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August 2014 Volume 4 Issue 8

spreading compassion to all sentient beings and Living in healing and peaceful world Editor

Maryam Morrison

Front Cover by Farzad Golpayegani Eden Magazine is an independent monthly online magazine. Our aim is to create a better environment where we live among other living being in peace and harmony. We support artists that their work match our criteria. If you would like to submit your artwork, article or/and your Photography For our future issues please contact Maryam Morrison at; or 2 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ August 2014

Farzad Golpayegani

The Bonabo’s

Accessing the Akashic Record..( part 1) By Sherri Cortland

6 Charly Emery

10 Intuition & Doubt.. By Rashmi Khilnani


12 The lightness of heart By Jan Diana



CONTENTS Life Energy Nano Wand

ByDrMaddelena Encu Mezyed

Why you have chosen the... By Rasha

28 36 Tips on how to use Mantras

44 So you want to avoid... By Sara Chetkin

Journey from Piece to Peace By Shilpa Savant

48 Cats at the Studios, INC.

By Dion Day





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Qualities of Heart Center

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Farzad Golpayegani was born in May 1979 in Tehran/Iran, and currently lives in USA. He is son of late Behzad Golpayegani (Painter & Graphic Designer 1938-1985). Farzad is graduated in Graphic Design and works in the fields of Music and Visual Arts.

Farzad Golpayegani Farzad Golpayegani started to learn Painting and Graphic Design in the high school of Art. Style of his drawing and paintings are close to Surrealism and Expressionism. He has had several painting and drawing exhibitions so far.


He owes his passion to music, to his older brother. In 1994, when he bought his first guitar, he started to focus on music seriously. He got a teacher in his early learning but he’s mainly self-taught. From the beginning, Farzad was so anxious about Improvise and selfexperiences instead of performing other player’s music. Style of Farzad’s Music is Progressive Metal and Fusion and traits of them are: technical playing of Electric Guitar (7-string) and Acoustic Guitar, use eastern tuning for Acoustic Guitar, mix Eastern, Persian and Classic music with Metal music, various atmosphere and progressive feel, various tracks on a same album. Farzad composes, plays, records, mixes and masters the tracks and designs album covers by himself. He personally plays 7-string Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin and for the Percussions, Drums and keyboards he usually does computer programming. He has also had other musicians playing in his records as guest artist. Name of his tracks are only numbers which are in his track-list. The reason is the importance of musical concept against understanding under track name’s influence. Other than his own musical projects he also composes music for Advertisements, Video Games, Animations, and Short Movies. 7 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014



The Bonobo’s Uncertain Future


Bonobos face a precarious future unless they receive better protection throughout their current range, a recent study reveals. Scientists discovered that bonobos actively avoid areas where humans are present. The researchers found that populations of the endangered great ape were using as little as 28 percent of the suitable habitat available to them, in part due to a wariness of humans. Yet the fact that bonobos keep humans at a distance is justifiable, given that the greatest threats the species faces—poaching and habitat destruction—are both human- The study described here was concaused. ducted by scientists from the University of Georgia, the University of Maryland, Bonobos are one of two species belong- the Wildlife Conservation Society, the ing to the genus Pan (the other species Congolese Wildlife Authority, the African is the common chimpanzee). Bonobos Wildlife Foundation, Zoological Society inhabit the lowland forests of the Demo- of Milwaukee, World Wildlife Fund, Max cratic Republic of Congo in central Africa. Planck Institute, University of Stirling, Their range is restricted to areas south of Kyoto University, Lukuru Foundation and the Congo River. The species faces mul- several other groups. Their findings were tiple threats including habitat fragmenta- published in the December 2013 issue of tion, human disturbance, and poaching. Biodiversity and Conservation. Additionally, the Democratic Republic of Congo is plagued by war and political instability, making it difficult to implement References and enforce any conservation efforts. Of the bonobo’s current range, less than one-third is suitable habitat for bonobos; the remainder is compromised by habitat destruction, human disturbance, and poaching. And of the habitat that is suitable for bonobos, only one quarter is protected. The bonobo is included on the IUCN Red List and is classified as an endangered species. The most recent estimates of the bonobo population suggests there are between 29,500 and 50,000 individuals.

Hickey JR, et. al. Human proximity and habitat fragmentation are key drivers of the rangewide bonobo distribution. Biodiversity and Conservation. December 2013; 22(1314):3085-3104. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-0130572-7 Study Finds the Forgotten Ape Threatened by Human Activity and Forest Loss. Eurekalert. November 2013. URL: http://www.




Accessing The

Akashic Records Part One

By Sherri Cortland

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I’ve always believed that accessing the Akashic Records is a great way to get to the bottom of why we do the things we do, why we’re afraid of certain things, why we experience chronic health issues, and oh so important to many of us: Why we continue to attract the same relationship issues (romantic, friendship, and familial). Accessing these records is like doing research on the history of our soul, and just writing those words has given me Spiritual chills.

we’ve been embroiled in these personal soap operas. As my friend Lori Carter of Blissful Awakenings, a skilled akashic records reader, says: “The power of the Akashic Records is to help us recognize and change patterns that are keeping us stuck. These patterns can be ancestral, past life or present life; and I repeatedly find that no matter what I am dealing with, opening my Akashic Records is a major step on my healing journey.” I’m in complete agreement with Lori, who provided me with some intriguing insights about my own current lifetime when she peaked into my Records a couple of years ago.

Why do this kind of soul research? To help us make the most of our current incarnation; because making the most of this incarnation is something that will help us expedite our spiritual growth and move along our evolutionary process. So, let’s start by discussing what the re- * According to my Guides, life scripts cords are and how we can use them to are a series of windows of opportunity move ourselves forward. or growth experiences where we didn’t quite learn what we set out to learn, and The Akashic Records are like a Univer- we’ll continue to draw similar situations sal library, and they contain a permanent to ourselves until we finally learn that record of all of our incarnations, includ- lesson. ing everything that we’ve said, thought, and done during those incarnations. To access the Akashic Records, which They are also referred to as the Hall of are the universal storage area of all Records and the Hall of Knowledge; and our incarnations, we can access them they are an energetic record of every through personal meditation, guided soul’s journey on Earth for this lifetime meditations, and/or professional readas well as past lifetimes. ings. But no matter which option we choose, it makes sense to have a Since so many of us are dealing with knowledge-seeking plan and to know or have experienced life scripts* where what our intention(s) are for the inforwe (1) attract the same type of person mation we’ll receive. This plan should into our lives, or (2) create similar situa- include knowing what questions we tions over and over again; accessing the want/need the answers to; and here are Akashic Records is a great tool to help examples of the kinds of questions we us understand the underlying reasons might want to ask: 14 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

Why have a knowledge-seeking plan? Because we’ve all lived countless lifetimes and the Hall of Knowledge is huge—picture the New York Public Library and think how difficult it would be to find a particular book without a system in place to find it. So put together a list of questions and then meditate on them or relay them to the person reading the records for you.

Originally from New York State, Sherri Cortland lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, Ted Dylewski and their many cats.

Photo by: Heidi Winkler

1. Is there something specific about my current journey/lifetime that will help me expedite my Spiritual growth or overcome a fear that I have? 2. Why do I live where I live? 3. Why am I suffering from specific health problems/issues? 4. Why do I continually attract the same type(s) of people into my life? 5. What am I here to work on during this incarnation?

In addition to writing books for Ozark Mountain Publishing, Sherri is also the Orlando Metaphysical Columnist for, where publishes new columns twice weekly, and she also shares messages from her Guides on her Facebook Author Page.

