This study explored the effects of prayer and meditating for others as assessed by the global health measure of quality of life (QOL). Participants recruited from around the United States were asked to pray or meditate for 2 people every day for 4 weeks. Pretest and posttest scores on the SF-36 quality of life questionnaire
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Zachery, a 24 year-old man who was born with cerebral palsy, suffered from speech impairment and weakness with poor coordination on the left side of his body, plus garbled hearing in his left ear. He had physiotherapy, speech therapy and surgically-induced deafness in his left ear, all of which produced helpful but only modest improvements.
Humor is an antidote to worry. We hear a lot these days about the benefits of living in the present moment, about being in the flow. Worry and certain other emotions keep us stuck in the past or future. The thing is, its okay to look at the past or future. Just dont stare! One
The mystery of the woman is hidden in the depths of the heart. Her innocence is protected in the embrace that surrounds her like the petals of the rose surround the bud. The secrets of her nature are revealed when the light of the spirit of love beholds the fullness of her being, and the
What is the inner sense and how do we develop it? This article deals with an open eye meditation method which involves the concentration on both material and subtle objects. As an example of a subtle object, I present the meditation practice on eye floaters (muscae volitantes) according to the four steps of meditation in
In my work with Therapeutic Touch and CranioSacral Therapy, I have always had the sense that I was working in Sacred Space with my clients. My introduction to the sacred space of the Chartres Labyrinth led me on a new journey of self-discovery, healing and inspiration. More than twenty-five new labyrinth designs/paintings emerged in my
A 38 year-old woman was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and given a fifty percent chance of survival. This was a doubly difficult challenge to deal with, as it came one week prior to her final divorce court day. She underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, experimental chemotherapy and 11 reconstructive surgeries. She found
Minding Our Business and Losing Our Mind: How can we recover our full consciousness after losing it, in time to save our civilization from suicide?
Wholistic healing opens us to consciousness of dimensions within and beyond the physical body that have been ignored by conventional medicine, psychology and by modern science as a whole. In addition to mind, which conventional science and medicine attribute solely to electrochemical activities of neurons in the brain, there are emotions, relationships with other people
Irene van Lippe-Biesterfeld with Jessica van Tijn. Science, Soul, and the Spirit of Nature: Leading thinkers on the restoration of man and creationLarry Dossey, MD. The Power of Premonitions: How knowing the future can sharpen our livesLaurel Parnell, PhD. Tapping In: A step-by-step guide to activating your healing resources through bilateral stimulationNilsson, Marie The Magic
Dr. Aron Buchman and colleagues at the Rush Alzheimers Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago report from a longitudinal cohort study of 906 people for almost five years, they found that with each one point decrease in social activity there was an associated 33% more rapid decline in motor function which was