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Dallas, TX (Vocus) January 29, 2010
Streams of personal healing fill the pages of author Cindy L. Herb?s recently released autobiographical and inspirational book, Awakening the Spirit: The Open Wide Like a Floozy Chronicles.
?What evolved from writing a cathartic journal of traumatic life experiences was the book,? says the author from her home in DeSoto, Texas. ?My wish is that it provides encouragement to those who, like me, bear the wounds of a painful past or an uncertain future.?
Scarred by a childhood rife with the pain of rape and molestation along with the unrelenting grief of neglect, the author emerged into adulthood with a damaged and fragmented soul. She set out to uncover the bitter roots of her suffering. In the end, thanks to a shaman, she found a simple process that led her to a place of true healing.
In the book Herb, who has plans for a lecture series and additional books in the future, shows readers how to enter on to their own healing path.
Maria Shriver, First Lady of the State of California, has endorsed the book saying, “I know you will inspire others through your personal story of overcoming pain and suffering. I applaud you for having the courage and strength to share your extraordinary story.”
About the Author
Cindy L. Herb specializes in mind, body, and spirit healing, as well as physical/sexual abuse recovery. She offers others an alternative approach to healing from any trauma, allowing people to view life?s tribulations as an opportunity for spiritual growth. To find more information about the author, including her process for healing, visit her website at http://www.cherbchronicles.com.
About the Publisher
Awakening the Spirit: The Open Wide Like a Floozy Chronicles was published by The P3 Press, an independent publisher based in Dallas, TX. To learn more go to http://www.TheP3Press.com.
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Wind has long been seen as a very effective relaxing sound. People believe that the sounds wind create can have a positive effect on the energy of any space, turning it from negative to positive. Whether you choose to believe in this or not, wind sounds can have a positive effect through creating pleasant sounds or just sounding aesthetically pleasing to the ears. New FaceBook Fan Page Scenic Videos come join the discussion! apps.facebook.com Video provided by www.youtube.com Do you have trouble sleeping? White noise is a type of noise that is produced by combining sounds of all different frequencies together. If you took all of the imaginable tones that a human can hear and combined them together, you would have white noise. The adjective “white” is used to describe this type of noise because of the way white light works. White light is light that is made up of all of the different colors (frequencies) of light combined together (a prism or a rainbow separates white light back into its component colors). In the same way, white noise is a combination of all of the different frequencies of sound. You can think of white noise as 20000 tones all playing at the same time.
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Question by nectarine: Jewish Guided Meditation (Kabbalah?)?
My (reform) youth group is having an event at a local beach. As I am in charge of programming, I am looking to write a program based on meditation, specifically “jewish meditation” which some refer to as Kabbalah. There is so much information about this topic and so many different approaches… I’m feeling very overwhelmed…=] Basically, I want to start by finding and/or editing an existing guided meditation script to be about any or all of the following topics: nature, the beach/ocean, possibly new beginnings, and of course, judaism! I guess I don’t have one specific question, but anything that could help me develop my program is greatly appreciated!! todah:)
thanks so far everyone:) i just wanted to add that Jaderak reminded me about the importance of simplicity… i want to be straight to the point and make sure easy connections can be made when we discuss the meditation afterwards
Answer by kjv_gods_word
Kabbalah is not Jewish – it is everything anti-Jewish.
It is the product of heretical rabbis who renounce the Lord G-d.
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Growing herbs as been a popular activity throughout history dating back to the Bible. Producing herbs in ones home herb garden has always been a time tested method of assuring a constant supply on these fine flavorful plants.
This took a backdrop with the enduring popularity of convenient food stores and mass manufacturing of these ”products”, however, actually there is a strong resurgence of interest in the joy of creating and maintaining a personal home herb garden. The pleasure and excitement of growing herbs has been rediscovered and is even practiced in small apartments in urban areas.
Returning to this wonderful and practical hobby can be for many different reasons. The home herb garden can be cultivated for economical reasons, freshness and availability of the product, the scents and flavors associated with having herbs growing in your environment. There are many other reasons that can be attributed to this pastime if not simply for the sheer pleasure of seeing these beautiful plants come to life in your environment.
If you are among the newly initiated, you may have to do a little homework to start you off in the right direction. There is a large selection of different herbs to choose from when starting a herb garden project.
There are basically 73 different herbs recognized and are divided into 4 main categories classified for their individual usage. However, certain herb can be used for more than one purpose so can be classified in more than one category.
aromatic, medicinal, ornamental and culinary. The gardener can choose which herbs he will be growing by defining the usage he plans to use them for once harvested. This is a brief review of the 4 main categories.
The many usage of herbs to enhance the taste of food has been mentioned repeatably through history. So many recipes have been created and savored by the perfect amount of a well balanced mix of herbs.
Most often a small garden can provide for a family very well so the amount of space needed depending on the variety you may wish to grow. Since herbs are used in small quantity, 1 or 2 plants can will be sufficient for a normal household. Among the most popular herbs grown are thyme, basil, sage, chives, oregano, mint, rosemary and savory.
Aromatic herbs are in a class of their own. They offer great pleasure to the senses if not by their beauty then by the wonderful scent of the foliage and flowers.
If you choose to grow herbs with that intention, aromatic herbs can be a very interesting garden project. The enchanting fragrances come from their oils produced while growing and are used to produces various perfumes, toilet water and other lotions.
Once harvested and dried, you can enjoy the smell of the plants for many months. They can be used to freshen the air in rooms or spaces and even used to give a pleasant smell to clothes and linen.
Aromatic herbs that are popular ; basil, marjoram, mint and rosemary.