Next month, in part two of this article, we’ll talk more about past lives and I’ll have a special meditation to access the Akashic Records that my Guides Akhnanda and Selena shared with me. Until then…Namaste! More about Lori Carter: Lori Carter is an Usui & Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher, Seichim Reiki II practitioner & a Certified Akashic Records Practitioner, and Healer based in Wichita, Kansas. Here is Lori’s contact information: 15 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

Art by Maryam Morrison 16 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

KALI DURGE NAMO NAMA Ancient Mantra for Amplifying your Triumphant Light By Peace Mother Geeta Sacred Song

This prayer poem was inspired as I offered my prayers for Humanity, while I witnessed a full Rainbow that Divine Mother manifested directly in front of my terrace. 17 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ August 2014

I see your suffering, dear one Yet know all Victories for your Light Are within your grasp I bequeath all my Strength unto you That you may arise Awakening to the Grand Power, The Blazing Light that exists within you Take my hand dear one I will lift you out of any mire Look into my face My eyes of Love shall restore your spirit Take refuge in Beloved Kali Maa’s name She is forever ready to protect you I became One with Divine Mother By the Power of the same Grace She is showering upon you… You too can merge with Her Brilliant Light I see your suffering, dear one I know your spirit is wounded… Though you are a Great Warrior of the Light, Weakened by the troubles which besiege you, You have forgotten your True Nature ARISE! AWAKEN! You are a Golden Child! Claim all the eternal Good that is your birthright! Take refuge in the Holy name Kali Durge This Beneficent Vibration can EmPower your Golden Essence



Why do you allow evil to trample you? Is not the ignorance of succumbing to victimhood The same ignorance that pushes tyrants into tyranny? I see your suffering, dear one… Regardless of your challenges I promise you this: If you take refuge in Kali Maa’s Grace Your Life will be transformed As Self Respect and Self Love blossom within you Suffer no more, dear one, suffer no more! I gift you today all my Faith I infuse you with Maa Kali Durge Virtues: Divine Determination, Zest, Vigor, Courage and Wisdom Receive the Radiance that the Legions of Light and I Stream to you… This world and the Universe are All Ways brimming With Compassion, Beauty and Love Maa Kali is an endless Ocean Of Mighty Sustenance and Radiant Rejuvenation If you thirst for affection and acceptance Drink from my cup Which is Divine Kali Maa’s bottomless cup of Ambrosia If you feel forgotten, shut out or dejected Come sit with me in Prayer… Let the Fire of my Devotion warm you


If you feel lost, confused or homeless Chant Kali Durge Namo Nama with me This Ancient Mantra will fill you With Magnificent Healing Violet Light Let Kali Maa illuminate your way She is the Eternal Light and Timeless Refuge I see your suffering dear one Yet know all Victories for your Light Are within your grasp If you feel un-supported Know you are forever dear to Divine Mother’s Heart Let my Wisdom Embrace, Fortify and EnLighten you I see your suffering dear one Yet know all Victories for your Light Are within your grasp You CAN leave behind the Camp of Strife Walk with me and you shall suffer no more Let Compassionate Maa Kali guide you… Entrust yourself to Her She is the Triumphant Power of the Light I see your suffering dear one Yet know all Victories for your Light Are within your grasp


I am with you All Ways…Stand up with me now On behalf of the Brilliant Light Together, let’s call forth Endless Victories for your Light For the Light in all beings, things, places and moments No darkness stands a chance against The Light! Proclaim this reality for your Self and others. Chant with me this Grace Bestowing Sacred Sound: KALI DURGE NAMO NAMA! JAI JAI MAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


Expanding Spiritual Consciousness through Experiential Recycling 22 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ August 2014

Charly Emery interview by Julie Lucas With a personal story as captivating as the speed and depth of her vision, personal strategist and author Charly Emery, brings a remarkably insightful approach to navigating life and love that accelerates personal evolution, while transforming the emotional and physical elements of your life. A high intuitive and exceptional problem solver, Charly pioneered the practice of experiential recycling. She has an extraordinary way of recycling your challenges and experiences into wisdom that propels you forward even faster, expanding your personal awareness and spiritual power at the same time. 23 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ August 2014

Charly is incredibly passionate about living a life you love and equally dedicated to helping others do so as quickly as possible within the continuous process of spiritual growth and evolution. It’s no surprise that her vivacious personality and compelling life experience combined with her raw intuitive and strategic skill, are rapidly making her star rise in the realms of self-help and entertainment. As authentic in front of the camera as she is sitting across from you, Charly’s flair for presenting deeply profound insight in ways that are simple, engaging and effective has attracted guest appearances on FOX LA, FOX News Boston, NBC affiliates, countless radio shows, and “Opening Act,”(Nigel Lythgoe/E!), where she brought her raw, cutting edge coaching skills to television. With a mission to facilitate conscious awareness, Charly’s vision yields unique, thought provoking perspectives to a variety of topics that often generate all too familiar commentary. Recently I sat down with Charly so she could share some her wisdom and life experience with all of you. I’m so glad we could have this time together. tell me, what surprises people most about you Charly? Thank you so much for having me! It’s wonderful to be here and share! I’d have to say that people are surprised when they find out that by age 19 I’d 24 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

battled an eating disorder and endured two incidences of rape. But they’re downright shocked when they discover that I repressed that trauma for several years and weighed almost 50 pounds more than I do now. It was these challenges in life that led you to develop your practice of experiential recycling. Can you tell us more about that? Yes. After the second time I was assaulted I literally created this other person to live my life in an attempt to cope. I didn’t want anyone to know what happened to me and yet I couldn’t figure out how to live as me. I left college, abandoned my dreams and started building another life. I pushed my intuitive gifts away as well. Other than the music I listened to, I changed virtually everything about myself and began gaining weight as depression formed. It was losing my extra weight years later that eventually triggered my memories to resurface. When it did I was faced with the dilemma of realizing my entire life was a lie. I was even married. I had to undo some of what I’d created, and then discover who I was so I could build an authentic life. I was only 26, but it was as exciting as it was overwhelming because I felt finally free to uncover and be the real me. And calling back my spiritual gifts felt beyond amazing. It was like breathing oxygen into my soul! Experiential recycling came from my desire to heal quickly and move forward.

I had spent so many years not being me. I knew I couldn’t get them back and yet I didn’t want to spend another several years studying those years. As a spiritual person I knew there was a treasure trove of insight waiting to be revealed, but I still believed I could explore that within the context of living a wonderful new life.Plus I had an epiphany right away that revealed why I’d repressed my true self. I remembered telling myself after the second assault that it was just too much. I could no longer be me or have the life I was going to have. When I remembered telling myself that I felt so empowered! Because I knew in that moment that I had simply followed an inner mandate. I was so fascinated by it, but also relieved. The mystery around repressing my trauma was solved. I knew I could continue with a similar problem solving approach to heal and discover more. Most significantly I knew right then that anytime we found ourselves blocked, stuck or sabotaging ourselves, we must be following some inner rule, belief and association. My curiosity and desire to transform my life was already planting the seeds for my future path without me even realizing it. That’s what is so magical about life. The key is to listen and set intentions with curiosity so your potential in every way is unlimited.

my life simultaneously, which was a gift I wanted to give myself. I was a nanny at the time and my boss gave me referrals for renown psychologists in Boston. After filling them in on what had happened and what I’d already discovered, I asked for a 1-2 hour strategic session to give some tips and direction for the best way to move forward, but they wouldn’t. They believed I needed therapy and that I was being naive about my ability to integrate this trauma. It was actually a powerful crossroads for me because I chose to trust my instincts and do the work myself. Often as spiritual people we must be willing to let go of things expert resources tell us, or at least be willing to explore what our instincts are calling us to question because there be something of incredibly value waiting for us within the conflict. I had no real idea what to do. All I knew was that without direction for the future, all I had was the past, which had already provided me with a vital insight. That’s when I thought that recycling my previous experiences might give me the insight I needed to propel myself forward even faster. Plus I didn’t want to feel like any of my life was wasted. If I could make the past serve my present, then I’d also release emotional baggage at the same time. Experiential recycling is really just recycling your experiences with the intent of extracting insight that propels you forso how did your realization lead you ward emotionally, spiritually and physito develop experiential cally. The beauty is that it’s also incredrecycling? ibly efficient. It shifts people quickly and I was so excited after having that epipha- yields immediate results. ny. I knew I could heal quickly and rebuild 25 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

how does this practice expand personal awareness and spiritual consciousness? Imagine what it’s like to have explored various aspects of your life, worked on each and yet still feel a sense of resistance, frustration or perhaps a lack of confidence. Now envision unlocking the information that connects all the dots so the mystery is lifted for you. It’s amazing! When you recycle your experiences, you gain unparalleled understanding about you, which in turn increases your personal awareness. Once you’ve activated your awareness on this level, it grows. Plus I always create a strategy for shifting what needs to be adjusted in addition to being successful long term. Awareness is a vital part of being successful long term and I show you how to develop and strengthen it. Once you engage greater awareness, your consciousness is automatically heightened and the two continue 26 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

to develop no matter what you personally believe in or practice. Are you saying that even those who are resistant to embracing spirituality develop spiritual consciousness? Yes! One of things I saw early on was how people can become distracted by words or ideas in such a way that they miss out on the insight. My priority is helping people identify what’s blocking them from living lives they love and helping them shift so they can have the wonderful, fulfilling experiences they crave. Some of my clients are resistant to spiritual language while others are extremely spiritual people. I love the challenge of being able to communicate in the ways that enable all of them to get it. My first book is a great example. It’s a very strategic handbook for women on attracting fabulous. fulfilling relationships entitled,

