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Front Cover by Mathieu Degrotte 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; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.theedenmagazine.com 2 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM â™Ľ June 2014
Spiritual Growth Check Point...
By Sherri Cortland
By Sherri Cortland
4 Masouleh Village on the rooftop By Firouzeh Mirrazavi
8 Tasting the sweetness of life By Jan Diana
10 Life is but a Dream
By Dr. Michael Lennox
CONTENTS Qualities of heart centeredness By Rashmi Khilnani
love is a shared energy of blessing
By Ellen Angelica Pendergast
By Dr. Barry Hammer
28 28 May Holly rivers of devotion
By Peace Mother Geeta Sacred Song
34 Santuary and the manifestation of true self
40 Experiencing Bliss By Sara Chetkin
By Katerina Kostaki
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Spiritual Growth Checkpoint:
Windows of Opportunity By Sherri Cortland
I’ve been communicating with my Guides through automatic writing for nearly thirty years, and they started dictating material for their books about seven years ago. One thing I can say with great certainty about the important information and tips for spiritual growth that they’ve channeled over the years is this: It’s usually easier to channel it than it is to put it into action. And here’s the most important thing I’ve learned in the last three decades: Our best intentions do nothing to help us expedite our spiritual growth--we have to move be-
yond intention into action. Training ourselves to take our intentions to the next level is something we can all do, and we can do it in baby steps, i.e., if meditating 15 minutes a day is our goal, we can start out with two or three minutes a day and work our way up to 15 minutes over time. It’s less daunting, I think, when we break our goal into smaller steps; and it’s always rewarding and worthwhile when we reach that goal. 9 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
If you’re a regular reader of my column, you know that my Guides are always talking about the importance of spotting our windows of opportunity early, so that we can learn what we’ve come into body to learn with less drama and less pain. I know from personal experience that taking the time to learn how to spot our windows is a goal that’s worth our attention and time, and what follows is a plan of action to develop our windowspotting skills, and it’s broken down into small steps to help take us from intention to action.
Spotting Windows: Learning to spot windows is like learning any other skill—it just takes practice! Windows are everywhere—at home, at work, even at the grocery store. The best way to find your windows is to examine your life and look for patterns and life scripts:
Like your meditation practice, looking for our windows is an on-going process, and here’s that plan of action to help us get started:
Step #4: Devise a plan of action for future windows…
Step #1: Examine your past . . . • If you draw similar situations to yourself, the universe is trying to get your attention. • If you continue to draw the same type of person to you, the universe is sendFor those of you who are new to the ing you a message. concept of windows of opportunity, they • If you have similar disagreements with are opportunities for growth and learn- people over and over again and you ing that we personally designed and think, “what’s wrong with all these peocreated for ourselves while we were on ple?” they might be providing you with the other side of the veil planning our window of opportunity. present incarnation. Think of your life as a book with chapters, and into each Step #2: Become more aware of what’s chapter we insert scenarios or situations happening in your life today . . . purposely constructed by us to make • Is there a similarity between situasure that we learn a particular lesson tions you find yourself in now and what or have a growth experience. As we you’ve been through in the past? Commiss one window and go on to another, paring the present to the past will help the windows become increasingly more you identify windows. dramatic—and that is to help us wake up and learn our lesson. Spotting win- Step #3: Ask your family and friends . . . dows “on the ground floor instead of at • Sometimes the people we are closest the penthouse” means that we will learn to will be able to see patterns and life our lessons with less drama and pain, scripts that we miss—ask them if they and we will accelerate our growth as we have noticed any patterns or scripts in move more quickly onto other lessons your life. They will tell you right away!! and experiences.
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This is emotional and eye-opening work. I cried my eyes out when I discovered an on-going life script I had with controlling men and realized that I could have ended that pattern so much closer to the ground floor if only I had done this work sooner. I discovered a pattern that occurred only in the grocery store where I thought people were being very rude to me, but it turned out that my own behavior was attracting it. I found another pattern where I was attracting cars to pull out in front of me and tailgate me, thus giving me the opportunity to respond negatively or to throw positive energy into the mix. Until I recognized the pattern, it wasn’t positive energy that I was doling out on the road to work! I’m still finding patterns and windows, and that’s the first step to ending a life script--you first have to recognize the life script. Here’s my suggestion to get started: Grab a box of tissues and set aside 10 minutes a day a couple of times a week to meditate and work on discovering the patterns in your life. This small amount of time and action will yield big results on the path to expediting spiritual growth.
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Review your behavior and reactions to past situations/windows that make up your life script; determine changes that you can make the next time a similar situation occurs; and continue making changes to your attitude, behavior, and reactions until this type of situation stops presenting itself.
Originally from New York State, Sherri Cortland lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, Ted Dylewski and their many cats. In addition to writing books for Ozark Mountain Publishing, Sherri is also the Orlando Metaphysical Columnist for Examiner.com, where publishes new columns twice weekly, and she also shares messages from her Guides on her Facebook Author Page.
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Village On th By Firouzeh Mirrazavi:
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The historical town of Masouleh, having an attractive nature and a wonderful architecture with an antiquity of more than 1000 years, is situated at a distance of 35 km from Fooman and 60 km from Rasht, and 1050 m. above the Caspian Sea. Masouleh is registered as historical towns in the historical & cultural heritage register under the number 1090. This beautiful complex, remained from history with traditions, manners and customs, handicrafts, and many natural and historical sites, is the host of thousands of eager guests and travelers every year.
It was founded in the 10th century AD.
The village itself has a difference in elevation of 100 meters. Its population has declined since the latter half of the 20th century, reducing from 3,500 to 900 at Masouleh is a city in and the capital of the turn of the century. Sardar-e Jangal District, in Fuman County, Gilan Province, Iran. Historical names Masouleh-Rudkhan is the river passing for the city include MÄ salar and KhortÄ b. through the village with a waterfall 200 meters away from the village. Many other springs are also found around Masouleh which is surrounded by dense forests from valley to mount. Fog is the predominate weather feature of Masouleh. Further inland, the landward side of the Alborz receives very little rainfall and rapidly becomes arid. The roofs of houses on lower tiers are used as courtyards for houses on the tiers above them. In some cases, public streets are laid out along interconnected roofs.
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The organic layout and steep stairs have made motor vehicles impractical, so they are banned in the village. About 800 people currently live in the village. Due to being located on Caspian strip and having also suitable soil it is covered with luxuriant forests such as Tosca, Walnut, Hazelnut and Pasturages. Besides, there are waterfalls, small rivers and springs, that totally have created a beautiful and eye-catching natural landscape. Mountains of Masouleh enjoy some mines such as iron, Quartz, China root, zinc and Galena. In the time of King Fathali Qajar, existence of these mines caused to make cannons of Iranian artillery in Masouleh. Masouleh architecture is unique. The buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets.
low building”. Yellow clay coats the exterior of most buildings in Masouleh. This allows for better visibility in the fog. The native language of Masouleh’s inhabitants is Taleshi, a language spoken by fewer than a million people around the western and southern shores of the Caspian Sea.
