Open Heart Extra

24 Jul 2013
July 24, 2013

The Wheel of Illusion

A soul takes human birth in order to have a series of experiences through which it will awaken out of its illusion of separateness. The physical experience of being incarnated is the curriculum, and the purpose of the course is to awaken us from the illusion that we are the incarnation. Spiritual practices are tools.. read more →

17 Jul 2013
July 17, 2013

The Life Within

In the elderly, two sets of values operate simultaneously: the desire to stay active and to maintain a sense of self-worth in the eyes of others, and the desire to withdraw from social commitments to a more leisurely, contemplative life. Although this inward-turning is viewed by some as antisocial, a problem to be solved or.. read more →

10 Jul 2013
July 10, 2013

Enter Lightly

If we are to help heal the world, we need to remember that it is a sacred place. Our actions need to be positive statements, reminders that even in the worst times there is a world worth struggling for. We need to find ways to keep the vision alive, to acknowledge but not get caught.. read more →

03 Jul 2013
July 3, 2013

Shifting our Perception with Meditation

Though you can start meditation at any time, it’s harder if your life is chaotic, and if you’re feeling paranoid, if you’re overwhelmed with responsibilities, or if you’re sick. But even starting under these conditions, meditation will help you to clear things up a bit. Slowly you reorganize your life to support your spiritual journey,.. read more →

26 Jun 2013
June 26, 2013

Reflect on Your Motives

“Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment.” – Tao Te Ching You cross the street to avoid looking in the eyes of a homeless woman. Your heart is calling, but you don’t respond. Why? Maybe it’s because you learned not to be vulnerable as a child. You became afraid to be who you.. read more →