The Call

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What is calling me Birds, mountains, trees Sky, Spirit, sea Who is me What am I What if I could fly I’d travel light My beating heart in flight Radiate from above Unconditional Love To lift others high Out of the “I” The storm Unconscious, forgotten light A dream I hold Asleep Awake While Ego lurks and plots to take …

Empathy is the Sacred Gateway to Consciousness

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“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” ~ C.G. Jung The question I regularly confront myself with is how do I raise consciousness when the paradigm of western …

Calling of the Mother

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I hear sweetness in the winds you whisper and cleansing rage within in your storms. The boundaries, between sacred waters running through your rivers and blood in the name of joy travelling my veins, vanish. Arisen bliss smelling your roses reminds me of how unity once was celebrated, and unconditional love was shared. My vessel abundantly nourished by the fruits …

Aurora’s Life Dance

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We spend the days walking, experiencing, breathing, eating … some of us with moods that goes high and low; others with an inexplicable sadness that seems eternal and endless and many others on autopilot without wanting to know what goes on inside and without understanding things outside. For sure, without question, there should be some others, experiencing some kind of …

The theory of positive motion in emotion aka Catharsis

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“Catharsis is about cleansing and healing at one and the same time – healing memories and attitudes, healing the spirit and the heart.” ~ Desmond Tutu Oxford dictionary defines catharsis as the process of releasing strong emotions through a particular activity or experience, such as writing or theatre, in a way that helps you to understand those emotions. Catharsis (originated in …

Ayahuasca and the many benefits

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After four years of intense healing, activations and spiritual discovery, I am now seeking to experience ayahuasca. I decided to take this journey to ayahuasca because I feel it would be a major upgrade in terms of my consciousness healing and becoming completely one with myself. During my childhood I experienced numerous traumas and spiritual experiences. Like most people I …

Despite what most of us have been lead to believe

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Spirituality can be understood as being the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. It can also be understood as the seeking of a connection with something that is bigger than oneself, whether it be God, the Universe, the Higher-Self, Source, or any other name that has been given to …

The Benefits of Living A Holistic Lifestyle

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The benefits of living a holistic lifestyle are endless. Some of my favorite ways to stay healthy are a plant-based diet, meditation, yoga, and using non-toxic chemicals on my body.   After waking from a restful sleep, prayer and meditation are important for orienting yourself toward a positive day. What you focus on expands. Prayer and meditation facilitate intense gratitude …

Healing Wounds

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I just became a medical doctor. The purpose of my life, as I decided to become a physician, suddenly became to cure people. And to take care of them. There is a difference, even though quite subtle: the cure necessarily implies to solve the problem, while the care taking is more of a way of dealing with it. And it’s …

Purpose

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I think of consciousness as a big infinitely  layered  sphere, a big perfect wholeness, with a capacity which is always growing, of which we are a part of. Each fractal, strand or piece of this sphere has a meaning, a purpose within it’s reality, it’s layer. Like a seed which has a purpose to grow and become what it is. …

Should I Live in Nature or in the City?

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Interest for personal development and re-connection with nature is more than ever on the rise. Now almost everyone has tried at least one yoga course, meditation, pilates… this healthy way of life is omnipresent on the internet and you can find organic shops almost everywhere. Why most of us can not decide between living in the nature or in the city? …

Pursuit of Happiness

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The whole of our life can be summarized as a pursuit of happiness. And with happiness, we usually mean achieving worldly material possessions or relationships. We run behind newer and newer things or venture into the unknown worlds to establish ourselves. I think this arises from a feeling that we need to be more than what we are, and that …

Traveling Into The Unknown On My Own

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“So who are you going with?” This is always the first question people ask when I tell them about my upcoming travel plans, and this woman cutting my hair is no exception. “Oh, I’m actually going alone.” I’m surprised that my tone is still cheerful, knowing the line of questioning that is bound to follow. She jerks away her scissors …

If Your Words Are True

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“Se suas palavras forem verdadeiras, as pessoas vão entender você.” The Brazilian man smiles at me knowingly before adding a few sticks to the bonfire as the sliced berinjela (eggplant) sizzles atop a makeshift grill.  I look to the only person here who speaks a little bit of English for help.“ Wait, what did he say???” I try to ask …

