Our hands are sacred extensions of our hearts when we are involved in any loving activity that serves life and others. Consider the lesser-known chakras within our hands that are activated whenever we engage them in sacred work. Beautiful energies are emitted from them, which are a blessing and a boon. Our consciousness is extended through our arms, hands and fingers, which expand the reach of our heart chakra. They are close to the level of our heart chakra, so its energy can move through our arms, hands and fingers to help heal and benefit life.
Consider all the gestures that we make and the things that we do with our hands. We can choose to make these gestures much more consciously and often more slowly, as if engaging in Tai Chi or Qi Gong movements. What we put our attention upon, we become. We may engage with the Eternal Now by using our hands more reverently and holily, with honor, respect and conscious attention, because we are magnifying everything with the energies that flow through them.
When we enter into the stillness of our inner being and find the light of our Source present and centered there, that light is a witness to all that is vibrating throughout the cosmos. As we still our mind, our emotions, and our thoughts and feelings, we co-create with the Divine an intimate opportunity for communion of the highest order. We may experience an infusion throughout our being of that quiescent energy of Spirit. Spirit moves through us and all about us. The light affects the core of our being and leads us to Self-realization and enlightenment.
There are many forms that meditation can take. There are guided meditations, meditation in nature, walking meditation, meditation in complete silence. We can maintain a continuous level of meditation throughout the day in which we remain centered in our Divine Presence, being mindful and heart-centered and embodying love, peace and joy.
With our economy experiencing high inflation as food, gas, utilities and other consumer goods skyrocket, it’s a great time to grow food locally on our own properties. In addition to saving money, eating fresh produce provides a much healthier alternative to the equivalent grown in other states or countries.
In 2018, my wife Mona secured funding through grants and donations (via our 501c3, Paradise Permaculture Institute), to purchase from Four Season Tools Company what’s called a Rolling High Tunnel (RHT)—a greenhouse that can be moved on stationery rails to more than one position. In our case, the 30’ x 48’ RHT greenhouse we erected, from a kit with the help of a half-dozen friends, can now be moved by two to four people to three positions. This allows us to extend the growing season on both ends and grow hardy greens all through the winter!
Of all the more recent spiritual teachers who have promoted what I consider to be advanced teachings worthy of study and application as we strive to initiate the Age of Aquarius, Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov is probably the least known in the United States of America, yet also among the greatest of the 20th century. Born in 1900 in an area of Macedonia that is now part of Bulgaria, he met the Master Peter Deunov in 1917 and studied with him for 20 years before Deunov sent him to France in 1937 and before Bulgaria was overrun by the Nazis in World War II. Omraam delivered over 4500 talks over the next 49 years, passing from this world on Christmas Day in 1986. His teachings were given completely orally, yet have been transcribed and translated into over 40 languages and are primarily available in book form.
The Master, as he was called after returning from a year-long trip to India in 1959, during which he was given the name Omraam, promoted a natural and practical lifestyle that is rich in spiritual practices, including silent meditation at dawn before the sunrise, a vegetarian diet, singing prayerful songs, working closely with nature, and communing with divine spirits. Among these are numerous angels, who can inspire disciples to understand the holy sciences and the arts of conscious living. His talks were sublime and poignant to meet the challenges of his time, as well as now and are replete with practical wisdom that only a true sage can deliver.
It is surely an interesting time to be alive and to experience the changes that are occurring across our planet! Even with government mandates initiated on a massive scale to limit our personal health choices—seemingly for the common welfare of all citizens—more information is available than ever before to awaken us to new possibilities for our optimal spiritual, as well as physical, emotional, and mental well-being. The greater the governmental, medical, or media establishment’s measures to control our options, the greater the push-back from concerned and enlightened citizens, who have often been on the forefront of offering new, nature-based wellness modalities that utilize Mother Earth’s inherent wisdom.
With a team of Aquarian visionaries, I opened The Alchemy Exchange store in Livingston, Montana in 2013. We offer numerous wellness products, many of which are infused with frequencies that are beneficial to our inner and outer health and wholeness. I’d like to highlight a few of these products that my wife and I personally use in our home or that others who I know have felt tangible benefits when using them. For the holidays, you may want to “gift yourself” or a loved one with something from our store that resonates with you.
