As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.
With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.
~Dan Millman

Tuesday, May 29, 2007's a thought. ~j
The Ultimate Authority
Using Our Own Minds

To a certain degree, we rely on other people’s accounts of reality to inform us of the nature of the universe. For example, we can’t all be molecular physicists, but we can benefit from taking their findings to heart. In the same way, we often look to teachers, various leaders, and gurus to tell us about the path to enlightenment and the nature of the realm of spirit. While this input from experts is undeniably valuable, our own sense of the truth is ultimately the most important piece in processing the information we take in from external sources. In the end, we are the authorities in our own lives, and we have the final say on whether something generally held as true is true for us.

We need only take a brief look at history to remember that the religious, scientific, and political establishments that ruled the day were all wrong about something at some point in time. This is the beauty of learning, experiencing, and evolving. While we sometimes wish we could just let someone else decide for us what is real and true, this is clearly not a viable option. The good news in all this is that we can confidently devote ourselves to making up our own minds about reality, taking everything that is handed to us as truth with a grain of salt.

This does not mean that we discount the information we receive from outside sources. It simply means that we are vigilant enough to question it before we decide whether or not we agree with it. All the information we receive is useful in the process of helping us make up our own minds. As we allow ourselves to sit with the things we learn, measuring them alongside our own inner sense of the truth and our own experiences, we find that making up our minds is a joyful process of integration that grows us into stronger, smarter, more engaged human beings.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men. ~Confucius

Keep in mind, the how powerful words are. Whether it is a fleeting comment or an indepth discussion. The words you use all have profound impact on those in your circle of influence (even those just outside of it).
With the wisdom of words in mind! ~j

Friday, May 25, 2007

Only a life lived for others is worth living. ~Albert Einstein

Honor those that have sacrificed for our freedom at the level of understanding that you have for these acts. We are not all on the same page when it comes to purpose and reason in this case, but those that are and have been fighting for our country deserve our gratitude.

Blessings ~j

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Please join me in sending out blessings to Catra and Julien. They are at the start of an amazing journey to trek the PCT (Pacific Coast Trail). All of it. It's crazy, it's wonderful, it's challenging and we just want to send them support, love and positive vibes all the way.


Bless your difficulties and ask to see their hidden guidance.

Have the courage to accept what you discover and to initiate whatever action your healing requires.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Be still and listen. Slow down long enough to get what is going on. Change is on the way gang! Are you ready for it? Will you know how to find resources near you?

This article talks about being fearful of the foods that you eat. Foods controlled by others. Foods that are processed, imported and actually non-foods. Be still and listen.

Fear of Eating - an article from the New York Times

"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."
~Luciano Pavarotti, My Own Story

Saturday, May 19, 2007

What's all the buzz about?

If you are not familiar with Bees and what their role in our society is...time to find out. They are critical to our ecosystem and things are falling apart! They are not pests that we swat away, but are valuable contributors to life as we know it. Why is their survival important?

"Bees play an important role in pollinating flowering plants, and are the major type of pollinators in ecosystems that contain flowering plants. Bees may focus on gathering nectar or on gathering pollen, depending on their greater need at the time, especially in social species. Bees gathering nectar may accomplish pollination, but bees that are deliberately gathering pollen are more efficient pollinators.". It is estimated that one third of the human food supply depends on insect pollination, most of this accomplished by bees.

Okay gang, just bee aware and have a beeautiful day! ~j

Friday, May 18, 2007

Okay gang! This is very cool. I know that you will all not be able to join me at this event, but you may be there in spirit. Those with a curious nature and those who just want to ponder some awesome thoughts.

WOW! This is so cool. Just think about the reality of Einstein's theory of everything, explained! The unified field theory includes the 4 forces of nature (gravity, electromagnetic, stong & weak). Completely and wonderfully described in Brian Greens The Elegant Universe (a great book and/or dvd if your are interested in expanding your mind a little). Well, I can't wait to spend 6 hours trying to grasp a small fraction of it all. Will check in early next week to share!

Blown away by the possibilities! ~j

Rise to the Equation - Crossing the Event Horizon

Be transformed as a result of this fascinating scientific presentation that includes advanced physics, ancient knowledge, and philosophy.

This program caters to both the layperson and physics enthusiast — Haramein’s astonishing theory, presented in layperson’s terms, will lead you to a new paradigm of the nature of reality. Regardless of your scientific background, this riveting presentation will dramatically change your view of the universe and your existence in it!

