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Cultivate Life! Magazine #33

Cultivate Life!

This issue contains:

Quotes of the Week:
"Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now."
—Alan Lakein.

"The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change."
—Will Garcia.

"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question."

"Choose being kind over being right, and you'll be right every time."
—Richard Carlson

Feature Articles:
Connie Joy, Tragedy in Sedona
It was October 8, 2009 when the first 911 call came in alerting emergency personnel that a tragedy was unfolding at the Angel Lodge Retreat Center only a few miles from Sedona. During a Sweat Lodge ceremony, facilitated by self-help guru James Arthur Ray as part of the Spiritual Warrior program, something went horribly wrong. Two people, Kirby Brown and James Shore died at the scene. Nineteen others were transported to various hospitals, including Liz Neuman, who would die nine days later from injuries sustained during the Sweat Lodge ceremony.  Read more...

Cultivate Life Weekly Writers:
Guy Finley, Break Through the Illusion of Limitation
Here’s a strange paradox of the upward path that runs through Real Life: the more conscious we become of what limits us, the more limitless becomes our reality! So, take as long as you need to understand the following special lesson; it sheds much needed light on a certain dark state that stands between us, and the higher freedom for which we long.  Read more...

Chuck Gallozzi, The Little Things We Do
What's the difference between one second and 4/10th's of a second? Not very much. It's just 6/10th's of a second. Wouldn't you agree that's a SMALL difference? Yet, that small difference was all it took to change our beliefs on what is possible.  Read more...

Beca Lewis, Look Differently
Glancing out the window I looked a few yards further out than I normally do and realized, “Hey, I can see in the window of the Vet’s office.”  It took me almost two years to notice this fact. I took a longer, wider view and saw something that had always been there Read more...

Steve Wickham, A Healthy Respect for Reality
A state of poise and balance it is that sees us seeing with right perspective. All our lives perhaps we're striving for such poise and balance.  Read more...

Cultivate Health:
Lee Blackm, Detoxifying the Body For Health and Immunity
Colon detoxification has become famous even during the ancient times because of its effectiveness not just in keeping the body healthy but also in making overweight individuals slim too.  Read more...

Laura MTurner, Identifying Your Wellness Potential
Each day, are you becoming more of yourself? At first an awkward question. Yet, as I continue to read and discover more about the mind/body model of wellness, it appears the pursuit of being "well" expands as we continue on the road to self-wholeness. Think of it this way, according to the mind/body model of wellness, we are in a constant process of becoming "whole" as we learn to become more and more of ourselves.  Read more...

Cultivate Gratitude:
Alan Zimmerman, How to Release the Power of Gratitude
"If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul." ~Rabbi Harold Kushner
Kushner is right ... so right. I learned that lesson way back in the 70's, when my mother died very unexpectedly at a very young age. And I learned that lesson when my wife left me a few days later ... not to mention my father losing his job, other close relatives dying, and my finances under assault ... all within the next few weeks.  Read more...

Tim Ong, Three Ways to Practice Gratitude
Gratitude is a powerful positive emotion that generates a feeling of blessedness and contentment. This indirectly makes one feels lucky and fulfilled, which is the opposite feeling of misfortune, lack or scarcity. Thus, according to the Law of Attraction, a sense of gratitude attracts into your life more experience and opportunities for abundance and good fortune.  Read more...

Cultivate Life Extras:
Gabrielle Kortsch, Could Super Achievers Be Driven by Low Self-Esteem?
A super achiever with low self esteem? Sounds more like an oxymoron than anything else. And yet if we take a closer look at what drives the super achiever, we may find precisely a lack of appreciation and recognition of value of the self.  Read more...

John Robert Crawford, The Incredible Power of Choice
Choices. We're surrounded by a million of them every day; big and small. They affect our professional, private, social and spiritual lives. We want to make excellent decisions, but under pressure it doesn't always seem that easy.  Read more...

Eileen McDargh, Resiliency Lessons From The Chilean Mine Triumph
A worldwide web of viewers watched 33 miners being pulled to the surface following a 600,000 ton cave-in that happened nearly one-half mile below the ground on a barren plain in southern Chile. Besides showcasing the tenacity of rescuers and the miracle of technology, the miners themselves offer dramatic lessons in resiliency that anyone can learn.  Read more...

100 Words, Howard Gardner / From the Shelf
Howard Gardner is an American psychologist who is based at Harvard University. The author of over twenty books translated into twenty-seven languages, and several hundred articles. Gardner is best known in educational circles for his theory of multiple intelligences Read more...

Cultivate Life Partworks:
Pam Garcy, Part 8 — "What is your purpose?"
I've had clients say, "What's the purpose of life?" People are naturally born to search, seek and nurture their curiosity. This question reflects part of the search and the desire to put a life direction into words.  Read more...

Charles FHaanel, The Master Key System—Part Fourteen
You have found from your study thus far that thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore endowed with creative power. This does not mean that some thought is creative, but that all thought is creative. This same principle can be brought into operation in a negative way, through the process of denial.  Read more...

A Course In Miracles, Lesson 24 plus Commentary by Allen Watson
I do not perceive my own best interests. In no situation that arises do you realize the outcome that would make you happy. Therefore, you have no guide to appropriate action, and no way of judging the result. What you do is determined by your perception of the situation, and that perception is wrong.  Read more...

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