Friday, April 18, 2014

For These Moroccan Muslims, Mimouna Isn’t Just a Jewish Thing—It’s Their Heritage, Too --by Aomar Boum

Article Originally Posted HERE
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
Ifrane is a small resort town tucked into Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains about two hours north of the capital, Rabat. It is known as the place where the late King Hassan II hosted Shimon Peres, then Israel’s prime minister, in 1986—a move that earned Hassan II condemnation from his Arab League allies and prompted Syria, under the leadership of Hafez al Assad, to break off relations altogether. Ifrane is also the place where, less than a decade later—in January 1995, to be exact—Yasser Arafat, the former head of the PLO, helped the king inaugurate the Al-Akhawayn University, on the heels of the fifteenth session of the Al-Quds Committee, which took place at the university’s new library.

Merging --by Kabir

All know that the drop merges into the ocean,
but few know that the ocean merges into the drop

A Dzogchen tantra, from The Crystal and the Way of Light --by Namkhai Norbu

Photo by Bryan Touchstone
As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers, seek teachings everywhere.  Like a deer that finds a quiet place to graze, seek seclusion to digest all you have gathered.  Like a madman beyond all limits, go wherever you please, and live like a lion, completely free of all fear.

~A Dzogchen tantra, from The Crystal and the Way of Light --by Namkhai Norbu~

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bobby Drinnon (World Renowned Intuitive) 10/27/52 – 03/03/14 –by Steven Friedlander, CityView Magazine - Knoxville

Originally Posted HERE  *  Real more about Bobby Drinnon HERE * Order Bobby's Book Petitioning Reality With Faith

My friend, Bobby Drinnon, always sparkled – and I will never forget the many hours we spent together.
Bobby radiated kindness and warmth. He was as decent and kind as any man I've known. His hugs will always be the stuff of legend.

Monday, April 14, 2014

10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn –by Martha Beck

Article Originally Posted HERE

Martha Beck
In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I'm most grateful to have unlearned:

1. Problems are bad. You spent your school years solving arbitrary problems imposed by boring authority figures. You learned that problems—comment se dit?—suck. But people without real problems go mad and invent things like base jumping and wedding planning. Real problems are wonderful, each carrying the seeds of its own solution. Job burnout? It's steering you toward your perfect career. An awful relationship? It's teaching you what love means. Confusing tax forms? They're suggesting you hire an accountant, so you can focus on more interesting tasks, such as flossing. Finding the solution to each problem is what gives life its gusto.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Flow of Grace - Why Chant The Hanuman Chalisa? –by Krishna Das

Krishna Das
Originally posted HERE
In 1996, I visited Maharaj-ji’s temple at Kainchi. At the time, one of his very old great devotees, Shri Kehar Singh, was also staying there. I spent many hours talking and sitting with “Poppa,” as he was called. As I was getting ready to leave for America, he gave me his blessings and a bit of advice. He asked me if I knew why we sing the Chalisa. I said, “To praise Hanuman.” He asked me if I thought that Hanuman needed me to praise him. “Of course not,” I said.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Twenty-Five Year Anniversary - The Seat of the Soul --from Gary Zukav

Twenty-five years ago I published a book that I did not know if anyone would read. My publisher had been waiting seven years for a sequel to my first book, The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics. The manuscript I gave her was entirely different, but she published it anyway in Spring 1989. I called the new book The Seat of the Soul. This book immediately began to help people in meaningful ways, and in 1998 Oprah Winfrey and I co-created a television show about it that aired on Christmas Eve afternoon. Almost everything changed for me after that. Oprah and I began doing audience shows the next Spring, and we did over thirty of them. Oprah needed to share The Seat of the Soul, too. This month the 25th Anniversary Edition of The Seat of the Soul was released.