Category: Exploring Consciousness

Harvard neuroscientist concurs: Meditation not only reduces stress, it fundamentally changes your brain!

Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the many claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. What she found really surprised her! Initially looking for a way to stretch, Lazar was drawn to yoga and meditation…

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Nasa to host major press conference on ‘discovery beyond our solar system’!

NASA will hold an exciting press conference at 1pm EST later today, Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. Details of these findings are embargoed by the journal Nature until then! According to Nasa, exoplanets are the best hope for finding life away

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Stephen Hawking, diagnosed with ALS decades ago, turns 75!

Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking’s turned 75 on January 8th, 2017 –  an age particularly remarkable for a man who has been living with ALS since at least the age of 21! The disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a death sentence for most. Yet not only has Stephen Hawking

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Note on: dealing with health challenges

Even if you don’t have your health, you still have your Spirit. The body is transitory, health comes and goes… the immortal, invincible ‘you’ is the ‘Being’ or Spirit inside, free from all constraints of time and space. Severe health challenges — usually stemming from an injury or illness — can and often does, bring

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Relating in love

Q. “I’m in a deep loving relationship with my husband, but at the same time I feel attracted to someone else.” A. “Two things to remember. The first: love grows only in deep intimacy and trust. If you change persons, from A to B, from B to C, it is as if you are transplanting

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Five reasons your endocannabinoid system might be out of whack

Have you heard about the complex biological system working tirelessly to keep all living beings in good health? It’s called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and is said to help us “relax, eat, sleep, protect and forget.” Sometimes this ‘balancing system’ gets out of whack, with diseases such as fibromyalgia, MS and IBS attributed to its

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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Back in 1996, Deepak Chopra, wrote a best-selling book which continues to inspire countless millions today. The name of that book was simply ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success’ and has been reprinted countless times since then. I first came across this little book in 2004 when I started my own spiritual journey, and I

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Healing the Anxiety Gap: Teachings of Zen Buddhism

Rinzai is the Japanese line of the Chinese Linji school, which was founded during the Tang Dynasty by Linji Yixuan. In Japanese, he was known as Rinzai Gigen. Buddhism had already been in China for approximately eight hundred years by the time Rinzai began his own studies, and had absorbed many unwanted influences along the

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A note on: The Universe as a Mirror

You are always meeting Self in this Universe. Treat whatever happens, good or bad, is an opportunity to know yourself at a deeper level. Without the mirror of consciousness, nothing could be revealed to you! Therefore bless everything that comes into your life, and then seek your highest thought about it. Ask yourself, “What would

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A note on: Keeping your heart open

When your heart is open, energy is flowing through you, enriching and enlivening you from head to toe down to the smallest particle of energy that makes up ‘you’. When your heart is closed, your energy becomes stagnant, hampering your life-force and leading to premature decay of your physical cells. Ask yourself, “how can I

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