In addition to being close to the sea, Masouleh is located in a mountainous and high-altitude region. Hence, its climate is a blend of moderate mountainous weather and humid coastal climate, Masouleh does not allow any motor ve- which enchant tourists. Forests, meadhicles to enter, due to its unique layout. ows and mountains can be observed It is the only city in Iran with such a pro- from the village. hibition. However, the small streets and many stairs simply wouldn’t make it pos- Different parts of Masouleh have small, traditional coffee shops that host tourists sible for vehicles to enter. with tea and a tasty local bread. The spectacular architecture of Masouleh is popularly known as “The yard of The village boasts of a blend of Taleshi, the above building is the roof of the be- Torki and Gilaki cultures. 19 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
Article Tasting the Sweetness of Life
TASTING THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE
Message from the Goddess Mother by Jan Diana
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My Beloved Children, â€œOn this glorious day, I am in joy for you, each one of you, as you bring to my heart such sweetness. As we enter into a new time upon your beautiful world, I desire for you to have a greater awareness of what you are in the process of remembering and what is to come for you. In this time of awakening, as you collectively choose to bask in the light of your dreams, you may feel or sense even now your heart center expanding. Yes, there is a blossoming going on within you. Your heart is dancing in the light of your forever embracing of joyfulness, your divine nature. You are the light dancing, you are the joy, you are the sweetness that lives and expresses itself in unlimited capacities.
to resistance and an embracing of greater harmony. To be living at this time on Earth is the grand adventure. To be able to be a part of this glorious shifting that is occurring is a wonder. To be a witness as well as a participant in the grand evolution of humanity and of our blessed Gaia is the greatest of dreams. So you might ask, how can we be in the greatest of harmony on this grand adventure? I will share with you now perhaps a new focus that will assist you to shift your perspective of life and living. When you think of your life, think of it as a collection of experiences that make up a story. Each experience has led you to where you are in this moment. As you look upon each of these experiences, there are some that were of great joy; some perhaps that were not so joyful.
You may feel as if you are in new territory, the terrain feels perhaps different and even at times uncomfortable. We may look upon this as grow- You might be hanging onto the pain of ing pains, and yet these are not pains experiences that were perhaps difficult but the moving from one way of being and unpleasant. into a lighter way of being. Carrying around all this old energy of The key to riding these changes is discomfort is like carrying a pack of always harmony, finding your balance stones on your back, weighing on your within the change. To be centered in heart and mind. It is time to put this pack your heart and move in flow with all that of rocks down, love them, bless them is flowing along with you. You see each and let them go. It is time to fill your one is in the flow and though each is pockets with the magic of new times, new evolving at their own pace and choos- experiences and your new awareness. ing, never the less, all are in the flow. When the focus is on being in heart, Let me share with you a story. There being in the moment, allowing yourself to once was a woman who loved to garden. flow and be in the flow, there is a release 21 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM â™Ľ June 2014
She grew the most beautiful flowers, many varieties in a rainbow of colors. In the spring, all of the people in the countryside would come to view her garden as it brought them such joy.
wonder of her life and the blessings of joy distilled upon her as dew from the heavens.
Each of you has your own experiences in your life. Within each is a hidden One year a great storm came and the treasure of lightness and joy. As you garden was destroyed. The woman see the value in all experiences, the was quite sad as it was too late in the spark of light shining forth, you open season for her to replant. She had tak- to the greater understanding of the joy en some wonderful pictures of the gar- of life. As you focus on the light, your dens in the past which she had dis- life experiences will be filled with the played upon the walls of her home. sweetness of joy. As she looked upon these, she felt great joy and comfort in these memories, This is your divine nature to experience the experiences of the gardens of mo- joy, for you are joy My Beloved Children. ments of the past. This is your time to dance, to dance in the rainbow streams of forever lightness. As the time came for her to prepare the soil for replanting, she began to dig May you begin to taste the sweetness the soil and made an amazing discov- of life in all your experiences, allowing ery. She dug just a few inches deep- the sweetness to elevate you into even er than before as she was hoping to greater joy. When you are in joy, you are create a better bed for the rooting of remembering your divine truth. Within the plants. Her shovel reached some- joy, your heart expands bringing even thing that made quite a lovely sound. greater sweetness. What could this be? As she moved the soil away she discovered in this beautiful Celebrate you and your life. There is only place, just a few inches deeper was one you, and though you belong to a a grand bed of crystals. As she moved family of many of same heart, you have the soil away, the light touched upon your own sweet flavor. them igniting brilliant shining lights. She sat there in amazement and joy. Yes My Beloveds, it is time for you taste She had found such a treasure. She took the sweetness of life. It is time for you to some of the crystals to place in her home dance. I dance with you always.â€? and kept most to be around her new garden. With great love, Your Beloved Mother In an experience of what seemed like a loss at first, was a discovery of greater light and joy. Her heart opened to the 22 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM â™Ľ June 2014
As a Gift I am offering you a Free TeleClass, “Crystal Magic” Learn about crystals and how they can help you in Tasting the Sweetness of life. Take a Journey to a beautiful Garden where crystals grow in the sacred waters of the rainbow fountains. Choose your own special crystal as a gift. It will be blessed specifically for you. Learn how to use your crystal to assist you in your life. Experience the magic of crystals in your life as they raise your awareness of the rainbow streams of forever lightness, truly a sweet experience. Note: Register by subscribing by email at: www.sunshineinyourheart.com (if the time is not convenient, register to receive the recording when available)
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 www.sunshineinyourheart.com or by email email@example.com
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by Dr. Micha
Life Is But A Dre
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Are dreams deep, meaningful experiences that can reveal unconscious desires or simply random brain activity? I have been asked this question over and over again. At the end of the day, the truth is that we really don’t know what dreams are or why we have them. The scientist believes that truth is only what can be measured in a laboratory. The mystic believes that dreams are unmistakably the living realm of the Soul. Since I consider myself half scientist, half mystic, I appreciate everything that dreams have to offer us. I thrill with every new piece of information provided by the latest advances in neuroscience. And I know that dreams offer remarkable insight; examining them can unlock untold secrets and reveal to us amazing elements of the human mystery.
Love and Light: Things like fear, doubt, worry and the illusion of separation. Dreams are the perfect snapshot to reveal to you where you might be blocking more Light and Love to flow through your consciousness and reveal your Soul to you.