Before modern medicine, medicinal herbs has long been used to treat injuries and many levels of sickness. Many herbs are known and used even nowadays for their healing qualities. They play an important role in many products we by in a pharmacy, prescriptions and is used extensively with alternative natural medicine.
If you plan to grow herbs for medicinal usage, please research these herbs and capacities, They can be excellent when used in the right conditions but can be unpredictable if used randomly.
Medicinal herbs commonly used ; Ginseng, Ephedra, Catnip, Dandelion and St. John’s Wort.
Thought not always the first group of plants to be proposed when discussing landscaping, an wisely designed arrangement of ornamental herbs can be quite breathtaking by their brightly colored flowers and foliage.
They can be combined with other plants or even other herbs to create an overall exotic layout. Among the ornamental herbs that are often used for this purpose are valerian that produces rich red blossoms, lavender and chive.
Having a basic idea of the 4 classifications of herbs is a good starting point to help decide which herbs we will be growing and how they will be used. The space available is equally a deciding factor to determine the variety of herbs that you wish to grow at a given time. Of course, you may choose to beginning your journey with a smaller garden and expand later on. Once you begin growing and using herbs for any of the ways we have classified above, it will surely a part of your daily life for a long time to come.
Eustache Davenport is a gardening enthusiast and author. He lives in Montreal and enjoy teaching his gardening secrets to work groups on how to setup, optimize and maintain an amazing herb garden. For more great tips and information on creating your own home herb garden, visit http://www.herbgardeningonlineguide.com.
All women are dakinis and we should treat them like that. In Buddhism, women are considered the pillar of the family. They provide emotional strength, they are gentle and feminine, yet strong, they are miracle workers and their energy is wisdom. They produce children and they produce what we want. They give us company and they support us. In Asian societies especially, women are incredible because they are taught to put up with a lot of things from men and they do put up with it. Women are treasures and we have to treat them like that.
What men want is not to come home to a nagging wife who rants and raves, and complains about everything. Men feel that they have worked all day and they just want to come home and have their wives make a nice home for them. Men want their women to be nice little wives, to stay home, always give them face and not to be embarrassed by them. Men like to sit there, be served and be given things. It doesn’t matter if it is wrong or right. In every old culture, tradition has dictated that women serve men.
It’s up to you if you want to follow tradition or if you want to follow logic; that’s not really my business. I’m not here to change 20,000 years of society and culture. But what I’m trying to say is that however we are served, we will have to serve one day. The karma will come back. Everyone wants something from each other. That’s natural, isn’t it? So why don’t we give that to each other? It’s very small.
So take care of your wives – they are dakinis, they gave you your kids, they give you a lot of pleasure, they give you company, they have stayed through thick and thin with you. Give back. Imagine you running around for nine months with a huge belly! Buddha recognised the value of the female energy and made Vajrayogini and Tara most supreme in the hierarchy of the practices. It is not because women are better than men but – as even Mao Tse Tung recognised – women hold up half the sky.
We need to stop sitting there looking for women to do things for us, we need to reward them. Tomorrow or the day after, immediately, go and buy some flowers for your wife. Yes, it’s a little embarrassing and you feel a little stupid but it doesn’t matter. The stupidity and the embarrassment are over real quickly. You have money for your drinks and friends but you don’t have money for your wives? That’s not good.
Don’t be embarrassed. I know that after being married for 20 years, you’ve never even given one petal to your wife. So now that you give her flowers, she might wonder what your motive is! It’s definitely not boobali*. Some of you haven’t had boobali with your wives in over fifteen years! I asked some of you when the last time was that you had boobali, and you couldn’t remember!
But it’s not really about boobali; it’s about inside boobali. It is the feeling you get from boobali – the warmth, the forgiveness and the care, because time is short. So take care of your wives, bring them flowers once every two or three months. Take them out, with no motive. Don’t just take them out to the market or to a cheap café and say, “I took you out, so keep quiet now!” Isn’t your wife worth a few hundred dollars for a night out?
What are you saving your money for? What are you keeping it for? Even Tutankhamun couldn’t take any of the pyramids and all the wealth inside them with him. It’s in the British museum now. What do you think you’re going to take with you to your next life when you die? Your 100,000 or 200,000 dollars? Remember, you came into this life naked, just holding on to the placenta.
And women, what can you do for men? You know what they want. Men only want one thing. Just one thing – to stop being nagged! So just shut up! Don’t nag them. You know how men are not expressive, they don’t like to talk about things, they don’t want to tell you things. So stop nagging your husbands, ranting, complaining and making noise.
I’m not just talking about doing that to husbands; I’m also talking about your friends, your mother, your aunt or whoever you nag the life out of. Stop. What’s the big deal? It’s a small price to pay, a very small gift to give back. You get flowers, they don’t get nagging – then you get a little bit closer.
Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
*Sex is not a term that is appropriate for a Tibetan lama to mention publicly. So “boobali” was made up as a substitute
Fulfilling his previous lives’ prayers. His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche chose to take rebirth amongst difficult circumstances to be close to those who would need him most.
Recognised by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the 72nd Abbot of Gaden Shartse, Gedun Nyedrak, His Eminence’s spiritual lineage actually begins as one of the eight main disciples of Je Tsongkhapa, the founding saint of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia, affectionately known as Kechara House or KH, is a Buddhist Centre founded in 2000 by His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery to avail the ancient wisdom of Buddha’s teachings to practitioners in Malaysia and the surrounding regions. Buddha’s wisdom has timeless and universal relevance, and can be practised by anyone in any culture, regardless of nationality, gender or age.