The Ageless Wisdom of Udraka

I’ve read and reread The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ by Leo W. Dowling. The Aquarian Gospel, first published in 1907, is said to be taken directly from the Akashic Records. Traditionally I am skeptical of such books, but this one is very different. The Aquarian Gospel has been around now for over 100 years, is a very special book that recounts the birth, youth, education, ministry and death of the teacher Jesus. Whether the book came from the Akashic Records or not, the contents are spiritually guided and filled with very rich, deep wisdom of tremendous benefit to…

Fully Present for Life

February/March Article for Sibyl Magazine If you are a woman on a spiritual path, you’ll love this magazine. Click the link and take a look! My daily goal is to be fully present for each moment of my life, feeling joyous, connected and balanced. As a working woman, wife, mother and grandmother I know that I require a daily spiritual practice that nourishes, supports and enriches my life. Because I practice mindful awareness, I am increasingly more clear about my emotions and beliefs and how they shape my conscious perceptions and interactions. Love gives me permission to let go of…

Abuse Is a Bad Word

There is nothing mindful about abuse. However, it is a terrible problem in our country and often goes unreported, especially when family members don’t recognize the behaviors as abusive. I felt it necessary to write this article. There are Internet resources listed at the end along with 3 books that I have found very helpful. I don’t know the percentage of people who come into my office living in abuse or needing to work through past abuse. The ratio is astoundingly high. When I worked in substance abuse residential care, the percentage was probably 99%. Physical abuse and verbal abuse…

Mindful Meditation as Seen in REB Nurturing Wellness ©

Mindful Meditation as Seen in REB Nurturing Wellness (2/14/11) Download Sit comfortably with your feet up or lie or recline in a way that allows your energy flow freely. Make sure that your neck and spine are comfortably aligned. If you are using a pillow, choose one that is thin and comfortable. You can choose to close your eyes for the meditation or to leave them open. If you choose to leave your eyes open, maintain a soft focus … your eyes are open but are not focusing on anything in particular. It is almost like you are staring out…

Still a Stigma?

Maybe our first solution is to let health be health and disease be disease and cease to classify one as physical and the other as mental. The negative stigma attached to a significant mental health diagnosis is still real for many Americans. I interact with clients caught in this trap almost daily. It is heartbreaking to watch a client struggle with the judgment of friends, family and employers. A mental health diagnosis is no different than a diagnosis of Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Fibromyalgia, High Blood Pressure or COPD. Is it? A mental health diagnosis (bi-polar) and a diagnosis (diabetes) both…