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Entries by Vaishali

The Law of Love

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 2:11 PM

You = Love = Attention = Love = You

Love is considered the most powerful universal force because it is wholeness-making. In other words, it is the power of love that will bring whatever you focus on into the whole of your life. This can be an extremely sobering reality,...

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Living a Meaningful Life

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 2:20 PM

Every person has free will over what they choose to give their attention to. The biggest obstacle people have in leading self-actualized meaningful lives lies in what they are giving their attention to, what people tell themselves in the privacy of their own mind and inner self-narrative.

As a teacher...

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Just Because Some People Are Screaming 'The Sky Is Falling' Doesn't Mean Your Name Is Chicken Little

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 1:22 PM

When the Eastern systems of self-healing examine health and balance, they offer a very different paradigm than our more familiar "Western" point of view. The differences are most noticeable and significant when it comes to understanding the nature of the individual life and the life of the collective.

This philosophy...

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Ghost Stories

(5) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 4:08 PM

Everyone likes a good ghost story for Halloween, and I'm no exception... except my ghost stories are real! The most reliable way to know whether or not a ghost story is real is to have direct experiential knowledge. This is my firsthand account of not so scary but very real...

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Don't Take It Personally

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 2:47 PM

In Taiwan there is a device known as a Taiwanese monkey trap. It is a simple box made of open wooden slats. A banana is placed inside the box, and it is clearly visibly through the open slats. There is a hole in the box just large enough for a...

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Food: Just a Little Wisdom to Chew On

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 4:45 PM

The path to vibrant health and wellness begins by creating a right relationship with your mind and your body. Imagine if you ate a five-course dinner and never let the waste go -- you would probably be proactive in getting that toxic material out of your body. So it is...

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What's In a Name?

(4) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 5:00 PM

Vedantic psychology says it is healthy and life-enriching to change your name a few times in your life. Interesting, isn't it. How could your name possibly impact your health? And how could changing your name possibly enrich the quality of your life? It seems somewhat odd and maybe even superficial...

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Mindful in the Modern Age of Technology

(2) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 12:05 PM

In today's technology-saturated world, our attention is bombarded with stimuli and distractions on an incredibly wide scale. Computers and laptops, cell phones, smartphones, not-so-smart phones, the Internet, bluetooth, Blu-ray, texting, Tweeting, videogames, iPads. Even our cars and appliances have become tainted with a technological look and feel. But does all...

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Ayurveda 101: 6 Ways to Enhance Your Health and Vitality

(4) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 6:24 PM

Ayurveda, the Eastern Indian system of self-healing, is translated as "the science of daily life." In other words, there is an actual science to the understanding and execution of one's daily routine that is designed to promote balance and overall wellbeing.

The system is based on three doshas --...

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Beyond The Human Eye: Everything Is Energy

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 12:35 PM

Everything is energy. Atoms vibrating at different frequencies form matter. In the physical world, the only thing separating a chair from a rock is their rate of vibration. Even non-physical entities such as thoughts, memories, feelings, love and fear are forms of energy with their own frequencies and magnetic signatures...

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

(3) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 12:00 PM

I have taught many classes over the years on various aspects of life-management. I usually start by asking what issues people are struggling with the most. What I have noticed is that a greater number of people are requesting help in the area of how to deal with suffering --...

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A Wilde Perspective on Money

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 1:48 PM

Well over 100 years ago, the great spiritual teacher and literary genius Oscar Wilde, after visiting America, wrote, "Americans know the price of everything and the value of nothing."

Oscar Wilde's wisdom, insight and penchant for truth are as accurate and sobering now as they were over 10 decades...

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The Voodoos and Don'ts of American Culture

(8) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 3:00 PM

Post-modern American culture is not famous for embracing spiritual values. And you thought that outer space is the only thing that operates in a vacuum. Welcome to our world -- a high-tech spiritual wasteland. If it cannot be measured, weighed, separated in a particle accelerator, or grown in a Petrie...

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Consciousness: What You Don't Know Might Kill You

(13) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 2:08 PM

Ever ask yourself, "Where does consciousness come from?" Or, "Can consciousness come from an absence of consciousness?" Albeit, not the subject of your everyday discourse, these are still interesting and relevant questions. When inquiring about consciousness a valid qualifying question might be, "What type of consciousness are we talking about?"...

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You Haven't Lived Until You've Died: Emanuel Swedenborg and "the Afterlife"

(8) Comments | Posted September 16, 2011 | 3:55 PM

We call it "the afterlife". But from everything we know about it, we really should be calling it "the life", and calling what we are experiencing now "the before life". There has been so much documented and recorded about what happens after we die, that its mere existence is indisputable....

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Failure to Communicate: Not a Cool Hand

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2011 | 3:46 PM

I never met Hal in person; we only spoke over the phone. My publicity people introduced us via email and thought we would be kindred spirits. There were times over the next four to five years when Hal and I might talk almost every day. And then, due my traveling...

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Cannot Hear Enough Swedenborg

(7) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 9:50 AM

Whenever I share the life and wisdom of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) with my radio show listeners, the people who read my books and magazine articles, or with those who attend my many classes and lectures, I always start out by introducing him as "my boyfriend." That introduction accomplishes a couple...

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Hiding Out with Tolerance and Compassion

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2011 | 7:50 PM

Tolerance and compassion, like love, are words that have gotten a lot of mileage lately. It is both Buddhist and politically correct to advocate for T and C. But what do we really know about the power behind these words? Tolerance and compassion are not merely intellectual states of mind....

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It's All Energy

(5) Comments | Posted March 30, 2011 | 10:43 AM

Everything is energy. Atoms vibrating at different frequencies form matter. In the physical world the only thing separating a chair from a rock is their rate of vibration. Even non-physical entities such as thoughts, memories, feelings, love and fear are forms of energy with their own frequency and magnetic signature...

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Bumper Sticker Wisdom

(12) Comments | Posted February 26, 2011 | 8:36 PM

Ever notice how so many of the bumper sticker messages out there are simple yet profound? I saw a great one recently that said "Life Is the Classroom. Love Is the Lesson." That pretty much says it all. How is it that all the great spiritual sayings can fit on...

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