Haramein shows us that this new all-encompassing theory seems to have parallels with ancient codes left in the world’s oldest documents and monuments. These include the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, the I Ching, the Mayan Tzolkn, and the ancient pyramids and temples around the world.

Much like the path taken by Isaac Newton, Haramein’s theory was influenced by his exhaustive study of ancient civilizations, which revealed that they already possessed this knowledge and used it to accomplish many unexplained feats — such as building the Pyramids and constructing Stonehenge.

The journey continues through the history of humanity’s evolution, pointing out the inconsistencies in our concepts of physics. Ever since physicists encountered the contradictions of Einstein’s Field Equations and Quantum Mechanics, science has sought one elegant theory that would explain everything. Haramein, with the help of his coauthor Dr. E. A. Rauscher, has produced just such a theory.Haramein and Dr. Rauscher have accomplished what scientists have been grappling with for decades.

Haramein’s work has far-reaching implications for all fields of scientific inquiry from theoretical physics, cosmology, quantum mechanics, biology, geology and chemistry, archaeology and anthropology as well as fundamental answers to the nature of consciousness.
An exciting picture develops: one that may prove to be the most important scientific, philosophic and technological discovery of our time.

“Rise to the Equation” with a radically new scientific paradigm and view of the universe — and your existence in it.

Interview with Nassim

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Food Fixation (and don't forget the reality check!)

Weight loss is a booming industry. We're all on a constant quest for a better body and gladly soak up the latest miracle method for lasting weight loss. New studies come out every day about what is and is not good for our bodies. This can be extremely confusing and discouraging. But don't give up! Just remember, keep it simple, keep it real. But in our fight to be healthy, have we created a new eating disorder?

You've probably heard of anorexia, but what about orthorexia? Orthorexia is the obsession with eating healthfully and correctly, taken to an extreme. You heard it...extreme. Our reasoning mind is helpful here in determining obsessive and unrealistic. Orthorexics may pride themselves on eating only organic or only vegetarian, or on their ability to stick to other obscure diets. They often have trouble going out to eat or even having a meal at a friend's house because their food habits are more than just health-conscious; they're an obsession.

Orthorexia is different from anorexia and bulimia, since the focus is not on the quantity of food, but rather the quality of the food. In fact, a person with orthorexia may eat regular meals and take in a perfectly normal amount of calories. However, it joins these other, more well-known disorders in the fact that food becomes the absolute center of a person's life. As we have discussed so many times is about balance! Striving for that balance and be aware of the ebb and flow of life.

Though studies have shown in the past that 86 percent of eating disorders are developed by the age of 20, orthorexia is an important exception. As women get older, especially around the time they hit menopause, they may be especially likely to become obsessed with eating "right" to improve their health and stave off aging.

It's important to give yourself a reality check every so often when it comes to eating healthfully. A well-balanced diet is essential for everyone, and striving to eat well is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak at any age. But remember that even healthy eating can go to an unhealthy extreme — keep it healthy, but remember that there's more to life than what goes on your plate.
In balance! ~j

Thursday, May 10, 2007

A message from the masters...

Psychologists say 68% of people miss out on opportunity simply because they are not awake to it.

Did you read that clearly? They are not awake.

Most people are in a coma of routine, habit, and schedule. They almost have to be. We over stimulate our calendar with so many tasks and errands that it becomes necessary to be in a robotic state of “doing” to ensure everything on the to-do list will get accomplished. And now, the harassed style of thinking and living has become a habit – a way of life.

You can break through this negative behavior of living by making a conscious effort to become more childlike – not childish – but, childlike. Find amazement with things again!
With a little giggle and an eye open for the awe in the world ~j

Friday, May 04, 2007

"When I examine myself
and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that
the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me
than my talent
for absorbing positive knowledge."
~Albert Einstein

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The rest is silence. ~William Shakespeare

A little Om~

In the midst of our busy lives, we may forget what silence can do for us. We may also have the sense that surrender is defeat. When we surrender to a higher power that we trust, however, we do not do so in defeat but in release.

Spiritually, we are connected to infinite energy, but our bodies need rest and proper care, and our minds need spaces, like rests in a symphony, to distinguish between the sounds. Our inspiration and inner guidance comes from the silent space within us where we are connected to the universe.

As you allow yourself to surrender to the silence today, you nurture yourself from the very source of life.

Namaste ~j