Greetings from the Editor:
Expanding Inner Horizons
My life has been a journey of continual expansion of inner horizons. My key is self-inquiry. Whenever I have a problem, overreact to something or someone, feel out of sorts, or lose my neutral perspective, what do I do? I spend time alone and have a serious talk with myself. I ask myself questions like, what do you need to accept, what are you feeling, what do you want that you're not getting, what do you need? Maybe I need to communicate to someone, change a habit, uproot a negative pattern, or connect to mother earth. I may journal-write to gain clarity about the direction I want to take or to write some healing affirmations. Any one of these expand my awareness about myself which improves my satisfaction with myself and my relationships.
Self-inquiry helps me understand and accept myself. It also allows me to help others understand themselves when asked. May you be inspired to study your inner self for improvement and satisfaction with your life.
by Suzanne Harrill
Prayer is a powerful force. Many teachers, such as, Larry Dorsey, MD, author of, Prayer is Good Medicine, explain how it works and how to benefit from prayer. If you shy away from praying, consider it does not need to be tied to a religious tradition. Your thoughts are prayers too.
When prayer is intentional it can help you in many ways, such as boost acceptance of unwanted events, bring deep peace and calm when stressed with an overactive mind, or help with loss while going through the grief process. Prayer can help others when you say prayers for them as well. In addition, prayer empowers all the good things in our life, such as improving our relationships, our creative abilities and choices, and making positive changes.
A prayer of gratitude has a very high vibration that moves us to see and focus on the positives in our life. A prayer can be short and simple, such as thinking, "Thank you for this day and for my life." May you discover a type of prayer that adds to the richness of your life in one of the following examples of prayers from different traditions...
by Nick Polizza
In many native cultures across the North American continent, there is a unifying spiritual element that has been used for millennia to bring wisdom and healing to the people. It's called the medicine wheel.
This multi-dimensional frame of reference can take many forms but is usually depicted as a circle split into four quadrants that each represent a specific direction. North, East, South and West...
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Simplified by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona
Whatever issue you are working on this prayer can be applied. Ho'oponopono is very flexible and can be used on anything, from physical dis-ease, relationships, money, or work. Bring the issue to mind and use your own words to describe it...
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Healing Code Prayer
The Healing Codes, discovered by Alexander Loyd in 2001, are a powerful self-healing method to help the body remove the primary cause of illness and disease: stress. The method includes saying a clearing prayer and then using 4 hand gestures to activate natural healing centers in the body. His book, The Healing Code, teaches the reader about this simple method of healing. Learn more on his website: www.thehealingcodes.com
There are healing code coach/practitioners to give you more information if you google healing code coaches. One is Diane Eble who has a lot of free information on her website and some You Tube videos, www.dianeeble.com
Healing Code Prayer Example
Heal me God of all known and unknown negative memories, thoughts, beliefs, images, and feelings.
Heal me of all destructive cellular memory, physical ailments, conditions, and disease. Heal me with your abundant love.
Heal all negative energy from my childhood experience, (DESCRIBE MEMORY), and all negative energy accumulated throughout my life.
Heal me with your love one-thousand times and more.
Thank you, God.
by Dr. Earnest Holms
The following template is helpful to create a powerful prayer for yourself or another. Begin by focusing on the purpose of your affirmative prayer. Then follow the five steps.Use words that you resonate with when writing your own prayer...
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Artwork by Jacqueline Shuler
Artist Jacqueline Shuler visited the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. She created the beautiful background for this Psalm. View Jackie's art: www.Jacqueline-shuler.pixels.com and her blog: www.drjackiecreates.com