Thank Goodness You Dumped His Ass — Use Those Mr Wrongs to Lead You Straight to Mr. Right. That title isn’t a spiritual title, however I knew how desperately the women who read magazines like Cosmopolitan and Glamour need solid relationship advice, thus I chose a title that would appeal to them. Once inside they begin an entertaining yet deep exploration of the self that teaches awareness. Since awareness is a crucial part of problem solving, shifting and employing a strategy for success as they go forward, even those who don’t necessarily believe they are spiritual, experience such a deeper level of awareness that it automatically expands their spiritual consciousness. Before they know it they are on the path and opening up. It’s awesome! You love to share new perspectives. is there a thought you’d like to share in closing? I’d say that as spiritual people we must be very careful of the unconscious associations we may unknowingly make within our spiritual evolution that can hold us back. For example, we love our spiritual journey here on earth and understand it is a continuous process that never really ends. Additionally many of us have experienced great spiritual leaps through our hardships and challenges. However we must be very careful not associate spiritual growth with challenge because in wanting to continue that evolution we could mistakenly continue attracting hardship. We can grow immensely through incredibly rewarding and beautiful

experiences as well. Similarly if we unknowingly project the never-ending process of evolution onto healing or shifting specific things in our lives, we may believe that achieving certain goals and desires has to take longer than it actually does, and delay our own growth. In my work I am as efficient as possible because I know firsthand that we can either learn the hard way or another way. The way in which we learn is a choice more often than not. It’s much less about what happens to you and more about what you decide about you and your life after it happens. You can shift anything quickly and you’ll still gain all the insight. Nothing will be compromised. There will always be more to learn, so why not keep evolving within the sphere of an emotionally, spiritually and physically abundant life! Charly now resides in Calabasas, California where she is sought out by a clientele that extend from the west coast of California to the UK and Australia. She’s a dynamic speaker and the author of two relationship books. She’s surprisingly accessible and available for private sessions via Skype, phone, and in person for those within the Southern California area. Connect with her at and email her directly at She’s graciously offered a 20% discount on all sessions exclusively for Eden subscribers; simply reference Eden Magazine when contacting her. 27 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

Intuition and Doubt

by Rashmi Khilnani

Art by Maryam Morrison

Following your intuition and the voice of your soul, you know very well requires: being silent, being alone, being with nature, and being still from time to time . . . Unless you make time and space away from mind chatter, you will miss the subtle whispering of your “all knowing” self from within you. 28 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

Babaji, as a teacher of the spiritual way and metaphysical wisdom of many different streams of esoteric understanding, I find that many of my students—and human beings in general—have great difficulty in discerning between the voice of their mind and the subtle whisperings of their higher self or heart energy. Also, they struggle with their intuition and then have an even greater challenge trusting where the voice of inner knowingness is guiding them. Could you shed your brilliance on these issues of mind, heart- knowing and doubt? Babaji: As you know my little ones, you are becoming more and more intuitive in these end days. Following your intuition and the voice of your soul, you know very well requires: being silent, being alone, being with nature, and being still from time to time. If you ask, you shall receive, as the Bible tells you. Your mind, however, likes to fool you into expecting answers to come in a particular way, from a particular person, and so on. Once you have asked, you have to create a quiet space and give it time to allow the answer to come forth. Unless you make time and space away from mind chatter, you will miss the subtle whispering of your “all-knowing” self from within you.

Sometimes the answer could come as a picture, a symbol, or an idle remark from a close friend. As long as you have made an intentional effort to become acquainted with the energy of your mind and its favorite dialogues, and the energy of your soul wisdom in its stillness and subtlety, you will be able to decipher which voice belongs to which part of you. If there is doubt, this is the mind. Your intuition is a knowingness beyond doubt. As you know, Rashmiji, a little bit of intelligent doubting is always good on the spiritual path. This doubting can actually be discernment about being too naive and overly gullible in accepting the possible misinformation from false teachers (although even a false teacher will ultimately teach you something, even if it is not to make the same mistake again). Are you willing to learn? The doubting of your intuition and your knowing self, which is ultimately beyond conditioning, authority, and logic— although it may contain elements of the above—is one of the many mind tricks used to trip you up on your journey back from Soul to Oversoul, as I would say: Atma to Paramatma. The answer that your knowing self gives you is oftentimes in conflict with the agenda of your mind. Your mind wishes to cling to the known, to control, to limitation, and to doubt and fear, in order to make you separate, isolated, and disconnected.


The goal of your knowing self, your higher self, is to see a much larger picture that possibly takes into consideration qualities inherited from past lives, the goals of your soul, and universal law. Once you become conscious of the nature of your mind and its thinking process, and you connect to the goals of your soul through meditation, prayer, silence, Jappa, and Kirtan, you will be well acquainted with the different colors, qualities and flavors of these two distinctly different energies operating within you. Some choices can then be very safely and automatically made within the realm of the mind. Other choices may require you to go deeper within and see the larger picture of where your soul’s journey is wanting to take you and how that fits in, or is in complete opposition with, the agenda of your personality self.

aspect of your personality-self that your soul-self knows is harmful, then it is better to have a full experience of whatever it is your mind hankers after, than to do a little of this and a little of that and create a total confusion of your inner energetic self, within and therefore without.

This is wisdom: becoming acquainted with the many colors and flavors operating within you. Be the Sakshi (the witness) when observing your inner atmosphere. Let go of any judgments or resistance to acceptance of that which is operating within you. Watch it, accept it and, once you do this, you can come to a new level of choice based on a higher paradigm.

So often, I watch you indulging in what your soul knowingness knows to be illusionary and delusionary, feeling that somehow the divine is not watching; that somehow, you have managed to sneak around the law of action-reaction. Come out of this delusion, dear ones!

IF YOU CHOOSE TO, OF COURSE! If you continue what psychologists would call a form of schizoid behavior, where you are pretending to come from soulmotivation while actually the ego-self is ruling the roost, you will trigger karma, suffering, pain, disease, and early death. So if you really wish to experience an 30 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

I note that you continue to feel that things happen to you from the outside, whereas your reality occurs from the within to the without, not from the without to the within. Let it be noted that if you do decide to indulge in the addictions and predispositions of the personality- self, which are in direct opposition with your soul goals, then you must take full responsibility for the law of cause and effect as it becomes triggered in your life.

Remember if your goal is kindness, and if your thought, word, and deed have an ultimate resonance of compassion, then your harvest is one of kindness and compassion. If your goal is within the narrow spectrum of me, mine, I, my family—to the exclusion of the broader perspective and oneness of all things— then you are choosing from a frequency of win/lose as opposed to win/win, or the higher good of all everywhere.

