October 2011 Merlian Newsletter


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This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Merryn’s Musings Deepak Chopra Leads A Meditation At Occupy Wall Street by Merryn Jose

Merryn Jose shares, “ I was pleased to see that Deepak Chopra took the time to attend the protests on Wall Street and raise the consciousness and awareness levels of those participating towards a means of peace and nonviolence. “Chopra led a two minute meditation with the General Assembly, a nightly meeting where the occupiers give updates on the protest, share plans and debate ideas. To allow everyone to hear the speaker without the use of bullhorns or electronic equipment (which are not allowed in the park), the occupiers repeat what the speaker says so that everyone else can hear. They call this the “people’s mic.””

Wellbeing & Healing The Way of Qigong: Body, Breath, and Mind by Kenneth S. Cohen

Kenneth Cohen teaches, “Although there are many styles of qigong, they are all based on a practice called Standing Meditation, a way of standing like a tree with deep roots and tall, supple branches. Standing Meditation is said to improve posture, balance, strength, and vitality. It also makes the mind quiet and alert. The practice is based on “the Three Tunings”– gently adjusting the body, breath, and mind so that they make clear and harmonious “music.””

Consciousness How Solar Flares Are Affecting Our Bodies by Dena Ventrudo

Dena Ventrudo reports, “According to Heather Carlini C.M.Ht, “…solar activity is known to influence human consciousness. Solar flares affect the Central Nervous System (stomach lining), all brain activity (including equilibrium), along with human behaviour and all psycho-physiological (mental-emotional-physical) response. Solar flares can cause us to be nervous, anxious, worrisome, jittery, dizzy, shaky, irritable, lethargic, exhausted, have short term memory problems, heart palpitations, feel nauseous, queasy, and to have prolonged head pressure and headaches.” ”

Environmental Awareness What To Do In A Thunderstorm by BBC News

BBC News explains, “If caught outside in a thunderstorm, find a low spot away from trees, fences, and poles. If your skin tingles and hair stands on end, lightning is about to strike. Crouch down, balancing on the balls of your feet, placing hands on knees with head between them. This makes you into the smallest target possible, and minimizes contact with the ground. Do not put up an umbrella or use a mobile phone – the metal directs the current into the body.”

Environmental Awareness The New Paradigm: Choosing Nature’s Time over Mechanical Time By Jan Johnsen

Jan Johnsen says, “I believe a garden helps us celebrate Nature’s time more fully. As Einstein explained, our “place” in the cosmos is not so much a physical site as it is a time frame. Our reality therefore is a blend of space and time. So I guess the best way to understand Nature’s time is as Ram Dass said, ‘Be Here Now’. And gardens help us do that, in a quiet but glorious way.”

Conscious Eating The Health Benefits of Pumpkin by BeWellBuzz with a Low-Fat, Organic, Holistic Pumpkin Bread Recipe According to BeWellBuzz, “The Beta carotene present in pumpkin seeds and flesh has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Regular consumption of pumpkin can protect against joint inflammation and arthritis. Pumpkins have been known to provide relief from inflammation quickly, without the harmful side-effects of anti-inflammatory medicines….With so many health benefits, it is no wonder that pumpkin is an important part of the list of Super Foods. Next time you are carving a pumpkin, do not throw away the pulp or the seeds — instead boil, bake or cook them in any form you like. “

Books SoulSpace: Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life – Creating a Home That Is Free of Clutter, Full of Beauty, and Inspired by You by Xorin Balbes New World Library writes, “Xorin Balbes created his eight-stage SoulSpace process to help his clients create homes that reflect and celebrate what is essential about their inhabitants. The process works for any budget, anytime, anywhere and results in inspiration, self-discovery, and practical solutions. Through the stages – assess, release, cleanse, dream, discover, create, elevate, and celebrate – you will explore not only the design of your abode but also your own interior: how you think, feel, and sense the world.”

Spirituality Healing by Jocelyn Graef: Part 10 in Great Awakening Jocelyn Graef channels, “Understand first that healing is relative term. What one person needs in healing, another person needs not at all. Any form of expression can serve as a vehicle for healing — whether it be conversation, medication, art, music, contemplation, socializing, etc. Each of these and more can serve to heal both the person receiving the gift as well as the one manifesting it…”


Anita Moorjani

Anita Moorjani


Anita was born in Singapore of Indian parents, moved to Hong Kong at the age of two, and has lived in Hong Kong most of her life. Because of her background and British education, she is multi lingual and, from the age of two, grew up speaking English, Cantonese and two Indian dialects simultaneously, later learning French at school. She had been working in the corporate field for many years before being diagnosed with cancer in April of 2002. Doctors at the hospital had given Anita just hours to live when she arrived at the hospital that morning in 2006, unable to move as a result of the cancer that had ravaged her body for over three years. Anita shares her experience of entering another dimension and being given a choice of whether to return to life or not. She experienced great clarity and understanding of her life and purpose here on earth.

Anita subsequently chose to return to life when she understood that “heaven” is a state, and not a place. This subsequently led to a remarkable and complete recovery of her health.” The account of Anita’s experience has been documented by NDERF (Near Death Experience Research Foundation) and has been classified as an “Exceptional NDE”.

For more on Anita Moorjani’s story on MerlianNews.com, please read: Anita Moorjani: She Crossed Over and Came Back to Share What She Learned

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