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We are grieving together, again, for those who lost their lives from terrorism in Afghanistan and England. This morning we learned a Canadian was killed in London during the attack.   It is most difficult for us to understand this kind of madness that keeps unfolding.  However, we also are witnessing great humanity, courage, strength and love, the qualities that rise in times of darkness.  This brings comfort but does not negate the suffering of all the victims and their loved ones.

In honour and with deep condolences to the families of those who were killed, I am offering this song…My love is like a red, red rose.  It is a Scottish song by Robby Burns, the Scottish poet.  My father sang it to me.  May love fill and heal our hearts as we join together, as brothers and sisters of the world…with no separation in our hearts.

“My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose”

My love’s like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
My love is like a melody
So sweetly play’d in tuneAs fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in love am I;
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Though all the seas gone dry.

Though all the seas gone dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt with the sun;
I will love thee still my dear,
Though the sands o’ life shall run.

So fare-thee-weel, my only love!
And fare-thee-weel awhile!
And I will come to you again,
Though it were ten thousand miles!

Though it were ten thousand miles, my dear
Though it were ten thousand miles.
I will come to you again.
Though it were ten thousand miles.

 

May we join in a prayer by Maya Angelou

Lord, Thank you for your presence during the hard and mean days.
For then we have you to lean upon.

Thank you for your presence during the bright and sunny days, for then we can share that which we have with those who have less.
And thank you for your presence during the Holy Days, for then we are able to celebrate you and our families and our friends.
For those who have no voice, we ask you to speak. For those who feel unworthy, we ask you to pour your love out in waterfalls of tenderness.
For those who live in pain, we ask you to bathe them in the river of your healing.
For those who are lonely, we ask you to keep them company.

For those who are depressed, we ask you to shower upon them the light of hope.
Dear Creator, You, the borderless sea of substance, we ask you to give to all the world that which we need most—Peace.

Peace, deep peace,

Jane

Jane Rosalea Brown

Author, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

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A PEACEFUL WAY – GATHERINGS 2015

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Creating a peaceful way allows us to live each moment fully so we may explore and evolve into our whole self and experience a deep Spiritual connection.  In prayer, we speak to Spirit.  In meditation, we open our hearts and listen to our inner spiritual guidance. These workshops will connect you with your inner place of peace to assist your personal growth and healing, and expand your evolving consciousness. You will experience greater relaxation, love, inner peace and self mastery.  Over the winter and spring months we will be exploring new insights that we gain through a wide variety of meditations.

A Peaceful Way…

  1. Sacred Yes – Opening Heart Meditations
  2. Embracing the Divine Feminine
  3. Chakra Balancing
  4. Healing Sound Meditations
  5. Power of the Elements
  6. Introduction to Sacred Geometry – Mandalas
  7. Mother Earth Meditations with drumming
  8. Sound, Light and Colour – Tools for healing
  9. Discovering Your Animal Totem
  10. Sacred Geometry – The Sigma Symbol
  11. Enchanting Reflections Meditations
  12. Contacting your inner Child
  13. Dolphin Star Teachings
  14. Sacred Peaceful Earth and Dance Circles
  15. Steps to Self Mastery

Join me Wednesday afternoons in my Meaford home for our Peaceful Way Gatherings.  Register now for January gatherings beginning January 14th, 2015 at 1:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m.  Please reply by e-mail: goldenlightcentre@rogers.com  Directions upon registration

Here are some thoughts on our “sacred yes” by my Facebook friend David Ibson

It’s time. Let’s make a sacred vow. Let’s create a shared purpose. Let’s work together and develop common solutions to the massive common problems that we all share. Let’s all take a few moments and imagine a collective community of amazing, integrated beings in a harmonious, loving relationship with the entire world, indeed, with the entire universe, full of the promise of self-love, wisdom and understanding. Imagine a community of creatively empowered individuals all expressing the solutions to our problems through their own unique disciplines, through the use of their own enlightened choices…just say YES.  David Ibson, Facebook

Yes, Yes, Yes…let us join together!

May the joy of the season fill your hearts with feelings of bliss and merriment,

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Booth, Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

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Jane Rosalea Booth Robertson, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery.  Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats

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“Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, and not laying accusations one against another; but ‘praying for one another,’ and helping one another up with a tender hand.” (Isaac Penington, 1616-1679, Quaker)

 

Helping Friends and Family Heal

By Marianne Zinn-Kuwabara

Do you have loved ones going through emotional trauma or physical illness; you are not a trained healer and you are wondering how to help?  Well, the good news is that everyone can help others heal.

Who does the Healing?

Healing techniques are very much like concentrated and focussed prayer.  The best healers know that they are the source of the healing energy, but are the conduits.  The healing energy runs through them to the recipient.  The energy is offered, and the recipient heals him/herself to his/her highest good.

