Archives for October 2010

The Colour of Purple

At the retreat, after a day and a half of constant contemplation, achieving a meditative state became easier and something wonderful began to happen. After repeatedly contemplating the same question, the meditation process became like a deep cleansing process. With relatively little effort, I found myself clearing out an entire history of emotional baggage. It felt as if my subconscious was being purged of long forgotten insults, wounds, and traumas. At that point, I decided this intense
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Jumping In To Meditation!

“A quiet mind cureth all.” Robert Burton After “just showing up” another philosophy of mine is to, “just jump in.” Once I have tried something I have generally found that it became easier thereafter. After all, how hard could five days of intensive meditation be? Excited about conducting my own personal meditation experiments, I packed my suitcase and headed off to the meditation retreat The love of my life, George, had always been supportive of my goals and he wholeheartedly supported
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Meditation – Looking For Clarity

Have you tried meditation? Are you a seasoned practitioner? In an attempt to achieve a level of clarity, I have tried a few different meditation techniques. Several have been concentrative, where I would focus on one item or thought. Another has been non-concentrative, where I simply worked to empty my mind of any thought. One of my favourite approaches to meditation is a Tibetan Buddhist mantra technique. Most of the time, I meditate just before falling asleep at night. Recently, I
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A Meditation Retreat in the Mountains

After an interesting and rewarding career mixed with some active participation as a volunteer attempting to make a positive impact, I recently felt lost and off-track. For the past two decades, while living in Toronto, I had been a corporate executive in the financial sector. On a volunteer basis, I had been politically active as a President and Vice President of two local Riding Associations. My volunteer work with politicians enabled me to advocate successfully for some of my Aboriginal
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The Diamond Lantern – Waking Up To Who We Are!

Do you know who you are? Are you defined by the way you look, act, or think? What makes you - you? Does your job, your family or your possessions define you? What is your purpose? What are your burning desires? Exactly why are you here? What is your mission in this lifetime? For years, I didn’t know the answers to these kinds of questions. I thought that being born was a random act. In my teens, I had entertained the noble goals of saving wolves, mountain gorillas, and working to
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The Diamond Lantern is a story about waking up.

On February 11, 2001, Elizabeth Rose experienced an abrupt awakening that she wasn’t ready for.  Suddenly finding herself with one foot on the ground and the other foot in the non-physical world of spirit, Elizabeth set off on a quest to understand what was going on, with herself, with others, and with Planet Earth. After February 11th, the next few years were filled with nightmares and prophetic visions forecasting tragic or painful events.  However, in 2005, things shifted from the negative
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