ISSN 1538-1080

Day: September 2, 2003

Being Here, (here) being

being hereIt is the same yellow and orange and red that surrounded me when I was fourteen and pissed off at my own mom for making me wipe table after table, so I guess I shouldn’t blame her for her smart-ass attitude.

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Forgive Me 

Death surrounds me, Sixteen entities within a room, Clothed in blue and white garments, It is not heaven that they experience, but instead the cold steel of the blade, I feel guilt, guilt having been lost over time. A question arises, Will they forgive me?

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IJHC Book Reviews, Sept 2003

I spent last month working with a really fabulous family doctor and three home birth midwives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Without a doubt, this was a very different experience from anything I imagine is offered in any medical school.

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IJHC Book Reviews, September 2003

-Catherine Ingram. Passionate Presence: Experiencing the Seven Qualities of Awakened Awareness-Eckhart Tolle. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment-Kenneth Cohen. Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing-Minding the Body: Clinical Uses of Somatic AwarenessDonald Bakal-Susan Chernak McElroy. Animals as Guides for the Soul-Kathleen R. Wren and Carol L. Norred. Real

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Healing with Food – Intentionality in Cooking

Food carries an emotional charge which affects its flavor in a subtle way. I found that out more than forty years ago I got involved in a dietary system known as macrobiotics, started by George Ohsawa. One of its tenets, derived from Japanese Zen monastery cooking, was that the intention of the cook changes the

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Walking the Long Path: The Art of Genuine Reiki Practice

Learning Reiki should be more than a weekend course of study Throughout humankinds history of healing therapies, such as Theraputic Touch, and their often-attendant Eastern mystical practices, such as reiki, charismatic individuals have contributed to the path of healers development. Mikao Usui wrote a manual of his teachings on reiki in 1920. In April of

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Energy Work as an Adjunct to Radiation Therapy

Healing can prevent side effects of radiotherapy In the last year I have had the privilege of meeting healers from all over the country. Some of them have shared tales of their most profound healing experiences with me. My friend David recently shared a story that shows how intent and belief can turn even a

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Healing Nations

And we are social and political hypochondriacs. Unwittingly, everyone who is working in the field of complementary/ alternative medicine is helping to put together a new and powerful philosophy that can transform western politics. Beneath all the political sub-languages or lexicons that drive political debate, there is actually one lexicon that rules. We all use

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Collective Consciousness: The Journey IS the Destination

While faith can help us to develop and deepen our sense of spirituality, it may also hinder us from finding our own, personal beliefs and spirituality. At its worst, it may also lead to conflicts between people of differing faiths. Therefore, understanding how faith develops is of vital importance at this time when there are

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