Greetings from the
Who loves you and who are the people you
love? One opportunity for Valentine’s Day is to take the
time to express love for, not only, your significant other but
all the people you care deeply about -- close friends and
family. It can also be a time to connect with and honor people
who you still have a spiritual bond of love with, who have
died, yet still affect you at a deep level. Which of your
relationships do you choose to nurture by expressing your love
and appreciation today and adding a little extra on February
For one, I choose to pay tribute to my mother who died this
past December and honor her in my thoughts and prayers. I felt
a powerfully strong bond of love with her while she was alive.
I will miss her words of affirmation, as she expressed her
love for me often. Even though emotionally there is sadness as
feelings and memories surface to view, analyze, digest, and
assimilate, I am growing to feel the energy of spiritual love
between us now. I will spend a little extra time on Valentine’s
Day to meditate on the love I have for my mother, Laura Mary
By Suzanne E. Harrill
February makes me think of Valentine’s
Day with its theme of love. What better time to remind
yourself of all it takes to build your own foundation of love
so you can truly love others. If you value loving and giving
to others, take time to nurture your own self-esteem, build
your reserves so you can give from the overflow.
If building your own self-esteem is new,
begin by taking the Self-Esteem Awareness Inventory, at the
end of this article. If you are a seasoned traveler, review
the inventory to enjoy your progress. Let us first define
self-esteem, look at seven concepts to build self-esteem, and
end with the Acorn Analogy to summarize...
by Swami Beyondananda
At a time when human and planetary problems
seem to be multiplying geometrically, the message to humanity
is coming clear: Shift or get off the pot!
Fortunately, just as the caterpillar
organism is deconstructing before our very eyes, the
butterfly's imaginal cells are connecting to form humanity's
new flying machine. Will we achieve critical mass before we
reach critical massacre? To quote Willie Mays, that's what
we're going to play the game to find out.
One of the great allies we have in this
shift and awakening is the Institute
of Noetic Sciences (IONS). Founded more than 30 years ago
by astronaut Edgar Mitchell who had an epiphany as he watched
our planet from space, IONS has evolved into the leading
"new edge" organization for weaving new science and
ancient wisdom, and applying integrated awareness in our
By Suzanne E. Harrill
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