A number of years ago, a young woman in her mid-twenties came to me because she had been having recurring nightmares about killing her own babies immediately after giving birth to them. The images absolutely horrified her and she was convinced that they must be confirmation of darkly sinister associations with motherhood that were worming their way into her consciousness. She was terrified about what this might mean for her potential future as a mother. After having different versions of this disturbScience has indeed proven that we get ing dream for several weeks, she finally smarter during REM sleep. In this very followed her friend’s suggestion and set active phase, the brain is busy reviewing up an appointment with me. the data collected during the day and retaining the important stuff as memory. In She described the dreams. They were this way, we wake up smarter than we go indeed horrific and utterly disgusting. to sleep. However, we also become wis- The dreams were bloody, violent and, for er through our dreams. They are where her, very frightening. After taking the few we, I believe, find our Soul. requisite moments of validating her repulsion and agreeing that these dreams The language of the Soul is Love and were indeed disturbing, I introduced her Light. Yet when I tell audiences that I to the universal, symbolic meanings of speak to about their spiritual practice the two images that were most promithat I have no interest in teaching about nent. Love and Light, it usually evokes a surprised response. Light and Love are all I explained that babies connect to anythere is and truly need no help filling any thing new, like ideas, projects, intentions space and therefore does not require or experiences. This is an easy interpreour attention. What does require our at- tation to understand. I went on to detention, however, are the blockages to scribe murder as a deliberate death. 26 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
While this may look at first like a scary image with negative connotations, death is in fact a very positive symbol. It represents the ultimate transformation, as death is the end of one thing, but the beginning of something new. Death is always going to be followed by rebirth. After she took this in, I asked her if there was anything in her life that looked anything like the new prospects that a baby might represent. She said she did indeed have a writing project that she was struggling with. I encouraged her to say more about that. She explained that she had been working on a creative project and had been throwing out various rough drafts and starting over again. When I wondered if the nightmares might have coincided with moments when she had to throw out a draft and start again, her eyes widened with that look that says – “aha”! In this woman’s case, the babies represented the precious first drafts she was birthing through her creativity. The gruesome murders were her psyche’s way of expressing the regret she felt over having to reject her creations that weren’t satisfactory. The images were grotesque and horrifying, but had nothing to do with her becoming a murderous mom. However, when wanting to know what the dreams meant, she was unable to separate herself from the feelings that these images brought up. Her emotional attachment to her dream made it impossible for her to see what became so clear to me. In examining them closer, this woman not only had instant relief from these nighttime
disturbances, she got a glimpse into her creative process that offered her a profound understanding about herself that went beyond the rational, limited mind. Dreams are intensely personal; they happen inside of you. They offer unparalleled insight to the depths of who you are and where you are in your journey. They have an intelligence of their own and need nothing from you to do their job of allowing your Soul to express and expand. Paying them even the slightest attention, however, raises the vibration of the entire system. Sharing them with others does this even more so. Responding back with creative expression is perhaps the highest form of honor you can bestow upon them. Join us at Empowerment Camp: Waking The Teacher Within this coming June and be prepared to dive deep. Find out more about Dr. Michael Lennox at www.michaellennox.com or on Facebook at Michael Lennox and Perchance To Dream.
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excerpts from rashmis book the divine mother speaks the healing of the human heart
QUALITIES OF HEART CENTEREDNESS Part one
by Rashmi Khilnani
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I would like to talk to you about how the universe operates: It operates through the laws of paradox and humor. It is very funny to note that every time one of your scientists does an experiment to prove something, another one of your scientists conducts a successful experiment proving the direct opposite. The universe is very sympathetic to your intentions. So if your intention is that oranges are good for you, the universe will rearrange itself to give you oranges that are good for you. Or the opposite, as the case may be. Therefore, as you move into the fifth, impeccability of intention is important. Otherwise you land up manifesting your negative thoughts and expectations, more and more instantaneously as we move into 2012 and beyond. The universe is paradoxical vis-à-vis third-dimensional reality because third-dimensional reality operates on the principal of duality (polarity). Therefore, everything that occurs in your world has an equal and opposite energy that pops up to fulfill the polarity law.
gram, “no thing” is happening. The soul is not cutting or bleeding, it is a direct emanation of source—it is pure potentiality, it is beyond life and death. The soul is your best friend and in spite of its very detached nature, loves you dearly and intimately feels your pleasure and pain. As mentioned before, this book is not to be taken literally. To mix the laws of the relative and the absolute in unwise combinations without the supervision of an enlightened master or teacher is dangerous. The Divine Mother is pouring out the wisdom teachings of all time to facilitate your accelerated waking up. The use of metaphysical wisdom is best done slowly and with spiritual guidance, and balance. If you can but see the joke and the sense of play as your talented entity Shakespeare said “all the world is a stage . . .” and you are playing your role.
Your sense of humor will serve you greatly in this magnificent time of the ending to time and instant manifestation. Deep belly laughing is recommended. Instead of going into the usual states of Your third-dimensional reality operates blame, shame, and victimhood, you can on the law of humor as it mesmerizes see the funny side of things if you so you into the collective belief that you choose and lighten up. are solid and that your world is fixed and limited and very real. The truth is In the Egyptian Cartouche, one invokes that your worldly reality is holograph- the energy of Bast, the cat goddess of ic—what your ancients called “Maya” or play and laughter, to shift into the enerthe Grand Illusion. Yes, in relative re- gy of humor with ease and grace. Cereality, if you cut your finger with a knife monial dancing and play were an intrinaccidentally, your finger will bleed. sic part of ancient Egyptian culture. Your However, on the screen of your soul, heart resonates strongly to the frequenwhich is eternal and beyond the holo- cy of humor and play. This is why some 30 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
of you chase humorous mates like a lightened Architurean being Buddha has heat-seeking missile. taught you most beautifully about the art of compassion. Buddhists practice The Heart does not see things as black the intention of becoming enlightened and white. It somehow, when vibrat- and then being reborn to help others ing at its higher harmonics, transcends until the goal is reached: the freeing polarity consciousness. This is because of all souls from the Maya (relative rethe power of love is about integration ality). Opening the thousand-petal lotus and transcendence of the polarities and of the heart through breathing in heaven the power of love is capable of forgiving and Earth is a powerful way to connect and transcending judgment. The mind to the compassion of your heart. on the other hand is obsessed with definition and analysis. As I have said This is a state that in some of your before, as soon as we define something Buddhist texts is called “mahakaruna.” we limit it to that particular definition. Compassion is closer to empathy and So when you are loving with your mind is not the same as sympathy or “pityas the boss, you are on a sticky wicket ing others.” I note that many of you as and an endless roller coaster of duality, healers and metaphysical teachers e.g., I love/ I hate; I am happy/ I am un- continue not to honor the distinction behappy; I want/ I don’t want. To be heart- tween compassion, which empowers all felt and allow the heart to be the boss concerned, and pitying or imbalanced is to strengthen and cultivatethe vibra- sympathy that tends to disempower othtions of embracement, acceptance and ers. I am not saying that sympathy in compassion.You cannot imagine how and of itself is an undesirable quality. It beloved you are to the divine Mother. is a WONDERFUL STEP on the journey What precious little jewels you are and to the heart and to compassion. the luminosity that you are stepping into. Every time you connect to the Divine Mother in your heart she answers your call immediately. I, the Goddess Hathor, am a very heartfelt aspect of the Divine Mother Isis, so by invoking me you get to go to heartfelt states with joy and ease. The qualities of compassion, embracement, and acceptance are all important for the healing of the human heart.