Choosing from a narrow perspective gives you a limited harvest. Choosing from the perspective of the highest good of all concerned at all times, will give you the harvest of synergy, synchronicity, ecstasy, moment-to-moment celebration, and peace within, no matter what is happening on the outside. Here is an affirmation for you, my dear ones: KNOW THAT YOU KNOW. I KNOW THAT I KNOW (this is not the knowing of the ego-self). The knowing of the ego-self normally comes from the languageand the energy of the mind. The knowing of the higher self, the I AMpresence, usually comes through the feeling body, and in some casesthrough what humans call the gut instinct. Following this knowingbody leads to spontaneous right action, effortless being, and integrity of thought, word, and deed, moment to moment. OM NAMAH SHIVAYA

**Excerpts from shiva speaks conversations with maha avatar babaji. available on amazon

Rashmi Khilnani was born in Chandigarh, India and spent the first six years of her life in Cairo, Egypt. She went on to study and teach with world-renowned avatars, gurus and teachers and became a specialist in energy medicine. She is on the forefront in bringing the ancient Mystery School teachings of Egypt, India, Tibet and China, as well as the teachings of the Essenes, into current time and making these wisdoms simple and accessible to people at all levels of soul journeying. Rashmi teaches and practices several healing modalities and has taught Reiki Masters, doctors, scientists and others from many walks of life the secrets of the Mystery School teachings. She is a global metaphysical teacher, urban shaman, international lecturer, artist, seminar leader and TV personality. Rashmi is the host of 2013 and Beyond with Jeremy McDonald heard monthly on Rashmi is the executive producer and one of the speakers in a new documentary film, IGod, which will feature spiritual authors, heads of various religious denominations and people at all levels of soul journeying. IGod is being produced by Robert Friedman and Neale Donald Walsh, and directed by Jonathan Friedman. 31 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ August 2014

Article The Lightness of Heart, a recipe for Living in Joy

My Beloved Children, “It is with joy that I greet you this day. Today we shall talk about the beauty and joy that resides within your heart, the lightness which is a reality always and forever. Within your heart is the sacred spark of truth that is your divine essence, your authentic self. The nature of your true self is of such sweetness. In your quest for greater understanding of who you are and what you heart desires to experience, you are led on a journey of discovery, where you recognize more and more the divine nature and truth of self. This can be quite exciting for when you experience moments of illumination it brings you a sense of great accomplishment and the sweetness of joy. In your life journey, each of you has many opportunities and potentials to make choices that allow you to experience great expansion in many ways. With so many choices available to you, this can perhaps at times fill your mind with confusion as to what to choose, as each choice brings with it an opportunity to experience and learn lessons that can lead you to a greater understanding of who you are and what your heart desires to fulfill. To make choosing easier, I suggest you flavor your choices with asking the question “what will bring me into greater joy?”, and then allow yourself to experience all that is possible. Let me share with you some insights as to your true nature and state of being. 32 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014


Message from G

by Ja

You were created in great love and joy. You are my children of my heart, my children of joy. This speaks volumes about you, who you are and what you are capable of. Every time that you are in the sweetness of joy, in whatever experience you are having, it assists you in remembering more of your truth. As you remember more of your truth, your thirst to know more grows and you begin to seek out pathways that bring you into joy.

LIGHTNESS OF HEART A Recipe for Living in Joy

Goddess Mother

an Diana

Within your sacred heart, dwells the spark of light that is your very truth. This spark of light radiates pure love. It is so delicious to feel this lightness of heart. As you spend time in lightness, in joy, you connect in greater ways to that sweet spark of self. Your heart’s nature is lightness and joy. This is your divine nature. Have you noticed how you feel when you are in joy? Life seems to flow so much easier. Imagine if you make conscious choices that bring you into joy! You see joy is expansive. It is easier to create the dreams of your heart when you are in joy. It is easier to feel empowered when you are in the lightness of heart. Light is expansive, joy is expansive. Joy is a part of being in the light, remembering the lightness of heart. I suggest you make a note of what brings you joy. Perhaps a walk in nature, or time spent in a lovely garden gladdens your heart. Or it might be spending time with your beloved pets. 33 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ August 2014

What are the foods that you love to eat or a special tea you love to sip? Perhaps it is certain music that delights your heart or the companionship of family and friends. I am sure it is many things.

experience the many dreams of your heart. It is as easy as making the choice to live each day experiencing joy. This will lead you to your next step on your mastery and take you to the places you have been dreaming about.

Imagine if every choice led you into Here is a simple recipe for living in joy, feeling joy! Imagine if every moment by choosing a daily focus of joy. was experienced in joy! Life is meant to be filled with great joy. How can it not 1. Begin each day with a song in your be for your nature is joy! heart. Starting the day with something that Smile at yourself in the mirror. Love brings you joy, and will set the tone yourself and your life. This is the great for the day. adventure that you waited for so many years to experience. This is your time 2. Be kind to yourself and others. to live in joy expressing yourself and This will bring joy to your heart, by discovering and developing your great feeling the connection to all beings mastery. for we are one family in heart. Here is a little exercise you can do. Each time you spend time in joy, imagine putting a beautiful pearl into a golden treasure chest. Your intention is to fill this chest up to where it is not only full but overflowing. Each of these pearls will add to your awareness of the vibrations of joy and assist you to know what it means to be in the lightness of your heart. Walking through your life journey in the lightness of heart, filled with joy, seeing and knowing the beauty of life and all of creation, will fill you with such a sweetness that you will feel like you are floating on a golden river of such delight. This is the dream you hold within your heart, to remember your truth and to 34 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

3. Do what makes your heart sing, what you are passionate about. This allows you to create and experi ence doing what you love to do and will bring great joy and fulfillment. Today I am offering you a gift from my heart to assist you in experiencing joy. Let us call it “Mother’s Gift of Joy”. It is a basket of golden rose petals filled with lightness and joy from my heart to yours. To receive this gift, just think “yes” and these beautiful petals shall shower upon you as raindrops of golden light, bringing joy to your heart. Anytime you desire to experience this gift, with intention bring it to mind and say “yes, I desire Mother’s gift of joy”.

May you remember your sweetness and begin to live in the lightness of your heart. I lovingly support your choices, holding the vision with you for your many dreams to be experienced. I sing the song of joy to your heart always. Listen and know that sweet song for it will lead you to the lightness that you so desire.” With great love, Your Beloved Mother As a Gift I am offering you a Free Tele- Class, “Living in a Garden of Joy”. Take a Journey to the Garden of joy and experience the seeds of your heart blossoming before your eyes. Take in the wonder of the sweetness of a joyful heart and learn how to express this in your life. Become acquainted with a sacred tool that will enable you to align with the song of your heart. This class is truly a joy bringer.

Jan Diana is an intuitive healer, spiritual teacher, and master practitioner. Her mission is to assist clients and students in creating harmony, balance, heightened levels of clarity, develop innate gifts and abilities, empowering them on their personal evolution to create the dreams of their heart. She utilizes several modalities including SVH L3M, Animal healing, GHM, Language of love, Reiki Master, and more. Sessions and Classes by phone. If you have questions or would like to set up a session, you can reach her at website or by email

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Life Energy Nano Wand By: DrMaddalena Encu Mezyed


The Nano Wand is a natural energy generating device. The energy created specifically rejuvenates molecular structures in all liquids. The molecular structure causes any liquid to become more hydratious, taste better and extend shelf life. Placed in a fridge, the Nano Wand’s energy frequency permeates the fridge; all liquids, meat and fruit will taste better and have extended shelf life. The renewed molecular chains are similar to those found in healthy natural spring water.

