The tragic events in Washington DC on 1-6-21 inspired this article about Terrorism and its nasty co-conspirator…The Victim/Perpetrator Paradigm. Like the Bubonic plague in the Middle Ages and our current pandemic…they offer endless opportunities for suffering. Projective rage that festers due to political, racial and economic mistreatment has always been an aspect of the human […]
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This meditation is designed to help you master your interior mental landscape. Now more than ever, the ability to sustain loving behaviors and recognize illusion is an important survival skill, especially now during this pandemic. Unfortunately, science has become fake news and a lie…an alternate truth, as one political pundit suggested. This meditation provides a […]
Failure is an extremely important tool and, if handled properly, improves our emotional, mental and spiritual hygiene. Everyone needs to wash up, take a shower and pick up around the house periodically. Removing the dirt and debris of life freshens things up and makes us more wholesome. Taking the time to release unproductive habits, poor […]
In a recent article published in the October JAMA Network Open, compared to a year ago alcohol consumption in United States increased 14%, including 17% for women. Many bars are closed for the most part but it’s important to remember isolation causes addictions to flourish. Without distractions our brightest but also our darkest instincts tend […]
America will be mourning the passing of the legendary Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who spent her life championing equal rights for all for a long time. Throughout her lifetime Ruth Bader Ginsberg fought for democracy, justice and gender equality. As mourners sang Kaddish prayers on the steps of the Supreme Court, politicians found a […]
This pandemic has provided unique problems for everyone. Every mother, father and lover worries about friends and family during trying times. Many hearts have been broken due to the death, gut-wrenching violence on our streets, and financial ruin. Poets, authors, and singers like Janis Joplin describe tragedy as losing a piece of their heart. It’s […]
Gilgamesh and Huwawa is a four-thousand-year-old Sumerian epic that teaches us about heroism and the wisdom evil can birth. Universal and timeless, it’s a story about the importance of moderation and the eternal tension between our lower nature and mature self-awareness. Chiseled into Mesopotamian clay, this mythological poem offers insights about narcissistic impulses, emotional growth, […]
Self-love is the first pillar of self-mastery and is archived in the Ommani Jewel’s February 2020 edition. That article suggests, when we learn to truly love ourselves without conditions, we can start believing are worthy of a bountiful life. Recognizing it’s our responsibility to align our body, heart, and mind to consciously create our reality […]
So why would a soul like us leave the divine’s embrace to experience COVID-19 and craziness on earth? Creating love in the physical world, mastering illusions, and returning home again with the wisdom gained from the experience holds our attraction. Leaving Oneness to experience a physical body and duality demonstrates a significant amount of trust […]
The crisis that is COVID-19 is a scourge, but also a gateway. In a short few months, fear and uncertainty have swept into the collective human heart the world over. This article will focus on the perspective Viktor Frankl used to survive and eventually thrive after he endured the Holocaust in World War II. In […]