Vanessa | February 2, 2011
Contemplative prayer takes us beyond the form of discursive prayer where we are talking to God and instead we simply (though seemingly impossibly for me right now) hold ourselves still with the intention of being with God.
Vanessa | November 24, 2010
Whether you feel more comfortable celebrating or observing the seasons, sitting in Nature or working in your garden, or learning and developing a new artistic skill, this book had so much variety it would be very easy to find something that worked for you and begin to develop it as part of a deeper and more complete spiritual practice.
Vanessa | July 16, 2010
Today’s Osho Zen TarotOsho Zen Tarot spread connects in a wonderful way with the reading I did yesterday on David Smith’s new book, Honoring the Sacred EarthHonoring the Sacred Earth – at least the left-hand cards do. With the right-hand I chose the Page of Clouds: Mind, which I also chose earlier this week, and [...]
Vanessa | July 15, 2010
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright With these words, Smith takes us into Part 1 of 7 in his book, Honoring the Sacred EarthHonoring the Sacred Earth, and his carefully chosen quotes are a lovely highlight in each section, making me feel like I [...]
Vanessa | July 12, 2010
It’s official, the pain from the car accident is no longer affecting my Downward Facing Dog pose, and today’s yoga session went just swimmingly. Very happy about that. Between the yoga and meditation I did a quick Osho Zen TarotOsho Zen Tarot spread – one for the right hand and one for the left. Right [...]
Vanessa | April 23, 2010
Through ‘active imagination’ and a strong meditation practice, as well as dream analysis, she brought herself through the intense grief over the loss of her unborn son, and overcame a lifetime of conditioning that caused her to see her body as something to be ‘used’ instead of cherished.
Vanessa | March 4, 2010
Chapter’s Four to Eight of Tomorrow’s GodTomorrow’s God also cover the four levels of creation and consciousness. These are the subconscious, conscious, super-conscious and supra-conscious. NDW details the push-pull that occurs between the subconscious (which pushes us away from the One towards individuation) and the supraconscious (which pulls us back towards the One) – where [...]