Help our body’s bio energetic field to source Zero Point Energy Relieves us of pain, discomfort and support healing Energizes the liquid we drink, and food we eat by increasing the potency. Neutralizes the harmful elements (energetically) from the liquid we drink, and the food we eat. Energizes creams, oils for better absorption of nutrients Unblocks and strengthen the flow of energy in our body Stimulate bodily functions and Like fruit and vegetables, the body strengthen immunity slowly also loses molecular chains as we age. They can be re-energised at a molecular level to provide energy, using the Nano Wand. The hydratious nature of water is important to wellness. Molecular structured water carries improved oxygen flow to the Like fruit and vegetables, the body slowly also loses molecular chains as we age. They can be re-energised at a molecular level to provide energy, using the Nano Wand. The hydratious nature of water is important to wellness. Molecular structured water carries improved oxygen flow to the blood, assists in detoxification of free radicals, improves liver detoxification, and improves nutrient take up by the body. The natural energy of the wand improves sleep patterns when placed under the bed and improves the positive chi energy of the body when worn or carried in a bag. Nano Wand benefits: Helps our body to obtain homeostasis condition 37 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

Usage of Nano wand: To discharge energy blockages in our body To clear the distortions in our Bio energetic field To facilitate the body in healing To energize the foods and liquids thereby increasing potency On pets and plants to supplement energy deficiency To balance & energize the body imbalances To help others from aches, pains and other ailments To energize the environment we live Use the Nano Wand on face to rejuvenate the skin. Use the Nano Wand to energize your food and water. Press and rotate at least 3times on all finger and toe tips to unblock energy blockages and to open the meridians of the body You may also stir liquids with the wand (with proper hygiene) or rotate it above your drinks or food to energize them. The energy created through the wand specifically rejuvenates molecular structures in liquids and foods. The molecular structure causes any liquid or food to become more hydrating, taste better and extend shelf life. The renewed molecular chains are similar to those found in healthy natural spring water. You will feel the difference in the firmness of your skin within minutes of doing this. The skin feels tighter but in 38 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ August 2014

reality it is the releasing of the facial muscles causing the skin to feel relaxed, especially the cheek muscles. The Zero Point Energy Wand may be used in any way you find beneficial. However, here are a few basic suggestions: Point the Wand and rotate it clockwise 3 times, then 9 times, and finish with 18 circular motions. (This is called the 3, 9, 18 method) For more effectiveness, point as close as possible or lightly touch with the wand. Use the Nano Wand on face to rejuvenate the skin. Use the Nano Wand to energize your food and water. Press and rotate at least 3times on all finger and toe tips to unblock energy blockages and to open the meridians of the body


The AM-Wand energy spins into the liquid, counter clockwise, What is AM- Wand made of? or the liquid can be poured over the AM-Wand where it ‘picks up’ the Technically engineered natural resonance. The resonance generated minerals are fused and structurally is similar to that which is found in the bonded together at a molecular level, earth surrounding many healing spring using several high heat fusion methwaters of the world. At the moment, ods. The combination of the minerals scientists can’t understand why and the fusion techniques produces liquids behave differently and a catalytic conversion of energy, positively in the energy field. Much developing a long lasting natural research is now focused on this fact resonance which has the ability as 70% of our bodies are made from to be transferred to any liquid, water and it’s important to nourish the renewing the natural molecular chains. body with the correct molecular structured water. How does AM-Wand work? The ‘beta’ rhythm frequency spins Is there any expiry date? What would at an anti clockwise direction, and like be the effect after the expiry date? other ‘energy waves’, it can ‘influence’ We expect the AM-Wand’s energy to inert objects. For instance, a magnetic last 30 years as recent tests on the field can influence metal objects and original pre-production test units made an x-ray can influence film strip. five years ago show that they have Likewise, beta rhythms at the correct increased in energy levels. Unlike a frequency and spin velocity will liquid. magnet, the resonance is not affected by the earth’s gravitational pull. What kind of minerals are in the When the AM-Wand fails, it will not AM- Wand? How many of them? have the ability to change the taste of The body of the AM-Wand houses any fruit or liquid. 11 minerals locked into it by high heat fusion techniques and is technically engineered. Each mineral grain has its own individual shape and size that when combined with the other minerals, through a catalytic conversion, generates the spinning resonance we call chi energy. How does the energy transfer to the water using the AM-Wand?


Why Good Communication is the Foundation of Enduring True Friendship By Dr. Barry Hammer

Agreement or disagreement is much less important than good communication as a way of enabling people to deeply understand each other, and, thereby, gradually develop the ability to feel inwardly close to each other, as caring good friends. Good communication, as the basis of true friendship, means that one does not keep one’s inner experience to oneself alone, but, instead, actively reaches out to share one’s experience, feelings, thoughts, and needs with another person, as openly, honestly, directly, fully, constructively, and non-judgmentally, as possible. Good communication, as the basis of true and enduring friendship, also involves being open to considering another person’s viewpoint and needs, and constructively exploring differences that may arise between oneself and the other person, without trying to win an argument, but, rather, only exploring together into the truth of those issues, without blaming, abusing, or trying to intimidate and control each other, and without insisting that one is always totally “right” and the other person is always totally “wrong”.


Without that kind of good communication, actively reaching out to share one’s heart and mind with another person, one’s inner being remains hidden, disconnected, self-enclosed, so real understanding and close, caring, feelings cannot grow, as a deepening friendship.

tual experience and true essential core being to one another.

Many relationships fail when individuals seek to be heard and nurtured, but have not developed a sufficient ability to be unselfishly, empathically, tuned into, aware of, and caringly responsive So many friendships and romantic re- to, the other person’s need to also be lationships fail because people permit heard and nurtured, in terms of their parthemselves to “grow apart”, or gradually ticular needs, feelings, and experiences, drift apart, without ever taking responsi- in a given moment. It takes a rather high bility to deeply reveal themselves to the level of unselfish caring, empathic sensiother person, and deeply tune into the tivity, and emotional maturity to be able other person, empathically, and intuitive- to put aside one’s own needs and train of ly, in order to directly experience what thought (or inner mental monologue) for the other person means by the particu- a while, in order to empathically tune into lar words that they say, or write, “read- what another person is feeling and needing between the lines”, so to speak, or ing, in a given moment, and respond in a tuning into an even deeper level of an- way that enables the other person to feel other person’s being, beyond all defin- truly heard and deeply nourished/nurable words and images. That deepest tured. Like a couples dance, both partlevel of empathic/intuitive communion ners (or individuals in some other kind is the Source from which all true love of relationship) need to learn how to flow and friendship arises, and that is what together in empathic harmonious comenables true love and friendship to munion with one another (“in step” with keep growing deeper, closer, and grand- each other’s dance movements, metaer, instead of gradually drifting apart phorically speaking), and, relatedly, also because of lack of good communication, flow in harmonious attunement with the producing lack of mutual understand- “dance music” of love, or caring friending, and lack of inner closeness. What ship, that seeks to lead both of them into makes people true friends of each other, greater attunement with each other, as a rather than strangers, most essentially, related “we”, rather than a separate “you is not outer physical contact, shared versus me.” activities, and superficial social interaction, by themselves alone, but much My own experience has shown me that if more importantly, arises from develop- one is overly invested in preserving the ment of substantial inner connection, by ego’s sense of separate self-awareness, giving deeply, generously, unselfishly, willful selfish demands, and inner monoof their energies to each other, and open- logue fantasy (being overly absorbed in ly, honestly, directly, revealing their ac41 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

one’s own train of thought), then it can become difficult to self-forgetfully tune into what another person is experiencing, feeling, and needing, regardless of whether or not the other person verbally communicates that, or which can also be empathically intuited, as a kind of nonverbal communication. I find that when I hold certain presumptions or preconceptions about another individual, and about my relationship with/to them, then those presumptions can function like a kind of overlay, opaque filter, or smokescreen, that I, consciously or subconsciously, project upon them, preventing me from directly contacting their actual experiential states, because I am, instead, projecting my own preconceptions upon them. I find that even negative feelings, such as, frustration, or even anger, can be expressed in a constructive, nonjudgmental, non-blaming, open, sincerely caring, non-evasive, manner, which usually leads to greater understanding of each other, and of whatever issue has been blocking us from being in harmonious caring attunement with each other (preventing us from being “on the same page”, so to speak), and once those issues are constructively explored into and deeply understood, then they can be truly resolved and transcended (rather than merely being covered over, buried, or suppressed), enabling emotional closeness and caring feelings in the relationship to grow. I find that being honest with myself, in terms of being willing to openly admit to myself when I am permitting previously unrecognized, non-constructive, insincere, ego 42 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