What is compassion? It is a deep experiential state of honoringthe other as one honors oneself at the same time. It is much closer to feeling a deep empathy for the pain and suffering of another aspect of the one supreme self. As you empathize with another’s pain, it is prudent to continue to keep a part of your consciousness of yourself as a whole and well individual. This does not Compassion mean that you have to be totally perfect before you begin to facilitate the healing Let’s start with compassion. The en- journey of another or teach others that 31 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
which you have learned through your experience. What is important is that during the healing session you put your energy largely in the Absolute where all is one and all is love and all is peace.
of how energy moves in your universe, if you wish for love, become love. If you wish for peace, become peace. The School of Hathor always takes you back to the source of your power which is within you. So does every single spiriThis assists the recipient of the heal- tual path on your planet—Celtic, Sufi, ing session to kick in to their own inner Vedantic, Zen, and so on. expanded consciousness, which helps them to immediately see their dramas Embracement and pain from a higher perspective. The quality of embracement is another Compassion is also your passion to express route to unconditional love and which has been added love. In this state the opening of the heart. Your human of compassion or “co-passion,” it is so heart cannot be forced open. The more much easier to honor the passion of an- you or the other uses pressure and guile other. P. S.: Do not forget that we first to open the heart, the faster the heart start with compassion for ourselves. closes its petals. Love is a child of mystery. It requires safety and a feeling of This brings me to the subject of the being nourished and honored. So a daisacred geometrical symbol used exten- ly practice of finding ways to listen to the sively in Egyptian Alchemy—the Divine desire for the well-being of your heart is Infinity Symbol, which is like a number recommended. Sometimes before you eight on its side. Love loves to journey can hear your heart’s voice, you need to through infinity. So by meditating on clear emotions that may be coming up, the infinity symbol in your heart or third such as anger or pain. This is always to eye, you connect powerfully to the love be done without causing further harm to of self as one loop of the infinity and the self or others. Many of you, such as my love of others as the second loop. This channel Rashmi, have had an intense is a powerful Key of Hathor that has experience of the emotional body in my been used for eons for enlightenment, temples in Egypt even in current time. healing and triggering of loving, com- Her emotional body was highly activatpassionate states of being. ed, particularly around the solar plexus and heart, after meditating with a spirituLove loves to journey through infinity. al group in my temple in Dendara. What The Infinity Symbol symbolizes that she experienced was all her emotions you are eternal, that life is eternal, and at the same time and a total opening of like the Ankh, it symbolizes and reflects her heart. The morphogenic energy of your immortal essence. It also illustrates love of my temple also clearedout a lot beautifully that what goes around comes of the fear and imbalance of power in around. So based on this universal law her solar plexus. 32 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
One of the powerful ways to integrate experiences such as the one described above and the intense pull and push of your emotions, thoughts, and life is through embracement. Embracement means a total allowance and a total acceptance of what is. This includes an embracement or allowance of your judgments and your so-called “lack of perfection.” The Divine Mother sees you as a pristine jewel of perfection even within your imperfections. Your saint of love, Amaji, illustrates the embracement principle both metaphysically and actually, when she transmits the love of the Divine Mother through hugging countless human beings on a daily basis. She offers love as the Divine Mother does . . . without judgment. excerpts from rashmis book the divine mother speaks the healing of the human heart.available on amazon.com and kindle .
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 Blogtalkradio.com. 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. 33 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
By Ellen Angelica Pendergast
Failure…a word almost everyone avoids…many do not even like to say it aloud, for fear of it ‘sticking’ to them somehow. How many have received a red “F” on their paper in school, feeling that it was literally burned into their skin…no matter what anyone tells them, it still hurts.
thought is burned into the mind, always there, like an ugly scar..one that doesn’t show from the outside right away, but as their life transpires, manifestation of problems and chaos in that person’s life attest to the label they received long ago.
It comes in the form of broken relationFailure in life is an unbearable thought. ships, lost property, lost children, lost Words such as ‘loser,’ ‘failure,’ ‘stupid,’ loves. These sad individuals oftentimes etc….all lead to one thing, feeling BAD. self-medicate through drugs, alcohol, It doesn’t matter what the word really or other addictions, creating more situmeans, or even who said it, it cuts like ations to ‘fail’, and eventually just fade a knife, and the wound seems never away, or run away, literally or figuratively. to completely heal. It’s almost as if the 34 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
Failure is a result of fear; first of all believing that it’s true, when it is not. No one is a failure and can never be. Why? Because everyone is an Energy called Love; a true reflection of God/Love/Life, and can therefore, never fail. Anything that looks like ‘failure’ is simply a picture of a movie or story that is not quite yet done. A ‘leading’ to someone, somewhere, or something…a story not yet finished. If one fails, something was still gotten from it, and that is…. … EXPERIENCE, for on a Soul level, evolution is always taking place and that ‘failure,’ that exact experience was needed, created and planned for by that Soul for it’s own growth, understanding, and realizations. Therefore, no one can fail, no one ever has, no one ever does, and no one ever will. It is quite literally, impossible.
Ellen Angelica Pendergast received a B.A. in Education in 1978; four major fields of study: English, Art, Social Studies, and Psychology. Received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology in 1997. Has treated patients in a locked psych ward, held a two office private practice, and currently is starting a private practice in Arizona. Taught Psychology classes at a University in the Chicago area, and has just completed a children’s book. She is currently writing another book for young adults and the general public. Contact Ellen; firstname.lastname@example.org
A true Master embraces all experiences and understands that they are sent for always the Grander Good of that individual Soul, and for all. Truly what is good for one, is good for all…what blesses one, blesses all. Failure in one, is really an evolution for one, and therefore, Spiritual Growth/Spiritual Evolution for all. For as the modern term states, it truly is ……”All Good!” Blessings!