Demystifying Meditation

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Many college students decide to go to Graduate School. I was not one of them. After my graduation in May of 2015, I noticed a deep inner resistance whenever I researched Graduate Schools. At this point in time, I did not consciously know much about “following intuition” and “listening to the soul’s soft whispers.” Confused, and left to wonder: “What …

Ayahuasca Retreat Experience

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Authors: Danny Hansen & Vicky Smith Danny & Vicky won a free retreat in December 2016 as part of the Ayahuasca Awareness Program hosted by Spirit Vine, this article is an account of their ayahuasca retreat experience. Victoria and I excitedly enter the ceremony hall. There’s 15 mattresses spread evenly around the walls of the octagonal space. Each person dressed …

Mama Yaje: Healing for your soul

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According to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Ayahuasca, known as the “vine of the soul,” is a shamanic tea made from medicinally brewed plants and used for spiritual awakening, detoxification and psychosomatic cleansing; it amplifies psychological feelings and perceptions. Ayahuasca originated in the Amazon jungle and is used by shamans for inner healing, divination and to achieve higher …

How to Fill the Emptiness Inside Yourself?

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When we feel that something is missing, we start looking outside ourselves; we are looking for a partner to fill a void within ourselves; alcohol, overeating, may be working obsessively or may be go shopping as an escape or addicted to television. Nothing wrong with these activities but none of them truly fulfill us. We can feel unsatisfied, unfulfilled, a …

My Meeting with Ayahuasca

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Feel an urge to heal your inner self from issues hampering your ability to navigate through life effectively? I did. I began to unintentionally stumble across testimonies from individuals who used Ayahuasca to expand their consciousness. Once I realized this was my souls intention and not an accident I began consciously researching the meaning of Ayahuasca.  I discovered it is …

One Step

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What are our options when we feel uncomfortable?  Physically, emotionally, mentally?  There are a myriad of choices that we can make to improve our state of “feeling”. We can eat healthy, stop doing what we are doing, breathe deeper, exercise, do some critical self contemplation, sleep under a pyramid, call upon ayahuasca, you name it.  All of these choices point …

Mind Apnea

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She stood at the juncture; thumb out, heart at ease, tripping on sobriety. She had an epiphany. If ‘opposites’ are two sides of the same coin, they are the same thing. So maybe, god and the big bang are the same too. God must’ve blown herself up. There you go, then the god shrapnel scattered across it all. On the …

My Awakening

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My awakening (coming to remembrance)  started about 5yrs ago I was in a very dark place, rock bottom. I was in so much emotional pain and suffering that I just couldn’t take it any more. So during what I refer to as my 3 days of darkness I cried over and over non stop, listen to 4am by Kaskade and drank …

Eat Beans, Not Beings!

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Consciousness and spirituality means feeling compassion and connected to everything. So how can we claim to be more moral than our ancestors if we’re so happy to take another life. There’s a massacre going on casually in all of our backyards and we’re averting our eyes. There’s cruelty being done to animals on behalf of our stomachs, behind closed doors …

Why I Must Dance for Love, Not Money

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“We thought of life by an analogy, with a journey – with a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end and the thing was to get to that end; success or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you’re dead, but we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing and you were supposed …

Who Am I, Why Am I, What Am I Really Looking For?

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I have long pondered these very questions and although I have arrived at some elementary responses such as surviving in a harsh world and making a living, I always felt intuitively that there’s more, much more. Like many people who are on the same quest, I have tried meditation, sound treatments embedded with all the latest technolgy, hypnosis and even …

A Brief History of My Path

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It is a strange thing we call enlightenment. What does happen to someone to have this feeling of connection? What marks the difference between before and after? I was 26 years old when I felt I had reached most of the goals I had set in my young life. But once there I looked around and nothing happened. It didn’t …

About Love

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I was in a Gurdjieff group for many years and although his teaching was mainly about presence and “self-remembering” (or what today we might call mindfulness), he also spoke about love. Gurdjieff said, “Without self-love a man can do nothing. There are two qualities of self-love. One is a dirty thing. The other, an impulse, love of the real “I”. …

Be The Change

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I began my spiritual journey quite young and always felt connected to something more, something within. I was once told if you tell the truth then you don’t have to remember anything, you can concentrate on looking forwards instead of over your shoulder. This resonated with me! The world is made up of vibrations, frequency and light and if you begin to tune …