“games” to undermine the relationship, such as, evasiveness (talking or chattering without really saying anything), letting myself become emotionally shut down (engaging in emotional abandonment, which can function as a way of subtly trying to punish the other person, by withholding caring, affection, or attentive listening), giving in to wounded pride, as a resentful attitude, or adopting an overly selfishly demanding attitude. I find that when I am willing to acknowledge and let go of such egocentric habitual patterns, then those obstructing factors that tend to block caring feelings and mutual understanding tend to fall away, naturally, effortlessly. For a relationship to endure and grow, it is important for both individuals to be good friends in each other, willing to confide in each other, be there for each other emotionally as well as physically in times of need, and be willing to share difficult times, and patiently work through persistent problems in the relationship, rather than being quick to abandon the other person, and the relationship with them, when discomfort arises. That is what it means to be an unselfishly devoted “friend for all seasons” rather than a selfishly fickle “fair-weather friend.” When I do not understand how to constructively understand and resolve disagreements and other problems, in a relationship, then I find it helpful to invite the spirit of unselfish pure love to interpret the situation, which can enable me to see beyond, and not be myopically, exclusively, locked into, the ego’s interpretations of those situations, which are

often based on incorrect presumptions and non-constructive, unrealistic, self- Anyone who wishes to read ish wants. more of our I find that when I let go of the ego’s over- inspirational/ ly controlling, willful, prideful, selfish, transformational narcissistically self- absorbed tenden- insights should cies (as in the ancient Greek Myth story see our two of Narcissus), that I find that the flow of published books, love, or sincerely caring friendship, is 1) Psychological no longer blocked, and then harmony Healing Through and mutual empathic understanding Creative Self-Understanding and Selfarises automatically, effortlessly, spon- Transformation. taneously. When those ego “coverings”, (ISBN: 978-1-62857-075-5) and 2) “filters”, “overlays”, or “smokescreens”, Deepening Your Personal are removed, then there is no longer Relationships: Developing Emotional any blockage to good communication Intimacy and Good Communication. and deep empathic communion with (ISBN: 978-1-61897-590-4). each other. That reminds me of one of my favorite songs, “On a clear day, you The primary author is Dr. Max Hamcan see forever….” Along these lines, I mer, with contributions from secondary find the philosopher Martin Buber’s dis- authors Dr. Barry J. Hammer and Dr. tinction between I-Thou relationships Alan C. Butler. These books can be (genuinely caring) and I-It relationships purchased from Amazon, Barnes and (egocentric, selfishly exploitative) rela- Noble, or our author/publisher website, tionships helpful, as described in some of his writings, such as, “I and Thou”, The latter website also posts our other and “The Way of Response.” blogs, and describes our books and us as authors.


An Excerpt from A Journey to Oneness by Rasha

Why You Have Chosen the Experience You Think of as “Life” By Rasha


You sit down in a fine-dining restaurant and slowly, you start to savor all the delectable sounding descriptions on menu. It all sounds so fabulous, your mouth begins to water. As you zero in on your selection, you can almost taste it. Almost—but not quite. So it is with the spiritual journey. With all the years invested in reading book after book, and sitting through workshop after workshop, you’ve got a solid sense of who you really Are. At least, in theory. Now, all that remains—is the actual taste of it. The indescribable experience of the adventure of Self-discovery is the birthright of each of us in these times. It’s no longer reserved for the one-in-a-million, tucked away in a cave in the Himalayas. The unmistakable feeling of Divine connectedness with our own sacred selves is an experience well within the reach of all of us. We’ve come to this lifetime not just to discover that truth—but to embody it. Not just to believe it—but to know it.

a few who have blazed a trail through the jungles of consciousness to light the way for the many who are still out there flying solo—without a co-pilot, or a compass, or a map. By sharing the truth of what it was actually like for them to make the spiritual journey, we start to get our bearings. And we discover that that we are very far from alone. In A Journey to Oneness—the longawaited sequel to the underground spiritual classic, Oneness—Divine Messenger, Rasha, takes us along on a seven-year odyssey through the labyrinths of consciousness, as she shares the incredible story of her own spiritual journey. With the profound wisdom of Oneness (the Divine Presence often referred to as “God”)as our guide, A Journey to Oneness takes us for an authentic ride on the roller-coaster of spiritual transformation, and gives us the tools to radically transform our lives—and our world. This vivid, literary tapestry chronicles a mind’s probing questions about what is actually happening as it slowly unravels and shifts into a higher octave of perception—and documents the astounding answers as they emerge from within. As Oneness helps Rasha circumnavigate the potholes along the road to “freedom,” the reader is given a vibrant new vision of the nature of humanness, and in-depth guide to discovering the Divinity within.

To help make that possible, there are 45 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

Here’s an excerpt from A Journey to tion and with wonder the details of the Oneness: world in which you experience awareness—as though you were watching a Oneness speaks: movie, a kaleidoscope of intrigue, as the threads of Divine intent weave their “We are Oneness—not a form of iden- magic all around you. And in the same tity but rather a state of Beingness. We breath, you recognize yourself to be are the collective of consciousness of emotionally distanced from all of it. You which you, the linear identity, are a part. know that none of it touches you at the We are not other than what you are, tak- level where you experience Presence. en to the ultimate degree of expression. There, the perspective of the witness We are here as you are here, ever Pres- presides, the epitome of detachment ent as the Essence of the identity you walking through an ever-shifting landhave come to think of as “you.” scape of possibility. Oneness describes the state of Presence You encompass the Divinity within— that which has always been and will always Be. Regardless of whether you are presently experiencing yourself in physical form, you cease to be a being with a linear orientation. Your focus of awareness transcends the cares and concerns of the world of mundane reality. You find yourself to be Present as Awareness itself, traveling through a vista of perception, yet knowing that you are not in any way a part of this imagery. Your participation becomes marginal in the matters that consume the waking hours of others who are experiencing themselves within the context of linear reality. You recognize that you are “in the world yet not of the world” in every way imaginable.

Adding your own signature to the composite of Divine experience we think of as our world Every nuance of imagery adds refinement to the composite projection taken up as experience. By giving structure and definition to the limitless, simply by being who you Are in this moment in time, you add your own touch to the composite of Divine experience, perceived throughout all Creation.

There is no higher or lower. You are not in any way better than another, by virtue of the fact that you understand the dynamics of the process while most are blind to the truth of what transpires in the Here and Now you think of as your world. You are simply holding the note in the resonance of the collective that you have chosen to hold. That note may be loud or soft, shrill or soothing—it does not matter. Your vision of what you have chosen to contribute to the collective Your reactions and interests become resonance of linear experience is what childlike. You observe with keen atten- it is. 46 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

And as such, it adds its touch to the col- that seemed to be uniquely your own.” lective experience that is shared by every nuance of perception present—as From the book, A Journey to Oneness, by Rasha. Copyright 2013 each of you. This opportunity is the limitless palate of Creation that has been placed before you. The canvas of infinite possibility cries out for your touch to give it definition—to give the moment in which Life perceives itself the structure of your own unique vision. That is why you have chosen to be here. You are here to add your own signature to the collective work you think of as your world—with full conscious awareness of it. Why you have chosen the experience you think of as “life” You are here to know who you Are in every moment in which you draw breath through form. You are here to insure that the choices made in the name of the perspective that wears your identity are reflective of a clear vision. As such, they become the highest possible notes that might be added to a symphony in which all are equal players. This is what you have chosen to experience in the nanosecond you think of as your life. That is why you have embarked on this journey. And that is why, in this transitional place in the itinerary, you have chosen to exit the major thoroughfares on which the world travels and forge your own trail. You are not alone. The world is ready to make this shift now. And masses of individuals will be making similar choices and having related kinds of experiences to ones

Rasha is a modern-day spiritual Messenger, she has worked as a courier of Divine guidance for over twenty years. In February 1998, she began a profound dialogue with the universal Presence, “Oneness”─ the Divinity we all share. Word for word, Rasha transcribed the principles that give us a new level of understanding of the mystery we call “life.” Theses teachings empower us to take a quantum leap into our own inner depths and totally transform our lives ─ and our world. Rasha is author of the spiritual classic, Oneness, Rasha has worked as Divine Messenger for over 25 years. 47 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

Journey from Piece to Peace by Shilpa Savant 48 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ August 2014

It’s been a while I have been thinking about the journey of our individual lives - the various courses it takes, the people we meet, the life we lead, the decisions we take so on and so forth. This article is about the journey of our life or rather the journey of a soul from its immortal phase to being a mortal being.

