Nature

The Telepathic Connection Between Animals and Humans

The Telepathic Connection Between Animals and Humans

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France Cosmos and Mana, our 6-year old Indian dogs, patiently wait for our return at the gate. Its only been an hour since we were away to the market to buy supplies, but the ‘welcoming dance’ (the frantic jumping around and sounds) we received at the gate makes it look like ages have passed since we we... »

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8 Essential Oils to Cleanse the Mind, Body & Soul

From Ancient India, Egypt, Persia to European countries, essential or aromatic oils have been used for thousands of years for their physical, mental and emotionally- elevating properties. Extracted through cold pressing or a careful steam distillation process, essential oils are powerful healers. Each fragrance works uniquely on different parts of the physical and emotional body. Since direct appl... »

6 Practices for a Stress-free Life

6 Practices for a Stress-free Life

“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” ~ Steve Maraboli Sometimes, no matter how enlightened we become, we are still plagued by stress. Stress comes in many shapes and forms, but it’s a general feeling that makes us feel confused and paralyzed by negative emotions. In the busy modern lifestyle, many people are unable to shake off the str... »

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The Benefits of Tree Hugging: Connecting with the Healing Vibrations of Nature

I recently started a dog-sitting job that made me come face-to-face with a very sad fact: I don’t spend enough time in nature. I took her for a walk this morning and was struck with how beautiful the park was at that time of day. On the other hand, I was also so rushed to get to class, that I felt I couldn’t linger as long as we wanted. I wanted to release her from her leash and let her run around... »

Embracing the Spiritual Power of Menstruation

Embracing the Spiritual Power of Menstruation

In the world as we know it today, that certain time of the month sends convulsing shocks of pain to women worldwide, both physically and emotionally, and sends men running for the hills. It’s hard to imagine a time when menstruation wasn’t such a taboo. Yet, our ancestors saw it as a powerful natural process. Most words meaning menstruation were synonymous with sacredness, the supernat... »

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Mesmerising Visual Soundscapes of Bird Songs

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” ~ Joan Walsh Anglund The sound of the chirping birds or even nature for that matter is soothing for the senses and nourishing for the soul. Every morning I hear the Robin Magpie singing at dawn and it brings a feeling of peace and tranquillity and makes my heart sing. Studies have shown that exposure to bird songs redu... »

Living a meditative life every day.

Meditative Practices for Everyone

“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” ~ T.S. Eliot I don’t have the patience to medi... »

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Disaster Shamanism, Addendum: Bringing Water to the Wasteland

“To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.” ~ William Shakespeare In Six Signs You May Be a Disaster Shaman, I wrote about the various characteristics and what may be considered the lighter, greener side of disaster shamanism. In this article I mean to dive into the more ruthless side of disaster shamanism. After all, I chose the word “disaster” for a reason. Disaster shamanism is not for the faint of... »

The Great Rewilding: Three Ways to Rewild Humanity

The Great Rewilding: Three Ways to Rewild Humanity

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” ~ Aldo Leopold The Great Rewilding is an awakening to the realization that we live in a fundamentally unhealthy, unsustainable culture where rampant nature deprivation has exacerbated psychological neurosis and the balance between nature and the human soul... »

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Breathtaking Satellite Photos of Fractal Patterns on Earth

Fractals occur naturally in every scale of life from the inconceivably large to the microscopic, and as I have always said, one needs to observe their surroundings and marvel at this amazing natural phenomena. Paul Bourke, a computer scientist at the University of Western Australia, started documented intriguing fractal patterns spread across the world, using Google Earth. Bourke looked at the dif... »