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गुरुस्तोत्रम् Gurustotram (2)

अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम् । तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ।। २ ।। (2) akhandamandalaakaaram vyaaptam yena caraacaram tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai shriigurave namah (2) The unbroken whole (circular) form, comprised of all animate and inanimate things That place … Continue reading

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Animal Spirits: The Snake/Serpent

In the last post, The Ninth Nakshstra: Ashlesha, I briefly touched on Ashlesha’s symbol, the snake, so I thought this would be a great time to go into the snake symbolism some more. The snake has many dualistic qualities. Across cultures they … Continue reading

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Butterfly Journal: Awareness (Entry #3)

In the last journal entry I discussed the challenges of dealing with my mother’s behavior, especially her violence. With the addition of her Alzheimer’s it is often a futile situation, and I concluded the entry saying: How do my thoughts, feelings, and actions … Continue reading

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Butterfly Journal Fourth Month: Awareness (Entry #1)

Last month’s journal topic was Faith, and with the journaling process of the first three months of Butterfly Journal I feel I have accomplished a great amount of healing. I left off the last entry saying: I am now curious to see how … Continue reading

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Book Review – Butterfly Journal

I am pleased to present my review of Julianne Victoria’s  Butterfly Journal. It has been wonderful to work with this lovely lavender book that captures the essence of Julianne’s intuitive spirit. I was given a copy of the book in exchange for this … Continue reading

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Animal Spirits: The Snail

One day sometime back in mid-February I noticed a                                                           snail hanging … Continue reading

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The Gunas of Ayurveda for Health & Healing

Understanding the three Gunas of Prakriti is not only                                                     helpful when studying our birth charts … Continue reading

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Animal Spirits: The Dragonfly

As I headed out this morning for my early                                                               … Continue reading

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The Sixth Limb of Yoga: Dharana

The sixth of the eight limbs of yoga is Dharana.                                                             … Continue reading

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Bardo: Life, Death, & Everything In-Between

From the Buddhist perspective, death is not the end,                                                             and … Continue reading

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