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  1. Wheel Pose, a Rainbow Bridge
    23 Sep, 2018
    Wheel Pose, a Rainbow Bridge
    Rainbows are Promises. From it's first appearance, it has continually reminded all that there's mercy for after the waters swallowed whole the world, it is the symbol that assures us of a future peace, of restoration.  Genesis 9:16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth. Experiencing daily headlines of gloom and doom, the comfort found in a promise is all the more
  2. Happy New Year in September
    11 Sep, 2018
    Happy New Year in September
    For two thousand years, Ethiopians have been celebrating the new year on September 11th and 12th. Celebrating Christmas in September, it is believed, by the Orthodox Ethiopian Church that September 11th is date that marks the birth of Lord Jesus Christ. According to Ethiopian biblical scholar, Nibure-id Ermias, not only is it the date of the birth of Christ but also, Mary, other Saints and the wisemen who visited the Christ child at his birth.    Western societies use the Gregorian calendar,
  3. A Coptic's Anahata, the Heart Chakra
    08 Sep, 2018
    A Coptic's Anahata, the Heart Chakra
    A Coptic's Anahata, the Heart Chakra In the middle of the chakras lies the heart, in the middle of the Beatitudes, scriptural blessings, lies the summoning of a pure heart. Both are one of many in a list but first in its importance, as  the heart is the source of what we do and what we say. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. (Matthew 12:34b) The following comparison of  the heart chakra and the biblically based "pure heart" offers a unique perspective. It redefines the
  4. Guided Meditation A
    05 Sep, 2018
    Guided Meditation A
    Guided Meditation Close your eyes. Deepen your breath, extending your exhale. I want you to see what you see, darkness. Adjust your bodily position so that your eyes face the ceiling. Imagine lifting up slowly, rising so that your nose touches the ceiling. Now, imagine rising above the building. Looking back you can see the tops of the building becoming smaller and smaller and you rise higher and higher. Now look around. You can see puffy clouds in a blue sky, maybe a flock of birds passing by.
  5. Wholly, Holy
    25 Aug, 2018
    Wholly, Holy
    Wholly Holy Holiness is the purest state of being. It’s been called Kundalini, the serpent like rod of energy conducted through the spine by the unblocking of the flow of its powerful force. It’s set free by the removal of blockages, meaning its free from whatever prevents its flow. To the Hindu, holiness is often a place, object or divine being. Whether the Ganges River or the silver coins on altars, the idea that holiness is assigned to something outside of self contrasts to the concept
  6. 5 Step Office Yoga
    15 Aug, 2018
    5 Step Office Yoga
    5 Step Office Yoga A Yoga Practice Designed for Your Desk! Step 1 Play relaxing music for example, music for meditation. Use essential oils topically or diffused with water. Suggested Office oils include: lavender, lemongrass, cedarwood or ginger. If applying topically, consider wrists, temples, the back of the neck and feet. Step 2 Take off your shoes and jacket, if wearing. Loosen all restrictive clothing.  Step 3 Begin with the breath. Sitting tall in your chair, deepen the breath and
  7. Ethiopian Chanting
    09 Aug, 2018
    Ethiopian Chanting
    Ethiopian Chanting  The word “chanting” conjures images of orange clad monks burning incense with sealed hands.  Chanting has mostly been popularized by Buddhism, a religion that uses the ritual to recite and memorize holy texts and cipher through the questions that life presents. At the sound of a gong or the ringing of a bell, we can imagine how chanting begins with the expression a spiritual content. To celebrate the diversity of its widespread appeal, picture rhythmic chanting as sung in
  8. Prayer Beading
    02 Aug, 2018
    Prayer Beading
    Scriptures About Prayer Philippians 4:6  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6) 2 Chronicles 7:14  if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) Ephesians 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be
  9. Balasana
    27 Jul, 2018
    Balasana
    Child Pose  (Balasana) Nehemiah 8:6 Then Ezra blessed the LORD the great God. And all the people answered, "Amen, Amen!" while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground. With my face to the ground, I stretch my arms forward, reaching through my fingertips, I breath in and feel my tummy press against the front of my thighs. I exhale, and my hips sink deeper. My body mirrors the image of a child in a mother’s womb. Child Pose- Balasana