How do I start?

There are some things that make the process much more effective.  The first is to choose a special place for your healing.  It seems that healing energy flows more easily in a place where it is frequently used.  Scientists are now finding that sacred spaces do indeed create some kind of special atmosphere that facilitates energetic connections.

Getting in the mood

It is important that the healer prepares for the event.  The healer must be calm, peaceful, even blissful in order to be of the most assistance.  Trained healers are taught that healing from a tired or distressed state is not only unhelpful, but may even be detrimental to the recipient.  In order to achieve this state of peace, the best practice is daily meditation.  However, even without this practice, one can prepare oneself for healing.  Some people find soft, soothing music of assistance; others prefer total silence.  Begin in meditation, whatever that means to you.

Take your time.  Relax, close your eyes and wait.  Then think of something that brings you into a state of bliss.  Perhaps it is the remembrance of sitting in your favourite place in nature, perhaps it is the thought of looking up to the night sky in wonder, perhaps it is the face of a loved one.  For those who are religious, it could be the vision of the little Christ Child.  You get the idea.  Sit with this feeling for a while.

Making your statement of intent

Open yourself to Universal Energy.  Allow it to move through you.  This is a feeling of openness, perhaps a prayer.  It is okay to ask for help from whatever powers/beings you believe offers help.  Then, state very specifically in words, silently or out loud, what it is you desire.

 

The feeling is the prayer

The next step is the most important part.  The laws of physics say that ‘like attracts like’.  It also says thought and belief affect the outcome of experiments.  You must create within your mind and heart the image of your stated intent in its fullness.  See your loved one in full health and wholeness.  Make it as graphic as you can.  Visualize all the details; feel all the feelings.   See the person totally healed and know that because you have created this image, it is already done. Feel your joy at seeing him/her well.  Feel great gratitude for the wholeness.  Spend lots of time enjoying your knowingness and your joy.  Remember, feelings not thoughts create results.  If you sense negative thoughts entering your mind, cancel them.  Focus solely and with great intent on the positive.  This is a celebration.

Surrender

Know that you have helped your loved one in the best way possible.  Now, you get out of the way.  Surrender the results to the power of the Universe and let go of what the outcome will be, or how the outcome will be accomplished.  Give thanks.

Closing Thoughts

Healing works best when your intentions are in alignment with the intentions of the recipient.  It is also best if the recipient is in a calm, restful position when it is happening.  Consider doing your healing work very early in the morning, or late at night when most people are resting.  When a recipient knows you are sending healing to them, that knowledge amplifies their expectation of recovery.  If you feel comfortable, share this method with them.  It can be used on oneself.  Perhaps there are others who would like to join in the endeavour.  The power of each person joining in the same intent amplifies the power at an exponential rate.  That is the wonder of physics and prayer.

Marianne Zinn-Kuwabara is an ordained minister and an independent wellness provider.

www.graciousbalance.com

marianne@graciousbalance.com

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Colourful You!

I love visualizing all the colours of the rainbow when I’m meditating. Seeing rainbows of colours or seeing a specific colour such as violet is wonderfully relaxing.

Close your eyes and focus on your breath.  Allow your muscles to relax and calm.  Now look ahead…visualize a beautiful garden full of flowers of various colours.  In this garden is a lovely pool with warm healing water.  Take a bath in this pool and notice how the water changes colours as you receive just the right colour for your personal healing.  Bathe in this wondrous pool for as long as you like.  When you are finished you will feel fresh and relaxed.  Awaken and become more aware of the beauty of the colours that are surrounding you in this present moment.

Most of all colours bring more beauty and feelings into our lives.  As I look out my window into the garden, I see a huge white mound of snow, the grey trunks of the forest trees, a splash of dark green of the evergreens…a beautiful winter stillness.   I feel quiet and peaceful and blessed by this beauty.

So notice what colours are attracting you and bring them into your meditations and enjoy their healing qualities. What is your favourite colour? How does that colour make you feel? What colours lift your spirits?  What colours calm you? Discover what each colour means to you and how you feel when you see or wear a colour that attracts you.  Brighten each day by bringing more colour into your personal space and your meditations.

