Becoming a Pure Channel for Spiritual Growth

People ask me all the time how they can grow more spiritually. I have learned over the years that becoming a pure channel for spiritual growth comes down to a few simple steps — and then a lot of practice! You need to be organized and have some sort of daily routine that suits you. Structure is extremely important, especially when you first start on the path, because it gives you a firm foundation to build on.

The first step is using meditation to begin to look within yourself. Meditation is one of the fastest ways for us to begin the process of evolving spiritually. It’s also the best way to begin to remember that we are spiritual beings in a physical body. It is by quieting the conscious mind that we can tap into the wise teacher within. There are many forms of meditation, but the easiest way to begin is by concentrating on the breath, or by repeating a mantra. Deepak Chopra has some wonderful resources available at his website, www.chopra.com. It is important to make meditation a regular part of your day because the accumulative effect is what makes the difference. Gradually over time you will see a change in the way you see the world and your consciousness will start to expand.

Next is to take notice of your dream world. Meditation will aid in opening up the dream world and help you to remember in greater detail. Keep a journal and you will start to see how many teachings and higher guidance comes from this resource. Join a dream group, or even organize one with a few friends. It is important to surround yourself with like minded people when you start this journey, because it is easy in the beginning to become distracted. Go to Robert Moss’ wonderful website, www.mossdreams.com, or read any of his books on working in the dream state.

It is also critical to incorporate some form of physical activity such as yoga or Qigong into your routine. People sometimes think that becoming spiritual is solely about the heart or the mind, but the body cannot be ignored. You need to keep fit and maintain a daily practice to remove or prevent blocks in your flow of energy. For excellent Qigong online instruction check out Mingtong Gu at www.chicenter.com, or try the DVD, “101 Miracles of Natural Healing” from www.chilel.com.

The final step is to take a serious look at your nutrition and, if you aren’t doing it already, incorporate more organic whole foods into your diet. You will be amazed at how the quality of your food affects your vibration and your ability to connect with higher channels. Lighter, healthier diets with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables and lighter forms of protein, such as fish or fowl, will aid your digestion and raise your vibration. You may experiment with becoming a vegetarian or a vegan to see how you feel, and whether those diets suit you better. There are excellent websites and cook books from Gabriel Cousens , Dr. Andrew Weil , David Wolfe, and more.

The last thing I would say is to read, read, read! Immerse yourself in books and websites for spirituality. A good place to start is the with Edgar Cayce and the Association for Research and Enlightenment, at www.edgarcayce.com.

Click here for an article about Dr. Andrew Newberg’s groundbreaking work on the effects of meditation on the brain


ECO-Meditation with Dawson Church, PhD

I was very impressed when I read Dawson Church‘s book, Mind to Matter. I had first learned about EFT, the Emotional Freedom Technique, several years ago, even practiced it for awhile, but had lost interest and moved on. Reading this book brought it back in an invigorating new way. Like acupuncture and acupressure, EFT is a set of finger tapping techniques which utilize the body’s energy meridian points.

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Making It Through the Winter

The last several days of winter have seemed particularly snowy, dark, and icy. It’s been a struggle for many, with virulent viruses abounding, exacerbated by the bitterly cold weather. What has kept me going is the discipline of my daily routines: Qi Gong , meditation and exercise. My spirits are always lifted and I realize anew how rewarding is the ability to control one’s mind and body. Most recently, I have thought of the Buddhist monks who practice tummo , the art of controlling one’s body temperature through meditation

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Mindfulness & Meditation for Politicians

Something interesting has been going on in the British Parliament – and no, it’s not Brexit. More and more members are meditating before they meet! As reported in The Guardian, since 2013 more than 145 members have taken an eight week course in mindfulness and meditation (video). Last year government ministers from 15 countries gathered at the House of Commons in the British Parliament to explore whether mindfulness can help reset the conduct of national and international politics. The event was organized by senior Conservative and Labour MPs, who said they would discuss the potential of meditation “to help political leaders stay resilient, clear-minded and creative in the face of constant change.”

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The Importance of Sharing Our Metaphysical Experiences

Some time ago the New York Times Magazine section featured a wonderful interview with Barbara Ehrenreich, author of several books including “Nickel and Dimed.” The interview focused on her most recent book, Living With a Wild God, which is a memoir detailing the author’s “dissociative” experiences when she was in her teens. “…The whole world came to life, and the difference between myself and everything else dissolved — but not in a sweet, loving, New Agey way. That was a world flamed into life, is how I would put it.” As I read what Ms. Ehrenreich had gone through, I found myself moved by the story and recognized the pattern of staying silent for years about the strange and wonderful events that had occurred to her.

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Looking at Sacred Geometry

I had a startling vision a couple of decades ago that led me to research Sacred Geometry. When I did, I was astonished to find that the beautiful symbols I saw in my vision have been known about and studied for thousands of years. From the Ancient Chinese geomancers to Plato, from the Egyptians and the Hindus, through to the modern work of Nassim Harimein (video), the same powerful geometric shapes recur over and over again.

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Sahar Interviews Intuitive & Writer Merryn Jose on the Use of Castor Oil Packs

| by Sahar Huneidi & Merryn Jose

Sahar Interviews Intuitive & Writer Merryn Jose on the Use of Castor Oil Packs via Podcast. In this talk Sahar interviews Merryn Jose who describes the use of Edgar Cayce’s castor oil packs; how they work and what they can be used for- speeding up the body’s recovery process. Merryn is also the editor and publisher of MerlianNews.com – holistic resources gateway.

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Counterclockwise: How the Mind Can Reverse Aging

| by Merryn Jose

Some time ago I read a fascinating study about reversing the effects of aging. In 1979, Dr. Ellen Langer, a groundbreaking social scientist, brought together a group of elderly men and had them recreate a week of life in 1959. It seemed that when placed in a setting that replicated the days of their youth, their health improved, and they even looked younger! The men’s muscle strength, dexterity, posture and vision improved, while ailments such as arthritis diminished. It was quite astonishing that all this could happen after only one week. Years later, in 2009, Langer published a wonderful book, Counterclockwise, that tells the story of these men as well as other research she has found that shows how we can turn back the clock on our bodies. It turns out that the mind is the key.

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Mirabai of Woodstock, NY

| by Merryn Jose

“At Mirabai you’ll find an amazing array of books devoted to inspiration, transformation and healing, the best in World Music which you can sample on our listening station, exquisite statuary and jewelry from Asia and the South Seas, crystals from Brazil and beyond, incense from India, meditation and yoga supplies, and so much more. Nearly every day, new and long-time customers comment on the “good energy” they feel here. Some refer to us a sanctuary for the soul. Come visit sometime and see if you agree.”

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