All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them. ~ Native American Proverb
Paramaguru is a Sanskrit term that means “preceding guru,” or your guru’s guru. In yoga, a guru is a trusted spiritual master and teacher. In many yoga traditions, an intimate relationship with the guru is akin to a relationship with the Divine and is considered to be fundamental to the achievement of enlightenment.
If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. ~ Native American Proverb
I can see you, I see who and what you are, you are really something! Did you remember it or are you still hiding from you?
The medulla oblongata is the lower part of the brain stem that connects the brain and spinal chord. It controls involuntary functions of the body like breathing, sneezing, heart rate, blood pressure and swallowing.
Within yoga philosophy, the ego is considered to be centered at the medulla oblongata. It also is considered the primary entry of prana into the body.
When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. ~ Native American Proverb
When God is in the midst
Defeat does not exist
Human family interlocked
Into hands gridlocked
What befalls the earth
Befalls all sons and daughters of the earth
Leaves weaved of different branches of the cosmic tree
Pull a thread here and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world
Almost as if revealed from a divine plan we are unaware of.
Cogs in the wheel spinning the fabric of Maya.
The term proxemics, coined by anthropologist Edward T. Hall, refers to the distance between people as they interact. Just as body movements and facial expressions can communicate a great deal of nonverbal information, so can the physical space between individuals. Hall described four levels of social distance that occur in different situations.
Intimate Distance ~ 6 to 18 inches
This level of physical distance often indicates a closer relationship or greater comfort between individuals. It usually occurs during intimate contact such as hugging, whispering, or touching.
Personal Distance ~ 1.5 to 4 feet
Physical distance at this level usually occurs between people who are family members or close friends. The closer the people can comfortably stand while interacting can be an indicator of the level of intimacy in their relationship.
Social Distance ~ 4 to 12 feet.
This level of physical distance is often used with individuals who are acquaintances.
With someone you know fairly well, such as a co-worker you see several times a week, you might feel more comfortable interacting at a closer distance. In cases where you do not know the other person well, such as a postal delivery driver you only see once a month, a distance of 10 to 12 feet may feel more comfortable.
Public Distance ~ 12 to 25 feet
Physical distance at this level is often used in public speaking situations. Talking in front of a class full of students or giving a presentation at work are good examples of such situations.
It is also important to note that the level of personal distance that individuals need to feel comfortable can vary from culture to culture. One oft-cited example is the difference between people from Latin cultures and those from North America. People from Latin countries tend to feel more comfortable standing closer to one another as they interact while those from North America need more personal distance.
Different crystals have different energies and properties, and between them can affect mental, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of ourselves. Simply holding the right crystal at the right time can bring about a change in our attitude and well-being. You don’t necessarily need to look up the meaning each time you do this. Over time you may acquire a number of crystals – just take hold of the one you feel drawn to.
The right crystal can affect the energy of an environment, and the energy it holds can influence you whether you simply hold it in your hand or place it by your bed or on the mantelpiece. Crystal healers use their knowledge of the stones and of the patient in the healing process. There are various methods of healing with crystals, such as placing crystals on and around a person while they are lying down, or using a wand or point to focus love, energy and intent on the other person in a way that relates specifically to their ailment and needs.