This wonderful magazine shares fantastic articles from health-conscious practitioners and advocates across Montana. We all desire to make a difference by both practicing and promoting lifestyles and modalities that honor the image and likeness in which our Creator has fashioned us—what “nature intended.” Through our own experiences and that of others, we’ve learned that when we move afield from our intended pathway by ingesting unnatural, chemically altered, modified, or biologically manipulated foods, drinks, and drugs, or when we engage in risky or dark behaviors and activities, our bodies, minds and spirits suffer, which allows disease or depressed states to set in.
Conversely, when we return to living as close to nature as possible—eating organically grown fruits, berries, melons, nuts, seeds, vegetables and herbs (preferably local and fresh), and when we act with loving-kindness, our bodies respond and restore us to health, vitality and well-being.
Just before Easter this year, Patricia DeWitt, a fellow Capricorn, friend, and one-time personal assistant in my work for The Hearts Center, passed on at the age of 78. She lived in Paradise Valley and then in Bozeman for over 33 years. As I communed with her radiant and joyful spirit, I distinctly heard that she desires to move on beyond this plane of existence on Ascension Thursday, May 13th, which is 40 days after Easter Sunday, and shortly after this magazine is printed and distributed. Later this summer, we will celebrate her life in a special memorial service in Bozeman.
Although she didn’t quite make it to the ripe age of “four score,” her enthusiasm on many issues and her infectious laugh and beautiful smile will be an inspiration to many of us for years to come. If you knew Patricia and would like to attend her memorial, or share a brief testimony or anecdote, please contact Kathleen Karlsen by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll send you details on the service once they are confirmed.
For years, I have contemplated the mysteries surrounding the ascension and the number 40 as it is found and highlighted in nature, the Holy Bible, Christianity and other religions. Here are a few examples of when and where 40 appears in the following traditions.
One emotional and spiritual boon amidst the current Orwellian situation around the world is to maintain a positive attitude and an optimistic disposition about our present state and our potential rosy future. Fear, angst, dread and reactivity toward those who have orchestrated or enforced the grand deception now at play doesn’t serve our own long-term health and well-being. Conversely, these emotions lessen our immune system’s miraculous ability to maintain internal balance and harmony to ward off microscopic intruders, including mad, man-made viruses.
Humor and levity are key in refreshing heightened emotions and virtuous feelings about ourselves, others and the world. Keeping things light and centered within the greater context of our spirit’s entire existence over many millennia, during hundreds or thousands of lifetimes gives us pause to remain in a state of inner peace and soul equanimity. We have likely endured much more difficult situations in past lives—horrific wars, mass catastrophes, real plagues, starvation and worse. Denial, anger, hatred and rage stress our heart, liver, lungs and other organs and glands, as well as the chakras associated with these important bodily structures which we require to function optimally, so we can make it through this disquieting time with understanding, joy and a non-judgmental and even reverent attitude toward all.
At the Hearts Center, we have practiced different techniques for breathing and meditation, all of which provide great benefits for our lives and the lives of those around us. What are the benefits of practicing Buddha Breathing regularly? Consciously breathing in light, prana or chi strengthens the immune system, brings physical vitality and health, emotional well-being, mental clarity and spiritual upliftment.
The practice of breathing meditation draws our attention to holding a powerful focus of love within ourselves, which we can offer wholeheartedly for the healing and wholeness of family, friends, colleagues and all others across the entire Earth. There are no limits to the expanse or the inclusiveness of our loving embrace.
It reminds us to use the challenges we experience in our own lives to connect with the challenges others are experiencing, and to actively assist them through our focused intention to cope with and transform those challenges.
We become powerful generators of love, light and joy for happiness and contentment across the planet.
Spiritual seekers of today who desire to deepen their experience of the Divine can benefit from the powerful energies of the sun through the solar sciences. Allowing solar light to stimulate one’s physical body, aura and chakras is an ancient science that can accelerate intuition and inner peace to flow through our consciousness, being, and world.
Knowing and practicing the solar sciences of the spirit will become commonplace and popular as the sensitive ones use their inner gifts and higher talents to co-create conscious communities of light within a quickly evolving, solar civilization.
Solar meditation is a practice that involves arising early and greeting the source of all life-giving energies, the sun.