Cultivate Life! Magazine #49
This issue contains:Quotes of the Week:
~ John A. Shedd
"One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar."
~ Helen Keller
"Life is a big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it that you can."
~ Danny Kaye
"Our capacity for wonder is limited only by our ability to say 'yes' to life."
"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now."
~ Suzanne Caygill
Tami Simon speaks with Sandra Ingerman a shamanic practitioner, psychotherapist, and educational director for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies who has taught workshops on shamanism around the world. Sandra is the author, along with Hank Wesselman, of the Sounds True book Awakening to the Spirit World. Sandra discusses our connected web of consciousness, understanding our individual spiritual aspects, and how developing our shamanistic qualities can benefit others. Read more...
Owen Waters, Peace and Happiness
Peace resides in the human heart. Inner peace creates outer peace in your relationships and in the effect that you have upon the global consciousness.
Peace is a choice. It respects your boundaries and it respects the boundaries of others. When you set your boundaries and stop others from intruding into your space, when you respect other people's boundaries and do not intrude into their personal space, then it is possible to move on to the next step, a state of mutual cooperation. Read more...
Cultivate Life Weekly Writers:
An evil sorcerer once hypnotized a group of captives into believing that whatever he wanted was what they wantedIt was a powerful black spell. Not only did it keep each of his psychic slaves unconscious to his own unhappy feelings, but it also made him believe that he had no choice but to feel that way.
Chuck Gallozzi, Inspirational Leaders Are Committed to Making a Difference
Immediately following the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the world came rushing to the aid of Japan. After all, people are generous by nature and eagerly and willingly help those that are obviously in need. But often there are others who suffer silently and go unnoticed.
Beca Lewis, Present To Be Noticed
I had a very short time to get from one gate at the airport to another. I was intent, focused and clear about what I had to do. As I walked very quickly from gate to gate it appeared as if the pathway would open up before me making it easy to get there.
Steve Wickham, What to Do With Negative Energy
Riding a bicycle to work on humid summer days makes for debilitating work, especially with hills or headwinds to deal with. Reaching the destination can be as much about energy conservation and focus as anything.
When I speak of healing I speak from my own experience. My personal search for healing has been an epic journey of hit and miss. I have experimented with dozens of different techniquesI have worked with more healers and spiritualist that I wish to mention.
Carol Belanger, The Wonders of Epsom Salt
Epsom salts are named for the mineral rich waters of Epsom, England, where they were known at least as far back as Shakespeare's day. When bathing, the magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) is absorbed through the skin and is an inexpensive and natural way to reduce stress, treat skin problems, and draw toxins from the body.
Cultivate Parenting Skills:
Last week on the way to my alley loaded down with both garbage and anxiety, I felt dense and tired. I was seeking help from earthly sources on an issue that needed to be resolved. The help had not yet come through, so I was feeling slightly worried. After discarding all of my unnecessary physical baggage into its proper receptacles and neatly placing the bins on the alley, I felt a little bit lighter.
Esther Andrews, Developing Your Child's Self Identity
There is no need to explain why it is so important for your child's development to have a sound and positive self identity. How your child thinks about herself will determine her future, her destiny.
Cultivate Life Extras:
Recently I drove through horrendous road construction going on in my area. It was still very hot, the traffic was murderous, and due to the fact that cars were stopping and starting, the cooling system did not work as well as possible. Dust abounded.
Robert E. Darby, The Person We Think We Are And The World We Think Is Real
What if you suddenly discovered that the person you think you are and the world you think is real is actually just a product of your mind's ability to create imaginary realities and for some reason one day you woke up and decided that one of those realities was the real actual world and that your imaginary image of yourself was also the real you?
Marlene Buffa, Juggling Chainsaws
Years ago, the television show Saturday Night Live, included a skit where Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest played blue collar workers discussing their masochistic habits. Describing painful physical events, absurdly orchestrated, the opposing character grimaced and replied, "Ooh, I hate when that happens."
Steven Burns, The Killer Compliment
We all like compliments don't we? When a friend, family member or complete stranger walks up to us and pays us a genuine, sincere compliment it can have a profound, positive impact on our emotional state. It makes us feel special and significant and, if delivered in the right way can be like verbal sunshine...
Cultivate Life Partworks:
I am blessed as a Son of God. Today we will begin to assert some of the happy things to which you are entitled, being what you are. No long practice periods are required today, but very frequent short ones are necessary.
Charles F. Haanel, The Master Key System, Part 22
In Part Twenty-two you will find that thoughts are spiritual seeds, which, when planted in the subconscious mind, have a tendency to sprout and grow, but unfortunately the fruit is frequently not to our liking. The various forms of inflammation, paralysis, nervousness and diseased conditions generally, are the manifestation of fear, worry, care, anxiety, jealousy, hatred and similar thought.