Beliefs

Post from Omileye: Diversity Through the Feminine

This is another older painting depicting diversity through the feminine – where Osun is depicted as one her Tibetan forms, Green Tara “one who delivers swiftly”. Green Tara is the fiercer side of Osun and more Oya like. White Tara and Osun share many of the same qualities,…

Culture and the Baha’i Faith

When I was a young child, I lived in Tokyo right after the Second World War. Around me were the ruins of war, but also the culture of Japan. I absorbed the horrors of war by seeing the ruins and homelessness. I also absorbed the sound of temple…

Tikkun Olam: Phil Abroms

Tikkun Olam, which means repair the world, is vital to the Jewish culture. It embraces the love of family, giving back to the community. Phil Abroms practices Tikkun Olam. Turn a corner at any event in the Shoals area, and you will find a smile and a camera…

I’m Still Standing

Thirteen years ago – I sat at my desk and had a stroke.  No – I’ve never had and I don’t have high blood pressure, wasn’t overweight at the time, and was in general good health. The weekend prior I had an amazing headache, my right arm and…

Food for Thought

It was Pitru Paksha or the fortnight when Hindus remember their Pitra or ancestors. In the lunar calendar the two weeks are sandwiched between the Ganesh festival and Navratri Goddess festival corresponding to the Krishna Paksh or waning fortnight of the Bhadrapada (September) moon. It is believed that…

Words of Russell Clayton

EMOTIONAL HEALING Your body assists and amplifies your emotions through your memory by recreating your body’s exact chemical state and reactions to similar past events. This is because memory is is your body’s version of identity. Make yourself aware of your body’s effort to increase your chemical reaction…

Heal thy-self

My experience with life is that often answers show up in twos, twos implies choice, and invites us to choose. The culprit in life is lack of sufficient education, we are simply taught what to do and what to think and how to live and placed on a…

What Health Means to Me

  I looked the word up. Health. See if a definition might jog my writing perspective. Look what I found. Health – a wish of health and happiness as pledging in a toast. That’s the perfect perspective. Health as a blessing forward or benediction over one’s life. The…

Words of Russell Clayton

ONE OF A KIND There is only one you. You are an original, one of kind, stamped by The Creator, there is no one quite like you. If you don’t believe that you are special, no one else will. You are here to live out your purpose and…

EARTHSONG – BEING IN HARMONY WITH THE DIVINE

“Our challenge is to create a new language, even a new sense of what it is to be human. It is to transcend not only national limitations, but even our species isolation, to enter into the larger community of living species. This brings about a completely new sense…