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MIRACULOUS CLAY ALGO Simple and natural way to open the Pineal gland
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There is still a scientific explanation about how the clay works . Do much good because, once inside the body , where it is headed is Toxins . They say this is happening because he was gifted with intelligence ... Let us thank Him for the gift blessed and use with confidence this panacea. Curative qualities and pharmaceutical action Did you know that clay has a similar composition to that of our body ? Contains minerals (calcium , magnesium , silicon, iron, potassium , etc.), Which allows it to cleanse toxins from the blood. This mixture of silicates and quartz fragments and small, is a true miracle health. It looks like aluminum silicate gives healing properties, and other products available explains anti toxic properties. Fill inorganic necessary, restores acid-base balance , regulates digestion, stimulates the endocrine glands and combat hyper acidity. It comes in different varieties: white clay, yellow, red, green and gray, the best (in terms of information content and beneficial energies ) are the yellow (it has the highest content of iron, magnesium and calcium), followed by clay white . Whether itâ€™s used internally or that only makes contact with the body outside, she finally locates to the affected area, which absorbs harmful, then expelled, usually by way of the digestive tract. It is absolutely amazing how this world alive and mysterious but blessed by God, whether contact with the body by mouth, anal , vaginal or dermal exactly is going to the place where they are stationed River that affected body. 37 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM â™Ľ June 2014
Therefore, the clay: has a remarkable power of absorption, and anti toxic power; has special healing properties; enhances the body’s defense forces; Radioactive help balance the body; recharge the body’s cells with vital energy, refreshing them; helps normalize blood pressure; protects people with diabetes; tonic effect on the nervous system and ward off stress . Diseases for which we recommend: baths in the bathtub. For cleaning use respiratory diseases, burns, eye prob10 bags of clay (1 kg each). lems, ulcers and gastritis, liver and gallbladder disorder, colitis nephritic or Clay water lithiasis ( stones), skin problems etc. Water inhalations argillaceous against common cold and sinusitis, candy clay recommendations against sore throat. It will suck, like canFor external use :Clay powder - powder dy, a piece of clay, until complete discold poultices on the chest and back, alsolution, water compresses the clay to ternating in treating bronchitis poultice dry eyes, blepharitis , conjunctivitis, catpowder against burns. The gauze is aparact . One hundred grams of clay is put plied to the clay poultices thick cold for in a liter of water and then compresses an hour, poultice against arteritis. locally on closed eyes 1-3 times a day. Argillaceous water gargle to treat tonsilBesides painful crises: 3 poultices day litis and bronchitis . plus a glass of warm water argillaceous to be drinking on an empty stomach in For internal use: the morning and another before dinner Clay water against gastro - duoden and half an hour. clay poultice powder for peptic ulcer. A glass of water before acne. Mixture of clay powder with water meals clay half an hour + poultices ap( water , wheat bran give a better yield), plied to the stomach or duodenum. heartapplied on the face as a mask . burn. Drink the mixture after each meal or when pain occurs. clay in water treatCosmetics mask of clay powder for the ment against hepatic and gallbladder. face. Clay powder mixed with various Water + clay poultices liver, 1-2 times fruits, vegetables, yogurt, honey, olive per day. argillaceous water in nephritic oil, egg yolk, depending on your skin colic and lithiasis ( kidney stones pain type. products). In the morning, on an empty stomach a glass of water argillaceous Clay baths and afternoon poultices on renal areas. For the entire body can be made of clay 38 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
Clay water it can be used as a therapeutic agent in the form of water, which was added to the required content of clay, the water we use in particular in internal cure , either in the form of poultices or bandages .
migraine - paralysis - gastritis - duodenitis - peptic ulcer - colitis constipation Clay paste - diarrhea For poultices or bandages will prepare - dyskinesia and cholelithiasis a smooth paste resulting from the dis- - chronic hepatitis solution of clay pounded into the water - cancer (does not apply to therapy in women - heart disease during the menstrual cycle). Prepare - hyperlipidemia at least 4 hours before use. Apply cold - asthma on hot diseased places (abscess- - thyroid disorders es, boils, wounds) and will you 1-1.5 - disorders ovarian hours. The same cold poultices can you - diabetes 2-3 hours or even all night, seated ill - urinary tract infections (liver lung , kidney). In this case, apply - metritis , attached a piece of cloth that serves as a sup- - peripheral circulation disorders port, which is applied to the sick place, - stress When it comes to chronic processes, it is - rickets preferable to apply warm and cozy place - impaired sexual to adhere the dressing to be treated. Ap- dynamics ply 1-3 times per day, depending on the - sinusitis needs and tolerance. If that causes pain - allergic will apply slightly warm and will keep less. rhinitis - otitis Not only scars, when it comes to a wound, - hemorrhoidal disease and revitalizes the body area or in depth, - prostatitis where applicable. Treatment should be - cancer individualized according to the disease - leukemia or body as clay traps , drains and remove skin diseases, all impurities tissues, blood and lymph . and much more Precautions Any treatment with clay is welcome , because no side effects and any contraindications . TO ORDERS PLEASE visit us in As a mineral supplement in allopathic https://www.facebook.com/pages/Infinitreatments in : Healing/335795349789033?fref=photo - fatigue39 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM â™Ľ June 2014
Love is an expansive connective energy that enables individuals to experience the sublime grandeur of the core of their own being by sharing that relational energy with others. Empathically tuning into what is experientially genuine, naturally good, or fully alive in another life presence arouses similar qualities in our own being, through a process of sympathetic vibratory resonance, or compatible energy attunement. In deeply invested empathic communion, heartfelt experiential attunement, caring energetic connection, or true love, we find our fulfillment by reflecting each other’s essential qualities of life energy, such as, generosity, compassion, courage, beauty, goodness, sweetness, or enchanted richness of being, which “magnetically” arouses similar noble, exalted, or sublime qualities in ourselves. Any qualities of true greatness, genuine sincerity, and natural goodness that we empathically contact in another life presence arouses similar qualities in ourselves, because the “seeing” and “being” of the shared energy of love are interrelated processes. When we view others and ourselves through the “eyes” of love, or the perspective of nonjudgmental empathic attunement, the energy of love intuitively “sees” or recognizes (re-cognizes) its own loving, lovable, lovely qualities of flawless purity, integrated cohesive wholeness, regenerative life energy, or blessedness, in whoever or whatever it gazes upon. That is why true love naturally brings blessing by revealing its own blessed energy presence as the true being of the lover, the beloved, and the relational energy that flows between them. Sublime qualities of love such as true inner and outer beauty, sweetness, wonder-full enchantment, joyful vitality, and total security reflect an exalted or very high vibratory frequency of relational life energy, which give our consciousness the experience of being filled full to overflowing with a fully satisfying life energy presence.
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IS A SHARE OF BLE
By Dr. Barr
Art by Maryam https://www.faceboo
ED ENERGY ESSING
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The relationally shared energy presence of love also involves the experience of full blessedness, or being united to the source of everything that contributes to full satisfaction, total security, and overflowing fullness of being. The sweet or juicy qualities of love are what satisfy and nourish our inner being, metaphorically represented by tasty treats that stimulate our material taste buds with vibrations that are experienced as sweet and succulent. The energy of love naturally seeks full energetic and experiential union or deep communion with the beloved so that we can experience the blessed essence or relational core of our own life energy being as love. The vibratory energetic pattern, evolutionary blueprint, “song”, “dance”, or “story” of our own heart, soul, or essential core of being is inherently relational to other individuals, and, therefore, is naturally aroused through our loving empathic communion with them. Our empathic appreciation of the truly lovable, noble, or blessed qualities of other individuals is reflected or resonated back to us as the blessed experience of our own individual form of the being, energy, “electricity” or “electromagnetic pulse” of love. Being in the presence of and in deeply invested empathic communion with someone who we deeply care about arouses and releases the essential “juices” and related vibratory energy pulse of our own individual being, as naturally matching, compatible, complementary, resonating, vibratory energy pulses. That is why true love or warmhearted caring is the greatest natural tonic, elixir, succulent sweetness, or ambrosia and nectar of life energy. The urge to connect to another individual at a sensual, sexual, mental, emotional, experiential, and/ or energetic level is part of a natural urge for full union, unrestricted communion, empathic attunement, or deep vibratory resonance of our individual energy fields. The deeper our level of communion with the wholeness of another individual’s 41 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
living energy presence, to the very core of their being, the more deeply, fully, or greatly the energy of our own whole being is “magnetically” amplified, or enhanced in its pitch or rhythmic pulsation, to the very core of our being. The process of empathic communion or energetic experiential attunement is the relational connection of true love that reveals the blessed love-being of each of the participating individuals, through an “electromagnetic” process of sympathetic, congruent, compatible, complementary, or harmonic vibratory resonance. The relational energy of love makes us extremely open or “superconductive” to contacting, experiencing, expressing, amplifying, and limitlessly expanding all of the shared qualities of love, sublime grandeur, or blessedness that are inherent to the shared being of love.
