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The Uncertainty of the Now

Anyone who takes an interest in meditation and consciousness is probably familiar with the phrases “The Power of Now” and “Be Here Now” — titles of landmark books by Eckhart Tolle and Ram Dass (respectively). By letting go of our … Continue reading

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How to Make Happiness a Habit

Most of us spend the majority of our time in an emotional state of mind that my teacher, Gary Sherman, calls our “baseline state.” Usually, this habitual way of being is established in childhood, often as a reaction to the … Continue reading

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The Secret to Healing Lies Within You

Happy New Year! As we all know, this is a time for personal resolutions that set a tone for the coming year ahead. Why not make it one of your resolutions to search for a path to true healing, not … Continue reading

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Letting Go

One of the biggest mental and physical health problems that people face is stress. And one of the biggest causal factors for stress is a feeling that one has no control over life circumstances. It could be a significant stressor … Continue reading

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Tuning In

I live in a somewhat rural area on the outskirts of a giant metropolis — the San Francisco Bay Area. When I sit outside, I see mostly trees and fields and a few nearby houses. But when I quiet my … Continue reading

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The Magnetic Power of Consciousness

In November 2012, I took my first-ever private retreat at Vajrapani Institute in the Santa Cruz mountains. For two days, I was by myself in my own little cabin, alone with my thoughts, my Self, my dreams. The institute is … Continue reading

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The Aka Meditation

(This post appeared in the October 2012 Active Consciousness newsletter). Earlier this year, I had an appointment with an energy healer who also sometimes transmits helpful verbal messages she ‘receives’ for her clients. In one healing session, she uttered the … Continue reading

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