Why is the need to talk about it? The need is to ensure that we undertake the journey with unwavering faith, sincere studiousness and blissful balance. This is important for making our journey more enjoyable, more enriching and more effective in this lifetime. This article is just a gentle remainder to sensitize the soul towards its own nature which is evolving to the next Every life takes birth when it feels rest- level of its own DNA spiral. less due to sense of incompleteness. The journey evolves the soul to realize What are the simple tips one can practhe completeness and rest in peace. tice for having a great journey and Each life may appear quite different. greater destination? Yet it is always about journey from To simplify our understanding of the piece to peace. Every life journey en- tips, let us visualize an analogy ‌ jourriches us with evolved set of virtues ney of a rain drop moving towards the viz; patience, unconditional love, hu- sea. AkAshAt patitam tOyam, yathA mility, gratitude etc that can take num- gachachhati sAgaram - like every drop ber of life times for the soul to internal- of water that falls from the sky, ultiize before it finally rests in peace. mately ends up in the ocean. AkAshAt patitam tOyam, yathA gachachhati sAgaram .... i.e. like every drop of water that falls from the sky, ultimately ends up in the ocean. This saying also points to a fact that every moment of our life we are progressing towards deeper and greater sense of completeness.

Self Acceptance: Unconditional, non judgmental, realistic, detailed and decisive. Let us learn self acceptance through our analogy of rain water drop. The first step the drop takes is to identify itself as independent unit of H2O similarly the first step we need to take is to identify ourselves as an independent human being. Unconditional, whether it stays with cloud or not. We are we, whether others support us or not. Non judgmental about where it is going to fall (lotus, pearl oyster or mud) about whether we succeed or fail. Realistic, Realizing it has a miniscule mass with limited capacity to make a difference. 49 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ August 2014

Realizing we are just one human being with limited life span to make a difference. Detailed understanding its own characteristic such as fluidity, ability to merge, mould and natural tendency to move towards slope to re-establish equality. Understanding our own characteristic such as adaptability, ability to team up, transform and natural tendency to move towards where we would be valued more to re-establish equanimity. Decisive to explore its own identity independently even at the cost of falling down. To explore our own individuality even at the cost of alienation.

2. Breathing: Exhaling all the used up energy and pent up emotions, releasing and just letting it go and inhaling freshness full of new possibilities and untapped potential. Exhaling all the used up energy and pent up emotions, releasing and just letting it go the drop lets itself go without having to know what would happen to it in advance. Similarly we need to move with the flow of life in here and now. Without having to know what will happen to us in advance. Inhaling freshness full of new possibilities and untapped potential. A drop has unlimited possibili50 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ August 2014

ties to which it gives a fresh attempt. We too have untapped potential which call for fresh expressions. Focus, on forgiveness (self and others), goodness, lifelong learning and new virtues imbibed for future. Just like the drop which imbibes a new color and characteristic of what it mingles with. Apply, the evolved way of life consistently. A drop mingles with the river it continues to flow with until the river merges into the sea.

5 .Celebrate, every success (for self and others). The drop continues to apply the oceanic movement even after reaching the sea as current or wave, celebrating the success of reaching the sea by self and others. Humility is the precondition for bliss. Bliss is the precondition for peace. Yes we are just a piece in the totality of the complete universe. Yet, we deserve to feel the peace of completeness within us. The way to feel this completeness starts through humility, accepting ourselves as small piece/particle of the universe.

The lightness gifted by this humility helps us feel the bliss of being. The blissful being naturally evolves towards the higher self. Witnessing this enriching journey in our inner world offers us peace. The journey goes on, the life moves on even after realizing the peace just like water cycle in nature wherein a droplet from the ocean again steams up to form a cloud. The beauty is what appears to be cyclical is actually evolving higher and higher like DNA spiral. When we experience this happening in our life that is when our inner peace becomes sustainable in every stage of life - whether we are steaming up or pouring down, going with the flow or just waving around.

Shilpa S Inamdar is a Grand Master in Reiki & Karuna Reiki, an Advance Pranic Healer & Pranic Psychotherapist, Numerologist and Advanced Crystal Healer. Shilpa makes spiritual and energy techniques her base. A few Indian and International Masters have trained her. She has travelled the globe to master her expertise. She staunchly believes that the body is like a temple that should maintain a relaxed state.

The interaction of one’s inner Happy to share this life cycle at peace energies with the outside with you environment decides how healthy a person is. Many of our ailments A drop of humanity, arise from absorbing the negative energies in our environment, or due to certain obstacles in our aura. Shilpa helps us identify and eliminate just that. A wonderful human being with utmost humility,compassion and command in the field of Energy Healing and connections with Consciousness. Grand Master and Founder of institute of Energy Research and Study.


Tips on How to Use Mantras to Accomplish Your Goals Dion Daly



A lot of people think of mantras as just verbal things, which they are not. So what are they? Well, they are a personal ritual. An action that a person can initiate to achieve something they want. This action could be a physical action, a sound, a syllable, word or group of words, mental or even spiritual. Mantras are believed to be capable of producing a significant change in a person because they can be used as a powerful driving force to aid a person realizes a certain purpose Basically they are a life style that helps in personal development. Personal verbal mantras involve repeating your goal and what you are going to do to achieve it over and over again. What this repetition does is remind your brain of how important your goal is to you. A physical mantra would be moving: like, repeating a physical movement over and over again until it becomes ingrained in the brain. A spiritual one would be continuous prayer for an outcome that you want. A mental one would be taking on a different way of thinking about things. It is up to you to choose what way would be best for you to practice. But, the good thing is, you can use them for anything that you want to achieve in life: things like attaining personal goals, producing a significant transformation in your life style or even developing your psychic capabilities. So how do you utilize mantras to attain your goals? Here are a few simple steps


you can use: First: make a list of your goals. The thing is you must make clear your goals. What is it that you want to accomplish? You need to be specific about what you want to accomplish. Could it be succeeding in getting your first half a million dollar by the age of 28, or is it you want to own your first house six years after you begin working Second: write down the purpose for wanting to achieve your goals. Why do you want to have half a million by the age of 28? Is it because you want to realize a sense of financial well-being? So you must find out the commitment that will aid drive you. This commitment will be your incentive to work harder towards attaining your goals. Third: put your list somewhere you can see it every-day. So you need to put your list somewhere noticeable. This could be the mirror on your dressing table, wallet or purse. Fourth: repeat your mantra. Repeat it 20 times out loud in the morning, afternoon and before going to bed. And every time an obstacle comes in your way. Your mantra will work if you have listed strong enough motives that will force you to get back up and start working towards your goal again.

My imagination is now creating all the financial abundance that I desire. I let go of worry. I enjoy the natural flow of this day; whatever it may bring. I want to open my mind, body, sprit to become ______ and understand why. I will do my best to take note of my One thing to remember is that for best true self. results try to create your own mantra I can be who-ever I want to be. because it will then be personal which means that your unconscious mind will As you can see they are easy to conwork even that much better towards struct, so you can come up with your achieving your gaols. A few samples of own ones Good Luck! a verbal mantra to say out loud: You must make the whole of your life your own personal mantra. Remember to be tenacious in supporting your mantra by taking action: meaning do any little thing you can every-day that will take you nearer to your goal and great rewards are sure to follow.

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So you want to avoid failure? by Sara Chetkin Failure is a four-letter word. We cringe at the thought of it. The fear of it holds us back from pursuing our biggest dreams, but here’s the thing: there’s no such thing as failure. Life is not a game we are playing to win. Life just is, and what we choose to do with it is our business. We must get the obligation out of life. In order to do this, we have to unlearn one thing. This “thing” has plagued us for centuries. It has victimized us, confused us and sent us down countless rabbit holes. So I’m going to put an end to it: there is no purpose to life. You are free. There are no obligations to fulfill. You don’t have to be a good person. You won’t be eternally condemned for being a “bad” person. The notion of purpose begins with a judgmental God that is always watching. Over the years, many of us have rejected this notion. We prefer to put our faith in a loving God. Some of us take it one step further. We have understood that there is no “God.” There is pure consciousness or divine mind. This consciousness is the power-

ful and intelligent energy that we call our “maker,” and it has no agenda. It simply expresses, and this expression takes the form of everything you see around you, including you. It does not know judgment or condemnation. It simply experiences and accepts. So, you are not in the hot seat. There is no ultimate goal, and there is no one to satisfy. Thus: no purpose (and no failure). I think this is very liberating, but many people find it terrifying. Think about it, though. The only time we search for purpose – or meaning - is when we are suffering. When we are happy and having fun, we don’t stop to think, “What is the meaning of this?” Who cares? It’s fun! Unfortunately, we haven’t figured out how not to suffer. It may not be a deep, traumatic suffering, but we feel a longing. We feel incomplete and unsatisfied with our lives because we have not embraced the entirety of our being. We are unaware of our true nature. So, we begin to ask ourselves what is the point of being here?