ner and outer riches of reality. Any kind of selfish self-seeking is grounded in an implicit premise of inner deficiency or lack of wholeness of being and well-being, for which we try to compensate by trying to fill ourselves with something that we presume that we currently lack. That selfish premise of inner deficiency naturally produces an increasing momentum of inner and outer experiences of deficiency, limitation, scarcity, or lack of material and experiential abundance. However, unselfishly sharing our caring energies, talents, and gifts with others implicitly reflects an opposite premise that our being or energies are limitless and inexhaustible, so we do not fear being permanently depleted or deprived through the process of giving of our energies. This premise of limitless abundance of being must actually be lived or expressed through the expansive process of sharing our caring We must unselfishly, generously, abun- energies to be experientially valid; theodantly share the blessed qualities, ca- retical affirmations of abundance that do pacities, and gifts of love for them to not involve an expansive flow of energy grow more abundant, richer, more vivid, to others are likely to set into motion an or more fully developed in our own expe- opposite contracting momentum, producrience, because the expansive process ing increasing levels of inner and outer of sharing our caring energy with others deficiency and scarcity rather than true releases or elicits the source, or reservoir abundance. When we set into motion the of that energy to unfold deeper and deep- expansive energy of love by unselfishly er levels of itself, like pumping water from sharing our warmhearted caring, investa limitless fountain, or like the heartbeat ment of empathic attention, and other pumping blood to circulate throughout resources with others, that expansive our individual body. However, any kind momentum reveals the blessed or limitof egocentric, narcissistic, self-seeking lessly renewable, regenerative, fully satsets into motion a greater and greater isfying qualities that are intrinsic to the accelerating momentum of contraction expansive, inexhaustible, energy of love. of energy, producing increasing levels of scarcity rather than abundance of the in42 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
There is a natural rhythmic oscillation between the giving and receiving of the expansive relational energy of love, like the natural process of inhalation and exhalation within the greater whole process of breathing, or like the rhythmic in-beat and out-beat of the heart. This rhythmic flow of energy between receiving and giving, or between self and other, is naturally meant to occur spontaneously, guided by what intuitively feels “right” to our core integrity from moment to moment, and is not meant to be managed through volitional control, which interferes with the unpredictable pulse of love’s natural flow. Conscious control tends to be one-sided, exclusive, imbalanced, restrictive, rigid, divisive, whereas the energy of love is a natural integrated seamless wholeness and spontaneous flexibility that arises from the mystery core of our being, sometimes beyond what the conscious mind can measure, predict, and control. The “perfect pitch” or rightful harmonic integrated coherence of our core integrity can gradually emerge and reveal itself when we no longer try to impose preconceived patterns or predetermined agendas upon the relational energy of love and the individual energy of our own being. Having plans and preferences is natural and should not be relinquished or suppressed, but we need to intuitively align those with rather than against the natural spontaneous flow of our individual being and relational connections.
Anyone who wishes to read more of our inspirational/ transformational insights should see our two published books, 1) Psychological Healing Through Creative Self-Understanding and SelfTransformation. (ISBN: 978-1-62857-075-5) and 2) Deepening Your Personal Relationships: Developing Emotional Intimacy and Good Communication. (ISBN: 978-1-61897-590-4). The primary author is Dr. Max Hammer, with contributions from secondary authors Dr. Barry J. Hammer and Dr. Alan C. Butler. These books can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or our author/publisher website, http://sbprabooks.com/MaxHammer. The latter website also posts our other blogs, and describes our books and us as authors.
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MAY HOLY RIVER
“Impeccable Warrior of Ligh
By Peace Mother G
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RS OF DEVOTION
ht” EnLightenment Wisdom
Geeta Sacred Song
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The mind is dazed into believing it wants drink, food, entertainment and comfort...It is filled with desires for “this” and then, “that”. Even while you are bombarded with the stream of primordial illusion that seems endless, your Soul is crying out to unite every cell with the Brilliant, Blazing, Infinite Light! The Highest Truth is that your heart aches to be drenched in Devotion… You long to live as an Impeccable Warrior of Light. Your Soul yearns to live as a Mighty Being, fully connected to your Light Essence... steeped in Wisdom, Self Love, Self Respect and Balance.
As an Impeccable Warrior of Light, the Sacred Rivers of Contemplation, One-Pointed Adoration and Awareness dance through me as waves of Joy... May they do the same within you! Magnificent Rivers of Devotion swell within me, breaking their banks, flooding the atmosphere, bathing all Creation... may the same Grace bathe you! The River of Supreme Contentment perpetually flows through me as tears of humble Reverence for the Compassionate Universe, the Source of Benevolent Grace that will Bless you on your Soul Journey.
