution. The new beginning will give birth to a new man and a new woman who will follow their own intelligence and inner knowing, and will be true to their own heart. “
This book is designed to inspire “ordinary people” to take an active role in bringing more peace, more healing, and more holism to their daily life experiences. The Seven Symphonies of Extraordinary Love details the seven roles in which we relate to others with this type of love. These roles include parent-child, friend-sibling, student-teacher, lover- beloved, man-community, husband-wife, and self-higher self. The text includes quotes by some of the most famous philosophers and thinkers including Aristotle, Rumi and Lao Tzu.
Conscious Eating Avocado and Broccoli Salad by Abby’s Recipe Kitchen of Easy and Simple Recipes Quick and easy Avocado and Broccoli Salad recipe from Abby’s Kitchen. Did you know that avocados can help consumers meet the dietary guidelines of the American Heart Association, which are to eat a diet that is low to moderate in fat? The fats should be primarily unsaturated and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. The avocado is virtually the only fruit that has monounsaturated fat.
D.V.D’s Food, Inc.: A Documentary That Will Change Your Perspectives On Food Forever ” We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli–the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.”
Britain Alternatives – St. James’s Church: Piccadilly, London Alternativeshosts Monday talks at St James’s Church, Piccadilly and weekend workshops in spirituality, creativity, wellbeing and self development. All their events are offered in the spirit of love, joy and service. They are dedicated to the exploration of diverse ways of living and being. They honour all spiritual traditions and welcome people of all cultures. Speakers include Joe Dispenza, Debbie Ford, Bruce Lipton, Byron Katie and many more cutting edge minds!
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Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. He has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
In 1982, Dr. Lipton began examining the principles of quantum physics and how they might be integrated into his understanding of the cell’s information processing systems. His discoveries, which ran counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics.
Dr. Lipton has taken his award-winning medical school lectures to the public and is currently a sought after keynote speaker and workshop presenter. He lectures to conventional and complementary medical professionals and lay audiences about leading-edge science and how it dovetails with mind-body medicine and spiritual principles. He is regarded as one of the leading voices of the new biology. Dr Lipton’s work summarizing his findings, entitled The Biology of Belief , (Hay House Publishing, 202 pages, $25, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4019-2311-2). His new book, Spontaneous Evolution, Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here, (Hay House Publishing) is available now.
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