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Robertson, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

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4 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Detox in 2014

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Sweating Into the Fire

If you haven’t been feeling gossamer with energy lately, glistening like the being of light you truly are, and instead are overflowing with the putrefied, poisonous substances that are the envenomed bile of a corporate-run world, then have no fear. There are ridiculously easy and down-right cheap ways to clean the muck from the body and mind so that you start feeling you belong in the realm of bodhisattvas and angels, ingénues and ethereal warriors:

1.  Dance, Drum, Skip, Run, Make Love – SWEAT! New research premiered in a pioneering study published in the Archives of Environmental and Contamination Toxicology (AECT) wherein the bioaccumulated effects of toxic build up in the body were explored, it was found that: Many toxic elements appeared to be preferentially excreted through sweat. Presumably stored in tissues, some toxic elements readily identified in the perspiration of some participants were not found in their serum. Induced sweating appears to be a potential method for elimination of many toxic elements from the human body. This is something you should be doing anyway since it elevates your levels of joy and allows your soul to find expression.

“We made love outdoors. . . assuming the weather to be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath to be clean. Our souls intertwined, dripping with sweat.” ~ Roman Payne

2.  Don’t Eat Until You are Truly Hungry – FAST! While we are often over-fed in the West, and under nourished, our bodies are desperate for a break from digestion. Thus the term – break-fast because overnight the many important functions of our internal organs are being carried out to refresh and renew the body, and when we wake, we are breaking our fast. Chinese medicine teaches that the liver, for example, can best renew itself during the hours of 1am and 3am. There are other times while we sleep that organs have their turns at renewal. Fasting has been practiced for centuries and it is a wonderful way to detox the body. In multiple religious and spiritual cultures, fasting has been practiced.

“Fasting in the monastic community is considered an ascetic practice, a “dhutanga” practice. (Dhutanga means “to shake up” or “invigoration.”) Dhutangas are a specific list of thirteen practices, four of which pertain to food: eating once a day, eating at one sitting, reducing the amount you eat, on alms-round, eating only the food that you receive at the first seven houses. These practices are adopted by individuals voluntarily, they are not required in the normal course of a Buddhist monastic’s life of practice. The Buddha, as is well known, emphasized moderation, the Middle Way that avoids extremes, in all things. Fasting is an additional method that one can take up, with supervision, for a time.” ~ Rev. Heng Sure, Ph.D.

3.  Make a New Year’s Resolution to Eat Clean. You know how the saying goes – junk in, junk out. If you want to be cleaner, then you need to start putting better things in your body. Shun the GMOs. They cause cancer and infertility, and are laced with so many toxic chemicals it would make your granny wince. Try to stay away from convenience foods too. If you find yourself hungry when out and about, keep some healthy snacks in your car so that you are aren’t tempted to go through a drive-through, or wait until you are so starving that any contrivance called ‘food’ will do, even if its nothing but fake-food in a fancy box. Replace sodas and sports drinks with purified water and a morning veggie-juice. No one is forcing you to eat chemical-laden crap, so be good to yourself, and eat less of the stuff. Many fruits and vegetables are naturally cleansing when you get them into your system without all the chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. And don’t tell yourself you can’t afford to eat healthy. Chemotherapy treatments start around $10,000 per round and the drugs that are ‘chemo-supportive’ can cost even more.

“Americans shelled out more than $110 billion on burgers, fried chicken, and the like in 2000, compared with $6 billion in 1970.”

4.  Get Your Probiotics. Sure, these living bacteria help to destroy pathogens and ‘bad’ bacteria in the body, but captivating research indicates that probiotics actually help us break down foods (e.g. gluten; casein) and loads of chemicals  (pesticides, Bisphenol-A) which can cause great harm to our bodies, and that our own detoxification pathways do not handle effectively. Good germs kill bad germs but also help the body rid itself of a toxic overload.

“Molecular biology has shown that even the simplest of all living systems on the earth today, bacterial cells, are exceedingly complex objects. Although the tiniest bacterial cells are incredibly small, weighing less than 10-12 gms, each is in effect a veritable micro-miniaturized factory containing thousands of exquisitely designed pieces of intricate molecular machinery, made up altogether of one hundred thousand million atoms, far more complicated than any machine built by man and absolutely without parallel in the nonliving world.”  ~ Michael Denton, Evolution: A Theory In Crisis

We live in a complex world, but your detox program doesn’t need to be.

About the Author

Christina Sarich is a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who channels many hours of studying Lao TzuParamahansa YoganandaRob Brezny,  Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.

This article is offered under Creative Commons license. It’s okay to republish it anywhere as long as attribution bio is included and all links remain intact.

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Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle or wheel. In religious art, the mandala is used to symbolize wholeness the circle of eternity. However, the pattern of a mandala – a circle with a center – reaches far beyond a two or three dimensional art form. The definition of a mandala can be found in science, religion and art.

The basic patter of the circle with a center is found in nature and is seen in both physics and astronomy. On our planet, living things are made of cells and each cell has a nucleus – all circles with centers. The crystals that form ice, rocks and mountains are made of atoms and each atom is a mandala. Within the Milky Way galaxy is our solar system and within our solar system is Earth. Each is a mandala that is part of a larger mandala. Flowers, spider webs and the rings found in tree trunks all reflect the primal mandala pattern. The “circle with a center” pattern is the basic structure of creation that is reflected from the micro to the macro in the world as we know it.