Maintain your Spiritual Practices, dear one...Sustain your Faith in your Highest Your Soul knows the day will come Destiny. The Rivers of Courage and Dewhen you will make Spiritual Protec- votion that carried me and delivered me tion, Sacred Ceremony, Sacred Sound, to the Mother Ocean of Bliss, are purifyMeditation and other Light Activating ing you even now! practices your daily and constant priority... allowing you to receive the FULL I pray that the River of Joy-full Appreflow of Divine Love that is All Ways avail- ciation cleanse you and every sentient able to you. being, of shamanic amnesia. I pray for you and all souls to know they are nevI EnCourage you...do not despair, do er alone! May it wash away your pain, not lose Faith that you CAN live as an ALL erroneous loneliness and torImpeccable Warrior of Light. Know ments... eradicating all sense of separathat when The Holy Rivers of Devotion tion from Divine Source. converge within you, they flow into the Ocean of Bliss! THIS experience... of Rivers of Devotion move me to sing, living a Joy-full Life, supported by con- “Jai Jai Maa, Jai Jai Maa, Jai Jai sistent Light Amplification rituals, man- Maaaaaaaa!” tras and declarations, is what your Soul is calling for. Knowing this, direct They inspire me into action… moving all your Attention to calling this reality me to dance with sweet Freedom as to your self with intense, sweet Determi- my heart explodes with rays of EnLightnation. enment! 46 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
I call upon the Holy Rivers of Devotion of Light... that you Love Her... and that to burst forth from me to flood all beings all you truly desire to experience is your with Dedication to the Light, that each Light Essence! sentient being may break free of Maya! Admit that all the longing for mateTo you, dear one...and to all Souls, I say, rial, emotional satisfaction is actually a “I LOVE YOU! Night and Day, I am call- parching thirst to exist in Peace-full Adoing forth your release from suffering! ration of God-Spirit-Light. Know that I am not alone in this… so Our desires are all based on a deep many other Beings of Light are also rooted primordial need to exist in ONEworking for your Freedom! ness with our Divine Self. Your yearning for Love from others is a disguised hunIf you are spell-bound, believing you ger to be saturated in Blazing Light! are not able to surrender your petty self to the Almighty Grace that is Eternally Cry out to Maa...She is All Ways listenflowing through you and for you, know ing. She lives within you as the purifying that just as I merged with the Ocean Holy Rivers, as the Ocean of EnLightenOf Light, SO WILL YOU! ment you are flowing towards. Just as the darkness of separation was healed within my Soul, so shall your illusions of division be dispelled.
The Ocean of Compassion is beckoning your Soul to immerse Itself with the Divine Cosmic Flow. May The Rivers of Devotion converge within you now! BeAs they have in me, one day, the Holy gin the Alignment by walking your Path Rivers of Devotion will converge within fully armed for Success with the Impecyou permanently, bestowing an Eternal cable Warrior of Light Ceremonial and ecstasy and Peace that are beyond hu- Wisdom Ways. man description. With an over-flowing heart, claim your Dear one, sing Jai Jai Maa, Jai Jai Maa, spiritual inheritance by singing this EnJai Jai Maa! Shout to Divine Mother, Lightenment Mantra sweetly: “Hey Maaaaaaaaaaaaa!” Shout out your name and tell Her “I am here! I long “JAI JAI MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!” to serve the Light! Help me! Make the Holy Rivers of Devotion converge within me!” To listen to the JAI JAI MAA mantra and Call out to Her with all your being and music, visit us here: your Heart will confess the deepest truth: http://www.iwolight.org/jai-jai-maa.html That you realize She is The Fountain 47 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
The Sacred Inner Sanctuary and the Manifestation of True Self
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Step out of your old self. Become a true change within you. Become the change in the world. World needs changes. People need changes.
control-lovers. The content of these messages itself is one of control based origin and outcome.
They crave to watch a great difference, something provocative in a spiritual way to say, or in a literal way of speaking.
All these non-benevolent signs are coming from non-benevolent origins, in order to molest, harness, and finally control people’s hearts. Not all hearts, but only those who are weak hearts.
Look at the news feed and you might see a lot of interesting issues .What is offered to people to watch on screen, and what mental food people choose to be fed with .
Manifesting your True Self , your inner sacred sanctuary within your heart , the sanctuary of Love, then you attain your own mastership.
Suddenly they realize that they are fed up because of the trash they are fed with from media. Watch the word “feed “ ! It’s everywhere! Info is a very close relative to “feed”. Info is a means of feeding people’s minds. What are they pleased of being fed with? Are their minds nurtured by Love and Loving thoughts or abused by violence, sexism, and hate in news and media? You wonder why they accept all these subliminal messages on sexism, corruption, abuse, hate, wrath and control in music industry.
Needless to be told upon your own True Path, because you are the only one who deeply knows pretty well what this Path looks like. You know why you followed this Path, the “The less travelled road” instead of the crowded one. Finally you are the only one to ascertain your abilities. So no one might be judgmental over you , because he or she hasn’t the right to do so ,except our Almighty Prime Creator. “Do not judge so that you will be judged” ~Jesus Christ Copyright Katerina Kostaki Spiritual writer-poetess
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Flamingos are one of the most interesting types of animals in the world. There are six known species of them out there. They are different from many other types of birds because of the length of their legs. They arenâ€™t often seen flying but they certainly can just like other birds. It was long debated though if they should be classified as storks or ducks. Finally, it was decided that they should have their own classification. The coloring for a Flamingo ranges from various shapes of pink all the way to a crimson red. Some of them are shades of orange too. They also have colors of cream and white mixed in. They are lovely creatures and they seem to be very calm. If you have a local zoo then chances are you have been able to see and to observe these animals up close. Flamingos live in a variety of habitat locations. They are fine in both warm and cold areas. They live in both the mountain areas and the flat lands. However, they do need plenty of access to food and to water. They are found in lakes, lagoons, and even swamps all over. As long as there are small insects, crustaceans, and algae they seem to have the food sources that they need. These animals are very social and they thrive on interaction with each other. Colonies of Flamingos in the wild can be thousands in number. Many of them are small though with only about 50 in them. The largest group of Flamingos is found in East Africa where a single colony has more than 1 million members. They engage in a variety of behaviors that are fascinating to watch.
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One thing that researchers have learned by placing Flamingos in captivity is that they don’t do well if there aren’t plenty of other members around. This is why a zoo has from 15 to 25 of them to display. During mating, the Flamingos will pair up and they stay with each other after mating to create the nest for the egg. Then also work as a team to keep the egg warm and safe for about 30 days until it hatches. Young Flamingos are fed crop milk that the parents both produce instead of regurgitated foods as other birds provide for their young. Many people don’t realize how much Flamingos fly or their abilities. They can take off rapidly and fly up to 35 miles per hour. They can also fly hundreds of miles a day between different locations in order to find adequate amounts of food for them to survive on. Most of this flight time takes place at night though which is why many of us never see them. Right now none of the species of Flamingos are considered to be endangered. Yet many researchers find that what takes place in our environment now could reduce their numbers significantly in the not so distant future. It is often hard to get a good count of Flamingos due to their diverse distribution. The fact that they fly off to new habitats too can mean they aren’t counted at all or that the same ones get counted several times. For example in 1924 the James Flamingo was believed to be extinct. However, in 1957 they were discovered living in the Andes Mountains and along areas of Chile in large numbers. One of the biggest fears is the spread of diseases and toxins because these animals do live in such large colonies. It won’t take long for something to kill hundreds or even thousands of members in a short period of time. 52 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
Global warming can reduce the natural habitat of Flamingos as it dries up the areas where they live and get their food from. It can also halt their desire to reproduce as that season is introduced when it rains. With hotter temperatures and less rain in many areas it can prevent large colonies from taking part in breeding so there are less new Flamingos out there. You also have to take into consideration that Flamingos like in difficult environments to begin with. They are found in areas where most other animals wouldn’t be able to survive for very long. When that is altered to become even worse though then they chances of evolving enough and adapting to these new surroundings is extremely difficult if not impossible to do. The overall consensus is that there are fewer Flamingos out there now than there were a decade ago or half a century ago. This is due to changes in their habitat, more hunting of them in some ranges, human elements, and environmental factors. Yet the number of them right now doesn’t seem to show a huge threat to the overall survival of them. The fact that we have done research and know the things that pose the biggest threats to the Flaming though means we can work to slow down the decline of them. Early intervention means that major efforts to protect them can be avoided later on. We have learned the hard way with too many animals what can occur if we don’t take action based on what could occur. http://www.flamingos-world.com/
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Experiencing Bliss: A Matter of Perspective by Sara Chetkin
Your mind is playing tricks on you. Or even better, your ego is playing tricks on you. So many teachers, philosophers and religious icons have said it: we are dreaming, and we must wake up. The process of waking up is often described as “going within.” But this can be misleading. Think of a dream. When you are dreaming would you tell your dream persona to look inside to realize it is dreaming? The thing itself is a product of the dream. Is there truth within it? Everywhere it looks it sees the projection of the dreamer’s mind: the whims and fantasies, the unearthed fears and de-
sires. And when it looks to itself it experiences the reactions to these projections: the psychoses that arise when we search for truth in the chaotic, unconscious pondering of the dreamer. The mental struggle to bring order and meaning to this chaos occurs within the realm of the ego, and it hasn’t brought me any closer to lasting peace or understanding. How about you? I am beginning to understand that if we do not transcend the need to find order within the chaos, we will only circle round and round our true nature, never truly blossoming.