If you must have meaning in your life, if you need a purpose, let it be to reconnect on a conscious level with your God-self. Remember who you are. You are an expression of infinitely intelligent consciousness. Even if you have forgotten, this energy is inseparable from you. It is the very fabric of your being. You can embrace this, your true identity, and lead a wonderful and fulfilling life, free from the fear of failure. The caveat is that in order to do this you need to face your demons. Demons are pieces of ourselves we have pushed away because of anger, fear, guilt or sadness. They are formed through our interpretations of events. As children, when we feel ashamed or when someone hurts us, we cannot manage the situation maturely. So we tuck that bad feeling away and look for external cues to direct us towards “appropriate” behavior. As we grow older, that shame or hurt remains with us, and we find even better ways to avoid those unpleasant feelings. Eventually, we forget those feelings ever existed, and we go through life in a state of unconscious resistance, all the while wondering why we suffer. We cannot reconnect to the God-self if we remain in this state. We must transcend it, and learn to accept everything about ourselves. When we do, we will experience our “failures” and “successes” as experiences and noth56 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

ing more. We cannot fail if we do not judge. What’s more, our focus will shift away from our personalities. After all, the personality is the thing we project into the world to attract praise and acceptance. If we fully accept ourselves, we will no longer place such a high value on others’ opinions. Instead, we will be free to focus on another aspect of ourselves: the God-self. I recently taught a workshop where one of the students had an enlightening experience. She had had a traumatic event as a child. A person she loved was in danger and asked her to go get help. She was very young and didn’t know what to do. Frozen in fear, she did nothing; and she felt terrible guilt as a result. In her young mind, she was selfish. Now, this student was such a giving person. Everyone thought of her as kind and generous. However, we were doing an exercise that involved thinking of someone who aggravates you and then exploring the ways in which you express these aggravating qualities. Well, the first quality on this student’s list was selfishness, and she could not understand it. She told me that she was always the most giving person. She was never selfish. I had her close her eyes and see herself in a situation where she was giving. She did so, and I asked her what she was feeling in that situation. Not surprisingly, she was not feeling good. I asked her to think of the first time she felt this way, and that’s when we arrived at the story of her as a young girl.

The amazing thing about this story is that the student didn’t know she felt that way about herself. Her belief that she was selfish was like a demon deep within her driving her to give and give until she had nothing left. Until that moment she had avoided this demon, but when she found the courage to look within, what she found was not a demon at all, but a beautiful little girl who was calling out for her love and appreciation. It was a wonderful healing. So, our “demons” are simply pieces of ourselves that are calling out to us, but they use the language of shame, fear and guilt to get our attention. Thus, we rarely stop to listen. Instead, we cope with those feelings by cultivating a wonderful personality, by seeking praise and recognition, and by creating a storyline that implies purpose and thus failure if we do not fulfill that purpose. Rather than walking this unfulfilling and exhausting path, why not try going within? Do not seek success. Seek knowing. Know yourself. Listen to your “demons.” Uncover your faulty belief systems and let them go. Reunite with your true self. This could be the greatest adventure of your life. God is waiting.

Sara Chetkin was born in Key West, Fl in 1979. When she was 15 she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis, and spent much of the next 15 years traveling around the world seeking healing and spiritual insight. These travels and explorations are the basis for her first book, The Healing Curve. She graduated from Skidmore College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. After graduation she moved to Somerville, MA and worked in various cafes and restaurants, while pursuing an education in herbal medicine as well as in spiritual studies at Delphi University in McCaysville, GA. In 2004 she began a master’s program at the New England School of Acupuncture, and in 2007 earned a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She is a Ro-hun therapist and an Ordained Minister with the Church of Wisdom, Delphi University. She lives in New York State with her husband, Brecht, and their son, Adrian. The Healing Curve: A Catalyst to Consciousness, published by Rainbow Ridge Books, ISBN 978-1-937907-8, is available on,, and bookstores everywhere.


CATS AT THE STUDIOS, INC. In 1931, legend has it that movie magnate Jack Warner found himself with a temperamental star on his hands. During the filming of Public Enemy Number One, James Cagney found his favorite wool cap destroyed by “dirty rats” that had inhabited his dressing room. Cagney stormed Warner’s office and fumed, “Everyone in the world knows the best exterminator of rats is the cat! You ain’t seeing me back here ‘till I hear some meowing!” The same day, Warner paid a visit to the local animal shelter and returned to the studio—with a limousine full of cats. He placed a tin can in his office he called the “kitty kitty” to collect donations for the new studio “employees.” Today most of Tinseltown’s original stars have made their farewell performances, but the descendants of Warner’s studio cats still roam the sets. In 1984, a 60 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ August 2014

group of studio employees on the Warner Brothers backlot decided something had to be done for the growing number of homeless cats in their workplace. Cats At The Studios (C.A.T.S. Inc.) was born: a nonprofit organization whose caregivers have picked up where Warner left off. For the past thirty years, C.A.T.S. Inc. has ensured that all cats living in the studio backlots are spayed and neutered, vaccinated, provided with any needed medical care, and given fresh food and water daily. All of the tame cats found on the backlot have been adopted into new homes. After thirty years of caring for the cats of the studio system, C.A.T.S. Inc. has grown far beyond its original group of founders—and expanded its early mandate. Because of our success with the cats of the studio lots,

C.A.T.S. Inc. is now able to dedicate our resources to all the cats and kittens of Los Angeles, offering rescue, care, and adoption to cats and kittens from all corners of the city, in all situations and places. We rely solely on our adoption fees and donations from the public to continue the hard work of rescuing all the cats of Los Angeles that need help.

financial resources directly towards the care of rescued kittens & cats. Nevertheless, because of the ongoing expense of vaccinations, neutering & spaying, and additional medical care, we are in need of donations at all times. There are many ways you can help us. One of the fastest ways to help is to make a tax deductible donation online by using the PayPal secure server.

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Donations can also be mailed to us at: Cats at the Studios, Inc., is a non-profit CATS, INC. rescue organization comprised entirely P. O. BOX 1843 of volunteers. We are dedicated to nur- BURBANK, CA 91507 turing, neutering & spaying, and finding Come Meet Our Pets Meet our rescued and homes for abandoned cats and kittens. well-loved cats and kittens this weekend at The shelters are overflowing with unwant- the location nearest to you. ed pets that are euthanized, and many of our cats are rescued on their last days at PETCO - Woodland Hills the shelter. Sometimes people will find 21943 VENTURA BOULEVARD stray or injured cats and contact us to WOODLAND HILLS SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM help. Every cat that comes into our care is welcomed with open arms. Our kitties PETCO - Westlake Village are all fostered in private homes by vol- 3835 E. THOUSAND OAKS BOULEVARD unteers. They eat premium quality food, get excellent veterinary care, and of PETCO - Moorpark course receive lots of love! Un-weaned 742 NEW LOS ANGELES AVENUE kittens are bottle-fed around the clock, The cats are at Petco all week for viewing. and foster parents encounter many chal- Please submit an Adoption Application belenges along with much joy until the fore you contact the kitty’s Foster Parent to babies are past the danger zone. In an arrange a personal meeting. effort to curb the rapidly increasing number of newborns left to the streets, our Please visit our website at rescued kittens are neutered & spayed before being placed in their forever homes. We dedicate a lot of time and oftentimes our own money while our cats await adoption. Because of our committed team of animal-loving volunteers, Cats at the Studios is able to apply all of its limited Ultimately, what we do is CARE.



Cats at the Studios, Inc. (“CATS, INC.�) is a non-profit rescue organization comprised entirely of volunteers. We are dedicated to nurturing, neutering & spaying, and finding homes for abandoned cats and kittens.

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