Native Americans have created medicine wheels, shields and sand mandalas. Both Navajo Indians and Tibetan monks create sand mandalas in their spiritual practices to demonstrate the impermanence of life. The Aztec Calendar was both a time-keeping device and religious expression of ancient Aztecs. The Mayan Calendar, a circle with glyphs, predicts future events and cycles. In Asia, the Taoist “yin-yang” symbol represents opposition as well as the interdependence of heaven/earth, male/female energies. Tibetan mandalas are often very intricately painted illustrations of religious significance that are used for meditation. Labyrinths are a type of mandala found in many cultures and are used as a tool for centering.

Experiencing the mandala

A mandala may be created by an individual to discover more about oneself. Exploring the circle a person can tap into their own nature and connect with the deeper calm within.  The simple act of drawing or writing within a circular boundary brings forth amazing and beautiful symbolic imagery the can be accessed by one and all.  It is such a healing, revealing and creative process.

Group Mandala

Creating a group mandala is a unifying experience in which people can express themselves individually with a unified structure.  At the Peaceful Path Women’s Retreat on May 31 -June 2, our group mandala will be our symbol of unity, trust and wholeness that we will be sharing this weekend.  Here is the mandala from our fall retreat.  You can see how the mandala was expanding and if we had continued the circle would have grown and grown, but everyone felt that in this moment we had completed this mandala.  We enjoyed it immensely!

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More than a pretty picture

Representing the universe itself, a mandala is both the microcosm and macrocosm and we are all part of it’s intricate design. The mandala is more than an image seen with our eyes, but an actual moment in time. It can be used as a vehicle to explore, art, science, religion and life itself.  Carl Jung said that a mandala symbolizes a safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness.

Creating your own mandala is a type of meditation that takes on its own form through your thoughts, dreams and visions that flow as you begin to draw, paint or use natural ingredients or stones.  There are so many ways to create a mandala.  Enjoy the process and become aware of what your mandala is reflecting to you.

Have a beautiful, creative day,

Jane

Jane Rosalea Booth, BA,CSW, M.Div. USUI Reiki Master/Practitioner

Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

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An awakening is a wonderful experience.  It is an “Ah Ha!” moment where we suddenly find some clarity or illumination about our life.  It provides a new beginning to contemplate a new idea and then decide if we want to give it a try. It allows a new life lesson to unfold.  We always are provided the opportunities to grow, but we have free will so it is our choice whether we want this lesson to unfold at this time or not.   The good thing is that this ‘lesson’ or opportunity will reappear later if we have not learned it.

What often stops our personal growth is our power leaks.  Our personal power is often drained by situations or other people in our life. When we are tired and emotionally drained, we are not open to new opportunities.  We feel we just can’t take on anything else.  Instead of moving forward, we often retreat and become closed thinking that we are protecting ourselves.

Being aware of what and whom you have in your life that may cause ‘power leaks’ is really important.  Having an awareness of your life force and energy, allows you to decide what will be in your sacred space.  Each life is sacred, part of creation and by honouring your sacred space by allowing only what is positive and loving, your life unfolds more peacefully.

From a peaceful place, you can be of service to yourself and others.  Here are some ways to ways to clear your sacred space and to open your heart so you will be open to those ‘Ah Ha’ moments and really awaken and act on them.

–    Get rid of limiting thoughts and baggage – a weeding out process – a letting go of what not longer serves your highest good

–    Take better care of ourselves – better diet and exercise, learn a new skill or hobby, meditate and enrich your spirit through your spirituality

–     Stop blaming yourself, others or blaming God – be responsible for your life and create your desires and passions

–      No longer be a victim begin to accept the challenge of evolving beyond our mind’s tendency to get stuck in past regret or fear of the future

–     Learn to listen to your wisdom within.

–      Balance in giving and receiving

–      Allow each path to unfold into the next, knowing our life is always changing and  evolving…

–      Awaken when  you have ‘Ah Ha’ moments and enjoy this process.  Allow yourself to glow and shine.

–     Open to the Divine Presence that made all life.  Our life can not be fully lived without this spiritual connection that loves and guides us.

An awakening opens you to new horizons, to synchronicity of life, to spiritual awareness and to our inner wisdom and knowing.  So the next time you feel and “Ah ha” moment, see what wonderful place it is leading you to.

Have a beautiful day,

Jane

Jane Rosalea Booth, BA, CSW, M.Div.

Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

USUI Reiki Master/Teacher Practitioner

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