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In The Healing Curve, I discuss at length the importance of understanding our emotional reactions to life. We all have triggers, and these triggers have an origin. It is helpful to discover that origin and heal it. This is true, but I have come to realize that after a certain point even this process hinders our progress. Once we understand how the system works – experiences create memories, memories create programs, and programs create unconscious behavior – we must move on. We can dig and dig and dig. We will never come to the end of it because seeking understanding within the dream state only leads us into deeper dreams. Instead, we must awaken the dreamer. But how? Who is the dreamer? In Sadhana, The Path to Enlightenment, Swami Rama describes the “center of consciousness” that is sleeping within the city of life. We are this center, and this center knows well its true source. Yet, we are separated from this knowledge through our faith in the ego. The ego – or the mental self – acts like a wall, shielding from view the light of the divine. Thus, in our dream state (where ego reigns) we are unaware that this light is always upon us. Black Elk, a Sioux medicine man, understood this. He said “peace will come when we realize that the Great Spirit dwells at the center of the universe. That center is every where, it is within each of us.” If we want to experience the divine, we need only shift our attention away from the mental trappings of the ego. More often than not, when we begin a spiritual life, our first thought is to destroy the ego in order to liberate our true nature. This is folly. The ego is a tool, not a warden. 56 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
The divine cannot be imprisoned. The divine is omnipotent. So we need not destroy the ego, but we must educate ourselves. We must surrender the power of the ego before the true master, the center of consciousness, the higher self. This is a matter of discipline, and we can begin by a simple process of observation. If we begin to pay attention to our thoughts, we will soon notice their inconsistent nature. Our minds create an ever-changing landscape where some days we are up and some days we are down. Some things look good and some bad. Our identification with this evaluative process traps us in an endless maze. The truth is there is no good, and there is no bad. The Upanishads state that diversity is an illusion. All of life is one infinite expanse known as Brahman. Everything we see is a product of divine intelligence. We do not experience it this way because we are entranced by the ego’s dualistic perspective. We have become addicted to categories and hierarchies. We are attached to the thrill of achievement and failure, but we have deceived ourselves because these ups and downs do not bring lasting contentment. They bring anything but that! Yet even as I write these words, I feel the fear that takes hold when I consider another way. For too long I have trained myself to believe that if I am not “better than” then I am nothing. When someone has “proven me wrong” it feels like a small death because that part of myself is now “worthless.” Does this sound familiar?
So, imagine what it feels like to have your entire approach to life “proven wrong.” That’s a huge death! No one is eager to experience that, but this is how we perceive enlightenment when we are entranced by the ego. It sounds very nice in theory – bliss, eternal peace – but what about words like merge and dissolve? Where does that leave “me?” This is one of humankind’s greatest fears: the unknown. What happens to my identity when I merge with the divine? Fear not. In Sadhana, The Path to Enlightenment Swami Rama has this to say: When “the drop of water meets the ocean, it becomes the ocean.” We do not disappear; we unfold into boundlessness. This is true freedom. So, do not fear the loss of individuality. The individual we call self is an illusion: a conglomeration of thoughts, feelings and memories. The true self is far greater with unlimited potential, and we need only shift our attention to experience it. Henry David Thoreau says “the truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.” So let us awaken from this trance! “Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.” This Maori proverb states it perfectly. The ego – our shadows – will always be there. Will we continue to wander in darkness through its endless mazes or will we look to the light and find our way home? The choice is yours.
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 Amazon.com, BN.com, and bookstores everywhere.
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Calling to the Divin
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ne Feminine By Huda Musa
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The moon above us, so FULL and vibrant fills our world with beauty, joy, and bliss. We hear the music and dance to the vibrations. We stand up, express our voice and claim our thrones as the Divine beings that we are.
You can find Huda at www.hudamusa.com or email@example.com
“No matter how much the human spirit endures, it can always find it’s way back But wait.. to forgiveness. Back to the heart and What if you aren’t feeling this way? back to the center. The Resilience of Sad? Unfulfilled? being HU-MAN is far greater than anyone has permitted you to perceive. Tap How do you change these tunes? into your heart center and tap into comThrough visualization, being aware of passion, LOVE, and abundance.” the self dialogue, and feelings in our body, we can shift our perspective and reframe our experience. By viewing our emotions, we become aware of what we are experiencing and this allows us to be mindful of them. Patterns that are learned can be unlearned. When we embrace our emotions and feelings, transformations take place. Beauty and JOY will infuse our inner and outer worlds. We just have to remember how to BE and how to dance. How to laugh and play. How to be worshipped and pampered. How to feel and trust our bodies. Will you forgive? Will you allow the abundance of who you are fill your world? Are you ready for change and for living your passions? There are many ways to transform your life from a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical space. For more information on how to engage in a Life transformation workshop, contact Huda. The world awaits your story and beauty. 60 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ June 2014
Huda Musa was born in Israel and spent her young childhood in the Middle East. She obtained her Bachelorâ€™s in New York and began a career in the legal field. Huda eventually moved to the Metro DC area to continue her career in the Defense and Intelligence Industry, and, within years, she was diagnosed with PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety. Instead of resorting to pharmaceuticals, Huda decided to heal her mind-body-spirit-emotions connection through alternative means. This brought her back to the study of the Divine Feminine energy and various forms of holistic therapies such as crystal healing. Her vision is to help all who have experienced trauma achieve their fullest potential, in order for them to turn around, and help others do the same for themselves. 61 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM â™Ľ June 2014
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